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Welsh Floral Wedding Inspiration

There’s no better way to cheer up my day than with some breathtaking floral design, and Forbesfield Flowers delivered just that in this styled inspiration shoot from Wales. Ryan Welch Photography worked his magic behind the camera, bringing his fashion photography expertise to make this wedding shoot something special to remember!

Welsh floral wedding inspiration - photo by Ryan Welch Photography http://ruffledblog.com/welsh-floral-wedding-inspiration

From Beth of Forbesfield Flowers: Ryan and I met a few years back thanks to a mutual bride and we immediately established a shared ideal on aesthetics, especially in relation to weddings and all they involve. It was only recently, when I moved my business from a retail shop to a studio space on the balcony of a Victorian arcade, that we realised we had the perfect location for a photo shoot. The idea took flight from there.

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Working in careers saturated in weddings, the vision and inspiration for this shoot, rather peculiarly, came as much from what we didn’t want as what we did want. We knew that we did not want to go down a well trodden path and felt that we had to offer something new and alternative to make it worth doing. Classic luxury has long since been out of fashion with weddings and so this was the starting point. So, out were apple-cheeked, pink-lipped, blushing brides and in were vamp-lipped, heavily styled locks and sultry attitudes. Out were ‘freshly picked from the garden’ flowers and in were dense, decadent, showy floral creations. We were looking to create the luxury and opulence that many modern brides dismiss in favour of a DIY look, and show them that luxury does not mean tacky or camp. The indulgent elements were brought in from the flowers, hair, makeup and dresses whilst the pared back, spartan backdrop gives a cool, modern edge.

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Ryan clearly brings his fashion photography back ground to the shoot, moving away from the usual wedding photography style and bringing something that appears more at home in a glossy, fashion magazine. Bring into this the metallics used in both the cake and invitations and the scene is set for a wedding that takes place amidst exquisite luxury and crumbling grandeur. Strangely, it is the proximity of two such diverse aesthetics that creates a bewitching, enchanting quality to the final photographs. The final product is the vision recognised and at its most simple can be describes as “classic luxury goes modern.”

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Shoot Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK / Photographer: Ryan Welch Photography / Floral Design: Forbesfield Flowers / Venue: Forbesfield Flowers Studio / Dresses: High Society / Hair: Zoe of Ken Picton Salon / Makeup: Emily Porter Makeup / Wedding Cake: Little Cake Cupboard / Crockery and Silverware: The Potted Pig / Stationery: Dippy Egg

Stylish Green Building Wedding

Time and again, The Green Building has proven itself to be one of our favorite wedding venues. How can we possibly resist its easy blend of industrial and romantic styles? Clean Plate Pictures was recently there to capture the wedding of Jen and Rob, whose wedding was decked out to stylish amazingness by Whimsy Weddings and Molly Oliver Flowers.

Stylish Green Building Wedding - photo by Clean Plate Pictures http://ruffledblog.com/stylish-green-building-wedding

From the bride, Jen: We’re not a couple who likes a lot of attention and fluff, so we wanted our wedding to feel fun and modern. In terms of style, we like a mix of minimalism with graphic colorful pops. We are also obsessed with food and it is a huge part of our relationship, so we wanted to make it the “theme” of our wedding. We were inspired by Smorgasburg, which incorporates a lot of our favorite things: cool people, hip location in Brooklyn, and the ability to feast on a variety of different things. I think we ticked off all those things!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t listen to people who say things HAVE to be a certain way. If you don’t want a cake, don’t have a cake. If you don’t want to toss your bouquet, don’t do it! Nothing is set in stone; tradition is nothing but a guideline.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Oh! Darling,” The Beatles
Recessional: “Somebody Loves You,” Betty Who
First Dance: “Real Love,” Regina Spektor

Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Clean Plate Pictures / Event Planner: Whimsy Weddings / Flowers: Molly Oliver Flowers / Venue: The Green Building / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji / Wedding Shoes: Alice + Olivia / Hair and Makeup: Michiko Boorberg / Groom’s Suit: Maison Martin Margiela / Caterer: Luke’s Lobster, Porchetta, Brooklyn Taco, and Little Muenster / Dessert: Wafels & Dinges / DJ: Beat Train Productions






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Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas with REEDS Jewelers + Ecoura

Family owned, REEDS Jewelers has been providing gorgeous jewelry since 1948 with stores now in several states across the country. They have recently partnered with Ecoura, a designer brand to launch their bridal collection of eco-friendly engagement rings and matching wedding bands. To celebrate, REEDS Jewelers and Ecoura are giving away one of their engagement rings on a Pinterest contest. Read on for details on how to enter and get pinning boys and girls!



With a strong passion for nature, Ecoura set about creating scrumptious engagement rings and wedding bands from renewed gold – with one ring saving between 5 to 20 tons of environmental waste. Their eco-friendly practices also include planting a new tree for every engagement ring purchase, which to us sounds like the perfect omen to start a marriage. Your engagement ring will not only turn into an heirloom as years go by, but it will also help the green movement around the world to bring back fresh forests. You can view Ecoura’s entire bridal collection at REEDS Jewelers and bookmark your favorites for later, kwim? Hashtag hint hint.

eco-friendly wedding ideas

We love Ecoura‘s vision for renewable and sustainable jewelry. REEDS Jewelers’ latest Pinterest board offers inspiration for ways to make your wedding day more environmentally friendly. With ideas for natural decor or tips on how to re-purpose old bridesmaid dresses, you’ll find creative ideas for your own wedding day. Find more inspiration for your Eco-conscious wedding!

eco-friendly wedding ideas

REEDS Jewelers has partnered up with Ecoura to give away one gorgeous diamond ring in a Pin-it-to-Win-it contest! Here’s how to enter:

1. Complete this form
2. Follow REEDS Jewelers and Ecoura on Pinterest
3. Pin your favorite Eco-friendly wedding tip with inspiration from this board
Enter for your chance to win by August 15th!

View more eco-friendly wedding ideas. Wedding photos by Christa Elyce.

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