Eloped By The Creek – A Styled Vintage & Floral Shoot

Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you this styled elopement from Christine Quarté Photography. Featuring a gorgeous grey dress and the cutest couple – Sweetwater Creek State Park makes the idyllic location for the elopement.

Whimsical dress, beautiful scenery, and a fun couple. This vintage floral inspired elopement stemmed from my love of my garden and unique wedding dresses. “Amelia & Jeremy” were the perfect couple – currently engaged and soon to be wed, so totally, madly in love with each other already.

With the colorful dress, some light pink pumps, and a sweet bouquet, added with this fun and quirky couple, this styled elopement screamed “in love” and romantic with a little whimsy.

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Wed In Central Park – Hannah & Leigh’s New York Elopement

Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Hannah and Leigh’s Central Park elopement from Windcatcher Photography and Claire at Wed In Central Park.

Many might be surprised to learn that weddings in the US are legally binding all over the world. So, for example Brits and Australians, such as Hannah and Leigh, can arrive in New York and get married within a day or two. Even outdoors, somewhere as classically iconic as Central Park. All you have to do is go to City Hall to pick up your marriage license, wait at least 24 hours, and then you can have the ceremony. Someone like Wed in Central Park can do the rest for you. So, you can relax and enjoy your wedding, and the celebrations in the incredible city of New York, truly a place with something for everyone. Then, a few weeks after your return home, you will get your marriage certificate in the post to your home address.

“We had the ceremony in Cop Cot which was my favourite in the whole park, not just for the ceremony but the pictures were just beautiful too. We rode bikes around a week prior to the wedding and I just knew we picked the perfect location. We travelled 20 hours on a plane to New York from our home in Melbourne, Australia, and we had almost 2 weeks there before the wedding as it was my first time so had to fit in plenty of sightseeing and shopping. I had a fairly traditional lace white dress but nothing big or heavy, just a small train which was perfect for me, I felt like a queen. My flowers were beyond expectation, a beautiful big bouquet of red roses (to match my hair) with a few white ones scattered through.”

“Firstly it was decided that we would elope just the two of us as we don’t like the “drama” that seems to be associated with weddings, and also we just wanted something quiet but when my parents found out what we were thinking we decided it best to still elope in a sense but only invite immediate family and partners so we had 10 guests altogether. As a young girl I thought I always wanted a beach wedding so Mexico was our first choice, After looking into the requirements it was too hard and we just wanted simple and easy, USA was our next option and New York just seemed like the perfect choice.”

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A Jewell House Wedding With A Vera Wang Bride In Pink

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you Brittany and Marc’s gorgeous wedding from Sara of This Modern Love Photography that took place at The Jewell House in Georgia. They both wore brooches to remember their dogs that were no longer with them which is the cutest thing, ever.

I (Brittany) met Marc through a family friend when I went to watch my brother play softball. She took one look at me and said “Oh I know someone you have to meet.” She contacted me online, and so did he.. The rest is history.

We tried to insert our personalities into the day as much as we could. I opted for a pink wedding dress because I’ve never worn white ever and couldn’t envision myself in a “traditional” gown. When I was younger I thought I’d wear a gown with sleeves but as soon as I started getting tattooed I knew that strapless was the only way to go.

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A Steampunk Elopement In The Lake District – Sharon & Richard

Happy New Year! Welcome to all those who got engaged over the Christmas period.. Also, which of you have their weddings this year – I have mine!

To kick off 2018 on Marry Me Ink, I get to bring you this gorgeous elopement from Tiree Dawson Photography – Sharon and Richard had their intimate day at Cragwood Country House Hotel and it was perfect!

I met Richard at 19 when I started my first full time job when I was 19 where he was already working at the same company. I was single at the time and Richard was with another girl. We hit it off straight away and became good work
friends pretty fast. We remained close through all this and fought like an old married couple.. 6 years later my relationship fell apart and so did Richards, and I am telling you now these events were separate and not connected at all but everyone put 2 and 2 together and came up with 5.

Richard was a rock for me – A total of 8 years later after having to leave my job and move away as everyone was sure we had had this massive scandalous affair, we have a home, a menagerie and a wonderful life together, Richard proposed on Christmas eve 2015, 12 October 2017 we got married.

I think it was how we got married that represented us both the most. It was almost an elopement – With just Richard and myself, the venue organised the whole thing and even provided the witnesses. That is us all over. People assume from our appearance, coloured hair, tattoos, bald head and big beard (obviously only in Richards case), that we are confident and love being the centre of attention and that could not be further from the truth. Richard was so concerned about being on display while getting married that he dreaded the thought of getting married, what is the point if one of you hates ever minute, it is about the two of you so that is what we made it.

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