Mr & Mrs Tattooboy

Could these two be any more made for Rock n Roll Bride (and each other!) if they tried?! Seeing their tattoos-a-plenty and whole lot of love makes me a very happy blogger indeed. “These two cool kids are totally rockin’ with not only all of those tatts, but their playful spirits & genuine love for one another” photographer Christina told me. “But ohhhh hot damn, their rockin’ tattoos are flat glorious!!!! We were in tattoo heaven when we met up with them. I think I felt a little drool on my shirt. haha. With Matt being a tattoo artist they even have a few matching ones that they did themselves. They’re just too cute with their tom shoes & silly faces. We LOVE Kori & Matt! Their wedding is planned for this coming october and we can hardly wait, it’s gonna rock!”

I can hardly wait either. I can’t wait to see the photos and share them with you all.

Made for each other indeed…

“Matthew and I met in highschool,” the bride to be began. “Matt the quiet skater boy and me the funny, outgoing cheerleader. He was way too shy at that time to realize I had a thing for him. Years later we ran into each other, but now he was all grown up and hotter than ever (super tattooed, the way I like em). When I found out Matt was now a tattoo artist, I started making appointment after appointment with him, at this point in my life I only had a few tattoos. I knew what I wanted, and that was that shy sk8er boy turned super hot tattoo boy. After about 2 or 3 tattoo appointments with “my tattoo boy” he realized he wanted “his goofy ginger” about 50 tattoos later the rest is history. He is now teaching me to tattoo and letting me practice on him, funny how the tables have turned. We will soon be spending the rest of our lives as Mr &Mrs. Tattooboy♥”

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A Kitschy, Quirky, Vintage Wedding

Warning: this post has a hell load of photographs and I ain’t going to apologise for that. I literally couldn’t cut them down! I am so excited about Lindsey & Adriano’s wedding I can hardly contain myself. The gorgeous bride and her musician husband had a beautiful and quirky vintage-themed wedding at Farbridge, West Sussex.

“Our inspiration was easy we just collected things we love and are interested in,” the bride told me. “I love all things vintage because I love that it has history and seems to have so much more personality than many modern things. I find that vintage things were made to last and made with care and skill unlike most things today are made to be disposable and are not designed to last. I wanted our day also to have lots of elements of fun so I came up with the idea of an ice cream sundae bar so guests could be kids again, make a mess and choose whatever topping they wanted! We also bought a kiss-o-meter for a bit of fun, it was from an American site and was from the 60’s. In the reception barn at Farbridge they also had a projector. One of my favourite films is Cinema Paradiso, there is a scene at the end of the film which is called the kissing scene which features lots of kisses from famous old black and white films. We played this scene on repeat on the the projector to add another dimension to the room. We had a wedding cocktail which we served in jam jars and bought some quirky straws too.All these things were good talking points for the guests and added elements of fun and interaction.”

Lindsey wore a vintage dress that she found online at The Vintage Bride. The American site was the first place the bride visited when deciding on what she wanted to do for the wedding and after seeing the beautiful, one of a kind gowns she was sold on the theme. “Finding a dress was one of the first steps I took in beginning to organise our wedding. I first looked on the web and found this site, fell in love with the dress and bought it. A bit risky but the lady who runs the site, Rosie, says that if your dress is not right she will give a full refund which is quite unusual for an online site. So I took the risk. It arrived in a beautiful box tied with a big pink ribbon and it was  quite magical moment to open up revealing my dress for the first time, perfectly wrapped including a lovely lavender scented parcel. It was love at first sight.”

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Second Time Lucky – David & Ingrid’s Redo Portraits

“David, an Aussie living in London, met Norwegian Ingrid on a trip to Norway through friends” photographer Ed began. “They hit it off straight away and had a long distance relationship for a while until Ingrid decided to move over to London. They both share a passion for music. Dave is a guitarist and music director and Ingrid is still studying, but sings. One thing led to another and they got married in July 2008 in Ingrid’s home town Stavanger, in Norway. It was a fantastic wedding with people from London, Norway and Australia. However, one thing went badly wrong… their photographer lost their entire set of photos (their photographer was not me by the way!) due to a hard disk issue. Ingrid was naturally devastated!”

“This summer Ingrid finally got round to bringing her dress over from Norway to London and asked me if I could redo some wedding photos for them… In Norway it is tradition to send guests a thank you card with a photo of the day – Ingrid has been waiting to get some photos done before she can do this!”


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Couture Florals – Matching Flowers with with Ink

This funky photo shoot was set up by Michael Andrews and Flowers by Susan to showcase a different side to floral arrangements – matching them with your tattoos! They asked former client of Susan’s, Danielle (who is a tattoo artist) to model for them and they shot the series in her shop.

“With this particular shoot, we were deliberately trying to combine and match florals with ink.  Ink is beautiful! Michael told me.”Brides with ink + flowers that match = pretty damn cool.”

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Under the Spotlight – Ordination by The Universal Life Church

Credit: Devlin Photos

I’ve always been a huge fan of weddings where friends or family members of the bride & groom get ordained and perform the ceremony for them. Can you get any more personal? For our wedding, the vicar that married us was a family friend so I know exactly how extra special it feels to have someone you know and love marry you.

The Universal Life Church is a fantastic website where your chosen friend or family member can get ordained in order to perform your marriage ceremony for you. The company, who ordain over 500 people a day (!) believe strongly in marriage equality and unity across all religions (and non-religions) and believe in everyone’s right to have their wedding officiant by whomever they desire. This ethos is what their company is based on.

Credit: Becky Novacek

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Rachael & Rafe’s Pagan Handfasting Festival Wedding

Rachael & Rafe were uninterested in a traditional religious or civil ceremony so decided to get married on their own terms. They were wed by one of their closest friends, Tara, in a pagan hand-fasting service which took place outside, in a small copsed wood locally known as “The Spinney”. They knew very early on in their planning that this was where they wanted to get married as the couple had spent some time living on a narrow-boat on the river, and for that period The Spinney was their garden, “It was where we hung out, relaxed, partied and where our children played.  It is full of trees and love and so naturally the first place we both thought of for our ceremony” the couple told me.

The couple also chose a very special place to them for their festival themed reception, ” During the winter months The Spinney mooring would become too muddy to get our children to school without being caked in mud so we would moor as often as possible at Solomons Bridge.  Across from which another dear friend of ours has a pasture for their cows.  It’s such a fabulous place!! So beautiful and when the canal froze over we would have lots of fun pinging crab apples across the ice, or watching the ducks slide across it on landing.  It seemed like a fantastic place to hold a festival!!  So that is what we did.”

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