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An elegant rustic ballerina wedding shoot with vintage details, handcrafted jewellery and natural petal confetti

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Ballerina Wedding Dress by Minna // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Today’s elegant rustic ballerina wedding shoot, set in an urban oasis in the heart of London, is a beautiful showcase of eco-friendly and ethical wedding suppliers.

Although people are growing more and more discerning regarding the use of ethical and eco-friendly products, it is still not common place in the mainstream and this also rings true for the wedding industry. You only have to look at our directory of recommended suppliers however, to know that there is an abundance of incredible independent businesses producing beautiful products for your big day with ethics at their heart. It is lovely to see these sorts of companies gain more recognition, and today’s shoot brought to us by stylist Charlotte Munro and photographer Paola De Paola does exactly that, showcasing some brilliant businesses including many TNWC recommended suppliers.

An elegant rustic ballerina wedding shoot inspired by eco-friendly suppliers // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Relaxed, braided wedding hair inspiration // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An elegant rustic ballerina wedding shoot inspired by eco-friendly suppliers // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Natural petal wedding confetti // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Ballerina bridal wedding dress by Minna // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco-friendly wedding inspiration

Stylist Charlotte explains a little bit more about the inspiration behind the shoot…

‘The main focus of this shoot was on ethical and eco-friendly weddings, something that more and more couples are considering for their wedding day, but hasn’t yet been well publicised on wedding blogs and in magazines. Myself and professional photographer Paola De Paola wanted to change that with a beautiful, editorial styled shoot that focuses on ethical wedding companies.

We wanted to focus on suppliers who could bring their own ethical and eco-friendly ethos to the shoot and create something organic and beautiful that any couple could take away with them to incorporate into their own wedding day. I decided to introduce the ballerina aspect as I loved the concept of something flowing and beautiful, and to help convey our message – that it’s not always easy or straightforward to plan an ethical wedding, but the end result is beautiful, soulful, and can still follow fashion trends.’

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

All in the details

‘We were incredibly lucky in finding the most fabulous venue, the London Wetland Centre. With lots of beautiful scenery, an eco-friendly set-up and also a nature reserve, it couldn’t have been more perfect!’

To create the laidback modern, rustic tablescapes vintage chairs, reclaimed wood trestle tables and vintage earthenware and glass bottles from Anthology Vintage Hire were filled with simple blooms, greenery and succulents by The Flower Bird.

Handmade Chocolates from Little flying pig presents which are made using the best locally sourced ingredients were topped with bee-shaped seeded paper from Wild Flower Favours to double up as favours and place names, to adorn the natural palm leaf plates and bowls from Little Cherry.

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding tablescape with vintage eco-friendly details // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Large rustic Love wedding sign // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Be showered in petals

A gorgeous confetti table was created using dried petal confetti from TNWC recommended supplier The Real Flower Petal Confetti Company who create their natural, biodegradable confetti from flowers grown on their farm, hand picked then dried in the sunshine.

I think this would be such a lovely idea for the entrance of your ceremony venue so guests could collect it on their way out in preparation for your exit as a newly wedded couple.

Elegant rustic wedding with natural petal confetti // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding with natural petal confetti // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding with natural petal confetti // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding with natural petal confetti // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding with natural petal confetti // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant rustic wedding with natural petal confetti // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Handmade chocolate wedding favours for an elegant rustic wedding // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Large rustic Love wedding sign // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Ballet beautiful dresses

The beautiful dresses handmade dresses were created by wonderful TNWC recommended supplier Minna. Each of Minna‘s piece are inspired by her love of vintage and are hand embellished and made from sustainable, organic, recycled and locally produced textiles.

To compliment the dresses delicate filigree gold jewellery by another TNWC recommended supplier Arabel Lebrusan was chosenArabel Lebrusan’s ethical jewellery pieces are created through sustainable practices using the finest materials sourced sustainably and ethically.

Elegant ballerina bridal dress from Minna for eco-friendly wedding day style // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant ballerina bridal dress from Minna for eco-friendly wedding day style // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant ballerina bridal dress from Minna for eco-friendly wedding day style // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant eco-friendly gold filigree wedding jewellery // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant ballerina bridal dress from Minna for eco-friendly wedding day style // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant ballerina bridal dress from Minna for eco-friendly wedding day style // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Ethical Beauty Products

To finish the brides look relaxed hair and soft make up was created by Laura Anne using products from Green People. Green People offer over 100 certified organic products in high performance award-winning ranges. The products not only look beautiful but are packed with over 90% active natural and organic ingredients, you will find no synthetic chemicals, fragrants or colourants here!

Relaxed, braided wedding hair // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Relaxed braided wedding hair // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An elegant rustic ballerina wedding shoot inspired by eco-friendly suppliers // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

 Elegant ballerina bridal dress from Minna with relaxed braided wedding hair // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Elegant ballerina bridal dress from Minna with relaxed braided wedding hair // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Eco-friendly gold filigree wedding rings andrelaxed braided hair // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Relaxed braided wedding hair // Styling Charlotte Munro // Paulo De Paulo photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Thank you to Charlotte and Paola De Paola for sharing this gorgeous elegant rustic ballerina wedding shoot with us. If you are interested in finding out more about many of the wonderful companies featured and other brilliant eco-friendly and ethical companies for your wedding planning needs then do check out our directory which is full of them!

{ Details }

Photography: Paola De Paola
Stylist: Charlotte Munro
Venue: London Wetland Centre
Models: Ana Cabral & Rachele Cicconi
Wedding Dresses: Minna (TNWC Recommended Supplier) / Rose gold skirt & tulle skirt – Monsoon / Reclaimed Sequin top – ASOS
Filigree Gold Jewellery & Rings : Arabel Lebrusan (TNWC Recommended Supplier)
Hair & Makeup: Laura Anne with products from Green People
Florist: The Flower Bird
Tableware and confetti cones: Little Cherry  (TNWC Recommended Supplier)
Reclaimed table, chairs, love letters and bottles: Anthology Vintage Hire (TNWC Recommended Supplier)
Table Place Names: Seed Paper from Wild Flower Favours (TNWC Recommended Supplier)
Petal Confetti: The Real Flower Confetti Company (TNWC Recommended Supplier)
Favours: Chocolate bars, coconut ice and marshmallows from Little flying pig presents

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