Today’s styled wedding shoot just goes to show you can find inspiration in unlimited places. Tyler of Tyler Rye Photography formed this shoot after seeing an anvil in a farmer’s work shed. He brought Swoon Vintage Rental Co. and Floral Design by Erin on board to help complete his vision, and the rest is photo shoot history!

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From the photographer, Tyler Rye: Forged was inspired by a simple Anvil. I was working at a farmer’s house and happened to look over and see his Anvil setting on a stand near his shed. It clicked in my mind how cool it would be to do a Black Smith themed wedding shoot. I started that day to gather antique smithing tools – everything from hammers to smelting tools. The couple that modeled are friends of my wife. They have been married for two years and this was a great way for them to reconnect as a couple. The location has been a dream spot for me ever since my wife and I had our Engagement pictures taken there 3 years ago! I had a lot of help getting this shoot ready and I couldn’t have done it without the help of my wife. Not only did she do the hair for the model, but she arranged both the tables and made them look amazing.

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Watch the video by Red Tie Cinematography!

Shoot Location: Boneville Salt Flats State Park, UT / Photographer: Tyler Rye Photography / Event Design: Swoon Vintage Rental Co. / Floral Design: Floral Design by Erin / Hair: Sittin Pretty Studio Salon / Makeup: Gentri Lee / Wedding Cake: The Petite Pastry / Wedding Invitations: SE7EN creative / Videographer: Red Tie Cinematography


Comments (14):

  • Dani Wilkinson on November 12, 2014

    Is there any way to add my new website to the 'Wedding Cake by:' credits? I just re-vamped my business. My new name is 'the petite pastry' and the website is Thanks so much for featuring us!
  • Tyler Rye on December 4, 2013

    Thank you everyone! I loved how this shoot turned out everyone did a great job!
  • Gentri on December 4, 2013

    Would LOVE to have my link added: Gentri Lee- Makeup
  • Bill @ Eastport Photography on December 3, 2013

    Awesome concept for a styled shoot. Mix something tough like steel with floral bouquets. Perfect!
  • Amanda - Amanda Douglas Events on December 3, 2013

    Oh I LOVE this shoot! Love all the ruff elements and doing in the desert is the perfect touch!
  • Jerry Blackwell (Forever Photography) on December 3, 2013

    Love the Creativity!
  • Michelle on December 3, 2013

    Oh my gosh this shoot is awesome! I love the 'feel' that Tyler Rye has captured with the use of light - very brooding but beautiful.
  • Nathan @ Artemis Stationery on December 3, 2013

    It is a great looking shoot, really well done by all involved.
  • Christie O. {Mountainside Bride} on December 2, 2013

    Stunning! Black smithing has historically been such am important part of mountain life, and though it's largely unneeded now, it's always special to honor the past in new and modern ways!
  • Tomasz Wagner Mananetwork Photography on December 2, 2013

    That last shot: golden!
  • Ariana - Hey Wedding Lady on December 2, 2013

    Oh my gosh, those portraits are amazing! What a fantastic concept and location for a shoot!
  • Erin on December 2, 2013

    Such an honor to be featured on Ruffled! Thanks for the opportunity!
  • Harmony on December 2, 2013

    That bouquet is so pretty!
  • Swoon Vintage Rental Co. on December 2, 2013

    Thanks so much for the feature! I absolutely LOVE Ruffled so I am so excited to have this shoot here :)


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