Update! This contest is now closed.

To celebrate the launch of our new look, and Snippet & Ink’s 5th birthday, we wanted to do an awesome giveaway! We came up a prize valued at over $2000, with goodies from some of our very favorite vendors. Let me tell you – I’d love to have each and every one of these items!

$600 toward any purchase from Bella FiguraKnown for eco-friendly and totally gorgeous letterpress stationery. I especially love their new foil-stamped styles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$300 toward any purchase from Twigs & HoneySome of the most romantic veils and whimsical accessories around. Would it be fun to wear this fascinator?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sterling silver and rose cut rock crystal ring set from Becky KelsoDelicate jewelry worn by celebrities like Cate Blanchett and Penelope Cruz. And now by one of our readers!

 

 

 

$200 gift card from TieksFold-up ballet flats in a gazillion colors, from Pop Pink to Wild Copper. Perfect for dancing the night away. 

 

 

 

 

Pair of crystal Waterford champagne coupes from NewlywishAlternative registry option that goes beyond traditional pots and pans (dance lessons anyone?).

 

 

 

 

 

Castelbel & Trumpet robe and sash from Pretty Plum Sugar LoungerieLook good while getting ready in a couture-inspired robe. Perhaps your something blue?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choice of font or font family from Tart Workshop. Playful fonts that make any project look professional. Nelly Script is perfect for addressing wedding invitations…


 

 

 

 

Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin and Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. Start your marriage strong with a happiness project at home, and a cookbook/memoir in one.

 

 

 

 

 

$50 gift card from Jo Malone and 1 bottle of Scotch Naturals nail polish. Adorn yourself with a sophisticated scent (I wore Orange Blossom on my wedding day!) and a charming polish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$25 gift card from See’s CandiesOld fashioned sweets that you will not want to share. I could eat 5 pounds of butterscotch squares all by myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat or foldover clutch from Clare Vivier. Simple, chic, perfect handbags. I’ll take one in every color, please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Snippet & Ink reader will win all of these goodies! To enter, leave a comment on this post that includes the following: 1) your favorite real wedding feature from the Snippet & Ink archives, 2) your favorite inspiration board from the archives, and 3) your favorite feature on the new site. And of course make sure to leave your email in the comment form so we can get in touch if you’re the winner!

Contest begins Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 6:30AM PDT, and ends Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:59PM PDT. The winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink, and notified by email. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

 

Official rules.

Contest sponsored by Bella Figura, Twigs & Honey, Becky Kelso, Tieks, Newlywish, Pretty Plum Sugar Loungerie, Tart Workshop, Crown Archetype, and HarperCollins.
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  1. Rebecca

    What an amazing giveaway! My favorite real wedding is the Sophisticated Botanical Garden wedding, my favorite inspiration board is definitely Pink and Fig (using this for my wedding!), and my favorite feature is the new galleries.
    Thanks!

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  2. Cerena

    Hi! Lovelovelove the new site. It looks great.

    1) I love this real wedding: http://www.snippetandink.com/traditional-oklahoma-wedding/ I hope mine looks like it. I love the classic feel of it. And I’m modeling parts of my wedding after it!
    2) This is my favorite inspiration board: http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-spring-wedding/ Again, I am modeling my wedding after this (but adding in blush). I love that green color :)
    3) My favorite part about the new website is the new headers up top. And I love the new fonts!

    Fingers crossed :) I love your blog!

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  3. Katie

    My favorite real wedding is definitely “Meika & Joe | Shabby Chic Creekside Wedding” – the bride looked absolutely stunning and every single detail was perfectly done. Honestly I love 90% of the weddings you ladies post so this required some serious thought!

    My favorite inspiration board is a tie. I love both “Board #225 | Playful Pink” and “Board #454 | I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream”. I’ve had them bookmarked forever for when I start planning my own wedding! I kind of love the combination of pale pinks and peaches.

    I love the new site! It’s beautiful, just like everything you guys publish! I especially love browsing the galleries – so easy to use and I get so lost in them.

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  4. Mary

    I love the Lake Champlain wedding. So simple yet beautiful. My favorite inspiration board is Blue Gingham and Honey. As for the site, I know it’s a small thing, but I like how when you click on one of the options, the font changes for the one which you are on.

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  5. Holly Hollon

    my favorite current post would be Megan and James from yesterday, I absolutely loved the details and the red

    it is so hard to pick a fav from the past but I love the blackberry farm wedding…i just love the table setting
    http://www.snippetandink.com/blackberry-farm-wedding/

    my favorite board is french flea market
    http://www.snippetandink.com/board-143-french-flea-market/

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  6. Alleigh

    My favorite real wedding: I can’t get over how gorgeous “Katie & Joey | DIY California Ranch Wedding” is. I love the organic feel of the flowers and outdoor venue.
    My favorite inspiration board: I love Board #566 | Farm to Table – see above :)
    My favorite new feature: I love the new galleries, the inspiration is endless!

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  7. Lisa

    What an AMAZING giveaway!!
    My favorite real wedding is Victoria and Jackson’s New Orleans wedding, photographed by Magnolia Pair. Such a perfect NOLA wedding, full of charm, excitement, and love!
    It is practically impossible to choose my favorite inspiration board, but one that I’ve had saved for ages is #494 Blackberries and Lemonade. I would love to see it brought to life in a sweet, late summer wedding!
    The new site is absolutely gorgeous, but I think my favorite feature (other than your beautiful new logo!) is how organized everything is–from the galleries to the weddings organized by region along the bottom. It makes finding the perfect inspiration so easy!

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  8. Karen

    My favorite real wedding was June & Paul from a couple of years ago because I can’t even imagine that much comedic talent in one place. Their wedding was so simple and down to earth that it totally complimented their hilarious-ness perfectly.

    My favorite inspiration board is #550 (Oh Happy Day)… I love the party aspect of weddings. Balloons, confetti, streamers, the whole nine yards. I also love that it’s not limited to one or two colors. We all need a little more color in our lives!

    I LOVE the new site. I’m a sucker for a clean design, and this new layout is really easy to navigate. The subtle, soft colors don’t detract from the content either. I’ve been following for a couple of years now, and this is definitely a huge and wonderful step for the site. Two thumbs up!

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  9. Jess M

    My favorite real wedding is actually a very recent one: Ana & Andre’s Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Gardens. It looked to me like a modern fairytale! What was great about it was that it was fairytale-like but without the over-the-top cheesy decor; the couple chose a beautiful venue and let it speak for itself. But of course my most favorite part about it is just the adorable couple and how incredibly happy they looked together on their wedding day.

    My favorite inspiration board is #554: Garden Grow. That’s the basic look we’re aiming for in our wedding. Hopefully we can manage it!

    I love the site’s new look! Perhaps my favorite feature is just how easy it is to navigate, and the great font choices.

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  10. Jessica

    My favorite real wedding is “Nora & Reed-Vintage Gymnasium Wedding”- I just loved every detail they chose! My fiance and I are unashamedly stealing their colors (Poppy red, baby blue, and khaki) and I loved Nora’s dress. My favorite inspiration board is fairly recent, the one titled “Seeing Stars”. Everything is just so beautiful and dreamy. I want the featured hairpiece so badly :) My favorite new feature is also the galleries- so much inspiration all in one place!

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  11. Catherine Collins

    Victoria & Jackson’s DIY Wedding at Cafe Amelie struck a chord in me. I lived in New Orleans for a few years and one thing is for sure: people in the Big Easy know how to get down! From the second line to the Mardi Gras Indians, this wedding hit the New Orleans nail on the head!

    Board #543 Glitterfest helped me envision my Christmas-time wedding without being kitschy! Christmas doesn’t have to be red poinsettias and green garlands. The softer reds and gold really bring out the cheer of the season! The added sparkle of silver and gold as well as the Christmas tree shaped croquembouche solidified my excitement for my own wedding and my own croquembouche!

    My favorite feature on the new site is the soft background contrasted with the white space. I am very much a minimalist, but I think the new background lends well to the centerpiece of the website:: your posts. I visit the site every day (S&I is literally on my tab bar) and I am happy that after a brief hiatus the site looks better than ever!

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  12. kate

    wow! hard to choose.
    fave wedding: shelly & steve’s texas ranch wedding
    fave board: 262- kitschy garden luncheon
    fave feature: the ‘other parties’ and. ‘diy’ tabs up top, i reference them o ften!

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  13. Catherine Collins

    My email is cmcolli@gmail.com

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  14. robin

    I love Janie & Jasons South Carolina wedding. My fav board is #556 – pretty in peach. I’m not sure if it’s new but I love the pink ‘pin it’ pinterest buttons! So adorable (and handy!) oursemiorganiclife at gmail dot com

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  15. Melissa G

    My favorite real wedding is Shannon & Jeff’s wedding in Mountain View, CA. The house in the first picture is rustic and elegant, and I love how it sets up the theme of the wedding.

    My favorite inspiration board goes way back – #75 rustic cranberry and orange. I found it when I searched orange, our wedding color, and I love those two fall colors together!

    I love the new look. It’s simple, yet the font choices are elegant and I love the easy navigation at the top near the logo.

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  16. Lindsay

    Favorite Inspiration Board: #291 Golden Autumn Days – totally inspiring my early October gilded wedding :)

    Favorite real wedding: Actually, it was the recent Lindsay and Ben engagement shoot in the forest. I’m planning on a park engagement session, so this is giving me some ideas.

    Favorite feature of the new site: I’m still loving the inspiration boards. I have a lot of different wedding ideas in my head but it’s hard to know what is right until you see it. Here, I get to see my ideas, or similar ideas, played out.

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  17. Ellie

    so many great weddings and boards to choose from!
    wedding: Class South Carolina wedding- love it because I love SC, it is classic, has the most beautiful calligraphy on all the paper goods, and the last photo is one that every bride and groom can display forever-they look so happy
    board: 547-Pale Paris- love the blush pink in the shoes, am crazy over the old letters, and love the white and gold china-amazing how all the colors come together so well
    feature: its simple, but I love how when you click on a title at the top, it turns to pink cursive to let you know which category you are in-so cute!

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  18. Dana

    My favorite real wedding is actually the most recent one – Megan & James | Romantic Pasadena Garden Wedding, because it gave me the inspiration to order my wedding invitations in a gorgeous color with white font, instead of plan white! For inspiration boards, #151 (Chandeliers on the Beach) is just magical, and inspired my own palette of soft, dreamy blues and natural tones. And of course, I love the new site! The styling and fonts are perfectly whimsical and elegant, and searching is a breeze. Keep up the great work!

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  19. Lisa

    One of my favorite weddings is “Allison & Eddie” posted in 2010 – http://www.snippetandink.com/classic-green-white-wedding/. The pictures are beyond gorgeous and something the bride commented on just really rang true to me then and more so today, now that I am planning a wedding of my own. She said:

    Marriage is about the process by which two people arrived on one particular day to say “I do.” It’s a journey. Treasure your engagement, and once you get to the big day, take it all in, soak up every last detail, memory, tear, laugh and dance with all the people you love on that one special day. (And then go to the Bahamas.).

    I love that!!

    One of my favorite inspiration boards of all time is “Ship Wrecked”, with “Love and Surf” coming in at a close second. I have “Ship Wrecked” pinned on my wedding board in pinterest and reference them all the time. Whenever I feel like I”m getting lost or don’t know which direction to go in, I always go back to the “Ship Wreck”.

    The new site looks so great!! It’s so easy to search and find previous postings. Also, the way everything is categorized at the top of the website makes it very user friendly.

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  20. Mande Calhoun

    1) Real wedding Rebecca & Brad July 14 2011. It is really girly however with the black it is also modern. The photography is so beautiful I feel like it is a magazine spread. And who could not love that flower girl.
    2) Favorite inspiration board is Board #245 Hot pink and Gold. I am not a pink girl but after seeing this board I knew I wanted to pop pink into my color scheme. It is chic without being bubblegum.

    3) My favorite feature of the new site is the look & feel. I am a designer and the fonts and colors are an excellent backdrop to the amazing blog posts. The logo is so fresh yet vintage.

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  21. Claire M

    1) Victoria & Jackson | DIY Wedding at Cafe Amelie
    2) Board #174 | Fresh Air
    3) the new logo!

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  22. Beth

    I love so many of the Inspiration Boards and Real Weddings – my favorite board is #246 Romantic Minimalism and my favorite wedding is Lanie and Matt’s Elegant Winter Wedding in Colorado. My favorite thing about the new site is the gorgeous new logo. I also really like checking out the Kathryn Loves section. Basically everything here has been so helpful in planning my own wedding!

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  23. aubry

    well, this certainly sent me down the rabbit hole of wedding daydreaming1
    i love ben and lisa’s nyc 2-guest wedding. and the photos on the subway… and that side leaning lisa! so sweet!
    and i’ll take ANY inspiration board with the tea length oscar de la renta wedding dress {#245 hot pink and gold, for example} THAT dress is all i ask for on my wedding day. i don’t even care if no one’s there to see it. i’ve gotta wear that dress!
    my favorite feature is, as silly as it sounds, the comment button! the “# of comments, + a comment, and share button are so sweet!

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  24. Lorna

    My favorite inspiration Board is #507–Pink and Green gets a Makeover. It is so pretty, soft and lush with a old time feel.

    My favorite real wedding is the Classic Philadelphia Garden Wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/classic-philadelphia-garden-wedding/). Love the location in Philly and the cake is unforgettable.

    The best part of the new site is the better-organized links at the top of the page! And the nice feel of the website as if it is printed on fancy paper.

    Email: lorna.quandt@gmail.com

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  25. Caroline

    Wow—I would DIE to win all of those amazing things! And I also love the redesign. The site looks fantastic!

    1) Meghan and Mason | Pastel Wedding in Marin County, Feb. 9, 2012

    2) Board #459 | Squeeze and Kiss, Feb. 2, 2010

    3) I love the “By Region” links at the bottom. It is always great to be able to go right to your area and see what other couples have done for their weddings there!

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  26. Lisa

    1. I love this garden wedding: http://www.snippetandink.com/elegant-ojai-garden-wedding/. The vintage, diy style is done so well here!
    2. This board is one I used for inspiration in my own wedding! http://www.snippetandink.com/winter-wedding-with-cotton-decor/
    3. I love the S&I by region listed at the bottom, as well as the new. clean and classy overall site design!

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  27. Ashley

    My favorite real wedding is Arianna and Jeff’s Classic Wedding at Beaulieu Garden, I love the greenery and lights, particularly the garlands on the tables and chairs.

    I have tons of favorite inspiration boards, but today I’m feeling #530 Chambray and White. I’m not having a nautical wedding (or even a wedding with blue) but part of me dreams of getting married on the water and using this inspiration board.

    As for new features, I love the galleries. I always want to see more, more, more and the galleries are great for that. Thanks for a beautiful site!

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  28. Lily

    What a generous giveaway! I have to say my favourite real wedding would have to be Bethany and Ryan’s love story. While we all love the details like invites, floral arrangements, and venues, the post about Bethany and Ryan is a reminder of what marriage is all about. My favourite inspiration is board is #291, Golden Autumn Days. I would love to have a fall wedding and I just love the rustic aspect. Finally, my favourite new feature on the website is the improved search function and the separate links at the top for real weddings, inspiration boards and so on.

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  29. Erin S

    Wow!! What an amazing giveaway! Thanks so much!

    My favorite real wedding is Aubrey & Heath Rustic Wedding in North Carolina. Their stationary is adorable!

    I’m loving board #119 Berry Bliss for some holiday party inspiration and #566 Farm to Table is amazing!

    My favorite thing about the new site is the gorgous layout and logo. The design is absolutely brilliant!

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  30. Jacqueline

    *Fingers crossed!*

    I love the new navigation — it’s effortless to find exactly what I’m looking for! My favourite Real Wedding is probably the Lake Champlain one with the baby’s breath wreaths — so gorgeous. (Just looked it up: It’s Lauren & Grant.) I also love the #566 Farm to Table inspiration board.

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  31. Saundra

    this is great, thanks!!

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  32. Maggie Lomeli

    My favorite real wedding feature was Amy and josh in Berkeley! So creative! My favorite inspiration board was board #1999 Cinco De Mayo!!! And i really love all of the pink and white with this new site—very blushing bride!

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  33. Katy

    What an incredible giveaway!
    This was an easy task. My favorite real wedding, hands down, is Caroline & Clark’s wedding from May 2011. The dress, the backyard, the bouquet, the china – I could look at that wedding all day!
    My favorite inspiration board is the one from your own wedding, #523! Grace Kelly and pops of red in the same board – sign me up!
    I am loving the regional search feature on the new site. So much easier to find inspiration in my neck of the woods!

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  34. Mariah

    I’m loving Board #315 | Navy & Yellow – of course I’m biased because those are my colors. I think my favorite real wedding is Kelley and Thomas’s Great Gatsby inspired wedding. So classic and pretty. Love the new layout- you managed to fit a ton of information and links without being cluttered! Not as easy as it looks. ;)

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway and happy 5th birthday!

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  35. Betsy Wolking

    My favorite Inspiration Board has been #565 Seeing Stars! I love the romance and elegance in it. I think it would go well with a wedding similar to Rachel and Charlie’s, posted 8/20/12 which is among the top of my list. One day perhaps! As for my fav feature…I love the DIY spot! So many great ideas, and more to come I am sure! Delightful Kathryn, just delightful!

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  36. Megan

    Wow, I’m so excited to hear about this giveaway!
    My favorite real wedding is the 30′s Gatsby Wedding that was posted last year. LOVED it!
    My favorite inspiration board is #547 Pale Paris Morning.
    My favorite new feature is getting to scroll through the inspiration boards (just getting to scroll through each section instead of looking through the feed. So easy!)

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  37. Erin Carmichael

    There are so many favorite’s to choose from! One of my favorite’s is Jen and Jared’s front porch wedding in Louisiana. Love the south!
    Fave Inspiration board is actually this month’s Late Summer Sunlight (#567). Definitely gets you in the mood for fall!
    Favorite new feature is where you can search By Region. I love being able to search different weddings from all over the country and beyond!
    PS Great giveaway!

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  38. Kristyn M

    My favorite real wedding from the archives is Francie & Matt’s Modern Preppy Wedding in Charleston!
    My favorite inspiration board is #208 – Southern Magnolia!
    I love the new design and the “Snippet & Ink” by Region feature at the bottom – especially since “The South” is its own region!

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  39. Alicia M.

    1. My favorite real wedding is Robyn & John! Being LDS myself I love seeing what others do in planning their weddings/receptions around their temple ceremonies.
    2. My favorite Board is #77. I LOVE sunflowers right now and love this inspiration board for that reason.
    3. I am loving the organization of subjects and ability to easily search and find things. SO GREAT!

