Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tomorrow is one of the days I look forward to most in the year – I’m heading up to Montana to spend two weeks with my family! A few of my best friends are joining us, which always makes for an extra fun time. Nothing quite like being in the middle of beautiful nowhere with your favorite people and the perfect excuse to make s’mores. I’ll have limited access to internet, so I won’t be checking emails as regularly, but I do have some gorgeous posts lined up for you. To be perfectly honest, they’re some of my favorite features that we’ve ever had on Snippet & Ink, so be sure to check in next week to see them.

photo courtesy of my friend Katie O’Donnell


But first, of course, some of my favorite links from around the web!

Chicken and waffles anyone?

Ethereal lace.

Tequila-soaked watermelon wedges. Mmmmm…

Gotta love low-tech when it comes in the form of a citrus sipper.

Kind of a big dill, by Phil Jones.

No babies on my horizon, but j’adore this nursery inspiration!

This quote is so powerful, and feels so true.

Would love to get this New England invitation suite in the mail.

And lastly, I’m selling a wedding dress with Nearly Newlywed! Some of you may know that I bought a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress that I didn’t end up wearing, and now it’s for sale for a steal. I’d be so thrilled if one of my wonderful readers ended up wearing it!


And in case you missed it…

A special Fathers Day Sunday Edition.
Delicious farm-to-table engagement dinner.
Will I see you at this incredible photography workshop?
Roses galore at Garden Valley Ranch.
Fabulous fairyland flower girl party.
Elegant Central Park engagement photos.


Have a wonderful weekend, lovelies!

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New York is such a romantic city, and Francis and Andy agree. Says Francis: “We chose NY because we wanted a different photography experience than we’d have in Taiwan, where the engagement shoots can be very staged in a way that would take most of the fun out of it. So after talking about what we didn’t want, we knew we wanted something natural with amazing light and warmth, so we found Ryan Ray! We also chose New York because that’s the only city Andy and I have traveled to in U.S. together, and we were excited about the possibilities for photos there.”

Photos by Ryan Ray. Hair by Dennis Fei, makeup by Nam Vo.

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Today’s feature comes from the imagination of Ariella Chezar: a party created with the littlest wedding guests in mind, full of whimsy and butterflies…

Layers of texture and color plus pops of bright, girly color make for an utterly delightful setting.

Instead of flowers, how about a giant agate balloon for each of your young attendants? Tied with a beautiful ombre ribbon, of course.

The playful details extend to this sweethearts table, with a glittery table cloth, opalescent blue tumblers, and ribbon medal place cards.

Paper cones can be filled with anything from paper confetti to caramel corn to potato chips. Dress them up or down with colors and patterns that fit your theme.

I don’t know about you, but this is a party I would love to attend, no matter how old I am! A big thank you to Ariella Chezar and Meg Smith for sharing this story with us. You can see more from this shoot in the current issue of Sweet Paul magazine.

Also! If you love these beautiful photos, Meg Smith is collaborating with Lisa Lefkowitz and Suzy Clement (two more brilliant photographers) on a photography workshop in Sonoma in August. The venue is the gorgeous Twin Palms, which I can honestly say is one of the loveliest places I’ve had the pleasure to visit. Plus, I’ll be speaking on day two of the workshop, so I hope to see you there!



Photographer: Meg Smith / Concept, floral design, production: Ariella Chezar / Food styling: Abby Stolfo / Graphic design, paper products: Viola Sutanto, Chewing the Cud / Flower girl dresses: Ariella Bella / Event Coordination: Traci Steuteville, Napa Valley Celebrations / Edible butterflies: similar from incrEDIBLE toppers / 30-inch agate balloons: similar from Balloon Maniacs

  • Fairyland Flower Girls by Ariella Chezar

    20 June 2012
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