Do you guys know about Vrai & Oro? When I first saw their jewelry collection I found myself seriously wishing they’d been around when I got married 4 years ago – I guarantee my bridesmaids (my sisters) would have liked one of these bracelets way more than then silver pashminas I gave them.

 

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The Solitaire Diamond Bracelet comes in 14k yellow, white, or rose gold (yellow gold for me!), with a .02 carat brilliant diamond, and a sweet little monogram charm. It was designed specifically with brides and their bridesmaids in mind, and one Snippet & Ink reader will win three of them to gift to her ladies or keep for herself.

 

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Because let’s be honest - don’t you want one of these gorgeous bracelets for yourself?! I love the simplicity and classic design, and that perfect little diamond! This is a piece that’s never going out of style. Or if you find something else that you love from Vrai & Oro (like these earrings? hello!), instead of the three bracelets, you can win $500 gift card for anything on their site.

 

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To enter, just pop on over to Vrai & Oro and do some browsing. Then come back to this post and leave a comment letting us know which piece you’d most like to wear, and which piece you’d most like to gift to someone else. Bonus points if you share a little bit about how you asked your bridesmaids to be your bridesmaids!

 

Update! This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Emily Spencer who said:

“I would give the solitaire diamond necklace to my mother, and I would totally love the line stud earrings. So simple so perfect. I love this company! My three bridesmaids are my sisters. One is biologically mine and two are going to become mine on my wedding day. As much as I love my friends, I found that when it came to a wedding party, I wanted my family surrounding me more than I wanted 12 bridesmaids (trust me… there would be 12 if I opened the pandora’s box that is my group of friends). So I took the intimate and simple road with my three sisters as my maids :) I would love to give them these bracelets if I could.”

 

Contest begins Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

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When I got my hands on samples of the newest letterpress wedding invitations from Minted, I could not wait to share them with you! The designs are wonderful on their own, but the look and feel of letterpress adds so much richness and depth. And right now we’re giving away $500 to one Snippet & Ink reader for any purchase from Minted! Read on to find out more…

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If you’re in love with letterpress, Minted now has 100 fully customizable designs available to choose from, each one printed by hand on 100% cotton paper for a beautiful, tactile impression, using vintage Heidelberg Windmill presses.

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One of my favorite things about Minted’s collection is that it’s designed by independent graphic designers from around the world. And no matter which Minted wedding invitations you choose, your personal Minted design specialist will hand-tailor your invitations to make sure they’re absolutely perfect. Plus, they offer free recipient addressing to help save you valuable planning time.

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If you’re at all considering letterpress, definitely order some samples from the Minted collection – because as fun as these invitations are on your computer screen, they are even better in person. And of course, enter to win $500 toward any Minted purchase!

Just check out the new letterpress designs from Minted and decide out which one is your favorite (that’s the hard part – there are so many great styles to choose from!). Then leave a comment below telling us why it’s the perfect invitation for your wedding. Check back on this post next week when we’ll announce the winner.

Update! This contest is now closed.

The winner is Ashley Williams who said: “I adore the fling letterpress invitation by Andrea Mentzer! My wonderful fiance Chris and I are getting married on a late summer afternoon in the gardens of a historical adobe house from the 1850′s. I feel like this beautiful invitation would set the tone for the relaxing, intimate, joyful celebration we have planned!”

Contest begins Monday, June 9, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

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Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls did the calligraphy for my wedding day, and she’s one of our Select vendors - needless to say, when I heard about her Petals & Penmanship workshop with floral designer Tulipina, I couldn’t wait to share it with you! And then she emailed me with the opportunity to give one Snippet & Ink reader a free seat in the upcoming class on April 19th, and I knew you would be just as excited about it as I am!

If you’re in the Bay Area, or if you can get to LUXsf Studio in San Francisco for this all-day workshop on this coming Saturday, April 19, 2014, and if you adore beautiful flowers and calligraphy and want to learn more, then this workshop is for you!

Attendees will get hands-on practice with lush, garden-style floral design, as well as an in-depth introduction to calligraphy, from two very talented wedding artists. Class will run from 10am to 4pm. All materials and supplies are included, and a light lunch will be provided. Each attendee will take home a floral arrangement, calligraphy kit, and plenty of inspiration!

You can sign up for the workshop right HERE. Or…

… you can enter to win! To enter for the chance to win a seat in the Petals & Penmanship workshop for this Saturday, April 19, 2014, just leave a comment on this post letting us know what you’re most excited to learn. You have until tomorrow at 11:59PM PDT to enter, and the winner will be contact by email and announced back on this post.

Contest begins Monday, April 14, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT, and ends Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must provide her own transportation to and from the workshop.

Update! Lauren is the winner of the seat at the Petals & Penmanship workshop this Saturday. Lauren said: “I’m getting married this year, and it would help keep the cost down if I could write the invitations by hand. What a beautiful thing it would be to learn calligraphy!”

 

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$350 GIVEAWAY!

Minted has a brand new beautiful collection of wedding invitations AND they’re giving away $350 to one Snippet & Ink reader! Read on for all the details…

Whenever friends ask me where to find wedding invitations that are both beautiful and hassle-free, the first place I send them is Minted. They have such an incredible range of styles (all by independent designers) that never disappoint, and I am totally in love with the new foil-pressed line… what a stunning impression to make on your wedding guests!

Aren’t they gorgeous?! The foil adds such a festive, glamorous touch. Of course, Minted‘s wedding invitations are charming even without the gold and silver, and with special options like letterpress, extra-thick luxe paper, and the ability to fully customize any design, there’s no way you can go wrong. And if you’re having trouble deciding which invitations you love most, you can receive free samples of up to 10 designs.

Planning a wedding can be stressful, so why not let Minted simplify at least one part of the process… the Minted Perfection Team will provide etiquette and design advice and tailor your design until it is perfect for you, and then, once your invitations are ready to go, Minted offers free envelope addressing. How’s that for hassle-free?!

Beautiful designs, free samples, custom options, etiquette advice, free envelope addressing… and now Minted is giving away $350 to one Snippet & Ink reader! Just check out the 2014 collection of wedding invitations from Minted (and don’t miss the foil-pressed designs!) and figure out which one is your favorite. Then leave a comment below telling us why it’s perfect for your wedding. Check back on this post next week when we’ll announce the winner.

Contest begins Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

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Our friends at Minted have done it again, upping the ante on wedding stationery with their gorgeous new foil-pressed Save the Dates - and believe me, as pretty as they are in these pics, they are even more impressive in person!

Whether you go with a photo card or a non-photo design, the elegant addition of hand-stamped gold or silver foil adds the perfect amount of sparkle to your Save the Dates. This season, Minted is offering over 30 foil-pressed Save the Date designs, each one designed by independent graphic designers from around the world.

Just as with all of Minted‘s wedding suites, you can fully customize the back of your Save the Dates, adding photos, text, patterns and more. And how about this: the foil-pressed designs are reasonably priced at $1.98 per card when you buy a quantity of 100 – that’s only 35-cents more than their regular digitally printed Save the Dates.

GIVEAWAY! Minted is giving one Snippet & Ink reader a $350 credit toward any purchase at Minted! Just CLICK HERE to enter on the contest page. You have until Thursday, February 6 at 11:59pm PST to enter. The winner will be selected and notified by Minted. Have fun!

 

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