Green Union Badge

Sustainable wedding inspiration with slow fashion elements

Last year after finding a passion for Shibori dying I collaborated with Lisa from the Indigowares, an artisan dyer, to creat a Shibori wedding dress. It not only played to her skills but to mine also, as all my pieces are sustainably handmade in my studio in Hertfordshire.

We felt the dress had to be showcased and a inspirational wedding shoot was the perfect way to do this. We decided the suppliers we worked with had to be either local, artisans of their own craft or had a strong sustainable ethos.

We chose Lauren from Little Plum Photography as her photographic style is bold and bright capturing the essence and the dyed fabric of the dress perfectly.

Anna from Apple Tree House’s florals also stay true to the sustainable ethos. Her florals are picked from sustainable sources and always contain something foraged from her local woodlands & countryside, as well as many flowers grown in her own cutting garden. She no longer uses any floral foam in her work and where possible everything is compostable. The colour scheme and flowers she chose complemented the dress perfectly.

Janie from The Lucky Sixpence specialises in reworking pieces of pre-loved jewellery, meaning pieces which otherwise go to landfill. She often works with people’s own pieces of costume jewellery meaning that something that would just sit unloved in a jewellery box can be turned into something to be cherished.


Dina from Cakes and Leaves made a statement with a cake collection. She tries to avoid more single use materials when stacking a multiple tier cake. She only used natural plant based powders to achieve the most beautiful colours. The blue colour was coloured with blue spirulina (a type of sea algae) and charcoal powder, both healthy plant based powders.
Whenever possible, no artificial ingredients are used, only natural and preferably local, organic ones from sustainable sources. No plastic packaging or materials applied, all are recyclable or compostable or can be sent back to her to reuse.

Dress: Lisa Lyons Bridal @lisa.lyons.bridal

Photographer: @laurenyoungphoto

Dyer: The Indigowares @theindigowares

Flowers: Tales from @talesfromappletreehouse

MUA: Alison Kynoch @alikynoch

Car: Luxford Cars @luxfordcars

Cake: Cakes and Leaves @cakesandleaves

Styling: The White Emporium @thewhiteemporium

Stationery: Vintage Fleur Designs @vintagefleurdesigns

Accessories: @thelucky6pence

Models: @lucy.r.crick @jadouglas42—Slowly-Does-It%3A-Embracing-Slow-Living-On-Your-Wedding-Day-Need-Never-Be-Dull-In-A-Lisa-Lyons-Bridal-Dress%2C-Captured-By-Little-Plum-Photography