These warm months are a great time to make lasting memories and with our love for classic details, summer events give us that timeless fix we always crave. But even with our favorite checkered linens and potted dahlias, we needed a standout, crowd-pleasing detail to tie everything together for this picnic-inspired bridal shower… and Coca-Cola’s brand new customized Share-a-Coke bottles came to the rescue!

 

 

Everyone loves finding their names on the famous Share-a-Coke cans and bottles, so when we learned that Coca-Cola was offering online customization, our minds reeled thinking of all the ways we could put them to use!

Whether you’re looking for unique favors with your wedding hashtag, special escort cards with each guest’s name added, or a signature beverage branded with your new last name for a fun engagement party, ShareaCoke.com can make it happen. The possibilities are endless!

 

 

With a design as timeless as a glass Coca-Cola bottle, it’s easy to see how your personalized Share-a-Coke can be dressed up for a formal event or styled casually for a laid-back celebration. We see these as a fun personal detail at birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and more!

How will you create shareable moments this summer? To order custom Share-a-Coke bottles for your event or for the Coca-Cola lover in your life, head to ShareaCoke.com where you can preview your designs and order instantly!

 

(Get the look! Custom Share-a-Coke bottles: ShareaCoke.com. Napkins: Ikea, similar here. Plates: West Elm, similar here. Glasses: vintage.  Checkered linen: Joann Fabrics. Striped paper straws: Paper Source.)

Photos by:  Christina McNeill

 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Coca-Cola through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Share-A-Coke, all opinions are my own.

Christina McNeill | Snippet & Ink
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So many brides today are looking for boutique label wedding gowns and one-of-a-kind designs, and we love seeing standout styles on the brides we feature! In New York City, Japanese designer Tomomi Okubo is creating classic, vintage-inspired bridal looks that we know you’re going to love. Better yet, she’s giving away a FREE wedding dress to one lucky Snippet & Ink reader!

 

 

Tomomi’s 2015 collection offers a range of silhouettes sure to flatter every bride while her use of European lace and silk adds a classic vintage look that can be difficult to come by  today. From the Poppy gown’s plunging neckline to the tea length Zinnia dress, each design would turn heads going down the aisle!

 

 

 

After years of honing her craft with top design houses including Comme des Garçons and Ralph Lauren, it’s no wonder why Tomomi Okubo’s lovely gowns were spotted at New York International Bridal Week 2015. Currently her designs are available exclusively through her online shop and are made to order, allowing for custom skirt lengths and other key changes that can make or break a dress-buying experience!

 

 

Tomomi Okubo is offering a FREE wedding gown to one of our wonderful readers. The winner will receive a custom-made Lily gown, pictured above. This gown is one of Tomomi’s personal favorites which can take between 12 and 15 weeks to create (not including shipping time). To enter our wedding dress giveaway, comment below describing how you envision yourself on your wedding day! Good luck!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed.  We’ve announced a winner!  Congrats to Abby who said “What a gorgeous dress! I want a simple wedding with BBQ, lawn games, and root beer floats. That dress looks stunning, without being too over the top. Perfectly my style!”

 

Contest begins Monday, July 6, 2015 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, July 10, 2015 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.

 

This post is sponsored by Tomomi Okubo.

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We are so excited to show you something we’ve been working on with Zazzle, one of our favorite wedding planning resources! It’s always inspiring to see the endlessly unique table numbers our featured brides and wedding planners have created, so we wanted to join in on the fun with our own Snippet & Ink table numbers!

 

 

These free printable numbers combine our love of romantic floral design and calligraphy with the classic look of black and white. They’re the perfect way to add a dash of color and contrast to any tablescape, and we can’t wait to see how you use them. Download all fifteen designs for free HERE!

 

 

Now, what to do with your new table numbers? It’s tough to beat the convenience of ordering printed materials on Zazzle – simply follow the directions for uploading custom projects here to have them printed on card stock or any item you want! They have a great collection of wedding ideas to help you get started, and their most popular items for wedding projects are all in one place for busy brides.

 

When it comes to making a bride’s life easier, Zazzle knows just how to do it. With their live previews and 24-hour turnaround, your table numbers will be printed just the way you want them and shipped to you in no time!

 

 

This post is sponsored by Zazzle, who makes it easy to create custom items for yourself or to sell, simply by uploading your artwork or personalizing one of their existing designs. From invitations to bridesmaid tank tops, from custom postage stamps to table number cards, Zazzle is a great resource for your custom wedding needs.

Custom designs by Elizabeth Hummert for Snippet & Ink.

