As a Humanist, I try to live an ethical life and tread lightly on the planet. I bring this to my work by supporting couples who aspire to the same principles and want to consider the sustainable element of their wedding. I support couples to think creatively and sustainably by helping them to plan their personal ceremony. Often their ceremony has an aspect of environmentalism / sustainable thinking, usually represented in their rituals: Examples include hand-fasting where I encourage use of recycled strips of fabric (which hold some significance to the couple); tree-planting to symbolise a new life together; an exchange of sustainably crafted or vintage rings. I help couples write their personal vows which often incorporate their commitment to the environment as well as to each other. Often the ceremonies I lead are outdoors and in nature.
I make every effort to consider the sustainability of my practice. I’m a wedding celebrant but I also work part-time for a big environmental project so sustainability is always at the forefront of my mind. As a celebrant, I’m not selling ‘things’ so my footprint is quite small to start with, and largely around travel. I have a small car and I plan my travel carefully. I help couples celebrate their wedding a natural way that respects the environment and the special places they choose to hold their ceremony. I help them prioritise the meaning in their ceremony which can help them be more thoughtful and considered in what they choose and what they decide they don’t need. And everyone’s day is richer for that, whilst their overall wedding footprint is so much lower.
PLUS as a business I have started an Ecologi forest. Every month my subscription pays for trees to be planted and my business carbon to be offset. And for every wedding that I conduct I add a spinney of 100 trees in the couple’s name to my @ecologi_hi forest. More details of this project can be found here
Handmade eco-bunting to hire for events
All our bunting is handmade using fabrics that we have repurposed. Any suppliers of sundries we use are UK- based. By hiring our bunting rather than buying, it means it can be reused time and time again, therefore reducing unnecessary waste.
We use either remnant or organic cloth to suit the clients budget. Pay a living wage to all we work with. Give back to projects helping people, planet and animals around the world, through Buy1Give1. We only make clothes to order as there does not need to be more unneeded clothes pilling up.
Creating beautiful, luxurious, eco-conscious bridal gowns and accessories. Ethical can still mean luxury! Our fabrics and haberdashery are carefully selected from transparent companies, and our garments are handmade in the U.K. We create new dresses from sustainably sourced fabrics as well as customising and prolonging the life of vintage gowns. In all of our work we use minimal waste processes and even small pieces of leftover fabric are useful.
All materials I use are recyclable, reusable or biodegradable. I’m conscious to minimise my carbon footprint, choosing to work with local, UK suppliers where possible. My packaging is always plastic free and I give 5% of every order to charity!
100% of our papers are FSC Certified and uncoated. We use a selection of papers made from 20% to 100% recycled papers. All papers used for wedding stationery are 100% recyclable and all fixtures used on wedding stationery can be either reused or recycled.
We help socially conscious couples make the best earth-friendly choices as they're planning their weddings or events. We design weddings to have the least environmental impact through our commitment to using reusable items, reuse items where we can, donate what we can, and ensure that foods are either recycled, composted, or donated. Likewise, we'll ensure your dinner service only provides the correct amount of food, therefore cutting back on extraneous waste. We're committed to eliminating the use of single-use plastics, foams, and other non-biodegradable decors at your wedding. In addition to these planning techniques, we hire local artists to execute your vision. We do this to support local economies, additionally, this cuts back on the wedding's carbon footprint. Last but not least, we believe in making the world a better place through every event. For every event produced with use, we will make a donation to the charity of the client's choice.