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  40. Blake

    My favorite board is #482 Magnolia & Graphite – magnolias are my favorite and this board is so classy. There are so many great real weddings to choose from but I think my all time favorite is Kate and Jesse’s Vintage Garden Wedding in Ojai. Everything about it is gorgeous. The new site is fabulous – I love the addition of the regional sections and the new fonts.

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  41. Jessica

    1. Claire & Matt (http://www.snippetandink.com/classic-philadelphia-garden-wedding/) – because I love this quaint Philly venue (and even DOC’ed a wedding there before).
    2. Charcoal & Cyan (http://www.snippetandink.com/board-236-charcoal-cyan/) – simple and classic.
    3. The galleries are a nice new feature.

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  42. ashley

    oh my gosh, this is amazing! and let me say, i LOVE the new look! it’s clean, sweet, and professional. and still feels like the snippet & ink we know and love. ok gosh, wow, so i have to pick favorites:

    1) for my fave real wedding, i have to go with an oldie: juliet & gregor from 2009. it wins because of the cavalier king charles (love those pups!), juliet’s stunning dress, especially the train, and the elegant cake!
    2) i may be biased, but my favorite inspiration board is #549 peach, rose & gray because it was our wedding colors! lovelovelove.
    3) i really love the typography on the new site. i’m quickly becoming a font junkie and everything about the fonts you chose read chic and modern.

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  43. Leidy L.

    I absolutely love this site, from the content to the design!

    1. Fav. board is #194 Classic Summer Elegance
    2. Fav. Real Weddings is Celia & Blake – Just Gorgeous!
    3. I love the simplcity, clean and crisp design.- It makes navigating through the website fast and the new regiion search feature, perfect for finding more concrete ideas based on location! xoxo

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  44. l.c.

    Lovely giveaway and happy birthday to Snippet & Ink! I’ve been a long-time reader (um, four years?)
    1. http://www.snippetandink.com/pot-luck-wedding/ Here, because it’s so beautiful it’s inspired me to use the same venue.
    2. http://www.snippetandink.com/budget-friendly-garden-picnic-wedding/ This board reminded me of the poppies Ozma wears in all of the art nouveau illustrations in the Wizard of Oz series.
    3. Congratulations on the new design! Having all the tabs and links helps me figure out where I’m going immediately and I can go through the archives more easily (something I spend far too much time doing.

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  45. Whitney Kuptz

    My favorite inspiration board is #537: Gold and Moody Blue. I used this board as the inspiration for my wedding colors. I’m using navy blue and metallic accent colors and I’m so excited to see how it turns out!
    My favorite real wedding is yours. I remember reading it when I began to plan my wedding and it helped my fiance and I decide to host a December wedding. I was so hesistant due to the holidays but after I read your story it gave me the inspiration and confidence to plan a our date for Dec. 8th. And to make it even more crazy… we’re doing a winter, ski wedding in Park City, UT! (the majority of our guests are from Southern California!).
    I think the new site looks fantastic…. I love the look and feel and many of the new features. It’s easier to find past posts through the search function and the new categories in the main navigation. Job well done! :)

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  46. Bri

    Rhonda and Huy win hands down for me with their Roaring Twenties Wedding! I love when couples go outside the box for their special day and when I saw those synchronized swimmers?!? Holy WOWSA, now that’s a celebration!
    My favorite inspiration board is #275| Champagne Friday! If that fabulous board isn’t champagne on a wine cooler budget, I don’t know what is! Your money saving tips were the frosting on the cake, thank you!
    I was so excited about Snippet and Ink’s new facelift!! You’ve truly out done yourselves. It’s so much easier to navigate through the site that I could spend all day rolling around in your new galleries and features! I doubt my boss would go for that though… Sigh.

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  47. Karm

    1) My favourite is Ed Peers’ coverage of Laura & Simone’s wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/catholic-wedding-florence-italy) — comfortable unfussy elegance at its best!

    2) Board #565: Seeing Stars (http://www.snippetandink.com/star-themed-wedding) or #523: San Francisco Winter Wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/san-francisco-winter-wedding-inspiration-board)

    3) The feature I like best is how the cute dotted borders run up & down the page!

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  48. Stephanie

    My fav is Rhonda & Huy’s wedding from this summer with the synchronized swimmers…amazing! My fav inspiration board is the gold and moody blue one…we originally wanted a new years wedding and I was going to use those colors! :) And I love how the archives are easy to navigate on the website :) Great giveaway!

    raysteph16 at gmail dot com

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  49. Melinda O.

    I remember seeing Sofia & Ben… the feel and look of their wedding seemed so natural and perfect. I love yellow and country/city fusion on their wedding. All the inspiration boards in general but mainly the eco/earth friendly boards… it’s difficult to really find good suggestions and they help a lot. Especially board #192, garden charm and the “grown your own bouquet”. I’m loving the whole style of the new set up but if I missed these features before I’m happy I found them now. The drop down Archive bottom on the top browse bar and the by region on the bottom… :) Perfect design.

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  50. Shannon

    1) My favorite wedding is Bethany & Ryan’s. It’s so breathtakingly sad, but so full of love. I tear up every time I read their story.

    2)Favorite board is #547 Pale Paris Morning. Dainty & lovely!

    3) My favorite new feature is how easy it is to see all the Sunday Editions! So gorgeous & artful.

    Thank you!
    Shannon

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  51. Teresa Walters

    1) I fell in love with the Regina and Zaheen wedding in mexico. The colors were vibrant and simple. The dress and veil amazing. The pictures captured something unimaginable. It was perfect. Part 1 was my favorite.

    2) My Favorite inspiration board is: Color Board #3 (Pink Lemonade and Fig) I honestly didn’t even know that Fig was an amazing and rich color like that. The way it plays off the pinks in the board is stunning.

    3) I love the galleries feature for obvious reasons…but I also want to shout out that i love the font choice!

    <3

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  52. Sarah

    My favorite board is #187: Champagne & Dessert. I love the simplicity. My favorite wedding is Kate & Jesse from April 2010. I just love the Polaroids and the feathers on the invites. My favorite feature is the archives section. Great way to rediscover stuff. :) sarah.lines13@gmail.com

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  53. Christina

    I really liked a lot of the elements in Michelle & Ryan’s real wedding. The barn & travel items inspired me a lot.. There are so many great inspiration boards, but one that I had bookmarked and adore is Board #537: Gold and Moody Blue. So beautiful!
    As for the site – it looks GREAT! I love the clean look and the search function is fab.

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  54. Stephen Band

    1) Fav Wedding. I’m a guy but my fiance and I look at this site all the time. Our wedding is in a few months and I really liked Tessa and Adam. It was a low budget wedding that looked fun and amazing. I always tell my girl we can save the cash for a honeymoon…wink wink.

    2)Fav Board. #537 Gold and Moody Blue. Fantastically dark and classic.

    3) Fav Feature. I like how easy it is to navigate. Especially to find an inspiration board or to look at the DIY section.

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  55. rachel

    what an incredibly generous giveaway! have to throw my hat in the ring for this one!

    my favorite real wedding (so hard to choose!!) is probably Robyn and John from September, 2011. her short sleeved cocktail dress and the comfortable, backyard reception are my dream for my own wedding.

    my favorite inspiration board is tiffany blue and tangerine – unexpectedly vibrant colors coming together in such a charming way!

    and my favorite feature of the new site is definitely the galleries. in the end, pictures are where it’s at for me and i love that i can just gaze at one beautiful image after another. thank you for making such a beautiful site, katherine. hope i win!!

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  56. Jenn

    1) I actually really like the Megan & James | Romantic Pasadena Garden Wedding that was just posted, 2) I’m loving # 565, seeing stars. 3) yay for easily searchable tabs at the top of the pages!

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  57. Cassaundra

    my favorite real wedding was Sarah & Chris | Destination Wedding in Tuscany – her dress was so lovely! very unique. plus.. who doesn’t love a destination wedding.
    my favorite inspiration board is Board #254 | Le rouge baiser -oh so pretty!
    my favorite new feature is the new colors….. pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  58. Patterson Maker

    Fabulous giveaway! My favorite real wedding is Something Blue Martha’s Vineyard Wedding, my favorite inspiration board is French Magnolia, and my favorite feature of the new site is the galleries…I’m all about some “pretty stuff!” Love your site, it’s just gorgeous!

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  59. Jessica Moran

    My favorite wedding is Jennifer & John’s Eco-Friendly Wedding in Mendocino, and my favorite board is Board #192, Garden Charm (Earth Friendly #3). I really like the improved search function. Nice job!

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  60. Jennelle Soikkeli

    1) your favorite real wedding feature from the Snippet & Ink archive: Real Wedding: Jane & Stuart… I love the relaxed backyard vibe of this wedding… i wish I had a tree like that to get married in front of, 2) your favorite inspiration board from the archives: Board #433 | A Purple Picnic…this board started the planning for our picnic wedding and 3) your favorite feature on the new site…the navigation is great, much more clear than before…it looks a lot less cluttered:) I hope I win!!

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  61. FoodieAnnie

    I love board #491 Peach & Pumpkins. It inspired my late August wedding, with more champagne yellow than pumpkin, but the board is so soft and romantic and very intimate. My favorite new section is the Galleries. It’s so fun to be able to search through the pictures. My favorite wedding feature is Christina & Ben (Aug 2012) because they did food stations at their wedding and we did too and it was by far the best decision we made (besides marrying each other). casperac@gmail.com

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  62. Jenner Pederson

    Thank you for the great giveaway! 1) Real Wedding: Sharon & Josh, I love the teal color and the reception table. I actually have it on my wedding pin board. 2) Board #565 | Seeing Stars, if I didn’t already have my wedding theme it would have been this. 3) I love the Real Weddings and the whole new look, great job! jennerbird@gmail.com

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  63. Marianne

    1. Rachel & Charlie | Intimate Wedding at Blue Hill – love the invites and caligraphy
    2. Board #565 | Seeing Stars – love the whole idea, might have to steal it for my wedding :)
    3. The Galleries Feature – makes it so easy to find my style

    I really admire your whole site. I love looking through it for ideas for my own wedding and I love getting the emails :)

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  64. Caitlyn

    1) My most recent favorite wedding is the Miami wedding at Vizcaya Gardens.
    2) I really like the Blue Gingham & Honey Inspiration Board.
    3) I like the new overall layout of the site. The fonts and style are pretty fab!

    Thanks for an awesome contest!

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  65. Elicia

    I don’t even know where to being, there are so many fantastic real weddings! One recently I really loved is Sarah and Chris’ wedding in Tuscany. Their outfits are so perfect and the setting is gorgeous. My favorite pin board is #491 (it’s the inspiration for my wedding!) And overall the new site is lovely, but I especially like the easy access tabs along the top.

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  66. Linda L.

    1) Real Wedding: Janelle & Shaun–love how everything looks so fresh and natural
    2) #340: Urban Lavender–I’m thinking about a cool lavender for one of my colors!
    3) Better searches!

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  67. Beth

    I aboslutely LOVE the new design of this website. My favorite Real wedding post was back in July when you posted “Amory & Marc: Low Key Rehersal Dinner in Maine”. My favorite inspiration board is Board 266, Ryhmes with Orange, because my wedding colors are orange and green…the fruit especially on the head table is magical. I think my favorite part of the new site is the search engine…it’s a lot more thorough than it used to be.. Well done all the way around!

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  68. Christina

    1.) Real Wedding: Michelle and Joe
    2.) Board #561 Red White & Blue
    3.) I love the new design aesthetic. It’s a lot more whimsical feeling. Plus, Sunday Editions are the best way to browse the internet for 30 minutes with a cup of coffee and the windows wide open.

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  69. Courtney

    Hi! Loving the new site and all the twitter updates!.

    1) My fave real wedding: Megan & James | Romantic Pasadena Garden Wedding – I’m modeling parts of my wedding after it!
    2) This is my favorite inspiration board: http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-spring-wedding/
    3) My favorite part about the new website is the new galleries. I can easily get lost in them…

    Fingers crossed :)

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  70. Hillary Laga

    1) Laura and Michael’s Wedding (November 2011)
    2) Board #494—Blackberry and Lemonade
    3) I love everything about the new site, including the easy-to-navigate tabs at the top. But I really like the “Snippet & Ink By Region” at the bottom because it’s something unique and it’s interesting to compare aesthetics across the nation.

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  71. emily

    1) I absolutely adored Rhonda & Huy’s wedding at the Colony Palms Hotel
    2) I’m completely smitten with Board #335 – Crown & Crumpet. So, pretty with all the shades of pink!
    3) I like the “Kathryn Loves” tab on the menu bar. I live for your Friday favorites that you post, so I got really excited when I saw that tab!!!

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  72. Laura

    1) Valery & Chauncey: Chic Jazz Wedding in Jamaica. So, so awesome. 2) Board #545: Romantic Early Spring – Just oozes romance. 3) Weirdly, I really love the new comment box, as well as the revamped post header and footers with the date, comments info, categories, and comment button. OH I also loooove the bottom of the page with recent posts broken down by region, a la some other blogs I’ve seen – I think this adds a lot to Snippet&Ink! Well done, Kathryn.

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  73. Jess S

    1) I can’t pick just one! As a Southerner hosting a wedding in New England, I gravitate toward the New England weddings and really try to gleam all the local goodness from them for use in my very own hybrid North/South wedding., 2) The inspiration boards featuring navy convinced me that navy could and SHOULD be my neutral around which to plan my New England wedding, and 3) It is so bright and airy feeling! I also like the new tab layout.

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  74. Taryn

    I love Snippet & Ink even though my own wedding was 28 years ago. My favorite (1) real wedding was your own – Our San Francisco Winter Wedding. You got me with the fabulous letterpress invites. My favorite (2) inspiration board is Red and Neutral. I saved that one to use as…inspiration…as I love to make neutral quilts with a pop of color and that board came along after a fab red and white quilt show that took place in NYC. Your wedding and that board speak to my infatuation with red. So, now, the new site…(3) I like the easy links at the top of the page (although the link to Inspiration Boards didn’t work for me today). Your website is so beautiful I like to pop by for a “snippet” of loveliness and inspiration. The inspiration boards are my all-time favorite feature. I have to through my hat into your wonderful giveaway because my oldest son will be popping the question to his girlfriend this very weekend! I cannot believe how fast my live has moved from my own wedding to mother of the groom but I hope to savor every moment of this exciting time.

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  75. Ashleigh

    1) My favorite real wedding – Courtney and Blair from February 2011; 2) favorite inspiration board – #139 purple rain; and, 3) favorite feature – the categorization tabs at the top definitely help to navigate through the site easily.

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  76. Stacy

    Hi!

    My entire wedding is based on the Rustic Summer Rehearsal Dinner real wedding from Snippet & Ink. I love it! My favorite inspiration board is clearly #567 (Late Summer Sunlight), which has great features to compliment the ideas from the real wedding post. My favorite part of the new website is clearly the easy way to pin photos to pintrest – helps those of use who are easily inspired but horribly disorganized keep track of our epiphanies.

    Thanks for everything!

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  77. Vicki

    As I’m doing my own wedding planning being able to see others “real weddings” and inspiration boards is HUGE! I love that I can see other people’s actual weddings and read a bit about how they put it together. Also being able to read a bit of what others did to make their wedding day happen is very very helpful. I’m convinced that every wedding I’ve seen from Australia has the feeling that my fiance and I are hoping for. I love the DIY section that I’m spending WAY too much time in.
    I can’t pick a favorite board, because I’m personally picking a bit from each board I’ve seen to keep my own Pinterest wedding planning going.
    Wonderful site – filled with helpful thoughts and ideas – the new galleries are wonderful – there can never been enough photos!!

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  78. Allie

    OH! Hands down my favorite real wedding was the SF one in the Swedenborgian Church. The church itself, the palette the bride chose, and the inclusion of choir boys made me realize how badly, when my day comes, I want to choose a traditional wedding in a meaningful, special, cozy church.

    As for inspiration boards, I swooned when you dug out of the archives and re-posted a series of your favorite fall wedding inspiration boards. Fall is one of my favorite times of year (my birthday), and the rich, warm tones resonate with me.

    Lastly, the new search ROCKS! It’s very effective and helps me track down both old favorites I forget to pin, and discover new favorites with a simple key word. I’m also loving the regional breakdown in the footer. WAY TO GO S & I!!!!! — thanks!

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  79. Valerie

    Goodness – so many wonderful choices. Let’s see. My favorite real wedding was Emily and Matt at Cape Cod. I think there is something so personal, so charming about the decor, the food, and the simplicity of it all. My top inspo board is definitely #560, Summer Stripes. Bold red makes a striking contrast to the soft tones of taupe and tan, and I adore the graphics of the lobster and the map invitation. Finally, I love the new logo and fonts up top. They’re bright, easy to read, and still convey a sense of style!

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  80. Kristin

    Favorite board is #537– Gold and Moody Blue. Such a striking and unique combination of colors and textures! Favorite real wedding is Janet & Joel’s regency style wedding in Alexandria, VA… right down the road from where I live and just what I wanted from our wedding too: small, intimate, classic, charming. They did such a nice job! And I love the DIY section on the new site; so helpful and easy to find.

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  81. Marita

    1) Romantic Lake Champlain Wedding – love the stark simplicity of the wedding and the baby’s breath bouquets! 2) Board 233, Burgundy and Blue, very dramatic and a good possibility for a fall wedding 3) I like the clean look of the new layout!

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  82. kelsey ross

    It’s hard to choose my favorite wedding! So much gorgeousness! If i had to choose (which I suppose I do :) ) it’s have to be Michelle and Ryan’s Rainy day wedding in Santa Barbara. That barn is AMAZING, and the photos are so dreamy. 2) My favorite inspiration board from the archives is board #556 Pretty in Peach- I actually used this as inspiration for two showers that I threw this summer- a baby shower and a bridal shower. The little flags were a hit!
    and 3) My favorite feature on the new site are the galleries; you’ve made it so easy to find great inspiration!

    Thanks Ladies!
    xo
    Kelsey
    my email is kelseygrove@gmail.com

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  83. Emily

    Fingers Crossed!
    I love this real wedding, because it really inspired me to take something simple and approachable (in this case a vine) and make it into a “theme’”: http://www.snippetandink.com/classic-philadelphia-garden-wedding/

    I love this inspiration board because it makes me happy every time I see it, as we are planning a Great Gatsby vibe (not quite a theme!) http://www.snippetandink.com/category/inspiration-boards/page/7/

    My favorite aspect of the new site are the background color and the new logo, and the regional breakdowns.

    Thanks!

