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Intimate Elopement at The “Kill Bill” Church: Vicki & Lee

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It’s no secret that I am completely obsessed with Made You Look‘s photography. I know I’m not supposed to have favourites and all, but if I was forced… well, they’d be way up there. They just kill it every time. Which is why, when Vicki and Lee sent me the photos of their elopement at a church in the Californian desert, shot by Made U Look, I didn’t hesitate for one second when I replied saying “Yes, yes, yes I want to feature you!”

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Quite apart from the stunning photographs, this is the kind of wedding that I truly adore. I’ve written before how much I love low key, simple and intimate weddings and this one completely encompasses that – no stress, no stuff, just the two of them, their son and their witnesses. The ceremony was followed by a jam session on guitars with beer and cake by the roadside – I mean, what could be more perfect than that?

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Keep Portland Weird: The Blogcademy Recap

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After a solo long haul flight, an epic Q&A livestream and a whistle stop tour around Portland’s least reputable establishments, I¬†barely¬†had time to catch my breath and it was time for the next leg of The Blogcademy World Tour. Portland is a weird little town, but one I felt an instant affinity with. I loved all the¬†independent¬†stores selling all manner of crazy creations, and the candy-coloured houses¬†and walls¬†obviously made my little heart sing!

Over Easter weekend Gala, Shauna and I descended¬†on¬†The Ace Hotel, in the downtown area of the city. With¬†our photography BFFs and Auntie Nubs (Shauna’s Aunt and our trusty assistant for the weekend) in tow, we were¬†ready to meet a new crop of Blogcadettes and to teach up a storm.

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I’m always nervous before a workshop, but as usual the babes that¬†attended¬†were nothing but sweet, inspiring and amazing. Within minutes of meeting them all my wobbles subsided and we were laughing, getting to know all about each other and quickly becoming instant best friends. We were blessed with students who had travelled far and wide to attend, but¬†extra¬†special props must go to our scholarship winner, Jessica, who came all the way from¬†Arkensas¬†on her own. She’d never even been on an areoplane before and she came all that way – what a babe!

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I love this photo¬†because¬†it totally looks like I’m thinking “damn I hate these bitches!” but really, that’s just my “I’m literally the best dancer ever” face!

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Rustic Californian Ranch Wedding: Heidi & Nathan

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I know having¬†favourites¬†is bad…¬†especially¬†in my game… but, honestly, if I was held at gun point and asking to choose, I might be swayed towards Made You Look. They are, without a doubt, some of the sweetest and most talented babes about. I love them endlessly and their¬†photography¬†fills my heart with joy.

So obviously getting a submission from Christina, Alie & Marielle is a red letter day in my book. I feel like all my Christmases have come at once when I first clap eyes on stunning wedding images like this:

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UGH, girls. You killed it!

Heidi & Nathan’s beautiful outdoor wedding was held at¬†Grand Oaks Ranch in Tehachapi, Ca.

“Nathan and I have been together for over 6 years so we wanted our wedding to be not only a celebration of our love for each other but also for our family and friends”, wrote Heidi. “They have been there for us throughout the years and have watched us grow into the people we are today. We wanted our day to be filled with love, laughter, tears, and lots of dancing… which was a total success of course!”

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The Inspirations: Made You Look Photography

Where on Earth do I begin introducing the made you look girls?

These¬†vivacious,¬†ridiculous¬†talented, infectious and crazily-generous women really do make my heart sing. After chatting to them online for years, I was exceptionally honoured to be able to shoot with them when I was in New York earlier this year. They flew all the way from¬†California¬†to do it and gosh… I owe them so much. They really did make me feel beautiful.

If you’re not inspired after seeing these girls’ images and reading about their incredible¬†journey… well there may be no hope for you. Christina, Alie & Marielle rock my frickin’ world. I love them more than life itself and I really hope we get to hang out again one day…

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Kat & Gareth by Made You Look Studios – Who, by the way, you totally need to book for your Rock n Roll wedding…(Just Sayin’)

Apologies, you’re about to see a lot of photos of me & Gareth being soppy, silly and cute in New York… but I guess that’s what happens when the Made You Look girls shoot you. It’s¬†nigh on¬†impossible to cut them down¬†because¬†they are all. so. good. This is by far both Gareth & my favourite shoots we’ve done together. In fact I will¬†definitely¬†be getting some many of these babies printed to plaster our house with.

