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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.
Posted in Vintage, Wedding
Tagged 1920s Bride, 1920s Wedding, Culver City Hotel, Inked Bride, LA Wedding, Mikaella Bridal, Steve Cowell Photo, Tattooed Bride, Tattooed Wedding Photography, vintage wedding
Today’s wedding features two gorgeous tattooed brides Ashley and Alyssa. The day involved a helicopter entrance at the American Helicopter Museum, a bride in a tux and an amazing 1920s vibe, captured by the awesome BG Productions – an epic husband and wife team based in Philadelphia. Plus – What’s more awesome than pizza and donuts at a wedding?!
We went to different schools in the same neighborhood. We both noticed each other around town, but it wasn’t that hard to spot each other since neither of us shied away from bizarre and out of the ordinary styles. Eventually we were introduced by mutual friends. We dated for a few months but broke up after a misunderstanding and didn’t talk for about a year. Finally Ashley sent me a email saying she wanted to see me, she claims she couldn’t stay away any longer. Our first time seeing each other we went to Philadelphia for the 4th of July fireworks and she held me while we watched. We have been inseparable and completely in love since then. We see the fireworks every 4th of July since that first time Almost 9 years ago. Last year she proposed to me under the fireworks. It was really surreal.
Alyssa – I mean I came in on a helicopter and that probably should have been the highlight… But as soon as I got to the end of the isle and looked up to see my gorgeous wife waiting for me, the helicopter was quickly forgotten. I knew she said she was wearing a tux. But I didn’t have any idea what it was going to look like. Honestly I thought it was going to be frumpy. But it wasn’t she looked like such a rockstar. The rest of the day went really fast. But when I think back thats all I remember is her standing waiting for me.
Ashley – So this is kind of cliche but the truth is the walk down the isle is the first thing I think of every time the wedding comes into my head. I am never super impressed by wedding dresses, to me they are overpriced white dresses, but deep down, I knew that Alyssa was going to pull something spectacular out. We were never going for the traditional aspect in our wedding but one tradition I wanted to keep in tact was to not see my wife until she walked to me down the isle. I wouldn’t change that image for anything in the world now. I have truly never seen her look so beautiful and I have never seen a wedding dress I have loved more. Her jewelry made her sparkle like a diamond and her eyes were so calm and almost crimson in color (I am not really sure how she pulled that off). I have never been so overwhelmed by her beauty. There may have been a tear or two..
“Everything about our wedding was unique to us. We didn’t put anything in because it was supposed to be there, we put it there because we love it.”
Posted in Random, Vintage, Wedding
Tagged 1920s Wedding, American Helicopter Museum Wedding, BG Productions, Equally Wed, Marriage Equality, Same Sex Wedding, Tattooed Bride, Tattooed Wedding Photography, vintage wedding
It’s Friday! And to round off the week, I get to share with you Alica and Tyler’s modern Gatsby wedding from Kristel Collins Photography. The gorgeous venue for their wedding I hear you ask? The Life Arts Centre – Full of amazing banquet halls in downtown Riverside, CA. Kristel wore a gorgeous Maggie Sottero dress too!
We met at the age of 15 in youth group… We began dating in our Freshman year of High School but we eventually separated. We then found our way back to each other when we were 24 and have been inseparable ever since.
The highlight of our wedding day for me, was walking down the aisle… That is the one moment I had dreamed about since Tyler proposed. I just couldn’t wait to see his face! Even though we’d been dating on and off for about 14 years, I still had butterflies during that moment.
A Mix Of Silent Film Glamour And An Aero-Nautical Theme
I know! I’m finally sharing this fabulous collaboration that took place last year with Jaye of Tux & Tales Photography!
What we both wanted from this shoot was to create something dark and glamorous like you would see in 1920s films. With the fabulous vintage eras that have started to surround us on screen lately (Boardwalk Empire, Gangster Squad and The Great Gastby just to name a few), I’ve been dying to be able to swim glamorously around in beautiful silk gowns whilst listening to jazz.
Teaming up with Tux & Tales Photography, Charisma Bridal Hairdressing, Jo Bilham, I Am Nat, All Wrapped Up Events, some of my favourite Manchester venues and many more, helped us create the dark and glamorous 20s look we were hoping for.
If you’re looking to go with the glamorous 1920s for your own wedding, there are certain details which are sure to have you looking like you stepped out of the Ritz! Plunging necklines, and timeless hairpieces are essential for this era.
If it is dark glamour you’re after, then heavy eye make-up will take you there. The gorgeous make-up for this shoot was created by make-up artist Jo Bilham. Remember that red is your friend. There’s nothing I love more than red lips on a bride, it’s such a simple trick that makes you automatically step back in time.
Posted in Bridal Shoots, Inspirational, Vendor Love
Tagged 1920s Wedding, Autumn Wedding Inspiration, Boardwalk Empire, Gangster Squad, Great Gatsby Wedding, Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry, Manchester Wedding Venues, vintage wedding, Wedding Inspiration