Today I get to share a tattooed bride styled shoot that’s a bit different to what I’ve already featured on Marry Me Ink before. From Tiltawhirl Imagery, I bring you the tattooed bride elopement!
Our styled shoot began as a desire to show brides there were options
Wedmore Place is a European-inspired hotel on the grounds of the Williamsburg Winery. Every bit of a wedding can be customized so that you can be true to yourself. Don’t want to wear white… Don’t! Don’t want to carry a bouquet… Don’t! Want to elope… Do it! (But still hire a photographer!) We were also inspired by the hotel’s European flavorings and the open and inviting atmosphere of a smaller hotel, where people you have never met welcome you with open arms and invite you into their gatherings.
As with all of our shoots, we had a cinematic approach complete with storyline…
Once upon a time…
Having met while traveling the world, Henry and Antigone grew closer together with each and every passport stamp they collected. Realizing they soon would part ways and head to different lives in different countries, Henry asked for Antigone’s hand in marriage. Never wanting to have a single moment apart, the couple knew their elopement would be the start of their greatest adventure. The couple remembered a brochure they’d found in a small town a few stops back that would make for the perfect place to exchange vows. Arrangements were made and they set off. As soon as they saw the picturesque drive and the hotel that looked like a quaint castle nestled deep in wine vineyards, they knew this was a place they’d revisit over and over in their minds eye.
The couple looked at each other and knew they had found it. The place their lives would truly begin. As they entered, they walked through the halls setting out to find the spot to exchange their vows. As they searched, they came across hotel guests who welcomed them to the most perfect feast and gave them a place to relax after their long journey. When the news of the couple’s intention was shared, the feast became a celebration. (Who ever said receptions have to happen after the wedding!?)
After finding the perfect dress, Antigone begins to get ready to meet her future husband at the altar.
Numb to the cold (figuratively and literally), they stepped out in the snow and said, “I do.” After a seemingly endless kiss, they went inside to end the night by the warm fire, with their friends at their side… And they lived happily ever after..
I love this styled elopement! I love that the bride eloped in a yellow dress and the groom in a chequered shirt! Thank you for Tiltawhirl Imagery for sharing this elopement with Marry Me Ink today.. There’s a full list of the wonderful suppliers at the end of this post! Tell me, are you planning on getting eloped?
Video of the day – M&M Studio
Venue: Wedmore Place
Florist: Aleen Floral Design
Stationery: Constantly Alexandra
Coordinator: Cherry Blossom Weddings
Cake: Cindy’s Cakery
Hair and Make-up: Body Works Day Spa and Salon and Emily Garbee-Harris
Assistant: Lori Shelton