ABOUT GREEN UNION
About Green Union
Hello lovelies and thanks for dropping by!
Green Union is a wedding resource and supplier directory focused on stylish and sustainable weddings. Weddings that are honestly genuine celebrations of a couple's commitment to each other, their authentic love of the world and the choices they make when planning their wedding that impact on the people around them, the dedicated suppliers that serve them and the wider world world beyond them.
The website was founded by me, way back in 2007 and it's come a long way since our first pioneering steps towards a new wedding trend that's become, let's face it, downright mainstream.
Passionate about the natural and committed to social justice since my childhood in Africa and with a background of 20 years in fashion design embody my ethos of contemporary style with a conscience.
The idea that couples could throw greener weddings came to me in a roundabout way, but always from a background of design and an on-going lifetime commitment to environmental responsibility. Based on my personal values, Green Union is committed to helping you make your wedding a truly stylish and sustainable event. My aim has always been to make it utterly straight forward for you to create the perfect eco-chic wedding celebration while taking the environment into consideration and without compromising on the gorgeous!
Well I'm the new girl on the blog!
And very excited to become part of the team, I am Jill-of-all-trades, master of none, but I for one like it that way, a bit of variation and all that!
I'm ex. Fleet Street or, to you young pups, Paparazzi personnel.
I live in South Devon near the beach and like nothing more than paddle boarding in the evening followed by a glass of wine watching the sunset. In winter replace sunset with log fire but keep the wine!
I come from the fashion trade and have a beautiful dress agency which you might spot in the Attire section of the wedding directory.
I'm married and have children and I do like to keep busy ... locked in my dining room writing, and looking far too preoccupied to cook the kids' tea or tidy up!
In truth I might be salivating over a sumptuous cake on Instagram or building yet another board on Pinterest called "How I want my garden to look if only I lived in LA".
I suppose my injection into Green Union is like a glass of Champagne on an empty stomach, I open up a world of possibilities and uncontrollable enthusiasm ... did I mention our blogging has already been nominated into The UK Blog Awards 2018? So we do already rock and roll in that department.
I have a real wedding in my in-tray just waiting to be unleashed but ... first I need to put on my music and dance around the room before the kids come back and then continue writing, head down, door shut, quietly humming ...
Together with other committed and creative individuals, we continue to pioneer a return to stylish and naturally sustainable weddings, in an industry where in the UK alone, around 300,000 marriages worth a massive £10 billion take place every year!
We are dedicated to living and working a sustainable life and, while we'd never claim to be perfect, we make heaps of effort to embrace the guiding principles outlined in our Green Gauge.
Image of Janice: Deborah Schenck
Title Image: Botanika Floral
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