Today I get to share with you gorgeous tattooed bride Tamar and her husband Nick’s North Yorkshire wedding that took place at the beautiful Danby Castle by Esk Valley Weddings from John Hope Photography. Tamar confesses that she went a bit crazy with the DIY and even made her own dress – it’s amazing!
Our wedding was inspired by roses, Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, vintage cups of tea, floral prints, lace, mason jars, and the country side”, said Tamar. “We wanted to keep it as true to ourselves as possible. The most important thing for us was that our wedding represented our own personalities. If there is anything that shines in our character – is that both are a mix of classic and modern.
Nick has an amazing moustache (he even made his groomsmen grown moustaches for the wedding day!) and I’m a creative person and always try to express myself in any possible way (including my skin!)
Of course, the most important DIY project was my own dress! I couldn’t find anything that I felt comfortable or suited me, one night I had a revelation while I was in bed… ran to my desk and I drew it! I ordered the fabric from Japan and all the glass came from the Czech Republic. To be honest I can’t tell how long it took me because I was doing a little bit everyday. I had been sewing all my life (and now it’s part of my profession) and I think that if I had bought a dress from a shop I wouldn’t be true to myself.
Our advice to other couples would be to get the best photographer you can get – You will never regret it. We are so glad with John’s work! At the end of the day, the wedding day will pass fast. Have something to remember it. Another advice, If you want to get crazy about DIY like us, make your research and practice plenty with enough time in case you need a plan B!
How awesome is Tamar & Nick’s wedding. I love all the DIY elements to their wedding and Tamar’s handmade dress is just gorgeous! Thank you to them both and to John Hope Photography for sharing with Marry Me Ink today!