Category Archives: Vintage

Merry Kitschmas! Tasty Sweet Christmas Wedding Inspiration

It’s December!! And in three weeks time will be one of my favourite times of the year – Christmas!

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you this amazing styled shoot from Chloe Lee Photography and Michaela at Clear Hearts – THE Rock and Roll events planner for the UK.. Imagine all your favourite things about Christmas all in one place – That’s what this shoot is about. I love it when my house looks like Christmas threw up in it and this is why I love this shoot – full of all the vintage and kitsch wonders you can find!

The idea was born of my love of “more is more,” Bjork and artists like Paul Yore, this mixed with Chloe Lee’s love of all things kitsch, Disney and O.T.T. Meant the cuteness flowed. She is the perfect pick for photographer as she knows how to make everything look adorable. 

I (Michaela, Clear Hearts) got all of us involved in bringing the kitsch, even though we all had different jobs on this shoot the team bought some of their fave Christmas Kitsch items for me to add into the styling. It made for such a great selection and made the van so full of fun. Kayleigh K our MUA bought her personal style of flawless bright skin and she added some beautiful sparkle to fit our theme. 

The cake with biscuits hanging from it was the genius idea of Malarkey cakes who also made the sparkly doughnuts hanging on the DIY mini doughnut wall made by Clear Hearts. They created the adorable biscuit pops which eliminated any sticky finger problems as the bride and groom tucked in enthusiastically.

Looking at the models  (makeup artist Yazz and tattoo artist Chris) you can see why Paper Hearts paintings was so keen to illustrate their likeness, she did a beautiful job and it turned out the couple were already big fans of her work! What a lovely Christmas gift that they got to keep after the fun day of shooting.

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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

The vibrant reddy pink hue of this ruby is offset fantastically by the impressive brilliant cut diamonds – I am in love with the diamonds on the shoulders of this ring.  Continue reading

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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