Category Archives: Planning

THE TATTOOED WEDDING COLLECTIVE @ THE TATTOO TEA PARTY 4-5TH MARCH

It’s nearly the weekend which can only mean one thing.. It’s the Tattoo Tea Party!! Join myself, Charlotte of Legend Bridal and the rest of The Tattooed Wedding Collective at Event City in Manchester, right by the Trafford Centre for a weekend of fairground rides, awesome tattoo artists and awesome businesses as we bring you handpicked suppliers perfect for your tattooed wedding!

Legend Bridal Designs

As we run up to the weekend, make sure you’re on the Marry Me Ink Instagram today to win a pair of weekend tickets for The Tattoo Tea Party where you’ll also get to meet all the awesome people who are part of The Tattooed Wedding Collective! For now, here’s a sneak peek of who will be joining us over the weekend.. We do have plenty more suppliers joining us over the weekend, but here are just a few who will be there!

Paragon Floral Design

At Paragon, we understand that our customers are not all the same. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to enable you to input your creative ideas and ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. Whatever your requirement, we love a creative challenge! We can cater to the most diverse of requirements and relish the opportunity to think outside the box. We work closely with our customers to create something totally unique.

We are looking forward to meeting potential clients who are interested in flowers. Whether it’s for their home, work space, or their wedding/event. We are excited to show off a few of our creative designs, and to be inspired by our surroundings over the weekend.

ZT Photography

CREATIVE // DOCUMENTARY // ALTERNATIVE // FUN // KICK-ASS

A fusion of creative, alternative, fun and documentary wedding photography, we are Zo + Liam. All round creative souls living by the seaside in Lancashire.

Our style is documentary with a side order of cinematic portraits. We love to capture emotion, bursts of movement, passion and energy alongside great narratives.

Debbie Gillespie Cake Design

I’m the Debbie behind Debbie Gillespie Cake Design.  I am an award-winning wedding cake designer, self-confessed Star Wars geek, lover of sushi and The Big Bang Theory.  I spend my days in my cosy Huddersfield workshop, listening to Radio 2 and creating edible works of art.  I love pretty flora and fauna, bold colours but mostly anything fun and quirky.  If you want a wedding cake that is totally bespoke, unique to you and a little out-of-the-ordinary, then I am definitely your woman.  No cake is too small/big/crazy!

Fruit Bat Textiles

Fruitbat Textiles is a Somerset based business that specialises in weaving and millinery. Last year the business released its first bridal collection, taking inspiration from Irregular Choice shoes. The Tattoo Tea Party will be the host for the launch of the second bridal collection and we can’t wait to see what you all think! This is the largest display the business would have done to date and we’re really looking forward to meeting some incredible, and talented people.  Continue reading

I Paint Flowers – Sand Dune Bridal Inspiration

Today on Marry Me Ink, we’re escaping this blustery weather and diving into the sand dunes with this floral inspiration including a gorgeous dress from Oh My Honey and photography from Marie Marry Me and Mira Al Pajarito.

The idea of this shoot was born a few months ago. In May we were working in London, and we met Oh My Honey, a vintage bridal brand based there. All the designs are absolutely feminine, with this special vintage touch… It was love at first sight! We had to work with Louise! This summer we contacted Felip Ariza to ask him to do an illustration (love his art!), we started planning this shooting. He sent us an illustration of two Mexican skulls (many thanks again Felip, they are lovely!). We took this picture as a departure to plan something. Our very first idea was a Mexican wedding inspiration shoot, but we realized that maybe it would be better to play only with the couple, in a private lovers shoot. We were also working in a fall inspiration shooting, based in a Charles Baudelaire’s poem: Autumn Song. Martin and I preferred to simplify things to keep working with both ideas.

We wrote Louise to let her know about the idea, and she was so excited too! She helped us to create the looks, in collaboration with L-O-M Fashion and Oh My Honey, a fashion brand with beautiful colourful designs, and some weeks after we received a parcel with a collection of gowns, silk scarfs, skirts, petticoats… When I opened the box, it felt like Christmas morning!

With Gaëlle, from Carnet de Noces, we planned a simple couple shooting in the dune of Pilat, the highest dune of Europe. Can you imagine the views? Just awesome… We told the story to Julie, a jewellery designer. She easily got the concept and sent us some look-books with designs from l’Atelier des Dames. We love her idea about to mix different beaded bracelets, to create a wristband!

Marie was wearing a red flower crown that Esther of Prairie Sauvage made for the shoot. She made also a boutonnière in the same palette for Romain. They were both simply lovely! Julia Marty, the artist behind the brushes, highlighted her cheeks and painted her lips in red. She tied Marie’s hair in a low bun, to crown her head with red flowers. She was gorgeous… We wanted red floral accessories, something less formal than a bouquet. And Esther helped us to choose the perfect match for the couple.

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ORLA JAMES – Choosing Your Wedding Ring

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to introduce you to Orla James, an online jeweller with a wide range of beautiful rings for the groom as well as the bride!

On the hunt for our own wedding rings, I though I’d take a look at the options for us both and share with you our favourites!

I love the idea of a plain wedding band such as the ones above, especially the Side Curve ring. If you wanted something super plain, there is also the Flat Ring, or maybe something with a bit of design, there is the Classic Court with Milgrain Edges.These were our favourite mens’ rings when looking through the choices (Seriously, there were plenty to choose from!). We especially like the detailing on the tile pattern ring and the simplicity of the Flat Court with Bevelled Edges.

Now, it’s time for my favourite rings of all from Orla James – The rings with all the sparkles (Which I think will eventually be one of my choices!). First is the Full Off Set Single Round Diamond Ring –  The off-centre set creates the illusion of a thicker band which I love. I think the most favourite of mine is the Half Set Medium Baguette Ring – I love that the diamonds in this ring are placed horizontally, creating a slim and sleek design. Another version of this is the Full Set Baguette Ring – with rectangular diamonds placed next to each other, createing more of a shine. Another of my favourites is the Curved Ring Side Set with Diamonds – Curved perfectly to fit comfortably with your engagement ring with the diamonds giving enhanced brilliance.

Make sure to head to Orla James to select your perfect wedding ring! Don’t forget that most of their rings come in a variety of metals – So whether you love white, yellow or rose gold, you’ll more than likely find the ring for you both!

PINSPIRATION – TROPICAL TIKI WEDDING INSPIRATION

Throughout 2017, I will be bringing some gorgeous wedding inspiration on a fortnightly basis from the wonderful world of Pinterest. Planning my own wedding is fun, especially when there are so many ideas to choose from. These posts will not only bring colour schemes for your wedding, but entire themes, such as this one – The TIKI wedding – Perfect for the Tropical bride!

Below you can see my selection of favourites from the Tiki Wedding pins, but make sure you follow Marry Me Ink on Pinterest for plenty of other wedding inspiration. Do you have a wedding theme or style in mind for your own big day? I’d love to hear about them!

Tropical Wedding Altar
Tiki Wedding Cake
Pineapple Table Decoration
Tropical Bouquet
Tropical Print Bridesmaid Dress
Tropical Table Decor
Tiki Wedding Stationery