Who we are and why we love natural weddings...
The Natural Wedding Company is the definitive resource for planning a natural, eco-friendly wedding. Our innovative online directory is designed to connect engaged couples with a range of beautiful artisan suppliers who genuinely care about their impact on the environment.
With an ethos that celebrates independent local businesses and seasonal weddings that blend effortlessly into their surroundings, we aim to give engaged couples the tools they need to create timeless, eco-chic celebrations that reflect their love and commitment to one another without placing unnecessary strain on the natural world.
As well as a directory full of high quality suppliers with impeccable eco-credentials, The Natural Wedding Company blog offers a wealth of inspiration and ideas. From wedding features brimming with handmade details and posts packed full of the very best suppliers to our popular series of real bride diaries, you'll find everything you need to make sure your wedding is naturally beautiful and filled with meaning.
Meet Our Team
Charlie Burton - Founder
Charlie lives in Cheshire with her husband Nick, their daughter Ottilie, and a small menagerie of animals.
'Without realising it, I’ve loved weddings ever since I was a little girl. My Sylvanian Families were forever getting married and Tom Teddy and Rosie Rabbit used to wed regularly on the staircase at home, their fellow toys lining the steps to form an aisle.
Years later, my passion was reignited by an American book about organic weddings. With a growing interest in environmental issues, I set about researching companies in the UK that offered eco-friendly wedding products or services.
From this foundation, The Natural Wedding Company has grown to become the top eco-friendly wedding directory in the UK.
In May 2011, Nick and I planned our own natural wedding. Set amidst the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, both the planning process and the day itself made me even more passionate about helping others to create celebrations that complement nature, its seasons and the stunning bounty they produce.'
Charlie's wedding was featured in County Living magazine in 2012. You can see photos and discover more about Charlie's natural wedding here.
Samantha - Features Writer & Social Media Manager
Samantha joined The Natural Wedding Company blog in November 2014. Three years prior, she had planned her own natural wedding at a beautiful lakeside venue.
Determined to create a magical, relaxed atmosphere and driven by a desire to reuse, recycle and hand make as much as possible, she incorporated wildflowers, moss, tree stumps, toadstools, lots of fairy lights and even some giant strawberries!
'I adore everything a wedding encapsulates; the romance, the overwhelming love, the bonding of families, the anticipation, the excitement, the laughter and the tears. Then there's all the pretty and thoughtful details that fill the big day! I don't think there is anything else quite like it!
I love the ethos behind The Natural Wedding Company. Filled with gorgeous ideas, real wedding inspiration and supplier suggestions, it is a great resource for brides-to-be. I'm truly passionate about weddings and excited to be able to write about other people's celebrations as a contributor to this gorgeous blog!'
Samantha lives in Dorset with her husband, and their two young sons.
Samantha's wedding was featured on UK wedding blog Love My Dress here.
Joanna – Real Wedding Features Writer
Joanna joined The Natural Wedding Company team in 2016. She was married the year before in an elegant summer garden party wedding beside a river.
Her wedding combined their favourite things – good food and drink, a steel band, homemade details, and a boat full of beer – with their love for family and friends, sourcing from local suppliers, and incorporating natural elements.
‘People always say that their wedding was the happiest day of their lives so what's not to love about happy faces and beautiful dresses? The end result of a wedding is always the same, but weddings themselves are unique and I love to see what choices the bride and groom made; my favourites are when they choose things that are really personal or out of the ordinary.
I love writing the Real Weddings because it means I get to legitimately nosy and look at (and write about) weddings! I also want to encourage those who are planning weddings to consider an eco-approach to their day.’
Joanna lives in Hampshire with her husband Dan, and their daughter Emilia.
Our Eco Policy
- The Natural Wedding Company has an account with co-operative lending society, Shared Interest. The money we deposit helps them provide fair trade farmers and artisans in the developing world with finance to improve their livelihoods.
- We make an annual donation to the charity Cool Earth, an organisation that works with indigenous communities to halt rainforest destruction.
- As a business, we keep printing to a minimum and use only recycled or reused paper.
- We support a local independent business by utilising their services for website design and management.
- At home, we strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, focussing on basics such as recycling, composting, sourcing food and energy usage.
Each of the businesses listed on the directory have been chosen by us to reflect the ethos of the website. We do our best to check their details are accurate, but would encourage you to speak to suppliers personally before you book or buy from them. We cannot be held responsible for any misinformation displayed on the profile listings.
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