Afflecks Palace - Marry Me Ink shoot em up!

When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own.  They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.  ~Michelle Delio

Rockabilly tattooed bride

Marry Me Ink is a wedding blog with a difference... it is dedicated purely to the beautiful world of decorated brides and showing that you can actually be YOU on your wedding day. "Inspirations personally and for the site include vintage styles and glamourous icons – favourite erasare the 1920s and the 1940s for their hairstyles, dresses and gorgeous pin-ups."

At the helm is the fabulous Rachael who launched the blog in October and hasn't looked back!  When my friend and often partner in crime Andrea Ellison got in touch to say she'd arranged a shoot with the woman herself in Manchester, and did I want to go... I couldn't resist.

We got Victoria Thomas on board to work her make-up magic and we were joined by Maria Bentley from Studio 12O8. Maria is hilarious. And such an amazing photographer.  To get to work with both Andrea and Maria was fantastic.

Big thanks to the guys at Afflecks Palace for lettingus use it as a base to prepare, explore and shoot in. And to the girls...what a giggle... loved this shoot and cannot wait for our next collaboration!   P.S. Rach - I still need those shoes off you..

Even managed to get RPatz in this last one... :) You can find the main Marry Me Ink blog post here and Andrea's blog post here. There's also a fabulous competition on MMI at the moment so check that out and get your entry in by Friday.