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Tag: eco-friendly wedding

+ A moody table setting of dark patterned plates and bowls sitting atop a circular cane placemat and a wooden table.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Eco-Friendly Wedding Caterers

As if all that food on offer and the huge amount of variety, themes, styles, different serving methods, cutlery options, crockery options… (the list goes on)… weren’t enough, now I’m hear telling you you should be considering how eco-friendly that catering is too?? I get it, it’s already complicated, but choosing a vendor that aligns with your values shouldn’t be difficult – here’s what you need to consider.

+ A stack of tired looking vintage books stand on a white backdrop. A white flower draped across them.

3 Eco-Friendly Substitutes for Common Wedding Features

What are some of the common features in weddings that maybe aren’t so sustainable, and what can they be replaced with to ensure a similar (or better) experience, without harming the environment?

+ 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.

+ A rose gold and emerald engagement ring sits perfectly within a larger dark wood ring. The two - offered as dual wedding proposal rings and are now shown sitting atop a rustic looking fence post.

What’s Behind the Name?

Choosing a name can be deeply personal and not always the easiest of tasks! Here’s a little insight into how I chose my business name – “Emerald and Ebony”

+ A bride wears a tulle dress in many shades of blue as she walks past a small water feature, her dress dipping casually in the pond and her rustic eucalyptus bouquet hanging from her hands.

How to Make Your Wedding Unique

“Unique” is a word that gets thrown around an awful lot in the wedding industry. Everyone wants their wedding to be unique. To stand out. To be unlike all of the others. It’s a pretty big ask in an industry so strongly influenced by current trends, styles and fashion…

+ A burgundy wedding suit hangs from a driftwood arch

How to Choose Eco-Friendly Wedding Attire

It’s the suits, the shoes, the jewellery, the head piece, the ties, the coats you’ll wear later. It’s your day after outfit, or the clothes you’ll wear to the rehearsal. It’s the outfits you’re gifting your wedding crew and the suspenders you’ve had made for your dad. There are so many beautiful and meaningful aspects to your wedding attire. It makes sense that they align with your values so you can wear them and gift them totally guilt free.

+ 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.

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Hiring a Wedding Planner on a Tight Budget

Hiring a wedding planner doesn’t have to be some luxury item reserved only for the rich and famous. Actually, I’d like to throw myself out there and say that if you can afford to throw a wedding, you can afford to hire a wedding planner.

+ 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.