Tag Archives: Lancashire Wedding Photography

A MOD Lancashire Wedding Full Of Pin Ups and Scooters – Kira & David

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you Kira and David’s wedding from ZT Photography who I’m excited to have as part of The Tattooed Wedding Collective this weekend at The Tattoo Tea Party! They both got married at The Shireburn Arms Hotel in Clitheroe, Lancashire and it was full of fun on the day!

We actually met in a nightclub over 6 years ago. It sounds a bit like a film but it really was one of them moments where we both glanced across the room and caught each other’s eye. I said a few words to my friend and decided to pluck up the courage and walk over, however I got half way and freaked out so veered from his direction. As I turned he somehow managed to get in front of me which incidentally made me trip over his feet and into his arms. No words were said we just ended up kissing and now here we are married. I was hoping we could get married in the nightclub but unfortunately it got shut down.

We had a variety of things really that represented us, we are quiet quirky I would say and like to be a bit different especially with it being our actual day. Dave’s a bit of a MOD so was great to see all the valleys scooters come together and surprise him on the big day. We also love Northern soul so I asked a young dancing group called ‘Young Souls’ to entertain our guests at night – They can do some incredible high kicks!

Continue reading

A Laid Back, Retro Wedding – Clare & Adam


Today I get to share with you the beautiful wedding from Melanie Hart Photography of tattooed bride Clare and her husband Adam who had a DIY retro wedding reception in their local church hall in Preston, Lancashire.


We met very late at night in a pub which Adam described in his wedding speech as a terrible place where people go when they’ve already had a night out! One of our first dates was to a monster magnet gig in Manchester, we’ve been to see the band every year since & Adam even proposed to me on the day we went to watch the band several years later.


All of the wedding was planned by us as we wanted it to be really personal & had certain ideas of how we wanted it to be. We wanted a very laid back & fun atmosphere. I think Adams speech really showed our sense of humour.  He used several props like fake ears & funny glasses. I think this set the tone for the reception & relaxed people. Our wedding favours were beautiful handmade soaps made by Erica at ‘Fizzy Raskals bathbombs’ she made some gorgeous soaps wrapped in beautiful 70’s patterned style paper for some guests.


Most of the Decorations at the reception were DIY , my mum very kindly spent hours helping me make bunting & table Runners from retro 70’s fabrics. We had some really fun time together with her trying unsuccessfully to teach me to cut a straight line !  as it turned out all the table runners had zig zag edges!  I also used retro teapots I have collected over the years as centrepieces, some of my favourite pictures of the day are of how wonderful the Hall where the reception was looks. I feel it really shows all my gorgeous retro items off brilliantly! 


When I went to look for a wedding dress my main thought was that I didn’t want a strapless dress , as it was after id tried on a few dresses the lady suggested a strapless one, me wearing this  dress made my best friend cry & my wedding dress was picked!


Several people said that my tattoo’s were very nice but a wedding wasn’t really the place to show them off so I spent a lot of time & effort trying to find a shrug to go with the dress, in fact I ended up with 2. But on the day of the wedding once I had my dress on I asked my bridesmaids for advice on which shrug to wear if any, the all said not to wear one & I’m so glad! Two of my favourite pictures from the day beautifully show off my dot work mandala on my arm that was done by Deryn at Tenacious Tattoo Sheffield.


I loved being driven to the registry office by mum my in a classic white VW  camper van called dolly, with my dad & best friend with me. My favourite memory of the night was dancing to a great  Wildhearts songs ‘Nita Nitro’  with my new husband & all my friends I literally let my hair down & enjoyed myself knowing all my panning had paid off & the day had gone so well.


How awesome are Clare & Adam? Thank you to them both for sharing their wedding day with Marry Me Ink and to Melanie Hart Photography for sharing their awesome photos with us! Be sure to leave them all some love!

MMI_0259 MMI_0264 MMI_0265 MMI_0260 MMI_0257 MMI_0241 MMI_0245 MMI_0215 MMI_0216 MMI_0218 MMI_0220 MMI_0217 MMI_0221 MMI_0223 MMI_0230 MMI_0225 MMI_0227 MMI_0240 MMI_0231 MMI_0232 MMI_0242 MMI_0251 MMI_0252 MMI_0246 MMI_0253 MMI_0239 MMI_0235 MMI_0234