No matter how many times I visit Bario-Neal‘s website, I always fall in love with their beautifully unique designs all over again! I’m reminded of personal favorites (hubby take note: I have a soft spot for the Aldine band…), and I find new styles to adore. And I love to imagine which engagement ring I’d pair with which band…

Asymmetrical Avens Ring with Rough Diamond // Channel Narrow Band

Reticulated Narrow Band One with Diamond | Reticulated Narrow Band Two

Avens Ring // Aldine Thin Band

Yucca Ring // Milla Curved Band with Diamonds

Large Avens Ring in White Gold // Diamond Eternity Band

Herkimer Diamond Ring // Milla Curved Band

Grotto Ring // Dais Thin Band with Diamonds

Which Bario-Neal rings would you wear together? I’d love to know! And if you already have your rings, how about one of Bario-Neal’s gorgeous enamel bangles for something blue you can wear again and again:

The Philadelphia-based studio also offers custom jewelry, so if you love their style but want to make some changes, or if you have something totally new in mind, they can bring your vision to life. Not to mention, Bario-Neal is also known for their commitment to environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing, and marriage equality, so you can feel good about your purchase in every way!


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Minted has a brand new beautiful collection of wedding invitations AND they’re giving away $350 to one Snippet & Ink reader! Read on for all the details…

Whenever friends ask me where to find wedding invitations that are both beautiful and hassle-free, the first place I send them is Minted. They have such an incredible range of styles (all by independent designers) that never disappoint, and I am totally in love with the new foil-pressed line… what a stunning impression to make on your wedding guests!

Aren’t they gorgeous?! The foil adds such a festive, glamorous touch. Of course, Minted‘s wedding invitations are charming even without the gold and silver, and with special options like letterpress, extra-thick luxe paper, and the ability to fully customize any design, there’s no way you can go wrong. And if you’re having trouble deciding which invitations you love most, you can receive free samples of up to 10 designs.

Planning a wedding can be stressful, so why not let Minted simplify at least one part of the process… the Minted Perfection Team will provide etiquette and design advice and tailor your design until it is perfect for you, and then, once your invitations are ready to go, Minted offers free envelope addressing. How’s that for hassle-free?!

Beautiful designs, free samples, custom options, etiquette advice, free envelope addressing… and now Minted is giving away $350 to one Snippet & Ink reader! Just check out the 2014 collection of wedding invitations from Minted (and don’t miss the foil-pressed designs!) and figure out which one is your favorite. Then leave a comment below telling us why it’s perfect for your wedding. Check back on this post next week when we’ll announce the winner.

Contest begins Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, March 28, 2014 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.


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Problem: You have a bunch of bridesmaids who all have different body types, different styles, and you want them all to feel great in the dress you choose for them to wear (while coordinating with each other and your wedding).

Solution: Dessy’s Twist Wrap Dress! You choose the fabric and the color, then let your ladies decide how to wear it! Halter? Strapless? One-shoulder? Sleeves? With at least 9 different possibilities for twisting and wrapping, and available both long and short, every one of your bridesmaids will feel beautiful standing up next to you on your big day. 

As a bridesmaid in a wedding later this year, the thing I appreciate most about the Twist Wrap Dress is that it gives you options. You buy one dress, and then play around with which wrap style you like best – you can even change your mind at the very last second! I love that! And with over 25 colors to choose from, the bride is guaranteed to find one (or a few) that works with her wedding palette, which means everyone is happy.

The fabric choices are all great for packing, so bridesmaids who have to travel for your wedding don’t have to worry about the dress getting messed up in her suitcase. And actually, this same quality makes the Twist Wrap Dress a great piece to take with you on your honeymoon – no reason to let your bridesmaids have all the fun! Maybe in Ginger pink or Oasis blue?

I’d love to know… how would you wear the Dessy Twist Wrap Dress? Share your favorite style in the comments!


This post sponsored by The Dessy Group.

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When I was planning my own wedding not that long ago, setting up a wedding website was not high on my list of things I was excited about. And a custom wedding app? Get real. If only Appy Couple had been around then! It would have made things SO MUCH EASIER! With an easy-to-use drag and drop interface, the only thing hard about using Appy Couple is picking which one of their 300 super stylish designs you love most!

Appy Couple is an absolutely brilliant online tool that pretty much does it all. Quite simply, it’s the most magical and stylish way to create and publish your own mobile wedding app and website. Here’s what I love about it:

STYLISH: Did I say this already? Well it’s true! Check out the 300 gorgeous designs Appy Couple has available. And if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can work with their design team to create something totally custom and magical.

EASY: Appy Couple guides you every step of the way to create a beautiful wedding app and website that shows off your style. With a drag and drop interface, there are absolutely no technical skills required! Not to mention it’s fun to set up!

SOCIAL: Get your guests talking to each other, and sharing photos from all your wedding events. And don’t worry about those friends and family who don’t have a smartphone – when you set up your app, a coordinating wedding website is automatically created so everyone is included.

ALL-IN-ONE: Wedding website, app, event RSVPs, gift registries, photo sharing… with Appy Couple you can have it all in one place (all with the same beautiful design), which means it’s easy for you to manage, and easy for your guests to get all the information they could possibly need right at their fingertips.

PRIVATE: This might be the best part of all. Don’t need your uncle at the bridesmaids’ brunch? Appy Couple allows you to update privacy settings so Uncle Joe won’t be able to see that event, but those invited will.

And the cherry on top that makes Appy Couple such a perfect wedding tool? You get everything for a one-time set-up fee of just $28: your app, website and coordinating emails, limitless changes, automatic updates, unlimited guests and app downloads for Apple and Android, unlimited storage, photos and RSVPs…

If you’re as excited about Appy Couple as I am, then you’re going to be even more excited when I tell you what they’re giving away to one Snippet & Ink reader: a custom Appy Couple design! You’ll get to work with Appy’s design team to create your very own, completely custom design for your wedding app and website – that’s a $500 value! To enter, check out Appy Couple’s current styles for inspiration, then leave a comment here with the name of your favorite design! And don’t forget to enter your email address, too!

Appy Couple is offering a discount to all Snippet & Ink readers! Just enter the promo code APPY2SNIPPET at checkout to receive 10% off your Appy Couple account!

Contest begins Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:00AM PDT, and ends Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink, and announced on this post. Please note: winners must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).



Congratulations to Talia who said “It seems like there are many more than the last time I was on their site! I absolutely adore Jazz Age Glamour.”

If you didn’t win, you can still get a discount on an Appy Couple account. Just enter the promo code APPY2SNIPPET at checkout to receive 10% off!


Official contest rules.

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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.

Beautiful foiled-pressed stationery from Minted.

Unique handcrafted jewelry  from Bario Neal.

Custom house portraits from Little House Shop.

Find your dream dress with

Lasercut wedding invitations from B Wedding Invitations.

Napa Valley elopement photographer, Christina McNeill.

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