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  84. anna

    holy WOW to this giveaway!!
    1) I have the wedding with the vintage arrow bouquets bookmarked {Real Wedding: Shelly & Steven}
    2) my favorite boards have been #565 Seeing Stars, and your Nude and Gray board.
    3) I am loving how easy the new site is to navigate!!

    anna
    donelleohio{at}gmail{dot}com

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  85. Meghan

    Wow. Absolutely incredible!

    1. My favorite has to go to the Meika & Joe | Shabby Chic Creekside Wedding. So gorgeous and inspiration for my own wedding that I’m planning!
    2. Favorite mood board: #565. So incredibly romantic!
    3. Favorite feature on the new site: The nav bar! As a designer myself, I appreciate a nice clean design!

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  86. Kelly

    1. My favorite real wedding is Jenni & Kevin’s Rustic Wedding at Blackberry Farm. Gorgeous!!!
    2. My favorite inspiration board is Blue gingham and honey – we’re actually using blue and white gingham and gold accents at my wedding!
    3. My favorite thing about the new site is the regional aspect – my area is very different than Cali and it’s nice to see more ideas and looks that are more doable here!

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  87. Lauren

    My favorite real wedding: Katie & Joey | DIY California Ranch Wedding
    My favorite inspiration board: #567 Late Summer Sunlight
    My favorite new feature: I love the new galleries!!

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  88. Susan

    1) Favorite real wedding: Jenni & Kevin | Rustic Wedding at Blackberry Farm. I just love the easygoing feel of this wedding and yet the scenery and details are so beautiful. The bride’s veil is AWESOME and I love that they served carrot cake!
    2) Favorite inspiration board and inspiration for my own wedding: Board #348 | Ink & Peony. Especially the top center picture… how enchanting!
    3) My favorite thing about the new site is how you maintained so much of the original feel. I was scared to see it change, but you didn’t lose anything in the process and now I love all the new features!

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  89. Angela

    My favorite wedding is Holly & Scott | Winter Elopement in Paris from February 2012 Although I am not planning an elopement I love how they did it in such grand style. My fiancé and I may go to Paris for our honeymoon and I would love to go attach a padlock to the Pont des Arts.

    My favorite inspiration board is Board #434 | Dinner Beneath the Trees
    Mood: intimate, rustic
    Palette: autumn green, bittersweet orange, tweed brown. I am planning a late September wedding and I adore the palette with the mix of textures. So gorgeous.

    I am new to this site so I do not know what’s new, but I am glad I found it. I love the regional categories and the DIY section and the overall layout is beautiful and easy to navigate.

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  90. Rebecca

    1) My favorite real wedding: http://www.snippetandink.com/school-themed-wedding-in-napa/ – Love their little details and overall theme. Plus, I’m biased because I’m getting married at the Carneros Inn ;)
    2)My favorite inspiration board: Board # 551 Crisp White & Green – http://www.snippetandink.com/sophisticated-budget-friendly-wedding-ideas/
    3)My favorite new feature: I love the header. The design of it is simple and clean and user friendly (easy to navigate)

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  91. Justine Kang

    1) Real Wedding: Lauren & Grant, Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath 2) Inspiration Board #513 – Southern Hospitality 3) Favorite Feature: The “Top” button on the right hand side of the page for quick scrolling when I’m spending hours on the website scrolling through each page.

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  92. Jillian Stonecipher

    1) Bethany & Ryan, A Love Story, March 22, 2012
    2) Board 426, Pink and Fig, Sept. 10, 2009
    3) The improved search feature

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  93. Louise

    1) Love this whole concept! And the variety in photographers’ work.
    2) Can’t find it, but believe it was a gray french blue with champagne/soft peach colors
    3) Logo and font, background color (would love the peach/pink of the block titles to be just a tiny bit darker just because I have to squint a bit to see it)

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  94. Jessica

    I would be thrilled to win this awesome giveaway! It would greatly contribute to my wedding in May!

    1) my favorite Real Wedding: Christina and Simon, May 19, 2011
    2) my favorite Inspiration Board: Board #514 Peach Glass and Sea Foam, January 13, 2011
    3) my favorite New Feature: The new header makes it easier to navigate the site.

    I hope I win!

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  95. Haydee @ {how sweet life is}

    Wow! The new website is so beautiful…I don’t know where to start.. I love it all. Thanks for this generous giveaway opportunity. Here are my choices:
    (1) Real Wedding – Ana & Andre|Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Gardens – 09/19/12
    (2) Inspiration Board – Board #80|Gilded Pink
    (3) New Feature – Sunday Editions // I love the idea of using only one image to capture an event.

    *Hoping I win something fun. When I browsed through the prizes, I thought to myself ‘how could I pick from all these great items’, then I read that the winner gets ALL! Whoa! Now that’s one GRAND giveaway. Good luck to all of us.*

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  96. Sandy

    1. Tessa & Adam from Aug 2010. Loved that they worked with a small budget but made their wedding fun and personal and beautiful!
    2. Board 143 The french flea market!
    3. I love the overall clean look of the site. My favorite feature is the search option which really helps me with my own wedding planning.

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  97. Ashley S.

    Hi! Love, Love, Love everything in the prize pack, would love to win all of these wonderful goodies :) So my favorite Real Wedding 1) The Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Gardens , so pretty! 2) Really love all the color of Board #210 Pink Flamingo, love colorful weddings, ours is going to be colorful and I can’t wait! :) 3) I really like how easy it easy to navigate your site. A lot of other sites aren’t as user friendly, but I really like how everything is organized on your site.

    Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity :)

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  98. Maren

    This is such an amazing and generous giveaway!
    1) my favorite real wedding: Ariana & Jeff’s Classic Wedding at Beaulieu Garden, 6.7.12
    2) my favorite inspiration board: Pretty in Peach, 4.5.12
    3) my favorite new feature: the new fonts! and also how easy everything is to navigate

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  99. Bethany

    I’ve been in love with Snippet & Ink since I started planning my wedding after getting engaged in May. It has provided me with so many wonderful ideas.
    1) My favorite Real Wedding is the Lake Champlain with Baby’s Breath wedding posted recently. 2) My favorite board is Board #385 Peach & Navy. 3) My favorite site feature is how easy it is to link to the vendors that worked on the weddings presented. Thanks!

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  100. Whitney

    Hi! Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway!
    {1} Kate & Jesse Vintage Garden Wedding in Ojai
    {2} Board #555 Diner and Dancing [Budget Friendly #27]
    {3} The delicate font & easy-to-use search function
    Love this site! Keep up all the amazing-beautiful-inspiring hard work!

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  101. Meggan

    1) Real Wedding: Alison & Duncan – I am going to be a December bride too!
    2) Board #562: French Magnolia
    3) They way the post images fade in as you scroll down

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  102. Jeanne

    My favorite real wedding is Asa & Alex – Rustic Picnic Wedding in California. My favorite inspiration board is #221 – Northern California Beach Wedding. And I love the Sunday Edition feature. The new site looks amazing!

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  103. Helen

    1) My favorite real wedding is Meika and Joe’s shabby chic creekside wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/creekside-wedding-winters-california/). It is so beautiful and easy looking.
    2) My favorite inspiration board is #161 – Life’s a Beach! (http://www.snippetandink.com/board-161-lifes-beach/) It is the kind of wedding I would love to have if having a beach wedding were actually affordable here in California!
    3) My favorite new feature on Snippet & Ink is being able to look at weddings by region on the bottom. I also love thew new cute fonts!

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  104. Whitney

    {p.s.} Forgot to say happy 5th birthday Snippet & Ink & many more!!

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  105. Erica

    1) I love Nora and Reed’s wedding…who would have ever thoughts to have a reception at a boxing gym?! And it turned out elegant, chic, and eclectic…you could also feel the energy through the photos, especially the one of Nora and Reed dancing.
    2) My favorite inspiration board is #434 Dinner Beneath the Trees. The warm tones and subtle oranges hues exude family and friends, and remind me of stomach-filling southern food and family gatherings.
    3) The best part of Snippet and Ink is the ability to look at weddings by region! Followed by being able to look at weddings by year and date for seasonal inspiration.

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  106. Allison

    1. My favorite real wedding is Georgia and Nate’s from Nov 5 2008 in Santa Barbara. I loved the colors but mostly the last picture of their cake with the fig. I have been obsessed with the idea of figs at my own wedding ever since and 4 years later their wedding is still on my mind. It made a real impression.

    2. My favorite inspiration board is absolute #439 Mercury Glass and Whimsy. Halloween is my favorite holiday and if I were ever brave enough to have an October wedding it would look just like this. I LOVE the black dots from oh joy and the silver jack-o-lanterns by Carolyne Roehm!! Whenever someone tells me they are going to have an October wedding I immediately bring up this board.

    3. My favorite new feature for the blog is the improved search function. Usually I spend at least 10 minutes tracking down the Mercury and Glass board to show someone but I found it so quickly today! yayy!

    4 allisonjm23@yahoo.com

    Love the new look, love my daily emails, LOVE every Sunday Edition! Happy 5 years!! wooohooo!!

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  107. Brittany

    Awesome giveaway!
    1) I love Shelly & Steven’s wedding. It looks so fun, cheery, and DIY.
    2) Favorite inspiration board is grapefruit and grey. I’m hoping to do something close to these colors.
    3) The site is much easier to navigate. Well done!
    I’m so inspired by everything I see on the site. It’s giving me great ideas for my big day in 9 months!!

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  108. Rhian

    1) This is one of my favorite real weddings because I love the rustic feel and the beautiful barn but also because you featured a marriage between two men and I really appreciate that: http://www.snippetandink.com/rustic-maryland-farm-wedding/
    2) Living in Arizona, one of my favorite inspiration boards is the Wild, Retro West Board (http://www.snippetandink.com/board-400-wild-retro-west/)
    3) I like both the new header which makes it easier to navigate the site as well as Snippet&Ink by region! I appreciate too the descriptive names you give the real weddings!

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  109. rocio

    1. favorite wedding was Regina and Zaheen’s gorgeous destination wedding in Zacatecas, Mexico part one and part two.
    2.. favorite boards are the farm or country inspiration.
    3. the new site is very sweet, soft and inviting to look at. Great job I love it!
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  110. Bernadette

    Great Contest!! Alison and Eddie’s my fav!

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  111. Sarah

    1) favorite real wedding:http://www.snippetandink.com/preppy-lakeside-wedding/ because I loved the mismatched china and julep cups and milk glass on the tables and the crisp lakeside feel to the whole event
    2) favorite inspiration board: http://www.snippetandink.com/sophisticated-navy-yellow-wedding/ because navy and yellow will be my colors!
    3) favorite new feature: I love the headers! I love being able to just go look at love shoots right now since I’m not engaged yet!

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  112. CHLOE SWEET

    1st Favorite:
    http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-megan-mihir-part-1/
    2nd favorite:
    http://www.snippetandink.com/paul-newman-joanne-woodward/
    Inspiration board 1!!!
    http://www.snippetandink.com/board-356-budget-friendly-19-fiesta/ Board 19

    3….favorite new feature the search key EASY! I love being able to look at weddings I say more then a year ago and there they are!!! So amazing. This site is the reason I became excited to plan my wedding/get engaged. It proves you can really make the speical day your own.
    Thank you!
    Chloe’
    chloeksweet@gmail.com

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  113. Meghan

    #1 Lauren & Grant | Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath
    #2 Board #566 | Farm to Table
    # 3 LOVE that you can look at posts by region :)

    Awesome giveaway! lawson.meghan@gmail.com

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  114. Ariana E.

    This is such a great giveaway with tons of amazing things!
    1) Real Wedding: Laura & Michael. It’s so fun and colorful!
    2) Board #547 Pale Paris Morning. It’s such a romantic and dreamy board!
    3) I love being able to look around the site by region. So helpful!

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  115. Katharine

    Oh my!! First, congratulations! Second, wow–what a giveaway!
    1. My favorite real wedding will always be Bethany and Ryan, which I’ve reread several times when everything gets too stressful… helps you remember the essentials.
    2. Although it’s hard to choose, I think my favorite inspiration board is Rough Winds and Darling Buds–I’m getting married in the Netherlands in the spring, so I love seeing how beautiful the gray skies look.
    3. And I just love all the fantastic fonts in the new design.

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  116. Nicole D.

    Love this giveaway! You all are amazing :)
    1) Lauren & Grant | Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath – I am doing baby’s breath florals too and I loved seeing a wedding with some of my same ideas come to life! (Plus, I have family from Lake Champlain!)
    2) Board #520 | Love in the Outdoors – Just gorgeous and organic.
    3) I love the logo. It’s amazing to see how much the site has changed! I’ve been reading since the first inspiration board went up!

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  117. Molly

    My favorite real wedding was hands down yours!! I loved everything about it and definitely used it as inspiration for my wedding!

    I love board # 482 – Magnolia and Graphite – simple, classic, and timeless!

    I’m glad you added the ‘DIY” feature because it is much easier to find those projects now.

    Congrats on the new site! I love it!
    Molly
    mlblackley@gmail.com

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  118. Brittni

    1) Real wedding- California ranch DIY http://www.snippetandink.com/budget-friendly-southern-california-ranch-wedding/
    2) I love inspiration board #444 Sparkle and Bubbly – love the gold!
    3) the new headers are great and help you easily get to exactly where you want to go on the site

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  119. Ann

    1) your wedding, of course!
    2) love the romantic early spring board
    3) love that there is a new “sunday editions” tab
    fun!!

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  120. Andrea

    1. Alicia & Brett – Quirlly Desert Wedding in Utah…striped bridesmaid dresses, simple, and planned in 6 weeks!

    2. Board #490 Poppy & Mint…One of my favorite color combos!

    3. The fonts and DIY tab!

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  121. Beth

    Two of my favorite things are wood and and outdoor ceremonies. That being said, my favorite real wedding was Jillian and Rick from January 12, 2011. What a beautiful setting, and the details were simple and beautiful.

    My favorite inspiration board is #464 Black Slate and Spring. I am obsessed with using slate for table numbers, seating charts and just love that look. And spring is a fantastic season for weddings!

    The new site is very easy to navigate and chock full of amazing wedding inspiration. My favorite part of Snippet and Ink is the Sunday Editions. Love the photos that pop up on my Sunday mornings.

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  122. Diana Chang

    Happy birthday!!
    Ana & Andre had my favorite real weeding. The contrast of the venue ceremony area during the day and at night was drastic and provided a dual beauty. It was almost as if the wedding took place at two different venues! Being by the water, the dock, gates, and stairs all created an elegant yet vintage look to the wedding. LOVE!
    My favorite inspiration board is a tie or a mix between #539 and #549. #539 carries an edge that softens #549 but #549 brings an elegance and simple cleanliness to the wedding. I can’t get over the grand hall in #549 either. It was photographed so beautifully in the perfect lighting.
    My favorite feature is being able to search by region. It adds a different perspective to wedding planning.

    Thanks!
    Diana

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  123. Jeni Schneemann

    Favorite real wedding- Rachel and David; Pastel Country Club Wedding… These two GET it. Not only was their wedding absolutely beautiful, it was full to the hilt of personality, tradition, and an abundance of consideration for their loved ones in attendance and from the past. With just the amount of love captured on film, I can only imagine the overwhelming ambiance of the day.
    Most inspirational inspiration board: Pale Paris Morning… i sigh audibly and begin daydreaming as soon as I see it…- every. single. time. It makes me want to do things like saunter and twirl (oh, and get married…)
    Favorite new feature: Not a new one at all- its still the DIY section… Talk about inspirational… With a little pink depression glass and a champion cupcake recipe I think I could rule the world…

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  124. Claudia

    Love this please pick me I’m your biggest fan! :)

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  125. Liz

    I never apply for giveaways but this was too insanely good. I think I’d jump up and down if I got any single one of these prizes.

    http://www.snippetandink.com/fort-mason-center-wedding/ – this is my favorite real wedding. The lite brite board is just insane.

    I thought finding my favorite inspiration board would be so easy by just heading to pinterest, but then I hadn’t realized how many I had pinned! I chose Board #545 Romantic Early Spring since that’s become the color scheme for my January wedding!

    I started to look around the new site to come up with my favorite feature since I normally read through RSS so I can have Snippet and Ink with me on my phone and can read posts right away – except as soon as I clicked on galleries, I started finding so many pin-worthy things to the point I almost forgot what I started looking for!

    I still can’t get over all the great goodies, happy birthday!

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  126. Stacy

    Beautiful site. I’ve stalked S&I for quite some time now. I love the improved search function – it makes looking for archived things much easier. When it comes to real weddings, I <3 Aubrey & Heath's rustic wedding. John (my beau) and I found a place in western MD that has the same lodge/mountain feel — bringing us back to CO, where we met and got engaged. Board #536 has to be one of my many favorites; the colors are spot on, and I even get the soft blue touches I want as seen in the bride's hat's veil. Warm and inviting, that's how I want our day to feel. Thanks for being such an inspiration. John and I can't wait for our big day, Sep 29, 2013 — for the perfect Maryland fall wedding.

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  127. hilary

    1. Meghan & Mason in Marin County,
    2. Board #490 Poppy & Mint
    3. I love the Sunday Editions feature!

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  128. Cynthia G.

    Hey Kathryn-

    1) I love Bethany & Ryan Smith wedding. It had elegance, simplicity, not to mention a heart-breaking story that took your breath away with how much love was involved. It kept my life and plans for my wedding in perspective. Such a powerful real wedding.

    2) Board #338 Ribbons and pearls. It is a great blush, cream, and powdered sugar neutral palette that has become the inspiration for my wedding plans + a hint of sapphire. December wedding after all :-)

    3) My favorite new feature, besides the cleanliness of it all, and it’s a small detail, is the way the heading links change from black font to pink script. It’s such a tiny detail but it makes it that much more personalized. No detail was left unturned.

    Love this blog!

    Cynthia

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  129. Sara M.

    1) Kate & Jesse | Vintage Garden Wedding in Ojai: I drew a lot of inspiration from their’s
    2) Board #556 | Pretty in Peach (Budget Friendly #28) Peach/blush pink and gray are my colors and loved this board
    3) Love how organized it is! Makes browsing easy…especially love the new galleries and Kathtyn Loves sections!

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  130. Ashleigh

    BRAVO on the newly revamped site. Very nicely done.

    My favorite wedding is most definitely Sofia and Ben’s boathouse wedding. All aspects including the bridesmaid dresses, venue, and the vinage postcard guestbook were all so unique!
    http://www.snippetandink.com/prospect-park-boathouse-wedding/

    My favorite inspiration board is by far the green garden elegance board. I have always dreamed of getting married in a secret garden fantasyland and this board provides such classy and elegant ideas.
    http://www.snippetandink.com/board-223-green-garden-elegance/

    My favorite new feature to the blog is by far the search engine. I can search by any detail-minor or major-and always seem to find a match. This really aids in giving the ideas and dreams within my own mind some sort of direction.

