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This classic July wedding was sent to us from the talented Leah McCormick – love these photos! Napa Valley was not only the place where Byron proposed to MacKenzie, but it also made for a fun destination for the groom’s family, and is close to the bride’s family in California. Says MacKenzie, “We loved celebrating with family and close friends!”

The aisle was decorated with hanging baskets of white hydrangeas. The young flower girl came down the aisle in a special “Wedding Flyer” wagon.

Centerpieces were garlands of magnolia leaves, white roses and green apples.

MacKenzie’s advice for brides is simple: Enjoy the day!

Photography: Leah McCormick

Venue: Meadowood in Napa Valley, California

Coordinator: Lori Wickersham for Meadowood

Bride’s gown: Oscar de la Renta

Groom’s custom suit: J. Michaels Clothiers of Nashville

Bridesmaid dresses: BCBGMaxAzria

Flowers: Friday Flowers

Linen rentals: “Bingo” from La Tavola


See lots more from this beautiful wedding over at Leah McCormick’s blog.

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Can you believe it – this weekend already marks the unofficial start of summer. How has time gone by so quickly? My husby and I will be grilling out with some friends, possibly tossing around a frisbee, and hopefully getting a little sun. Any suggestions for favorite picnic side dishes that I might contribute to the get together? I was thinking maybe some blue cheese cole slaw or a minted fruit salad, but I’d love to hear if you have any favorites you’d recommend.

What are your Memorial Day plans?

via My Parents Were Awesome


Trade in your bridesmaid dress for a little black dress.

Vintage magazines online – why didn’t someone think of this sooner?

I wish the pics were bigger, but these rings look so lovely.


Vintage bling is my favorite kind, via The Bride’s Guide.

Fruity art prints from Sycamore Street Press.

A charming illustrated guide to the perfect pantry, a la Alice Waters.

Classy Jell-O shots, who knew!

Sunny, happy bridal shower invites.

Everyone needs more surprises in their lives.

Some sassy little dresses – which one is your favorite?

Funny puppy.

Such pretty watercolor stationery (especially love the strawberries), via Wedding Chicks.


Have a happy Memorial Day weekend, lovelies!



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Kate and Brett’s Kate Spade-inspired wedding is just too fun! Gold sequins and confetti tie together the bright and colorful palette…

Says Kate: My favorite moment of the day was walking into the courtyard toward Brett and our guests. It was a reminder of what the day was about. I was just so happy – happy to see Brett and all of the people who have been there for us.

Invitations were chosen by the groom from Minted, and the rest of the printed items were designed and printed by the bride. In lieu of a guest book, the couple asked their friends and family to write on little cards with prompts: Advice for the newlyweds…, Favorite moment with the bride and groom…, and Where do you see us in 25 years…


Photography: Diana Elizabeth

Venue: Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona

Bride’s dress: J.Crew

Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade

Gold sequined clutch: Kate Spade

Groom’s tux: Calvin Klein

Stationery: Minted

Flowers: Butterfly Petals

Cake: La Dolce Pesca


Best wishes Kate and Brett! And thank you to Diana Elizabeth for sharing these fun photos with us.


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If you’re a long time reader of Snippet & Ink, then you know how much I love a classic green and white wedding – it’s always such a timeless choice, and a look that is easy to execute well. Today, I wanted to take that classic palette and give it a fun and preppy kick with some stripes: a skirt for the bridesmaids, an under cloth for the table, a tie for the groom. Maybe envelope liners, too? I love simple details that, while elegant, are totally DIY-able, like fruit bowl centerpieces and finger sandwiches. White calligraphy on green envelopes is a playful and updated touch. And the cap sleeved eyelet dress from Lilly Pulitzer is so perfectly preppy, it seemed made for this inspiration board.

Mood: classic playful preppy
Palette: lawn green, white, cream

Top row from left: centerpiece with fruit and flowers and vodka gimlet both from Martha Stewart Weddings, striped skirt by Anne McCramer, photo of stone house by Scott Clark
Row 2: photo of cucumber finger sandwiches by Sussie Bell, peony bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, child’s dress and green shoes from Flora & Henri
Row 3: white calligraphy on green envelope by Jenna Hein for Martha Stewart Weddings, eyelet cap-sleeve dress by Lilly Pulitzer Bridal, photo of classic white wedding cake on silver filigree stand by Jose Villa, green striped necktie from Scraggy Neck Design


If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #420: Good Green Fun
Board #384: Gingham in the Garden
Board #201: White and Lime

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