We welcome you to join us at our evening fair
Mindfully Wed – An event for conscious couples on Saturday the 7th of October from 4pm – 8pm at the Freedom Hub in Waterloo, Sydney.
Throughout the late afternoon and early evening, meet with our ethical and sustainable vendors and chat to the eco-conscious team at Less Stuff – More Meaning about designing a wedding full of purpose, giving and most importantly: love! Mindfully Wed isn’t your typical wedding expo. You will be personally introduced to the suppliers you seek for your wedding celebrations and you have the opportunity to listen to a host of guest speakers who will help you unlock your potential to create a positive social impact through your wedding.
Mindfully Wed is perfect for DIY couples, those who need a little more support and guidance throughout the planning process and wedding industry folk alike.
Enjoy delicious, ethically sourced food and drinks and stay a little while to mingle. Embrace and form long lasting relationships with a tribe of like-minded people who care about you, your wedding and our planet.
We are excited to have you join us. We can’t wait to talk to you about the incredible wedding journey you have in front of you!
Image credit: Blumenthal Photography
MEET OUR VENUE
Our vision for Less Stuff – More Meaning has always been to give back wherever we can, so when we found our venue, The Freedom Hub, we were super happy! The Freedom Hub is a charity supporting survivors of trafficking in Australia. The cafe and event space raises funds for their Survivor School, rebuilding the lives of people who have experienced human trafficking and slavery within Australian borders. The Freedom Hub as an organisation takes a stance against slavery throughout their entire supply chain, and have been championing ethical weddings right along with us. Keep a look out for their story on Four Corners soon! This gorgeous converted industrial space beckoned us to hold an evening Mindfully Wed event, where we can enjoy a vino or gelato as the night unfolds.
THE WEDDING CHANGE-MAKERS
Lenka Harvey from Lenka Couture
Australia’s first and only ethically accredited Bridal Designer, Lenka will share her research into ethical fashion and how she is setting new standards around sustainable bridal gowns.
Melanie Lewis from Food4Face
With a background in Environmental Biology, and understanding first hand the affects of cosmetics on our waterways, Melanie Lewis decided to create an alternative skin care range that is kind to people and the planet. Melanie will share her vision around a circular economy and how this will directly benefit our marine wildlife.
Tania Gnecchi-Ruscone from RUUSK
Tania is a jeweller and designer specialising in handmade ethical rings using Australian Gold. She will share her passion for making locally and her advice for couples looking to create ethical and meaningful pieces to treasure for a lifetime. Tania will also offer free ring sizing on the night.
Zoë Pook Jeweller
Zoë is one of only four fair trade certified jewellers in Australia, and will share the insights she has gained whilst researching her supply chains for both gems and gold.
Lee Holmes, Author from Supercharged Food and real ethical bride
We are grateful to Lee and Justin for sharing their insights about planning their deliciously humble boho wedding, embracing their values of living simply, as well as community, family and friendship.
Image credit: Lina Hayes
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM $49 PER PERSON WHICH INCLUDES
- Entry to Australia’s most forward thinking wedding event with a range of hand-picked ethical, sustainable and relationship focussed vendors ready to help you plan your wedding
- Access to our roaming facilitators who are on hand to answer questions and connect you with suppliers
- A nibble at our scrumptious sharing platters
- Extra yummies and drinks available for purchase on the night
- 5 inspirational speakers
- Live music thanks to Larissa McKay Music
- A beautifully printed mindful living manifesto, kindly gifted by our friends at Peppermint Magazine
- And a digital copy of our official Mindfully Wed e-guide valued at $49RRP!
AND THERE’S MORE
Our first 20 people to purchase tickets win a free treat from Mr. Goaty Gelato, award winning premium artisan Gelato made with fresh goats milk!
Image credit: Fog&Co
Looking forward to meeting you! Sandra, Brooke and LSMM team. x
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