There was an interesting discussion going on on my facebook page¬†earlier this week about the amount of personal vs wedding stuff I post on my blog. I know not everyone is interested in seeing my face (!) but I know many of you are! I like to try to offer as broad a range of¬†inspiration¬†as possible – some will be¬†relevant¬†to you, some not. However if these shots inspire at least one of you for your own¬†engagement or¬†anniversary shoot (or hell, even give you some new fashion or make up ideas) then I’m happy. If not, no worries, because we’ve now got these awesome photos of us to treasure forever!

I’m wearing…

Outfit One

♥ Black & white striped Nanette Lepore dress
♥ Upper Street Ballet Flats (designed by me!)
♥ Heart headband by Janine Basil on etsy / Flower headband from Lisa Harris Jewellery
♥ H&M ring
‚ô• Patrica Field skull bracelet

Outfit Two

♥ Nanette Lepore Jacy Pleated Floral-Print Skirt
♥ Jimmy Choo Tokyo hi tops
♥ H&M white vest
♥ Furla candy handbag in silver glitter (limited edition for Christmas 2011)
‚ô• Forever 21 colour block necklace
♥ Forever 21 bangles

These photos are the perfect reminder of our trip to New York and I’m thrilled with the results. They not only show our love, but how much fun we had (and of course our ridiculous personalities!)

Gareth’s face cracks. me. up in this one…

Gareth does a good epic jump!

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A New York State of Mind: A Hop Skip & Jump Across The Brooklyn Bridge

So here we have it, the final installment of Gala & my frolic around NYC! When Christina & I first starting thinking about shooting in New York there was one place top of both of our lists – The Brooklyn Bridge! Iconic the world over, nothing screams New York more than this structure… or the amazing views from it!

After a slightly hair-raising cab ride through China Town and over the Manhattan Bridge, we arrived in Brooklyn and proceeded to walk the 1.1 miles over the East River towards Manhattan.

The bridge was packed full of tourists, maniacs on bicycles (boy, they don’t slow down!) and commuters when we arrived, but with Christina, Marielle & Alie‘s magic camerawork you’d never have known it was so packed! At one point Gala & I were doing our ‘thing’ while about 25 tourists snapped away ferociously behind the girls! I wonder who they thought we were?

I Wore

♥ Vintage dress altered by Fur Coat No Knickers
♥ Jimmy Choo Tokyo hi tops
‚ô• Vintage fur coat from Frock n Roll
‚ô• Flower headband & vintage cuff from Lisa Harris Jewellery
♥ Vivienne Westwood handbag

Can we just please stop and share some love for the amazing dress I’m wearing? I found it in a vintage store on Venice Beach back in August and although I loved the lace detailing and the amazing blush pink colour it wasn’t at all flattering (you can see a before and after picture here!) However at just $40 I knew I had to have it! When I got back to the UK I went to see my girls at¬†Fur Coat No Knickers¬†to see if they were up to the¬†challenge¬†of making it into something¬†beautiful¬†for this shoot…and jeez louise did they!

The final dress was actually a combination of two dresses, the original bodice on my dress was unstructured and unflattering, but Emma & Laura found a satin gown that matched the colour of mine perfectly…and even better, it fit me! So they took this bodice and created a brand new skirt from the original tulle from my dress. They even added the vintage lace and¬†applique¬†details from my dress to the new one. Doesn’t it work wonderfully!?

Gala Wore

‚ô• Vintage dress
♥ Vintage marabou coat
♥ Flower crown by Whichgoose on etsy
♥ Frye boots
♥ Kate Spade handbag 

Shooting with Made You Look and Gala in NYC was like a dream come true. It was so much fun exploring the city with my girls!

But wait…there’s more! Gareth & I did a shoot as well (as you probably already know, I’m never one to turn down posing in front of the camera). We’re still waiting on the final photos from our couple’s shoot, plus the video that Marielle made, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled as I’ll be blogging them really soon!

