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Hedsor House in Taplow launches planet-positive weddings

A sample wedding breakfast dish from Hedsor House in Taplow Award-winning and quintessentially English wedding venue, Hedsor House located in Taplow, Buckinghamshire has launched an industry-first, planet-positive wedding for eco-conscious couples. The UK's first carbon-neutral, curated wedding for up to 60 guests called The Alexander promises to make this once-in-a-lifetime event less wasteful.

Hedsor's ambition to do this has been achieved through collaborations with sustainably minded suppliers in an endeavour to keep sustainability at the forefront of all operations, reducing the venue's carbon footprint by an impressive 55% (compared to a normal wedding at Hedsor). Hedsor has partnered with Lettice Events, a high-end sustainable events caterer driven by environmentally conscious decisions. Their seasonal, three-course vegan menu packs the same gourmet punch as the typical wedding feast, though with each guest reducing their carbon footprint by 63%. A series of zero-waste canapés are created from the offcuts of the chosen menu, and the entirety of the plant-first fare can be washed down with Three Choirs English wine and Harrow & Hope British fizz.

Eco-forward foodies will relish Love from Lila's two-tier sustainable wedding cake, which is baked from organic, seasonable and fair-trade ingredients and creates almost zero waste, offsetting any remaining carbon footprint with tree planting. Couples can create yet more ambience by adding reusable artificial trees (including stunning blossoms, autumn maples and Christmas trees) from Twilight Trees, with solar-powered lighting and star-clothed DJ-booths from Glo Productions. The seasoned Hedsor wedding specialist team will also be ever-present throughout the planning, working to ensure the couples and their guests have a seamless, memorable day from start to finish. Environmental concerns have been close to the hearts of the Shephard family for generations, particularly for the patriarch, Alexander, who has diligently cared for and conserved the 100 acres of parkland he played in as a child (and whose eco-efforts are honoured in the name of the wedding package).

Mark Shephard, son of Alexander Shephard and Hedsor House managing director comments: "This launch is an important milestone, both for Hedsor and for the wedding industry since it offers a fully curated, authentic, sustainable option to couples who want a luxury wedding that doesn't compromise on quality or the environment. We're hugely proud to be able to offer this planet-positive initiative and will be supporting the Heart of Bucks 'Green Fund' each time we deliver an Alexander wedding."

Holly Congdon, head of events at Lettice Events comments: "We are thrilled to be working with Hedsor and a group of like-minded and passionate suppliers to offer the first planet positive, carbon-neutral wedding. Sustainability and luxury are at the heart of what we offer at Lettice, so the partnership felt like a natural fit. We hope carbon neutral and planet positive weddings will continue to grow and develop, both at Hedsor House and beyond, especially within an industry where waste is so high to protect our planet for generations to come."

To find out more, visit www.hedsor.com

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