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MARRY ME INK – BEST OF 2016

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 1208A COLOURFUL, ROMANTIC, PIÑATA FILLED WEDDING IN MEXICO – JENI & OSCAR

MATTHEW HARRIS PHOTOA VICTORIAN CARNIVAL WEDDING WEEKEND PART II – JO & LEIGH

GABRIEL GALVANIA SÃO PAULO ELOPEMENT IN A PARKING LOT – NANY & JEAN

JASON WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHYA FARM WEDDING AND A BRIDE WITH DREADLOCKS – SARITA & JAMES

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A Musical, Alice In Wonderland Wedding – Alpha & Catherine

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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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Legend Bridal’s Alternative Catwalk – The Great Northern Wedding Show

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Just over a week ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Great Northern Wedding Show where Marry Me Ink’s ultimate favourite Legend Bridal Designs had their own slot on the runway – The Alternative Catwalk. 

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Having such a massive love for Charlotte, Rach and the team at Legend Bridal Designs, I just had to be there and on the front row to witness the gowns in all their glittering glory. The catwalk was perfectly captured by ZT Photography (Which is why I’m using them because, as you can see, I’m busy Instagramming and catching the dresses as they pass the front row!) and she even included a little shoot in the car park afterwards.

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This dress was a combination of gorgeous silk and featured a fresh flower train from another of Marry Me Ink’s favourites – Paragon Floral Design. I took a few shots and videos myself and uploaded them to the Marry Me Ink Instagram page if you want to check out the rest of the day!  Continue reading

A Micro Brewery Bridal Shoot

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How was everyone’s summer?!! Where did you go on holiday or did you stay and chill out with your pooches and kitties? I got engaged in Rhodes!! (More about that in a future post though!). 

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you this fab bridal shoot from Vickerstaff Photography that took place in the awesome SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWERY on the edge of Manchester City Center with tall glittering light up “Mr & Mrs Rock” from Words To Glow.

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With a partner who just happened to be co-owner of a trendy, up and coming local micro-brewery on the edge of Manchester City Centre, I knew it’s fabulous working brewery and surrounding industrial backdrop would provide just the most amazing images for this edgy, industrial inspired shoot. I just love brides who dare to be different and wanted to showcase how previously unthought-of working industrial locations could provide the most modern and contemporary setting for your special occasion or wedding day.

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With an ode to popular rock culture and in celebration of popular pop up bars such as the one at Seven Bro7hers; the shoot embraced the ‘rock goddess’ theme to the max. Leather biker jackets, bold, cutting edge hair and makeup, doc marten boots, electric guitars and beautiful lighting and photography combined with the pared back, trendy décor of the working brewery and bar made for some fantastically inspirational shots.

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