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A New York State of Mind: West Village Wanderers

After the exertion of jumping around the rooftop, Gala & I decided a much more leisurely pace was required for the second part of our day. So we hopped in a cab with the Made You Look girls and headed towards the uber trendy West Village.

Oh and yes that is me… and no I didn’t have a quick dye job in between! I bought this sky blue wig on a whim from¬†Stargazer¬†when I was purchasing my regular round of baby pink dye. The hair is fake but considering it only cost me a tenner I think it actually looked pretty good! I have plans to buy it in other colours too… I’ll wear them when I feel like going¬†incognito!

What could be more NYC than a West Village stoop? We did find Carrie’s (yes, the actual one they used when filming the outside¬†scenes¬†in Sex and the City) but there was a chain across it with a polite warning to stay off (!) However the road itself was pretty deserted traffic-wise so we had another little dance/pose-off in the middle of the street. I’d like to think SJP probably did the same thing in between takes…

A few of you were asking after I published part one of the shoot, which camera’s the girls use…well I asked Christina and she said, “For the shoot we shot on Contax 645, Contax G1, Hasselblad 500 cm, Polaroid Land Camera 330, Canon AE-1, Pentax 35mm, Canon 5D Mark II DSLR (2 of them – one for filming & one for shooting), Instax wide….& 3 iphones haha!”

I Wore

♥ Topshop Cutout Back Self Stripe Flippy dress
♥ Kimchi Blue black & glitter shoes boots / Jimmy Choo Tokyo hi tops
‚ô• Stargazer ‘Japan’ wig¬†in ‘Sky’
♥ Sparkle & Fade Skull Cardigan
‚ô• ‘We are all mad here’ necklace by¬†UntamedMenagerie on etsy

Gala Wore

‚ô• Topshop sequin dress
♥ Custom decoden glasses by Luxyloli on etsy
♥ Star headband by Janine Basil on etsy
♥ Michael Kors watch
♥ Forever 21 bangles
♥ Frye boots

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A New York State of Mind: Rooftop Dance Party

I’ve been obsessed with Made You Look Studios¬†for as long as I’ve been blogging. Even in the early days they were wonderful to me and allowed me to feature their beautiful weddings as much as possible. Christina, Marielle & Alie are¬†amazing girls, and when Christina and I started whimsically chatting about one day doing a shoot together I knew we’d make it happen somehow!

Fast forward a few years and the¬†opportunity¬†for me to travel to New York for a shoot with a make up company arose. I was over the moon and even more so when they said the¬†Made You Look girls¬†were shooting it! I think it took me¬†approximately¬†20 seconds to reply and say I was 100% on board.¬†Unfortunately¬†these things don’t always pan out and the shoot was cancelled a few weeks before I was due to fly out. I was disappointed but I thought, hell, I’m going to New York now anyway and I wanna shoot with these girls damnit! So I emailed them to ask if they still wanted to come to New York (they are based in Bakersfield, CA) and shoot with me & Gareth and then me & Gala! I was overjoyed when they agreed. I’m a firm believer that things always happen for a reason and now we had completely free reign to create the shoot(s) of our dreams!

The day began with make up by the fabulous Regan. He works for MAC and is awesome at what he does. Plus, when he asked if I wanted to try pink eyebrows I knew we were onto a winner! Gala went for a more 60s inspired look while I opted for my trademark bright pink lips to match my brows!

For our first look we decided to head up to the windswept rooftop of our East Village apartment (Gareth & I decided to rent an apartment during our stay instead of booking a hotel. I loved it and the fact that we were in a non-tourist area, it almost felt like we were living there for 2 weeks!)

So, what do Gala & I do when we’re excited to be hanging out again? We pull silly faces and have impromptu¬†dance parties of course! The elevators of Vegas were our practice run, but now the rooftop was our place to shine! Oh boy it was windy up there but I think you’ll agree it was worth it for these shots.

The¬†Made You Look girls¬†are masters of the camera…no, strike that…masters of a gazillion cameras! Each of them carried about 4 cameras each, and as we shot they were constantly changing up and shooting with a different one. Each camera had a different kind of film in it so all the shots are¬†totally¬†different. If you love vintage-looking photographs then these are the girls for you. No fake vintage photoshop edits here people, these are the real deal!

