Charlotte Balbier – Untamed Love 2017 Collection

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Isn’t the weather lovely at the moment? I’m looking forward to all the sunny weddings this year! On the blog today, I get to share with you the new summery and girly Untamed Love collection from Marry Me Ink favourite Charlotte Balbier for 2017.

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Untamed Love celebrates individuality and being your own kind of beautiful. Charlotte Balbier’s new collection delivers a diverse and breath-taking new collection of bridal gowns.

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It is Charlotte Balbier’s strongest collection to date. Inspirational, versatile, diverse, captivating and as always and stamped with Charlotte’s attention to all the finer details. Dreamy ethereal gowns sit alongside fun and playful floral print works of art combined with classical simple and romantic gowns. The Charlotte Balbier brand is constantly evolving to be at the forefront of bridal design.

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Lucky Sixpence Bridal – A 50s Tattooed Bride

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Earlier this year, new, disruptive bridal wear company Lucky Sixpence Bridal held a look book fashion shoot with other like minded suppliers. Lucky Sixpence Bridal fancy themselves as ‘bridal outfitters for badass brides’ and their models certainly did have a badass vibe amongst them! The shoot comprised of a look from each of the decades 40s to 80s and together the models formed their own bridal girlgang. The aesthetic was a nod to Wes Anderson with a heavy representation of cake courtesy of bespoke designs from Kooky Bakes and the sumptuous dark wood and leather of the Boulogne Bar.

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The nod to the 50s was portrayed by the wonderful tattooed lady, Verity, wearing Lucky Sixpence Bridal’s ‘Rita’ dress – a soft take on the classic 50s shape with a sequinned bodice and a lace peeking out from under the skirt. Paired with some classic Vivienne Westwood X Melissa heels she embodied the modern pinup, ready to elope into the sunset!

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Lucky Sixpence Bridal curate and rejuvenate vintage and preloved bridal wear, working one on one with brides to be to tweak and upcycle their dresses. With this level of attention to detail and customisation you might expect the dresses to cost fortunes but the price point is crazy good with a preloved dress, with simple alterations costing around £300!

The lookbook shoot certainly showcased the exciting opportunities available to brides who choose to tweak a fabulous piece for their own big days. With the added bonus of up cycling being eco friendly and working with designers in the UK, looking good doesn’t have to cost the earth!

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Mitton Hall – Off-Beat Wedding Fair

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If you’re following the Marry Me Ink Facebook page, you’ll notice that I spent the last Bank Holiday Monday at James’ Places Mitton Hall for their Off-Beat Wedding Fair. I had the chance to meet Jack of Project Valentine Photography who took plenty of photos on the day of everyone’s spectacular stalls.

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The main reason for me visiting the Off-Beat Wedding Fair at Mitton Hall last Monday was to work with the ever awesome Kerry Baker Make Up.

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Kerry was showcasing two demos throughout the day, the first being the “Wonderful Wing” and the second being the “Perfect Pout”. If you didn’t know, I was Kerry’s model for the day.

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A Boho Chic Wedding In Austria – Lisa & Christoph

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Today on Marry Me Ink, tattooed bride Lisa married Christoph at a gorgeous historic church in Salzburg, Austria and went on to celebrate at Vitalhotel Gosau. They celebrated my friends and family and had the wonderful Photo-Melanie there to capture their special day.

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Christoph and I first met in a bar – I’d never thought I’ll meet a man I’ll marry once. It was a really amusing night with lots of drinks and dancing. When he finally came to talk to me I was a little bit nervous – I liked how he looked like on this evening.

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As for DIY elements – I did everything by myself. Nobody was allowed to help me because I wanted everything perfect.

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The highlight of the day was our baby girl who was a surprise for my husband in the church – she came in with an old Wagon. She held the box with the rings in it in her tiny hands, she was so cute.

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The part that represented us a couple was the big party all day long. If we had any advice for other couples getting married – JUST ROCK IT!

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