In just two days time it will be the start of our month-long celebrations to celebrate The Natural Wedding Company’s 5th birthday – I can’t wait! If you are planning your wedding you mustn’t miss out on the fabulous offers and competitions that will be running – I have over 60 offers throughout March and 10+ competitions!
For now though, I will introduce you to some of the businesses you can find in directory (up the top in the luggage tag).
A romantic getaway in a luxury yurt, with a wood-fired hot tub, featherdown bedding and sheepskin rugs you say? Secret Cloud House Holidays in Derbyshire has all of those and more awaiting you for a relaxing honeymoon. Visit the directory for a full list of romantic eco-friendly honeymoon retreats.
Chloe from BareBlooms uses natural, seasonal flowers all grown in the Welsh Borders to create her distinctive wedding bouquets and arrangements. BareBlooms was voted one of the ’50 Best Florists’ in 2011 by the Independent. Visit the directory for a full list of wedding florists using seasonal and locally grown flowers.
It’s Pancake Day and I’ve got a lovely pancake inspired blog post coming up this afternoon – so do come back for a read of that later. Today I’m going to introduce to you three more of the businesses that are listed on The Natural Wedding Company directory, giving you an insight into the fab companies you can discover if you take a look through the different categories.
Loveducks Photography is run by Chamonix who brings her playful personality and quirky style to her wedding photography. She also runs her business as eco-friendly as she can and donates 10% of her profits to charity. Visit the directory for a full list of more eco-friendly and ethical wedding photographers.
If you dream of a honeymoon spent in a peaceful woodland glade or with stunning mountain views, then check out Eco Retreats. Their tipis and yurts are set in a romantic location deep in the Welsh forest. Visit the directory for a full list of eco-friendly and romantic honeymoon destinations.
Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day whatever you are up to. This week’s Directory Showcase is full of romantic loveliness, ideal for a day celebrating love – from pretty vintage crockery, to exquisite heirloom bridal jewellery, to dainty cupcakes.
If you want to wear a necklace, headpiece, or bracelet on your wedding day created from beautiful heirloom finds, then Rosie Weisencrantz is a must-see. Each piece is handcrafted from vintage finds from a bygone era, and with no two pieces the same they are truly unique and individual. Visit the directory for a full list of vintage, eco and ethical wedding accessories.
Simply Love Vintage offer vintage crockery hire in the Dorset area, to help style you wedding or event. They have an eclectic collection of china, vintage inspired props, linens and bunting to create a beautiful wedding. Visit the directory for a full list of vintage crockery hire companies across the UK.
This week on the Directory Showcase we’ve got flowers, stationery and gifts – so do read on and see some of the businesses you can find on the directory and details on where to find similar businesses that can help you plan a more natural and eco-friendly wedding.
Blossom Flowers specialise in beautiful wedding flowers sourced from ethical suppliers and seasonal UK growers. They also use UK grown herbs and foliage to create their beautiful floral designs. Visit the directory for a full list of florists using seasonal and locally grown flowers.
If you’re an eco-savy bride looking for elegant or vintage inspired wedding stationery then take a look at the beautiful range from Mooks Design. Not only do they have a fun selection of vintage inspired designs but they also print all their stationery on FSC certified board. Visit the directory for a full list of eco-friendly wedding stationery companies.
I am enjoying writing up these Directory Showcase posts, they are a wonderful reminder of the great businesses that you can find listed in the directory – that’s all those categories you can find at the top of the page in the grey luggage tag. If you’d like to find out more about the businesses, do have a look through the directory or read more of the Directory Showcase posts.
Pretty Sweet are passionate about taste and quality, so naturally their wedding cupcakes are coloured and flavoured with fresh fruits and organic ingredients where available. To decorate, Pretty Sweet uses hand-crystallised seasonal fresh flowers that are edible. Visit the directory for full details of wedding cake makers using natural, organic and fair trade ingredients.
April Doubleday is an ethical jewellery designer and maker based in Devon, she uses the coastline, rock formations and the sea as inspiration for her designs. All of her jewellery, including her wedding and engagement rings, are made from Fair Trade gold, and her diamonds are sourced responsibly from Australia and Canada. Visit the directory for a full list of ethical jewellers.
It is really lovely to be able to share, in more detail, some of the great businesses you can find on The Natural Wedding Company directory. Wedding planning is tough enough, but if you care about doing things more naturally, eco-friendly, or ethically it makes it all the more challenging.
When I first started out to create The Natural Wedding Company, back in 2005, there were hardly any businesses that could help you create this kind of wedding – now it is very different and I’m proud to have some of the best all in one place for you. You can read more about the businesses you can find in the directory (take a look around the different categories found in the luggage tag at the top of the website) in the Directory Showcase.
Ann-Marie from Natural Design handcrafts a range of beautiful wedding favours, decorations and stationery that are eco-friendly and ethically produced. Like her beautiful flowers and petals that are made from Saa paper that comes from a natural and sustainable tree bark. Their paper rose petals have featured in films such as Alexander and Harry Potter. Visit the directory for a full list of atural wedding decorations.
A Alicia Handmade Wedding Accessories are made from ethically produced and vintage fabrics and finds. Anna Alicia makes a beautiful range of unique, eco-friendly accessories for your wedding, specialising in vintage ribbon and lace garters. Also within the range are ring pillows, fabric buttonholes, clutch bags and headbands. Visit the directory for a full list of vintage and eco-friendly wedding accessories.
This week as we delve into The Natural Wedding Company directory I have some more lovely businesses to showcase – just some of the fantastic suppliers you can find to help you plan a more natural wedding. If you like what you see and want to search for more, click on the links below or take a look around the directory which can be found at the top right of the webpage in the lovely luggage tag.
If you want a girlie hen party why not try something different and have a Posh & Swanky Cupcake Party? You don’t even have to go out, they’ll come to your home and provide a fun evening of cupcake decorating – plus you get to take home your cupcakes at the end of it and devour them all to yourself. Visit the directory for more details and a full list of alternative hen and stag party activities.
Andy Rapkins is a wedding photographer based in Dorset – he combines the unobtrusive, documentary style with a considered fine-art approach to produce timeless images that are richly packed with emotion and humour. As well as being a top-notch photographer he also works closely with environmentally sensitive UK suppliers. Visit the directory for a full list of green wedding photographers.