So last weekend marked the 6th Tattoo Tea Party at Manchester’s Event City where Legend Bridal and I launched The Tattooed Wedding Collective and had with us some amazing suppliers who we loved getting to now over the course of the weekend after only ever speaking online.
After stamping 100 bags and filling them with goodies each morning, it was great to meet some awesome people over the weekend including some of you that are planning your own tattooed wedding! The epic ZT Photography joined us over the weekend and took the models and myself for a mini shoot by the dodgems on the last day – We had so much fun!
Debbie Gillespie Cake Design
As well as Debbie’s show stopping cakes, we also had Paragon Floral Design with us over the weekend and their eye catching area – complete with flying crows. They certainly attracted the majority of the visitors to our corner.
Paragon Floral Design
We also had Unity Ceremonies with us who, on their stand, had a beautiful example of one the weddings Liz had been a part of.
Unity Civil Celebrancy
We also had the delight of having Art for Soles customised shoes with us too – Complete with Harry Potter and Walking Dead shoes and bags!
Art For Soles Customised Shoes
There were also beautiful tweed and glittery bows and perfect accessories for your pretty little head from Fruit Bat Textiles too – So much so, Zoe wore one all weekend!
Fruit Bat Textiles – ZT Photography
And keeping our models looking pristine all weekend, we had the fabulous Kokino Hair and award winning bridal make up artist Sonara Parker on hand all weekend creating plenty of looks to match the dresses.
Thanks for following all the Facebook live videos from the weekend and the Instagram stories – See you next year? Continue reading
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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!
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How was everyone’s summer?!! Where did you go on holiday or did you stay and chill out with your pooches and kitties? I got engaged in Rhodes!! (More about that in a future post though!).
Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you this fab bridal shoot from Vickerstaff Photography that took place in the awesome SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWERY on the edge of Manchester City Center with tall glittering light up “Mr & Mrs Rock” from Words To Glow.
With a partner who just happened to be co-owner of a trendy, up and coming local micro-brewery on the edge of Manchester City Centre, I knew it’s fabulous working brewery and surrounding industrial backdrop would provide just the most amazing images for this edgy, industrial inspired shoot. I just love brides who dare to be different and wanted to showcase how previously unthought-of working industrial locations could provide the most modern and contemporary setting for your special occasion or wedding day.
With an ode to popular rock culture and in celebration of popular pop up bars such as the one at Seven Bro7hers; the shoot embraced the ‘rock goddess’ theme to the max. Leather biker jackets, bold, cutting edge hair and makeup, doc marten boots, electric guitars and beautiful lighting and photography combined with the pared back, trendy décor of the working brewery and bar made for some fantastically inspirational shots.
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Today I get to share with you this gorgeous intimate Manchester wedding with a bohemian vibe from Icon Photography Studios. Roxie and Paul did everything themselves – Invitations, flowers, decorations and dress alterations!
I actually met Paul through Facebook four years ago! It sounds ridiculous but we had friends in common and I friend requested Paul as I knew he was a photographer and had worked with a lot of my friends who were models. I had seen pictures of him on Facebook at a burlesque event he had attended and he was wearing a pinstripe suit, he caught my eye straight away. I then sat up all night looking at all his photography images on Facebook and liking them. Which lead to Paul waking up the next morning to over fifty likes on Facebook, which definitely got his attention! I just didn’t know he had already been through my pictures and I already had his attention!
We then started talking via inbox, which turned to texting then meeting up for our first date! We went out to an alternative student night in Manchester that involved lots of cider, laughing a lot and at the end of the night kissing up against the wall outside like teenagers! I knew I felt a special connection that night but I didn’t want to rush things so we arranged to meet the day after and we have not been apart since! We are truly best friends.