Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with, quite possibly the cutest wedding ever featured on the blog. Lucy and Steven got married at Living Coasts – An awesome zoo and aquarium on the Torquay coast and had Memories and Milestones Photography there to capture it all in it’s glory – Even the time they spent with the penguins!
Our whole theme of our wedding was very much rustic 50’s inspired – from vintage bridesmaids dresses, to our amazing Morris minor 1000 convertible taking us to our venue. It was so us! Our wedding favours were fake tattoos for our guests as we’re the only tattooed people in our families! The children who attended were covered by the end of the day!
We made our own save the date cards which were very vintage and original – these were so fun to make! We also made our own seating plan with vintage bunting and rope! our demi-john jar centrepieces we also made ourselves with rustic flowers for an extra vintage look!
I knew with my wedding dress would 100% have to be sleeveless as my tattoos are very much a big part of me as a person and I wanted to show that! Why hide a massive part of yourself especially on the biggest day of your life?!
Lizzie and Wayne got married in Derby’s Breadsall Priory where they had a big rock and roll wedding. They both met at a Zebrahead concert 10 years ago (EPIC), but Wayne didn’t introduce himself to Lizzie until five years later when she was performing burlesque at a charity event with the Nottingham Roller Derby Team. This is also how Lizzie and Wayne chose their wedding photographer Emma of Luna Photography (She’s part of the same roller derby team!). Lizzie wore a gorgeous dress by Justin Alexander and her hair and makeup was done by the amazing duo of Lucille Locks and Ms Moo Make Up to complete her glamorous rock n’ roll look
Wayne first spotted me at a Zebrahead gig in Rock City back in 2007, but he didn’t introduce himself until 5 years later! We officially met in 2012 at a fundraiser for Nottingham roller derby team, the Hellfire Harlots. I’d been invited to perform burlesque at the event and Wayne was down there with his friend Paul, who was a member of men’s roller derby team, the Super Smash Brollers.
“Dude, you pulled the stripper!” were the words that came out of his friend Paul’s mouth (and would later find their way into his Best Man’s speech!). But funnily enough, Wayne later told me that if he’d seen me perform that night, he would never have been able to speak to me. Wayne had in fact missed both of my performances and the thing that’d compelled him to approach me that night was the gig we were at 5 years earlier; he didn’t want to miss another chance to speak to me! He’s so sweet, and to this day I still have the piece of paper he gave me.
Wayne sells tools to the automotive industry for a living, so when I started to think of how to present our wedding rings on the big day, it had to be in a toolbox! Wayne’s Nephew Thomas was our ring-bearer, so we had to pick a toolbox that’d be easy for him to carry. Wayne picked this amazing little blue toolbox; the thing was covered in rust and we got it for just over £4.00 from Ebay! I had this idea to have some sentimental words written on it, and after a week or so I’d come up with a sentence I wanted to use. We then sent the toolbox down to Robyn of Miss Atomic pinstriping to be lacquered and decorated. We couldn’t fit the whole sentence on the front of the toolbox, so it continues onto the ring cushion that’s inside. It reads “All the tools we need for happy lives together”. It’s quite symbolic of our hard work, creativity and our love for each other.
My Dad is an accomplished Graphic Designer, and I knew I needed his help to give the wedding that personalised touch. It was great fun working together on ideas, and seeing them turned into these incredible finished products. I also enjoyed putting together our centrepieces and our quiz! Each table had a theme that meant something to us as an individual or as a couple. The centrepieces were an object to represent the theme, and a little sign explaining what that theme meant to us. The signs were filled with fun little facts, so I decided to use them as the basis for a quiz! There were 12 questions, one for each table/theme. To answer all 12 questions, guests had to walk around looking at each of the centrepieces and interacting with other guests in the process. Some guests got very competitive!
Who loves Vikings? I know we love watching the series when it’s on TV! Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you this awesome tattooed Viking wedding from Blossom and Bloom Photography.
Caleb and I met about 10 years ago in 2006. We were going to a concert with mutual friends and became instantly infatuated with one another. We were only friends at this time, and unfortunately I had to move to Oregon shortly there after. We spoke on and off through social media through the next 5 years, but eventually lost contact. In June of 2013, I was planning a visit to California to see my sister. Caleb had found me on social media, and again we became friends right where we left off. Aside from seeing my sister, when I went to CA, I spent most of my vacation with him. We spoke every single day after that, and within a few months, I moved back to California for good. Caleb took me on my first date the very next day after my plane landed. We were inseparable, and have remained so.
The whole Viking theme in it’s entirety represented us rather well! The small intimate wedding in a simple park, and reception by the beach is also representative. We like to keep it simple!
Almost everything was DIY. However, the wisteria wedding arch specifically was made by myself. It took several months to make, but it was the most fun project by far. Heather photographed it beautifully, and now we get to enjoy sitting under it in our garden.
Aside from having the most important people in our lives there, I’d have to say one of the biggest highlights for us was having Caleb’s father marry us. It meant more than he knows, and he did such a wonderful job.
Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you tattooed bride Emma and her husband Paul’s vow renewal from Rob Farrell Photography that took place at Arden Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon.
Me and my now husband actually met at a show bar back in 2012 at the Yumbo Center in Gran Canaria! He was dressed in a very revealing sailor suit which, looking back, was hilarious but it worked and it was 100% love at first sight! He didn’t know at first, me being with just one of my best guys friends, if we was together or not but from that moment we spent every hour together we could. Two weeks later, he came back to England for me and moved in for what was meant to be 2 weeks and never left! Happy but funny days!
My mom made my wedding bouquet as I couldn’t find one that wasn’t too big and it was amazing! I loved it and it was me, so that was fun! The quirky yet vintage style we went for totally reflected us as a couple.. We even had a bit of Disney mixed in! As Disney is just life!
To be honest, my style is just me.. My amazing crushed velvet cape I ended up wearing had me looking a bit like Belle from Beauty And The Beast, with a mix of a pagan goth! To me it was fab as it was all my favourite things!