Today on Marry Me Ink from Savannah Lauren Photography is Seth and Lauren’s gorgeous tattooed and bearded engagement shoot.
I met Seth two years ago. He was invited to join me and his sister Savannah for Indian food. About a year later, July 2015, I had accidentally invited him to an event where we watched a movie in the park. Seth came up to me and thanked me for inviting him. We started talking that day and we haven’t really stopped talking since.
I knew I wanted to marry Seth only a few weeks into dating him and I had never felt that way about anyone else. He felt the same way. It really is like they say “When you know, you know”. We both definitely knew! Seth was clear about his intentions with me and that helped us to build trust really quickly.
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Today I get you share with the gorgeous wedding of tattooed bride Sarah and husband Ben from Orlando wedding photographer Gian Carlo Photography. Sarah is probably on of the most heavily tattooed brides I’ve had the chance to feature on Marry Me Ink, and she looks absolutely gorgeous!
We actually met on match.com. I had made my profile, forgot about it..never paid. One day I decided to log on and pay for a month (what’s the worst that could happen?). I then went to lunch, came back and had an email from Ben (my now husband). We met 3 days later, deleted our accounts and were stuck to each other like glue. We both had dreams about each other before we ever met…! It was fate.
We are not traditional people, so we didn’t want a bouquet or garter toss. We had a cake and the toppers were our 4 dogs, Lucy, Lola, Maggie and Charles. It was just a laid back night of music, food and friends. We also had our Bulldog Lucy be the ring bearer.
Almost every single thing was made by loving hands. My mother made the most amazing bouquet out of old brooches and pins. She searched for a year and also had family and friends donate them. I tear up just thinking about it. All the center pieces were made of photos, old cameras, antiques and found items. Instead of a guestbook, I put out scrapbook paper, stickers, markers and tape so people could make small pieces of art for us. I then put them into the scrapbook and have it displayed in our home. Everything had a personal touch, something I’m very proud of.
About four weeks ago, today’s tattooed groom Jordan posted multiple photos to the Marry Me Ink Facebook page and I was astounded – Firstly, because it’s usually the brides and the photographers that contact me to feature their wedding. Jordan is the first, of hopefully many grooms, to contact Marry Me Ink to feature their wedding. And secondly, because their wedding photos from Chris Glenn Photography are beautiful!
The date that we met is not 100% known, for she was my bartender, and I was hers. I (Jordan) used to go to Steph’s bar, order a drink from her, and skip out because I was too nervous to actually speak to her besides ordering my usual gin and tonic.. One day before she moved to California she came into my bar and sat at a table drinking margaritas and eating tacos. I told her friend Matt “I’m going to make out with that kid before we move!” so we took a shot together and exchanged numbers.
I got blasted and blew her off. I thought I’d ruined every chance I had… Well thankfully the next day, she responded to my text and agreed to meet up with me that night at our local watering hole in Orlando Florida “The Lodge”. We hung out in the crows nest with all our friends who happened to be a lot of mutual ones, and just talked and had cocktails.. The night didn’t end there, we went back to her apartment and she showed me some of her art in person (stephwoodpaints.com) then just chit chatted some more. We still weren’t tired so we walked to my apartment, hopped on some bikes and legit rode until the sun came up.. We then watched a Silversun Pickups Unplugged video, and kissed to “lazy eye” which is our song now, and ever since that day we haven’t left each others side.
There were two highlights for me on our wedding day – The first time I saw Steph in her wedding dress getting out of the limo to walk down the aisle, I damn near lost everything I had in me. And secondly, our first dance. We danced to City and Colour’s “We Found Each Other In The Dark” but I had one of my best friends interrupt the dance and acoustically play “lazy eye” for us.