It’s Christmas week! To celebrate the run up to the holidays I thought I’d start with a beautiful summer wedding from Velvet Storm Photography from earlier this year. Alpha and Cat were married at Deans Place Hotel in East Sussex and had a fun and family filled day of celebrations.
We met through mutual friends. It was funny because we both had the same friends for years but had never crossed each other’s paths, even though we both worked within the same industry (Alpha as a DJ and Catherine as a club promoter). Anyways about five years ago Alpha dated one of Friends. Thankfully it didn’t work out but it meant that we got to know each other a little during that time. About a year later we bumped into each other outside a nightclub, had a drunken conversation about deleting each other from Facebook which Cath is still mortified about. Alpha then re-added Cath later that night when she went home and as they say the rest is history.
Well we had an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding as were a bit theatrical ourselves. We wanted big bright colours, topsy-turvy decorations, and entertainment that continued throughout the day. Were not traditional people however we have traditional beliefs of marriage. The ceremony was very elegant (until dropped the rings and Alpha cursed lol) with a live saxophone list, but that’s where the tradition stopped. With both of us working in the entertainment industry we really wanted to put on a show that all of our guests would never forget. From a flash mob of Irish dancers, to singing waiters, to fire poi, we kept everybody on their toes all night. We wanted to look back at our wedding and say it was the biggest and best party we had ever been to and we definitely succeeded in achieving that.
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Today, I get to share with you the amazing wedding of tattooed brides Anna and Sarah at East Riddlesden Hall from Shelly of Toast Of Leeds – Marry Me Ink’s first same sex wedding feature!
My favourite thing (apart from the dinosaurs and the pirate ship made from hay bales) are the gorgeous dresses they both wore on their special day. Anna’s is a stunning Ian Stuart dress and Sarah’s is a glittering Jenny Packham dress complete with a blush ostrich feather cape from Ted Baker.
After being talked into the online world by a few friends, Sarah spotted me quite quickly and commented on my tattoo and the conversations began. I of course wanted to meet her and thought long and hard about how I could impress such a beauty, so the pub next door it was. The first time I saw her, she was arguing with a parking attendant – I knew this was the girl for me. I played pool to the highest standard (she beat me) and made her laugh with my wit & charisma (she humoured me). Instantly, I could see how gorgeous this little Lancashire lady was so we continued our courtship exploring and going on adventures and seeing plenty of live music together.
Every single bit of our wedding represented us as a couple – from the relaxed atmosphere, to the dinosaurs, pirate ship, lego men, superheros, sweetie table, hotdogs, ghost hunt and of course lots of pie! We choose the music especially our first dance song which was perfect for us and fun and exciting, not a ballad in sight. (You & I – Crystal Fighters)