I Wore

‚ô•¬†Nanette Lepore Jacy Pleated Floral-Print Skirt¬†(seriously the brightest thing I’ve ever owned!)
‚ô• Zara t-shirt
♥ Upper Street Ballet Flats (designed by me!)
‚ô•¬†Sparklebeast on etsy¬†(Gala’s)
‚ô• H&M ring
♥ Forever 21 bangles

Gala Wore

‚ô• Vintage dress
♥ Bunny ears from a toy shop in New Zealand
♥ Michael Kors watch
♥ Forever 21 bangles
‚ô•¬†Betsey Johnson ‘Starburst Polly’ shoes

PS: I told you things got a little bit silly…

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Vintage Goth Meets Glam Heavy Metal…with a Pinch of Glitter: Amberly & Gabe

Amberly & Gabe’s September wedding was held at the¬†Bakersfield Museum of Art. A Rock n Roll wedding to the core, music played a huge part in their day. “We are music lovers and the cocktail hour music was a custom list of electric violin covers by Ms. Jennifer Spingola,” the bride told me. “The music over dinner was provided by the Vitamin String quartet¬†featuring¬†our favorite songs. These included versions of Sweet Child of Mine, Stairway to Heaven, Rocking in the Free World, Purple Haze and November Rain. Our first dance was to an¬†Adele‚Äôs cover of the Cure‚Äôs Love Song.”

The table names were also music inspired – the couple’s favoruite bands – and were made by the bride and groom themselves. “We¬†photo-shopped¬†the band logo and lead singer on to a 4×6 photo paper and framed them,” Amberly¬†explained. “Other DIY details included the silhouettes of us which were made by a childhood friend. We transposed them on to canvas and displayed them at the reception.”

“We are lovers of classic rock, classic alternative and metal,” the couple concluded. “We wanted to capture what we love to do (go to gigs) and love to listen to (our favorite music). We wanted to express our creativity and love for all things rock. Our theme was ‘vintage Goth meets glam heavy metal with a pinch of glitter’.”

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An Eccentric Mid-Century Museum Wedding: Jeff & Andy

Jeff & Andy had a¬†Jewish¬†wedding at¬†The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles¬†which¬†turned out to be a very special venue for Jeff’s family. “After we had signed the contract with the venue, we found out from a relative that Jeff‚Äôs great-grandfather lived at the Park Plaza, when it was an Elks Lodge, for a short time in the 1940’s.”

“We decided to include three pre-ceremony traditions that we didn‚Äôt know about until we started researching all the traditions around a Jewish wedding,” the bride told me. “For the men, Jeff had a ’tisch.’ We did our own interpretations of the traditions, so Jeff and the men gathered in a room to have some drinks and discuss the nature of love and marriage, as well as roast and laugh with Jeff about the past and the future. Meanwhile, the girls had ‘kabbalat panim,’ where the bride is treated like royalty, and I was serenaded by my friends. Finally, the men rejoined the women for the ‘bedeken,’¬†which is the veiling ceremony. This happens about ten minutes before the actual ceremony. Our parents offer blessings, and then the groom puts the veil on the bride.”

The couple wanted to add their personal stamp to their day as much as they could. ¬†Their venue was pretty dramatic and gorgeous all by itself so they didn’t really need to create any decor items, yet¬†they certainly put their DIY energies elsewhere! “We are both creative people with significant creative vision with a great love for throwing a well-planned party,” Andy wrote. “To that end, we took it on ourselves to create just about everything that we could. Many DIY weddings have a lot of emphasis on decorating a venue, but our venue was already a gorgeous historic building that was kept in great condition, so we spent our creative energy on personalizing the event.”

“We started by designing a logo for our wedding. Something that would end up on all our invitations, paper goods, programs, photo-booth pictures, thank-you notes, etc. Once we had that, Jeff designed the invitations and reply cards. The reply cards were blank on one-side and we encouraged all invitees to write or draw something on that back, that we later incorporated into a gallery displayed at the wedding.”

