Sustainable, Green & Eco Weddings by Heaton House

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Images by Emilie May Photography.

Luxury countryside wedding venue Heaton House Farm, Macclesfield, has one more feature in its range of offerings for couples looking to tie the knot: the chance to have an eco-wedding in a sustainable, green venue.

With more and more people conscious about the environmental impact of a big wedding, Heaton House Farm has been leading the way in its effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its farm, switch to renewable energy sources and minimise waste from all events at the venue.

“Increasingly, one of the most important things soon-to-be-wed couples are asking when they visit is how ‘green’ we are,” says Sarah Heath, Marketing Manager at Heaton House Farm.

“They’re looking for a countryside venue that is doing its part to protect and look after the surrounding area, and we’re proud to be able to offer that sustainability.”

Heaton House Farm was one of the first businesses in the region to install solar panels, and within 10 years had more than doubled the number of panels on its barns. With 250 currently installed, they generate up to 60kwh of energy during the daytime!

To make the best use of this renewable energy, the farm has adjusted key working hours to ensure equipment and machinery can utilise the solar power, and constructed insulated storage to heat water which is used for guests’ showers that night and the following morning.

The installation of a biomass burning has further reduced the venue’s carbon footprint, with agricultural, forest and waste from weddings all being burnt on site to generate heat and electricity. Any fallen trees across the site’s 165 acres are used for construction or fuel purposes.

“Reducing and recycling is a key part of everything we do here at Heaton House Farm,” continues Sarah. “We were an early switcher to LED bulbs throughout the venue, which saw a 90% reduction in our electricity use, and with our biomass burner we’ve dramatically reduced our reliance on overseas fossil fuels, and minimised our carbon footprint even further.”

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The Sami Tipi Spring Showcase

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Feature Image by Sarita White Photography.

This really does promise to be an Open Day like no other.

For one day only Sami Tipi, Bawdon Lodge Farm and a selection of hand picked talented suppliers bring to you The Spring Showcase. The whole day is designed to help give you lots of inspiration of how you can host your own tipi wedding.

Press play to see their Autumn Open Day in action!

So who are Sami Tipi…?

Sami Tipi are a Midlands based tipi hire company serving the Midlands and surrounding areas. Inspired by the Sami People of Lapland, their tipis & kata tents make for an outdoor celebration whatever the weather and provide a breathtaking alternative to a conventional marquee.

The tipis are naturally stunning with their rustic wooden poles, which come to life at night with fairy lights, transforming the space into something very magical.

The tipis lend themselves to style as much or as little as you please, popular styling items are pom poms, paper lanterns and bunting!

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Boutique & Beautiful – Luxury Midweek Weddings

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Feature Image by Eclection Photography.

Picture the scene; a Wednesday morning, soft sunbeams spill through Edwardian windows and the air is filled with that light, weekday tranquillity borne from the world’s preoccupation.

You are nestled on the edge of Dartmoor in a country house possessed of a unique charm; sweeping vistas, wood-panelled rooms and ornate, original features. Today you marry your other half, safe in the knowledge that Coombe Trenchard has taken care of everything for you.

You smile, and prepare for the best day of your life.

‘Boutique & Beautiful’ enhances the mid-week wedding trend with Coombe Trenchard’s celebrated brand of luxurious warmth, giving you the wonder of a wedding for up to 40 guests, without any of the work. Combining a hand-picked selection of exemplary wedding contributors, each aspect of your day has been carefully thought out and chosen to enhance Coombe Trenchard’s renowned style and level of service.

Arts & Crafts era features maximise the interplay between light and dark spaces, roaring log fires entice, and the sun-soaked terrace basks in the glory of a wisteria-clad clock tower; with 12 licenced locations in which to exchange vows, the only difficult decision will be how to use these historic spaces to their full potential.

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The Aussie Bridal Salon #THHBRIDALSALON

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Image courtesy of Cathleen Jia.

Bo & Luca, Cathleen Jia and Nevenka – all bridal designers, all coming to London for an exclusive event with Knot & Pop and Town Hall Hotel. Got your attention…? I thought so.

These directional and much coveted Australian bridal designers will be welcomed to London this March 2017, Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th.

To spotlight the Australian connection and wealth of talented designers not readily available in the UK (yet), the London-based Wedding Planners Knot & Pop have devised a pop-up salon at the Town Hall Hotel to allow UK brides the chance to shop never-before-stocked Australian labels.

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The designers

Bo & Luca

Bo & Luca brings together intricate artisanal skill and a boho sensibility for a collection that has amassed a global following. Based in Sydney, the brand conjures a mood of glamorous yesteryears, instinctual style and timeless appeal.

Cathleen Jia

Cathleen Jia is based in Melbourne and is famed for her signature vintage-inspired gowns and head pieces. Her designs unify classic with contemporary to create an ever-lasting style.

Nevenka

Nevenka is a luxury Melbourne based fashion house, specialising in both custom made and ready-to-wear collections that take inspiration from the designer’s Eastern European heritage. Perfect for the alternative and style-savvy bride, Nevenka designs speak of effortlessly bohemian appeal with a contemporary twist.

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Nothing Compares: A Unique & Individual Venue

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Images by Adam Wilkinson Photography.

The Arches @ Dean Clough is a unique and individual wedding venue, nestled in the heart of West Yorkshire. Part of the historic Dean Clough Mills in Halifax, The Arches @ Dean Clough was launched as a wedding venue in 2016 and has fast become renowned for its flexibility and professional but relaxed approach to creating unique, bespoke and exclusive weddings with fabulous food.

The Arches is co-owned by Tony Watkins, owner of the fantastic Eat Me – Drink Me caterers and events expert Jamie Horsley and weddings are exclusively promoted and coordinated by Mode for…Events, directed by Tabby Kerwin.

Tabby commented: “I truly believe that every couple should have an individual and bespoke wedding and The Arches @ Dean Clough is a dream as it offers an incomparable venue. Totally unique in the region, not only does it offer natural beauty with stone floors, vaulted brick ceilings, beautiful windows and cast iron pillars, it offers a completely blank canvas which allows us to help brides and grooms create their own special day. It brings city chic and urban into the heart of Yorkshire.”

Tabby continued: “Individuality and uniqueness is my whole ethos with weddings and events and since we launched last year, everything we have done at The Arches has reflected this. Even our recent wedding fair.”

Mode for…Events has organised wedding fairs at The Arches @ Dean Clough since its launch and even they come with a unique twist. No sterile, formal rows of exhibitors, but a real-life experience with a relaxed atmosphere and a recreation of a real wedding are what visiting couples can expect.

At the end of 2016, Tabby took this concept one step further and hosted a live photoshoot on the same day as the Autumn wedding fair.

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