An Airbnb Wedding Reception In Texas – Allie & Dave

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you tattooed bride Allie and tattooed groom Dave’s Texas chapel wedding and awesome Airbnb reception (What an awesome idea!). This meant they had the small, private wedding they wanted and Austin wedding photographer Elissa R Photography was there to capture it all.

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We met at work – our desks were located near each other, and Dave had to pass me to get to his desk when he came into the office every day. We’d awkwardly smile and bat eyelashes each other for a few moments every day until one of our co-workers introduced us because he just knew we’d be into each other.

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Everything that we had represented us as a couple on the day! From the privacy of the wedding to our style. We tried to stay as true to ourselves as possible when planning everything out. My mom took care of decorating the cupcakes and arranging them. We didn’t really make anything for our wedding, we just kept it small and simple.

I actually had the tattoo on my back entirely reworked before the wedding because it showed my back and I wanted to ensure my ink matched my beautiful dress that day.

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A Vintage, Enchanting Chapel Wedding – Jaclyn & Joseph

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share tattooed bride Jaclyn and husband Joseph’s intimate chapel wedding from Tara O. Photos – the fab vintage pin up photographer.

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We first saw each other on Instagram. We started by dropping comments and likes on each other’s photos. Then a few weeks later we started chatting through DM. We continued talking every day for a few months, we would talk about everything from our favourite snacks to our goals in life. Our conversations lasted all night until one of us fell asleep. After that we knew we had to meet in person. From that moment on we knew it was forever!

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Our wedding was held at a Spanish style chapel that had a very vintage feel, along with a day of the dead themed cake. I had wedding cake themed bridal shoes and a Spanish inspired headdress. They were the bits that represented us as a couple.

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Manchester Urban Power Station Shoot – Nik Bryant Photography

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you this awesome urban bridal shoot, filled with graffiti and smoke bombs, from Nik Bryant Photography. The gorgeous bride in question is actually Nik’s wife and she looks awesome in her wedding dress!

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I have been shooting weddings for roughly 3 years now and the ones that I fall in love with more than the others are the ones with a bit of a twist or an alternative touch.

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The location used was an old abandoned power station in the North West of England. Its a location I have used for shoots for bands and things loads and have always wanted to do a bridal shoot with a bit of a twist and this was the perfect location. My wife Laura has been to the power station with me several times to assist on shoots and had always said we should shoot a rock the frock/trash the dress shoot here and I was more than happy to oblige.

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At the time of the shoot we had been married roughly 18 months. It was pretty awesome to see my wife in her wedding dress and it was something special to be able to photograph her in her wedding dress. How many wedding photographers can say they have photographed their wife in her dress?

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A Victorian Carnival Wedding Weeking Part II – Jo & Leigh

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You may remember that I eventually got round to blogging the first half of Jo and Leigh’s carnival wedding a few weeks ago. The ultimate tattooed bride Miss Jo Black got married last year and, in the run up, blogged for Marry Me Ink with all her planning details. Jo and her husband Leigh decided to split their wedding celebrations over two days – One day for the legal part with their very closest family and the second day celebrating with all of their friends. Today I get to share with you Jo and Leigh’s second day of celebrations from photographer Matthew Harris Photo.

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We decided to have a Victorian Carnival theme at the reception, a sort of freak show and circus vibe because we are far from normal people, and we wanted to just feel as comfortable as possible on our wedding day! Everything was also black and gold which looked amazing!

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I basically hand made everything decoration wise, roped my sister in law, bridesmaids and my mother in to a lot of making bunting and pompoms, hand painting signs and decorating our own cakes! Being an artist I really wanted to have as much input into the design elements of the day as possible. I kept a lot of it secret from Leigh, I wanted him to be wowed on the day! Everything was in black and gold, the best part of it for me was doing the cakes, we had so much fun and they looked amazing!

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