“We love dating and exploring our city and we love miniatures and we were determined to figure out a way to incorporate both,” she continued. “By far our most ambitious project, something that we definitely worked the hardest on, was the twenty, individual, terrariums for the centerpieces of each table. Each one was a different diorama, in a different glass container, of one of our favorite places. This entailed scouring every Ross, Big Lots, and Wal-Mart for cheap, apothecary-style jars and vessels, that were big enough to be the focal point of a ten-person table.”

“The actual dioramas were a collection of toys, model train people (eBay, train stores), dollhouse furniture (which for some strange reason we had a lot of), and single bottles of booze for the bar-themed dioramas. The centerpieces were placed on 16‚ÄĚ circular mirrors and accompanied by a museum-style description placard in a clear acrylic frame. The centerpieces were our biggest challenge and the DIY element of our wedding that we were most proud of.”

“Finally, months before the wedding, my dad found a film-reel from his 1954 Bar Mitzvah! my Dad had the footage digitized and we got a friend to edit a loop of the people dancing, hook up a projector, and we projected the footage behind our DJ when our dance floor opened. The effect was magical, and felt like it added a whole room of family and friends dressed perfectly to match the vintage-vibe of the venue.”

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N’tima & Steven’s Love Across the Sea

How are your emotions doing today?¬†because¬†I’ve got a wedding to share that will probably make you blub…there is just so. much. love right here!

N’tima & Steven’s love blossomed across the sea. The bride explained, “We lived in Okinawa, Japan when we met. He was 16, I was 14. We were kids. We were¬†neighbours. We both were kinda dating people on & off here in America, so we were just friends.You see, my family had orders to be shipped to California in June. It was April, and Steven and I were starting to get close. We exchanged numbers, and everything moved so quickly after this point. Every day before I moved was spent falling in love with this beautiful boy. Although we denied it, and being together was scary to us. Distance obviously¬†hadn’t¬†worked previously, so we decided we‚Äôd be just friends. Everyone around us knew we were ridiculously in love, but we kept telling each other that we had to stay friends.”

“On May 26, 2008, Steven told me that he loved me, and that he would rather ‚Äėtry & fail with us, than not try at all.‚Äô So June 6, 2008, I moved away, and we made the distance work for us. We lived through¬†web-cam¬†dates & 17 hour time differences. I visited November of that year, and April of 2009. By the end of 2009, Steven had joined the air force. He was sent to Basic & we lived through letters for 8 1/2 weeks. I visited for his graduation. He was then sent to Tech school across the country for four more months. I visited for Christmas. In January of 2010 he was sent to live 2 hours away from me here in California, completely by chance. How much luckier could we be, eh?”

“In May of this year, he proposed. We were riding the country roads in his 1977 pick up truck. He parked on the gravel road next to where we had carved our names into the bark during a previous visit. It was sunset, and the sun was sinking behind the mountains. He was holding me in the bed of his truck when he started a slew of compliments and promises & seconds later I look down and he‚Äôs holding my left hand in his lap with his right & a gorgeous ring with his left. And then he asked me to “please marry him.” I, clearly, and without hesitation, said “yes!”

Their DIY wedding was held at¬†Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. N’tima’s Grandpa performed the ceremony and her Grandmother was her matron of honour. She wore a vintage dress which she’d found in a thrift store and her Grandmother altered it for her. She hand-dyed her cute-as-hell peach pumps herself on the hotel stove the day before the wedding and wore these with¬†cream patterned tights which she bought from Target.

I literally can’t get over how¬†awesome¬†and adorable this couple and their wedding are. I am so honoured that I get to share it with you today. Be sure to check out the beautiful video’ too (but get those hankies out – it’s a tearjerker…)

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N’tima & Steven’s Love Across the Sea

