Sustainable Weddings at Clophill Eco Lodges

If sustainable weddings are important to you, Clophill Eco Lodges should be top of your list when narrowing down a wedding venue. Sat in the stunning countryside, Clophill Eco Lodges boasts a tranquil woodland copse, providing the ideal place for a more intimate wedding, or just for those who want something off the beaten track.

Interested in how a sustainable wedding could work for you? Clophill Eco Lodges will be holding a Sustainable Wedding Showcase on Saturday 2nd October, giving you a chance to not only view the venue but meet like-minded suppliers. Book your tickets to guarantee a space, along with a glass of bubbly!

Today is the first day of The Great Big Green Week, a week celebrating actions across the UK to raise awareness for Climate Change.

Today on the blog we are sharing this wonderful sustainable styled shoot, to give you inspiration for your very own wedding day at Clophill Eco Lodges. Hannah Mullens of Green Soul Weddings prides herself on showing how you can have a beautiful wedding day with just a few sustainable choices.

The Venue

Clophill Eco lodges is truly a unique venue, offering quirky sustainably focused spaces for your wedding day. The site includes an ancient derelict church which provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding day. The tranquil space is surrounded by wild meadows buzzing with nature, alongside stunning views, creating a unique, romantic space for your wedding photos. For this shoot, Hannah and the team decided to focus on the breathtaking wildflowers throughout the meadow.

The Bride

The bride was styled in a soft delicate look that perfectly reflected the venue, wildflowers and florals. From the beautiful handmade dress to the hair design, the bride captured an ethereal vibe unlike any other.

Lisa Lyons Bridal specialises in bespoke wedding dresses, embracing a sustainable outlook for her dress design, not only ensuring you have something unique for your wedding day but something that is made to measure. For this shoot, Lisa used the nude lining from a previous dress in her collection and built this stunning outfit around it. Tulle skirts and a handmade lace bodice completed the boho look for this bride. The dress was complemented with a barefoot sandal look, embracing the nature of the venue.

The bridal hair designed by Kate Atalay Bespoke Hairstyling beautifully displayed how you can effortlessly move from day to night whilst channelling the exquisite carefree nature of Clophill Eco Lodges. Kate started the day by creating a fishtail plait look, twisted around soft curls and topped with a wildflower piece. The day ended with plaits and a soft curl ponytail, perfect for dancing the night away.

The Groom

The groom was styled in his own elegant way, allowing him to stand out whilst complementing the bride and wildflower venue. The Southwold Blue waistcoat and jacket from Bedfordshire based The Vintage Suit Hire Company was paired with black chinos for a casual feel. The floral tie and pocket square, along with bold berry braces really captured the groom perfectly.

The Stationery

The stationery by Luna & Sol Co Design focused on the wildflowers at the venue, combining their classic stylised wildflower print with dashes of bold colours. The entire suite was comprised of eco-friendly materials, including seeded paper, recyclable vellum and handmade pressed petal paper. The idea means that the paper can be planted, allowing elements from your wedding day to continue to live on for years to come.

The Florals

With the beautiful meadows as inspiration, Flowers at Fifty Eight grew their own British flowers to recreate the boho vibe from the bouquet to the installations. Flowers at Fifty Eight specialise in growing their own British florals and ferns, ensuring they approach every wedding with an eco-conscious mind. The florals used throughout the shoot added a great deal of texture, movement and scent, even providing the confetti with dried petals.

The Styling

Set with reclaimed benches, Nikkita Palmer Designs aimed to recreate the stunning nature of the church in the wildflower meadow, giving the bride and groom some beautiful photo opportunities. The mismatched vintage chairs and reclaimed trestle table created a romantic, yet laid-back space. Draped in soft grey chiffon and cream bud vases, Gemma made use of the wildflowers to bring the whole shoot together, along with pops of colour with the vintage tableware.

The Cake & Treats

Jenni from Two Little Cats Bakery always opts to use sustainable and eco-conscious ingredients where she can, including this stunning dessert station. The pressed flower wedding cake was a true showstopper, alongside the cupcakes and edible flowers. Jenni captured the summer essence of the shoot through the strawberry and elderflower cake flavour.

Check out our other sustainable posts!

The Suppliers

Photographer: Clare Davis Photography 

Planner: Green Soul Weddings 

Venue: Clophill Eco Lodges 

Florist: Flowers at Fifty Eight

Stylist: The White Emporium 

Furniture Hire: Nikkita Palmer Designs

Tableware Hire: Wren Ark

Celebrant: Kelly Hawes Celebrant

Cake: Two Little Cats Bakery 

Stationery: Luna & Sol Co Design 

Dress: Lisa Lyons Bridal

Suit: The Vintage Suit Hire Company

Hair: Kate Atalay Bespoke Hairstyling 

Bridal Earrings: Love From Becky

Makeup Guidance/Tutorial: Ali Kynoch Makeup Artist

Ribbon: Bertie & Fred

Bridal Sandals: Ellie’s Little Gems

Marquee Structure: Marquees with Pryde

Models: Kirstie and Jason

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