I recently exhibited at a beautiful wedding venue in the heart of Wiltshire, which has stunning views, a must see if you are a newly engaged couple. They have put together a few tips on how to have an eco-friendly wedding which I thought I would share.
I like the idea on the blog the best of British blooms, and I think best of British all round, especially with Brexit looming over us! I did support remain, however, I think it is a good idea for people to shop local, in food, flowers, clothes, and venues. There are a lot of talented artisans out there and if you don't know any, I am sure someone will be able to recommend someone close by.
I am all for eco-friendly businesses and was super proud to be asked to exhibit at Casterley Barn last Sunday with my ethical bridal brand. I grew up in Wiltshire and my mother still lives in Manton, my dresses are stocked in Willoughby and Wolf which is a short distance away from the venue.
To be an ethical brand all my dresses are lined in Bamboo and some are made from bamboo silk like the top part on my Lyra dress. (above) I also like to work with businesses that have the same ethical ethos, such as Casterley Barn, or Kate Cullen with her hand dyed ribbons which I use for my belts. I also have started doing my collections on paper to reduce the amount of fabric I use. I am currently working on a new collection for 2020 and these should be finished very soon, so please come and visit me or book an appointment after April so I can show you the new collection. The illustrations and fabric samples will be ready beginning of April and I will be showing them at The Bridal Bazaar at The Grange 7th April too.
Did you know that more than 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year? According to Wrap. Why would I make more and more clothes? My dresses are firstly designed on paper, then a toile is made up for a bride in bamboo, which I then use as the lining of your dress so there is no waste, this is the beginning of my bespoke service. If you would like me to design a dress from scratch then please book a Meet the Designer appointment at Willoughby and Wolf.
I hope you will consider being more eco-friendly when it comes to your wedding planning, and I hope that you enjoyed the blog from Casterley.
Have a great week.
Willoughby and Wolf
Georgina Harrison Photography
Bethany and James Photography
Agnus Walker Jewellery
Wild Bunch Flowers