Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you Brittany and Marc’s gorgeous wedding from Sara of This Modern Love Photography that took place at The Jewell House in Georgia. They both wore brooches to remember their dogs that were no longer with them which is the cutest thing, ever.
I (Brittany) met Marc through a family friend when I went to watch my brother play softball. She took one look at me and said “Oh I know someone you have to meet.” She contacted me online, and so did he.. The rest is history.
We tried to insert our personalities into the day as much as we could. I opted for a pink wedding dress because I’ve never worn white ever and couldn’t envision myself in a “traditional” gown. When I was younger I thought I’d wear a gown with sleeves but as soon as I started getting tattooed I knew that strapless was the only way to go.
Happy New Year! Welcome to all those who got engaged over the Christmas period.. Also, which of you have their weddings this year – I have mine!
To kick off 2018 on Marry Me Ink, I get to bring you this gorgeous elopement from Tiree Dawson Photography – Sharon and Richard had their intimate day at Cragwood Country House Hotel and it was perfect!
I met Richard at 19 when I started my first full time job when I was 19 where he was already working at the same company. I was single at the time and Richard was with another girl. We hit it off straight away and became good work
friends pretty fast. We remained close through all this and fought like an old married couple.. 6 years later my relationship fell apart and so did Richards, and I am telling you now these events were separate and not connected at all but everyone put 2 and 2 together and came up with 5.
Richard was a rock for me – A total of 8 years later after having to leave my job and move away as everyone was sure we had had this massive scandalous affair, we have a home, a menagerie and a wonderful life together, Richard proposed on Christmas eve 2015, 12 October 2017 we got married.
I think it was how we got married that represented us both the most. It was almost an elopement – With just Richard and myself, the venue organised the whole thing and even provided the witnesses. That is us all over. People assume from our appearance, coloured hair, tattoos, bald head and big beard (obviously only in Richards case), that we are confident and love being the centre of attention and that could not be further from the truth. Richard was so concerned about being on display while getting married that he dreaded the thought of getting married, what is the point if one of you hates ever minute, it is about the two of you so that is what we made it.
As Christmas is drawing nearer and we start to wind down with our families (or not so much if you’re working over the Christmas period – I know I am with my career in the NHS) We will be staying quiet here on Marry Me Ink.
But just before I sign off until 2018, to celebrate this magical season, thrifty and eco friendly bridal wear brand Lucky Sixpence Bridal got together a coven of excellent wedding businesses for their Winter bridal shoot ‘Babe With The Power’ shot by wedding and fashion photographer Phil at Grey Fox Photography.
Too often the wedding industry pushes one ideal of bridal beauty and wedding style and all the wedding vendors involved in this shoot had had enough! As an alternative to the often OTT Great Gatbsy, furs and glitter themed shoots for winter brides, Anna from Lucky Sixpence Bridal and Michaela from Clear Hearts Planning took inspiration from the millennial obsession with witchyness with bath salts and sage sticks from She’s Lost Control and candles from Mama Moon, not to mention the backdrop of the stunning and gothic Salmestone Grange. The outfit, boots by House of Elliot, hairpieces and veil from Mcfayden Millinery, hair by Hayley at Meraki and make up by Sasha Prebble enhanced our winter bride, Fern’s natural beauty and magnetism – making her the Babe With The Power. Incredible skin products from cult US brand Witch Baby Soap such as ‘Graveyard Body Oil’ were used to make Fern glow ethereally and bring her look together as a sparkling white witch.
Intermingled with the theme of spirituality the shoot celebrates a number of wedding trends predicted for 2018 (maybe they used their crystal ball, no joke – there was a crystal ball on set thanks to the styling by Clear Hearts Planning) such as the amazing Practical Magic inspired cape from Born To Thread (90s goths all the way!), black accents and crystals.
Furthering the alternative take on weddings theme, the wedding breakfast and wedding cake were in the form of pagan styled ‘festival bread’ by Modern Provider displayed in woven baskets from La Basketry, fairytale-perfect chocolate apples and pure white candy floss from vegan treat providers Naughty Floss.
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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Danyell and Paul’s wedding that took place in Gretna Green at Water Gardens Wedding Venue earlier this year. You may remember their woodland engagement shoot last month and Daz Mack Photography was there to capture their day and it awesome – They had their pug Viggo there on the day too.
My tattoos did take a big part into my consideration when choosing a dress as I’m a plus size. I wanted my back piece on show which Paul was doing for me as part of a wedding present (he’s an amazing tattoo artist @Watsonsith), so I wanted an open back and a tulle skirt, which I found. I went for ivory as I wanted the whole romantic look – everyone thought I’d wear a colour which I was tempted to do dark grey but my sister helped sway me to the ivory which I’m thankful for.
We have a few couples’ tattoos and will no doubt get more in the future as we’re in the industry it’s a no brainier that we’ll get more, be it for more pets or kids – just our growing family and love for each other.