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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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Marry Me Ink Loves Silly Old Sea Dog – COMPETITION

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Today on Marry Me Ink, I get to introduce you to the wonderfully amazing Silly Old Sea Dog. Silly Old Sea Dog items are passionately made in the UK – and range from a UK size 6 to 28. I had the fabulous chance to speak to Alison about her fabulous dresses!

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I started my business 2 years ago with the dream to make clothing that is flattering, made in the British Isles and to be fun, colourful and provide something different, which attracts attention for all of the right reasons. Silly Old Sea Dog dresses were born to be worn at a wedding, they’re different and we only make a few of each one, so the chances that you’ll bump into a someone wearing the same one are very very slim!

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Last year I had many requests to start making my dresses in larger sizes, so I decided to expand the range from sizes 6-16 up to a 24. I think that the great thing about 1950’s silhouettes is that they are great for all shapes and sizes of woman, the shapes are very feminine and flattering. 

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Marry Me Ink Loves Rock The Frock Bridal Boutique

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Good morning! Today I get to introduce you to Marry Me Ink’s new advertiser, Rock The Frock Bridal Boutique – specialising in short wedding dresses, vintage wedding dresses and boho style wedding dresses.

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Rock The Frock Bridal Boutique is dedicated to brides who long for something breathtakingly beautiful as well as truly unique. Looking for an alternative to the traditional strapless, long wedding dress? Want to wear something on your big day that truly reflects your personality and style? Here, at Rock The Frock Bridal Boutique, our British designed and made dresses will make your heart skip and your pulse race. We stock exclusive designs to brides in Essex and the South East, so you can be sure to find a beautiful dress as individual as you!

Proud stockists of Tobi Hannah, Leanne Marshall and Mooshki Bridal wedding dresses, we can also provide a completely bespoke service for those brides who want to be assured of having a truly one-off wedding dress. Working with the amazing Julie Lou Vintage Inspired Bridalwear, brides have the option of designing their own dress, made to order especially for them!

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For those special maids, we are delighted to be the only Essex stockist of the beautiful Maids to Measure bridesmaid dresses which can be ordered in over 20 different colours and styles to suit every body shape. For mother of the bride and guest wear, the wonderful Julie Lou will be providing a bespoke service for her vintage inspired evening-wear collection which will be stocked alongside our other fabulous designs.

And as if that isn’t enough, for your chosen vintage inspired tiara, haircomb or accessories, Evie Oliver will be supplying some spectacular sparkly items to finish off your look perfectly and the stunning veils from Dornellie & McFayden Millinery will leave you swooning!

Our campaign to ban the boring bridal shoe means we stock only the most beautiful footwear for brides-to-be with serious style. Independent designers Merle & Morris and Love Art Wear Art produce the most amazingly beautiful yet comfortable footwear which look fabulous with our dresses.

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