Eco bride and groom at River Cottage

Eco Luxe Elopement Wedding

This photoshoot is inspired by an eco luxe elopement wedding held against the stunning backdrop of River Cottage. The photoshoot team wanted to embrace as much as possible the ethos of being eco whilst staying in harmony with the wedding venue. It also features a number of our TNWC Recommended Suppliers – you’ll find all the details at the bottom of the post.

As Laura, photographer at Freeformimage Photography, told us, “A wedding a River Cottage will always inspire and enchant.”

Eco luxe wedding elopement at River Cottage

Eco luxe wedding elopement at River Cottage

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Edible bouquet

Inspired by this week’s episode of River Cottage Veg, which featured a beautiful wedding with an edible bouquet, I’ve searched the web for inspiration on how you can make your bouquet both beautiful, fragrant and edible.

Edible bouquet

Herbs are the obvious choice to incorporate into your bridal bouquet – not only do they make good foliage fillers, but they smell wonderful and often have pretty flowers.  You could either opt for a full herb bouquet with flowering thyme, chive flowers, and purple and yellow Heartsease, or maybe you’d rather just add in a few herbs like sage amongst your other flowers.

Edible bouquet

Images: The Herb Companion; via Once Wed

If you are after a relaxed, country garden style feel for your wedding, bouquets of herbs for both the bride and bridesmaids will fit in perfectly.  They have that loose, just-picked look, and can be tied with raffia or garden twine for a rustic look.  A while ago I made a small herb bouquet for a friend – they would make pretty posies for your flowergirls.

Edible bouquet

Images: The Traditional Flower Company

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