Feeling a little under the weather this week, so instead of getting ahead on a few projects this weekend, I’ll probably be catching up on sleep and increasing my intake of soup and tea. Thankfully it’s supposed to rain tomorrow (really,  it’s the only kind of weather for being sick). So enjoy these links and I’ll see you Monday!

The Black Apple The Black Apple

Maybe it’s just the time of year, but I want this mysterious little lady for Caroline’s room.

I would totally wear a pistachio necklace (is that a California thing? Does the rest of the country love these little guys as much as we do?).

If Batman carried a clutch

Creepy crawly Halloween cocktail.

Okay gents, here you go: how to properly tuck in your shirt.

The secret message inside Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch.

Add some color to your snail mail with these delightful envelopes.

Next time you’re in a museum,   s   l   o   w    d   o   w   n  .

I think it’s been a few weeks since a s’mores recipe, so: s’mores cookies and grilled s’mores melt.

What kids around the world eat for breakfast.

This RSVP card is hilarious (unless you’re a Cubs fan, then maybe not so much).

Oh the hypocrisy of this company’s no smoking policy.

And in case you missed it…

Sweet wedding at Mount Hope Farm, plus their real wedding budget.

A modern take on classic blue and white china.

Romantic English Garden wedding at Barnsley House.

10 ideas for a brunch wedding.

13 ways to ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?

Words to Love By continues.

 

This post contains affiliate links.
Minted is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

0 comments posted +add a comment SEE MORE: Weekend Round-Ups

When I asked my sisters to stand up with me at my wedding, I wrote them notes in sweet little letterpress cards from Tallu-lah, one of my favorite sources for wedding-related note cards (I especially love their To My Groom card with the top hat). If you’re trying to find a special way to ask your ladies to be by your side as you say “I do,” we’ve got you covered with 12 of our favorite cards…

 

floral will you be my bridesmaid card / MOJA graphics floral will you be my bridesmaid card / MOJA graphics

Instant download printable bridesmaid card art by MOJA Graphics, $12.86

rifle paper co. bridesmaid card rifle paper co. bridesmaid card

Whimsical bridesmaid card by Rifle Paper Co., $4.50

 

classic letterpress maid of honor card / tallu-lah classic letterpress maid of honor card / tallu-lah

Floral letterpress Maid of Honor card by Tallu-lah, $5.50

 

gold foil bridesmaid card / the knot shop gold foil bridesmaid card / the knot shop

Gold foil bridesmaid card from The Knot Wedding Shop, $6

 

funny will you be my bridesmaid card / patterson paper funny will you be my bridesmaid card / patterson paper

Ugly bridesmaid dress card by Patterson Paper, $4

 

funny will you be my maid of honor card / sapling press funny will you be my maid of honor card / sapling press

Funny Maid of Honor letterpress card by Sapling Press, $4.50

 

die-cut paper doll bridesmaid card / first snowfall die-cut paper doll bridesmaid card / first snowfall

Bridesmaid paper doll card by First Snowfall, $26.25 for 3

 

die-cut bridesmaid bouquet card / hello love press die-cut bridesmaid bouquet card / hello love press

Die-cut bridesmaid bouquet card by Hello Love Press, $6.84

 

DIY will you be my bridesmaid card / blackbird letterpress DIY will you be my bridesmaid card / blackbird letterpress

DIY bridesmaid bear hug cards via Oh So Beautiful Paper (Grizzly Bear Hug cards from Blackbird Letterpress, $6)

 

DIY bunting garland bridesmaid card / lauren scotti DIY bunting garland bridesmaid card / lauren scotti

DIY cards with bunting flags by Lauren Scotti

 

Pop the Question balloon card / BHLDN Pop the Question balloon card / BHLDN

“Pop the Question” balloon card from BHLDN, $14

 

will you be my bridesmaid vintage handkerchief / allie ruth will you be my bridesmaid vintage handkerchief / allie ruth

Stamped vintage floral handkerchief by Allie Ruth, $22

 

This post contains affiliate links.

