We’re SO EXCITED to be announcing our ECO Wedding Show for spring 2023! Based in two locations, the beautiful Cambridge and Norfolk they’ll be full of yummy inspiration for your wedding day, that doesn’t cost us the earth! ECO stands for Ethical, Creative, and Offbeat and that’s exactly what we’ll be bringing to all that attend these shows! Our shows encompass everything we’re about here at Magpie Wedding.
Our core values are inclusivity, well-being over weight loss, being eco-minded, supporting UK indie businesses, and holding feminist values. Each show has fabulous suppliers, useful talks to inform and experiences to inspire, live music, cake, a cuppa, the opportunity to go VIP, and above all, an ethos that celebrates you! So no teeth whitening, no weight loss, nothing that makes you feel anything less than beautiful.
THE ECO WEDDING SHOWS
Being eco-minded in your life choices and therefore your wedding choices is one of our core values and always has been. Let’s face it, choosing vintage which is where we began, is a great way to be eco-friendly, cut down your carbon footprint and recycle (and look good too!). We know that our couples love the planet as well as each other so want to have a positive impact on their spending for their big day. They don’t want single-use plastic. They want to know that their venue follows good practices with their recycling and supports local businesses. They don’t want a load of tat from China. They care. We are firm believers that a million people embracing being eco imperfectly is better than a few people doing it perfectly. Therefore we have designed a 5-point criteria for our businesses with everyone involved having to meet at least 3. This, therefore, means they may be less good at one aspect – but overall they are making a difference. And want to.
The 5 points are:
SUPPORTING LOCAL – to bring down their carbon footprint, to support communities and small businesses here in the UK.
NO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC – reducing plastic use overall and cutting out single-use plastic
BEST RECYCLING PRACTICES – using recycled materials, and recycling afterward
CARING FOR WILDLIFE – adding a large vegan choice, not using chemicals that harm nature, and generally loving the planet
SUPPORTING OTHER ECO INITIATIVES – supporting charities, reducing waste, donating after the day, excellent working practices, and hand-making items that last forever…..
The Manor Barn, Cambridge: March 12th 2023.
Wellington Wood, Thetford, Norfolk: April 16th 2023.
Every supplier has been handpicked, not just for their gorgeous product and impeccable service, but because they too care about the planet.
They have worked hard to reduce their plastic use before, during, and after your wedding.
They have introduced vegan versions to give more choice, and because they care.
They have been clever with recycling or up-cycling in their designs as well as after your wedding.
They source locally to keep their carbon footprint low.
They embrace pre-loved or vintage.
But this doesn’t mean quality has dropped. Neither does it mean they don’t deliver the offbeat creative luxe weddings we are known for here at Magpie Wedding.
WELLINGTON WOOD NORFOLK
Wellington Wood is Norfolk’s inspiring eco-friendly, pet-friendly, and family-friendly Tipi wedding venue for relaxed weddings surrounded by nature. Nestled in 70 acres of private woodland and wildflower meadows, totally secluded yet easily accessible, where stars align and freedom reigns for everything to revolve around your magical wedding ceremony and unforgettable weekend celebration. Enjoy your wedding at your own pace, in your own time, and in your own way, dancing to your own wedding drum with the people you love.
THE MANOR BARN CAMBRIDGE
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