Dreads, Cactus Tattoos & A Lot Of Love – Caitlin & Aaron

It’s finally getting sunny here in Manchester (But it’s still freezing!), so I had to share this gorgeous, sunny desert shoot of Caitlin and Aaron from Emily Grace Photography.

Caitlin and Aaron never got the images back from their actual wedding that their friend photographed, so this shoot was able to create the memories that they never received. This just goes to show that hiring a professional to photograph your wedding is key. I’m so glad that they managed to create more memories at Assateague Island in Maryland and have them photographed by Emily as part of the House of Flynn shoot session in Ocean City.

They are a beautiful, dread head couple who own the coffee shop, A Latte Enjoy, on 2nd Street in Ocean City – I recently had an amazing opportunity to work on styled wedding shoot with a few of my fellow House of Flynn Tribe members in Assateague Island, MD. House of Flynn is fantastic company that focuses on photography related apparel and camera bags. Their bags are absolutely fantastic and you’ll definitely catch me carrying mine around at weddings!

I loved getting to know Caitlin and Aaron during their intimate portrait session. It broke my heart to hear they never actually received their wedding photos. All the more reason to set up this session! It was so wonderful strolling around the beach with them and the other HOF Tribe members. Aaron had me cracking up with the story of how they met, but since it’s not PG you’ll just have to ask them about it.  Continue reading

The Tattooed Wedding Collective

So last weekend marked the 6th Tattoo Tea Party at Manchester’s Event City where Legend Bridal and I launched The Tattooed Wedding Collective and had with us some amazing suppliers who we loved getting to now over the course of the weekend after only ever speaking online.

After stamping 100 bags and filling them with goodies each morning, it was great to meet some awesome people over the weekend including some of you that are planning your own tattooed wedding! The epic ZT Photography joined us over the weekend and took the models and myself for a mini shoot by the dodgems on the last day – We had so much fun!

Debbie Gillespie Cake Design

As well as Debbie’s show stopping cakes, we also had Paragon Floral Design with us over the weekend and their eye catching area – complete with flying crows. They certainly attracted the majority of the visitors to our corner.

Paragon Floral Design

We also had Unity Ceremonies with us who, on their stand, had a beautiful example of one the weddings Liz had been a part of.

Unity Civil Celebrancy

We also had the delight of having Art for Soles customised shoes with us too – Complete with Harry Potter and Walking Dead shoes and bags!

Art For Soles Customised Shoes

There were also beautiful tweed and glittery bows and perfect accessories for your pretty little head from Fruit Bat Textiles too – So much so, Zoe wore one all weekend!

Fruit Bat TextilesZT Photography

And keeping our models looking pristine all weekend, we had the fabulous Kokino Hair and award winning bridal make up artist Sonara Parker on hand all weekend creating plenty of looks to match the dresses.

Kokino Hair

Thanks for following all the Facebook live videos from the weekend and the Instagram stories – See you next year?  Continue reading

A MOD Lancashire Wedding Full Of Pin Ups and Scooters – Kira & David

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you Kira and David’s wedding from ZT Photography who I’m excited to have as part of The Tattooed Wedding Collective this weekend at The Tattoo Tea Party! They both got married at The Shireburn Arms Hotel in Clitheroe, Lancashire and it was full of fun on the day!

We actually met in a nightclub over 6 years ago. It sounds a bit like a film but it really was one of them moments where we both glanced across the room and caught each other’s eye. I said a few words to my friend and decided to pluck up the courage and walk over, however I got half way and freaked out so veered from his direction. As I turned he somehow managed to get in front of me which incidentally made me trip over his feet and into his arms. No words were said we just ended up kissing and now here we are married. I was hoping we could get married in the nightclub but unfortunately it got shut down.

We had a variety of things really that represented us, we are quiet quirky I would say and like to be a bit different especially with it being our actual day. Dave’s a bit of a MOD so was great to see all the valleys scooters come together and surprise him on the big day. We also love Northern soul so I asked a young dancing group called ‘Young Souls’ to entertain our guests at night – They can do some incredible high kicks!

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THE TATTOOED WEDDING COLLECTIVE @ THE TATTOO TEA PARTY 4-5TH MARCH

It’s nearly the weekend which can only mean one thing.. It’s the Tattoo Tea Party!! Join myself, Charlotte of Legend Bridal and the rest of The Tattooed Wedding Collective at Event City in Manchester, right by the Trafford Centre for a weekend of fairground rides, awesome tattoo artists and awesome businesses as we bring you handpicked suppliers perfect for your tattooed wedding!

Legend Bridal Designs

As we run up to the weekend, make sure you’re on the Marry Me Ink Instagram today to win a pair of weekend tickets for The Tattoo Tea Party where you’ll also get to meet all the awesome people who are part of The Tattooed Wedding Collective! For now, here’s a sneak peek of who will be joining us over the weekend.. We do have plenty more suppliers joining us over the weekend, but here are just a few who will be there!

Paragon Floral Design

At Paragon, we understand that our customers are not all the same. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to enable you to input your creative ideas and ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. Whatever your requirement, we love a creative challenge! We can cater to the most diverse of requirements and relish the opportunity to think outside the box. We work closely with our customers to create something totally unique.

We are looking forward to meeting potential clients who are interested in flowers. Whether it’s for their home, work space, or their wedding/event. We are excited to show off a few of our creative designs, and to be inspired by our surroundings over the weekend.

ZT Photography

CREATIVE // DOCUMENTARY // ALTERNATIVE // FUN // KICK-ASS

A fusion of creative, alternative, fun and documentary wedding photography, we are Zo + Liam. All round creative souls living by the seaside in Lancashire.

Our style is documentary with a side order of cinematic portraits. We love to capture emotion, bursts of movement, passion and energy alongside great narratives.

Debbie Gillespie Cake Design

I’m the Debbie behind Debbie Gillespie Cake Design.  I am an award-winning wedding cake designer, self-confessed Star Wars geek, lover of sushi and The Big Bang Theory.  I spend my days in my cosy Huddersfield workshop, listening to Radio 2 and creating edible works of art.  I love pretty flora and fauna, bold colours but mostly anything fun and quirky.  If you want a wedding cake that is totally bespoke, unique to you and a little out-of-the-ordinary, then I am definitely your woman.  No cake is too small/big/crazy!

Fruit Bat Textiles

Fruitbat Textiles is a Somerset based business that specialises in weaving and millinery. Last year the business released its first bridal collection, taking inspiration from Irregular Choice shoes. The Tattoo Tea Party will be the host for the launch of the second bridal collection and we can’t wait to see what you all think! This is the largest display the business would have done to date and we’re really looking forward to meeting some incredible, and talented people.  Continue reading