Monthly Archives: February 2010

Part 2 of this Snippet & Ink-inspired shoot from Millie Holloman and Salt Harbor Designs is an open house that took place at The Balcony in Wilmington, North Carolina. Photos from the love shoot were hung around the venue, and the party continued the vintage citrus theme…

Violinist Maura Kropke.

Mmmm…. how amazing does this cake look? By Nicki’s Cakes.

Thank you so much to Millie and Jennifer for sharing both of these shoots with us – it’s so much fun for me (and I hope for everyone else, too), to see how a Snippet & Ink inspiration board can translate to reality!

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Now that Snippet & Ink has been around for awhile (2 1/2 years feels like 100 in blog years!), I get some really wonderful emails from people – both brides and wedding professionals – who have pulled inspiration from one of my boards. I love this! And every once in awhile I get to share the results with my readers, like with this shoot from photographer Millie Holloman, styled by Jennifer at Salt Harbor Designs. Inspired by Board #379, they created this darling “Oranges & Ladders” shoot…

The shoot took place at the stunning Orton Plantation Gardens in Winnabow, North Carolina.

Headpiece by Blackbird, Blue and You.

See more from this shoot over on Millie’s blog, and be sure to stop by in a bit for part 2, where Millie and Jennifer printed these photos out to use in a vintage-citrus party!

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With it’s luscious pink details, Niki and Ben’s wedding seemed like the perfect thing to post this Valentine weekend. Anna Kuperberg was kind enough to send over these beautiful photos, and Niki shared some details about the day. She and Ben both grew up in the Bay Area, and now that they live in New York, they miss the beauty of San Francisco, and knew they wanted to have their wedding there. Niki on choosing their venue:

“We used to take long walks past the Flood Mansion and when I actually went inside it just felt like a special place where you could celebrate this once in a lifetime event. From the corner of that street is perhaps our favorite view in the city – it just felt quintessentially San Francisco.

Says Niki, “My favorite moment was seeing Ben before the wedding – I felt so calm when I was with him. Also, right after the ceremony had ended – it felt amazing. We had so much fun the entire wedding it is hard to choose. We just loved sharing that day with the people that we loved most.

The bridesmaids dresses are actually all the same style, just worn in several different ways.

“We really wanted everything about the wedding to be special and personal, from the ceremony down to the origami-wrapped guest book pens. We have great personal and family heritage – I am Japanese and Parsi Indian and Ben is Jewish. Though we’re not religious, culture is important to us, and we tried to incorporate all of that in a unique and modern way that felt like us.”

Niki’s aunts from Japan made 1000 paper cranes, used as decorative elements throughout the wedding, and kimono fabric was used to make table runners.

After dinner, Niki changed into a dress by Andrew Gn.

Venue: James Leary Flood Mansion, San Francisco, CA

Planning: Dream A Little Dream Events

Bride’s gown / veil: Vera Wang / Etsy

Groom’s suit: Lanvin

Bridesmaid dresses: Butter by Nadia

Flowers: Birch

Rentals: Classic Party Rental

Cake: I Dream of Cake

Congratulations Niki and Ben – wishing you all the best! Thank you for sharing your lovely wedding with us, and thank you to the talented Anna Kuperberg for sharing these gorgeous photos. It’s always such a pleasure to have Anna here on Snippet & Ink!

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Is it just me, or shouldn’t romance and love (and flowers and chocolate and perfume, too!) happen year-round? I do appreciate the kitschy holiday element of February 14 – the candy hearts and doily-related crafts – but as far as love and romance, it’s no more special to me than any other day when I’m lucky enough to snuggle up with my honey and eat sweets. I love that I get to do that more than once a year! But, however you spend it, I hope it’s a very Happy Valentine’s Day! And now, some fun links for you from around the web this week…

Valentine style with Jane and Serge.

Salted caramel
never gets old.

Happy birthday to Kiss the Groom!

Fine and dandy, via Junebug.

Love these family photos, especially the ones in the car.

Rehearsal diner.

100 abandoned houses
, via sfgirlbybay.

And 29 rolling homes, via An Apple a Day.

Dig these save-the-dates.

Trying to decide if I’m bold enough for red lipstick. Or neon pink?

Mr Darcy’s proposal, via Design Crush.

Some last minute V-day card downloads.

Bubble gum + paper airplanes.

This wedding story makes me smile, via east side bride.

Save yourself $30.

My little Q&A over at Completely Unveiled.

Have a happy weekend, y’all!

Update! How could I have missed this link?! via Black Eiffel

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