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What is a Wedding Celebrant? – Your Celebrant Ceremony questions answered!

What do you think of when I say ‘wedding ceremony’? What have you thought about ones you’ve attended previously? Whether you view the ceremony as the important bit, the special bit, the exciting bit, or the boring bit, I think we can all agree that it is one of the most iconic elements of a wedding! It amazes me how many people reflect on ceremonies as being something that’s essentially quite boring and done out of necessity … but in my opinion that’s because they haven’t heard of celebrants! I was only introduced to celebrant led ceremonies less than 5

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The hands of a white female hold 2 shortbread biscuit wedding favours with pressed flowers set into them as decoration. Below her hands you can see her white lace wedding dress

How to Plan your Plastic Free Wedding

When it comes to planning your wedding and/or celebration there is already so much to consider, but have you given any thought to the amount of plastic involved and whether you could go plastic free? It is surprising just how often and where plastic can crop up in the process, but with a little forward planning and research, it’s possible for each of us to make a difference one event at a time. We’ve all seen the shocking images of just how much plastic is in our oceans and how devastating this is to our marine life (or if you

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Newlywed couple lay in a meadow with their heads together, smiling at each other

How can I make my wedding eco-friendly?

Now, if you’re a regular reader of my blog or follower of my social media channels you’ll know I just love talking about sustainability and how you can make your wedding more eco-friendly! I could literally talk about this for hours, and I love the challenge of coming up with unique ideas, suggestions and tailoring my advice to each and every couple I work with. So, when the team at Emporella invited me to join them for their ‘Real Wedding Chat’ I obviously jumped at the chance, and thoroughly enjoyed our hour long chat about all things eco weddings! In

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Newlyweds cut their wedding cake amongst a unique ruined church wedding venue

Clophill Eco Lodges – Sustainable Wedding Venue, Bedfordshire

Venue Review If you are eco-minded souls that want to plan your wedding more sustainably right from the start, then what better way to kick off the process than looking for a sustainable venue that aligns with your values and ethos! Today I want to share with you a stunning Bedfordshire wedding venue that has ethical and eco values right at its core. Introducing, Clophill Eco Lodges …. Key features: Awarded Gold by the Green Tourism Awards scheme, a very rigorous assessment of environmental impact and sustainability Incredibly picturesque and natural site with stunning views across Bedfordshire countryside The site

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A couple pose for photos outside the large dark doors of their barn wedding venue in Cambridge

Should I Hire a Wedding Planner? – Part 2

Should I hire a wedding planner, will they be worth it? Any investment requires careful consideration, especially when it is associated with what is typically one of the most expensive days of your life! In this 2 part blog series (you can catch up on part 1 here), I conclude by covering 5 more reasons I recommend you carefully consider when establishing if you should hire a wedding planner. Whilst we as wedding planners provide so many benefits to our couples, only you can truly decide if these will solve your specific needs and make a wedding planner a necessary

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A happy couple stand by their outdoor ceremony setup

Are Wedding Planners Worth It? – Part 1

Worth is perceived differently by everyone, fact! So determining whether something, in this case having a wedding planner, is worth it comes down to first establishing what your needs and expectations are. Not everyone needs, wants or has a wedding planner because they just aren’t worth it for everyone, and that’s being honestly written by someone who offers exactly the service we’re debating here! To help you decide, here are 5 reasons why a wedding planner might be worth it for you. There’s so many ways we can help that I have broken this answer down into a 2 part

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A couple stand in an embrace and look at each other in front of a large white canvas sperry tent

7 Tips for Planning your Summer Wedding

This year more than ever I think we’re all looking forward to those beautiful long days of Summer, especially with the hope of us being well on the path to more freedom and a healthier, safer country by then! With the hope of weddings being able to go ahead this Summer in one form or another, and the excitement brewing as couples plan for big celebrations in the years to come, here are 7 tips plus lots of inspiration to consider when planning your summer wedding. Get Planning Early Summer has always been the peak season for weddings, and even

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A person filling a jar of lentils in a sustainable refill shop

Sustainable Living – Behind the Scenes with Green Soul Weddings

Sustainability… it’s no big news to you that this is something I am passionate about in the wedding world, but (believe it or not!) I have a life outside of weddings too, and I’m just as passionate about sustainable living. As a small independent one-woman business, Green Soul Weddings is practically an extension of me. My business embodies my personal passion for sustainability and enables me to help others wherever they may be on their sustainable journey, but it is only one of the many ways I try to make a difference and reduce my footprint. Try is the operative

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diary with an entry for a couples wedding day

Why have a Wedding Planner, and an eco one at that?

