A guest article by our friends at Truly Experiences with images by Damien Vickers Photography from Nicola & George’s DIY wedding at home

The average wedding emits the same amount of CO2 as 4-5 people would in an entire year. If you add to that the hundreds of pounds of waste produced, to say that most weddings are not eco-friendly is an understatement.

Luckily, there are ways to keep the carbon emissions and waste from your wedding at a bare minimum. If you follow these tips for an (almost) zero-waste wedding, you can get married in style without harming the planet.

The English Wedding Blog is growing every single day: we’ve featured weddings and styled shoots from so many new photographers and our inbox is constantly bursting with amazingness… so I thought I’d write a little note to all of you fabulous wedding photographers who are yet to get published here. I so hope you’ll be in touch soon!

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Yellow autumnal floral bouquet in a basket full of cosy blankets. Photographer credit Sarah Hoyle, styling by Amethyst Weddings

Styling: Amethyst Weddings | Photography: Sarah Hoyle Photography | Florist: Blooming Cow

Winter’s classic colours are timeless and beautiful. Reds teamed with soft whites and green accents can be brought right up to date with softer, complementary colours. Adding a splash of gold is genius; playing with shades from pale reds to deep burgundies gives scope for stunning displays and gorgeous design. This colour palette works wonderfully for weddings throughout the winter season all the way through to Valentine’s Day. We’ve taken inspiration from our lovely friends Amanda Karen Photography to share some of our favourite ideas with you today.

romantic red winter wedding inspiration, image credit Amanda Karen Photography

A guest article by our friends at Truly Experiences.

A traditional wedding has a flower girl to sprinkle petals before the bride enters, and a young boy to be the ring bearer. But there’s no reason why a wedding in the 21st century has to follow these traditions. In fact, you could forego these roles entirely if you want your big day to be clean and simple.

However, maybe you like the idea of giving a nod to tradition, but you don’t have a girl or boy in your life of the appropriate age. On the flip side, you might have several little cousins, godchildren or nieces and nephews. Choosing one over another could cause a major rift!

Header image credits: Photography: https://www.barbaramarkiewiczphotography.com/, styling: https://www.wonderfulevents.co.uk/, Tableware: https://www.eventcrockeryhire.co.uk/

Planning your big day involves a lot of considerations, but have you thought about the drinks menu? Here, Steve King, Managing Director at Bottled & Boxed, shows you how to design the perfect drinks menu for a memorable wedding.

Planning a wedding involves so many elements, especially when it comes to food and drink. Many wedding venues will provide catering packages as part of the deal, which can take most of the organisation off your hands. However, if you’ve decided to go for a slightly more unconventional celebration — such as a barn, beach, or festival-style wedding — then it’s likely that you’ll need to sort the catering options yourself.


Modern blue styling ideas with calligraphy for an alternative beach wedding (18)

Image credit: Oobaloos Photography

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