    Thank you for being such an inspiration to me and all of the brides to be.

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  131. Kim

    The new site is fantastic. Looking back through the archives, I’ve picked some current favorites, but these seem to change every few weeks as amazing new features are posted.

    My favorite wedding is Nora & Reed’s Red & Blue Wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/vintage-gymnasium-wedding/). The venue is just so special. The day it was posted I immediately called my partner in to check it out.
    My favorite inspiration board is board #557, blackberry & quince (http://www.snippetandink.com/blackberry-garden-wedding/). I just love the mixture of bold colors.

    My favorite part of the new site is the galleries. It’s just so easy to spend hours looking through all the inspiration boards with fresh eyes or sifting through beautiful weddings, and it gives new life to weekend viewing of Snippet & Ink.

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  132. Jenn

    1. My favorite real wedding is Nicole & Lawrence: Classic Garden Wedding in Cape Cod. Its simple elegance is all that I can only hope for my wedding in May.

    2. My favorite wedding inspiration board is Board #565: Seeing Stars. I only wish I could redo my wedding for this theme. Its so classic yet inspiring.

    3. My favorite new feature is organization with links at the top of the home screen. Everything is so much easier to find with just a click.

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  133. Kate

    Congratulations on the new design! I love it.
    My favorite wedding is Kelly & David’s Barbecue Wedding. I love every little DIY detail and the fun and intimate nature their wedding exudes. http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-kelly-david/

    Although it is not the style we are going for our wedding, I love the Ink and Peony Inspiration Board. Such romantic and elegant touches. http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-pink-and-indigo-wedding/

    My favorite new feature is first and foremost the lovely banner, but I find that the features tool bar at the top was really helpful to navigating to my favorites.

    Thank you for the beautiful inspiration as we plan our upcoming wedding!

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  134. Melisa

    I adore your site! My fav Real Wedding is Ana & Andre | Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Gardens…that staircase breaks my heart! My dream inspiration board is Board #566 | Farm to Table…and my favorite part of the new site design is your new logo! I am Obsessed with the font!

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  135. Geraldine

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you!!

    My favorites are…
    1. Sam & Alicia in San Francisco, photographed by Nirav Patel
    2. Board #245: Hot Pink & Gold
    3. I really like that there is a “Real Weddings” link and a “Faux Weddings” link. It can get confusing to tell them apart!

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  136. Lyddiebug

    Love this contest! I like:
    1) Karen and Dogan’s wedding ( http://www.snippetandink.com/hamptons-garden-wedding/ )
    2) The recent “French Magnolia” inspiration board.
    3) I like the overall redesign of the site’s “look” and I have found the “top” button to be quite useful!

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  137. Lauren

    1) I absolutely love Kelly and Thomas’ Great Gatsby inspired wedding. Stunning!
    2) My favorite inspiration board is #277 Garden party, budget friendly
    3) I love being able to search by region!

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  138. Andrea

    Lovely giveaway, so many beautiful things! I’ve been a long-time reader (since August 2009)

    1. Real Wedding: Martine & Fred
    (http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-martine-fred/) Here, becausethis wedding is quirky and chaming and beautiful. I love the colours it inspired me to have beautiful umbrellas (from bella umbrella), and with good planning we could have a beautiful diy wedding. Which we did in February of this year.

    2. Inspiration Board # 547 Pale Paris Morning (http://www.snippetandink.com/pastel-paris-brunch-wedding/)
    This board is what i based my wedding off of, the soft hues of peach and mild grays. I love anything french and delicate, including lace. So perfect!

    3. Congratulations on the new design! The beautiful new fonts are my favorite, and close second is the easy access galleries and link to the archives.

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  139. Alexandra

    My favorite real wedding is Arianna + Jeff’s Classic Wedding at Beaulier Garden. The bride was stunning and her style was feminine, understated, and truly elegant. My favorite board is Board #505 Deeply, Darkly, Blue because it beautifully demonstrates how to use color and texture in a timeless way. My favorite new feature is the DIY section – it’s a great resource for ideas in all areas of your life with great suggestions. XOX

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  140. Jessa Garrow

    1. One of my favorite Real Wedding’s is the Blackberry Farm backyard wedding http://www.snippetandink.com/blackberry-farm-wedding/ I love the simplicity and beauty of the wedding, plus I think the photographer is ahhhhhmazing.

    2. The inspiration board that catches my eye is #541 Coral and Storm as it is giving me ideas for my own wedding and color scheme :).

    3. My favorite feature of the new site is the browsing ease and old favorites continue to be the Sunday Shoots and Love Shoots because I love seeing people in love.

    Jessa, Denver CO

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  141. Nicole

    One of my favorite “real” weddings was from September 2011 Andra & Christopher. My favorite board has to be #463 – Robin’s Egg Blue.

    Thank you for this opportunity! I am having my own real wedding in 5 days!!

    Cheers,

    Nicole (nicoleingridy@gmail.com)

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  142. Nicole

    Sorry, I forgot to add that my favorite feature on the new site are the other parties! I love to look for the little details!

    One of my favorite “real” weddings was from September 2011 Andra & Christopher. My favorite board has to be #463 – Robin’s Egg Blue.
    Thank you for this opportunity! I am having my own real wedding in 5 days!!
    Cheers,
    Nicole (nicoleingridy@gmail.com)

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  143. MOLLY

    Real Wedding: Alessandra & Mark: Elopement at City Hall. I had moved to San Francisco a few days before. Looking at Snippet & Ink was my first moment to myself and the first thing I discovered were these beautiful pictures of City Hall coupled with this lovely story and joyful event in my new town.
    Inspiration Board: Board #565 Seeing Stars. This board appeared shortly after my daughter became engaged :) It was the first time I began to really picture details of her special day. I loved the thematic visuals. And I discovered wedding sparklers!
    The new site is fantastic. I love the new, and even easier, interface. The By Regional is a wonderful resource – for vendors as well as ideas. (But, Sunday Editions is still my favorite. Better than the Sunday Style Section of the NYTimes)

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  144. Jenny b Nelson

    Hello snippet & ink, I absolutely love the new & improved website. I am getting married next July so your website have become an inspiration!
    1. Lauren & Grant’s Lake Champlain wedding – I want baby’s breath wreaths too!
    2. Board #237 feminine rustic
    3. I love the layout of the new website. So clean and conscise. Makes its easy to search for an inspiration!
    Thank you! Luv jenny

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  145. Shayna

    Wedding: Alder Manor! So right out of a Bronte novel…
    Board: 329 – black and white barn…if I had it to do over, I would do this!
    New Feature – the ‘clicked-on’ font change!

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  146. Celia

    This giveaway is just to die for! I love Cate & Michael’s Virginia wedding–it was so earnest, honest, simple and heartfelt. I can only hope my own wedding gives off even just a snippet of their vibe. Board #414 (Kraft paper and twine) is so perfect–I can’t get enough of Kraft paper! And I like the links at the bottom that break down the site by region. So fun to see the different (and in many cases, similar) tastes people have all over the country!

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  147. Emily

    We’re using a lot of Baby’s Breath at our wedding, so I’ve enjoyed looking at Lauren and Grant’s Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath for inspiration.
    I love Board #377 In the Garden. We’re getting married outside and I love the natural textures and hues.
    The new site makes it so easy to search through everything!

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  148. Sharon

    So incredibly hard to choose a favorite, but here goes. I’m already married, but like this site for party ideas. I LOVE to throw parties and I’m even thinking some of these ideas would be great for upcoming anniversary parties and for my own vow renewal ceremony.

    1. Because purple is such a fabulous color – Board #112 | Natalie’s Hudson River Wedding
    2. Because I love Italy – Sarah & Chris | Destination Wedding in Tuscany
    3. For the party ideas – Farm to Table Engagement Dinner

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  149. Vanessa

    Hi Snippet & Ink,
    You’re my favourite site and visit daily!
    -My favourite real wedding is Tracy & Jakes
    http://www.snippetandink.com/budget-friendly-san-francisco-wedding/
    -Favourite Inspiration Board is #515 Sidewalk at Sunset
    http://www.snippetandink.com/pink-and-gray-urban-wedding/
    -My favourite new feature: The archives tab/drop down calendar feature.

    Beautiful site and fantastic Giveaway!

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  150. Kelly D

    Ooooh! My favorite of all real wedding is so hard to choose from — YOUR own wedding was a Christmas dream and your ceremony script post helped us SO much in writing our own ceremony this past July (my favorite detail? the boys’ choir singing when you left the church!!!!). I also love Natalie and Matthew (http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-natalie-matthew/) because her dress is my all-time favorite one ever. My favorite inspiration board was #363, Kitschy Key West, for its sunset hues and state-appropriate details (oh, how I love FL!). And my favorite feature from your new design (PS I LOVE the look so!!!) is how easy it is to navigate now. I always forget where I’ve bookmarked favorite weddings, shoots, or a random link from your Friday posts… and now it’s so user-friendly and easy to find everything!!!!! Congratulations on the new launch!

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  151. brittney

    1) You featured my friend Lexie’s wedding, so I’m biased, but I love that one. Also my friend Andrew. Both favorites.
    2) The Wizard of Oz board seems like a cop out, but a classic. And I also loved your budget boards.
    3) Maybe this isn’t a “feature” but I like the “our wedding story” graphic. the wreath is really beautiful.

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  152. Angela DQ

    1. Favorite real wedding is Dottie & Jordan (posted Aug. 2010). Gorgeous everything and a pug in a tutu- lovely.
    2. Board #89- Morrocan; love the bold orange and fuschia- so fun and poppy.
    3. Regional Search is super! Shout out to my favorite feature- Sunday Editions!

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  153. Ashley K

    First off, what an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G GIVEAWAY! The winner will be so lucky!

    1. Lauren & Grant’s Lake Champlain wedding

    2. I love inspiration board: http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-spring-wedding/

    3. Congrats on the new design! I love the tabs!

    Thank you so much for the fab website! Love love love!

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  154. LaShanda

    Congrats on the new look! Amazing! I have been enjoying your site for a while now. It has been a wonderful resource as I have embarked on wedding planning. I love to read about real weddings and get inspiration and advice from brides who have been through the process. I really enjoyed reading the piece about Lizette and Ernesto, especially her advice about the wedding day being for “both of you.” I was surprised to read that Ernesto planned the entire wedding. He sounds so much like my fiance, who is really involved in the process. I love having him there for every vendor appointment, etc. The inspiration boards have also helped me with planning my wedding colors. I love Board #378 and have settled on grey, white and yellow for our colors. I love the new feature of being able to see weddings by region. Thanks for everything that you do to help us brides (and grooms) plan our special day! Congrats again on the new look!

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  155. Michelle

    Congratulations on the new site! I absolutely love the new layout and the Kathryn Loves section is awesome. There have been so many beautiful weddings over the years, but I have to say that one of my favorites is Brieanna & Florent’s beautiful mountainside wedding and one of my favorite inspiration board is Board #306 French Country Chic

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  156. Soyoung

    Congratulations on the redesign! The site is absolutely beautiful. I really love all of the different fonts used, and one of my favorite things is actually the little calendar that pops up when you mouse over “Archives!” I’m loving the warm winter neutrals of Jennifer and Scott’s Park City wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/intimate-park-city-winter-wedding/) and the bright red in your Playful Poppy inspiration board (#294: http://www.snippetandink.com/board-294-playful-poppy/).

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  157. Savannah

    #285 is hands down my favorite inspiration board. I love the idea of starting the day off right with warm drinks and a husband! And Sarah and Chris’ wedding at the Roman Baths draws me back over and over, the way I feel when I see those photos is how I want to feel about my wedding.

    I definitely love the organization better now- I went straight for the Kathryn loves section!

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  158. Meredith Perdue

    What an incredible giveaway! And I love the task of choosing a favorite wedding and inspiration board. Although choosing a favorite wedding wasn’t an easy task, one of my very favorites (and the first one that popped into my head!) was Brenda & Scott’s wedding at the Inn at Perry Cabin. As for my favorite inspiration board, #530 (Chambray & White) was the first to come to mind! While writing my comment, I noticed the new ‘by region’ organization, which is brilliant – a definite new favorite feature!

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  159. Emily

    My favorite real wedding is Helen and Ross in Italy – the view is so amazing! My favorite inspiration board is #497, and I am drawing from it for my own modern black and white wedding. The best new feature is the ability to browse the galleries.

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  160. Nikki

    This is such a wonderful giveaway and contest. I have to say I loved going through all my favorite bookmarks to find the ones I loved the most.

    I would have to say y favorites are:
    1. Katie and Jay: http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-katie-jay/
    2: #469 Nest and Petal: http://www.snippetandink.com/white-barn-wedding

    I love how the new site has everything nice and organized. The searching is easier and the top makes looking for my favorite things even easier.

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  161. Gabi

    1.lauren and grants lake chapman wedding
    2. #556 pretty in peach
    3. I like that you can search by region

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  162. Erica Siver

    I love Laurel & Scott’s wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The addition of fruit into the arrangements is so cool! I love Board #566 Farm to Table. The darker colors add a bit more sophistication to a farm wedding. And I love that you can search by region its so helpful to avoiding looking at vendors outside of your region and falling in love when they are too far away!

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  163. Cara

    Favorite wedding was Nora and Reed’s in Minneapolis. Favorite board so far is #565, the star themed one. The best new feature is that you have a section entirely for inspiration boards. Perfect!

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  164. Suzy

    1) Mt favorite real wedding feature would be Alessandra & Mark | Military Elopement at City Hall. I love the story and I think they pulled it off well!
    2) My favorite board is probably Board #565 | Seeing Stars – I like the simpleness of it while still being elegantly romantic, and
    3) I like that it’s clear which entries are “Real” weddings and which are “Faux.” .

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  165. Joy

    1. Although there are about 100 real weddings that I absolutely adore on this site, the wedding that has topped my list recently is Ana & Andr’s Miami Wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/gallery/miami-wedding-at-vizcaya-gardens/), I love the fact that the bride wore her great grandmother’s veil, and it made me wistful for my own grandmother’s veil.
    2. Board #549Peach, Rose & Gray is so classy and soft.. If I had done a winter wedding, these definitely would have been my colours!
    3. I love the fact that all the headers are so specific — if I’m looking for all the Sunday Editions, I don’t have to do any searching!

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  166. kelli

    favorite real wedding: lanie and mat’s winter wedding. absolutely breathtaking!
    favorite inspiration board: confetti and cake. inspiration that can be used in a lot of different ways. i’ve remembered them because i can use them for my kid’s parties.
    new feature: the layout is great. very easy to navigate and find exactly what you want to get to.

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  167. Bonnie

    Okay – FIRST, I’m thinking how ON EARTH am I going to pick just one favorite real wedding, and one favorite inspiration board?! I have been checking your site daily for literally a year! (We got engaged a year ago TODAY exactly :) ) But, after perusing through to refresh my memory… i think i’ve narrowed it down.

    1) My favorite REAL wedding from the archives is Bethany & Ryan’s here http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-bethany-ryan/ Their story was so heartwarming and inspiring… a true depiction of what LOVE is and what marriage should be about!
    I also love the theme & decor for Katie & Joey’s wedding here http://www.snippetandink.com/budget-friendly-southern-california-ranch-wedding/

    2) My favorite Inspiration Board is Blackberries & Lemonade (I just went through all the way back to the 2010 to find a true fave :)) http://www.snippetandink.com/board-494-blackberries-lemonade/
    I also really loved Spring Lemons here http://www.snippetandink.com/purple-yellow-spring-wedding/

    3) My favorite feature on your new fabulous site is when you click the tabs up top for the categories of posts, the black classic font turns to a sweet whimsical cursive in pink! Such a great little tiny detail that adds SO MUCH!

    xo! Thank you for your ongoing inspiration! :)
    Bonnie

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  168. Bonnie

    I forgot to leave my e-mail address in the comment (it was in the box for e-mail address… but i’m not sure if that suffices?)

    bonnie.arvaline@gmail.com is my e-mail! crossing my fingers & praying :)

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  169. Christine

    1. Favorite real wedding: Chelsea and Scott from Feb 2011. So simple and so elegant!
    2. Board 313 Dinner at the vineyard – (if you can’t tell, I’m going with a wine thematic even if the wedding isn’t at a vineyard. We just love wine and it fits us!)
    3. Better navigation and search! Working full time, evening MBA classes and planning a wedding are stressful!!! Anything that helps me with planning gets a gold star in my book! Thanks for the improvements!

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  170. Heidi

    Love Kelly and David (http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-kelly-david/), Love peaches and green (http://www.snippetandink.com/peach-themed-wedding/) and love all of the buttons for me to click at the top when I don’t know yet what I’m searching for!

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  171. Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist

    I have loved your blog for years, and now that I’m engaged (and not just some single girl planning her imaginary wedding to Chris Pine) it’s a fabulous resource for me.
    1. Cafe Amelie wedding. I Pinned the heck out of that one.
    2. #515, Sidewalk at sunset. Sigh.
    3. I don’t know if this counts as a feature, but I really love the layout. You provide a ton of links at the top of the page without it being cluttered. Oh yeah– and the “by region” sorting rocks.

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  172. Greta

    My favorite real wedding ever is Lanie and Matt’s winter wedding in Colorado. I am getting married this winter, and the details of their wedding have really inspired me. I love the use of cotton throughout the decor.

    My favorite inspiration board is #265 birds and berries. We are having a bird cake topper and incorporating berries into the bouquets and boutonnieres.

    My favorite feature of your new site is the improved search function. I also like how you have regions sorted out at the bottom! Beautiful layout and new site!

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  173. adriana

    hi! long time closeted follower, but now that i’m engaged, i can finally i love it even more.
    1. too many to choose from ! Catie and Joe’s California Ranch. love the florals and simple chalkboards.
    2. again, too many to choose from!! #307, love barn wood.
    3. the distinction between real and faux weddings. keeps a girl grounded.

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  174. Tara Haney

    Blaire & David, Retro Chic Wedding At Home
    #547 Pale Paris Morning
    Love how easy it is to find everything

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  175. Molly

    1) It’s hard to pick just one, but I really loved Regina and Zaheen’s gorgeous destination wedding in Zacatecas, Mexico. 2) Again, I don’t really have just one favorite, but I really do like Board #158/Backyard Charm. 3) Being able to view weddings by region. Awesome new site design!

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  176. amy

    1) I love Laura & Simone’s Florence wedding shot by Ed Peers. The photos are to-die-for and her dress is so romantic!
    2) Board #250, Gingerbread & Lavender. I love winter ideas!
    3) I love the site design. It’s simple, easy to navigate, and classy. Thanks for being awesome!

