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Spring wedding picnic in a field

Sometimes emails land in your inbox that totally inspire you, I had one such email last week from Sarah at Eat My Flowers with her ideas for floral inspired menu.  Immediately I was dreaming up a spring wedding picnic based on her menu ideas and thought that you all might like to be inspired as well.

Why not serve your wedding guests a slightly different take on the English afternoon tea, starting with dainty sandwiches filled with organic free range egg and wild hedgerow leaves.  Almost too pretty to eat!

Free range eggs and wild leaf sandwiches

Sarah suggests “Swap one layer of the free range egg mayonnaise with a selection of wild leaves such as sorrel and hedge mustard, and edible flowers such wild rocket, violas and mustard.  The peppery leaves and flowers make a novel alternative to cress.”

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The Natural Wedding Company

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.

Rosie Weisencrantz vintage bridal jewellery

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 crockery hire

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.

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The Natural Wedding Company

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 organic cupcake with edible flowers

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 fair trade wedding rings

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.

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