You know what I love? Awesome gifts that are reasonably priced and (bonus!) come in awesome packaging. If you’ve been looking for gifts that your groomsmen will love, you have got to check out Izola. It’s like a perfectly curated general store for men. Specifically, stylish men with a sense of adventure and humor…

Martini shakers

Flasks

 

Don’t you love these? And seriously, the packaging? Love. It. How about a different flask or shaker for each groomsman? Or if you want to go a totally different route, consider a soap set or printed handkerchiefs, or maybe a ruled letter opener. Izola even carries yummy scented candles, so there really is something for everyone.

And today there’s something for you! Izola has created two gift packages for two lucky Snippet & Ink readers! The first winner gets 1 “Put Some Hair on Your Chest” Flask, 1 Ruled Letter Opener, and 1 “Stars” Handkerchief Set. The second winner gets 1 “Guests” Toothbrush Set, 1 “Apothecary” Individual Soap Bar, and 1 “Sport” Soap Dish.

Giveaway: Just leave a comment on this post letting us know what you like most on the Izola site. You have until this Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 6:00PM PDT to leave a comment, and I’ll announce the two randomly selected winners in Friday’s weekend round-up post. (Winners will also be notified by email.) Official rules.

Update. This contest is now closed. 

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It’s such a treat to see something that’s been inspired by one of my inspiration boards! The ladies at Azulsahara, were inspired by Board #476: China Cabinet to create Viena, a modern spin on that classic, preppy look. Well-known by European brides, Azulsahara wedding stationery has recently become available in the United States, so if you love it, you can have it!

I just love this look and color combination, and was inspired to round up some gorgeous blue and white china patterns – in case you’re looking for some registry inspiration…

Austin Floral Indigo  //  Botanic Blue  //  Oriente Italiano
Cornflower Lace  //  Blue Italian  //  Blue Aves
Dolphin’s Blue  //  Asiatic Pheasants  //  Prince Bleu
Charlotte Moss South Hampton  //  Anna Weatherley Blue  //  Imperial Blue
Blue Fluted Mega  //  Blue Onion  //  Pearl Blue
Landscape Shibori  //  Jasper Conran Blue Butterfly  //  Blue Fluted Half Lace

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The key to DIY wedding invitations that don’t look DIY? A fabulous font! Last week we featured this DIY invitation suite that used Belluccia to create an expensive, custom look for less, and it inspired me to round-up 50 of my favorite fonts. This post doesn’t even begin to do justice to these beautiful typefaces, so make sure to click through and see them in action – some of them will really blow you away.

1. Aguas Frescas by Chank, $29
2. Ambassador Script by CanadaType, $70
3. Aphrodite Pro by Typesenses, $15
4. Attic by YouWorkForThem, $30
5. Aunt Mildred by MVB Fonts, $39
6. Baronessa by Juraj Chrastina, $39
7. Belinda by Mikas Melvas, $35
8. Belluccia by Correspondence Ink, $39
9. Bodoni At Home by Giuseppe Salerno, $1.00
10. Bookeyed Suzanne by Tart Workshop, $30

11. Breathe by Lián Types, $20
12. Brioche by Jessica Hische, $79
13. Buttermilk by Jessica Hische, $49
14. Carolyna Pro Black by Emily Lime, $89
15. Cerise by Magpie Paper Works, $69
16. Channel by Mans Greback, FREE
17. Cheap Pine by Hannes von Döhren, $25
18. Chopin Script by Diogene, FREE
19. Cowboyslang by Hannes von Döhren, $30
20. Dear Sarah by Betatype, $119

21. Emily Lime by Emily Lime, $29
22. Fidelia Script by Melle Diete, $50
23. Gelateria by Flat-it, $20
24. Guadalupe by Latinotype, $29
25. Harmony by YouWorkForThem, $20
26. HoneyBee by Laura Worthington, $27
27. Jacob Riley by Magpie Paper Works, $32
28. Jane Austen by Pia Frauss, FREE
29. Jeeves by Red Rooster, $79
30. Lavandería by Lost Type Co-op, FREE

31. LiebeErika by LiebeFonts, $30
32. Mary Read by Melle Diete, $45
33. Matilde by Type Depot, FREE
34. Mishka by Fenotype, $30
35. Muncie by Lost Type Co-op, FREE
36. Nelly Script by Tart Workshop, $39
37. Packard Old Style by Red Rooster, $60
38. Parfumerie Script by Typesenses, $30
39. Respective by Mans Greback, FREE
40. Saissant by Magpie Paper Works, $54

41. Saltpetre by Magpie Paper Works, $32
42. Samantha Script by Laura Worthington, $29
43. Sudestada by Sudtipos, $59
44. Sympathique Pro by Canada Type, $30
45. Trithart by Emma Trithart, $25
46. Vermandois by Magpie Paper Works, $76
47. Verner by Fenotype, $35
48. Victoria by Eric Carlson, $25
49. Weingut by FaceType, $12
50. Wisdom Script by Lost Type Co-op, FREE

Whether you want something retro, timeless, playful or elegant, beautifully designed fonts offer affordable graphic design for your wedding projects. There are thousands upon thousands to choose from – these 50 are just a place to start, and I’d love it if you’d share your favorite font finds and font projects in the comments!

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Confession: paper goods are what made me really fall in love with weddings. If we’re talking pretty details, printed items are probably my favorite of all, with a special place in my heart for letterpress. One of my favorite suites ever (the Zoe suite) was designed by Victoria at Milkfed Press, and has been included in several of my inspiration boards. You may have seen Victoria’s work in Martha Stewart Weddings, but if not, let me introduce you to a few designs from Milkfed’s brand new collection of wedding stationery, “Newly Betrothed.” (See below for how to win $500 toward the Milkfed design of your choice!)

Tara

Vera

Louis (this one is my favorite!)

Amelia

Liz

Elisabeth

Aren’t they charming?! And I promise you, they’re even more delightful when you get to hold them in your hand and feel the the texture of the paper and the letterpress. And one lucky Snippet & Ink reader will win $500 toward the Milkfed Press suite of your choice!

To enter, all you need to do is head over to Milkfed Press and check out all of the Newly Betrothed designs, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know which suite is your favorite. You have until 5:00PM PST on Thursday 2/23 to leave your comment, and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday 2/24.

Update! This contest is now closed to new entries!

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To be completely honest with you, I rarely pay much attention to the latest runway designs. That said, there are a few designers who take my breath away with every collection, and Elie Saabis one of them. When Roséline posted some of the gowns from the Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection, I instantly imagined how they might translate into bridal wear, and couldn’t keep from sharing them with you…

Don’t you just love those shapes and sherbet colors? Wearing one of these gowns would be like wearing spring itself!

See more from Elie Saab’s Spring 2012 collection over on This is Glamorous, plus a jaw-droppingly gorgeous behind-the-scenes look at the runway show.

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