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It’s nearly the weekend which can only mean one thing.. It’s the Tattoo Tea Party!! Join myself, Charlotte of Legend Bridal and the rest of The Tattooed Wedding Collective at Event City in Manchester, right by the Trafford Centre for a weekend of fairground rides, awesome tattoo artists and awesome businesses as we bring you handpicked suppliers perfect for your tattooed wedding!

Legend Bridal Designs

As we run up to the weekend, make sure you’re on the Marry Me Ink Instagram today to win a pair of weekend tickets for The Tattoo Tea Party where you’ll also get to meet all the awesome people who are part of The Tattooed Wedding Collective! For now, here’s a sneak peek of who will be joining us over the weekend.. We do have plenty more suppliers joining us over the weekend, but here are just a few who will be there!

Paragon Floral Design

At Paragon, we understand that our customers are not all the same. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation to enable you to input your creative ideas and ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. Whatever your requirement, we love a creative challenge! We can cater to the most diverse of requirements and relish the opportunity to think outside the box. We work closely with our customers to create something totally unique.

We are looking forward to meeting potential clients who are interested in flowers. Whether it’s for their home, work space, or their wedding/event. We are excited to show off a few of our creative designs, and to be inspired by our surroundings over the weekend.

ZT Photography


A fusion of creative, alternative, fun and documentary wedding photography, we are Zo + Liam. All round creative souls living by the seaside in Lancashire.

Our style is documentary with a side order of cinematic portraits. We love to capture emotion, bursts of movement, passion and energy alongside great narratives.

Debbie Gillespie Cake Design

I’m the Debbie behind Debbie Gillespie Cake Design.  I am an award-winning wedding cake designer, self-confessed Star Wars geek, lover of sushi and The Big Bang Theory.  I spend my days in my cosy Huddersfield workshop, listening to Radio 2 and creating edible works of art.  I love pretty flora and fauna, bold colours but mostly anything fun and quirky.  If you want a wedding cake that is totally bespoke, unique to you and a little out-of-the-ordinary, then I am definitely your woman.  No cake is too small/big/crazy!

Fruit Bat Textiles

Fruitbat Textiles is a Somerset based business that specialises in weaving and millinery. Last year the business released its first bridal collection, taking inspiration from Irregular Choice shoes. The Tattoo Tea Party will be the host for the launch of the second bridal collection and we can’t wait to see what you all think! This is the largest display the business would have done to date and we’re really looking forward to meeting some incredible, and talented people.  Continue reading

The Alternative Fashion Fest


Alternative Fashion Fest is the first of it’s kind: A Socially conscious Fashion Show aimed at showcasing fashion design talent and retail brands local to each city we visit, whilst raising funding and awareness for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and other charities in the anti-bullying, anti-hate crime, social inclusion and diversity sector. Lindy, PR manager of Alternative Fashion Fest, gave me the low down on what’s to be expected at their Preston and Manchester dates:

We have the most fabulous and diverse cast of models and performers ever to grace a runway, with fabulous music, entertainment and fashion all wrapped up in a big dose of tolerance and positive body image.

The soundtrack to the night got the biggest applause on our pilot show with some rockin’ tunes and kick ass mainstream/metal mash-ups to give you a taste of our amazing subculture and what we have to offer.

Whether you’re a designer, a keen sponsor or just wanting to spectate, we look forward to entertaining you with a show like nothing you have seen before. Roll up! we’re coming to a city near you!


And what’s even better is that there are some pretty awesome celebrities lined up at the next couple of shows too!! You can currently purchase tickets for the Preston, Manchester, London and Birmingham shows online at Eventbrite here. A proportion of all ticket sales is split 50/50 between a local charity from each city we tour and our own chosen charity, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.