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Bohemian Desert Bridal Inspiration

Today on Marry Me Ink, we have a bit of tattooed bride style from Los Angeles wedding photographer Sarah Mack who recently went to the Desert Trip musical festival which is where the inspiration for the bohemian bridal shoot came from.

I was reminded of the magical quality the desert possesses to attract unique and artistic personalities. It is filled with a simplistic vibrancy that leaves you reflecting on its beauty. 

With this shoot I wanted to embody the richness of creativity and beauty the desert possess. One of my good friends, Carly, of Sage and Swan Photography has recently relocated to Joshua Tree and I knew would be the perfect muse for this shoot.

Armed with a breathtaking bohemian wedding gown by BHLDN, Anthropologies bridal line, we wondered out into the Indian Cove Campground, located in Joshua Tree National Park.

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Tea, Cake & The Engagement Shoot – Lisa & Adam

The first engagement shoot of 2017 is filled with my favourite things – Tea and cake (and also gorgeous tattoos!) I’ll let Lisa tell you all about Adam’s perfect proposal and afterwards they had their engagement shoot in  Llangollen – a town full of vintage wares and the idyllic “Vintage Rose Tea Room” with Abigail Joan Photographer.

Adam and I decided to book a weekend away together for our one year anniversary in October of 2015. We wanted something different so headed off to spend a few days glamping in a beautiful yurt in Cumbria. 

On the first night, we settled into our new surroundings and lit a campfire. Toasting marshmallows and playing board games, it was a refreshing change from our usual technology-filled evenings. Our yurt was located by the lake and was so peaceful. 

Later that night, we got comfy in our hideaway and snuggled up under blankets. It was then that Adam asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! He presented me with a beautiful vintage art deco engagement ring and I fell in love with him just a little more after that! (I jest of course, but it was a stunner) 

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A Bohemian Tipi Wedding – Chloe & Stephen

Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you a beautiful bohemian style tipi wedding from London wedding photographer Babb Photo. Chloe and Stephen met in their local village pub over tequila whilst listening to Oasis.

I live and work in China so Stephen actually proposed to me over Skype! We have been together for 11 and a half years and were engaged for 18 months of that.

Stephen is a keen wakeboarder and so knew the location of our wedding well. He went to the lake one day and spotted there was a wedding happening at Chittering Farm. He called me to come and have a look, so I did, and we both fell in love with the place. It was perfect for the informal, festival style wedding that we wanted to achieve.

Our ceremony was incredibly special as it was lead by my best friend Kat, who was also chief bridesmaid. We were officially married the day before in the registry office. We had 3 readings and 4 blessings. I chose the readings based on the fact that I didn’t want anything too soppy, sexist or unrelatable! The readings were a snippet form a quote by Einstein on relativity and love. A poem by Roy Croft, called I Love you, and another poem by Rainer Maria Rilke. Our vows were the traditional style vows as we didn’t want to make the ceremony too out there!

One of my very good friends, Rosie Bailey, has always had a keen eye for anything to do with flowers and gardening. She recently set up her own business called Wild Florals. After seeing posts of her flower arranging, I knew she would be the best person for the job. I wanted to create a very natural feel, that echoed the environment and she did that beautifully.

The photography was simply amazing. The main reason I chose Babb Photo was based upon the fact that on the website, Laura mentioned that she loves tattoos, glitter and Dr Martens, that sold it to me! I also spent time looking through her gallery and loved the journalistic style photos she was able to create. She made us both feel so comfortable, especially as we are not a slushy couple and were worried about the photos of just us. Laura made us feel at ease and made us laugh. We couldn’t be happier with our choice!

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A Low-Key, Rustic Barn Wedding – Jess & Ben

Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to share with you Jess and Ben’s beautiful barn wedding from Lace and Luce Photography. Jess owns her own florist business L’Orangerie Floral Design and obviously created her own bouquets – They are gorgeous!

Ben and I grew up on the same street, his younger brother was in my class all the way from Kindergarten to High School graduation. We never really knew each other despite growing up a few doors down from each other. But one night at a bush party in high school, we locked eyes and were inseparable for the rest of the summer, and for the last 10 years!

We did everything ourselves for this wedding, so all the touches were very personal. I am a Florist by day, so all the floral touches, on the cake, the tables, the floral arch etc. are definitely all me. We had Caribbean food catered, which has so many vegan/vegetarian options which was important for us and our friends. Ben is in a band (New Swears) so the guys from New Swears and our friend Shawn performed a full set, including our first dance, father/daughter dance and mother/son dance. Our ceremony was short and sweet with live acoustic music from Ben’s cousin Joe, the bar was fully stocked with hand-crafted cocktails and beer made by one of the groomsmen’s father, and jager-bombs for the bridal party – it made for a very fun night!

I don’t think my tattoos were really a thought when I was choosing a dress. I don’t usually dress around my tattoos – I had originally wanted a dress with sleeves and a low-back, but couldn’t find anything that worked for me. The dress that I chose is actually a custom Truvelle dress, we mixed the top of one dress, with the bottom of the other (and I thought my tattoos looked great in it anyway!)

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