I have been waiting what seems like forever to feature tattooed bride Jeni and her husband Oscar’s wedding from the awesome photo and video husband and wife team Nick and Maria of Studio 1208. I absolutely love them both and when Maria contacted me about her friend (Jeni) who got married at a fab villa in Mexico, I obviously had to feature is ASAP!
Well, we first met 16 years ago. I was 19 and he was 23 and dating my friend. (Just like any normal 19 year old, I let her know that when she was done with him I would be ready for my chance!) We hit it off and had way too much fun together (The poor guy was trying to finish college and I was in Party Girl mode). We dated for about 6 months and then I moved away. He went on to travel and work in Europe and I went and did my own thing, dated other guys etc. During those 14 years apart, I always thought about him.
We were never in love when I was 19, I was too young to even know what that was, but we had something special and I always hoped we would reunite (At least just to say “Hi”)
Fast forward, I’m 33 and getting separated from my then husband. Literally the same week Oscar, out of nowhere, popped up on my Instagram (I didn’t even know I was following him!) He was in my town and I immediately messaged him. One week later we made plans to meet up and grab a drink. I was so excited to just see my old friend, I didn’t expect what would happen next. He walked into that bar, gave me that famous hug and I literally melted. That’s when it all started. Ten months later he proposed and ten months after that I married him in Mexico. (Ten months after that I’m pregnant.. I think you know what happens ten months after that!) He is truly my soulmate. Our fate was strong enough and it brought us back together – Where we belong.
The details from our wedding were colorful, Spanish and romantic. We had a HUGE custom pink heart shaped piñata made that hung above us whilst we exchanged vows. That big heart truly represents our love. As for DIY – my sister in law dipped old wime bottles in gold glitter which were used as candle holders down the centre of the tables. They were absolutely perfect!
The highlight of our wedding, for me, was seeing the look on Oscar’s face as I walked down the aisle. Hearing his vows were very special – they were a journal entry from 13 weeks after we started dating. He wrote “The only thing I’d like to change about her is her last name…” Yep – BAWLING!!
AHHHH – How gorgeous is Jeni and Oscar’s wedding?!! I absolutely love their story. Yes, I welled up when I read Oscar’s vows too – Did you?!! Thank you to them both and to Nick and Maria of Studio 1208 for sharing their awesome Mexico wedding with Marry Me Ink. They also filmed their wedding video too.. Make sure to watch it! (I teared up watching that too!)
Photography and Videography: STUDIO 1208
Wedding Venue: Villa Amore, Sayulita, Mexico
Jeni’s Dress: La Sposa
Oscar & Groomsmen’s Suit: Bar 111, MACYS
Bridesmaid Dresses: Stone Cold Fox
Hair & Make up: Devon Duff