These next two weeks on Marry Me Ink I will be featuring the wedding of Clint and Rae that lasted over two days! When Mike of Allebach Photography got in contact with me with a link to this wedding – just seeing day one of their wedding was enough!
I’m going to hand straight over to Rae to tell you all about her experience of choosing her wedding dress – I totally love this story!
“Rachael, I am so honored you guys are featuring the wedding it truly was the best two days of my life and an unforgettable experience!
I want to tell you the story of my tattoo from the day I picked the dress out..
“Ok so the day I went to pick out my Wedding Gown…. I was very nervous. I knew I would find the one dress for me but I was nervous because this was the first time any of my family would see my half sleeve. I had just finished it about 2 weeks prior. I was ready though for weeks wearing long sleeved shirts I needed it to be seen!
My grandmother who I call “Gram” is a traditional Italian woman. I didn’t want to upset her on this momentous day.
So i try on the first dress… No one said a word about the tattoo..
Then the second dress…
Finally the third dress and I hear “That dress looks great with your tattoo” My grandmother picked the dress.
Not only was I so happy with her reaction (and relieved), I absolutely fell in love with the dress and knew it was the one. I saw a tear from my mother and mother in law and in that moment knew that all would be alright. They accepted my artwork because they love me and all that is me, including my new tattoo.
Later at my bachelorette party I explained to my mother the meaning behind the tattoo..
The ship reminds me of my Gram and Pop helping me to sail in life (also Pop was a Sailor in the service)… The Birds are my dad and sister helping me fly away… The water is Clint, my husband, constantly around me in motion… My mother the anchor in my life and the rose has a very special meaning to her, lastly me… The mermaid with big fake boobs surrounded by the people that have truly impacted my life forever.
My mother and I cried that night. Now feeling elated with the tattoo and my own diverse nature I could be proud of my decision.
The wedding was a success but the tattoo made it unique and definable.“
I love the story behind the tattoo and doesn’t it look gorgeous?!! Do leave some love for Mike who let me use the images of Clint & Rae’s special day!
Be sure to head back on Thursday next week to hear and see what awesomeness happened on day two of their wedding celebrations!
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Welcome back for another exciting event that Marry Me Ink will be attending!
Are you an upcoming bride that’s looking for something totally awesome for your wedding but can’t find them at all the pre-packed wedding fairs??
Look no further! Polka Dots & Pearls will be playing host at G Casino in Manchester to bring you the Retro Wedding fair on Sunday the 11th of March from 11am to 4pm!!
There will be everything from hair & beauty by Kitty Wink Vintage and Bethany Jane Davies and dresses from Cyanide Kiss and Kiku Boutique.
There will also be lots of other great vendors for stationary (My favourite being Cute Maps), flowers and photographers.
Entry is only £1 for ALL GUESTS on the door, however if you would like a glass of champagne and an information pack, then you need to get your name on the guestlist my emailing Rebecca at email@example.com (Who will also be there for Retro Wedding & Events Planning)
Remember £1 entry at G-Casino in Manchester on the 11th of March! See you there!
I hope you are having a fabulous week? Today I’ll be telling you all about TWO fabulous events happening this March for the tattooed and retro loving folk which I will be attending myself. Do come & say Hi!
Here is the first event:
That’s correct – EventCity, Phoenix Way (Right by the Trafford Centre!) will play host to THE most spectacular tattoo festival yet! And it’s only their first year!
“Tattoo.TV, Tattoo Revolution and H2 Events have come together to form Tattoo Tea Party productions. We aim to produce a tattoo convention that pays homage to the talent and skill of UK based tattooing, provides unique, quality entertainment, and a fantastic atmosphere for all; hopefully taking a unique place alongside some of the other great conventions out there! Come take tattoos and tea with us!“
The event will take place over a weekend and will be full of booths where you can get tattooed by some of the most fantastic artists around including The Drunken Sailor Tattoo Parlour and Empress Tattoo. (Two of my many favourites on the list) – Make sure you pre-book for work!
There is also entertainment throughout the days’ events and also a party on the Saturday night which will be headlined by Terrorvision!!!!! I’m SOOOOOO flippin’ excited!! As well as music, there will be stalls (including Clare from Dolly Cool) and other fun things such as an Anti Art School and a Gentlemen’s Death Match.
You can find all the details from location, accommodation & and purchase tickets here (which start at £15 for a day ticket or for the evening gig)
This is one of my favourite engagement shoots I’ve posted on the blog so far! I saw these images previous to Zoe sending me a lovely message over on the Photos By Zoe blog where Samy & Stephen look like they were having so much fun, despite nearly being blown away by the blustery conditions.
Unfortunately, Zoe won’t spill any details of their wedding apart from there being some fab spots around the venue they ave chosen. I can’t wait to see those images later on this year!
Samy & Stephen look like such a fun couple to be with, all the colourful tattoos, skate parks, Samy’s “Boing” necklace & Stephen’s exceptional pouting against the brickwork.
As for their tattoos, Samy tells me that Stephen is quite the addict, with both of his arms covered – one serious, one silly (I love the “KAPOW!” tattoo). One of his next tattoos is a dot-to-dog dragon, which Samy gets to colour in!
As for Samy herself, she is currently planning her first quarter sleeve for before the wedding but is currently finding it hard to find an artist that she likes.
SEE! Aren’t they sun a fun couple?!! Do take a look here through the photos, I can’t wait to see images of their wedding!
Do leave some love for photographer Zoe and for Samy & Stephen.
Also, if you have any tattooists that you like you could leave Samy a comment on who you like/who did yours. My personal favourite tattooists are Laura of Legends Tattoo Studio (She’s a good friend who designed and inked all of mine) and then there’s obviously Nic of Songbird Tattoo Studio.
Have a great week guys! – Rach.X