Monthly Archives: February 2010

Happy Friday everyone! Two of my favorite ladies are coming to visit me this weekend, which makes me feel a little like the cutie in this photo. If it keeps raining like this, I think we’ll mostly be hanging out and eating, which is about as good as it gets when you’re with two of your best friends. Anyone else have fun plans for the weekend?

Love letter inspiration, via {frolic!}.

Fabulous gold shoes.

Happy baby!

Gifts to give to get you some.

How about an Up-inspired party?

I’m a rad influence – hear 10 of my song picks over at The Flash Dance!

Fascinated by Ogori Cafe, via Seth’s Blog.

I might take up scrapbooking.

Happy weekend lovelies!

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If you weren’t already itching for spring to arrive, then this gorgeous green shoot from Ariella and Meg will probably do the trick. This understated palette of mostly green – with some accents of pale blue and cream – allows for a variety of mixed patterns, which work well together rather than overwhelm. I’m hoping that when it stops raining here, maybe it will look something like this outside my door…

The bouquet includes annabelle hydrangea, cup-and-saucer vine, ferns and hydrangea foliage.

Cocktail umbrellas and manila tags make for sweet – and very easy – seating cards.

The centerpiece includes annabelle hydrangea, cup-and-saucer vine, clematis tangutica, green bittersweet, nicotiana, ferns, jasmine and quince. Ariella wrapped mint colored ribbon around the glass vase. Green bittersweet berries adorn the bistro chairs.

The model wears a silk chiffon dress from J.Crew. Parasol from Cultural Intrigue.


So there you are, a touch of spring for your dreary winter day (and if you’re not experiencing a dreary winter day right now, well, I’m jealous). We have one more beautiful shoot from Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith lined up for next week, and in case you’ve missed their previous visits here on Snippet & Ink, you can catch up on all of those lovely shoots here.

  • Romantic Green Spring Wedding Ideas

    4 February 2010
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    Isn’t Charleston one of the most romantic cities? Heather Forsythe sent over these photos from Jacqueline and Brian’s lovely April wedding, and it looks like such a lovely and timeless event. Though the couple doesn’t live in Charleston, it was the perfect choice for their wedding. Says Jacqueline, “My mother is from Charleston, and I spent just as much time growing up down there as in Greenville, South Carolina. Brian lived in Charleston for a year for Naval submarine training, and we had started dating while he was living in Charleston, so the city seemed like a perfect backdrop to share our wedding with friends and family.”

    The groom and groomsmen wore white dinner jackets as a nod to Jacqueline’s late grandfather.

    There is a photo of Jacqueline’s father on his wedding day, wearing Groucho Marx glasses with his groomsmen. Jacqueline and her sister grew up making fun of this photo, so when they were taking family portraits, her sister surprised them each with the funny glasses. Their father was speechless and loved the surprise!

    Jacqueline and Brian chose two types of cake, red velvet and dark chocolate with raspberry and white chocolate mousse filling.

    From Jacqueline: “I learned early on in wedding planning to prioritize and trust your vendors. I shared with my florist just a color scheme and three flowers that I did not want to see on my wedding day. I told her I wanted flowers that grew in Charleston gardens in the spring, and other than that, she could do what she wanted. It was like Christmas when I arrived at the house to get ready. It was perfect!”

    Jacqueline’s family is Scottish, and she wanted to incorporate some of her family history into the wedding, so she wore her family’s hunting tartan during the reception. Her bouquet was also wrapped in a tartan ribbon.

    After the reception, Brian and Jacqueline left in a pedi-cab. Says Jacqueline, “Brian will say that this was his favorite part of the day. Our driver took us all around historic Charleston, and it gave Brian and me some time to immediately go over the night.”

    Venue: Thomas Bennett House, Charleston, SC

    Invitation: Reaves Engraving

    Bride’s dress / shoes: Judd Waddell / Gabriella Rocha

    Bridesmaid dresses: Aria

    Flowers: Charleston Flower Market

    Cake: Tiers of Joy

    Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals

    Thank you to Heather Forsythe for sending over these beautiful photos, and to Jacqueline and Brian for sharing these sweet details about their wedding day. Best wishes to you!

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    Get it? Like you squeeze an orange? Anyway…

    Citrus fruits are so perfect in winter – they’re such a bright and refreshing note on otherwise cold and dreary days. And though I would never limit citrus to one season, I do think it’s perfect for a winter brunch wedding. At least, that’s what I had in mind when making today’s inspiration board. Buttery yellow and warm white act as a clean backdrop for bright pops of various citrus colors, from grapefruit pink to tangerine. Instead of a full bar, how about a few citrus cocktails and variations on the classic mimosa? Let vintage botanical prints inspire your stationery, or perhaps act as table numbers (I love them in the white frames on the wall in the top left corner). Ribbon wands are a sweet alternative for flower girls, instead of confetti or rice, or even for lining the aisle in an outdoor ceremony.

    Mood: cheerful and sweetly sophisticated
    Palette: grapefruit, lemonade, blood orange, tangerine, lime

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    Top row from left: citrus centerpiece by Ariella Chezar for Martha Stewart Weddings, citrus cocktails from Callahan Catering, butter yellow cake on Frances Palmer cake stand
    Row 2: vintage citrus botanical print from Vintage Printables, dress from Charleston Weddings
    Row 3: calligraphy by Tara Jones, velvet ring boxes from Martha Stewart Weddings, kumquat place setting from Fiore Designs
    Row 4: suit with orange necktie from Martha Stewart Weddings, ribbon wands by Chelsea Fuss, orange bouquet with small cup daffodils by Ariella Chezar for Brides

    As I was getting this post ready to publish, I took a little break to catch up on some of my favorite blogs, and came across this gorgeous post. I guess I’m not the only one with citrus on the brain!

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