Love HeartWood’s Journal

a sustainable autumn proposal

by | Sep 14, 2021 | journal, sustainability, weddings

Where could be a more perfect sustainable Autumn proposal venue than a rustic shepherd’s hut? Especially with a suitably earthy, rustic and rich colour scheme. A campfire and an evening under the stars is a memorable way to start your life’s journey together.

sustainable touches

  • A dress and hat from the H&M UK conscious range.
  • A sustainable handmade ring box. 
  • A recycled silver and amber sea glass engagement ring.
  • A hired-in tablescape featuring an organic linen tablecloth, recycled glass, and second-hand pieces.
  • Arrangements of British dried flowers and grasses, which are less damaging to the environment than imported fresh flowers.
  • Fuelling the fire pit with logs that had naturally fallen in the forest surrounding the location.
  • Raising a toast using organic beers and Prosecco.

You can find all the info and links to the team of ethical, sustainable wedding professionals and suppliers who were involved in the shoot at the botom of the page. For now just enjoy scrolling Sarah Hoyle’s gorgeous images.

a sustainable ring box

I was very pleased that love heartwood’s yew ring box was chosen to be featured. Each unique ring box is handmade from locally and sustainably sourced branch wood and the inserts are hand felted from British sheepswool. Each ring box comes with 2 inserts, one single and one double so that it can be used for both the engagement ring and then the wedding rings. Ring boxes are available in a range of native British timbers. You are also welcome to request a specific timber if you wish.

calligraphied proposal letter with sustainable ring in wooden ring box
A calligraphied proposal letter is so romantic.
man proposing to his girlfriend in an eco friendly way

a recycled engagement ring

sustainable engagement ring in a wooden ring box
Salt and Wild’s recycled silver and amber sea glass engagement ring looks stunning in love heartwood’s sustainably sourced wooden ring box.
eco friendly proposal with wooden ring box and ring made ffrom recycled silver
eco friendly couple engagement

toasting the future

campfire engagement proposal
Logs that had naturally fallen in the forest surrounding the location were used for the fire pit.


Location: Kilnhanger Shepherd’s Hut  

Photographer and Concept: Sarah Hoyle Photography  

Stylist: The Luxe Design Company  

MUA: Birute Thomas  

Models: Ali and Dionne 

Ring Designer: Salt & Wild  

Ring Box: Love Heartwood  

Love Letter Calligraphy: Wedding Calligraphy by Rachel 

See the whole gorgeous story unfold on the green union blog


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