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Live band versus DJ is a classic debate, but when you encounter a group as cool as Dart DJ, it’s hard to go with anything else! I mean, who wouldn’t want a DJ group that has played with Vampire Weekend at their wedding?

Dart DJ is a boutique collective based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but they create unique wedding experiences across the country and around the globe. From vinyl-only DJ sets to remixes specific to your event, Dart DJ more than surpasses the typical DJ experience.

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Headed by Jesse Kivel of Kisses and Michael David of Classixx, every member of Dart DJ is a working DJ or musician. They have shared the stage with artists like Phoenix, Missy Elliott, Robyn, Cut Copy, Vampire Weekend, RAC, Toro Y Moi, Yacht, Sleigh Bells, Big Boi, Chromeo, Saint Etienne, The Flaming Lips, Ladytron and Spoon—big names!

Music is truly their passion, and they bring that energy to your event—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to hear or getting your grandmother out on the dance floor.

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In San Francisco, Dart DJ shares a space in the Dogpatch at 1251 Connecticut. They offer local pricing to the bay area (no overnight fees and minimal travel fees), and utilize the talent of the pool of DJs in the area.

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Even better? Dart DJ is giving away one FREE WEDDING DJ PACKAGE to a lucky reader in San Francisco/Bay Area! Want to win this incredible giveaway?  TO ENTER, leave a comment below telling us what song you’ll be dancing to at your first dance, and why you want Dart DJ to be your DJ.  Good luck!

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to Natasha who said: “Andrew & I will be dancing to Nat King Cole’s L-O-V-E for our first dance next September in Sonoma. We want Dart DJ to be our wedding DJ because with guests flying in from all over the country we are looking for a reception experience that is fun and uniquely California and Dart DJ would be the perfect fit! Thanks a bunch!”

Contest begins Monday September 21, 2015 at 9:30AM PST, and ends Friday September 25, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. Winner’s wedding must take place within a 2 hour drive of San Francisco, California.  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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Smartphones, photo booths, and hashtags — today, we have more options than ever for capturing and sharing images from the big day. But what we do with these special shots can be just as important as the photos themselves!

Enter Frameology —a new online service that allows you to upload your photos and frame them directly from your computer, smartphone, cloud drive or even social media. They handle all the rest! Frameology will print and frame your photo, package it beautifully, and ship it anywhere in the US.

What makes Frameology particularly noteworthy? It’s their focus on simplicity and quality. If you choose to print one of your thousands of digital photos, it’s because that photo is meaningful, a permanent reminder of a time that was truly special for you. But Ben Koren, Frameology’s founder, realized that the process of printing your photo, finding a perfect picture frame and matching the two was a hassle. So, he started Frameology to offer something better!

Frameology‘s ease of use is unparalleled, and their dedication to good design is significant. Since a photo is one of your most important memories, Frameology treats it as such—using a fine-art quality printing process, hand-crafted frames, and lavish attention to detail.

Whether you’re framing your wedding photos or printing a senior portrait for your grandmother, there’s no better way to cherish your own special memories. We’re offering a chance to win $500 toward a purchase at Frameology, $250 for 2 Snippet & Ink readers!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post letting us know which Frameology frame is your favorite and what you plan on framing!

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congratulations to Alison and Barb for each winning $250 towards a purchase at Frameology!  

Contest begins Monday September 14, 2015 at 9:30AM PST, and ends Friday September 18, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States.

This post is sponsored by Frameology

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No matter what your wedding vision might look like, it’s so important to unify your style from start to finish. Today we’re excited to share some of our favorite end-to-end details from Minted, your best resource for everything from custom save the dates to matching table numbers!



Want to bring your vision to life even sooner than save the dates? Minted now offers FREE wedding websites tailored to match your style. What better way to give your guests a sneak peek of the big day?



With such endless options, choosing stationery and matching day-of details can be dizzying. Avoid the overload by working with Minted’s Wedding Perfection Team to change your colors, fonts, and even create custom elements until each piece is just right.



Envelopes shouldn’t go without the same stylish touch, but unless you’re a calligraphy pro, addressing hundreds of envelopes and labeling every individual escort card probably isn’t how you want to spend your free time. Let Minted take care of everything with FREE calligraphy-inspired guest addressing and table/name printing.



We love Minted for their perfectly coordinated design templates and full customization, but their dedication to getting it right for each customer is what keeps us coming back again and again. Every item they create is top-quality, printed on luxe paper that feels as great as it looks!

Head over to Minted’s Labor Day Event now for 15% off all wedding orders! If you aren’t quite ready to pull the trigger today, you can lock in the same 15% discount by purchasing Minted credit before the event ends at 11:50pm PT.


This post sponsored by Minted.

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Wedding programs have become so creative and unique recently, some of you brides-to-be might be gathering inspiration and wondering, “where can I actually find programs like this?” Believe it or not, you don’t have to be a graphic design pro to get Pinterest-worthy programs. MagnetStreet has spent the past 10 years creating personalized wedding stationery for every style, and this week they’re offering Snippet & Ink readers a chance to win $500 toward wedding programs!



Whether you’re looking for flat or folded programs, MagnetStreet has dozens of styles ready to be printed on premium paper. They even have wedding program fans for our warm weather brides!



No matter how diverse or simple your color palette may be, MagnetStreet’s designs are completely customizable with online color previews. Want to change the wording or font to better fit your personalities? Go for it! They’ll even send you a free sample of your program to be sure it’s just right.



When you order something this exciting online, waiting out the shipping time feels impossible. MagnetStreet gets it – in as little as 1 business day, they’ll have your order printed and on its way to you with FREE shipping!


Want to win our $500 wedding program giveaway? All you have to do is browse MagnetStreet’s designs and comment below telling us which one is your favorite! Good luck!

UPDATE:  The contest is now closed.  Congrats to Diana who said: “Love these looks and the Sweetly Charmed is my favorite!”.

Contest begins Monday August 17, 2015 at 9:30AM PST, and ends Friday August 21, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. 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).

Official contest rules.


This post is sponsored by MagnetStreet.

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Meet some of the wonderful vendors who help to support this blog. Without them, there would be no Snippet & Ink! Some of them are longtime sponsors, and others are new, and they’re all wonderful. It’s our hope that you’ll discover just what you were looking for.

Affordable letterpress from Parklife Press.

Whimsical floral crowns from Handy Craft TS.

Handmade reclaimed precious metal jewelry from Rebecca Mir Grady.

Playful wedding stationery from Smitten on Paper.

Modern engagement rings from Metalicious.

Rustic wedding decor from Ven Decor.

Classic letterpress wedding stationery from Bella Figura.

Everything you need in a wedding registry from Tabula Tua.

Playful calligraphy and custom maps from Trial by Cupcakes.

Fast and friendly letterpress from Thomas Printers.

Modern and eco-friendly stationery from Fine Day Press.

Timeless wedding photography from Josh Gruetzmacher.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor on Snippet & Ink, please email us at to learn more about advertising options.

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