Monthly Archives: February 2011

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When I was working on redesigning Snippet & Ink last year, I knew I wanted calligraphy for the logo that was both elegant and whimsical. Elaine Chou’s style was exactly what I was looking for, and working with her was a wonderful experience. Elaine has recently launched Papermade Design, and is offering beautiful custom calligraphy and stationery suites. No matter the style of your event, Elaine can create just the right invitations.

From rustic oak trees…

to romantic chandeliers…

and playful pop bottles…

Aren’t they lovely! I actually got to see that last suite in person, and it’s even more wonderful when you have it in hand. I can’t wait to see what wonderful designs Papermade has in store…

This post sponsored by Papermade Design.

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One of the best parts of being back in the Bay Area is getting to hang out with my very best friends in the whole world – girls that I’ve known since I was fourteen, who have seen me through thick and thin, and who make me laugh until my face hurts. We all went away for college and other adventures, but now we’re back in the same place and we’ve implemented a monthly brunch get-together. This weekend it’s my turn to host! I have a few ideas of what I’d like to serve, but I’m always open to suggestions – any favorite brunch recipes?

And then of course it’s Valentine’s Day next week! I’m hoping my day will involve chocolate and kisses…

Noteslate? Um, AWESOME.

I’m not sure what exactly is happening in this photo, but it sure is pretty.

Navy blue ombré… GORgeous

Vivez la langue.

Weddings by frolic!

I’m really not ready to say goodbye to the post office.

New Rifle!

Kate Spade’s e-Valentines are back.

See this clock? I want it. Do you have one? Can I have it? via Lox Papers

Valentine cakes.

This sequin sweater dress wants to live in my closet. When I’m not wearing it of course.

Just engaged? Real Simple sent me a copy of their 2011 Weddings, and I think it’s a great place to start.

Have a happy weekend kids!

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If you follow anyone in the wedding industry on twitter, then you’ve probably heard all about BHLDN, Urban Outfitter’s new wedding line that’s launching on Valentine’s Day (it’s pronounced like beholden). There have been some sneak peeks around the web, and this one with the peach and gray was so lovely I just had to make an inspiration board with it. Did you check out some of the pieces from BHLDN? Do you have a favorite?

Mood: romantic, whimsical
Palette: orange, peach, cream, butterscotch


Top row from left: dress from BHLDN, orange pinwheel by Rebecca Thuss, cake with paper decorations from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: tent from Big Sky Tents, ribbon curtain by Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings, Zara shoes via Cinderella Project
Row 3: roses with fruit by Ariella Chezar, calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap, bouquet with peach amaryllis by Saipua
Row 4: porcelain ring dish by Paloma’s Nest, cake flags by Herriott Grace via Oh Happy Day, floral wedding invitations by Mitchell & Dent



If you like this inspiration board you might also like:

Board #491: Peach and Pumpkins
Board #486: Strawberry and Seersucker
Board #258: Grapefruit and Gray



Paloma’s Nest is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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Sean Flanigan is one of the most talented photographers out there, and today I get to share his work with you! Veronique and Daniel flew Sean all the way to Luxembourg to capture their special day. Says the bride, “All of our friends and families helped make the day special. Daniel’s bandmates played music all day long, my friends helped with the flowers and decorations, plus it was my grandmothers’s 90th birthday!”

The bride got ready at her parents’ home. She wore a vintage dress and carried a bouquet made of vintage brooches collected from around the world. The groom wore a suit by Hugo Boss.

What’s with the goat? Says Veronique: In Luxembourg, when the bride or groom has older siblings who aren’t married yet, the sibling receives a goat at the end of the ceremony as a place-holder for a wife or a husband. This old tradition says that they have to carry the goat all day long.

Don’t you love these rainy day photos? And that awesome car? (It’s a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air, in case you were wondering.)

Veronique and her grandmother made quince jelly the week before the wedding, for guests to take home as favors.

Congratulations Véro and Danny! And thank you to Sean Flanigan for the gorgeous photos! See lots more from this wedding over on his blog, right here.

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