Today on Marry Me Ink is tattooed bride Becky and husband Dan’s Halloween wedding from the ever awesome Nandi Forward Photography. As well as being on Halloween, Backy and Dan had a gothic Great Gastby feel to their day with hint of superheroes at High Rocks in Tunbridge Wells.
Our wedding was absolutely amazing, full of love, laughter, quirkiness, shared with the best family and friends and tattooed weirdos – Perfect!!
I believe that all of our details represented us as a couple as they were included for this exact reason, but to pick a main detail I would say it would be our cake topper. It was of a heartagram, the logo of our favourite band “HIM”. They have been a big influence to both of us as individuals but also as a couple. My husband proposed to me when we went to London to see one of their gigs on Halloween and it was also 9 years ago to the date to when I had last seen them. We were also both at that gig but we didn’t realise at the time. He planned it very well.
I also included extra little details to represent us both, including superhero and Alice in Wonderland playing cards, my batman garter (for my husband of course), the comic book table numbers and generally trying to keep the look quite dark and gothic, with a lot of blacks and purples, as it represents our taste and style. We are a “quirky” couple as my mum likes to describes us, but in the most loving way.
A Mix Of Silent Film Glamour And An Aero-Nautical Theme
I know! I’m finally sharing this fabulous collaboration that took place last year with Jaye of Tux & Tales Photography!
What we both wanted from this shoot was to create something dark and glamorous like you would see in 1920s films. With the fabulous vintage eras that have started to surround us on screen lately (Boardwalk Empire, Gangster Squad and The Great Gastby just to name a few), I’ve been dying to be able to swim glamorously around in beautiful silk gowns whilst listening to jazz.
Teaming up with Tux & Tales Photography, Charisma Bridal Hairdressing, Jo Bilham, I Am Nat, All Wrapped Up Events, some of my favourite Manchester venues and many more, helped us create the dark and glamorous 20s look we were hoping for.
If you’re looking to go with the glamorous 1920s for your own wedding, there are certain details which are sure to have you looking like you stepped out of the Ritz! Plunging necklines, and timeless hairpieces are essential for this era.
If it is dark glamour you’re after, then heavy eye make-up will take you there. The gorgeous make-up for this shoot was created by make-up artist Jo Bilham. Remember that red is your friend. There’s nothing I love more than red lips on a bride, it’s such a simple trick that makes you automatically step back in time.
Posted in Bridal Shoots, Inspirational, Vendor Love
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