Organising your Wedding in an ethical, recycled & eco friendly way

Today I am delighted to be sharing  a Styled Shoot which focuses on organising your wedding day in an ethical, recycled and eco friendly way.





I spoke to Karen Robb of Dornellie who created some pieces for the shoot, which was organised by Chris Cowley of Isle of Wight Photographer and Mark of Serendipity Diamonds.



“The  shoot we created was to be totally about being ethical, recycled and eco friendly when organising your Wedding.”


“We wanted to show that brides don’t have to go out and buy a new dress.”


“Something beautiful can be made from a charity shop find or an old fabric with some good dressmaking skills ( a great local dressmaker is recommended)”


“This option would be great too for a Mother/Grandmother who still has her old wedding dress and the bride would love the idea of using an heirloom.”


“All Makeup that we used in the Shoot was 100% organic and vegan, and similarly all hair products were also organic.”


“The Diamond jewellery provided was ethically sourced and conflict free.”


“The location used to as a base for the Shoot was a botanical garden where we sourced much of the fresh flowers used.”


“We were very careful to use flowers from plants which actually thrive from being cut or can be dried after.”


“The florist also used a growing plant which was then replanted after too!”


“Other bouquets were made in silk to allow for use again or to be kept forever.”


“One bouquet was made using buttons made from recycled food stuffs. So a definite eco friendly way to go!”


“The food shown was grown at the garden so no need for transportation and safe in the knowledge that it was all organically grown.”


“The tables were decorated using old garden magazines cut up and stuck together for unique and disposal covers.


A possible and good way to reuse your bridal mags maybe?”


“Floral displays were held in old bottles from the restaurant of the Botanic Gardens.”


“Candles in wine bottles may seem old fashioned but using great looking bottles can be very effective. And emptying the bottles first, very enjoyable!”


“We created Favours from seed packs with floral name cards stuck on!”


“All in all a beautiful and totally eco friendly wedding can be achieved with a bit of imagination, time and skill.”





Thanks to the team for sharing their extraordinary shoot.


Its really amazing how when you have a clear goal how things can be sourced without breaking the bank, and with the extra benefit of being kind to the environment.



Shoot Supporting Cast


Dresses, headpieces and table decoration –  Dornellie
Bouquet made with buttons from recycled food – I Heart Buttons
Venue – Ventnor Botanic Gardens
Hair- Charlotte of Scotts Hair Salon
Flowers – Sarah Matthews
Makeup – Tina Williams
Jewellery – Mark Johnson Serendipity Diamonds


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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