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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Tagged Alexia Parisi, Bohemian Wedding, bridal shoot, Country Wedding, Farm Wedding, Folk Wedding, French Wedding, Kaa Couture, Lilas Wood, Pour Faire Court Photographie, Tattooed Bride, tattooed groom, Wedding Inspiration, wedding photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Styling
I have been waiting what seems like forever to feature tattooed bride Jeni and her husband Oscar’s wedding from the awesome photo and video husband and wife team Nick and Maria of Studio 1208. I absolutely love them both and when Maria contacted me about her friend (Jeni) who got married at a fab villa in Mexico, I obviously had to feature is ASAP!
Well, we first met 16 years ago. I was 19 and he was 23 and dating my friend. (Just like any normal 19 year old, I let her know that when she was done with him I would be ready for my chance!) We hit it off and had way too much fun together (The poor guy was trying to finish college and I was in Party Girl mode). We dated for about 6 months and then I moved away. He went on to travel and work in Europe and I went and did my own thing, dated other guys etc. During those 14 years apart, I always thought about him.
We were never in love when I was 19, I was too young to even know what that was, but we had something special and I always hoped we would reunite (At least just to say “Hi”)
Fast forward, I’m 33 and getting separated from my then husband. Literally the same week Oscar, out of nowhere, popped up on my Instagram (I didn’t even know I was following him!) He was in my town and I immediately messaged him. One week later we made plans to meet up and grab a drink. I was so excited to just see my old friend, I didn’t expect what would happen next. He walked into that bar, gave me that famous hug and I literally melted. That’s when it all started. Ten months later he proposed and ten months after that I married him in Mexico. (Ten months after that I’m pregnant.. I think you know what happens ten months after that!) He is truly my soulmate. Our fate was strong enough and it brought us back together – Where we belong.
The details from our wedding were colorful, Spanish and romantic. We had a HUGE custom pink heart shaped piñata made that hung above us whilst we exchanged vows. That big heart truly represents our love. As for DIY – my sister in law dipped old wime bottles in gold glitter which were used as candle holders down the centre of the tables. They were absolutely perfect!
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Tagged Alternative wedding, Destination Wedding Photography, Inked Bride, Mexican Wedding, Mexico City Wedding, Studio 1208, Tattooed Bride, tattooed groom, tattooed wedding, wedding photography, Wedding Videography
Today on Marry Me Ink I get to share with you tattooed bride Alex and husband Ariel’s wedding celebrations. They decided to have their amazing reception at Neot Kedumim Nature Reserve ten days after their official ceremony where the awesome Gamba Photographers caught everything beautifully – including their adorable dogs! Bride Alex also purchased her gorgeous dress from Marry Me Ink’s favourite online fashion store ModCloth.
Ariel and I met through mutual friends, we had been talking on the phone for a while and went on a first date to a bar in 2010, got drunk and woke up the next morning. We have been together ever since.
The clothes we chose to wear represented us as a couple – the wedding dresses were both under $100, and the groom’s suit is all vintage pieces that we collected at the Kensington Market at Toronto. Everything is unique and simple, not too flashy and over the top just clean and simple.
Happy May! Today I get to introduce you to the totally awesome Kelly J Photography. Originally from the North West (Like Marry Me Ink!), Kelly is now based in Somerset.
I’m Kel, the crazy bird lady behind Kelly J Photography. I like to think my style is fun, laid back with crap load of personality. Down to earth, alternative couples are the best and I’m also great with people who are camera shy. Now based in Somerset but originally from the North West and travel all over the country and abroad for super awesome weddings.
I’m really inspired by all the different environments I’m in and try and include as much of that in my work as possible, I adore nature but I also love a good abandoned building. Other things that inspire me are music, films and the couples I am fortunate to work with.