Hot & Green!
Phew it is hot! I managed to haul myself away from the beach today to head up to the big smoke (and it definitely is right now) and meet up with Ruth Culver, wedding coordinator extraordinaire of Green Weddings fame. Over a rice muffin and fresh juice at the yummy Neal's Yard Salad Bar in Covent Garden, we swapped stories of our own weddings and shared ideas on where the whole green / ethical wedding is heading. While Ethical Weddings is very much about providing the resources for couples to organise their own ethical weddings, and a space for them to chat and swap tips and advice, Green Weddings is a bespoke service where you meet with Ruth, tell her the type of wedding you would like to have, and she will organise it for you - with your input of course - in the greenest way possible! So if you're short on time but big on going green, ask Ruth. You can read some of Ruth's top tips for having a green wedding in The Times' eco-worrier article: 'planet-friendly partnerships: their big, fat green weddings'. Meanwhile, Ethical Weddings is keen to encourage ethical wedding suppliers to sign up to the online directory due to go live later this year. So if you are an organic caterer or a purveyor of fair trade confetti (for example!), sign up here. Bye for now... Katie ethicalweddings.com Technorati tags: ethicalweddings cityhippy green environment ethical bride fashion alternative organic wedding green+weddings fair+trade