Monthly Archives: July 2011

This week just flew by! I’m trying to find a better work/life balance, so this week I made time to read and cook and just sit outside – amazing what a difference it makes! Next on the list is finding a yoga class… you know, since yoga’s so hard to come by in the San Francisco Bay Area (not at all). This weekend I’m going to keep practicing this new work/life balance, with some sunbathing and brunching with my friend Mariam. What are you up to? How do you maintain a balance of work and life that keeps you sane?

by Jules Falk Hunter


Little pink church in the middle of the English countryside! (and the video, too)

Tons of inspiration on the Trendy Traveler tumblr.

How cute is this baby elephant taking a bath?

The perfect sunhat.

The Impossible Project has a shop!

Itsy bitsy wedding invitations.

Check out my green slideshow on the brand new kirtsy.

Gourmet picnic baskets – aren’t they beautiful?!

A surprise proposal/wedding – so romantic!


Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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I thee wed…

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by The Duchess and The Rabbit


When Ryan and I were planning our wedding, we found there were surprisingly few resources for couples who wanted write their own ceremony, which is why I decided to share our wedding ceremony with you a few months ago. And though I love posting tons of visual inspiration and real wedding stories here on Snippet & Ink, I’d also love to provide inspiration for what’s really the most important part of the wedding day. So I’m calling on you to share your ceremony with us!


If you’d like to submit your wedding ceremony for a Real Wedding Ceremony archive, shoot me an email with the following:

– Subject Line: Ceremony
– Full text of your ceremony, including readings, prayers, vows songs, blessings, etc. (see my post here for a guide)
– Your wedding date and first names (optional)
– A couple lines about your ceremony (optional)


To answer some questions you might have:

– Ceremonies will not be posted on the main page of the blog, but rather will be published on their own individual pages.
– You can remain anonymous if you prefer, just let me know when you send your submission.
– Details you might share about your ceremony include: What inspired you (religion, cultural traditions, family, literature, etc.)? What was important to you for your ceremony?
– If you wrote your own vows, please only include them if you feel comfortable. Otherwise, just make note of the placement of your vows.
– I will post an announcement on the blog when the ceremony archive goes live.


Email ceremony submissions to And if you have any questions, you can email me or leave them in the comments here. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Another fun rehearsal dinner full of details! This one comes to us from the ladies at Alison Events, and it’s full of elegant and rustic details – perfect for a laid back party on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Striped table runners and tent draping gave the dinner a tailored look, balancing the wildflower-inspired centerpieces and mismatched Liberty of London print napkins. Whitewashed floors balanced the rustic wood tables.

Dinner included a whole roasted pig from a local farm, corn on the cob, and potato salad made with the bride’s mother’s famous recipe.

The Howard Fishman Band band played New Orleans style jazz throughout the evening, and by sunset everyone was dancing in the grass. Guests roasted s’mores around a bonfire on the beach, and hung out until late in the night.

Elements like retro lawn chairs and corn cob skewers add just the right amount of kitsch.

Photography: Thayer Alyson Gowdy / Venue: private home in New Buffalo, Michigan / Planning, design: Alison Events / Styling, design: Brown Paper Design / Flowers: Bukiety Floral / Striped runners: Kehoe Designs / Catering: Blue Plate Catering / Music: Howard Fishman Band / Tent: Party Time Productions
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Sponsored Post


I love Tallu-lah – they’re a longtime sponsor of Snippet & Ink, and they carry the most darling line of letterpress notecards. I especially love all of the wedding cards – they’re simple and sweet, with lovely calligraphy details and deckled edges.

When I asked my sisters to be my maid and matron of honor, and when Ryan and I wrote notes to some of our loved ones on our wedding day, it was with cards from Tallu-lah. There are cards for your groom, your best man, your flower girl…

Tallu-lah has also just released a new line of greeting cards for the wine lovers out there. Each Vino card is letterpressed with a hand-drawn, wine-themed design.

If you’re looking for charming wedding day cards, or any special occasion card, check out what Tallu-lah has to offer! See lots more designs on their website, and available for purchase on Etsy.


This post sponsored by Tallu-lah.

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