Today I get to share with you Katie (who has the most gorgeous purple locks – I have serious hair envy) and Mathew’s post-wedding portraits from Carla Blain Photography. As a busy mum of four, Katie talks about how lovely it was to take time out and be pampered. They were both pleased to finally have beautiful wedding images that they could treasure forever.
Our story is a bit of a crazy, busy whirlwind. I met Mathew at work 3 years ago when I began working as a staff nurse. We both work within the operating theatres at our local hospital so our eyes actually met over an open abdomen! Our first meeting was him teaching me how to mop up blood properly and him mocking my cleaning skills (which continue to this day!) For me, it was an instant attraction. He was funny, tall, sexy, tattooed and at the time, he had an awesome Mohican hair cut and a large spacer/plug in his ear. I was instantly hooked.
You’d think he would be quite an intimidating figure for the elderly patients coming into theatre, but the older ladies absolutely loved him. And so did I! Unfortunately he was completely oblivious to my attempts at flirting for quite some time. Put it this way, he had plenty of attention from the ladies in the hospital and broke quite a few hearts along the way. Being 5 years older than him, and a mother of two young children already, I never really thought we could have a future together as we had completely different life styles, but I still couldn’t get him out of my mind. I knew I wanted him. Long and messy story short…. He finally saw sense when he almost lost me and we started seeing each other in May 2013.
We went on our first holiday together in the July where we had a lot of fun and drank a LOT of pina colada…. We stayed in an awful apartment but we still had an amazing time and laughed non stop. We grew close very quickly and before we knew it, talks of the future and possible babies were in the air already, but what we didn’t know is that a little person had already been in the making since our pina colada filled holiday! Once we found out I was pregnant, we decided to fast forward our plans and just get married.
We were married in Wrexham registry office on the 3rd of January 2014. It wasn’t the all singing, all dancing, tattooed, colourful hair and skull filled wedding we would of liked, but we were surrounded by our close family and celebrated that evening with a little party at our house.
We had our beautiful daughter (Amelie) in April 2014 and we’ve just welcomed our son (Reuben) into the world on the 22nd of September this year. Mathew has gone from being a free and single man who lived on his own, to a married father of 4, all within just over two years! He’s a fantastic daddy and the best husband I could of ever wished for. I keep saying I wish I could clone him because every woman needs a Mathew! He’s the kindest, most selfless and hard working person I’ve ever met and we are so very lucky to have him in our lives. He’s amazing and I fall in love with him a little more every day.
How wonderful is Katie and Mathew’s story? I love how even though they were married in 2014, they took the time this year to get amazing portraits of them both in their wedding dress and suit. Thank you to them both and to Carla Blain Photography for sharing with Marry Me Ink today.
Photography: Carla Blain Photography
Katie’s Dress: First Lady Bridal House – Wrexham
Hair: Emma Roberts – Luxurious Locks
Make Up: Nicky Cox – Paint Me Beautiful
Katie’s Skull Engagement Ring & Personalised Necklace: HoliMoli Silver By Fiona