Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you tattooed bride Emma and her husband Paul’s vow renewal from Rob Farrell Photography that took place at Arden Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon.
Me and my now husband actually met at a show bar back in 2012 at the Yumbo Center in Gran Canaria! He was dressed in a very revealing sailor suit which, looking back, was hilarious but it worked and it was 100% love at first sight! He didn’t know at first, me being with just one of my best guys friends, if we was together or not but from that moment we spent every hour together we could. Two weeks later, he came back to England for me and moved in for what was meant to be 2 weeks and never left! Happy but funny days!
My mom made my wedding bouquet as I couldn’t find one that wasn’t too big and it was amazing! I loved it and it was me, so that was fun! The quirky yet vintage style we went for totally reflected us as a couple.. We even had a bit of Disney mixed in! As Disney is just life!
To be honest, my style is just me.. My amazing crushed velvet cape I ended up wearing had me looking a bit like Belle from Beauty And The Beast, with a mix of a pagan goth! To me it was fab as it was all my favourite things!
So last weekend marked the 6th Tattoo Tea Party at Manchester’s Event City where Legend Bridal and I launched The Tattooed Wedding Collective and had with us some amazing suppliers who we loved getting to now over the course of the weekend after only ever speaking online.
After stamping 100 bags and filling them with goodies each morning, it was great to meet some awesome people over the weekend including some of you that are planning your own tattooed wedding! The epic ZT Photography joined us over the weekend and took the models and myself for a mini shoot by the dodgems on the last day – We had so much fun!
Debbie Gillespie Cake Design
As well as Debbie’s show stopping cakes, we also had Paragon Floral Design with us over the weekend and their eye catching area – complete with flying crows. They certainly attracted the majority of the visitors to our corner.
Paragon Floral Design
We also had Unity Ceremonies with us who, on their stand, had a beautiful example of one the weddings Liz had been a part of.
Unity Civil Celebrancy
We also had the delight of having Art for Soles customised shoes with us too – Complete with Harry Potter and Walking Dead shoes and bags!
Art For Soles Customised Shoes
There were also beautiful tweed and glittery bows and perfect accessories for your pretty little head from Fruit Bat Textiles too – So much so, Zoe wore one all weekend!
Fruit Bat Textiles – ZT Photography
And keeping our models looking pristine all weekend, we had the fabulous Kokino Hair and award winning bridal make up artist Sonara Parker on hand all weekend creating plenty of looks to match the dresses.
Thanks for following all the Facebook live videos from the weekend and the Instagram stories – See you next year? Continue reading
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Tagged Alternative Bride, Alternative wedding, Legend Bridal Designs, Manchester Wedding, Marry Me Ink, Nothern Wedding, tattoo Fair, Tattoo Show, Tattooed Bride, tattooed wedding, The Tattooed Wedding Collective, ZT Photography
This is it – The final post of 2016. It’s been exciting yet quieter than normal on my part. It’s been exciting due to myself and Rob getting engaged this summer (Seriously how do you guys do it – We can’t find a wedding venue we want!) and that 2017 has some MASSIVE things in store for Marry Me Ink.. I get to bring the Tattooed Wedding Collective to the Tattoo Tea Party with Legend Bridal Designs where we’re bringing some our handpicked favourite suppliers!
Marry Me Ink has had the chance to feature so many awesome weddings this year and connect with some awesome photographers from the UK and around the rest of the world – Thank you to you and your couples for letting me share your special day on the blog! Below are my favourite 12 weddings of 2016 (I already have a collection that I’m saving ready for the start of 2017 – You’ll just have to wait until next week).
STUDIO 1208 – A COLOURFUL, ROMANTIC, PIÑATA FILLED WEDDING IN MEXICO – JENI & OSCAR
MATTHEW HARRIS PHOTO – A VICTORIAN CARNIVAL WEDDING WEEKEND PART II – JO & LEIGH
GABRIEL GALVANI – A SÃO PAULO ELOPEMENT IN A PARKING LOT – NANY & JEAN
JASON WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY – A FARM WEDDING AND A BRIDE WITH DREADLOCKS – SARITA & JAMES
NEW HOPE PHOTOGRAPHY – A NAUTICAL PIRATE WEDDING – DEANNA & CHRIS Continue reading
It’s Christmas week! To celebrate the run up to the holidays I thought I’d start with a beautiful summer wedding from Velvet Storm Photography from earlier this year. Alpha and Cat were married at Deans Place Hotel in East Sussex and had a fun and family filled day of celebrations.
We met through mutual friends. It was funny because we both had the same friends for years but had never crossed each other’s paths, even though we both worked within the same industry (Alpha as a DJ and Catherine as a club promoter). Anyways about five years ago Alpha dated one of Friends. Thankfully it didn’t work out but it meant that we got to know each other a little during that time. About a year later we bumped into each other outside a nightclub, had a drunken conversation about deleting each other from Facebook which Cath is still mortified about. Alpha then re-added Cath later that night when she went home and as they say the rest is history.
Well we had an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding as were a bit theatrical ourselves. We wanted big bright colours, topsy-turvy decorations, and entertainment that continued throughout the day. Were not traditional people however we have traditional beliefs of marriage. The ceremony was very elegant (until dropped the rings and Alpha cursed lol) with a live saxophone list, but that’s where the tradition stopped. With both of us working in the entertainment industry we really wanted to put on a show that all of our guests would never forget. From a flash mob of Irish dancers, to singing waiters, to fire poi, we kept everybody on their toes all night. We wanted to look back at our wedding and say it was the biggest and best party we had ever been to and we definitely succeeded in achieving that.
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Tagged Alice In Wonderland Wedding, Alternative Bride, Alternative wedding, East Sussex Wedding, East Sussex Wedding Photography, Gay Wedding, Lesbian Wedding, Mrs and Mrs, Same Sex Wedding, Tattooed Bride, tattooed wedding, Velvet Storm Photography