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Sabina Motasem Bride ethical wedding dress

It’s very exciting to hear that Sabina Motasem Bride is holding an exclusive showcase of her new collection in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2012.

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Held at the new Te Amo Bridal Boutique in the heart of Manchester, this will be a wonderful opportunity for brides-to-be to see this gorgeous collection of wedding dresses, which up until now has only been available in London boutiques.

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Sabina Motasem 2012 wedding dress collection

If you’ve got engaged over the Christmas break then one of the first things you might be thinking about is your wedding dress – I know I certainly was concerned about what it would look like and where I would find it.  One of the lovely businesses from the directory, Sabina Motasem Bride, has just launched a beautiful new collection for 2012 so I wanted to share some of these beautiful dresses with you.

Sabina Motasem Bride is a London based label creating understated and vintage inspired wedding dresses, and for the eco-conscious or ethical bride you can be sound in the knowledge that they are ethically produced in the UK and can be made from peace silks.  What’s even better is they offer a fantastic service to transform your wedding dress after your big day into a cocktail dress that you can wear again.

Sabina Motasem Bride Colette wedding dress

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What a treat today – I have been scouring the shops of Etsy to find you my top picks when it comes to eco chic wedding dresses.  If you’re not sure about eco wedding dresses, just take a look at these pretty dresses, hopefully I’ve found something for everyone.

Which is your favourite?  Let me know in the comments box.  Next up will be my top vintage wedding dresses from Etsy – there’s some real beauties.

A fun eco wedding dress from Janay A Handmade with a sweetheart neckline, ruffled skirt and modern bow detail at the back.  This dress is made from a mixture of eco silk, hemp fabric and organic cotton voile.  It costs around £1,000.

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This pretty eco wedding dress is made by Kimmi Designs from a selection of reclaimed laces.  It is made out of three pieces, the skirt, a top, and the sash.  Possibly my favourite of all the dresses found here.  It costs just over £400.

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The fabulous Julie Dutton, who is listed in our directory, has been busy showcasing her eco chic wedding dresses as part of a garden and stand at the Chelsea Flower Show.

These stunning wedding dresses are made from sustainable bamboo, which Julie says “is soft and luxurious to handle and drape.”  For me, these dresses really demonstrate how diverse the choice of ethical fabrics is and that you don’t have to comprise on style.

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As my wedding date gets nearer and I begin to worry about walking down the aisle with an audience of 70, I remind myself that Kate Middleton will have an estimated audience of 2 billion – then I feel much better. While I haven’t embraced Royal wedding fever with the same gusto as some, I have been thinking about ‘the’ dress.  Whatever Kate chooses will no doubt set wedding dress trends for years to come.  I hope she incorporates a little bit of vintage and ethical. Lucy Tammam, owner and designer at the House of Tammam has sent me her Royal […]

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It’s been a wet and wild Saturday here, so this evening Mr Rigg has been watching the rugby and I’ve been browsing the beautiful ‘shops’ over at Etsy.  Handmade heaven if you’ve not been before.

I was delighted to see that Morgan Boszilkov who is listed in the directory in the wedding dress category, also sells her gorgeous eco wedding dresses via her Etsy shop NaturalBridals.

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Beautiful eco gowns from Conscious Elegance

Beautiful eco gowns from Conscious Elegance

I was delighted to hear from one of our eco wedding directory businesses about their new collection of eco-friendly wedding dresses.  Lori, a third generation dressmaker, is the designer and director of Conscious Elegance who create beautiful eco-friendly wedding dresses and bridal wear.

“All our designs are made to show how fabulous an eco-friendly gown can be” and the 2009 collection doesn’t disappoint, with beautiful hemp/silk gowns that combine style with sustainability.

Conscious Elegance only uses 100% organic cottons and pesticide-free silk, hemp and linen blends to create their wedding dresses.  “We know that our dresses look every bit as good as those conventional dresses made overseas.  Ours are just better for the world.”

Beautiful eco gowns from Conscious Elegance

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