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How are your emotions doing today? because I've got a wedding to share that will probably make you blub...there is just so. much. love right here! N'tima & Steven's love blossomed across the sea. The bride explained, "We lived in Okinawa, Japan when we met. He was 16, I was 14. We were kids. We were neighbours. We both were kinda dating people on & off here in America, so we were just friends.You see, my family had orders to be shipped to California in June. It was April, and Steven and I were starting to get close. We exchanged numbers, and everything moved so quickly after this point. Every day before I moved was spent falling in love with this beautiful boy. Although we denied it, and being together was scary to us. Distance obviously hadn't worked previously, so we decided we‚Äôd be just friends. Everyone around us knew we were ridiculously in love, but we kept telling each other that we had to stay friends. On May 26, 2008, Steven told me that he loved me, and that he would rather ‚Äėtry & fail with us, than not try at all.‚Äô So June 6, 2008, I moved away, and we made the distance work for us. We lived through web-cam dates & 17 hour time differences. I visited November of that year, and April of 2009. By the end of 2009, Steven had joined the air force. He was sent to Basic & we lived through letters for 8 1/2 weeks. I visited for his graduation. He was then sent to Tech school across the country for four more months. I visited for Christmas. In January of 2010 he was sent to live 2 hours away from me here in California, completely by chance. How much luckier could we be, eh?"

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Katelyn & Scott’s Glamorous Great Gatsby Wedding

“The Great Gatsby was my inspiration (minus the abundance of alcohol and affairs!)” bride Katelyn told me.¬†“Our style for our wedding was very glamorous, but not without that 1920’s quirk. ¬†I like to think my style is quirky too, so this was perfect for our wedding day. ¬†Plus, I love fashion and culture from the past! ¬†Now, I could never justify spending as much money on a party as Jay Gatsby, but I still wanted my reception to be as unique and fun. ¬†So, I replaced stuffy details like flowers with more lively ideas like bright peacock feathers, and I picked a beautiful venue (that happened to be brimming with vintage touches!) where everyone would feel at home – The Guild House, Bakersfield, CA.”

“The wonderful thing about our venue too is, unlike Gatsby’s money, ours is not wasted when spent at The Guild House. ¬†Every person working at house is a volunteer, and the proceeds benefit the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic. ¬†The multi-course meal was delicious, and I know Gatsby would have approved! ¬†The overflowing wine was purchased at a local grocer, Green Frog Market, and was absolutely wonderful as well!”

Katelyn wore a Maggie Sottero gown (these will always hold a special place in my heart as I was a “Maggie bride” too!) and carried a vintage brooch bouquet (some were antiques that had been in the family for over 100 years!) instead of a floral one which she made herself. The bride’s Mother made all of the centerpieces,¬†boutonni√®res¬†and other bouquets from feathers instead of flowers.

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Mr & Mrs Tattooboy’s Heavily Tattooed, Ass Kickin’ Rockabilly Wedding

Do you remember Mr & Mrs Tattooboy? The hot tattooed couple behind one of my favourite ever engagement sessions? Well check it out – they got hitched and I’ve got the exclusive blogging rights on their killer wedding. When the couple first met, Kori was a cheerleader and Matt was a rocker and a tattooed artist. They soon fell in love¬†and Kori starting getting just as much ink as her man!

“Kori & Matt‚Äôs aka Mr. & Mrs. Tattooboy, have this incredible rockabilly style & then some!!!” photographer Christina told me.¬†“When I asked Kori about the details of her wedding she just told me she wanted it to be different from the normal-cheesy-blah type weddings, this made me really happy that she wasn‚Äôt giving in to what everyone else in the world was doing!¬† Their unusual story & love for tattoos & rockabilly style was inspiration enough for these two lovers to plan their wedding.”

“They knew they wanted their wedding to have a little of that rockabilly feel mixed with a bit of Hollywood glam, but they wanted to keep it simple. Kori told me that she loved antiques & wanted a retro/vintagey style wedding & they purely got most of their inspiration from the things that they love!”

“They took their vintage inspiration to the next level when they chose that amazing museum venue,” continued Christina.¬†“They were married at Matt‚Äôs family church, but they did all of other festivities at the Kern County Museum which has many old antique houses/buildings from the early 1900‚Äôs.¬†And if they already didn‚Äôt have enough color with their amazing tattoos, they held their reception among these incredible old neon signs. These two high school sweethearts & their rocker edge were screaming Rock n Roll Bride from the moment I met them.”

The bride wore a dress from Enchanted Bridal, which she accessorised herself by adding the red & black tulle. She also wore fishnet stockings and totally rad boots Hot Topic.  The groom wore his favourite hat and decided that instead of a traditional guest book they would ask guests to sign a skateboard.

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