La Vie en Vert

La Vie Est Un Voyage (pronounced: la vi a ter vwayaj), meaning ‘Life is a journey’ is a new ethical wedding planning service in Derby run by Clarisse Elysée who is making it her business to promote an eco-friendly angle to elegant weddings.

Imagine a beautiful outdoor, summer wedding surrounded by the natural environment … Clarisse said: "Å“What’s great about green stylish weddings is that, not only can they accommodate most budgets, but creative options are almost endless. The reception could take place in a farmhouse, country house, green hotel, to name but a few".

Her most memorable wedding so far? A wedding in Martinique in September 2009, where she assisted the couple with the overall wedding planning. Although the label ‘green’ wasn’t officially tagged on the wedding invitations which Clarisse had designed and crafted as her gift to the couple - it had most of the characteristics of a stylish green wedding. From the reception venue, a picturesque tree and flower farm, to the locally sourced food (meat and vegetarian), drinks, flowers - ‘one of my tasks, as the wedding planner, was to collect the in-season hibiscus from the nearby flower farm', to the reception venue being located just a few miles away from the church. The wedding celebration, a lovely day-time garden party, was attended by approximately 100 delighted guests, mainly local natives.

Clarisse has now brought her green wedding planning expertise to the UK, specifically the Midlands, and to celebrate the new wedding season in style, she is offering GreenUnion visitors special prices on all three of her wedding packages: Comprehensive, Basic and Flexible. The offer is valid until end of May 2010.

To find out more get in touch by email or phone Clarisse on 01332 258 377. Please quote ‘Green Union’ when contacting Clarisse at La Vie Est Un Voyage to take advantage of this offer.

Published: 04-05-2010

Published By: Rosie


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