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We’re taking a brief break from our green groom theme to celebrate Vegetarian Week with this post on edible flowers. Over to Tara… Seeing, smelling and eating colour – The joy of edible flowers I love talking, thinking about and eating good food! And, I don’t think I’m alone in that. Planning the gourmet aspects [...]

In 2007 our Fairtrade Fortnight Challenge post was all about wine but this time around we thought we’d widen the search a bit to include beer, spirits and soft drinks too. Fairtrade wine 6 years ago, Fairtrade wine was still an emerging market – now it’s got serious and is winning awards. Olivia at The [...]

As we approach the end of the year, we thought it would be a good time to flick back through the books we’ve had by our bedside for the last 12 months and pick out a few gems for those of you planning an ethical and green wedding in 2012. Here goes… 1. No more [...]

The girls at the Great Big Green Wedding Fayre asked me for a few thoughts on how ethical and green weddings had grown (or not) since we started Ethical Weddings some years ago. I’d like to share my ideas with you – brides and grooms trying to plan a wedding less ordinary – and see [...]

This week’s featured supplier has a great story to tell. Fruto del Espiritu offer exotic fruit purées from Colombia that make heavenly cocktails and have earned a place in leading cocktail bars such as that of The Dorchester Hotel. movie At the same time, they’re making a real difference back in Colombia. Read on to [...]

Green wedding venue, Gants Mill has had a wonderful summer for weddings this year with pretty much every Saturday getting snapped up! And little wonder when you see what a beautiful setting the old (still working!) mill makes. Greg at Gants Mill has put together a little video of some of their summer weddings this [...]

We’re often told that going green means keeping it local – which is all well and good but does pose a few problems for fair trade products coming from developing countries. The dilemma is dividing us into two camps – those whose priority is the environment and local communities, and those for whom issues of social justice – human [...]

Fabulously fruity

When it comes to weddings, we tend to give a lot of thought to the alcohol that will be served – what will guests drink on arrival, will we have champagne, how many bottles of wine will we need, and other questions such as is it local, fair trade, organic, vegetarian? But how often do [...]

Sometimes the world works in funny ways. According to a recent article in The Guardian, thanks to global warming, the quality of English grapes is improving which means that brides and grooms trying to keep their wedding breakfast local no longer have to joke: ‘apart from the wine of course!‘ At the prestigious International Wine Challenge, [...]

I’m afraid I’m shirking my diamond debating duty once again but I just had to tell you about the lovely evening I had on Wednesday night. A friend (who has a business fashioning furniture from reclaimed wood) and I decided it was about time the ethical businesses of Brighton and its environs got together.  We knew [...]

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