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  177. Anna A.

    Amazing giveaway! 1. Love Meika and Joe’s Shabby Chic Creekside Wedding, 2.Board #400: Wild, Retro West, and 3. How easy it is to navigate with the categories at the top of the page!

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  178. Maya

    1. My favorite Snippet and Ink wedding of all time is Kelly and David’s from July 22, 2010. I really enjoyed how much of it was DIY.
    2. My favorite inspiration board is #2. It is the exact image of what I would like my wedding to be: bright and summery.
    3. I really like the “You May Also Like:” sections after each post. They lead me to even more inspiration!

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  179. Christina

    Looovve the new look!!
    1) swooning over real wedding feature Laura & Simone’s Florentine wedding
    2) inspiration board 539
    3) love the new layout, especially tabs at the top and regions at the bottom – navigation is a breeze

    Happy Birthday!!

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  180. Hallie Torrey

    I. I love Nora & Reed’s “Playful Red and Blue Wedding in Minneapolis.” That was the first wedding that made me realize I could do ANYTHING I WANTED for my own wedding. Plus, our venue is indoors, so I love the shots featuring the stunning rafters.
    II. Board #553, Marble and Olive Leaf
    III. My favorite new feature is the row of quick inks at the top. The new logo is lovely, too!

    I’m so excited for this giveaway! Good luck to all the other entrants… but not TOO much luck!!! :)

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  181. MJ

    Amazing giveaway – since my wedding’s in two weeks I would be passing it to my sister who’s been wanting to get married for ages but struggling with getting a budget together. Have to say I wasn’t sure about the new look at first, but it’s grown on me and it’s definitely a lot easier to navigate!

    1) Bethany & Ryan’s beautiful last minute wedding made me cry and laugh at the same time – they looked so happy and it reminded me why I’m getting married.
    2) Board #189 is definitely one of my (many) favourites – gold and brown are the same colours I’m using and it really helped me to figure out what I wanted to do in the smaller details (and wasn’t unachievable!)
    3) The increased number of categories! There’s so much content on the site and it’s wonderful to be able to browse what I want.

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  182. Stephanie

    Wedding: Janet & Joel’s from last year. They were a great inspiration for a daytime navy blue/brown look. They also showed that a small wedding doesn’t have to be boring. Plus, since my partner and I also met in England – I loved all those English touches!
    Mood Board: #565 Seeing stars – so gorgeous! I love how it looks both rustic and sophisticated at once. My favourite bit was that neat needlepoint, and how you could make something like that just as a decoration for your house, it doesn’t even need to be made wedding-y!
    Feature: Those links at the top, and how nicely they fit in as a new header.

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  183. Ven?anice

    Ok, all of those dresses are stunning! Great collection.

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  184. Brittany

    My favorites…
    Real Wedding: Cheerful Yellow Wedding at Atwood Ranch
    Inspiration Board: #556 Pretty in Peach
    Feature: Snippet & Ink by Region

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  185. Brittany

    My favorites…
    Real Wedding: Cheerful Yellow Wedding at Atwood Ranch
    Inspiration Board: #556 Pretty in Peach
    Feature: Snippet & Ink by Region

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  186. katie

    My favorite wedding is Winter Elopement in Paris from February 2012 feature Holly and Scott.. Using it as my winter wedding guide!
    My favorite inspiration board is Board #144 Paris Je T’aime, because who doesn’t love a truly classic, timeless elegant board
    My favorite new feature is definitely the header. Very easy to use, and so chic in a not too stuffy kind of way!

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  187. Victoria

    1) Shabby Chic Creekside Wedding– I want a creek in my backyard wedding, too!
    2) Felicidades! board
    3) Very clear layout and easy to navigate with new header, etc. Also really like the font on the title.

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  188. allison

    1, Oooh great giveaway! I’ve bookmarked and pinned oodles of weddings featured on your blog and inspiration boards! It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but for today, I’m going with armory and marc’s rehersal dinner in maine. I know it’s not a wedding, but all the cohesive details and playful accents has still made it a standout in my book!
    2. Hard to choose just one..I’ll go with golden autumn for today. #129. It’s gorgeous, and perfect for today. Plus, it features elizabeth dye’s dress, she did my dress for my wedding. :)
    3. I love how clean and approachable your new site is! LOVE the font on the logo and really like the small attention to detail with small things like the little “top” button in pink, at the bottom of each page, the transition from black font to pink girly font on links to instagram and twitter. Really lovely job!!!

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  189. Kaitlyn D

    Wonderful giveaway! Congrats on the new look, it’s a stunner! I have never won anything from the internet, and this would be a great treat!
    1. My favourite real wedding would have to be Nicole & Anthony’s city hall wedding – it’s classic, beautiful, and fun! It also warms my heart as it reminds me of our wedding/elopement; I bought my dress the day before as well!
    2. One of my favourite boards is #426: Pink and Fig. Love the rustic elegance and drama!
    3. AND my favourite thing about the new site is the easy, streamlined search-ability. Now we can browse through everything so easily, and in such a clean style, too!

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  190. Emma Ahrendsen

    My favorite real wedding from snippet and ink has always been Jane and Stuart’s wedding with the food trucks. It was simple and centered around family. I loved that the bride wore a short dress and I love the idea of food trucks. It leaves a little bit for everyone. I was also so touched by the story behind their wedding, with them originally getting married in Vegas. This wedding has been saved in my bookmarks since I first saw it and I continually go back to it whenever I am feeling like I need to be inspired!

    My favorite inspiration board is #444 sparkle and bubbly. This is another that I keep handy in my bookmarks. I was in a sorority and needed to make a wooden craft for my little, and this is the color palette I used to do that. Snippet and Ink was the only website I turned to to look for color inspiration. I even used confetti stars. It turned out beautifully!

    My favorite feature on the new site is the new search! When I was looking for the names of things to write in this entry, I realized that the new site had changed where things were located, and they didn’t show up. However, I was able to easily find them with the new search, and am excited to be able to easily search for things to come!

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  191. Kirsten

    Happy 5th Birthday, Snippet and Ink! I love your site because I never feel overwhelmed by your approach. You feature weddings that are clearly unique and which include lovely personal touches rather than just weddings that are expensive or over-the-top.

    So, for #1, my favorite wedding is Bethany and Ryan’s Wedding. I get teary every time I re-read it, and that happens quite a bit! I love their taste, the simple elegance of their day, the emphasis on family & friends, the local slow food, but most of all, I am deeply touched each time by the depth of love you can see shining so clearly from their faces. That’s what it’s all about–a good reminder for those like me who can get lost in the pretty details.

    #2, I love inspiration boards! Even though my plans are set, I could look at different ones all day and enjoy the way you pull colors and textures together. I suppose my favorite is #566, Farm to Table. That’s the sense we went with for our day, and the rich colors, simple outdoors setting, globe lights overhead, and patches of wildflowers are right up my alley!

    #3, congratulations on the new design–so clean and streamlined. The new header is awesome, making it super easy to find what I’m looking for. I am also really happy to see the regional search feature, too–although please don’t forget about us in the Midwest!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  192. Caitlin

    This is seriously AMAZING! I’ve been reading Snippet & Ink with my best friend for years. My wedding is September of next year! Imagining my wedding for so many years – I’m almost DONE with the planning.

    My favorite real wedding:
    http://www.snippetandink.com/rustic-elegant-winter-wedding/
    My wedding is a bit more low-key, which I love, but like most little girls, I had a pretty extravagant idea of what I wanted. I love this wedding. So elegant. So classy. I love the color pallette again. The taupe, white, chocolate, and spring green. Love it!

    My favorite inspiration board:
    http://www.snippetandink.com/farm-to-table-wedding-inspiration/
    I dream of having a farm to table restaurant. For many years, I worked at Snooze and we were so good about keeping everything local. I love the traditional long table style they often employ at these farm-to-table. I love the natural color pallette with the pops of deep rich blues, purples, and little black! Gorgeous!
    #2: http://www.snippetandink.com/board-373-romance-in-rockies/

    As for my favorite new feature…. that’s hard! I have been reading Snippet & Ink via my Google Reader for a long time – so I don’t often see the site! I can’t make a claim as to what the best new thing is. I’m not sure if it was this way before, but I love the detail of the bold capital font changing to cursive when selected! I need a tour of the new website!

    Notes:
    http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-lake-champlain-wedding/
    ^ This wedding is so close to everything I have to planned, even the venue, it’s beautiful!

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  193. Mandi

    I immediately began searching through my pins to find my favorites. It was a tough decision, but here are my answers!

    1) Real Wedding: Noa & Rob
    2) Board #398 | A Fun Fair Affair
    3)I like the way the links at the top are sorted and the overall clean look!

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  194. Kate

    My favorite “real wedding” is Sarah & Mike in the Apple Orchard. A bride in wellies is awesome indeed!
    My favorite inspiration board is #535 caramel & cream
    The categories at the top make everything easy to find (and so organized!!)

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  195. Charlotte

    I love Snippet & Ink! Started coming here every day while I was planning my wedding, and I’ve never stopped (even though my wedding was four months ago!)
    One of my favorite Real Weddings: Sarah $ Joshua’s Bay Area potluck wedding
    Inspiration board that rocks: #545 Romantic Early Spring
    And a fave new feature is the Instagram roll at the bottom!

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  196. Katie

    Well, this is fairly easy! I’ve been following your site for years, long before engagement and I’ll probably follow it after my wedding in 2.5 weeks. Inspirational real wedding? Sofia and Ben’s. Inspirational inspiration board? Caramel and cream. Favorite inspirational new feature? The header, for sure. Congratulations!

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  197. Anna

    My favorite inspiration board is #367 | Purple Hydrangea. I love how it just makes you feel like it’s Spring. Nora & Reed | Playful Red and Blue Wedding in Minneapolis was a great real wedding. I love the dress and the colors; so charming! The new site is great and I love the header and font though I think the galleries are the coolest new feature.

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  198. carmina

    1) Kate & Jesse 4/29/10 was so effortlessly beautiful. A lot of inspiration is coming from that wedding for my own wedding next year.
    2) Board #556.
    3) I love how you’ve made a category for Faux Weddings. A lot of times I’ll start reading a blog post on a site and see a wedding I absolutely love and realize that this dream wedding is just that and I can’t afford a single thing in the post. I know it’s all for inspiration but it’s nice to have the head’s up first haha.

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  199. Catherine B

    My favorite real wedding is :
    http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-bethany-ryan/
    Such a beautiful story.

    My favorite inspiration board is Board #28 | Beyond the Backyard as that’s what we’re going for.

    I love the new links at the top. Well done!

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  200. Andrea

    1) Erin and Dave’s Purple Garden Wedding. It reminds me of my own wedding and I just love the flowers.
    2) Board #158. I love backyard weddings
    3) I like all of the features at the bottom: Instagram, recent tweet and the weddings by region.

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  201. Tess

    What a fun giveaway! I’ve been following your site religiously for years… and have my favorite posts stored away in a special snippet & ink folder in gmail :) so, after browsing through my archived favorites, I’ve decided that my favorite posts have to be the ones that have given me the most inspiration for my upcoming wedding :)
    “Blair and Dave’s Retro Chic Wedding at Home” has to be my favorite Real Wedding feature, because after seeing their photos (and their amazing retro poolside engagement photos) I printed out the information. As soon as I got engaged, I booked Britt to be my photographer because I loved her photos of Blair & Dave so much! Not only did I fall in love with their photography, but I also just adored how they managed to make their wedding both chic and fancy but still casual and relaxed. It’s a fabulous real wedding.
    As for inspiration boards… The two most influential have to be #565 “Seeing Stars” and #537 “Gold & Moody Blue”… I was unsure of whether or not I could pull off an elegant and chic wedding on the 4th of July without running into cheesy red/white/blue territory, but these two inspiration boards have been giving me great guidance! I’m sticking to Navy and Gold, but I’m not afraid of stars!
    Lastly (but not least) your GORGEOUS redesign… I have to say that I love how organized everything is??? but my FAVORITE new feature is the “recent instagram” link to your profile. I’m an instagram-aholic, but I never knew there was a snippet& ink profile. Now I can follow you all day long on my iphone! Thanks for this fabulous contest! My fingers are crossed :)

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  202. Mary-Kay Lombino

    Great idea and amazing give-aways – you have some very nice sponsors!
    Here are my favorites:
    1 – Sarah and Chris Tuscan Wedding – I’m a sucker for Tuscay!
    2 – #119 Berry Bliss – totally original and all my favorite colors.
    3 – the redesign and the navigation – I could browse all day!
    Thanks!!

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  203. Tara

    Wow! This is epic! Thank you.

    My favorite inspiration board, because I love Lily of the Valley!

    http://www.snippetandink.com/classic-lily-of-the-valley-wedding/

    I love this wedding. I love the kraft and white calligraphy and the white and red/fuschia colors. Simply beautiful!

    http://www.snippetandink.com/gallery/romantic-pasadena-garden-wedding/

    Absolutely love the new layout the most. The light gray and black is very clean. I’m loving the fonts throughout. It’s looking amazing!

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  204. katherine

    The KY Derby day at the races board is my favorite! I love Juliet & Gregor’s wedding…and SO many others. As far as new features, can I go with the hand drawn logo? I love it! I want as many hand-done calligraphy details in our wedding as possible!

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  205. Pam

    I adore your new look and very fashionable I must say! It is delightful to say the least, magnificient. This give-a-way is a must enter. How exciting and fun to be sure. I really adore so many weddings on your site but one of my very favorites is Ana and Andre’s wedding in Florida at the Vizcaya. I am over the moon about that venue and I love that Ana wore her grandmothers veil and it was timeless with her gown and the venue makes you feel like you are in Italy or France. KT Merry’s photograhic style is also one of my very favorites. I really love your photoshoots catergory as a feature. I love that I can find them so easy with a click of a button. I love inspired shoots as they give me so many great ideas as a venue owner. As for the boards, I have to say board #519, Love and Lilacs, would have to be my favorite for sure. I am biggest lilac fan ever, and the bloom is oh so victorian in feel and scent. Love that board. Congratulations Snippet and Ink!

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  206. Giselle

    I have been following Snippet and Ink from very early on when I found it on blogspot while looking for inspiration boards a few years back. It’s so wonderful to see this blog really transform over the years. I fell in love with Board #443 | Persimmons & Porcelain because I had been looking for something that combined Fall and History (I even sent a request back in the day for a colonial fall wedding board). As for the Real Wedding feature I love that I can find my city and find beautiful venues, I especially love the Vizcaya Real Wedding in Miami, the vintage car is always a plus in my book! Lastly, I love the ease of searching for inspiration boards on the new site. I can’t wait to start putting my dreams that were built with help through this website into reality come next fall!

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  207. Allison

    I love everything about this giveaway – Happy Birthday Snippet and Ink! It has been so fun going through all of my bookmarks of real weddings and inspiration boards…it’s hard to choose favorites!
    1. Real Wedding: Zoe and John. The little details are what get me with this one, from the blue-tinted jars with hydrangea to the lovely reception outside under the lights. Perfection!
    2. Inspiration Board: #525 Blue Agave. The soft blues and subtle peaches are exactly the colors I would want for my wedding.
    3. Feature of the fabulous new site: the galleries – it is so great to have all of those photos at your fingertips for endless inspiration!

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  208. kim

    Favorite real wedding: One of my favorite weddings is Laurel & Scott’s Romantic Wedding at Santa Barbara Zoo. What a fun idea!

    Favorite inspiration board: Sleigh Bells Ring (#323) Love the winter, rustic charm!

    Favorite new feature: Simply the ease of use. Everything seems so streamline and clean! Easy to browse around!

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  209. Christina

    I have so many favorite weddings, but the one I’m loving right now is the Ana and Andre at Vizcaya Gardens. I love the venue–like it comes from a fairy tale–and I absolutely love the details of the wedding.
    My favorite board is #348: Ink and Peony. The dramatic contrast appeals to me. It’s moody but romantic at the same time.
    And my favorite detail about the new layout is the logo. I’m a sucker for typeset and fonts. This one is definitely whimsical and pretty. :)

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  210. Cara

    Lots of favorites! Favorite real wedding is Francie & Matt | Modern Preppy Wedding in Charleston (http://www.snippetandink.com/preppy-modern-charleston-wedding/)
    Favorite Board is Board #43 | Waterfront Wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/preppy-waterfront-wedding-green-blue/)
    And favorite detail has to be the fonts and pretty colors. So soft and lovely!

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  211. JSKF

    I love board #497- I used it for my sister’s wedding that I coordinated. My fav real wedding was Meika & Joe- love the bridesmaids outfits and impressed that they did a Take Two! I love the easy access to the Sunday Editions. Maybe you could access them before but the first thing I did with the new site is click on that and browse the pretty pictures.

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  212. kfloveinme

    WOW! Amazing Giveaway!
    1-My favorite real wedding is Meika & Joe | Shabby Chic Creekside Wedding. I love the colors which are also my colors for my destination wedding Cabo. I loved the bridesmaid dresses and I loved how relaxed and chill the wedding looked
    2-My favorite inspiration board is Board #444 | Sparkle and Bubbly & Board #225 | Playful Pink. I think I will try to incorporate both for our wedding
    3-The Galleries & the whole overall look of the new site is my favorite! You did a marvelous job!

    kfloveinme at gmail dot com

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  213. Jacqui

    My favorite wedding is the Bay Area Potluck Wedding. Just the kind of laid-back vibe I’m hoping for at my wedding! Favorite board is Gold and Moody Blue (#537) and my favorite thing about the new site is the great fonts you’ve used!

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  214. Leanne

    What a fabulous way to celebrate a milestone! It’s really hard to pick favorites since I have been browsing the site for years (even though I’m married now, celebrated our first anniversary yesterday!). But, recently my favorite inspiration board was Seeing Stars (#565) – I see it being beautiful on a clear winter night! Picking a favorite real wedding is hard, but as part of a same sex couple I’ve valued that you feature couples that look like my partner and I. Julie & Kaori’s wedding showed up today when I searched, and it is as beautiful now as it was when it was first featured – timeless! Lastly, I almost always read you in my RSS feed, so I don’t always get to see all the fun and fancy features on your actual site. But, I love the clean look and feel of it! And, I loved seeing the ad for Whimsical Prints on your sidebar – I found them on Etsy last year and they did a fabulous job with our wedding invitations! Thanks and best of luck in the next 5 years! (PS – I LOVE those butterscotch squares!)

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  215. Christina Y

    1) your favorite real wedding feature from the Snippet & Ink archives

    Real Wedding – Roaring Twenties Wedding in Palm Springs

    2) your favorite inspiration board from the archives

    Inspiration Board Pretty in Peach #556

    3) your favorite feature on the new site.

