Sustainable Celebrations

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Wedding BouquetLocally sourced Wedding food and flowers

Inspired by the ‘Produced in Kent’ team, here is the ultimate list for wedding food and flowers sourced from the garden of England

Many of our clients are now conscious of their carbon footprint – especially in relation to their weddings. With so many people being brought together from all over the world and from across the country, the impact of your wedding on the environment can be larger than you imagine. Although no wedding can be completely free of a carbon footprint, there are ways to reduce this. Using local produce and suppliers will help to bring this down.

Kent produces some fantastic food including Romney Marsh lamb, pork, poultry and cheeses as well as a colourful array of fruit and vegetables. We love visiting the farmers markets and sampling the wonderful delights this region has to offer. The key to using the local produce really is seasonality, and all this takes is some research into what is available at the time of your wedding.

The south of England is now also home to some fantastic vineyards which produce fine wines. If you really do want to make a statement at your Kentish wedding why not buy the English equivalent to champagne? With the award winning Nyetimber’s Classic Cuvée 2003 beating the leading French champagne producers in a blind taste test to be crowned Champion of Worldwide Sparkling Wines you aren’t even cutting the quality!

Another way to cut the carbon emissions is to buy sustainable flowers from producers who not only grow the flowers but can offer an eco friendly alternative to conventional floristry. Again the key here is seasonality but with clever planning and a good florist you can get still the effect you want.

And if you want to go the extra mile?  Why not consider donating to the Woodland Trust for the Heartwood Forest appeal?

 

Image courtesy of Mark Bothwell

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