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Does anybody else here have a habit of constantly shopping for home decor? With summer parties approaching, it’s the perfect time to switch up our tableware and accents, right? From linens to serving bowls, there are just so many options to get lost in while you’re “online window shopping.” Luckily, there are sites we can count on to always have beautiful items when we’re looking for something really special and today one of our favorite stores, Tabula Tua, is offering a $350 giveaway for Snippet & Ink readers!

Tabula Tua is a perfectly-styled shop filled with the most beautiful, handcrafted tableware and home decor in Chicago’s charming, upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood. For those of us who can’t drop in and browse in person, their newly revamped online store is the perfect way to check out their latest products – we can’t stop shopping their Match pewter collection and Catstudio pillows!

 

 

With an online wedding registry, gift cards, and a collection of designers and artists from Vietri to Juliska, Tabula Tua comes to the rescue for every possible gift-giving occasion… Or when you need a little something for yourself. We won’t tell! With all of the latest trends like hammered copper, rustic cheese boards, and more, it’s impossible to resist.

The next time you need the perfect hostess gift or housewarming present, save yourself some time and head straight to Tabula Tua! They’ve personally curated the best options for your every need – all you have to do is click! The best part? Everything in their store is so unique, you’ll never have to worry about having or giving the same tableware, home decor, or furnishings as everyone on the block.

If you’ve already picked out your favorite items on their site, you’re in luck! The $350 gift card giveaway is easy to enter and is only available for Snippet & Ink readers – just leave a comment on this post telling us which gorgeous item you can’t wait to buy!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Stephanie who said: “I would love to have the mr. and mrs. Dessert plates. They would be so perfect for our wedding and our home!”

Contest begins Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, June 5, 2015 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.

 

This post is sponsored by Tabula Tua.

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While we love the endless sources of DIY’s and tutorials on Instagram, Pinterest, and beyond, some projects truly require a hands-on learning experience in order to achieve a professional look. Floral design and table styling are at the top of that list! Luckily, the talented ladies at Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio have teamed up to create a comprehensive floral workshop experience in the heart of wine country, filled with flowers, seasonal fruit, wine, and delicious food, hosted by the wonderfully modern and upscale Hamel Family Wines. Your Memorial Day weekend just got an upgrade!

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At the Rose & Thorn Workshop you’ll spend a gorgeous Saturday enjoying Hamel Family Wines’ organic rosé and charcuterie while immersing yourself in the arts of floral design and table styling, all with the help of seasoned industry professionals. No need to worry about bringing your own supplies – flowers, vases, tools, and photographs will be provided for you! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to create your favorite lush, garden-style centerpieces, you don’t want to miss it!

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After learning the tips and tricks to achieving those dreamy, overflowing shapes we all love, you’ll hone your table styling skills to really give your creations a masterful look! The Rose and Thorn Workshop even covers vase selection, sourcing seasonal materials, and sustainable flower care – everything you need to know in order to craft perfect floral designs! While this is clearly an Instagram-worthy experience, photographer Megan Clouse will be on-site to document the day and each student’s beautiful work.

If you’re thinking you’ll want to celebrate your new expertise with more local wine and a hearty meal, the all-inclusive experience is exactly what you’re looking for. After the workshop portion of the day, you’ll wind down with an organic, farm-to-table picnic lunch prepared by Bouchon-trained executive chef Clinton Huntsman, along with a thoughtfully curated wine tasting presented by a Hamel Family wine ambassador. Top it all off with a caves tour and you’ve had an incredibly unique wine country workshop experience!

 

May 23, 2015 at Hamel Family Wines in Sonoma, California

  • 10 am to 1 pm:  Floral Design Practice, Table Styling, Charcuterie, & Rosé
  • 1 pm: Wine Tasting & (optional) Lunch
  • 2 pm: (optional) Caves Tour

Workshop: $299 – Tools & Supplies Included

All-Inclusive Experience: $359 – Workshop experience plus wine tasting, catered lunch, and caves tour

GIVEAWAY: Since Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio know how much our readers love stunning floral designs and of course, wine country, they’re offering a FREE seat at the workshop ($299 value) to one lucky winner! To enter, just leave a comment letting us know which flower you’d include in your dream arrangement and why you’d love to attend the Rose & Thorn Workshop!

Contest begins Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, May 8, 2015 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.

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to the winner, Michelle who said:  “Honestly I don’t know a lot of the names of flowers and plants that I think are beautiful. That’s one of the reasons I would love to join this workshop! but I do know that I love dahlias. They have this amazing geometry, richness of color–they’re just so striking!” We can’t wait to see what you dream up!  

 

This post is sponsored by Hawthorn Flower Studio and Daisy Rose Floral Design. 

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