Category Archives: Vintage

Rubies, Opals & Diamonds – Art Deco Rings from Browns Family Jewellers

For those who don’t know, I’m currently in the stages of planning my own wedding for 2018. The major stuff is all covered (Venue, dress, photographer, flowers etc.) and with just over 12 months to go until the big day, I’ve started looking at unique wedding rings. Rob proposed last year whilst we were on holiday in Rhodes with a beautiful vintage ring with rubies and diamonds that he purchased of Etsy. I’ve been looking into vintage looking rings to compliment it and I cam across Browns Family Jewellers – A high street jewellers in Yorkshire who have over 25 years in the industry. They specialise is pre-owned and vintage jewellery which is perfect for what I’m looking for. If you’re looking for your own vintage or art deco engagement ring – here are a few of my favourites:

18CT WHITE GOLD DIAMOND DRESS RING

This stunning 18ct white gold 0.55ct diamond dress ring has a gorgeous Art Deco design set with bright white diamonds – I love the shapes and setting of them.

DIAMOND & OPAL CLUSTER RING

The ring features an oval cut opal claw set to the centre surrounded by bright white, brilliant cut diamonds set within the elevated pierced decorated ring setting. Opals has a wonderful play on colour that captures the light perfectly when worn.

DIAMOND AND RUBY CLUSTER RING

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Who got engaged over the winter break? I’d love to hear your stories and see you beautiful rings.. Make sure you go and share them over on the Marry Me Ink Facebook page!

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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