Today I get to bring you this gorgeous wedding photographed by New York’s Joyeuse Photography that took place in Washington. Emily & Kyle even got one of their friends ordained so they could have a more person ceremony.
Being a jeweller, Emily made their own wedding rings – “My business partner made my engagement ring and I wanted to make a really special and unique, but still simple wedding band to fit to the shape. I probably made 8 models before I came up with “the one”. My husband just wanted a plain half round gold band, but being as I am a jeweller I just couldn’t bear doing at least something a little interesting to it. So for his band I forged it out with one of his father’s old hammers. The beat up face of the old steel lent a cool stone-like texture to the gold.“
We’re both in artistic trades (I’m a Jeweller and he’s a tattoo artist) so we wanted to make as much stuff as possible. He printed our invitations from a linoleum block that he designed and hand cut. I made home made canned jams as our favours (blueberry apple, plum cardamom, pear ginger, strawberry rhubarb, and apple butter). I also sewed all my bridesmaid dresses and we made all our decorations.
“I understand why some girls cover up their tattoos for family reasons, but I never wanted to do that because it just seemed like pretending to be someone else for a day and on your wedding day I feel like you should celebrate who you are individually and as a couple.”
I did however put a little fur shrug on during my ceremony, because I didn’t want it to be the main focus. I wanted to be that vintage glamorous bride (that happens to have tattoos) and not that “tattooed bride”. But that’s just me- I think it’s just part of who I am and it doesn’t define me. Besides- although my husband is covered shoulders to toes nobody saw anything but his hands since he was in a suit.
When I tell a stranger that my husband is a tattoo artist, 9 times out of 10 I get the “well that explains it” response. But in fact almost all of them I had before we met. He has only given me 2 of my tattoos so far. The 1st was a little anchor on my ring finger (he has one as well that he got many years ago) . The 2nd was a little acorn on the inside of my arm which was a friend tat with my business partner/best friend/bridesmaid Ashley.
How gorgeous do Emily & Kyle look? I love all the personal details they’ve put into their wedding and all the Autumn colours! Thank you to them both and to Joyeuse Photography for sharing their wedding with Marry Me Ink. Be sure to leave them some love!