This giveaway is for my fellow San Francisco brides… Gump’s is one of San Francisco’s most elegant retailers, and I can’t think of a better place for San Francisco’s most elegant bridal event, Wedding Chic. This week, Gump’s is giving away 5 tickets (a $150 value) to one Snippet & Ink reader – bring your fiancé, your mom, your sister, your best friends!

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Sip sparkling wine and enjoy delicious tastings from one of the Bay Area’s finest caterers as you stroll among beautifully styled tables showcasing the very best in china, crystal and silver, and meet Gump’s-approved wedding vendors (including my very own brilliant wedding planner Laurie Arons and talented floral designer Kathleen Deery!). Plus, Gump’s wedding registry consultants will be available for guidance, so your list will be perfectly tailored to you and your fiancé’s tastes and personalities.

 

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Wedding Chic takes place on Sunday, February 22, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 135 Post St in San Francisco. Tickets are $30 and include valet parking, a gift bag of wedding surprises, and of course sparkling wine, yummy bites, and the chance to meet and speak with Gump’s wedding registry experts and premier wedding vendors.

 

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UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to the winner, Virginia who said:  “I just got engaged!! I’m planning to have my wedding at Treasure Island and would love to have some fun looking at bridal things <3 It would be amazing to use this opp. to invite and announce to my friends that they’ll be my bridesmaids!!! I’m most excited about meeting floral designer Kathleen Deery, dreaming and hoping to get some advice on what flowers matches my dream wedding :) “

To enter to win 5 tickets to Gump’s Wedding Chic bridal event (a $150 value), just leave a comment here telling us about your Bay Area wedding and what you’re most looking forward to about this bridal event!

Contest begins Monday, February 9, 2015 at 9:30AM PST, and ends Thursday, February 12, 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.

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This post is sponsored by Gump’s, home of Wedding Chic, San Francisco’s most elegant bridal event.

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This week, Montage Book is giving away 2 Large 12-inch Photo Books to one Snippet & Ink reader, a $238 value! It’s a fast and easy way to create a photo book of your engagement photos, wedding photos, or maybe a memory book for your significant other – order now and get it in time for Valentine’s Day!

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It’s super easy to create a beautiful photo album with Montage Book – just upload your images (up to 180 photos and 70 pages) and they’re “auto-magically” placed in the best layout. Once your book looks just the way you want it, fast 4-day shipping means you’ll have it in your hands in no time!

 

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Photo books from Montage Book are made with eco-friendly leather binding, lay-flat pages, and come in three sizes at reasonable flat rates: 6-inch ($39), 8.5-inch ($59), and 12-inch ($119). And from now until June 1st, 2015, Snippet & Ink readers get free shipping when you start your book HERE.

 

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UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to the winner, Christina Nishi who said:  “I would love to win so that I could make a wedding album for my grandmother who wasn’t able to fly in for in our wedding due to an illness. She would love it!” 

To enter, just leave a comment on this post letting us know what you would do with two beautiful photo books from Montage Book. Wedding photos? Engagement pics? Maybe a honeymoon album? Do tell!

Contest begins Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:30AM PST, and ends Friday, February 6, 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 sponsored by Montage Book.

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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.

 

Classic letterpress wedding stationery from Bella Figura.

Playful wedding accessories from MyWed Style.

Northern California wedding photography from The Marin Studio.

Wedding bow ties from General Knot & Co.

Elegant wedding invitations from Invitations by Dawn.

Modern and eco-friendly stationery from Fine Day Press.

Romantic live event painting from Jennie Lou Art.

Hand-lettered envelopes and calligraphy from Trial By Cupcakes.

Bespoke wedding stationery from Paper on Paper.

Rustic wedding decor from Ven Decor.

Affordable letterpress from Parklife Press.

 

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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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BHLDN is in our hometown of San Francisco for a Pop-up Shop this week, and they invited our new editor, Lena, to take some of their newest Spring gowns for a twirl! How could we say no?! Here she is in the Persiphone gown, with a beaded bodice and fuller layered tulle skirt. So romantic!

 

 

BHLDN has just launched its Spring collection of more than 30 new gowns, from design partners like Badgley Mischka, Watters, Tadashi Shoji, Nicole Miller, and Rosa Clara. And with gorgeous details like illusion necklines, delicate sleeves, ruffled trains, lace, embroidery, and more, there is absolutely something for every bride, no matter your style. Below, our girl Lena models Diana Chandelier earrings and the Adalynn gown: stitched ivory organza with a mermaid skirt and train, and we love the beautiful back!

 

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Appointments for trying on gown samples filled up super quickly, but you can still stop by and check out a curated assortment of flower girl dresses, accessories (sashes, veils, jewelry, and more), and even decor. The best part is that if you love what you find, you can purchase it on site and take it right home with you! And if you have your heart set on a BHLDN gown, you can shop the entire collection online, and even have a consultation with one of their stylists.

 

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Isn’t Lena totally Downton Abbey chic in the Bettina gown and Floret tulle sash? Love those delicate flutter sleeves! Magnolia gown below, right.

 

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I think this next dress is my very favorite… the Valentina gown… the front is so sleek, and then can’t you just imagine the dramatic ruffled back walking down the aisle? Gorgeous!

 

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BHLDN‘s San Francisco Pop-up Shop is at Firehouse 8 (also a pretty awesome wedding venue), located at 1648 Pacific Avenue (between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street). Pop-up shop hours: Monday – Friday from 11 am – 7 pm, and Saturday – Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm.

Thanks so much to BHLDN for inviting Lena and Snippet & Ink to give the Spring collection a try!

 

Photography credits: Christina McNeill.
This post sponsored by BHLDN.

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How To Tie a Bow Tie from Snippet & Ink and General Knot & Co. How To Tie a Bow Tie from Snippet & Ink and General Knot & Co.

 

If you ask us, not enough gents (or ladies for that matter!) wear bow ties on a regular basis – we just love that dapper look! If you’re tying the knot in a bow tie, or you’ve asked your groomsmen to wear them, then this post is for you. We’ve teamed up with General Knot & Co. to bring you this video on how to tie a bow tie so you can look your very best… and it’s easier than you think!

 

 

Haven’t picked out your bow tie yet? We’ve got you covered: General Knot & Co. makes charming ties from vintage fabrics (so each design is limited edition!), and if you have something specific in mind, they’ll even create something custom just for you and your wedding party.

 

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This post is sponsored by General Knot & Co., who creates limited edition ties and bow ties, handmade in the United States from vintage fabrics. Custom designs are available, and General Knot & Co.‘s personalized customer service makes it easy to coordinate your tie, bow tie, or bridal party gifts with your wedding colors. 

Director, Producer: Christina McNeill / Co-Director: Jill Vice / Director of Photography, Cinematography: John Burke / Bow Ties: General Knot & Co.
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