Monthly Archives: August 2012

It feels like summer just started, yet here it is the end of August. It happens every year, and I’m always surprised! How are you spending this long weekend? Ryan’s sister and her kiddos are coming for a short visit this weekend, which I hope means we get to splash around the pool all day. I also think house guests are a great excuse to bake something yummy, since there are people to help me eat whatever it is…

…I’m thinking maybe some double dark chocolate shortbread cookies.

Speaking of baking, I made these scones for my brunch last weekend and they were a hit!

Which states are dear to your heart? At $18, you can buy a print of each!

Late summer garden party inspiration.

Fun crawfish boil invites.

Fun wallpaper for your iPhone.

These bouquets by McKenzie Powell are to die for!

And a darling paper doll app, via Ez’s Pinterest.

In another life I’ll have occasion to wear this dress and this ring. Together.

Organization inspiration.

I’d love to see a wedding invitation inspired by this sparkling wine label.

Thousands of black paper moths – so elegant and creepy at the same time.

Congratulations Maria!

Snippet & Ink is finally on Facebook! Well, finally active anyway. Come like us!

And in case you missed it, we’re looking for crafty folks to collaborate with us on some fun projects! If you or anyone you know might interested, check out our post!


Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!

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A lovely Tennessee wedding for your Thursday…

Sharon shares a bit about why they chose McConnell House for the reception: “It was actually the original jail in Franklin! The building is equipped with 6 fireplaces, hardwood floors, gorgeous brick walls and is styled beautifully. It was the perfect backdrop for Southern elegance.”

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  For the ceremony, we wanted a location that had a traditional/spiritual element but were conflicted because we live in the South and most churches require you be a member and/or use their dialogue. We finally found Kings’ Chapel, a non-affiliated chapel in the middle of a residential development. Evidently, the builders found an old church falling apart when they were planning the neighborhood. Rather than knocking it down, they restored it to its original character. We immediately fell in love with the exposed beams and dark pews. The fact that it was intimate made it even better, because our wedding consisted of fewer than 90 guests.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  Gaw… this is a hard one. Speeches. Josh’s three brothers spoke, and one even played the guitar and sang a song he wrote about our love. My sister is an emotional brick and sobbed throughout the entire speech, which touched everyone. My best friend told stories of our childhood. Our fathers’ toasts brought everyone to tears. Also, the whole ceremony – it was so us, the words were so dear, The Beatles on strings that played as we entered and exited. It was all perfect.

What advice do you have for other brides?  Do your first look before the ceremony, and do it with only you two and the photographer. Everything speeds by afterwards, so it’s nice to have alone time with your man to share the magic of your day.



Photographer: Ariel Renae / Ceremony Venue: Kings’ Chapel in Arrington, Tennessee / Reception Venue: McConnell House in Franklin, Tennessee / Bride’s Dress: White by Vera Wang / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Hair Stylist: Roger Tison from Fresh Salon, 615-427-1019 / Groom’s Attire: J.Crew / Flowers: City Farmhouse / Rentals: Southern Events / Music: Nashville Party Authority / Cake: Wolfe Gourmet Cakes / Vintage Rolls Royce: Grand Avenue


This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights.

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We have some exciting new things happening over here at Snippet & Ink, and we’re looking for talented crafters and/or stylists in the San Francisco Bay Area to collaborate with us on one or more projects a month. Pay will depend on experience.

To apply, please email us at with “I’m Crafty” in the subject line. Include several photos of your work, or a link to your online portfolio, and a little blurb about why you’d like to work with Snippet & Ink. We look forward to hearing from you!

Update! We’re opening this up to non-local crafters and stylists. Though we’d love to work with someone in our area, we will definitely consider awesome portfolios regardless of location.

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Though it might not work for every wedding, a pot luck reception can be such a great way to make your celebration a community event (that’s budget-friendly, too!). Sarah and Joshua provided drinks, a main dish, and desserts, and asked everyone to bring a favorite side dish, and the results were an extra special meal that they’ll always remember. Read on for more from their beautiful day!

Sarah shares a bit about her favorite part of the day: “So much of the experience felt like a dream. I couldn’t believe the day had finally come! As the ceremony began I peeked out the window to watch Joshua walk down the aisle. I couldn’t stop smiling, my heart was filled with joy. Before I knew it, I was walking out the door to go meet my groom. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. I was so enamored and in love that I almost forgot what I was doing and when I got to the very front I almost kissed him! It kept me giggling the whole ceremony to think about if I would have went ahead and went in for the kiss before the vows or ceremony even began.”

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We wanted the day to be very sweet and intimate. I am a lover of flowers and natural beauty so an outdoor venue was ideal for me. We were on a small budget so it was hard to find an outdoor venue in San Francisco that we could both afford and be satisfied with. The Old Homestead was a hidden gem and perfect for an intimate wedding. The yard had beautiful redwoods to act as the backdrop of the ceremony, and was small enough to keep our 50 guests cozy. I really fell in love after I discovered the nearby foothills and view, which I knew would make a perfect location for our photos.

What inspired you when you were planning?  Every detail was DIY and budget-friendly. Having it this way was in somewhat hard to do in the short time frame, but it was all the sweeter that we got to craft our whole day by hand, together. We are both artistic and crafty and kept saying how we loved planning and making all of the details together. It was another fun way for us to bond, and we were able to create the day we wanted with the small budget we had.

What advice do you have for other brides?  Don’t sweat the small stuff. There were a few things that did not work out the way I had envisioned but when the day came those details were meaningless. I was filled with joy to marry the love of my life and have our families and friends be there to support us and celebrate our decision. I promised myself I would let the day be about us and that’s ultimately what kept me smiling and carefree about the little things that weren’t what I expected.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Yes! We were on a $5,000 budget (not including our photographer) so this kept the day very humble. We had 50 guests, and asked everyone to bring their favorite side dish and we provided the drinks, grilled chicken, and desserts. It was a lot of fun to see what each person brought and the food was all very good! It allowed us to save a lot of money on catering, plus our guests were all excited to contribute to the day. We were extremely happy with what we were able to pull off in such a short amount of time and on such a small budget. And we are so grateful to our friends and family who helped the night before and day-of to make the day so enjoyable.



Photographer: Delbarr Moradi / Videographer: Ronnie Allman / Venue: The Old Homestead in Crockett, California / Bride’s Dress: White by Vera Wang / Hair, Makeup: Marco Campos / Floral Crown: Cultgaia / Groom’s Suit: Sisley / Stationery: DIY by Joshua Michael Davis / Flowers: San Francisco Flower Mart / Bouquet, Boutonniere: Chestnut & Vine / Music: Swing Kings / Cake: Safeway

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