Do you dream of saying your vows at sunset on a white sand beach in Cancun, or dancing the night away under the stars in Hawaii? Or perhaps you imagine your guests giving toasts by the fire in snowy Aspen, or dancing the night away under the stars… If you’re dreaming of a memorable destination wedding in a magical venue, look no further than Starwood resorts...

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Sheraton Kauai Resort

Whether you have somewhere specific in mind, or you just know that you want to find an exceptional venue, the new Starwood wedding website makes it easy to search for the perfect place to tie the knot. The only downside is that you’ll want to spend all day getting lost in all the photos of gorgeous real weddings!

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W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

With expert staff and exquisite taste, choosing a venue from Starwood’s collection of resorts makes planning the perfect wedding a breeze. What could be more special than having all of your friends and family together in one breathtaking place?!

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The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun

 

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St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico

When you host your wedding at participating Starwood resorts, you’ll receive up to 100,000 bonus Starpoints® which you can redeem for free nights at more than 1,100 destinations worldwide, including popular honeymoon spots like Bora Bora, Paris and Maui (may I suggest a look at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai… I wish I could go back again and again!). You’ll also receive a complimentary guest room or suite on your wedding night and a sparkling toast at your wedding reception for you and your guests. Unrivaled venues, exceptional personalized service, and a wedding that pays for the honeymoon? It really doesn’t get any better than that!

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The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, Florida

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W Retreat & Spa, Vieques Island

So what are you waiting for? Get over to the new Starwood Resorts wedding website and start your search for the perfect wedding venue and honeymoon destination!

 

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When you’re planning a wedding, and putting so much thought into every little detail, you want your wedding website to be as special and beautiful as everything else. Not to mention it’s often the first impression your guests will have of your wedding! That’s where Riley & Grey come in. Not only do they have terrific hands-on customer service, but they also have incredibly unique website designs, perfect for modern couples who want something exceptional and inspired, and that will reflect their style beyond just the wedding. Here’s a handful of my personal favorites…

Riley & Grey takes a modern approach to wedding websites, with an easy-to-use interface and limited-edition designs that draw inspiration from the worlds of high fashion and decor. But their customer service is perfectly old-fashioned, and if you ever find yourself in need of help, just reach out to the Riley & Grey team and they can walk you through everything.

Riley & Grey also makes things super easy on your guests, by providing a mobile experience that looks and feels just like a custom app, but doesn’t require your guests to download anything. So when they want to double check which hotels you recommend, or what time the rehearsal dinner starts, or how to get to the venue, they can just hop on their smart phone and pull it up.

Riley & Grey‘s wedding websites are limited-edition, and as a Snippet & Ink reader, you can start customizing your beautiful website right away. Collect mailing addresses, add your wedding itinerary, upload photos and even video! Oh, and if you’re looking for some chic, irreverent inspiration to get your creativity flowing, you’ll definitely want to follow Riley & Grey on Instagram – gold temporary tattoos? Marilyn Monroe and Kate Moss? I’m telling you, lots of wonderfully unexpected wedding inspiration to be found.

 

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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.

Modern and eco-friendly stationery from Fine Day Press.

Groomsmen bowties from General Knot & Co.

Art Deco wedding invitations from Go Go Snap.

Custom letterpress wedding invitations from Foglio Press.

Make instant memories with Magnolia Photo Booth Co.

Modern wedding invitations from Shine Wedding Invitations.

Calligraphy and illustrations from Trial By Cupcakes.

Create your own custom registry with NewlyWish.

Fast and friendly letterpress from Thomas Printers.

 

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

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No matter how many times I visit Bario-Neal‘s website, I always fall in love with their beautifully unique designs all over again! I’m reminded of personal favorites (hubby take note: I have a soft spot for the Aldine band…), and I find new styles to adore. And I love to imagine which engagement ring I’d pair with which band…

Asymmetrical Avens Ring with Rough Diamond // Channel Narrow Band

Reticulated Narrow Band One with Diamond | Reticulated Narrow Band Two

Avens Ring // Aldine Thin Band

Yucca Ring // Milla Curved Band with Diamonds

Large Avens Ring in White Gold // Diamond Eternity Band

Herkimer Diamond Ring // Milla Curved Band

Grotto Ring // Dais Thin Band with Diamonds

Which Bario-Neal rings would you wear together? I’d love to know! And if you already have your rings, how about one of Bario-Neal’s gorgeous enamel bangles for something blue you can wear again and again:

The Philadelphia-based studio also offers custom jewelry, so if you love their style but want to make some changes, or if you have something totally new in mind, they can bring your vision to life. Not to mention, Bario-Neal is also known for their commitment to environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing, and marriage equality, so you can feel good about your purchase in every way!

 

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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).

Official contest rules.

 

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