Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you a beautiful bohemian style tipi wedding from London wedding photographer Babb Photo. Chloe and Stephen met in their local village pub over tequila whilst listening to Oasis.
I live and work in China so Stephen actually proposed to me over Skype! We have been together for 11 and a half years and were engaged for 18 months of that.
Stephen is a keen wakeboarder and so knew the location of our wedding well. He went to the lake one day and spotted there was a wedding happening at Chittering Farm. He called me to come and have a look, so I did, and we both fell in love with the place. It was perfect for the informal, festival style wedding that we wanted to achieve.
Our ceremony was incredibly special as it was lead by my best friend Kat, who was also chief bridesmaid. We were officially married the day before in the registry office. We had 3 readings and 4 blessings. I chose the readings based on the fact that I didn’t want anything too soppy, sexist or unrelatable! The readings were a snippet form a quote by Einstein on relativity and love. A poem by Roy Croft, called I Love you, and another poem by Rainer Maria Rilke. Our vows were the traditional style vows as we didn’t want to make the ceremony too out there!
One of my very good friends, Rosie Bailey, has always had a keen eye for anything to do with flowers and gardening. She recently set up her own business called Wild Florals. After seeing posts of her flower arranging, I knew she would be the best person for the job. I wanted to create a very natural feel, that echoed the environment and she did that beautifully.
The photography was simply amazing. The main reason I chose Babb Photo was based upon the fact that on the website, Laura mentioned that she loves tattoos, glitter and Dr Martens, that sold it to me! I also spent time looking through her gallery and loved the journalistic style photos she was able to create. She made us both feel so comfortable, especially as we are not a slushy couple and were worried about the photos of just us. Laura made us feel at ease and made us laugh. We couldn’t be happier with our choice!
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Tattoos, beard and horses – This is what Cillia Ciabrini of Pour Fair Court shared with me and I’m so glad I get to feature it on Marry Me Ink. This inspirational wedding shoot was born from the desire to bring together a intimate wedding in a wild and bohemian atmosphere – a little rock and folk. This shoot is full of geometric colour and gorgeous landscapes.. My favourite! I had the chance to speak to Cillia about her styling ideas for the shoot.
It all started with the encounter with Lena and Aden – a beautiful couple with atypical traits and tattooed bodies but particularly funny and sweet! I have to admit, the beauty of Lena hit me – she releases an incredible softness and her beauty is timeless. She’s one of these warm beauties that seems cold from the outside, she’s mysterious and fascinating and it is exactly this atmosphere that I wanted to reflect, a winter wedding with a blue light but a warm couple. Sublimated by the Make Up of Alexia Parisi, Lena is gorgeous in her tailored silk dress made by the talented Kaa Couture.
Aden wears a suit by Vaubecour Lyon. (Even though he is more used to wearing jeans and sneakers!) All their tattoos were done at Lena’s shop in Lyon, Ink’a Tattoo. This is where they met and where I have also seen them for the first time.
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You may remember tattooed bride-to-be Jessica and Red’s engagement shoot last month from Chris Nachtwey Photography. They met when they were 13 and didn’t see each other again until Jess was 21. Red proposed on Halloween at a concert too but you’ll have to read the engagement story for that! (It’s seriously awesome!) Well now they’re married and I get to share with you their day!
We love nature so there were cute vintage owl figurines on our head table that have their heads leaning toward each other, also our cake topper was custom made for us on Etsy as a drunk husband being dragged by his bride, both with fishing rods in hand. Red grew up playing and helping on his grandparents’ farm and so that’s why I picked the farm that I did, in Litchfield, where their farm was. But the whole feel of the day was as if you stepped back in time and that’s exactly what I was hoping for… a feeling of a better time, when people loved for a lifetime, as Red and I do.
Most of my wedding was DIY. I made lanterns from mason jars with ribbons and lace, which I have to say was the most fun because all of my girls got together at my house and drank wine and decorated together! I ordered mis-matched vintage china online to be used instead of plain white, all the vases and other random items were vintage pieces I either had or bought, and I was able to find lots of vintage lace table cloths and shawls to place over the dark brown table cloths to give this really awesome vintage shabby chic look. My aunt made the most amazing bouquets for us, along with this gorgeous sash for my dress (which she put my mothers earrings and brooch into that she wore at her wedding to my father) I also made and decorated little birds nests to place on tables, since I had a nature theme, and had found little birds on clips to clip onto some beautiful lighted willow branches as centrepieces.
Happy December! Only 24 sleeps until Christmas!
I sneak peeked a gorgeous snap of Nicole and Joe’s Iowa farm wedding about a month ago, the minute Ashley Jane Photography send them over – I’m so honoured to get to share the most beautiful couples first hand with you guys!
Joe and I met while he was on tour with the Goddamn Gallows. We shared French fries, talked until 8am and then as we were laying down to sleep, Joe slyly set up his bed roll next to mine.. Tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I wanted to cuddle! We started dating a week later.
The highlight of our wedding day was getting to see all of our planning and hard work pay off – Having all of our friends (both distant and local) come together in one place.
I think each detail of the wedding represented Joe and I, we planned and constructed everything very carefully and made sure it was exactly ‘us’.