1 comments posted +add a comment SEE MORE: Kathryn Loves

As far as I’m concerned, brunch is the best meal. It involves breakfast with the addition of cocktails and dessert. What’s not to love?! And once you see these charming brunch ideas, you will seriously reconsider dinner-and-dancing as the only option for a wedding reception. Brunch weddings are where it’s at! Also, don’t miss our board for Brunch Wedding Ideas – it’s full of even more fun mid-morning wedding ideas.

Donut Truck / Brunch Wedding Ideas Donut Truck / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Pancake Wedding Cake / Brunch Wedding Ideas Pancake Wedding Cake / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Bloody Mary Bar Sign / Brunch Wedding Ideas Bloody Mary Bar Sign / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Breakfast in a Basket / Brunch Wedding Ideas Breakfast in a Basket / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Morning Paper Wedding Program / Brunch Wedding Ideas Morning Paper Wedding Program / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Donut Wedding Favors / Brunch Wedding Ideas Donut Wedding Favors / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Mini Pancake Stacks / Brunch Wedding Ideas Mini Pancake Stacks / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Custom Coffee Sleeves / Brunch Wedding Ideas Custom Coffee Sleeves / Brunch Wedding Ideas
Mini Maple Syrup Jugs / Brunch Wedding Ideas Mini Maple Syrup Jugs / Brunch Wedding Ideas
DIY Mimosa Bar / Brunch Wedding Ideas DIY Mimosa Bar / Brunch Wedding Ideas

 

1. Carpe Donut truck, photo by Jodi Miller via Style Me Pretty / 2. three-tiered pancake wedding cake, photo by Jessica Lorren via Brides / 3. hand-lettered Bloody Mary bar sign by Ciera Design / 4. breakfast in a basket, photo by Melanie Duerkopp via Grey Likes Weddings / 5. morning newspaper ceremony program from Martha Stewart Weddings / 6. “Donuts For You” printable favor boxes by Sugar and Charm / 7. mini pancake stacks via Chicago Style Weddings / 8. custom coffee sleeves, photo by Jeremy Harwell via Style Me Pretty / 9. miniature maple syrup jug wedding favors from East Mountain Maple / 10. DIY mimosa bar by Peter Callahan Catering

 

Check out our board of Brunch Wedding Ideas for more pinspiration, and see more Pretty Pins posts right HERE.

Jeremy Harwell is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

0 comments posted +add a comment SEE MORE: Pretty Pins

Joyce and Stephen’s magical wedding at Barnsley House included 25 guests, 2 gowns, and countless flowers. Snippet & Ink Select vendor Catherine Mead captured the day beautifully…

SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS INTIMATE GARDEN WEDDING BY CATHERINE MEAD.

Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink

 

The bride’s loose bouquet looked as though it was just picked from the surrounding gardens, and featured roses, astilbe, and greens.

 

Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink

 

The Ceremony

 

Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink

 

Your ceremony in three words.  Soft, Ethereal, Calm.

What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  The antique altar arrangements done by Zita Elze Flowers, and the lovely architecture of the Gothic Summer House at the Barnsley House. So perfect.

 

Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink

 

The Reception

 

Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink
Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink

 

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  I am a florist and Stephen is a landscape architect. Barnsley House was the perfect place for us, with its amazing flower garden and structured and inspiring landscape designs.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  It was very much about flowers and plants – we wanted an ethereal look for our wedding.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  When we were holding hands coming out from our bridal suite passing through the garden, and then entering the reception dinner!

Please tell us about any special details from your wedding. The little floral favor stand created by Zita Elze. // The ceremony aisle bordered with delphinium, astilbe and potted plants. // The pink ruffled cake by The Cake Parlour, topped with my favorite flowers.

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  To really look for a dream venue of your choice! It sets the stage for the entire celebration.

 

Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink Catherine Mead | Snippet & Ink

Photography: Catherine Mead / Venue, Catering: Barnsley House in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom / Officiant: Diana Saxby / Ceremony Dress: Annasul Y / Reception Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Sergio Rossi / Suit: Massimo Dutti / Bow Tie: Armani / Hair, Makeup: Vanessa O Studio / Floral Design: Zita Elze / Cake: The Cake Parlour / Videography: Hugh Farrow Films
10 comments posted +add a comment SEE MORE: Real Weddings