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Love Letters – “The Best Present Of My Life”


Today I get to share with you Katie and Oli’s engagement shoot, who have the cutest proposal story ever by the way, from the super awesome  Dan Hough Photography, one of my favourite Manchester based wedding photographers.


Well, we definitely don’t have a love at first sight story.. I’ve known Oli since i was 16 when I worked as a waitress at a local bar and restaurant and he was training to be a manager. He’s always made me laugh but I’d never looked at him in any other way than a friend until about 7 years later. Oli went to Australia for a few years and when he came back in 2010, we had the same group of friends so we spent a lot of time together hanging out and then, as they say, the rest is history.


All of our friends had already called it between us and not one person was surprised when we got together. I think they all saw the spark before we realised it.


Oli proposed on Christmas Day 2012. He told me he used to play this game when he was younger with his sister at Christmas where they would blind fold each other and have to guess the presents that were being passed to them. So that happened to me, I was handed presents with clues and then had to guess what each one was. The final present was silence and I couldn’t feel anything, so I took my blindfold off and there he was on one knee with this beautiful ring and on our chalk board next to him read ‘fancy spending your life with me’ and that was that! The best Christmas Day of my life! We still have that chalk board with those exact words on. It turns out he never use to play that game with his sister and it was just a way of blindfolding me so I didn’t think he was being weird!


I cant say that tattoos have affected choosing my dress as I only have a tiny circle behind my ear that I will admit I had done a little bit tipsy at a festival. I was having such an amazing day with my friends so I wanted us all to get ‘the circle of trust’. 5 of us did on the day and now I think nine of us in total have it somewhere on our bodies, including Oli.


I guess that would mean we have matching tattoos, but they were done when we were just friends. Tattoos wouldn’t have affected how I chose my dress as they are there for a reason – why wouldn’t you show them off. I do have a bridesmaid who is covered in them and her dress will be showing all.
One of Oli’s friends who is a tattoo artist drew us an engagement picture and a couple of months later, Oli got it tattooed on his forearm. That’s a very special one to me.
How cute are Katie and Oli? I do love their engagement story. Thank you to them both and to Daniel Hough Photography for sharing with Marry Me Ink today. Be sure to leave them some love!
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Introducing Daniel Hough Photography


Good morning! Did we all have a lovely weekend? I hope you haven’t blown away in all this blustery weather.

Today I’m excited to announce a fabulous new sponsor on Marry Me Ink (You may have seen some of his awesome couples’ shoots on here before), Daniel Hough Photography


Being a fellow Mancunian, I was so excited when Dan asked to be a part of Marry Me Ink. Especially when I get lots of awesome engagement shoots to share with you! 


Hey, I’m Dan. I am based in Cheshire/Manchester but I will happily travel anywhere to photograph your wedding.

I love the true beauty of capturing the emotion and love of such a day. From the nervous laughter before the ceremony, to tearing up during the reciting of the vows, all the way to me joining in the crazy dancing with camera in hand. 

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Love Letters – A ’71 Chevrolet With Adam & Jayne


This super awesome couple shoot from Daniel Hough Photography with Adam & Jayne was planned when Adam decided he was selling the most beautiful vintage ’71 Chevrolet and wanted some pictures of himself and Jayne together, complete with Chevrolet.

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Love Letters – Abandoned Train Lines, Colour & Smoke Bombs


In a hope to bring back the sunshine for this weekend, I’m bringing you a beautiful couple shoot from Daniel Hough Photography of the gorgeous Matt & Lou.


It was a gorgeous sunny day, and the images are amazing, the lighting is beautiful.  Continue reading