Recently, myself and my other half Rob were invited to check out one of the gorgeous Sundial Group wedding venues. Being from the North, we decided where better to go than Northamptonshire’s Highgate House – A gorgeous Grade II listed building with plenty of space and character for a wedding, catering to a number of different wedding sizes and styles.
Why Highgate House is the perfect backdrop for an alternative wedding
~ Set in rural Northamptonshire countryside.
~ Grade II listed building – classic backdrop perfectly contrasts an untraditional wedding.
~ 26 acres of grounds available for photo opportunities.
~ Grounds have previously been used for carousels, tipis as well as a wide range of themed outdoor games.
~ Venue’s own red routemaster bus can also be used for photo opportunities.
~ Venue boasts a uniquely magnificent Baronial Hall – particularly moody and atmospheric for evening celebrations – ideal for medieval-style banqueting, burlesque or gothic themed weddings.
~ Range of alternative wedding breakfast menus are available such as hog roasts, BBQs, Mexican. Or challenge us to create one of your own!
Tattoos, beard and horses – This is what Cillia Ciabrini of Pour Fair Court shared with me and I’m so glad I get to feature it on Marry Me Ink. This inspirational wedding shoot was born from the desire to bring together a intimate wedding in a wild and bohemian atmosphere – a little rock and folk. This shoot is full of geometric colour and gorgeous landscapes.. My favourite! I had the chance to speak to Cillia about her styling ideas for the shoot.
It all started with the encounter with Lena and Aden – a beautiful couple with atypical traits and tattooed bodies but particularly funny and sweet! I have to admit, the beauty of Lena hit me – she releases an incredible softness and her beauty is timeless. She’s one of these warm beauties that seems cold from the outside, she’s mysterious and fascinating and it is exactly this atmosphere that I wanted to reflect, a winter wedding with a blue light but a warm couple. Sublimated by the Make Up of Alexia Parisi, Lena is gorgeous in her tailored silk dress made by the talented Kaa Couture.
Aden wears a suit by Vaubecour Lyon. (Even though he is more used to wearing jeans and sneakers!) All their tattoos were done at Lena’s shop in Lyon, Ink’a Tattoo. This is where they met and where I have also seen them for the first time.
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I love signing my name with words of luck and well wishes in a wedding guestbook. Today on Marry Me Ink I’m sharing all the cool and quirky ways you can provide a guest book for your guests to sign at you awesome wedding that I’ve found on Etsy.
Two States Canvas Watercolour Guestbook – Miss Design Berry
This watercolour wedding guest book map is customised with the two states or countries of your choice in the watercolour colours of your choice. Your guests can all sign this print at your wedding and afterwards you can hang it in your home as a beautiful keepsake.
Advice Bride & Groom Coasters – Inkytoadprints
These cute coasters are an alternative to the usual guestbook. Leave them on the table for guests to write advice or to capture a memorable moment of the occasion. Personalised coasters and specific colours can be created upon request.
Hand Drawn Illustrated Wedding Guest Fingerprint Tree – Picture This By Kelly
A lovely alternative or addition to a traditional Guestbook, this tree can be framed and displayed proudly in your home as a reminder of your special day! Unlike many others on offer, this is not a print and every tree will be drawn to order, meaning that you can customise your way. Names can be changed, the text included can be changed whether you want date, venue, a meaningful phrase or all of the above! You can also include a pet by the tree, a carving in the tree or any other ideas! All is drawn completely freehand. Continue reading
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Who got engaged over the holidays and midnight celebrations this weekend? Today I get to bring you a gorgeous tattooed inspiration shoot all the way from the French Riviera from Doctib Photo who also got inspiration for their shoot from Marry Me Ink which is awesome!
For this inspiration wedding photoshoot, we wanted something that mixes nature, including tattoos and flowers, and Rock culture (custom dress, tags, motorbike, and rock concert).
We wanted also to have an amazing place, we found this abandoned church close to Frejus and fell in love with the place. The church has burned in the 70s and was never been repaired. This church is in the middle of the nature, surrounded with pin trees, on the top of a mountain – Magic!
For the bride, dress designer Marynea wanted something different from a normal dress, she created a two-parts dress, with 2 tops. For the ceremony – a black crop top, made of French lace, sensual and very feminine. For the party she wanted something fun – she used a Jack Daniel’s t-shirt and made a backless top, that revealed the tattoos of the bride.
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