Challenge Ethical Weddings

A Bristol ethical wedding

The challenge:

"My daughter wishes to get married in beautiful, natural surroundings. She needs a registrar, food and a bar. She would like to get married late afternoon so that the wedding can segue into a party quite effortlessly.

Because they are the only criteria it has been really difficult to sort out. There is so much she doesn't want (like pretentions).

She wiill do the invitations for about 50 folk herself and clothes just aren't an issue. It must be at a weekend in either the autumn or spring. Can you help?"

About Pat Warrington
"They live in Bristol and I am the mother of the bride, anxious to give her exactly what she wants. Family and friends will travel from all over the country and beyond but accommodation isn't an issue."

Wedding Date
Autumn 2009 or spring 2010

How we tackled it:

Dear Pat,

Great to hear from you.  It sounds as if your daughter's wedding will be a fairly laidback affair and so shouldn't be too stressful to organise!

The Organic Chocolate Cake Company

Bristol is a great place to find all things green and ethical too. For example, one of our Ethical Weddings suppliers, The Organic Chocolate Cake Company, is based there.

Possible venues include:

In terms of caterers, Fosters Events uses fresh, local produce and is based in Bristol.

If you're after vegetarian, try Café Maitreya.

EcoJam lists eco and organic restaurants and cafes in Bristol - some of which may be able to cater for or host a wedding.

In particular, Bordeaux Quay is a sustainable restaurant that gets rave reviews and has a Private Dining Room for hire.

I hope this is helpful. Do let us know how the plans are progressing.

Take care,


Challenge by:Pat