It’s Christmas week! To celebrate the run up to the holidays I thought I’d start with a beautiful summer wedding from Velvet Storm Photography from earlier this year. Alpha and Cat were married at Deans Place Hotel in East Sussex and had a fun and family filled day of celebrations.
We met through mutual friends. It was funny because we both had the same friends for years but had never crossed each other’s paths, even though we both worked within the same industry (Alpha as a DJ and Catherine as a club promoter). Anyways about five years ago Alpha dated one of Friends. Thankfully it didn’t work out but it meant that we got to know each other a little during that time. About a year later we bumped into each other outside a nightclub, had a drunken conversation about deleting each other from Facebook which Cath is still mortified about. Alpha then re-added Cath later that night when she went home and as they say the rest is history.
Well we had an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding as were a bit theatrical ourselves. We wanted big bright colours, topsy-turvy decorations, and entertainment that continued throughout the day. Were not traditional people however we have traditional beliefs of marriage. The ceremony was very elegant (until dropped the rings and Alpha cursed lol) with a live saxophone list, but that’s where the tradition stopped. With both of us working in the entertainment industry we really wanted to put on a show that all of our guests would never forget. From a flash mob of Irish dancers, to singing waiters, to fire poi, we kept everybody on their toes all night. We wanted to look back at our wedding and say it was the biggest and best party we had ever been to and we definitely succeeded in achieving that.
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Tagged Alice In Wonderland Wedding, Alternative Bride, Alternative wedding, East Sussex Wedding, East Sussex Wedding Photography, Gay Wedding, Lesbian Wedding, Mrs and Mrs, Same Sex Wedding, Tattooed Bride, tattooed wedding, Velvet Storm Photography
Today’s wedding features two gorgeous tattooed brides Ashley and Alyssa. The day involved a helicopter entrance at the American Helicopter Museum, a bride in a tux and an amazing 1920s vibe, captured by the awesome BG Productions – an epic husband and wife team based in Philadelphia. Plus – What’s more awesome than pizza and donuts at a wedding?!
We went to different schools in the same neighborhood. We both noticed each other around town, but it wasn’t that hard to spot each other since neither of us shied away from bizarre and out of the ordinary styles. Eventually we were introduced by mutual friends. We dated for a few months but broke up after a misunderstanding and didn’t talk for about a year. Finally Ashley sent me a email saying she wanted to see me, she claims she couldn’t stay away any longer. Our first time seeing each other we went to Philadelphia for the 4th of July fireworks and she held me while we watched. We have been inseparable and completely in love since then. We see the fireworks every 4th of July since that first time Almost 9 years ago. Last year she proposed to me under the fireworks. It was really surreal.
Alyssa – I mean I came in on a helicopter and that probably should have been the highlight… But as soon as I got to the end of the isle and looked up to see my gorgeous wife waiting for me, the helicopter was quickly forgotten. I knew she said she was wearing a tux. But I didn’t have any idea what it was going to look like. Honestly I thought it was going to be frumpy. But it wasn’t she looked like such a rockstar. The rest of the day went really fast. But when I think back thats all I remember is her standing waiting for me.
Ashley – So this is kind of cliche but the truth is the walk down the isle is the first thing I think of every time the wedding comes into my head. I am never super impressed by wedding dresses, to me they are overpriced white dresses, but deep down, I knew that Alyssa was going to pull something spectacular out. We were never going for the traditional aspect in our wedding but one tradition I wanted to keep in tact was to not see my wife until she walked to me down the isle. I wouldn’t change that image for anything in the world now. I have truly never seen her look so beautiful and I have never seen a wedding dress I have loved more. Her jewelry made her sparkle like a diamond and her eyes were so calm and almost crimson in color (I am not really sure how she pulled that off). I have never been so overwhelmed by her beauty. There may have been a tear or two..
“Everything about our wedding was unique to us. We didn’t put anything in because it was supposed to be there, we put it there because we love it.”
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Tagged 1920s Wedding, American Helicopter Museum Wedding, BG Productions, Equally Wed, Marriage Equality, Same Sex Wedding, Tattooed Bride, Tattooed Wedding Photography, vintage wedding
Today, I get to share with you the amazing wedding of tattooed brides Anna and Sarah at East Riddlesden Hall from Shelly of Toast Of Leeds – Marry Me Ink’s first same sex wedding feature!
My favourite thing (apart from the dinosaurs and the pirate ship made from hay bales) are the gorgeous dresses they both wore on their special day. Anna’s is a stunning Ian Stuart dress and Sarah’s is a glittering Jenny Packham dress complete with a blush ostrich feather cape from Ted Baker.
After being talked into the online world by a few friends, Sarah spotted me quite quickly and commented on my tattoo and the conversations began. I of course wanted to meet her and thought long and hard about how I could impress such a beauty, so the pub next door it was. The first time I saw her, she was arguing with a parking attendant – I knew this was the girl for me. I played pool to the highest standard (she beat me) and made her laugh with my wit & charisma (she humoured me). Instantly, I could see how gorgeous this little Lancashire lady was so we continued our courtship exploring and going on adventures and seeing plenty of live music together.
Every single bit of our wedding represented us as a couple – from the relaxed atmosphere, to the dinosaurs, pirate ship, lego men, superheros, sweetie table, hotdogs, ghost hunt and of course lots of pie! We choose the music especially our first dance song which was perfect for us and fun and exciting, not a ballad in sight. (You & I – Crystal Fighters)