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The demand for eco friendly products has already started to gain momentum in the beauty and fashion worlds, with lots of big brands having conscious collections and cruelty-free fast becoming the norm. So it was only a matter of time before the wedding world reacted to this too. As always, our readers are ahead of the curve and often chose to use local suppliers and opt for eco friendly ways of hosting their big days. In fact, the lady behind this shoot had her wedding featured right here on RMW. But, understandably, when you want to create a day that is visually stunning it can be hard to work out a way of doing this while still respecting the environment. It's all about quality over quantity and as this gorgeous shoot from Lotus Floral Art will show you, it's about taking your time to find suppliers and source products from the right places. Along with the gorgeous images, there's also lots of tips for having an eco friendly wedding...

The Inspiration

Katie at Lotus Floral Art: The shoot was inspired by my (Katie) passion for all things eco. I wanted to show that you can create something stunning whilst remaining minimalist, by ensuring the quality of each item rather than focusing on quantity. The suppliers were all hand-picked not only for their talent but also because of their environmental credentials and products.

The Venue

The four story wooden building, that is Kingdom, in Penshurst Kent, was the perfect backdrop and fitted the ethos perfectly. This new sustainable wedding venue is stunningly situated amongst woodland with the most beautiful views of the Kent countryside. Sarah London perfectly captured the vision of simplistic beauty we wanted to create with her natural, artistic style.

The Decor & Styling

The table was kept simple yet beautiful in earthy tones and natural textures. The unique ceramics were hand made by the superbly talented Febbieday Ceramics adorned with thick gold drips to add a little understated luxury to the overall look. A simple Kate Cullen cotton table runner added some softness and the beautiful stationery was produced by Hollyhock Lane using recycled card and vegetable based inks. The table was framed by a dried flower installation designed and executed by Lotus Floral Art; the flowers were grown locally by The Sussex Flower Farm.

The Details

The cakes by Bunston Bakes were kept really simple decorated with ferns and dried flowers. The models wore vintage and ethically made dresses provided by Real Green Dress and hair and make-up by Laura Naish was perfectly achieved to create a dreamy natural and light look. The hair florals, bouquet and bridesmaids hoops were kept relaxed and organic using dried and preserved flowers by Lotus Floral Art to create a gorgeous bohemian look.

Written by Fern Godfrey

Dried Flowers: Lotus Floral Art | Venue: Kingdom | Ceramics: Febbieday Ceramics | Runners: Kate Cullen | Stationery: Hollyhock Lane | Fresh Flowers: The Sussex Flower Farm | Cakes: Bunston Bakes | Dresses: Real Green Dress | Hair & Make Up: Laura Naish | Models: Teddie Hargrave | Jade Lyon | Rosie Ruthless

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