Category Archives: Vintage

A Boutique And Glamourous 1920s LA Wedding – Stephanie & Jonas

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Stephanie and Jonas’ LA wedding at Culver City Hotel, full of 1920s glamour, from Steve Cowell Photo.

We met each other at a hockey game. My roommate (Chelsea) at the time had tickets to go see the LA Kings play and her date fell through at the last minute so I decided to join her. She befriended my future husband in line while ordering beer and the rest was history, and ironically we both were wearing long sleeves the whole night and didn’t know until we became Instagram “friends” the next day how tattooed we both really were. 

The whole wedding was pretty much DIY. I didn’t want a wedding planner – I wanted it to be my own and even if things didn’t turn out perfect I was okay with that because it was something that I created with love and from my heart. I knew I wanted it to be 20’s themed with a touch of that Gatsby glamorous feel so I really stuck to that idea, almost everything was hand made or customized. Every single detail was thought of, almost like putting a puzzle together, every piece just fit so it was really neat seeing that vision come to life.

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A Vintage, Enchanting Chapel Wedding – Jaclyn & Joseph

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share tattooed bride Jaclyn and husband Joseph’s intimate chapel wedding from Tara O. Photos – the fab vintage pin up photographer.

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We first saw each other on Instagram. We started by dropping comments and likes on each other’s photos. Then a few weeks later we started chatting through DM. We continued talking every day for a few months, we would talk about everything from our favourite snacks to our goals in life. Our conversations lasted all night until one of us fell asleep. After that we knew we had to meet in person. From that moment on we knew it was forever!

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Our wedding was held at a Spanish style chapel that had a very vintage feel, along with a day of the dead themed cake. I had wedding cake themed bridal shoes and a Spanish inspired headdress. They were the bits that represented us as a couple.

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A Victorian Carnival Wedding Weeking Part II – Jo & Leigh

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You may remember that I eventually got round to blogging the first half of Jo and Leigh’s carnival wedding a few weeks ago. The ultimate tattooed bride Miss Jo Black got married last year and, in the run up, blogged for Marry Me Ink with all her planning details. Jo and her husband Leigh decided to split their wedding celebrations over two days – One day for the legal part with their very closest family and the second day celebrating with all of their friends. Today I get to share with you Jo and Leigh’s second day of celebrations from photographer Matthew Harris Photo.

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We decided to have a Victorian Carnival theme at the reception, a sort of freak show and circus vibe because we are far from normal people, and we wanted to just feel as comfortable as possible on our wedding day! Everything was also black and gold which looked amazing!

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I basically hand made everything decoration wise, roped my sister in law, bridesmaids and my mother in to a lot of making bunting and pompoms, hand painting signs and decorating our own cakes! Being an artist I really wanted to have as much input into the design elements of the day as possible. I kept a lot of it secret from Leigh, I wanted him to be wowed on the day! Everything was in black and gold, the best part of it for me was doing the cakes, we had so much fun and they looked amazing!

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Comic Books Meet Gothic Great Gatsby – Becky & Dan’s Halloween Wedding

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Today on Marry Me Ink is tattooed bride Becky and husband Dan’s Halloween wedding from the ever awesome Nandi Forward Photography. As well as being on Halloween, Backy and Dan had a gothic Great Gastby feel to their day with hint of superheroes at High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells.

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Our wedding was absolutely amazing, full of love, laughter, quirkiness, shared with the best family and friends and tattooed weirdos – Perfect!!

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I believe that all of our details represented us as a couple as they were included for this exact reason, but to pick a main detail I would say it would be our cake topper. It was of a heartagram, the logo of our favourite band “HIM”. They have been a big influence to both of us as individuals but also as a couple. My husband proposed to me when we went to London to see one of their gigs on Halloween and it was also 9 years ago to the date to when I had last seen them. We were also both at that gig but we didn’t realise at the time. He planned it very well.

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I also included extra little details to represent us both, including superhero and Alice in Wonderland playing cards, my batman garter (for my husband of course), the comic book table numbers and generally trying to keep the look quite dark and gothic, with a lot of blacks and purples, as it represents our taste and style. We are a “quirky” couple as my mum likes to describes us, but in the most loving way.

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