Monthly Archives: September 2011


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Last month I got to fly down to Los Angeles for the day, to hang out with some lovely wedding bloggers and attend the Loverly meetup at the Shade Hotel (and eat some cheesecake pops and drink some wine!). Elizabeth Messina took some photos of the party and all the pretty details…

Have you heard about Loverly yet? I really think you’re going to love it. It’s a visual search engine with an archive of more than 100,000 images from wedding blogs like Snippet & Ink, where you can create a scrapbook of favorite pics – like an online wedding binder! The site opened up to its first users this week, and if you want to check it out (of course!) you can request your invite right here

It was so fun to finally meet some of the wonderful bloggers who inspire me on a regular basis! Some of the beautiful (and fun and hilarious) blog ladies in attendance included Leila from Inspired By This, Cathleya from Weddingbee, Summer from Grey Likes Weddings, Shawna from Maharani Weddings, Amy and Jocey from Wedding Chicks, Chandra from Oh Lovely Day, Emarie from The Collection Event Studio, and Kelly from Santa Barbara Chic.


Photography: Elizabeth Messina / Venue: Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, California / Event production: Be Inspired PR / Flowers: Dolce Designs Studio / Desserts: Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach / Dessert table backdrop: Jesi Haack Design / Champagne: Nicolas Feuillatte / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Stationery: Cherish Paperie / Gift bags: Wedding Chicks / Photo booth: Mobile Photo Booth



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Palette: yellow saffron cream, cool white marble, rich blue italian plum

Clockwise from top left: photo by Luis Monteiro for Vogue Portugal via Dustjacket Attic, Sense & Soul identity by Malin Gafvert; blue fabric and yellow melon from Anthropologie catalog, photo of blue door by Johnny Miller


Even though navy blue and yellow usually make for a classically preppy combination, I love how unexpected they look here – sort of romantic and modern. For a wedding, I imagine this color board translating to rich blue linens, arrangements of white and saturated yellow flowers, and perhaps some accents of gold and gray. What about you? Could you see this as a wedding palette? Or what about a room in your home?

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NewlyWish has quickly become one of Snippet & Ink’s favorite new sponsors – I just love their beautifully curated collection of registry items. They believe that registries should be as unique and personal as every other part of your wedding, offering everything from bedding to artwork to honeymoon luxuries, and all with a focus on quality and style. Here are a few of my favorite pieces available at NewlyWish (I wish I’d known about these beautiful white handled knives when I was registering – I love them!)…

toaster, dutch oven, mixer, cutlery


With NewlyWish, you can register for dinnerware and linens that totally fit your personal style – maybe some blue alabaster bowls? Pastel plates from MUD Australia? Or perhaps a modern take on monogrammed napkins…

bowls, dinnerware, tea towel, napkin

You know what you’ll find at NewlyWish that you won’t find anywhere else (that I would have registered for in a heartbeat!)? Interior design and professional organization services. Talk about a registry to match your personal style!

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To get you even more excited about NewlyWish, they’re giving Snippet & Ink readers the chance to win a $200 gift certificate toward any purchase! There are three ways to enter (or you can do all three for a better chance of winning; just be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry):

Leave a comment below with a link to your favorite item from NewlyWish; Leave a comment letting us now that you’ve signed up for the NewlyWish newsletter (click here, then scroll to the bottom right); or “Like” NewlyWish on Facebook (click here) and let us know in the comments section.

You have until 11:59 PM (EDT) on Wednesday, September 21st to enter, and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday, September 23rd.


This post sponsored by NewlyWish.

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Palette:  concrete gray, pink adobe, chalk white, cast iron black

Clockwise from top left:  Nebbiolo graphic design by Grady McFerrin; Composition in Black and White, with double lines by Piet Mondrian; concrete shower from Côté Maison via This is Glamorous; photo of snow in Warsaw, Poland by PolandMFA


One of the things I love most about this color palette is that it’s equal parts romantic and modern – not too sweet, not too dramatic or bold. It would make for a beautiful wedding – perhaps in winter or spring? Something that I enjoy about these color boards is that the images in them don’t just convey a flat palette, they also express texture and depth. Even for those of you who don’t consider yourselves particularly design-minded, how would you translate this color board into a wedding (or other project)?


See more color boards here!

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