Hooe's Yurts open day giant wedding yurt

Hooe’s Yurts is one of the latest additions to The Natural Wedding Company directory, so I was delighted to find out that they are holding a tea party open day next weekend to showcase their beautiful yurts to potential clients.  In particular, they will be showcasing their newest addition – a stunning 44ft cathedral size yurt seating up to 120 people!

Hooe's Yurts wedding yurts

Now, I have been in a yurt that could seat up to 80 people and that was pretty impressive, so one for 120 must be incredible.  What is so wonderful about yurts, even at this size, is that they are incredibly intimate and magical – I haven’t experienced many things so lovely as the meal I had in the 80 person yurt, it even inspired our wedding.

Hooe's Yurts Devon wedding marquee hire

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Secret Cloud House Holidays eco yurt honeymoon

Secret Cloud House Holidays offers luxury yurts hidden away in the Derbyshire countryside that are perfect for a romantic and relaxing honeymoon.  To celebrate our birthday, they are offering a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne on arrival for couples booking a 4 night midweek stay.

Secret Cloud House Holidays eco yurt honeymoon

You can unwind in the wood-fired hot tub, snuggle up in a handmade bed with featherdown bedding, and enjoy candlelit dinners.  There are three yurts each romantically named after the countryside – Blackberry, Rosehip and Elderflower – each with a wood-burning stove to keep you cosy, or for cooking a delicious slow-cooked meal.

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The Natural Wedding Company

It is really lovely to be able to share, in more detail, some of the great businesses you can find on The Natural Wedding Company directory.  Wedding planning is tough enough, but if you care about doing things more naturally, eco-friendly, or ethically it makes it all the more challenging.

When I first started out to create The Natural Wedding Company, back in 2005, there were hardly any businesses that could help you create this kind of wedding – now it is very different and I’m proud to have some of the best all in one place for you.  You can read more about the businesses you can find in the directory (take a look around the different categories found in the luggage tag at the top of the website) in the Directory Showcase.

Natural Design wedding favours and decorations

Ann-Marie from Natural Design handcrafts a range of beautiful wedding favours, decorations and stationery that are eco-friendly and ethically produced.  Like her beautiful flowers and petals that are made from Saa paper that comes from a natural and sustainable tree bark.  Their paper rose petals have featured in films such as Alexander and Harry Potter.  Visit the directory for a full list of atural wedding decorations.

A Alicia Handmade Wedding Accessories

A Alicia Handmade Wedding Accessories are made from ethically produced and vintage fabrics and finds.  Anna Alicia makes a beautiful range of unique, eco-friendly accessories for your wedding, specialising in vintage ribbon and lace garters.  Also within the range are ring pillows, fabric buttonholes, clutch bags and headbands.  Visit the directory for a full list of vintage and eco-friendly wedding accessories.

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When an email from Hannah dropped into my inbox, telling me about their green honeymoon package for their yurts, I was immediately grabbed by the opportunity for wild swimming  nearby.

Hannah and Derek run a yurt holiday business in Portugal and offer green honeymoons for couples looking for somewhere unique to escape to.

Their romantic Mongolian yurts are nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, admist the family’s organically-run smallholding.  Surrounded by olive groves, vines and fruit trees, the yurts are beautifully furnished with private bathroom, eco loo and solar panels.

What makes this location really special, is the fantastic wild swimming spots nearby.  Just take a look at these to entice you…

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Mr Rigg and I have recently booked our honeymoon, and although I can’t share where we are going or staying until after our wedding, I thought I would share with you another equally beautiful honeymoon spot that we were tempted by.

Eco Retreats offers a secluded hideaway spot for those looking for a honeymoon full of romance, peace and quiet.  You can stay under canvas – in a teepee or yurt – deep in the Welsh Forest, where you can slow down and enjoy forest walks, open fires and quality time together.

The traditional teepees and yurt are lovingly furnished with a comfy double bed, organic bed linen, and organic sheepskin rugs, among other creature comforts.  Each spot is set apart from the others so you can fully enjoy some undisturbed time together – and the yurt, which was made locally, is nestled close to a river.

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