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Dreads, Cactus Tattoos & A Lot Of Love – Caitlin & Aaron

It’s finally getting sunny here in Manchester (But it’s still freezing!), so I had to share this gorgeous, sunny desert shoot of Caitlin and Aaron from Emily Grace Photography.

Caitlin and Aaron never got the images back from their actual wedding that their friend photographed, so this shoot was able to create the memories that they never received. This just goes to show that hiring a professional to photograph your wedding is key. I’m so glad that they managed to create more memories at Assateague Island in Maryland and have them photographed by Emily as part of the House of Flynn shoot session in Ocean City.

They are a beautiful, dread head couple who own the coffee shop, A Latte Enjoy, on 2nd Street in Ocean City – I recently had an amazing opportunity to work on styled wedding shoot with a few of my fellow House of Flynn Tribe members in Assateague Island, MD. House of Flynn is fantastic company that focuses on photography related apparel and camera bags. Their bags are absolutely fantastic and you’ll definitely catch me carrying mine around at weddings!

I loved getting to know Caitlin and Aaron during their intimate portrait session. It broke my heart to hear they never actually received their wedding photos. All the more reason to set up this session! It was so wonderful strolling around the beach with them and the other HOF Tribe members. Aaron had me cracking up with the story of how they met, but since it’s not PG you’ll just have to ask them about it.  Continue reading

An Intimate Yosemite National Park Wedding – Camilla & Matt

If you’ve been on the Marry Me Ink Facebook over the weekend you would have seen me sneak peek the gorgeous tattooed bride Camilla and Matt at Yosemite Park – Camilla is wearing a cute dress from Monsoon too! Today I’m so excited to share with you their wedding that took place at Redwoods from VeVi Photography. The views of the wedding ceremony are breathtaking!

Matt plays in a USA based death metal band, Exhumed, who were touring Europe extensively. Being really hungover I decided to go along to their show in London one evening, and thus met him there. I came stumbling out the toilets and I think he complimented me on my shirt I was wearing- which was a Tank Filth Hounds of Hades shirt. We managed to find each other on the social media world and exchanged messages for about a month before deciding to meet up in Amsterdam to see Iron Maiden – our “First Date” lasted almost a week as we traversed Amsterdam, London and Reading together.

Obviously, doing long distance and having 6000 miles between you means a lot of your family and friends don’t know about your story together or just hang out with you much in general, so we had a photo timeline out of our key dates and pictures from the 3 years. Seeing as we both LOVE heavy metal and Metallica we made a joke around the album “Ride the Lightning” and made a sign saying “Bride the Lightning” with our date on it. We don’t know if anyone else found it funny, but we sure did!

Being on a tight budget and very remote in a National Park we did a lot of everything ourselves. Pretty much everything including decorating jars, the archway, the bouquets, folding the napkins…We did most of it two days before  the wedding. Mostly me, Matt and the photographer we trapped in the middle of nowhere in Yosemite with us, but I have to say if it wasn’t for my photographer, Andreea, I would have been totally lost. She came and rescued the day and taught me how to arrange flowers, do origami napkins and just generally helped everything. I think the most fun was those two days of drinking while decorating things way up in the mountains. The arch was her idea and she made it in the morning of the wedding with leftover flowers and twigs! (hurray for jetlag!) We were so thankful and don’t think we have told her enough how amazing she is!

Due to the absolute nightmare I had for years with the US visa, we had to postpone our wedding. Originally it was supposed to be in August a year earlier. I was most excited about the day finally coming! That was the highlight for me at the end of a long immigration process… Finally, both us dressing up, having an amazing day (in the rain) and just amazing pictures of it all (we had Yosemite National Park as our backdrop!) and saying our vows in front of family and friends. The party was pretty wild!

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PINSPIRATION – TROPICAL TIKI WEDDING INSPIRATION

Throughout 2017, I will be bringing some gorgeous wedding inspiration on a fortnightly basis from the wonderful world of Pinterest. Planning my own wedding is fun, especially when there are so many ideas to choose from. These posts will not only bring colour schemes for your wedding, but entire themes, such as this one – The TIKI wedding – Perfect for the Tropical bride!

Below you can see my selection of favourites from the Tiki Wedding pins, but make sure you follow Marry Me Ink on Pinterest for plenty of other wedding inspiration. Do you have a wedding theme or style in mind for your own big day? I’d love to hear about them!

Tropical Wedding Altar
Tiki Wedding Cake
Pineapple Table Decoration
Tropical Bouquet
Tropical Print Bridesmaid Dress
Tropical Table Decor
Tiki Wedding Stationery

A Garden Wedding Organised By Friends – Lisa & Danny

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Would you trust your friends to organise your wedding? That’s exactly what tattooed bride Lisa and husband Danny did after exchanging their official vows – and it looked like they did a fantastic job! Their celebrations took place in their back garden with Timo Raab Fotographie there to capture it all.

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We both worked in Fuerteventura on the Canarian Islands as entertainers of the German tour operators TUI and Alltours. Our hotels were side by side and one day my entertainment team needed some stuff that we didn’t have, for performing a comedy show. So it was to us to get those things, it was some masks to cover our faces while preparing a new comedy scene, from another entertainment team around our hotel… So I went off to check if the team of the hotel next to us could help us. When I arrived at the entrance, Danny just entered the hotel with his colleague. I asked him if he was an entertainer in that hotel and he affirmed it. So he gave us a chicken mask and one of a biddy and I hurried up to get back in my hotel… When I entered Danny’s hotel the following day to bring the masks back, he stood right in front of me, wearing a pink body and a white tutu. Unfortunately we couldn’t talk that long, because he had to welcome the new guests… But we already met the same night at our local pub while playing darts. And it didn’t take much time until we had our first kiss…

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Yes we do! After 4 months we started working together in the same hotel, still on the Canarian Islands, Lanzarote now, to check out if we wanna stay together… And after just two weeks, after we moved to Lanzarote we saw a shop of a German tattoo artist, who already had tattooed people in almost the whole world…. That is when got our couples tattoo which says “Me encanta que te amo” – I love to love you…

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