Toni & Richard had a gothic/burlesque inspired wedding at Prested Hall in Colchester in March of this year. “Our inspiration mainly comes from my admiration of burlesque and my unnerving love of Bettie Paige (who I have recently had tattooed on me)” Toni told me. “Not being much of a girly girl and never one who ‘dreamt of their big day’, I didn’t actually know where to start after the proposal. I like wearing jeans, having a Mohawk and being covered in tattoos and wearing too much make up!”
Oh how I love these!! I mean what’s not to love? As photographer Paulus explains “Paula is a sentimental, fashionable, crazy gothic lolita girl and Teddy is an easy going, noodle maniac, graphic master, straight to the point guy. They both came up with this amazing concept. Both of them are tattoo lovers, so they decided to shoot their photos at Rock n Roll Tattoo. They got their vows inked on their arms.”
Yeah so these guys are pretty much perfectofor Rock n Roll Bride aren’t they? And quite apart from the tattoo awesomeness, how INCREDIBLE are these portraits?!
Pink hair, tattooed bride, railroad, laundromat…what’s not to love about Eve’s rockstar trash the dress shoot huh?!
After seeing Emma & James’ funky engagement session I couldn’t wait to see the wedding and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Emma dress was a 1930’s inspired design that was handmade for her in champagne crepe backed satin by ‘Rags to Bitches’ which is a vintage boutique on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. She teamed this will gorgeous peach, sequinned shoes from Karen Millen and a gorgeous vintage style headband which was made from glass beads and pearls from a bridal shop in Poynton, Cheshire called Timeless Bride.
Pink hair? Check! White dress with a black sash? Check! Amazing half sleeve tattoo? – Well not quite but I’m getting there soon… Methinks the gorgeous Miss Lily Blackout and myself could actually be the same person on different sides of the globe. She bought her dress from David’s Bridal but customised it herself to make it more ‘her’.