Whenever someone asks me where they should look for unique engagement rings or wedding bands, Bario-Neal is always at the top of my list. Handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, ethically sourced stones, and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices, Bario-Neal jewelry is both gorgeous and one of a kind.

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Herkimer Diamond Ring

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Milla Round Band / Baguette Diamond Band

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Aldine Band

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Textured Rose Cut

I love the juxtaposition of classic expectations with totally modern design in these pieces…

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top to bottom: Linear Diamond Ring / Avens Large Ring / Aira Ring / Senna Round Ring

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, you can actually stop by the Bario-Neal studio storefront, but if not, their shiny new website makes it easier than ever to shop online. And if you love their style but don’t see exactly what you’re look for, Bario-Neal will work closely with you to create a custom engagement ring, wedding band – or even redesign heirloom jewelry!


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Update! This contest has been extended until Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:59PM PDT. Read on for the full details.

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Everyone is talking about The Great Gatsby these days (how could you not?!), so it feels like the perfect time to share this gorgeous customized invitation suite from Minted with you. It’s a beautiful example of how one bride, starting with the Ascot Chic invitations, used Minted‘s customization option to bring her Great Gatsby themed vision to life.

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After falling in love with Coralie Bickford-Smith’s cover of the classic novel, the bride asked the Perfection Team at Minted to customize her wedding place cards, menu, and program to match the theme while incorporating elements from her dream invitation.

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Using Minted‘s online screensharing tool, Perfection Live Studio, the bride was able to collaborate directly with her designer to see changes in real time, including custom color and design elements that matched the book cover inspiration. The result was a completely hand-tailored and fully coordinated invitation suite, from RSVP to menu to place cards. (Love these day-of details? Since they were all completely customized you won’t find them on the site, but contact Minted and they can customize them just for you!)

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Excited to try out the Minted custom treatment? Well get even more excited, because they’re giving one Snippet & Ink reader a $350 gift certificate toward any order! To enter:

1) Check out the wedding invitations on Minted.
2) Pin your favorite onto a Pinterest board, and tag @minted in the description.
3) Then come back here and leave a comment with a link to your pin!

We’ll update this post with the winner’s name on Friday, May 17 Monday, May 20.

Update! The winner of this giveaway is Sarah Pearse.


Contest begins Monday, May 13, 2013 at 8:30AM PDT, and ends Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:59PM PDT Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:59PM PDT. The winner will be selected by Minted, and notified by email. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Official contest rules.

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If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know how much I adore beautiful paper products, and how much I love sharing them with you! So if you don’t know about our sponsor, Smitten on Paper yet, then you are in for a real treat.

I am in love with the pale pink rose on a charcoal background in these Romance Darling invitations.

Smitton on Paper not only has some of the most whimsical, creative wedding invitations out there, but they also offer customization at no additional cost! If you want to change a font, color, or wording, no problem – you’ll work with one of their designers to ensure that your invitation is exactly what you want it to be.

Looking for even more customization features? How about this special touch: Premium Guest Address Printing means that instead of basic address printing, you can pull together the entire look of your invitation suite with a perfectly corresponding address style.

Love, right?! See even more designs from Smitten on Paper over on their site, including wedding invitations with ribbon and pockets, tons of stunning floral designs, and playfully modern looks that are sure to impress your guests.


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Introducing 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 we 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.

Custom wedding maps and calligraphy from Trial By Cupcakes.

Classic letterpress stationery from Parklife Press.

Comfortable cotton robes from Plum Pretty Sugar.

Modern wedding invitations from Smitten on Paper.

Colorful bridal clutches from Jenna Lou Design.

Custom wedding invitations from Foglio Press.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor on Snippet & Ink, please fill out our inquiry form right here.

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You might remember MyPublisher from the adorable photo guest book in this wedding feature, but did you know they also offer charming (and totally affordable!) save the date cards?

Each design has been hand-picked, resulting in a thoughtful (and stunning!) collection of save the dates that offers something for every bride, especially when you consider the customization options: over 50 fonts to choose from in an unlimited range of colors! Also, can we talk about these darling envelope liners? What a fun detail for the folks on your guest list!

The best part of MyPublisher? They offer premium quality stationery at totally affordable prices – who doesn’t love that?! Whether you’re interested in a photo save the date card or a bridal shower invitation, MyPublisher is committed to hands-on quality control – by handling every step of the process in-house, they ensure that your customized order turns out perfectly.

So cute, right?! And all of these styles are available on super thick paper, which just adds to their appeal. See lots more designer save the dates - plus photo books and bridal shower invites – over on MyPublisher.


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