Category Archives: Vendor Love

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!

MARRY ME INK – BEST OF 2016

This is it – The final post of 2016. It’s been exciting yet quieter than normal on my part. It’s been exciting due to myself and Rob getting engaged this summer (Seriously how do you guys do it – We can’t find a wedding venue we want!) and that 2017 has some MASSIVE things in store for Marry Me Ink.. I get to bring the Tattooed Wedding Collective to the Tattoo Tea Party with Legend Bridal Designs where we’re bringing some our handpicked favourite suppliers!

Marry Me Ink has had the chance to feature so many awesome weddings this year and connect with some awesome photographers from the UK and around the rest of the world – Thank you to you and your couples for letting me share your special day on the blog! Below are my favourite 12 weddings of 2016 (I already have a collection that I’m saving ready for the start of 2017 – You’ll just have to wait until next week).

STUDIO 1208A COLOURFUL, ROMANTIC, PIÑATA FILLED WEDDING IN MEXICO – JENI & OSCAR

MATTHEW HARRIS PHOTOA VICTORIAN CARNIVAL WEDDING WEEKEND PART II – JO & LEIGH

GABRIEL GALVANIA SÃO PAULO ELOPEMENT IN A PARKING LOT – NANY & JEAN

JASON WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHYA FARM WEDDING AND A BRIDE WITH DREADLOCKS – SARITA & JAMES

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A Dark & Romantic Theatrical Wedding Inspiration

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It’s finally here! The gorgeous collaboration that happened earlier in 2016 with Edith & Winston Bridalwear, Tux and Tales Photography, Fuller Figure Fuller Bust and Sugar, Darling? and Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, has now hit the blog after being featured in Gorgeous Bride Magazine!

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To help with the romantic feel of the shoot, we had such a wonderful team on board including Kerry Baker Make Up Artist and Wedlocks Bridal Hair Specialist to make our faces beautiful and also Pearls and Swine and HF Couture to helped us accessorise us like glittering darlings!

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We also had the awesome Ellen of LND Events on board for the day who helped create a gorgeous floral, woodland deep theatrical feel to the tablescapes on the day with the help from Paragon Floral Design, Mani’s Creative Services, Sally Jane Cake Designs and Roses & China.

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