Wedding blogs, TNWC included, focus lots on the actual day, but when it’s all over there’s usually the business of thanking those who helped and who came along to share your celebrations with you.
When I spotted these new ‘Thank You Very Much’ postcards from TNWC business Wedding in a Teacup I was certain they would be a hit with a number of my readers. They combine a number of elements that are so popular here on this blog – beautiful brown card, luggage tags, and postcards.
Occasionally I like to share some of my Favourite Finds on the blog, but I’m quite picky about what I think is worth sharing – I want to make sure it’s something I think you’ll really like. These chalk boards (they come in an arrow shape and a square) from Nkuku – one of my favourite online shops – are affordable, come from a company that has an ethical sourcing policy, and the hanging ties are made from recycled Sari’s.
Plus, they would be perfect for wedding signs if you don’t have the time nor inclination to make your own from wood and blackboard paint. I feel that buying items like this for your wedding is a worthwhile investment (if you are only after a few) because they have so many future uses around your home – blackboards are always useful whether it’s for writing down your shopping list or just leaving each other sweet messages.
People Tree is one of the original fair trade clothing brands in the UK and one that I love. As ‘ethical’ and ‘fairtrade’ has become more mainstream it has been great to see People Tree’s collections grow and there to be even more choice of beautiful clothes.
I ended up on their website checking out what was in their sale when I spotted a number of dresses that I thought would make perfect summer bridesmaid dresses and knew I had to share them with you.
Please bear in mind these are currently in the January 2013 sale so they might not stay around long. Even if you come across this post later, do check out their current collections as I’m sure there will be more lovely items - www.peopletree.co.uk.
Lora V Neck Dress
This vintage inspired dress is made from a pretty floral print in 100% organic Fairtrade certified cotton and is £37.50 (50% off) in the People Tree sale. Perfect for a English country garden wedding.
Following on from last week’s gorgeous willow Christmas tree skirt I’m back to share another lovely festive find. This string of driftwood stars is available from online eco-chic shop Miki Organic and would be a pretty addition to your Christmas decorations, especially if you love the natural look.
Each garland is just under a metre long and costs £15. If you haven’t come across Miki Organic before you must check out their beautiful collection of homewares and gifts all underpinned by their ethos of sustainable, ethical, and beautiful.
Tomorrow I’ve got a fantastic DIY Christmas project so do check back for more festive fun as part of my Natural Wedding Christmas Special.
Image: Miki Organic
Happy 1st of December everyone! Yesterday afternoon I mentioned that I was going to make these four weekends in the run up to Christmas all about crafting, decorating and gifts for the festive period, so here I am with the first of those specials. To make it easy to find all the special Christmas blog posts, I’m going to tag them with ‘Natural Wedding Christmas Special’.
There are so many beautiful wedding ideas out there, but sometimes something pops into my inbox that just seems that little bit extra special. When Caroline from REloved Boutique in Nottingham emailed me to tell me all about the beautiful embroidered wedding scrolls made by her friend Sally I was intrigued.
From her shed studio nicknamed Upsticks Boutique, Sally uses recycled, reclaimed and vintage fabrics to create what I can only describe as art – in particular, she makes these beautiful wedding scrolls with your wedding date and details hand-stitched into them.
They have a variety of uses, from a keepsake of the day (particularly beautiful when framed) to actual wedding invitations to be sent out to your guests. She’s also started making ‘save the dates’ in a similar style, and is keen to expand into all elements of wedding stationery.
Whether it’s the boys or girls doing the asking, everyone’s always looking for that right moment to pop the ‘will you marry me?’ question – it doesn’t matter if it’s cuddled up on the sofa or in a grand gesture of love.
This new ‘Marry Me’ cake from TNWC business Choco Mallow Coco is an utterly fab way to ask that all important question, complete with a hollow in the middle of the cake to place your ring. Made using local free range eggs, and fair trade and organic ingredients wherever possible, this beautiful cake is now available online from the Choco Mallow Coco ‘Cake Shop’.