    The you may also like with pictures and description – really easy to get lost in more inspiration on the site!

    My only constructive criticism is that the font seems quite small so it’s hard to read sometimes on the screen. I’ve been a loyal fan since I knew we were getting married hehe ;-) Congrats on year number 5!

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  216. Stephanie

    How exciting!! Let’s see, my favorite real wedding feature is the candy buffet in The Elegant Winter Wedding in Colorado (Lanie & Matt), my favorite inspiration board is #547 Pale Paris Morning (love the concept of a pale pink/earth-tone dress), and my favorite new feature to your site redesign is the galleries. Cheers!

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  217. Lindsay

    Congratulations on 5 years and a beautiful redesign!
    1) My favorite real wedding is Casey & Danny’s classic Maryland country club wedding
    (http://www.snippetandink.com/classic-maryland-country-club-wedding/) – a beautiful day, gorgeous flowers – and that puppy!
    2) My favorite inspiration board is your toasted marshmallow board from last year, but since I can’t seem to find it now honorable mention has to go to #525 – Blue Agave.
    3) My favorite aspect of the new site are the galleries, specifically how you broke them down. I love being able to go straight to your Sunday editions, look through real weddings vs faux, or just browse through old inspiration boards. Fantastic job overall, and thanks for putting together such a fun giveaway!

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  218. Kristen C.

    1) favorite real wedding feature: Arianna & Jeff (http://www.snippetandink.com/elegant-beaulieu-garden-wedding/). Their use of the garden was beautiful.
    2) favorite inspiration board from the archives: Board #547, French Lace
    3) favorite feature on the new site: The recent Instagrams!

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  219. Julie B

    1. Favorite wedding is Jan & Rob from 1/26/2010. So honest and beautiful.
    2. Favorite inspiration board is #515: Sidewalk t Sunset. I love, love, love grey and blush pink together. We used it as inspiration for our wedding.
    3. Favorite new feature: I just adore the new logo. But in general, the whole site is so clean and professional looking. You should be very proud!!

    Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

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  220. Lauren D

    Congratulations on 5 years and the recent redesign–I know this will keep going strong! :)

    My favorite real wedding is Julie and Dan from my home state of Ohio (http://www.snippetandink.com/happy-huron-ohio-wedding/). The tractor picture was hilarious, but more than anything I loved the bride’s amazing mega-watt smile.

    Favorite mood board? #537: Gold and Moody Blue (http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-blue-gold-fall-wedding-ideas/). We’d actually looked at this color inspiration for our wedding, but opted for silver instead. Still love that eye makeup though!

    And finally: I love the new links to the running series across the top, especially with your title in the middle. It’s not something you see often on blogs and I love it for that!

    Thanks for this chance, fingers crossed! – L

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  221. Kathy Winebrenner-Glynn

    Congratulations on your 5-year anniversary and the launch of your new blog design! Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway! But most of all thank you for all the wonderful inspiration and beautiful content!
    1) Favorite Real Wedding: Molly & Alex | Fashionable Wedding at Gramercy Park Hotel – so beautiful and elegant!
    2) My favorite inspiration board: Board #564 | Peaches & Green — love <3
    3) Love the pretty design and the fonts!
    Love and blessings! Kathy

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  222. caitlin

    hi!
    1. favorite real wedding: erin & dave | purple garden wedding in new york –love purple and new york! so perfect!
    2. favorite inspiration board: #367 purple hydrangea
    3. love all the new fonts
    great giveaway!!

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  223. Jessie M.

    Wow, best giveaway ever! So amazingly generous and so happy for your success!
    1. Favorite real wedding: hands down, Bethany & Ryan | A Love Story: It really reminds me of what weddings are about and every time I read the post, I get teary.
    Even though it isn’t a wedding, I also loved the Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward post.
    2. Favorite inspiration board: #567 | Late Summer Sunlight: The pictures just make me feel so good.
    3. Favorite part of the redesign? The organization: I love the different links at the top and also how posts are divided by region at the bottom.

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  224. libby

    1) Sarah & Joshua | Bay Area Potluck Wedding because it was an idea that I thought could be tacky but turned out to be really classy.
    2) Board #542 | Ruby Red and Gray, two of my favorite colors.
    3) As a graphic designer and font nerd, I love those ampersands. nice font rendering!

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  225. Jolene

    1. Rachel & David | Pastel Country Club Wedding is my favorite real wedding lately. I love all the cakes!
    2. Inspiration board 296 Paint a Rainbow is fabulous. I will be having lots of different colors at my wedding!
    3. I like the pink font on the site as well as the instagram and tweet additions!

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  226. Karen

    (one) my favorite real wedding is Lindsey & Mike (http://www.snippetandink.com/antique-store-chicago-wedding/) in Chicago (where I’m having my wedding!) at Salvage One. I love the stark contrast between the fancy church and the eclectic, fun reception venue. Plus the “frost your own cupcakes” is an awesome idea.
    (two) Board #348 Peony & Ink has been an inspiration for my own light pink and fancy black tie theme
    (three) I love the new font and logos – I totally want my invite script to look like your new logo!

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  227. Heather Brown!

    oh my. goodness. oh. my goodness. oh. my. goodness!!!

    1. My favorite Real Wedding feature would HAVE to be Nora & Reed’s Playful Red & Blue Wedding in Minneapolis (posted 7/17/12). The couple seems like they could be my best friends. The colors were amazing. The venue was unreal and so different and fun. And the photography was CRAZY AWESOME! It was all around a 10.

    2. I’m sorry. I can’t just choose one. I tried really, really hard. But I did narrow it down to 3, and that’s the best you are going to get out of this indecisive girl.
    #341: Mustard and Blue, so soft and sweet and full of Spring sunshine.
    #348: Ink & Peony, because I love a deep dark navy, and have an even greater love for peonies. There is drama and the intensity here.
    #490: Poppy & Mint, This color combo could pull me out of a deep depression if I was in such a place. Love it. Will never not love it. Am having a made that will be these colors.

    3. Really?? I have to pick just one again? You know I’m not good at that! I really like the categories on top to help organize and find specific topics. And I love the detail that when you choose a category it changes fonts. Which leads me to the next point- I LOVE THE FONTS! They are all just fabulous and the new logo – gah – so pretty!

    ok. that is all. so fun.

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  228. Chelsea

    1) your favorite real wedding: Jenni & Kevin | Rustic Wedding at Blackberry Farm. so gorge.
    2) your favorite inspiration board from the archives: Board #484 | Beach House Blue
    3) your favorite feature on the new site: one of the most gorgeous websites i`ve ever seen! the fonts, the colors, the header, the logo.. -everything- is amazing!

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  229. Christa

    I had to comment on this great contest! I really love the Real Wedding of Tessa & Adam. I just love the parachute and doughnuts. My favorite inspiration board is #550 Oh Happy Day with the fun pops of color. The new logo is amazing. I enjoy looking through all of the wedding ideas!

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  230. Hayley

    1) My favorite real wedding feature from the Snippet & Ink archives was Kimberly and Kenneth’s Wine Country wedding. I love her dress and the beautiful flowers!
    2) My favorite inspiration board from the archives is definitely #545, Romantic Early Spring. That was the first thing I pinned!
    3) My favorite new feature is the improved search function and galleries, which I used to dig up the previous 2!

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  231. Natalie

    How wonderful! I just love this blog and I am loving the new banner on the top. (3) While I’ve always love the calligraphy logo, placing it symmetrical with the links somehow reminds me of lovely charm from an old apothecary.
    Being an admirer for years, I have many favorites, but (1) my favorite real wedding must be Alicia and Brett (21 MAr 2012) and I just love (2) the fun budget friendly bloard “Oh Happy Day” (27 Mar 2012).

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  232. Chelsea

    1) Tess & Peter: Luxurious Garden Wedding in LA
    2) Board #504 Crisp Autumn Countryside
    3) I love the new Archive tab – easy to peruse!

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  233. Abi

    1. Amanda & Justin’s Classic Wedding in Oklahoma
    2. Board #425 Autumn Olive Green
    3. The ‘Kathryn Loves’ inspiration!

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  234. Jessica Roberts

    1. My favorite real wedding was Brittany and Michael, 2. my favorite inspiration board was Peach Glass & Sea Foam (yummmm), and 3. my favorite new feature is your new and improved search tool!

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  235. Jackie

    1) Lauren & Grant’s Lake Champlaign Wedding http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-lake-champlain-wedding/ is glorious. My fiance and I live downtown and chose a very rustic, romancey place for our wedding too. I hope it looks as pretty in pictures!
    2) Board # 545 Romantic Early Spring. Our wedding is late fall, but the green and deep purple are two of my colors, and we also plan on books being the loose theme of the wedding since we’re both total nerds. I love the yummy Irish Poetry cover!
    3) I love the cozy fonts of the new site! Looking through wedding ideas is 100 times better when the site has the same feel you want for your wedding!

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  236. Ellen

    I love how clean and organized the new site is! I’ve been coming to Snippet & Ink for a few years for fun, and now that I’m planning my own wedding it’s even better. If I absolutely have to choose just one real wedding feature, I’d go with Kelly & David’s homemade wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-kelly-david/). I love how simple and beautiful it is. As for inspiration boards, it’s of course super hard to choose only one. But I’m a sucker for winter weddings, even though mine will be in September. So I’ve chosen “Sleighbells Ring”, Board #323. I love pine and the cozy feeling of the greenery — without being over the top Christmas-y. I just love this blog! Happy 5th birthday!

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  237. bekah

    1) I loved Gerri and zach’s wedding from June 16th, 20111… her hair piece, the classy but in the barn mixture… just cute.
    2) i loved megan and josh’s from july 30, 2012. I know its more recent but just was SO stinkin cute.
    3)my favorite new feature is: Kathryn lvoes

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  238. Libby

    The new site looks wonderful!
    1) One of my favorites is a recent one from earlier this month – Lauren and Grant in Lake Champlain. Love the baby’s breath and palette!
    2) Favorite inspiration board is “Chambray & Cream” – pinned months ago to inspire my own wedding palette…
    3) I love the new galleries!

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  239. Anna

    1) Megan and Mihir’s wedding!!! Pretty culture fusion http://www.snippetandink.com/photo-features/real-wedding-megan-mihir-part-1/
    2) Ink + Peony – love peonies and love dark colors mixed with light
    3) I like how things are divided up – easier to search. Before I just had to use the search box and hope and pray I would find the things I wanted! I also like how you have “other parties” :)

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  240. Anna

    I first stumbled across Snippet and Ink in June of 2011. A dear friend of mine had gotten engaged and I bore the happy task of helping her conceptualize her upcoming winter nuptials. I took to the interwebs and the first post I discovered was Lanie and Matt’s Winter Wedding, a Real Wedding feature that knocked my socks off. There was elegance and classic details mixed with a warmth and whimsy that I knew my friend would relate to. It helped us to start our conversation and just six months later, she married her best friend in a sweet ceremony with hints of that precedent.

    Snippet and Ink became a daily visit for me. I explored the archives and my imagination ran wild. And that’s one of my favorite aspects of the site – the details Kathryn carefully selects and juxtaposes creates a space for the discerning designer to imagine variations. For example, when Board #541 | Coral and Storm came up, I adored the hints of Neoclassical, a style I think of in cold marble and dusty grays, contrasted with the warmth of coral and storm. My mind wandered to other Grecian details – beautiful urns as centerpieces, a draping, gray-toned wedding dress, and even reception games a la Colosseum (but much more light-hearted!).

    And now, I’m suuuuper excited to report, I’m surfin’ on over to Snippet and Ink with new purpose. As I type, I keep getting distracted by the beautiful new ring on my left hand that my man surprised me with just last weekend. We’re engaged! We’re gettin’ hitched! Yehaw! And as someone who has a shmillion ideas swimming through my head about what our happy day might look like, I know I’ll be using the new and improved search function to browse through Snippet and Ink’s expansive, 5-year strong archives.

    Planning a wedding will be a strange and beautiful experience, I’m sure, and I can’t wait to do it with my favorite wedding blog by my side. All the best!

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  241. Meagan

    1) your favorite real wedding feature from the Snippet & Ink archives: Asa & Alex | Rustic Picnic Wedding in California

    2) your favorite inspiration board from the archives: Board #566 | Farm to Table… we’re getting married in an area with lots of amazing farmers, and we definitely want to incorporate as many local products as possible.

    3) your favorite feature on the new site: the DIY section, so many amazing ideas here!!

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  242. Danielle

    My favorite wedding is Rachel and Dave in Connecticut for sure! Love Board #241 – Nude & Gray. Lastly, the site is pretty awesome – love the new layout, especially with images! Thanks for this giveaway, so great. Fingers crossed!

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  243. Julie Kay

    Congrats on 5 years! The new site looks fantastic! And what a generous giveaway!

    1. Laura & Simone’s Destination Wedding! I loved her ethereal dress, the garlands that the bridal party wore, the charcuterie, and the artist’s corner. http://www.snippetandink.com/italian-garden-luncheon-wedding/
    2. Board #545 Romantic Early Spring. I pinned it immediately when I saw it back in January. http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-spring-wedding/
    3. The new organization! Including the regional list of real weddings at the bottom. Also, I love how the link you choose switches to a script font. Adorable!

    Keep up the new look! Love it!

    - dedicated reader

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  244. janelle

    Hard to narrow down but I think I have to choose Katie & Joey’s | DIY California Ranch Wedding for my favorite real wedding feature!

    My favorite board is http://www.snippetandink.com/pink-and-green-wedding-colors/ – Adore the pastel pink & green theme! <3

    I love the color theme you went with on the website. Light and pretty pastel colors are my favorite! Also the fonts you chose are perfect!

    janelleelainephotography@gmail.com

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  245. Eva Harrison

    This is so exciting! Truly gorgeous new site. Kudos! :)

    1) Favorite Real Wedding: Aubrey & Heath – Rustic Wedding in North Carolina (I’m having an NC wedding and theirs is just so beautiful and not overdone.)
    2) Favorite Inspiration Board: #113 – Farmers Market
    3) The DIY section is my favorite feature!! Seriously helpful!

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  246. Jess

    I’m really digging the new site. It feels really professional and classy.

    My favorite new feature is the snapshot of a marriage. Its so nice to get a couple who’s “made it” advice on how to make everything work AFTER the big party. I think a lot of blog forget that the wedding is a starting line and not a finish line. This feature really shows Snippet and Ink has their priorities straight!

    As for my favorite real wedding it’s Amy and David. Their wedding was so classy but still had a rustic and simple feel I love. I really adored her lavender bouquet.

    My favorite inspiration board was the Seeing Stars board. I chose royal blue and ivory for our wedding colors and had been concerned that it was too bold of a palette. You see so many blush and pastel weddings! This board helped me realize that I could still have a beautiful wedding without any pastels!

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  247. Jessica

    LOVE the new look/site! It’s beautiful:) Great giveaway – hope I win!

    My favorite wedding feature…I’m a SUCKER for a farm wedding and remember the Mowgli & Craig wedding in the red farmhouse…so amazing!

    My favorite inspiration board is #449 the Modern Vintage Circus and…

    My favorite new feature is the order/organization of things – it’s really easy to navigate and find what you need – looks so clean and beautiful!

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  248. Dani

    My favorite wedding, I think, is Jessie & Brendan at Alder Manor – so much to love.
    My favorite inspiration board is either “Glitterfest” or “Autumn Maple” – both festive, intriguing, cozy and romantic, all at once!
    My favorite thing about the new site is your excellent and easy navigation. Well done!

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  249. Trena

    I love This wedding! I hope ours ends up with a similar, airy, happy feel! And I love her advice about hiring a videographer. I just hope we can fit even an unedited version into our budget! I guess winning this would greatly help those odds! http://www.snippetandink.com/creekside-wedding-winters-california/

    And I absolutely love the Cast Away inspiration board: http://www.snippetandink.com/bohemian-island-wedding-style/
    Though our wedding will not be sea-side, we are incorporating those colors into our garden wedding. Sea blues and greens are one of my favorite color combinations, and it’s not too “girly”, as my fiance says!

    And I love the new version of your site! I love clean lines and simplicity, so I think you head the nail on the head with this one! :)

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  250. Krysta K

    1. Arianna & Jeff | Classic Wedding at Beaulieu Garden – such a cute couple and wedding.
    2. Board #553 | Marble and Olive Leaf, understated but so sophisticated.
    3. I love the Sunday Editions link and how clean the layout is. Gorgeous site!

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  251. Debbie C

    Great site!

    I must say I was most impressed with Jennifer & Felix’s wedding! How different, dark & grand! But if it were for me I would have to say that Dottie & Jordan’s wedding was my favorite.

    So many great inspiration boards, I was really drawn to #531 Castaway – love seaside weddings <3.

    As for features, I love that your site is so easy to navigate! I could get lost here for hours. At the bottom of each one there is a "you might also like this" with three more options. My curiosity gets the best of me every time! I also love that you hyper link the vendors and such so it makes it super easy to find "those shoes" or "that florist".
    Love., love, love!

    And I would also LOVE to win! ;)

    Cheers!

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  252. Kitty

    What a beautiful new site!! Okay, it was hard to choose a favorite wedding and board but I am a bride-to-be and am really inspired by these:

    My favorite wedding:
    Lauren & Grant | Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath

    I love love the baby’s breath all around and the simplicity of how it seems like nothing’s decorated.. the couple makes their vows in an almost completely natural setting in Vermont. Beautiful. Also love the bridesmaids’ dresses!

    Favorite board:
    Board #551 | Crisp White & Green (Budget Friendly #23)

    Clean, fresh, green, and budget friendly!

    Favorite feature:
    Hands down the typography revamp. As a graphic designer, I am just loving your newly crafted logo! It’s classy, clean, and beautifully retro-esque. Someone definitely has an amazing eye for detail ;D

    Love it!

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  253. Caitlin

    1. Lauren and Grant’s Lake Champlain Wedding from September 2012. I Loved it all! Especially the laid back vibe and use of baby’s breath every where!
    2. Board #348 Ink & Peony
    3. I know it sounds nerdy, but I love that when you click on a gray category, the writing turns pink. It’s something small, but such a sweet touch.
    Also, this is fantastic giveaway!!!! Thank you!!! :)

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  254. Olivia

    This is so biased for me because I’m loving things that are related to the wedding I am planning!

