Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Hannah and Leigh’s Central Park elopement from Windcatcher Photography and Claire at Wed In Central Park.
Many might be surprised to learn that weddings in the US are legally binding all over the world. So, for example Brits and Australians, such as Hannah and Leigh, can arrive in New York and get married within a day or two. Even outdoors, somewhere as classically iconic as Central Park. All you have to do is go to City Hall to pick up your marriage license, wait at least 24 hours, and then you can have the ceremony. Someone like Wed in Central Park can do the rest for you. So, you can relax and enjoy your wedding, and the celebrations in the incredible city of New York, truly a place with something for everyone. Then, a few weeks after your return home, you will get your marriage certificate in the post to your home address.
“We had the ceremony in Cop Cot which was my favourite in the whole park, not just for the ceremony but the pictures were just beautiful too. We rode bikes around a week prior to the wedding and I just knew we picked the perfect location. We travelled 20 hours on a plane to New York from our home in Melbourne, Australia, and we had almost 2 weeks there before the wedding as it was my first time so had to fit in plenty of sightseeing and shopping. I had a fairly traditional lace white dress but nothing big or heavy, just a small train which was perfect for me, I felt like a queen. My flowers were beyond expectation, a beautiful big bouquet of red roses (to match my hair) with a few white ones scattered through.”
“Firstly it was decided that we would elope just the two of us as we don’t like the “drama” that seems to be associated with weddings, and also we just wanted something quiet but when my parents found out what we were thinking we decided it best to still elope in a sense but only invite immediate family and partners so we had 10 guests altogether. As a young girl I thought I always wanted a beach wedding so Mexico was our first choice, After looking into the requirements it was too hard and we just wanted simple and easy, USA was our next option and New York just seemed like the perfect choice.”
As Christmas is drawing nearer and we start to wind down with our families (or not so much if you’re working over the Christmas period – I know I am with my career in the NHS) We will be staying quiet here on Marry Me Ink.
But just before I sign off until 2018, to celebrate this magical season, thrifty and eco friendly bridal wear brand Lucky Sixpence Bridal got together a coven of excellent wedding businesses for their Winter bridal shoot ‘Babe With The Power’ shot by wedding and fashion photographer Phil at Grey Fox Photography.
Too often the wedding industry pushes one ideal of bridal beauty and wedding style and all the wedding vendors involved in this shoot had had enough! As an alternative to the often OTT Great Gatbsy, furs and glitter themed shoots for winter brides, Anna from Lucky Sixpence Bridal and Michaela from Clear Hearts Planning took inspiration from the millennial obsession with witchyness with bath salts and sage sticks from She’s Lost Control and candles from Mama Moon, not to mention the backdrop of the stunning and gothic Salmestone Grange. The outfit, boots by House of Elliot, hairpieces and veil from Mcfayden Millinery, hair by Hayley at Meraki and make up by Sasha Prebble enhanced our winter bride, Fern’s natural beauty and magnetism – making her the Babe With The Power. Incredible skin products from cult US brand Witch Baby Soap such as ‘Graveyard Body Oil’ were used to make Fern glow ethereally and bring her look together as a sparkling white witch.
Intermingled with the theme of spirituality the shoot celebrates a number of wedding trends predicted for 2018 (maybe they used their crystal ball, no joke – there was a crystal ball on set thanks to the styling by Clear Hearts Planning) such as the amazing Practical Magic inspired cape from Born To Thread (90s goths all the way!), black accents and crystals.
Furthering the alternative take on weddings theme, the wedding breakfast and wedding cake were in the form of pagan styled ‘festival bread’ by Modern Provider displayed in woven baskets from La Basketry, fairytale-perfect chocolate apples and pure white candy floss from vegan treat providers Naughty Floss.
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Tagged Alternative Bride, Alternative wedding, Gothic Bridal Inspiration, Gothic Bride, Gothic Wedding, Grey Fox Photo, Lucky Sixpence Bridal, Wedding Inspiration, Wedding Planning, Winter Bridal Shoot, Witchy Bridal Shoot
Tim Dunk Photography
Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you this epic bridal shoot complete with Yorkshire elements along with the rock and roll edge. Styled by The Bridal Emporium – A Leeds based bridal shop celebrating all the wonderful British designers that bring you all your glamorous vintage and boho bridal style gowns and Yorkshire Menswear providing the slick suits for the groom.
Owner of The Bridal Emporium in Leeds, Claire Amelia, is thrilled to show off the latest pictures from the rock’n’roll wedding photo-shoot that was set at New Craven Hall in April, 2017. Embracing a very Northern theme, the set was filled with elements of a rustic-nature feel, along with a typical feature of the Yorkshire greetings ‘Ey Up’.
The suppliers brought out the best of British with a number of Northern based participants. Including Tim Dunk, the wonderful photographer who oozes an immense amount of coolness within each frame, making the venue, New Craven Hall in Leeds, shine with an edgy retro feel. The chosen venue is a new industrial space, providing a trendy and blank area, perfect for pimping out to fit to any desired theme! An added touch of punk really aims to appeal to the tattoo market, along with the two models that were specifically chosen to compliment the Yorkshire rock look of the whole photo-shoot.
The models were fashioned with a simple, boho inspired style and the dresses were supplied by the amazing wedding dress designer, Eliza Jane Howell. The gowns fitted perfectly with the boho/vintage look, with sequined details that contrasted and added a softer detail to the whole setting. The accessories were provided by ourselves at The Bridal Emporium, gorgeous floral head wear and white punk heels complimented the female models, Kellie, body art. Byron, the male model, was styled with a more austere look to emphasise on the wedding gowns. The very talented make-up artist, Amanda, from Lipstick and Curls opted for deep purple-red lips which paired well with natural toned eyes.
Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with, quite possibly the cutest wedding ever featured on the blog. Lucy and Steven got married at Living Coasts – An awesome zoo and aquarium on the Torquay coast and had Memories and Milestones Photography there to capture it all in it’s glory – Even the time they spent with the penguins!
Our whole theme of our wedding was very much rustic 50’s inspired – from vintage bridesmaids dresses, to our amazing Morris minor 1000 convertible taking us to our venue. It was so us! Our wedding favours were fake tattoos for our guests as we’re the only tattooed people in our families! The children who attended were covered by the end of the day!
We made our own save the date cards which were very vintage and original – these were so fun to make! We also made our own seating plan with vintage bunting and rope! our demi-john jar centrepieces we also made ourselves with rustic flowers for an extra vintage look!
I knew with my wedding dress would 100% have to be sleeveless as my tattoos are very much a big part of me as a person and I wanted to show that! Why hide a massive part of yourself especially on the biggest day of your life?!