Category Archives: Vintage

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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Lucky Sixpence Bridal – A 50s Tattooed Bride

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Earlier this year, new, disruptive bridal wear company Lucky Sixpence Bridal held a look book fashion shoot with other like minded suppliers. Lucky Sixpence Bridal fancy themselves as ‘bridal outfitters for badass brides’ and their models certainly did have a badass vibe amongst them! The shoot comprised of a look from each of the decades 40s to 80s and together the models formed their own bridal girlgang. The aesthetic was a nod to Wes Anderson with a heavy representation of cake courtesy of bespoke designs from Kooky Bakes and the sumptuous dark wood and leather of the Boulogne Bar.

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The nod to the 50s was portrayed by the wonderful tattooed lady, Verity, wearing Lucky Sixpence Bridal’s ‘Rita’ dress – a soft take on the classic 50s shape with a sequinned bodice and a lace peeking out from under the skirt. Paired with some classic Vivienne Westwood X Melissa heels she embodied the modern pinup, ready to elope into the sunset!

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Lucky Sixpence Bridal curate and rejuvenate vintage and preloved bridal wear, working one on one with brides to be to tweak and upcycle their dresses. With this level of attention to detail and customisation you might expect the dresses to cost fortunes but the price point is crazy good with a preloved dress, with simple alterations costing around £300!

The lookbook shoot certainly showcased the exciting opportunities available to brides who choose to tweak a fabulous piece for their own big days. With the added bonus of up cycling being eco friendly and working with designers in the UK, looking good doesn’t have to cost the earth!

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A Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas Wedding – Tabitha & Eric

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Today on Marry Me Ink, tattooed bride Tabitha and husband Eric had a retro feel to their wedding that took place at the House of Blues, Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. From Las Vegas wedding Photographer Jamie Y Phography – Tabitha and Eric went on to celebrate at their wedding after-party at The Bourban Room at The Venetian.

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We met online on Hot or Not, an online dating site that you rate each others pictures (Before the days of Tinder!) – Back in the old days of MSN we decided to start chatting on there, we chatted for a couple of weeks and originally planned on just staying friends. He was an army boy who lived 9 hours away from me, but after getting along so well we decided on a mutual half way meeting place which was Barrie Ontario. We spent a weekend together and had an instant connection – He had me at Wendy’s burgers at 1am! 10 years later and one year married, dropping my life for some army boy was the best choice I could have made!

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We are big into being relaxed and having fun and we love music! Our ceremony took place outdoors in a garden setting, Our choice of restaurant was The House of Blues which was a laid back music venue with a good selection of normal foods, not that fancy stuff no one can pronounce and the afterparty was at The Bourban Room, the announcer is dressed as an 80’s hairband guy, and they play old rock and roll. The style I went for myself and my bridesmaids was rockabilly/pinup, which is something I am very into and have always admired. From the laid back outdoor ceremony, to the relaxed dinner for 15 and afterparty hearing nothing but rock and roll, all those things represented us to a T.

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