I truly can’t believe this time has come – March 2017, the month that I get to celebrate The Natural Wedding Company’s 10th Birthday with you all. And what a way I get to celebrate, with a month jam-packed with exclusive wedding offers from our fabulous suppliers just for you.
It doesn’t feel that long ago that I was just dreaming up the idea for the directory. I had little idea then that it would turn into a business that would become my ‘full time’ job. Just five years ago I was celebrating with a lovely group of girls in a spring party at my house. I’m even still really good friends with three of those girls – how amazing is that.
Here I am another five years on, and I’m delighted to share another month full of offers and goodies for you all.
Exclusive wedding offers
We’ve put together all these exclusive offers in this one handy blog post. I suggest you grab a cup of something warm and set aside some time to digest the wonderful offers we have. There are offers covering all areas of your wedding, from wedding photography to wedding venues, wedding flowers to wedding rings. And more!
You’ll also find all these offers on our main Offers webpage, just look out for the ‘special offer’ badge marking them out. These offers are time-limited and only available to claim during March 2017.
Win your wedding photography
For your diary – tomorrow morning we’ll be launching a very special birthday competition to win your wedding photography. This is such a wonderful offer coming from fabulous photography duo Bohemian Weddings. Full details will be on the blog tomorrow, and again, the end of March will be the closing date for entries.
Giveaway to win a box of personalised biscuits
If you fancy winning a scrumptious box of personalised biscuits for a friend or loved one, keep an eye out on our Instagram account. We’ll be hosting a giveaway with our friend The Kitsch Hen to win a box of 12 biscuits for someone you love.
Onto the offers…
I am excited to announce that the lovely Gemma of Betti Confetti Photography is offering four of our couples the opportunity to save nearly £500 on wedding photography. When she proposed this exclusive offer to me I was delighted that I’d be able to share it as I know that opportunities like this are rare, but pretty special if you can take advantage of them.
Save nearly £500
In celebration of 2016 being a Leap Year, Gemma of Betti Confetti Photography is offering 29% off her complete wedding photography package, which amounts to a saving of £464. But the offer is only available to the first four couples who book mentioning this Leap Year offer (and it expires on 4th April 2016) – so if you love Gemma’s photography don’t hang around, drop her an email at email@example.com and start chatting.
Favour Haven has two sets of these sweet seeded paper favour boxes to giveaway to two lucky readers who purchase 12 of more sheets of their cream seeded paper. Both the favour boxes and paper are embedded with wildflower seeds and made from recycled paper that can be planted to produce a beautiful display of flowers.
The seeded paper is ideal for handmade wedding invitations or ‘save the dates’, that once your guests have read they can plant in their garden – a truly eco-friendly to create your wedding stationery.
The lovely Sarah from Green Photographic is offering couples a free vintage photobooth worth £100 with all wedding photography bookings made before the end of March 2012. The photobooth is lots of fun and great for the early evening, giving you and your guests a chance to all get fun and original studio portraits.
Green Photographic are documentary and reportage style photographers, with a relaxed and creative approach. Sarah and her assistants pride themselves on being unobtrusive photographers – allowing your wedding day to run just the way you want without the photographers stealing the show.
Green Photographic is also committed to the environment, printing all stationery on 100% recycled paper using eco inks and sourcing albums from within the UK. Their disc only packages mean you can print as many or as little pictures as you like and all fuel used in conjunction with photographic commissions is off-set with an annual donation to Carbon Footprint.
Love a Locavore specialises in seasonal, locally sourced catering for weddings and hen and stag do dinner parties. To celebrate our 5th birthday, Alice is offering complimentary canapes when you book a hen or stag do lunch or dinner party.
For the past two and a half years, Alice has been running a pop-up restaurant from her beautiful entertaining space and garden in Fulham, London. She cooks up delicious meals for an alternative and incredibly special hen or stag do, and can seat up to 20 of your friends.
I am a complete convert to mineral make-up after wearing it for our wedding, so it is lovely to be able to tell you that Purity Cosmetics currently have a special offer price of £9 per jar on their Purity Mineral Foundation.
Purity Cosmetics use only the finest quality minerals to create their ‘good for your skin’ mineral make-up, and all their products are completely paraben, chemical and additive free. Mineral make-up is also great for people suffering from problem skin, such as sensitive skin and acne.
Their mineral foundation comes in nine shades to suit all skin types, from ivory for porcelain skin all the way to mocha which is suitable for dark skin tones. I spoke to Emily who runs Purity Cosmetics to get some top tips for applying mineral foundation.
Top tips for applying mineral foundation
“We would always recommend starting with clean, well moisturised skin. For the best results, use a flocked sponge to buff the foundation onto your skin, gently building up the layers to achieve a flawless look.
Firstly, tip some mineral foundation into the lid, then gather up a small amount on your flocked sponge applicator and buff onto your skin. The trick is to buff, buff and buff some more! You really only need a small amount to start with, then for more coverage build up gradually. You will notice a lovely sheer, flawless finish.”
I thought I would give you all a quick all-in-on-place round-up of the great wedding offers and discounts currently available (or about to expire!) from businesses listed on The Natural Wedding Company.
WIN a wedding photography package worth £2,500! To enter the competition click here and tell Loveducks Photography your engagement story – the sweetest engagement story will be announced as the winner on Valentine’s Day 2012. Get your entry in by 12th February 2012. Check out her photography above!
Wedding in a Teacup
15% off all orders up until 31st January 2012, simply enter the code SPARKLE15 at checkout. Visit www.weddinginateacup.co.uk to view their range of lovely wedding favours and DIY resources.
Don’t miss an exclusive 10% discount for all orders placed by The Natural Wedding Company readers, simply enter the code NWC discount in the further information box when checking out. Visit www.naturaldesign.co.uk to view the pretty range of favours, decorations, gifts and stationery.