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How to plan an environmentally conscious wedding in under 6 months
Many couples are now choosing to speed up their wedding planning and fast forward to their big day. But how do you plan a sustainable wedding that is both memorable and kind to the planet in just a few months? READ MORE
Sustainable Floristry | An interview with… Fabulous Flowers
Back in October I popped over to see Matthew and the team at Fabulous Flowers to talk about about how we can promote and demystify sustainable floristry, find out why they started and how they won a silt gilt medal at Chelsea. READ MORE
The Origins of Furoshiki – Quality Fabric Gift Wrapping
During a recent search for sustainable wedding gifts, I came across the most beautiful gift wrapping I'd ever seen. I asked Cathy from Zusetsu to tell us more about her, the company and of course the beauty that is furoshiki. READ MORE
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Restoring veils to their former glory
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…. 3 important ways that we can make a sustainable fashion choice. But can you really wear a wedding veil that has been recycled? READ MORE
What is the Sustainable Wedding Alliance?
The Sustainable Wedding Alliance is a network of environmentally conscious businesses passionate about creating a sustainable wedding industry. READ MORE
Spotlight On… Chalk Barn
Chalk Barn (previously known as Casterley Barn) is set amongst 5,000 acre organically farmed estate in Wiltshire. It's an eco-luxe barn with sustainability at it's heart. READ MORE
With the current restrictions, should we elope?
I've been asked by many couples this week about elopement and if it's something they should be considering if they wish to keep their wedding date. The short answer is yes, and heres why... READ MORE
An Interview with… Jessica Turner Designs
An interview with Jess of Jessica Turner Designs about her love for art, textiles and slow fashion, as well as designing bespoke and wedding dress collections, with top tips for ethical, sustainable brides. READ MORE
Proud to be… professional member of the UKAWP
The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, is the leading industry body for the UK wedding industry. A trusted resource for accessing the best wedding planners and suppliers for your wedding in UK. READ MORE
What is a sustainable wedding planner?
It's exciting to say that couples, like you, have become more aware of their impact on the environment and want to extend their conscious lifestyle choices to their wedding day. But what is a sustainable wedding planner and what do they do? READ MORE
Guest Blog: Eco-friendly bridal hair and makeup
We asked Nicola Whitfield, a cruelty free hair and makeup artist based in Yorkshire, what you should look out for when choosing sustainable, eco-friendly beauty and skincare products. Check out her top tips and sustainable swaps. READ MORE
Top 5 tips for sustainable live events
Events can be particularly wasteful, but can also be great places for collaboration and innovation, with opportunities for positive environmental impacts. If you're planning an event, follow our 5 simple steps to make your event sustainable. READ MORE
What is the best season to get married in?
It's the most sustainable way to plan a wedding and we pride ourselves on working in harmony with the seasons, advising our couples on colour palettes, decor and even textures that work well within their chosen season. READ MORE
Guest Blog: Eco Friendly Wedding Gift Ideas
In today's blog, Maya from Sustainer Container, explores sustainable gift ideas, giving you inspiration for what to get an environmentally conscious couple. Check out Maya's top three eco friendly wedding gift ideas. READ MORE
Wedding planner or on-site venue coordinator?
