Category Archives: Planning

A Rock & Roll Bridal Shoot Up North – The Bridal Emporium

Tim Dunk Photography

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you this epic bridal shoot complete with Yorkshire elements along with the rock and roll edge. Styled by The Bridal Emporium – A Leeds based bridal shop celebrating all the wonderful British designers that bring you all your glamorous vintage and boho bridal style gowns and Yorkshire Menswear providing the slick suits for the groom.

Owner of The Bridal Emporium in Leeds, Claire Amelia, is thrilled to show off the latest pictures from the rock’n’roll wedding photo-shoot that was set at New Craven Hall in April, 2017. Embracing a very Northern theme, the set was filled with elements of a rustic-nature feel, along with a typical feature of the Yorkshire greetings ‘Ey Up’. 

The suppliers brought out the best of British with a number of Northern based participants. Including Tim Dunk, the wonderful photographer who oozes an immense amount of coolness within each frame, making the venue, New Craven Hall in Leeds, shine with an edgy retro feel. The chosen venue is a new industrial space, providing a trendy and blank area, perfect for pimping out to fit to any desired theme! An added touch of punk really aims to appeal to the tattoo market, along with the two models that were specifically chosen to compliment the Yorkshire rock look of the whole photo-shoot.

The models were fashioned with a simple, boho inspired style and the dresses were supplied by the amazing wedding dress designer, Eliza Jane Howell. The gowns fitted perfectly with the boho/vintage look, with sequined details that contrasted and added a softer detail to the whole setting. The accessories were provided by ourselves at The Bridal Emporium, gorgeous floral head wear and white punk heels complimented the female models, Kellie, body art. Byron, the male model, was styled with a more austere look to emphasise on the wedding gowns. The very talented make-up artist, Amanda, from Lipstick and Curls opted for deep purple-red lips which paired well with natural toned eyes.

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Gothic Winter Wedding Inspiration

Today on Marry Me Ink, we’re heading to Canada – The perfect inspiration for your winter wedding planning. With below-freezing temperatures outside in the snow, the bride wrapped up in a leather jacket whilst being photographed by the fab Jennifer Georgette Photography. I’m in love with crystal tiaras at the moment at this one from Lovespun Creations is gorgeous!!

I first connected with Tracey from Sugar by Tracey a few months back and we decided that we wanted to do a styled wedding that was a bit more dark and moody then the weddings we had been a part of.  We decided on a date in February and from there enlisted the help of Darcie from Something Borrowed Wedding and Event Design and Travis from Calyx Floral Design to come up with the styling concept of the shoot.

We worked with some incredible vendors and the final product looked beyond amazing. The models we had were actually a married couple so it made my job much easier as they were totally in love and it felt almost like a real wedding. The bride Ida had some incredibly stunning tattoos to show off but unfortunately since we live in Canada and it is winter the day of the shoot ended up being a little colder than anticipated so she had to wear her jacket a bit more. But they were such troopers and even did some outside in -20 weather.

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The Tattooed Wedding Collective

So last weekend marked the 6th Tattoo Tea Party at Manchester’s Event City where Legend Bridal and I launched The Tattooed Wedding Collective and had with us some amazing suppliers who we loved getting to now over the course of the weekend after only ever speaking online.

After stamping 100 bags and filling them with goodies each morning, it was great to meet some awesome people over the weekend including some of you that are planning your own tattooed wedding! The epic ZT Photography joined us over the weekend and took the models and myself for a mini shoot by the dodgems on the last day – We had so much fun!

Debbie Gillespie Cake Design

As well as Debbie’s show stopping cakes, we also had Paragon Floral Design with us over the weekend and their eye catching area – complete with flying crows. They certainly attracted the majority of the visitors to our corner.

Paragon Floral Design

We also had Unity Ceremonies with us who, on their stand, had a beautiful example of one the weddings Liz had been a part of.

Unity Civil Celebrancy

We also had the delight of having Art for Soles customised shoes with us too – Complete with Harry Potter and Walking Dead shoes and bags!

Art For Soles Customised Shoes

There were also beautiful tweed and glittery bows and perfect accessories for your pretty little head from Fruit Bat Textiles too – So much so, Zoe wore one all weekend!

Fruit Bat TextilesZT Photography

And keeping our models looking pristine all weekend, we had the fabulous Kokino Hair and award winning bridal make up artist Sonara Parker on hand all weekend creating plenty of looks to match the dresses.

Kokino Hair

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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