Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you the woodland wedding of Tori and Ryan from Luna Photography – One of Marry Me Ink’s favourite East Midland photographers.
We actually met each other in a tattoo shop! I was getting tattooed by our good friend Drew (also one of the best men) and he had been late picking me up from the train station, he said sorry but his friend had called and held him up but he’d pop by the shop later so I could shout at him then! Fast forward an hour and in walks Ryan. I didn’t get chance to tell him off we were so busy chatting away, he even went out a bought me a cup of tea! Our tattooist Drew then slyly asks both of us individually in better words ‘if we like each other?’ And the answer was unanimous! Ryan stayed for the majority of the 8 hour tattoo but eventually had to leave to watch the football (I should have known then Football would be apart of my life!)
I was feeling a little sad on the way home that I didn’t get details on this gorgeous mans number when suddenly a friend request pops up on my phone and it’s him! We get chatting all night and then all day and all night for the next 6 months until I finally moved from Cardiff to Gloucestershire. The first moment I realised I loved Ryan was on valentines day! (we don’t even celebrate it!) but it was our first one together just under 4 months and we were dog sitting for a friend. I had spent all day making him a banoffee pie (his favourite and the only cake I can make!) and my mum was teasing me saying I was only doing it because I loved him! She was so right the look on his face when I had caught two trains to meet him without squishing it will stay with me forever.
Since we moved to the Forest of Dean in 2015 the woods have become our second home. We absolutely love long walks in the quiet with our German Shepherd Frankfurt so this was reflected in the details of the wedding. The wedding party itself was small and intimate. We’re not flashy and we just wanted to spend the day with our close family and friends (36 of us in all!) rather than make a show and dance of everything! We just really enjoy the quiet laugh and wanted everyone to be a part of the day.