Tag Archives: Derbyshire Wedding Photography

Alternative Wedding Venue Inspiration – The Fishpond Freehouse

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you a magical venue that is new to the alternative wedding scene – perfect for the tattooed bride and groom. The Fishpond is set in Matlock Bath near the Peak District. The awesome Becky Ryan Photography teamed up with Victoria of The Fishpond Freehouse and tattooed beauty Tiffany and her partner Lee to show just how much it’s a perfect venue for your upcoming alternative wedding.

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The Fishpond in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire is the perfect little venue for those seeking a quirky wedding venue. Set in the popular tourist town of Matlock Bath, it has everything the discerning alternative bride needs: Candy, motorbikes, ice cream, arcades, and fish & chips. The only thing missing here is the sea – Matlock Bath truly is a unique landlocked seaside town.

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The Fishpond itself also has everything an alternative bride could possibly need. From the moment you enter this cosy pub you are welcomed by the friendly team, who ensure the venue is always offering something for everyone. It’s ideally set up for weddings too with its 200 capacity ballroom with original vaulted ceiling and self contained bar. We also have a beautiful Restaurant with cosy and relaxed decor – the ideal location for the ceremony and intimate dining, a stunning multi tiered garden to the rear with a hot spring waterfall and an outside bar.

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A Pin Up, Button Filled Wedding In Heckmondwike – Emma & Chris


You may recognise tattooed bride and groom Emma and Chris from their golden engagement shoot in Yorkshire that I featured in January. Today they’re back with their gorgeous Ponderosa Lakeside Restaurant wedding from Maryanne Scott Photography.


Having all our friends and family together to be part of our day was the highlight of our wedding day. We never wanted a stuffy formal wedding, that’s just not us. We had so much fun and spent the whole day just smiling and laughing! 


I think the fact that we had such a relaxed day was the biggest reflection on us as a couple. There were also little hints of tattoo art, such as on the table plan, wedding cake and back of my dress.

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Love Letters – A Yorkshire Golden Hour


Today I get to share with you the gorgeous tattooed bride-to-be Emma and her fiancé Chris’ engagement shoot (with the most amazing golden hour light!) from West Yorkshire wedding photographer Maryanne Scott. The story of how Emma and Chris met is lovely!


We initially met on a dating website in mid 2011. After months of exchanging texts messages and lengthy phone calls we finally decided to meet in person in December 2011. Chris lived on the Lincolnshire coast and I lived in West Yorkshire but he decided he had a good feeling about us meeting so he drove up to meet me.


Our first “face to face” date was coffee and cake at a Starbucks.. Needless to say we hit it off, he well and truly swept me off my feet and we spent the three days together!!! We had a long distance distance relationship from then until he moved up to Yorkshire in October 2012.

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Introducing Becky Ryan Photography


Remember Nicola & Andy’s engagement shoot?


Well, today I get to introduce you to the lovely lady behind that engagement shoot, and and of the lovely photos to come in this post – Becky Ryan Photography.. Marry Me Ink’s latest sponsor!


My name’s Becky, which you probably already knew, and I currently live in a small town in Derbyshire called Belper (near Derby and Nottingham).  I am originally from Liverpool, and still have a base in the North West, so I am more than happy to cover weddings in that area.  I’m personally not a fan of having my photograph taken, yet at the same time always think it’s nice to have good photographs of yourself and with family/friends etc, so I can definitely relate to others in the same boat who may be a little camera shy!

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