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Sorbet coloured bridesmaid dresses and flowers from Ellie Gillard Photography

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and that the sun shone for you, at least a bit.  What better way to start the week than with an exclusive offer for all you lovely TNWC readers!  

One of recent additions to the directory, Ellie Gillard Photography, was keen to introduce herself to you – I was delighted because not only does Ellie take gorgeous photographs, but like all our businesses she does her bit to run her business in an eco-friendly way.  

So if you’re on the hunt for a wedding photographer then get to know Ellie Gillard Photography a bit more, and enjoy looking at some beautiful pictures from weddings she’s captured.  Plus, at the bottom you’ll find an exclusive 15% off last minute availability offer if you book before the end of May 2013!  Over to Ellie…

Wax orange blossom tiara by Ellie Gillard Photography

Hi, I’m Ellie.  I’m the photographer, owner and general dogsbody at Ellie Gillard Photography.  I love to photograph couples who want to break for the norm, I always think a picture says a thousand words but what you might not know is that I’m also eco-friendly, both in my life and in the way I run my business.  So I make four key promises.

Woodland wedding ceremony by Ellie Gillard Photography

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Colourful summer bouquet from Green & Gorgeous

There really are some wonderful and exciting courses and workshops popping up at the moment, I must book onto a few more as those that I have done I have loved.  TNWC business Green & Gorgeous always have a fabulous programme of courses throughout the year, but have just added to new ones especially for those getting married – and I have a special discount on them just for you!

This summer Green & Gorgeous will be running two special courses, one called ‘Grow You Own Wedding Flowers’ and the other ‘Arrange Your Own Wedding Flowers’.  Rachel from Green & Gorgeous told me that it will be a great opportunity “to enjoy the unique and deeply satisfying experience of watching your wedding flowers grow from a few seeds to armfuls of fresh, garden grown blooms.”

Floral arrangement of cornflowers and scabious

Having previously attending a Green & Gorgeous flower course I can definitely recommend them – I went with my mum just before my own wedding and we learnt how to arrange with cut flowers.  You can read about my experience here and see the beautiful arrangements we created.

Below is a little more detail on each of the courses, which are being run on multiple dates during April 2013, and then the special TNWC discount.

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Little Cherry biodegradable tableware

Ooh I do love a good offer, and especially those that I can give exclusively to you, my lovely brides-to-be.  Today I have a fantastic 10% discount on all orders placed with Little Cherry who have a huge range of biodegradable and compostable tableware, fabric bunting, eco balloons, wild flower seeded gift tags, and much, much more!

Biodegradable heart shaped bowl

If you are planning a festival inspired wedding with a casual meal, or perhaps a beautiful picnic for your guests, then Little Cherry’s palm leaf or natural bamboo tableware would be ideal.

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Bohemian Weddings engagement photography

Yesterday I featured Charlotte and George’s informal English country wedding which was captured by TNWC wedding photographers Bohemian Weddings.  As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Michael and Andrea from Bohemian Weddings have a fantastic offer for TNWC readers.

Until the 28th February 2013 Bohemian Weddings are offering a free engagement shoot worth £250 for anyone booking their wedding with them before that date.

Alternative engagement photoshoot

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The Little Cornish Design Studio

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!  I hope you had a lovely break over Christmas and have an exciting year ahead to look forward to – I had a somewhat exhausting 2012 so I’m hoping that 2013 is going to involve more quality time and a better life balance.  How about you?

Let’s kick off the New Year here on the blog with a fantastic and exclusive half price discount – yes, half price! – for my readers.  The lovely Natalie from The Little Cornish Design Studio is offering TNWC readers a 50% discount on all printed wedding stationery ordered before 31st January!

Chevron wedding stationery

Chevron design wedding invitation

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Rebecca Lancaster Designs watercolour wedding stationery

How fantastic to be able to offer you a whopping 15% discount on wedding stationery today – it is so nice to work with such generous businesses who want to offer my readers such great discounts.

The lovely Becky from Rebecca Lancaster Designs wanted to showcase some of her new designs to my readers and is also offering an exclusive 15% discount to TNWC readers on all stationery ordered before 1st February 2013.  Becky’s designs are all hand-illustrated and she is committed to running her business in a more eco-friendly way by sourcing recycled envelopes, and her ‘Vintage Type’ design is printed on my favourite recycled brown card.

Rebecca Lancaster Designs wedding stationery

Watercolour Collection

Perhaps my favourite of all Becky’s designs are her watercolour collection – they have a beautiful dreamy quality to them.  Her invitations start at just £1.99 each but a full price list is available on request – Becky can also create bespoke designs just ask.

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Hunstile Organic Farm garden

I know that not everyone spends months and months, or even years, planning their wedding, so if that’s you and you’re searching for a beautiful venue for spring 2013, why not take advantage of these special offers at Huntstile Organic Farm?

Hunstile Organic Farm wedding venue

Set in the stunning Somerset countryside, Huntstile Organic Farm provides you with multiple options, from a cosy farmhouse reception to a marquee in the garden.  They also have the added benefit of a Stone Circle for handfasting ceremonies atop a hill with the most incredible views, and a tractor to take drop off your guests in rustic style.

Hunstile Stone Circle handfasting ceremony

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