Welcoming our new team member Lauren to The Natural Wedding Company blog!
It’s a pretty exciting day here at The Natural Wedding Company, as I get to introduce you to my lovely new colleague, Lauren. You may remember a few months ago I put out a request looking for someone to join me in writing features for the blog. We received some wonderful applications and the result of that process was finding Lauren.
Lauren had previously popped into my world on a couple of occasions – they designed their wedding stationery inspired by my own, I saw their beautiful wedding on Love My Dress, and lastly I bumped into Lauren on the last day of my TNWC South West Roadtrip last summer at Organic Blooms where she was attending a course.
It seems often in this world things lead you to meeting certain people, and I feel Lauren is one of those. On reading her application we just had that feeling she was just the right person. I’m so excited for her to get involved with writing for The Natural Wedding Company blog and I look forward to you all getting to know her.
The pictures you see here are from Lauren and Matt’s own wedding captured by one of our TNWC Recommended Suppliers Julie Anne Imaging, and I would highly recommend you go have a read of all the details and soak up how pretty and meaningful it was.
We’re sending her off this weekend to attend Blogtacular in London to well and truly immerse her in the world of blogging – I can’t wait to hear all about it! All there is left to do is welcome Lauren and hand over to her so she can tell you a bit more about herself and why she came to apply for this role.
Over to Lauren…
I’m Lauren, a (relatively) newly-wed with a love for nature and the outdoors, beautiful blooms, dainty details and dreamy weddings. I cannot describe how excited and honoured I am to be joining Charlie in writing blog posts for the The Natural Wedding Company.
I’d always had this hazy vision that I’d be a barefoot bride, married in a meadow or in the woodland around a tree, and shortly after I got engaged to Matt in 2011 – overwhelmed with planning a wedding, all the choices on offer and decisions to be made – I came across The Natural Wedding Company.
It was so refreshing to read Charlie’s beautifully written, down-to-earth blog full of seasonal ideas and inspiring details. I found myself checking back almost daily, not just to look at all the wonderful images, (which is unusual for me!) but to soak up each and every blog post.
So much of what I read resonated with everything I felt a wedding should be – a pretty patchwork of seasonality and personality.
From sourcing supplies, (such as the crystallised edible violas from Eat My Flowers used to decorate our wedding cake and natural petal confetti from Shropshire Petals) deciding to DIY several elements of our wedding day (including save-the dates and invitations, inspired by Charlie’s own – now legendary – wedding stationary!) to planning a ceremony laden with meaning, The Natural Wedding Company was a constant inspiration and a voice of friendly reassurance.
When our wedding day finally arrived on 8 September 2012, we were so happy to be married at last. It was idyllic and full of all the wonderful moments we planned, all our favourite people relaxed and having fun, and the two of us, content, happy and in love.
18 months down the line and although I’m a Mrs now, not too much else has changed! I still feel the same connection with The Natural Wedding Company and still continue to be inspired by this beautiful blog as much as I ever was. It’s always the first recommendation I make to like-minded brides-to-be when they ask for my advice, so I’m delighted to become part of the team.
I can’t wait to bring you regular inspirations of all things natural, seasonal, eco-friendly and handmade from businesses listed in the directory to help you plan your wedding day.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas and plans for your wedding day so please do get in touch. You can drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images: Julie Anne Images (also a recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company!)
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