A Celebration Of Tattoos, Music And Love – Emma & James

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Today’s gorgeous tattooed bride is Emma – who decided a gorgeous fifties Lindy Bop wedding dress was the way to awesomely show her ink when she married husband James. Their wedding took place in Stone and alternative wedding photographer Lorna Lovecraft caught the beauty of it all, including Emma’s new tattoo that she got on the morning on their wedding day!

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Unfortunately, there was nothing exciting about our meeting. We met at a pub in a fairly local village. I do remember that whenever James would come to pick me up, you would hear his beloved car before you saw him – Thankfully that’s long gone now.

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Our clothes reflected our love of the vintage but with a modern edge. The tattoo that I had on the day, showing our love for tattoos and the music, because no one does music like the 50’s. It was perfect for us!

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I have always struggled with confidence when it came to my arms and legs. Tattoos have changed that for me and improved my body confidence. It was only right, the being a big part of my life that I had them on show.

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Me, my nan and step mum embraced the DIY where we could. We enjoyed decorating the venue with handmade decorations. My step mum helped me to make our bridesmaids gifts. But the highlight for me was the button and brooch bouquet that my nan made for me. I love it and still have it out now.

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We don’t have any couples tattoos as such but I remember a story for each of mine. So having one on my big day and in my dress will always mean something to me. Since the wedding day James has had one as a memory of the day, apparently it’s because I am the centre of his universe.

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For me, the highlight of our wedding day was probably having all our family and friends together in one place – a rare occurrence. Also having a theme that pretty much summed up our lives. James would probably say how happy he was to not have to pay for a single drink. Haha. Oh and the fact I got to marry my best friend, obviously!

As for your wedding day – Relax and enjoy it! It goes by so fast. In terms of tattoos – embrace and love them. They are part of what makes you. James adds, don’t go out and get drunk the night before – He had to suffer my annoyed messages the following morning. 

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I love Emma and James’ story – Thank you to them both and to Lorna Lovecraft Photography for sharing their day with Marry Me Ink. Be sure to check out their full list of suppliers at the end of the post and leave them some love.

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Photographer: Lorna Lovecraft
Wedding Ceremony: All Saints Church, Ranton
Wedding Reception: St Dominics Social Club, Stone
Emma’s Dress: Lindy Bop
Emma’s Petticoat: Vivien of Holloway
Suits: Next, River Island, Asos, Base London, eBay
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lindy Bop
Hair: Meggan Lawrinson
Make up: Sonny Silverstone
Cake: Sammy Cox
Paper Flowers & Buttonholes: Sally who has a shop at Dagfields in Nantwich. She made the bridesmaids paper flowers and the paper flower buttonholes.

One response to “A Celebration Of Tattoos, Music And Love – Emma & James

  1. Thanks so much for featuring! I loved Emma’s bouquet in particular and it was such an honour (not to mention fun!) watching and shooting her getting her new tattoo on the morning of the wedding 🙂 x