Magpie Wedding embraces all things creative for your wedding day; from the flowers to the dress, from the photography to the styling. We want artisan, unique couples to enjoy discovering new styles for their day, in a relaxed environment – be it the blog, the ECO Wedding Show, BOND Bride magazine or the directory.
Our aim is to showcase a creative luxe design but with an ethical edge. Our core values are inclusivity, well-being over weight loss, being eco minded, supporting UK indie businesses and holding feminist values.
For the vintage lovers out there – fear not, we still are the place to find true vintage and antique dresses and accessories – we will never stop promoting this ethical and stylish way. We were the first vintage wedding fair in the UK and are proud to write about it in the national press.
Each show has fabulous suppliers, useful talks to inform and experiences to inspire, live music, cake and 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 Show dates (formerly the Ethical Wedding Show)
- Leeds ECO Wedding Show – a city eco wedding set in the heart of Leeds. At LeftBank on 6th March 2022. BUY TICKETS HERE
Manchester ECO Wedding Show – a city eco wedding show set in a stunning Edwardian swimming pool. At Victoria Baths on 13th March 2022. TICKETS ON SALE SOON.
- Cambridge ECO Wedding Show – a rural eco wedding show in a sustainable barn. At Willow Grange Farm on 20th March. TICKETS ON SALE SOON.
- Norfolk ECO Wedding Show – a rural eco wedding show with tipis, meadows, a forest and more on April 10th. TICKETS ON SALE SOON
Every supplier has been handpicked for The ECO Wedding Show, 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.
WHY THE ECO WEDDING SHOW?
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.
HOW ECO WILL THE SHOW BE?
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.
ECO also stands for Ethical, Creative and Off Beat – which is what we are all about here at Magpie Wedding.
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, hand-making items that last forever…..