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Tag: eco-conscious wedding

+ A rustic old picnic table is draped with a yellow tartan wool blanket. On it sit a coffee, diary and reading glasses, ready for a days' work planning eco-weddings

3 Tips for Planning a Wedding During a Pandemic

As I sit writing this, in March of 2021, we’re sitting around the one year point since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. One year since that very first lockdown hit so unexpectedly, cancelling so many plans, events, visits and yes, weddings. And yet, one year on – although we now know how this works, things are still very up in the air.

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Pride Month Wedding Planning Giveaway (June 2021)

Supporting queer couples’ to have the eco-weddings of their dreams has always been a core part of who I want Emerald and Ebony to be; striving to be inclusive and offer my services to people from all walks of life is so so very important – particularly in an industry so riddled with traditions and social stigma. And yet, I can’t help but feel that I simply haven’t been doing enough. This pride month, that feeling ends.

+ A small child stands in his best wedding attire, camera held closely to his face.

On Inviting Children (and Plus One’s)

The first choice is quite possibly the simplest – will you invite any at all? The second choice a little harder – if only some, then which? The third – how to communicate clearly who’s invited, is more of a logistics kind of question, and the fourth – how to gently let down those who are not is definitely the least fun of the bunch.

+ A partial view of a wedding cake table with three delicious looking wedding cake flavours, all decorated beautifully with eco-friendly florals.

Writing a Guest List

Gathering up a few of my best tips, tricks and inspiration for how to write that dreaded guest list. You’ve got this!

+ A cane basket sits on the ground full of sustainably dried rose petals and hole punched leaves ready to be thrown as eco-friendly wedding confetti.

The Ultimate Eco-Wedding

I was led to write this post in answer to the question on everyone’s lips, “Can I still hire you to plan my wedding if I’m not really all that eco-friendly?” And the answer is quite simple really – of course you can! But let me explain why, and in fact, let me explain how hiring me is even more perfect if being eco-friendly in every day life isn’t something that comes particularly naturally to you.

+ Jodie kneels next to a bride, trimming the loose ends of her dress just moments before she's due to walk down the aisle.

10 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Here in New Zealand we have a uniquely stubborn “Do It Yourself” attitude. It’s what helps us to really get up and go, create unique and innovative thing, and it gives our little country way down the bottom of the earth it’s character. It’s in our blood, it’s something to be proud of and it’s an absolute blessing that I wouldn’t have any other way… but… it can also be a curse. Sometimes, it really is just best to bring in the professionals.