Today, I’m excited to have a chance to highlight one of Snippet & Ink’s long-time sponsors, and an awesome company: Brilliant Earth. They make beautiful engagement rings (and wedding bands, and earrings, etc.), you can work with them to create a custom ring, and they’re known for excellent customer service. All of these things are reason enough to buy your wedding jewelry from them. But the thing I love most about Brilliant Earth is their commitment to ethical diamonds, cruelty-free jewelry, and eco-friendly precious metals. Here are a few of the gorgeous rings they offer…
{These two custom designed rings feature ethical sapphires.}
{Brilliant Earth offers both contemporary and vintage-inspired styles, all of them conflict-free.}

Brilliant Earth also donates 5% of their profits to communities impacted by the diamond trade. Learn more about their mission here, and spend some time looking through the beautiful pieces in their online store. Even if you already have your engagement ring and wedding band, it’s a great place to find classic diamond earrings, or maybe a Tahitian-pearl pendant, to wear on your wedding day.

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I love that I get to provide brides with inspiration in my posts, but in order for me to inspire you, I have to feel inspired myself. One of my very favorite places to find wedding inspiration is Project Wedding, and with over 300,000 images to peruse, you’re sure to find ideas that work for you.

Over 10,000 images in the Wedding Cake and Wedding Hair galleries!

More than 10,000 images in the Wedding Reception gallery, and 16,000+ images in the Wedding Flowers gallery!

Overwhelmed? You can filter images by category, style, and color to find exactly what you’re looking for – the pink cake of your dreams, or the perfect updo for curly hair. Even better, you can join Project Wedding for free and save your favorite images for inspiration later. This is just one of the many resources Project Wedding offers, so head on over and check it out.

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When I need to find a lovely wedding gift, the first place I always look is Tabula Tua. From candlesticks to champagne glasses, there are hundreds of lovely pieces to choose from. And with Tabula Tua’s online wedding registry and registry completion program, it’s a great option for brides everywhere. Plus, they’ve got a special offer for Snippet & Ink readers – when you register with them before February 28, Tabula Tua will give you a $100 credit toward your registry!

{Match Pewter candlesticks and dinnerware}

{Royal Copenhagen}

{Juliska}

Also, if you are in the Chicago area, you’ll want to check out Tabula Tua’s wedding registry event on March 14, featuring some of Chicago’s best wedding vendors, tablescapes inspired by Chicago’s historic architecture, and the opportunity for one lucky couple to win a wedding-night stay at the Four Seasons in Chicago. Tickets are $35, and can be purchased here. Tabula Tua will also be launching their brand new registry design consultants, each one matched with a different aesthetic personality, to help make the registry process as seamless as possible.

Head over to Tabula Tua to see more of the beautiful things they have for sale – and don’t forget to register before February 28 to get the $100 credit, exclusively for Snippet & Ink readers!

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PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has made it even easier to find the wedding dress of your dreams – at a fraction of the retail price! An improved advanced search feature makes it easy to narrow down criteria like designer, silhouette, and price. Or, if you’re not exactly sure which dress is the one for you, guided searches will show you the best deals, new listings, and editor favorites. Here are a few of the beautiful dresses that I found browsing around the site…
{L: Anne Barge R: Carolina Herrera}
{L: Nicole Miller R: Jenny Packham}

These dresses are only a few of the thousands of listings on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, so head over there and see what else you find – including more dresses, beautiful accessories, and a chance to win a $4200 Honeymoon Giveaway from Sandals Resorts!

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If you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t given much thought to boudoir photography. Or if you have thought about it, it seems either totally cheesy or totally intimidating, and not the sort of thing you’d ever consider for yourself. And if you’re anything like me, I think you might just change your mind once you see these beautiful photos by Kristen Hudson, the talent behind Haute Boudoir.

I absolutely love the fashion-influenced, fine art style of Haute Boudoir‘s portraiture – it may sound like a strange thing to say about boudoir photography, but there’s something truly timeless about Kristen’s photos. Here’s just a little peek of some of the lovely images from the Haute Boudoir gallery…

I think the thing I love most about Haute Boudoir is that not only do Kristen’s clients walk away with a beautiful set of photos, but they also walk away with an amazing experience. While the photos may be an anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone, the photo shoot itself is just for you. As one of Kristen’s clients says, “I’m so glad I did this for myself!”

Inspired to unleash your inner starlet? Head over to the Haute Boudoir site to see even more beautiful photos and learn more about the different photo packages that Kristen offers.

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