Guest Blog Post Ethical Mondays- Highlights from the Eco Chic Show
Eco Chic Wedding & Home Show – the big day
We had a wonderful day at the Eco Chic Wedding & Home Show on Sunday 8 March. The sun shone (most of the time!) and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens provided a beautiful setting.
What made the Show was the great range of exhibitors who came along and of course the busy buzz of visitors perusing the gorgeous goodies on display, asking lots of questions about their ethical credentials - quite right too!
Two fabulous fashion shows went off in sustainable style featuring Dirty Pretty’s range of upcycled items, Motasem’s re-wearable wedding gown / cocktail dress range, gorgeous gowns from Worn Once with Love (that were snapped up quick smart by beady-eyed brides after the show) and the stunning eco gown, ‘Remnanta’ by Julie Dutton, created especially for the Show from scraps of fabric in her studio.
Eco gown ‘Remnanta’ by Julie Dutton Worn Once with Love
Photo credits: Ndattani
Left & Centre – Worn Once with Love, Right – Julie Dutton
Photo credit: Ndattani
Talks and pampering
We enjoyed two beauty sessions courtesy of Sue at Forever Living Products and Melanie from The Body Shop at Home (see exhibitor list for details). Both left at least some of the audience with smoother skin than they came with!
Meanwhile, Jen Marsden, author of the Green Guide for Weddings gave a talk that covered all the bases on green wedding planning - from options for ethical wedding dresses to the type of confetti to throw at the newlyweds.
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Finally, we would just like to say a big thank you to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for providing a fantastic venue, to our amazing volunteer models and helpers, to all our exhibitors who made the show such a success, to all the couples who made the effort to come and see what they had to offer, and of course to Wishpot for letting us tell you all about it on their lovely wedding blog!
We hope to see you all next year! Keep up-to-date with the latest goings-on on the Ethical Weddings blog.
Oh Katie your amazing volunteer models looked so beautiful! I am glad the
show went well. Yay for Ethical fashionistas!