    1- I looove the DIY wedding (I love all things DIY!) – http://www.snippetandink.com/budget-friendly-southern-california-ranch-wedding/
    2- Board #139 – purpleeee! http://www.snippetandink.com/board-139-purple-rain/
    3-And of course back to the DIY section of this website :)
    thelivblog@gmail.com

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  255. Daniela

    1) my favourite real wedding edition is the Nkechi and Mitch wedding from May 16, 2011 the location and details to the wedding were beautiful.
    2)Favourite inspiration board is the board #547 Pale Paris Morning.
    3)my favourite part about the new website is the fantastic pastel colours and the fonts. Also very easy navigation what a wonderful site thank you so much i enjoy viewing the entries daily.
    drubino19@hotmail.com

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  256. Callie

    I loved the AUDREY & CRAIG | CHARMING WEDDING AT MARIN HEADLANDS and my favorite board is #561 because my wedding colors were red, white, and blue! I love the new “other parties” category.

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  257. Aly L

    1. REAL WEDDING: LAURA & SIMONE, PART III
    2. Board #547 | Pale Paris Morning
    3. Kathryn Loves
    lopez177@csusm.edu

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  258. Zoe

    1) An oldie but goodie – Tracy and Jake used balloons, Tracy wore a smokin’ short dress and the whole ordeal just seemed so fun and lighthearted.
    2) I pinned board 458, orchid and silver – sparkly silver is going to be a major theme of my wedding, so I keep referencing that post for ideas.
    3) The fonts here are absolutely stunning. I’m hunting for fonts like these to use throughout my wedding!

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  259. francie

    Congratulations on the new site and what an awesome giveaway!

    Favorite featured real wedding: Janie and Jason’s South Carolina wedding ( http://www.snippetandink.com/classically-elegant-south-carolina-wedding/ ) – everything about it is quite breathtaking
    Favorite board: #298 Emerald and Aquamarine (http://www.snippetandink.com/board-298-emerald-and-aquamarine/) – this is the color combo I am using for my wedding, so I especially love it.
    Favorite thing about the new site: I love your recent instagram shots, and the categories up at at the top – I especially like how you include “other parties” which is great for non-wedding related inspiration.

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  260. Muriel

    1. Board #419 Confettie and Cake is light and playful. beautiful.
    2. Real Wedding Shelly and Steven! The cutest. Rustic but fun!
    3. The fonts used are stunning.

    My daughter is getting married and we look at this site all the time. we love all that you do. 3 more months to go!!!

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  261. Beth

    1. Katie & Joey, DIY California Ranch Wedding, August 15, 2012
    2. Inspiration Board #566 Farm to Table
    3. Katheryn Loves

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  262. Clare

    Wow this is so generous!
    1) This wedding was my favorite: Tess and Peter, February 6, 2012. She has awesome bangs! http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-bel-air-wedding/
    2) Inspiration board #14 The Little Prince. It’s my favorite book and my boyfriend and I have taken to collecting versions in the language of every country we visit (even if we don’t go together).
    3) I love the new headers, especially the distinction between real weddings and staged inspiration shoots!

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  263. Cait

    Your website has been such an inspiration! My favorites are:
    1. Ana & Andre | Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Gardens
    2. Board #566 (Farm to Table)
    3. DIY!
    Thanks!

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  264. Ariel

    1) Real Wedding: Jenni and Kevin at Blackberry Farm
    2) #566 Farm to Table
    3) I like the simple, yet elegant design of the banner and sections at the top, and also the DIY tab!

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  265. Megan

    This is an amazing celebratory giveaway. I thought it would be hard to choose favorites until I went back and found the wedding that I have pinned and just never have forgotten.
    1. My fave real wedding is Caroline & Clark from 2011. The details, the dress, the photography… It’s perfect.
    2. My fave board is #461 let’s do it, let’s fall in love
    3. I love the new layout, you make it so easy for us to find what we are looking for! The categories are perfect for when I am looking for specific inspiration!

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  266. Natasha

    Wow- what a generous way to celebrate!! And CONGRATS on the new site- I loved the old one, and love this one even more!
    1. I loved Jennifer and Mark’s wedding from October 26, 2010.. kind of obsessed with that brown barn.
    2. My favorite inspiration board was hands down #500 – Autumn Maple. Not only does it reflect my dream wedding, but also my dream life!
    3. My favorite feature is the regional feature at the bottom- so handy!

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  267. Elizabeth Papapietro

    1. my favorite real wedding is ashley and dusty – it’s ATL, modern, chic, and on a budget
    2. my favorite board is #245: hot pink and gold because those are my wedding colors!
    3. my favorite feature is the DIY section
    THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! :)

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  268. amy

    my favorite real wedding is kate and brett (love her sparkles)

    my favorite inspiration board is pale paris morning (such pretty details!)

    my favorite part about the new site design is the overall color palette (very pretty!)

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  269. Jeannine

    1. I still remember this quirky, cute wedding that happened in my town: http://www.snippetandink.com/diy-virginia-wedding/

    I remember thinking that the bride was the happiest bride I’d seen in a long time. :)

    2. Because our venue shares the philosophy, I love the Farm to Table inspiration board: http://www.snippetandink.com/farm-to-table-wedding-inspiration/

    3. I noticed that the search feature is super fast now. I went to find the link for the wedding I linked to in #1 and found it in a second. :)

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  270. Meredith Feck

    1) Lanie and Matt’s Elegant Winter Wedding posted in June 2011 because they used cotton as part of their flower arrangements and accessories. I have been dying to use cotton in my own wedding since my fiance is from Mississippi. You inspired me.
    2) I’m getting married next year and have already purchased my blush dress. So your inspiration board #304 for retro gold and blush has me “blushing” with excitement.
    3)The browse gallery section because it is ever changing and always keeps me inspired.

    And Happy Birthday again girls!

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  271. Mary Reagan

    1) My most favorite story on your site is Bethany & Ryan-A love story. I must tell you, it truly touched my heart. My best friend’s wedding will be October 20th, and she is battling Stage IV Melanoma. She and her groom were high school sweethearts, went their own way for seven years, meet back up seven months ago and were engaged a month later. We are so thrilled to celebrate this special day, understand how emotional the day will be and look forward to marking another memory.

    2)EVERY inspiration board. Y’all have a special talent of creating boards that are unique, elegant and still hold tradition-I’m obsessed.

    3) I really love the navigation on the new page. I am constantly making note of something to reference and it is so simple to do so!

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  272. Mandy

    What and AMAZING giveaway!! Thank you!!!

    1. http://www.snippetandink.com/traditional-oklahoma-wedding/ I love the traditional with touches of modern and those paper products.. OMG

    2. My favorite inspiration is #500 I love that feeling of fall

    3. LOVE the new fonts… So timeless!

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  273. danielle

    1) My favorite wedding is the DIY Los Angeles Wedding by Beaux Art Photographie! The brides are adorable and the feel of the wedding is just so lighthearted and so much fun!
    2) My favorite board is #312, Spring Comes Early, because it’s gorgeous and fresh and of course my mid-March wedding could use a little early spring too!
    3) And feature-wise, the regional weddings at the bottom have been such inspiration for my NYC wedding!

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  274. Libby

    What a fun giveaway and also such fun to look back over my saved posts to find my absolute favorite real wedding and inspiration board!
    1. OK, so strictly speaking, this isn’t a wedding, but my favorite “real weddings” post is the Rustic Summer Rehearsal Dinner from Alison Events http://www.snippetandink.com/rustic-summer-rehearsal-dinner/. That buffet!! I’m picking a wedding, well there are so many, but I love Jenni and Kevin’s Rustic Wedding at Blackberry Farm, shot by A Bryan Photo http://www.snippetandink.com/blackberry-farm-wedding/. The full room shot of people at dinner… wow! Clearly I like “rustic.”
    2. In keeping with the rustic, outdoors, simple theme, my favorite inspiration board is #158, Backyard Charm, http://www.snippetandink.com/board-158-backyard-charm/. Simple and lovely.
    3. Far and away, my favorite new feature is the galleries – there are never enough pretty pictures!

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  275. Meg

    What a wonderful giveaway…and lovely site redesign!
    1) My favorite wedding is Lainie & Matt’s Elegant Winter Wedding (http://www.snippetandink.com/rustic-elegant-winter-wedding/)…I’m leaning towards a winter date myself and love the cozy, warm, but elegant touches they used.
    2) Sticking with wintery weddings, my favorite inspiration board is #323 – Sleighbells Ring (http://www.snippetandink.com/board-323-sleighbells-ring/) I love the woodsy, snowy bits, and the heavy use of evergreens and pinecones!
    3) I definitely like the galleries as a new feature, but also really like the new tabs (DIY!). Very handy.

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  276. Emily C

    This Real Wedding is a bit more formal than my fiane and I are planning, but there are some elements I love – like the collection of family photos on display: http://www.snippetandink.com/classically-elegant-south-carolina-wedding/
    I love the rustic elegance of this inspiration board: http://www.snippetandink.com/board-291-golden-autumn-days/
    Since we’re working on quite a slim budget, anything DIY immediately catches my eye! I especially love the simplicity of “touching-up” storebought madeline cookies here: http://www.snippetandink.com/st-germain-champagne-cocktail/

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  277. Kaitlin

    I love this site – your editorial eye towards the weddings you feature is incredible. I always see something that I like, which makes it almost impossible to pick a single board or wedding! But if I had to pick my favorite wedding (it is actually the rehearsal dinner) on Lake Michigan – they truly achieved a cozy home feeling (http://www.snippetandink.com/rustic-summer-rehearsal-dinner/). My favorite board is Camp Out (http://www.snippetandink.com/board-243-campout/). Finally my favorite feature(s) are the increased navigability – from the regional sections at the bottom to the galleries – it is easier to narrow down all of the gorgeous photos/events to hone it on your own personal aesthetic.

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  278. Valerie Henderson

    I love “Tracy and Mark-Shabby Chic Wedding in London” those rain boots are so totally awesome!! http://www.snippetandink.com/2012/07/page/3/
    Also, inspiration board #252–those beach colours are so perfect! http://www.snippetandink.com/board-252-loves-beach/
    Finally, I love love love the search option, it is much more thorough and easy to use!

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  279. Mary

    Happy Birthday Snippet and Ink!

    My favorite real wedding has to be (hands down) Tracy & Jake’s San Francisco wedding. (I had the privilege of being Tracy’s makeup artist for the day). http://www.snippetandink.com/budget-friendly-san-francisco-wedding/

    My favorite inspiration board is #452 | A Taste for Timeless http://www.snippetandink.com/timeless-wedding-style/

    And my favorite new feature? Your new logo on your homepage. Simple and sweet!

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  280. Caitlin

    The new site has been so fun to see.
    My favorite Real Wedding: Christina & Sam | Intimate Beach Wedding at Bacara Resort
    My favorite inspiration board: #482 Magnolia and Graphite
    My favorite new feature: the regional sections on the bottom of the page

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  281. Hannah

    I love the new site!!! I have been and avid follower for a few years now and choosing my favorite anything was a tough decision.

    1. My personal favorite Real Wedding of choice would have to be Real Wedding:Asa & Alex | Rustic Picnic Wedding in California. I love the rustic look! And I love that she wore brown cowboy boots under her gorgeous dress!

    2. My personal favorite Inspiration Board of choice would have to be Board #469 Nest and Petal. Once again it has that simple rustic look that I love.

    3. My new favorite feature would have to be the layout. Its super easy to navigate and find my favorites quickly and easily to show my friends!

    Always looking forward to your posts! Such a beautiful site with amazing content!

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  282. Heather

    My favorite Real Wedding: Lauren & Grant | Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath
    My favorite inspiration board: Board #149 | Nicole’s Garden Dinner Party
    My favorite new feature: The clean and simple layout. It makes everything so easy to find.

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  283. Rachel

    I LOVE the Miami Wedding at Vizcaya Gardens. My favorite board is Board #228 Classically Modern. And my favorite new feature is Snapshot of a Marriage. So sweet.

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  284. SusanM

    My favorite Real Wedding is Kara & Will with the barn full of fairy lights. My favorite board is #221 Northern California seaside. My favorite new feature is the easy to read fonts and the nice clear categories such as DIY.

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  285. Seanacey

    1. This one! Just, everything: http://www.snippetandink.com/italian-garden-luncheon-wedding/
    2. Seeing Stars #565
    3. The beautiful look and easy navigation at the top–this was one of the first wedding blogs I started reading a couple of years ago and I normally see posts in google reader so it’s wonderful to come here and rediscover everything.
    Thanks!

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  286. Glemily

    1) I loved Cristina’s and James’ wedding for the simple reason that it feels wholesome, I love the natural setting.
    2) For the inspiration boards, I like number 522, black and white since it’s classic and beautiful
    3) The ease of navigation! Like the logo also..

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  287. Callye

    My favorite real wedding is Rachel and David’s Pastel Country Club wedding. The colors are stunning!!
    Favorite inspiration board is Board #184 – Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, gotta love anything budget friendly :)
    Finally my favorite thing about the new site has to be the layout/colors and the regional section!
    Thank you!
    Caljm07@msn.com

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  288. Callye

    My favorite real wedding is Rachel and David’s Pastel Country Club wedding. The colors are stunning!!
    Favorite inspiration board is Board #184 – Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, gotta love anything budget friendly :)
    Finally my favorite thing about the new site has to be the layout/colors and the regional section!
    Thank you!
    Caljm07@msn.com

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  289. Elizabeth

    My favorite real wedding is Meika & Joe’s … the whole set up by the creek is just so sweet and romantic! As for an inspiration board, I love#143, French Flea Market –totally my style! Finally, my favorite feature on the new site is how when you go to a section, the tab for that section at the top of the page turns cursive … so cute!

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  290. Gretchen Bell

    I adore the Vintage Garden Wedding in Ojai! Amazing! I love Board #449 Modern Vintage Circus, so gorgeous! My favorite feature is Love Shoots, I love seeing everyone’s adorable pictures! So much inspiration!

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  291. Tracy D

    What a beautiful site AND amazing contest! I am so glad I found you through PlumPrettySugar.

    fave wedding: Tracy and Mike. I love the beach! http://www.snippetandink.com/destination-wedding-st-regis-kauai/

    fave board: 288 – White and Cream
    fave feature: “our wedding story” – it feels so personal and warm to see a peak into the people’s lives who are playing a role in a beautiful site. Thank you for sharing that part of you with us! And, yes, of course I LOVE the inspiration boards!!

    Email: tracylynn729@hotmail.com

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  292. Wendy E

    Hi! Bethany and Ryan are my favorite wedding. I think about them every day. Love Board #329 – White Barn & Black – simple, clean and impactful. The Snippet & Ink by Region is very handy and fun. And, the new search works so well. I also have to add that I loved the post on the 50 Best Fonts for Wedding Invites. I use it regularly!

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  293. MJ Moore

    My favorite real wedding is Tracy & Mark | Shabby Chic Wedding in London
    My favorite inspiration board is a tie between #531 (Castaway), #537 (Navy and Gold) and #547 (Pale Paris Morning).
    I’m new to this site, so I don’t know the new features from the old- but I love love the concept of the ‘Snapshot of a Marriage’ series. It really speaks to me, since my own wedding was almost 7 years ago. The perspective it gives, that the wedding is for a day, but the marriage is for a lifetime- it’s beautiful.

    butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  294. Bretta

    My favorite wedding would have to be the young couple that had an intimate wedding after finding out that the husband was incredibly ill and failing…the story and the vows were heartbreaking, but beautiful. My favorite inspiration board would have to be the English Garden inspiration board. My favorite feature on the new Snippet & Ink site would be the inspiration board. I get such good ideas comparing complementary colors and textures.
    My email is brettagrumley4@gmail.com. I enjoy your website quite a bit! You do a lovely job with graphics, interesting links, and great ring and bridal attire ideas. I learned about my favorite ring shop from you—Bario-Neal.

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  295. Alisa Ward

    1. My favorite real wedding feature from the Snippet & Ink archives:
    The Romantic Pasadena Garden Wedding- the flowers are to die for, the pomegrantates are
    beautiful, and the signature cocktails sound great!
    2. My favorite inspiration board from the archives:
    Board #224- Peach and Red Country Charm. I am a Southern girl! :)
    3. My favorite feature on the new site:
    Love the pretty fonts and great ideas. I can spend hours going through the inspiration
    boards!
    4. Leave your email:
    Alisa_Ward@yahoo.com

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  296. lisa

    1. My favorite Real Wedding so far is Kara & Will’s. Such beautiful pictures and it felt so loving. All of those lights were amazing!!

    2. I definitely love the inspiration board- http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-spring-wedding/
    It is so pretty and gives me so many ideas!

    3. My favorite new feature is the “snapshot of a marriage” What a great inspiring thought!!

    lhoxter@gmail.com

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  298. Sarah Dixon

    Happy 5th Birthday! The site looks great :)
    1) Favorite board: #157. Love these colors. And the touches of yellow and pink are soft and springy.
    2) Lizette and Ernesto’s Mexican Themed Wedding in San Francisco. Again, I love the colors and their photography was beautiful.
    3) I like the regional sections at the base of the page. Sometimes I need vendor ideas near my own wedding and this is a great way to easily see them in action.

    email Skd7715@gmail.com

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  299. Alexa

    Yay, what a great contest!
    1. My favorite feature wedding is Rachel and David’s pastel country club wedding. I love the work that Blush Floral Design did, especially the lace huppah!
    2. My favorite inspiration board is board #532, Garden Pink and Green. This board has such an elegant and vintage feel to it without being overly formal and fussy.
    3. I love the new regional search feature!
    AlexaLynn20@yahoo.com

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  300. Courtney

    Hooray and happy five!

    1) Favorite real wedding: Ashley & Michael’s Modern San Francisco City Hall Wedding for the simplicity of the ceremony and thoughtful details

    2) Favorite inspiration board: #521 Lucky in Love for featuring my favorite color paired with gray and beautiful vintage touches

    3) Favorite feature on the new site: the clean, gorgeous design makes it even more enjoyable to drink in the inspiration

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  301. Laura

    Congratulations on the redesign! It looks like all your hard work paid off!

    One of my favorite read wedding is Laura and Michael from November 2011. I love farm/barn weddings, and I was so surprised to love the pink theme.
    One of my favorite inspiration boards is#451 Cotton and Blue. I love the warm tones and the icy blue.
    One of my favorite feature on the new site is the functional and easy to navigate, yet oh-so-lovely design. You really hit it out of the ball park!

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  302. Megan S.

    I love Claire and Matt’s wedding. That one sticks in my head, I looove the cake!
    I also love the Pink Lemonade and Fig Inspiration Board. The way the colors work with one another is gorgeous. The blue adds such a fun surprise too :)

    Congrats on the redesign!!!! I love the look, it seems cohesive and fresh, but like its been here all along.

