Maybe I’m a little biased (since I’m a blogger!), but I think the web was probably my biggest wedding planning tool – I just wish Appy Couple had been around back then! Instead of just setting up a wedding website, Appy Couple let’s you create your own totally stylish wedding app, too, making it super easy to coordinate your entire wedding!

Appy Couple has hundreds of designs to choose from (which, by the way, you can change as many times as you want!), and they are constantly adding new designs and collections. And if you still don’t see your perfect design, they’ll work with you to make something completely custom. It was tough to choose just a few, but these are four of my favorites:

Once you’ve picked which design you want to use, you’re ready to build your very own wedding app. The best part? There are absolutely no technical skills required: Appy Couple makes you look good! The drag and drop interface makes it easy peasy to set things up, and when you build your app, a wedding website gets created automatically so you don’t have to worry about leaving anyone out who doesn’t have a smart phone.

One of my favorite features is how easy it is to customize privacy settings and only share things with certain people. Uncle Al invited to the wedding but not the rehearsal dinner? He won’t be able to see that event when he goes to the app or site, but those who are invited will. Appy Couple lets you share your love story and fun pics of the bridal party, but unlike other wedding websites, it’s social and allows guests to interact and get to know each other before the big day.

Ready for the really good part? Appy Couple is giving away a free account to five lucky Snippet & Ink readers! Just visit the Appy Couple site, browse the features and styles, then leave a comment on this post sharing what you’re most excited about the app as well as your favorite design. And if you don’t win, fret not: Appy Couple is offering a special 20% discount to all Snippet & Ink readers. Just enter the promo code APPY4SI at checkout.


Contest begins Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 10:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, September 27, 2013 at 11:59PM PDT. Winners will be selected by Snippet & Ink, and notified by email. Please note: winners must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Official contest rules.


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If you ask anyone who attended my wedding what their favorite part of the reception was, I guarantee that most of them will mention the photo booth. It was jam packed with people the entire night, and not only did everyone leave with fun photos, but Ryan and I ended up with a super fun and unique guest book filled with the duplicates. Magnolia Photo Booth added so much to our wedding, and though it was nearly three years ago now, I still pull out our coffee table book and smile at our hilarious friends and family.

You can do pics in black and white, or in color. You can go with plain print-outs, or have Magnolia‘s design team create a custom wedding logo for you (so no one ever forgets when and where they took that awesome photo!). The booths themselves even come in different colors, so you can choose the one that best coordinates with your event. I also love that they’re the perfect blend of retro and modern, with the feel of a retro photo booth and the convenience of a modern one. An unexpected bonus to the way the booth is designed? By having curtains on the sides instead of solid walls, you can pretty much cram as many people as possible into one photo. We have a few clown car shots from my wedding as proof. 

MagBooths are located in eight major U.S. cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Louisville, Austin, New York, Chicago, and Cleveland), but they’re also happy to travel pretty much anywhere you can think of.

I think the best part of renting a Magnolia Photo Booth is probably the fact that they’re all-inclusive: set-up and take-down, an on-site attendant, unlimited prints, web-hosting where your guests can order prints, and both a disk AND a book of images. Oh, and even an assortment of props!

From my personal experience, I cannot recommend The Magnolia Photo Booth Co. enough. It’s a fun-loving company who will bring some big fun to your wedding!


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Our friends at Minted are back with their biggest giveaway yet: one lucky winner will receive a $1500 Minted credit, and two runners-up with will each receive a $250 Minted credit! How fun is that!

If you’re unfamiliar with Minted wedding invitations and save the dates, then I am so pleased to introduce you. And if you’re already a big fan like I am, then you know why I like Minted so much! For starters, they offer a huge range of styles, created exclusively for Minted by independent designers. Here are a few favorites…

My little sister’s wedding is coming up in just a few short weeks, and she chose this fun kraft paper number for her invitations! (More on that in another post.)

The newest awesome service Minted offers? FREE recipient address printing! Perfect for busy brides (and grooms) looking to cross one more thing off the wedding planning To Do list.

Minted also has some of the sweetest save the dates you’ll find anywhere. Photo or non-photo, postcard or magnet, they’re all printed on luxe paper and fully customizable. And how much do you love the fun shapes you can choose from?!

The best part of Minted is that they combine the ease of online shopping with the premium service of a custom experience. Their Perfection Team will make sure that you’re 100% satisfied with your wedding invitations – and they can even help with etiquette advice!

Okay, now the part you’ve been waiting for – the scoop on how to win a $1500 Minted credit… Just visit this link to enter, before Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. Good luck!


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Since many of you subscribe to Snippet & Ink through RSS, you don’t get to see the sponsors on the sidebar – these are some 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. So I wanted to bring them to your attention, with the hope that you’ll discover a fabulous vendor that was just what you were looking for.

Modern and playful photography from Christina McNeill

Letterpress and paper goods from Inclosed Studio

Modern wedding invitations from Crafty Pie Press

Bridesmaid robes from Plum Pretty Sugar

Custom maps and calligraphy from Trial By Cupcakes

Beautiful stationery from Foglio Press

Elegant bridal jewelry and accessories from Tigerlilly

Vintage invitations from GoGo Snap!


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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Looking for a wedding photographer who will capture your day in creative, dramatic, and emotional images? Introducing You+We Photography, a talented team who brings a photojournalistic style to each event they shoot, resulting in one-in-a-lifetime moments caught on camera…

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Located in both California and Europe, You+We Photography shoots weddings around the world, so no matter where you’ve decided to tie the knot, they’re available!

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How darling is this shot?!

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You+We Photography wholeheartedly believes that each couple is unique and that every moment of their wedding day is important, they focus on details both big and small, capturing moments and preserving memories. Want to see more? Check out their blog for the very latest!


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