So, you’re engaged, you’ve enjoyed celebrating and you’ve probably already got family and friends asking the where, the when and what colour scheme you’ll be having! Whether you’re just embarking on the planning journey or you’re three-quarter’s of the way there, you’re probably knee deep in inspiration and budget balancing and the idea of paying for wedding planning services might not have even crossed your mind. Why have a wedding planner, and an eco one at that? After all, cost is at the forefront of your mind and you quite like the idea of doing some, or maybe all, of

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Eco-friendly wedding bouquet featuring foraged florals and foliage in blue's and mauve's and white's

Eco-Friendly Florals – The Art of Foraging

A few month’s ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with Bridget from Wild Rosamund to chat all things wedding industry and floristry (remember those days of lovely catch ups over a cuppa, they’ll be back again soon I’m sure!). Bridget is a Cambridgeshire based florist who embraces an eco-friendly wild style and is quite the pro when it comes to foraging and incorporating her gorgeous finds into her florals. I felt inspired to learn more about the art of foraging and share it with you all too, so settle in and enjoy this little informal interview. I’ll pass

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The hands of a white female hold 2 shortbread biscuit wedding favours with pressed flowers set into them as decoration. Below her hands you can see her white lace wedding dress

How to Plan your Plastic Free Wedding

When it comes to planning your wedding and/or celebration there is already so much to consider, but have you given any thought to the amount of plastic involved and whether you could go plastic free? It is surprising just how often and where plastic can crop up in the process, but with a little forward planning and research, it’s possible

Read More
Newlywed couple lay in a meadow with their heads together, smiling at each other

How can I make my wedding eco-friendly?

Now, if you’re a regular reader of my blog or follower of my social media channels you’ll know I just love talking about sustainability and how you can make your wedding more eco-friendly! I could literally talk about this for hours, and I love the challenge of coming up with unique ideas, suggestions and tailoring my advice to each and

Read More
Newlyweds cut their wedding cake amongst a unique ruined church wedding venue

Clophill Eco Lodges – Sustainable Wedding Venue, Bedfordshire

Venue Review If you are eco-minded souls that want to plan your wedding more sustainably right from the start, then what better way to kick off the process than looking for a sustainable venue that aligns with your values and ethos! Today I want to share with you a stunning Bedfordshire wedding venue that has ethical and eco values right

Read More
A couple pose for photos outside the large dark doors of their barn wedding venue in Cambridge

Should I Hire a Wedding Planner? – Part 2

Should I hire a wedding planner, will they be worth it? Any investment requires careful consideration, especially when it is associated with what is typically one of the most expensive days of your life! In this 2 part blog series (you can catch up on part 1 here), I conclude by covering 5 more reasons I recommend you carefully consider

Read More
A happy couple stand by their outdoor ceremony setup

Are Wedding Planners Worth It? – Part 1

Worth is perceived differently by everyone, fact! So determining whether something, in this case having a wedding planner, is worth it comes down to first establishing what your needs and expectations are. Not everyone needs, wants or has a wedding planner because they just aren’t worth it for everyone, and that’s being honestly written by someone who offers exactly the

Read More
A couple stand in an embrace and look at each other in front of a large white canvas sperry tent

7 Tips for Planning your Summer Wedding

This year more than ever I think we’re all looking forward to those beautiful long days of Summer, especially with the hope of us being well on the path to more freedom and a healthier, safer country by then! With the hope of weddings being able to go ahead this Summer in one form or another, and the excitement brewing

Read More
A person filling a jar of lentils in a sustainable refill shop

Sustainable Living – Behind the Scenes with Green Soul Weddings

Sustainability… it’s no big news to you that this is something I am passionate about in the wedding world, but (believe it or not!) I have a life outside of weddings too, and I’m just as passionate about sustainable living. As a small independent one-woman business, Green Soul Weddings is practically an extension of me. My business embodies my personal

Read More
diary with an entry for a couples wedding day

Why have a Wedding Planner, and an eco one at that?

So, you’re engaged, you’ve enjoyed celebrating and you’ve probably already got family and friends asking the where, the when and what colour scheme you’ll be having! Whether you’re just embarking on the planning journey or you’re three-quarter’s of the way there, you’re probably knee deep in inspiration and budget balancing and the idea of paying for wedding planning services might

Read More
Eco-friendly wedding bouquet featuring foraged florals and foliage in blue's and mauve's and white's

Eco-Friendly Florals – The Art of Foraging

A few month’s ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with Bridget from Wild Rosamund to chat all things wedding industry and floristry (remember those days of lovely catch ups over a cuppa, they’ll be back again soon I’m sure!). Bridget is a Cambridgeshire based florist who embraces an eco-friendly wild style and is quite the pro when it

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