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A Hand Built Story Of Love – Steph & Jordan


About four weeks ago, today’s tattooed groom Jordan posted multiple photos to the Marry Me Ink Facebook page and I was astounded – Firstly, because it’s usually the brides and the photographers that contact me to feature their wedding. Jordan is the first, of hopefully many grooms, to contact Marry Me Ink to feature their wedding. And secondly, because their wedding photos from Chris Glenn Photography are beautiful! 


The date that we met is not 100% known, for she was my bartender, and I was hers. I (Jordan) used to go to Steph’s bar, order a drink from her, and skip out because I was too nervous to actually speak to her besides ordering my usual gin and tonic.. One day before she moved to California she came into my bar and sat at a table drinking margaritas and eating tacos. I told her friend Matt “I’m going to make out with that kid before we move!” so we took a shot together and exchanged numbers.


I got blasted and blew her off. I thought I’d ruined every chance I had… Well thankfully the next day, she responded to my text and agreed to meet up with me that night at our local watering hole in Orlando Florida “The Lodge”. We hung out in the crows nest with all our friends who happened to be a lot of mutual ones, and just talked and had cocktails.. The night didn’t end there, we went back to her apartment and she showed me some of her art in person (stephwoodpaints.com) then just chit chatted some more. We still weren’t tired so we walked to my apartment, hopped on some bikes and legit rode until the sun came up.. We then watched a Silversun Pickups Unplugged video, and kissed to “lazy eye” which is our song now, and ever since that day we haven’t left each others side.


There were two highlights for me on our wedding day –  The first time I saw Steph in her wedding dress getting out of the limo to walk down the aisle, I damn near lost everything I had in me. And secondly, our first dance. We danced to City and Colour’s “We Found Each Other In The Dark” but I had one of my best friends interrupt the dance and acoustically play “lazy eye” for us.

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A Sugar Skull And Band Themed Wedding – Lou & Aaron


“We met due to ending up in a band together. I thought he was the quiet weird one!”


Today I get to share with you the awesome wedding of Lou & Aaron, who created a lot of their wedding extras themselves (including the band themed table plan) with images from Luna Photography.


Many details represented Lou & Aaron as a couple including their fantastic cake topper and sugar skulls in the flowers and button holes. Lou and the bridesmaids’ beautiful dresses were from Fairytales By Sherry and their wedding reception took place at the Lion & Swan Hotel in Congleton.

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A Rainy, Nerdy And Beautiful Massachusetts Wedding – Cayse & Ryan


“The whole wedding felt very us; casual and sometimes silly.”


Good morning! This latest beautiful couple are Cayse & Ryan who were married at the amazing Holliston Historical Society with amazing images from Oh! Karina Photography. I’ll hand straight over to Cayse as her & Ryan’s story is so cute!


We were introduced by a mutual friend after a ladies night where we may have consumed Mad Dog 20 20 and an absurd amount of bacon while watching Arrested Development. The aforementioned MD 20 20 lead to a lot of complaining about how horrible my ex was and how I wanted to meet a nice guy “who just wants to hold my hand”. My friend immediately texted her fiance’s friend, who was a drummer in his band, to tell him she had a friend who “wants to kiss you”. Keep in mind I’ve never even seen a photo of the guy. Ryan, who was on a camping trip in North Carolina, replied with “Is she hot? She better be.” What a pompous jerk right?


My friend set up a group dinner and invited him anyway. When they came to pick us up he was wearing jeans and flip flops (one of my pet peeves) and it was raining. Oh Florida style. And it was a giant failure, or so I thought. He was silent pretty much the whole time and my rambunctious friends and I were quite the opposite. The next day our mutual friend forwarded me a text message from Ryan to her asking for my phone number because he had a really great time and wanted to ask me out. She also tells me Ryan wouldn’t shut up about how pretty he thought I was while they were in a separate car driving to dinner. Turns out he’s a bit awkward and does not speak while eating and I’m a bit awkward and quite vocal while doing all things. It was awkward happiness from there on out! 

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A Vegan, Down To Earth Wedding – Dea & Dominik

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Today I get to share something pretty awesome with you. You may remember Dea from a previous post where I got to interview her about her gorgeous tattoos and artwork here. Well, she got married!!


The part which represented us as a couple I think was the leaned back atmosphere. We had a camp fire, singer songwriter music and an open air location with a vegetarian/vegan buffet with a vegan wedding cake! We were surprised and pleased how happy everyone was with our decision not to have meat on the menu.


We put together all of the decoration elements such as bows and garlands. As our western-inspired outdoor location was already so pretty and romantic, we didn’t have to add too much stuff.

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