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Lucky Sixpence Bridal – A 50s Tattooed Bride


Earlier this year, new, disruptive bridal wear company Lucky Sixpence Bridal held a look book fashion shoot with other like minded suppliers. Lucky Sixpence Bridal fancy themselves as ‘bridal outfitters for badass brides’ and their models certainly did have a badass vibe amongst them! The shoot comprised of a look from each of the decades 40s to 80s and together the models formed their own bridal girlgang. The aesthetic was a nod to Wes Anderson with a heavy representation of cake courtesy of bespoke designs from Kooky Bakes and the sumptuous dark wood and leather of the Boulogne Bar.


The nod to the 50s was portrayed by the wonderful tattooed lady, Verity, wearing Lucky Sixpence Bridal’s ‘Rita’ dress – a soft take on the classic 50s shape with a sequinned bodice and a lace peeking out from under the skirt. Paired with some classic Vivienne Westwood X Melissa heels she embodied the modern pinup, ready to elope into the sunset!


Lucky Sixpence Bridal curate and rejuvenate vintage and preloved bridal wear, working one on one with brides to be to tweak and upcycle their dresses. With this level of attention to detail and customisation you might expect the dresses to cost fortunes but the price point is crazy good with a preloved dress, with simple alterations costing around £300!

The lookbook shoot certainly showcased the exciting opportunities available to brides who choose to tweak a fabulous piece for their own big days. With the added bonus of up cycling being eco friendly and working with designers in the UK, looking good doesn’t have to cost the earth!

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Bright Riot Edge 90s Tattooed Wedding Inspiration


The latest instalment of tattooed bride inspiration is full of bright colours, Dr Martens and that “Riot edge” – It must be the 90s! The look and feel of the shoot was created by a great team of wedding suppliers including Jez Brown Photography, Sarah’s Doo Wop Dos and Restoration Cake. I got the chance to speak to Sarah who created Keely’s 90s look about what went on on the day.


As a hair and make-up artist I’m aways hearing from my brides that they want to look like the best version of themselves for their big day, so this is really where the shoot idea came from, building a styled shoot around the model’s own style.

Our model, Keely, has a great 90s vibe and always wears her hair up, so I wanted to create a look that she might actually wear on her wedding day. I opted for a big, tousled bun and a smokey eye with dramatic winged liner and a soft lip for a fun look with a bit of a 90s ‘riot girl’ edge. The clothing came from Keely’s own wardrobe and I really wanted to add some colour into her outfit, plus who doesn’t love sequins at a wedding!

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A Simplistic, Laid Back Wedding At Sydney Park – Jackie & Chase


I’m so excited to share Jackie & Chase’s cute wedding ceremony with you today featuring gorgeous images from Strawberry Fields Photography that took place at Sydney Park. Jackie and Chase decided to opt out of the wedding reception after their vow exchange.



We actually met online and the moment I saw him I knew that he was supposed to be apart of my life. Chase is American and was living in Boston at the time while I was living in Sydney. I had been planning a trip to visit the states and used that as an excuse to make conversation, asking where the best places to go in Boston were (even though Boston wasn’t a part of the itinerary)


Soon enough, not a day would pass without us texting and Skyping and I had changed my entire trip around so I could spend as much time with him as possible whilst I was there. I knew he was the one before I physically met him, I honestly didn’t think that it was possible to fall in love with someone you hadn’t even met until Chase came in to my life. Everything about him was incredible and it felt like the one thing that had been missing my entire life wasn’t missing any more. The way he made me feel, how he could make me smile and laugh more than anyone ever had before, the connection we had and still have, being able to talk for hours on end about anything and everything. If you know me you would know I don’t get excited all that often.. and he was the first person I got so excited about. I was excited to learn everything there was to learn about him. I longed to speak to him every morning and every night, and I would get butterflies each time we would talk. He made me want to be the best version of me possible, and he just got me… Like none else was ever able to.


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Bridal By My Boudoir – Natalia Fox


I am SO excited to be sharing this shoot of Natalia Fox with you today from My Boudoir.


My Boudoir is a fab studio run by Nicola, near Manchester, and I have heard nothing but fabulous reviews and seen lots of gorgeous shots of friends of Marry Me Ink in the past months. I love My boudoir so much, I just have to share this shoot with you!

Our Boudoir Photoshoots are very popular with Brides as they make a wonderful wedding gift for your Groom but whatever reason you choose to have a shoot we KNOW you’ll leave feeling a lot more confident! For the more experienced among you we also have special ‘Model Portfolio’ Packages.

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