Every time I tried to work on this week’s link round-up, I kept coming back to this link in my bookmarks:

My heart hurts so much over the death of Robin Williams. It feels impossible to reconcile the vibrant, hilarious man on the screen with the news of his suicide. I think that as much as our collective sadness is about mourning his loss, it’s also about the devastating realization that someone who gave the world so much brilliance and laughter could find himself in such darkness.

Depression is not a case of the blues. It’s not a character flaw or a personal failing; it’s a sickness. It’s an overwhelming loneliness and emptiness and hopelessness, and it can feel like you’ll never escape it, because it feels like it is you. Five years ago I wrote a brief post about my own struggle with depression. And then I never mentioned it again on the blog or anywhere else online, because I’m not big on sharing my personal life in a public space, and this doesn’t really feel like the place for it anyway. But I’m believing more and more that when we can, depression is something we should talk about. Because when you’re in the midst of it, when it feels like the walls are closing in around you, it’s next to impossible to talk about it. And because for the rest of the world, it’s very, very hard to understand. So when you can put words to it, it’s worth it to do so. (Allie gives one of the best explanations of depression I’ve ever read over on Hyperbole and a Half.)

I don’t know that one can make sense of a tragedy like this. But I hope that maybe by talking about it, by shining some light on it, we can find the understanding to offer our brothers and sisters who are suffering, more love, kindness, and empathy in their fight against depression; maybe by talking about it a little more, those who are struggling might find the voice to ask for help.

Please, if you or someone you know is hurting, ask for help.

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I didn’t get a chance to spend as much time browsing around this week as I usually do, but I did find some gems nonetheless. Here they are – my favorite links from around the web this week. And have a happy weekend!

Typography and greenery make for the loveliest wedding invitations by Lisa Hedge, via Riley & Grey’s Instagram.

Punched leaf napkin rings.

Blue butterflies swarm the world.

A beautiful Mothers Day brunch for a good cause.

Need help naming your hipster bar?

A modern medicine cabinet.

Hen party invites from Mr. Boddington.

DIY stationery gift set.

Strawberry sour cream ice cream just sounds like summer.

Who said tree houses are just for kids?

 

This week on Snippet & Ink:

Berry- and emerald-hued floral inspiration.
Gorgeous limited-edition wedding websites from Riley & Grey.
Rustic, romantic, woodland-inspired wedding.
Classic wedding style in New Orleans.
Lakefront wedding with an amphibious getaway car.

 

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Take a break from wedding planning with my weekly round-up of favorite links from around the web. And have a lovely weekend!

8 million flower petals over Costa Rica.

Coveting every print from Les Indiennes.

DIY giant pearl bracelet.

These invitations sort of remind me of this book cover. Love them both.

Prince George on a play date!

How about a black and white spring table?

The other bees.

Camille has a beautiful book!

Love the simplicity of these copper cups – perfect for a Moscow Mule!

The found art of thank you notes.

Would love to see a bride rock the skirt-and-top look, a la Rosa Clara or J.Crew.

Congrats to Select vendor Leah McCormick on her beautiful new website!

 

This week on Snippet & Ink:

Timeless wedding at Stanford University.
Unique, ethical jewelry from Bario-Neal.
Whimsical wedding with lavender fields and a ferris wheel.
Fourth of July wedding in Brooklyn.
Modern wine country wedding with pops of orange.

 

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