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Designing an Eco-Friendly Wedding

The concept of being eco-friendly can be a little daunting. It means so many different things to so many different people and attempting to encapsulate all that “eco-friendly” is, is no easy feat. Throw in that wedding word and you’ve got a recipe for a whole lot of overwhelm, anxiety and the dreaded eco-guilt. Let’s be honest, wedding’s can be a lot to comprehend without adding your concern for the environment into the mix as well.

+ A person stands barefoot on two layered rugs. Their patterns very bright colourful and fun.

12 Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Without the Use of Plastic

Sorry balloons but you’ve really got to go.

+ A light wood wedding arch draped with soft white fabric and a colourful bouquet in the upper left corner

5 Reasons Your Wedding Florals Might Not be as Eco-Friendly as You Think

We use them to make everything feel natural, to signify the outdoors and to bring a little of the outside, in – but how eco-friendly are your wedding florals really? Have you put any thought into where they came from, how you’ll be using them, or what will happen to them when your wedding is over? Considering the whole lifecycle really is the key!

+ 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 cluster of succulents surround a terracotta pot with a candle, doubling as both table centres and eco-friendly wedding favours

What’s the Difference Between a Wedding Planner and a Venue Coordinator?

“Our venue offers a planner as part of their package, why would we need a private planner as well?” It’s pretty common for venues to offer this service (and there’s good reason for that too!) but don’t get confused between a venue planner or coordinator and a privately hired wedding planner. The two roles are actually quite different (and super complimentary!). In this post, I’ll be talking about how the roles differ and why I’d highly recommend you embrace having both professionals working alongside you on your wedding.

+ 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 adventurous wedding party of 10 plus the bride and groom walk through a paddock, coloured smoke bombs held high above their heads.

Choosing Your Dream Wedding Party

For some couples, this can be the single most stressful element of the entire wedding planning process, for others, it’s as easy as counting to three. In this post I’ll be taking a look at exactly why that is and offering some tips on how to make the process that little bit easier.

+ Several glamping belle tents and a marquee set up in a paddock ready for a nature-inspired eco-wedding.

Choosing Your (Eco-Friendly) Wedding Venue

There are already so many things to consider when it comes to choosing your wedding venue, throw in that eco-friendly word and things can get seriously overwhelming.

+ An assortment of colourful florals and leaves lie scattered across a white sheet - the perfect eco-friendly wedding confetti.

Honouring VIPs in Your Wedding

Those little nods of thanks to the people closest to you would have to be one of my favourite parts of a wedding. It’s the little moments, often subtle, where you really connect with someone and thank them for everything they’ve done in your life so far, everything that’s brought you to this point of marrying your best friend, everything that’s meant the world to you and also, everything that you’re sure is yet to come.

+ Cocktails being poured from a mixer with fruit, fairy lights and greenery around them.

The History Behind Prenuptial Events

In order to truly create new traditions, I also think it’s important that we understand exactly where the old ones came from and exactly why we feel the need to break them. In this post I’ll be looking specifically at the traditions of some prenuptial events, ‘bridal showers’, ‘stag dos’, ‘hen’s parties’ – where they came from, what they represent and a few alternatives you may want to consider if they’re all starting to sound a little inappropriate, or a touch out-of-date…

+ 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.