It's something that we're often asked by couples: What is the difference between an independent wedding planner and a venue coordinator? There are quite a few, but the most important is that a planner works for you. READ MORE
Plan a more sustainable, eco-friendly wedding
Two-fifths of couples now consider sustainability when planning their wedding day. But what does having an eco-friendly wedding actually mean in practical terms and where do you start? We've got some great tips. READ MORE
Wedding Day Traditions in 2020: Invitations
Wedding invitations are traditionally posted to guests just six weeks prior to your wedding day. Find out more about this tradition, as well as example wording, what else to include and how you can make your invites sustainable. READ MORE
Sustainable Wedding Supplier Showcase | Part 2
Planning an eco friendly wedding can be simpler than you think! Especially when there are so many wonderful, ethical, sustainable suppliers in the UK. Check out some of our favourites. READ MORE
How to choose a reading for your wedding ceremony
No matter what the style of ceremony, readings are a great way of personalising your wedding. There really is an endless array of readings to choose from, but where do you start? READ MORE
An Interview with… Love HeartWood
When talking to Liz from Love HeartWood about her product design process I found it so interesting I asked her if I could interview her, about her love for wood turning, the business and her products. READ MORE
Preloved marketplace for creative brides
We asked Rebecca Aspin, Founder of Sell My Wedding, to reflect on how her business has been affected post lockdown and whether she thinks there will be a trend towards more people considering buying preloved. READ MORE
Fun, unusual table name ideas
Table names are a great way to show a little bit of your couple style and personality. Whether you choose table names to reflect your wedding theme, or opt for something a bit more fun or unusual, hopefully these ideas will inspire. READ MORE
An Interview With… Flowers by Kirsty
I met the lovely ladies of Flowers by Kirsty a few years again when researching South Oxfordshire florists for a client and we instantly clicked. We interviewed them to find out more about them, floral wedding trends and their top tips for couples. READ MORE
Sustainable Wedding Supplier Showcase | Part 1
Planning an eco friendly wedding can be simpler than you think! Especially when there are so many wonderful, mindful, sustainable suppliers in the UK. Check out some of our favourites. READ MORE
An interview with… Oxford Fine Dining
It's been a few years since I started working with Oxford Fine Dining, and in that time I've had the opportunity to see first hand how their fantastic team exceed their clients expectations, time and time again. READ MORE
An interview with… Ear Candy Oxford
Music is such a key part of your wedding day. For the evening reception, most couples choose to have either a live band or DJ. We spoke to Ear Candy Oxford about the band and their tips for couples planning their wedding. READ MORE
Spotlight On… Bodleian Library
I've been working at historic venues across Oxfordshire for many years. One of my favourite venues is the Bodleian Library, in the centre Oxford. I spoke to the Weddings & Event Team at the Bodleian to find out more. READ MORE
What to think about when hiring a mobile bar
A mobile bar can add a personalised touch to your wedding, offering hand picked drinks and cocktails to your guests. We asked Giles and Jodie from Sip ‘n’ Swig for their top tips. READ MORE
How important is your working environment?
I've been working from home for many years, but recently have needed to redefine and redesign my working space and learnt a lot along the way! Event Manager 1st, Interior Designer 2nd! READ MORE
Planning an intimate, micro or elopement wedding?
Another feature on the UKAWP blog this week, including a quote from us about planning a small wedding ceremony with your closest family with a more traditional celebration at a later date. READ MORE
At the moment we’re listening to… wedding podcasts
Wedding planning can be stressful at times and wedding podcasts, hosted by industry experts, offer friendly, light-hearted advice on a range of subjects. Perfect for couples at any stage of planning. READ MORE
Team Building and Social Distancing – can it work?
Is it possible to stay together as a team with the current social distancing requirements? We asked Teams Unpuzzled, about how they are continuing to host team building events online. READ MORE
Featured… UKAWP as Professional Planner
We're really proud to be featured this week on the UKAWP blog as a Professional Planner. Pop over to their website to read the full article all about me and my journey as a wedding planner. READ MORE
Why choose a sustainable wedding band?
Guest Post: Eco Wood Rings tell us why people are moving away from traditional wedding jewellery, to a more eco conscious, sustainable and personal choice. READ MORE
An interview with… Oxford Sitters (Wedding Creche)
As a parent, and a wedding planner, I know that keeping the youngest guests entertained during a wedding day can be a difficult concept to navigate. What do you do? READ MORE
An interview with… Skylark Flower Company
An interview with... The Skylark Flower Company is a seasonal flower farm and eco-floristry business that embraces the beauty and seasonality of British grown flowers. READ MORE
An interview with… Bluebell Naming Ceremonies
We're working with Bluebell Naming Ceremonies, offering beautiful family celebrations in Oxfordshire. We asked Anne about being a celebrant and how she can help with celebrant led ceremonies. READ MORE
Spotlight on… Sheepdrove Organic Farm
It's true to say that I have been a little bit in love with Sheepdrove for many years. Set amongst four square miles and with no neighbours for three, they offer enormous scope, with unrivalled exclusivity. READ MORE
Association of British Wedding Businesses (ABWB)
The association has been set up as an industry body that supports professionals across the UK wedding community. We're proud to be founding members and that our industry now has a voice. READ MORE
An interview with… The Pretty Cake Company
An interview with the lovely Samatha from The Pretty Cake Company. We asked her what the wedding cake trends are, what advice she has for couples looking for a cake maker and the most popular flavour. READ MORE
What to look for in your wedding venue
For newly engaged couples a wedding venue is the usually the first item on the to-do list, but many couples find it difficult knowing where to start. The venue will determine many aspects of your day. READ MORE
5 advantages to hiring an event manager
We all know that corporate events are an important element in the marketing mix, bringing huge benefits to a business, increasing sales, generating new leads and turning prospects into clients. READ MORE
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