Marry Me Ink loves all tattooed brides, especially when paired with timeless vintage dresses like these from Glory Days Vintage and Couture Bridalwear. Using a breathtaking medieval church as the backdrop, photographer Steven Eric Parker caught the dresses in a beautiful light. Hayley of Glory Days shared the images with me and I just had to share!
Steven and I have worked together many times before, and when he mentioned he could get access to shoot in a beautiful Medieval church in North Yorkshire we knew we absolutely had to take the opportunity.
I asked Rachel from Ducks & Daffodils to make us some flower crowns which were open at the back so we could use them as collars too, and she also made us some fresh flower cuffs. I love how they turned out, the sweet pea collar was beautiful!
Ducks and Daffodils are a local florist who specialise in organic seasonal local flowers, grown and arranged by themselves in York, and when they came on board for the shoot and I had managed to book the beautiful Katie to model we decided to let the gorgeous blooms and Katie’s stunning array of tattoos speak for themselves by keeping everything else as simple as possible.
I called up Victoria Farr to collaborate on the shoot too as I’ve worked with her before and knew she could deliver just the look we wanted; understated and classic to compliment the surroundings and dresses.
I chose two original vintage dresses (a 1930s bias cut silk one with Chantilly lace, and a white 1970s organza and lace dress with long sleeves), and two vintage inspired designs (a 1930s style bias cut satin number and a 1960s inspired lace and silk dress) which were made in my atelier in York. Katie looks pretty goddamn amazing in everything so it wasn’t hard to dress her!
How gorgeous are these dresses? There’s a full list of those involved in the shoot at the end of this post. Thank you to Hayley of Glory Days Vintage and Couture Bridalwear for sharing with Marry Me Ink. Be sure to leave some love for the team involved!