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  303. Christina

    1. Sarah and Chris’s destination wedding in Tuscany. Sigh.
    2. Board #565, I can’t stop thinking about the constellation dress.
    3. Really easy to navigate, but still preserved the beauty and romance of the original site.

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  304. Jenni

    Oh…. so hard to pick favorites! But, I’ll try:
    1. The Potluck Wedding was great… loved the simple decor and beautiful color scheme. Also goes to show that you can have a beautiful, fun wedding on an extreme budget.
    2. Modern Black and White #497 (been working on a white party… love this as inspiration)
    3. I like the pages/ DIY, Faux Weddings, other parties!

    Thanks

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  305. Elizabeth

    Having recently become engaged this website has given me great ideas for our big day. I really had no idea were to start, so getting to look at so many beautiful weddings was such a help. 1) Lauren and Grant Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath (the natural romance in this wedding is gorgeous) 2) Board 244 Rustic Plum (We will be using this as inspiration for our rustic event). 3) Regional Searches (so helpful). Thanks!

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  306. Lindsay U

    Great new aesthetic!
    1. My favorite real wedding is absolutely Kate & Felix- the photos were captivating and they seemed to truly transport their guests to a surreal time and place.
    2. Board 535 Caramel & Cream- elegant simplicity, clean and warm.
    3. I really appreciate the new navigation bar and search feature- the new design makes the site easier to navigate, which is fantastic since I’m helping 3 different brides right now and used to have trouble remembering exactly which images I wanted to pull up! And of course I’ve always loved the “you may also like” feature- perfect when you’re getting close but haven’t found quite what you’re looking for.

    Thanks!

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  307. Jessica

    Happy 5!
    1. Beautiful wedding at Blacberry Farm (jenni & Kevin)
    2. #539 board–pink Pierrot is so pretty & sophisticated
    3. The regional features are so functional & easy!

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  308. Casey

    Love the new site! Favorite real wedding is Rachel & Charlie at Blue HIll (what a dream of a venue). Favorite board is #485 (A Summer Afternoon) and best new feature is regional search!

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  309. Erica

    1. Alyssa & Caleb Classic Memphis Wedding at Heartwood Hall.. gorgeous dress, location, flowers.. LOVE! 2. Board #249 Première danseuse.. love the grey and so delicate 3. Easier navigation and search throughout website!

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  310. Marlena

    1. Love love love Catie & Joe’s ranch wedding…stunning.
    2. Sleigh Bells Ring has been a great inspiration board for us December brides :)
    3. Love the new layout and great galleries. Endless hours of wedding research/procrastination!

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  311. brianne

    I love the playful blue and red minneapolis wedding. Favorite inspiration board is the Gatsby by night – my fiance and I met at a 20s themed party and are trying to keep some of those elements in our wedding. I love the clean and simple layout – it really makes the photos and inspiration shine!

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  312. Bri

    Hey Snippet :) Let’s see- while I pretty much love every featured wedding on here (especially the outdoor ones!), I think my favorite would have to be Michelle & Ryan’s wedding from July 21st, 2011.
    http://www.snippetandink.com/rainy-santa-barbara-ranch-wedding/
    My fiance Kyler and I are going for the same outdoor-sy, map-py, lovely, gorgeous, fun, amazing feel :) haha I love their chair initials, and their barn, and their cake topper, and oh. Just everything!

    My favorite inspiration board is actually a super recent one! I love board #566: Farm to Table. Our colors are a bit lighter, but being a farm-girl at heart, this one hit home. The simple cake and homemade pies are just so perfect for us!
    http://www.snippetandink.com/farm-to-table-wedding-inspiration/

    Hmm my favorite thing about the new site. It’s kind of silly, but I love the font change when you click on a specific header. It makes me feel like I should be sipping on a milk shake. haha

    Anywho! Thanks for this opportunity and good luck making a choice!
    P.s- the URL attached is my lovely fiances since I just have a facebook. He loves through his words :)

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  314. Gina Montaleone

    Board #249 | Première danseuse is my very favorite! It was one of the first things I pinned after my engagement and we went off of that board to come up with our color pallate.
    My favorite Real wedding featured was yours! Elizabeth Messina has always been my number one favorite photographer, and I loved learning all the little details that went into your wedding!
    My favorite feature are the engagement shoots, I wish you would feature more of them! They are great to see a photographer’s style outside the wedding and give me great ideas for planning outfits for my upcoming e-shoot.

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  315. Jill

    Sweet giveaway!
    My fav wedding was Rachel+Dusty in Atlanta, it looked like so much fun and had a casual simplicity that hope to achieve!
    My favorite board has been the Ruby+Grey, 542 maybe? Oh how classy and romantic!
    The new site is waaaay more fun, its nice to have the font makeover and things but I’m really into to easy access on the top for checking out specific features. Any chance you’ll get a contributer to represent the Northwest?
    Keep up the good work! J

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  316. Ashley

    What an amazing giveaway!!
    1) My favorite real wedding was Arianna & Jeff at Beaulieu Garden – how can you not love that overhang at the reception?!?! 2) My favorite inspiration board is Board #566, Farm to Table – love the green and plum! 3) The new site is beautiful, but I especially like the menu by region at the bottom, great inspiration from other New England weddings!

    a.d.malouin@gmail.com

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  317. Becca

    Unbelieveable giveaway! My favorite real wedding is Lainie & Matt’s Elegant Winter Wedding. I, too am planning a winter wedding since my fiance and I both met at a ski resort. Going hand in hand, my favorite inspiration board is #323 – Sleighbells Ring – simply gorgeous. I love the new layout, especially all the galleries including the DIY section– this will come in handy I’m sure!

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  318. Lauren

    Amazing giveaway! It’s so hard to pick just one of the weddings or boards. I get so much inspiration here. No wedding plans yet, but just for entertaining and parties. I love it. For weddings, I really love so many elements in both Megan & Mihir’s American wedding: http://www.snippetandink.com/real-wedding-megan-mihir-part-2/ and Sarah & Joshua’s wedding: http://www.snippetandink.com/pot-luck-wedding/. For inspiration boards: http://www.snippetandink.com/board-275-budget-friendly-7-champagne/ and http://www.snippetandink.com/board-412-day-trip/. Figs, anemones, champagne and mixed into a rustic setting. Perfection! Both images are printed and on my bulletin board. :)
    Loving the new look! Definitely noticed an better search function. Thanks!

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  319. Allison Martin

    1. Playful Red and Blue Wedding in Minneapolis; I love how colorful it is!
    2. Board #531, Castaway; not just for weddings!
    3. Kathryn Loves; also love the design!

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  320. Christa

    1) Sarah & Joshua’s Bay Area Potluck Wedding has such a beautifully simple look, and thus it is my favorite real wedding feature from the Snippet & Ink archives. The romantic photos from this wedding prove that you can have a gorgeous amount of love going on for your lovely day without finding yourselves underwater in terms of money — according to the post, this couple had a $5000 budget, and they made many of the details together. (P.S. My runner-up is definitely Lauren & Grant’s Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath, as this wedding also proves that with a little love, a lot of romance, and masses of ever-charming baby’s breath, a wedding can be simple, beautiful, and inspirational.)

    2) My favorite inspiration board from the archives is, hands-down, Board #555: Diner and Dancing (Budget Friendly #27). The concept for this board looks toward the midcentury past, gives a refreshingly fun-yet-classic, dressy-yet-casual vibe, *and* it can be kind to the wallet! (Plus, you can’t go wrong with the denoted mood “jitterbug and soda pop,” nor can you miss with the palette “cherry red [and] whipped cream.”) My favoritism for this board is highly personal, too, as it gave me and my fiance The Big Idea for our own approaching wedding — we’re creating a retro picnic, with diner-inspired touches of whimsical 1950s goodness.

    3) A website lives and breathes through its navigation, and therefore, the fully-integrated ability to search the archives is one of my favorite features of the new site. I also love having the DIY category readily available at the top of the page, for those of us — me! — who love to be able to quickly get ideas for things to do together.

    Contest or no contest, Snippet & Ink has been one of my favorite wedding and party-inspiraton websites for a long time; your design and ideas are always fresh, applicable, and welcome. Cheers!

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  321. Jenna

    I am horrible at playing favorites.
    1. I am drawn to the weddings that are very different from my life: Victoria and Jackson’s wedding at Cafe Amelie, Christina and Sunil’s Indian fusion wedding, Molly and Alex’s wedding at the Gramercy Park Hotel, and Karolina and Wayne’s wedding in Poland. Weddings that seemed familiar or like something I might to have: Jessie and Brendan’s wedding and Alden Manor or Tess and Peter’s wedding in LA. But, the kicker wedding: Kayan and James’ wedding in Croatia. There’s a foreign destination, stones, and lavender so it has to be my favorite.

    2. If we’re really getting theme-y I would say Quoth the Raven board or Seeing stars board because both are beautiful. But I am partial to the Marble and Olive Leaf board. Simple, but pretty.

    3. The search bar, right up close to the top. I am constantly seeing something, not saving it, and going back to websites trying to find it again.

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  322. Jessica

    1. Sarah and Joshua – I love potlucks, and my friends are simply amazing cooks. It could be a blast!
    2. The Retro Picnic board. I love the relaxed feel, it’s something I’d just love to sink into and enjoy.
    3. The search bar. A functional, awesome search makes a huge difference.

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  323. blessedta

    Sarah & Joshua’s Bay Area Potluck Wedding
    White Picket Fence
    Farm to Table

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  324. Lena

    Oh, what wonderful questions! I’ve long adored Brenda and Scott’s wedding photographed by Kate Headley, and the Seersucker & Twine board is an absolute inspiration! As for the new site, I’m smitten that you’ve broken out real weddings and “faux”–it’s a genius tool for brides-to-be!

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  325. Lauren

    Such an incredible giveaway!

    1. Sharon & Josh Simple Tennessee Church Wedding -Love everything about this wedding especially the reception venue since it is ours as well. I love all of the details and color scheme as well.
    2. #566 Farm to table inspiration board – captures our vision of organic simplicity
    3. Love the new layout, font, and DIY section :)

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  326. meredith

    What an amazing giveaway! I like the Sophisticated Botanical Garden wedding – wish that I could find such a great location near me. My favorite inspiration board is #554: Garden Grow. My fingers are crossed to win this to help out my big day budget!

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  327. Caroline

    1. Id have to say Victoria and Jackson at Cafe Amelie, Ive been to a wedding there and its so wonderful! Im getting married in New Orleans (where we live) so I love seeing other weddings from here.
    2. French Magnolia, I will be having magnolia touches at my wedding!
    3. I just got engaged a few weeks ago and found your blog so Im not sure what to compare it to, its a beautiful site though!

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  328. Kathleen

    Holy cow! Amazing giveaway! OK, here goes:

    Favorite wedding, that I’ve had pinned for awhile, is Nora & Reed’s Gymnasium wedding. Mostly because it was when I decided I loved the bateau neckline on a wedding dress, plus, no one was taking themselves too seriously in that wedding and that’s what I want!

    Favorite inspiration board, hands down, #556, Farm to Table. That’s my wedding in a nutshell.

    Favorite Feature: I’ve been ogling the font used on your header. What is it? Besides that, the inspiration board features is what sets S&I apart!

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  329. Seattle Lulu

    I am drooling over each of these giveaway items!
    1. My favorite real wedding feature wasn’t actually a wedding, but the whimsical, woodsy spring table from March 2010
    2. Board #480: Poppy & Field – fresh, natural & fun
    3. As for the new features, I love the inspiration from the DIY section and I drool over the Kathryn Loves section!

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  330. Ashley

    Love the new site and the amazing goodies in the giveaway!

    My favorite Real Wedding is Iris & Travis’ Farmstand Wedding at Beaulieu. All of it was so beautifully designed and very creative.

    I love inspiration board #531 – Castaway. Such gorgeous colors and details.

    My favorite new feature is the regional search. I love scrolling through weddings in my area!

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  331. Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    How lovely and awesome!
    There are too many great weddings for many reasons, but Ana and Andrew’s wedding at the vizcaya-gardens in MIaimi would have been my vintage outdoor wedding!

    The wizard of Oz board is too fun because of its use of bright, but classic colors.
    The Kathryn loves section is too fun!

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  332. chandra ~ oh lovely day

    My favorite real wedding feature was your own wedding, followed by Kate & Jesse’s Ojai wedding. One of my favorite inspiration boards (I can’t pick just one of your boards!) was the apples and horsehoes, board #403 – because it is from when I was just a bride reader and not a blog reader before my own wedding. And my favorite feature is a small thing, but I love the “top” circle that can quickly get you to the top! It’s the little things :)

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  333. charissa chan

    1, favorite real wedding: Jennifer & John | Eco-Friendly Wedding in Mendocino
    2, favorite inspiration board: #565, #291 and #437 (fall colors with touches of blue as the night sky and stars)
    3. The fonts, so clean simple and classic
    Well done.

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  334. Kelly Maloney

    1. I’d have to say that each wedding becomes my favorite just for a moment but one that really struck me was about a month and a half ago, Katie & Joey | DIY California Ranch Wedding. Living in NY and in September and outdoor wedding would’ve been chancy so I loved the great wide space these two enjoyed in Southern Cali!
    2. Oh my goodness. I am totally missing Autumn right now having been out of New York for a few weeks.. This board: Board #291 | Golden Autumn Days takes me right back. Ahh home. Missing it.
    3. Your new site is completely fantastic. The transition was seamless to me. My favorite new features are the Sunday Editions link and the faster, better Search option. I love love love Sunday editions. Super fantastic. and the inspiration boards are something I use often, entering in one random word for an idea I have and voilà, there’s all the inspiration I need.

    Super great giveaway, fingers crossed!

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  335. stef

    Fav nuptuals: Regina + Zaheen in Mexico
    Most inspiring board: #547 Pale Paris Morning
    What I love most about the new site: Everything…but I can’t help admire all the pretty and unique fonts!

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  336. Carolyn Callis

    1) I simply could not stop pinning Regina & Zaheen. I adore the Mexican traditions & the bright bursts of hot pink. Their photos are not just my favorite on S&I but quite possibly my most favorite ever, after my own photos, of course! http://www.snippetandink.com/destination-wedding-zacatecas-mexico/

    2)#245 Hot Pink & Gold. There is my pink again! I love how the gold helps the pink to grow up just a bit. http://www.snippetandink.com/board-245-hot-pink-gold/

    3) My favorite new feature is “Snapshot of a Marriage.” What a lovely idea to include in a wedding blog. I love the reminder that the wedding for all it’s beautiful details is really about a lasting marriage in the end. Thank you!

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  337. Brittany B

    This giveaway is thrilling! Congratulations on the new site!

    1) My favorite Real Wedding is an oldie but a goodie – Lanie & Matt | Elegant Winter Wedding in Colorado – I’ve had it bookmarked for inspiration for my own winter wedding this December.
    2) Similarly, LOVE “All is Calm, All is Bright” – what a great motto for any wedding weekend.
    3) My new favorite feature is definitely the Galleries. Many an hour will be spent looking through, no doubt..

    Thanks!

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  338. Colleen

    This is such an amazing giveaway! I really enjoyed perusing the new site and finding all of my favorite boards and weddings… so hard to narrow it down…
    1. My favorite real wedding is Rachel & Justin’s DIY Wedding in Barndiva. I loved all of the intimate details – the patch stitched inside the grooms jacket is so sweet and romantic, the red socks worn by groomsmen is a fun, playful moment and the beautiful simplicity of the food and the gorgeous heart-shaped wreaths were all great inspiration… and not to mention that adorable ring bearer!
    2.My favorite inspiration board is hard to pinpoint, but one that I have a mild obsession with is #560 Summer Stripes. The poppy red is so cheerful and happy! I am from Maine and can totally picture this seaside wedding in my future. The bright stripes give it a fresh contemporary feel, but also vintage and classic at the same time.
    3. There is no end to things I love about the new site – I really enjoy how simlpe and usable it is… the breakdown of the different categories makes it so easy to navigate and find all of my favorite inspirations! I love the “Other Parties” category – Amory & Marc’s low key rehearsal dinner is beautiful, love those Sperry Tents!
    Happy Birthday Snippet & Ink!

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  339. Sarah

    favorite wedding: Rachel & Charlie – Intimate Wedding at Blue Hill – the flowers in this wedding were simply GORGEOUS.
    favorite board: Sidewalk At Sunset – I love incorporating gray and pastels in to wedding color schemes!
    favorite feature: the DIY section for sure.

    Hooray for birthdays and new looks!

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  340. Esther

    Favorite Wedding: Erin & Dave – Purple Garden Wedding in New York
    Favorite Board: Board #363 – Kitschy Key West
    Favorite Feature: the DIY section!

    Honestly, everything about the website is amazing! Thanks so much!

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  341. Julie H

    Happy Anniversary Snippet & Ink! Thank you for creating such beauty on your site. The new site is lovely and well-designed (so easy to find everything). Proposing a toast to the next 5 years – can’t wait to see what’s next. Kathryn, you’re terrific.! OX

    Fav Real Wedding Feature: Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath
    Fav Inspiration Board: Board #172, Summer Rustic
    Fav new feature: DIY & Kathryn Loves (!)

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  342. Rylee

    Yay!!
    1. One of my faves (there’s so many) is Georgia and Nates! I love love love the colors and textures in that wedding.
    2. I love the Gold & moody blue inspiration board….love the moodiness of it w/ class!
    3. The gallery feature is my favorite! I love diving into the wedding even deeper after a pretty feature!

    xoxo!

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  343. Clarissa

    1) Katie & Joey | DIY California Ranch Wedding – using the sky as decoration; PERFECT
    2) Board #565 | Seeing Stars I want that dress
    3)Def. DIY – So helpful

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  344. Marie

    I loved Christina & Ben | Purple Vineyard Wedding at B.R. Cohn Winery, the seating cart written on the widow panes was so creative. Peach and Grey was my favorite inspiration bored. I have to agree with Rylee, the gallery feature is awesome.

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  345. Diana

    1) DEFINITELY Kate & Jesse’s Vintage Garden wedding: http://www.snippetandink.com/elegant-ojai-garden-wedding/
    2) #560: Summer Stripes. I don’t think I’ll be a beach bride but this whimsical summer theme made me swoon: http://www.snippetandink.com/preppy-striped-beach-wedding/
    3) As a design junky, I’ma have to go with the new fonts. You’re looking so classy these days!

    xoxo

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  346. Heather

    I love Meika and Joe’s Shabby Chic Creekside wedding… the bridesmaids dresses and old truck are divine!
    My favorite board is #194: Classic Summer elegance. Really simple and chic!
    The new feature I appreciate is the overall classy wedding feel and the ability to search by region.

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  347. Devon

    I just found your site about 3 weeks ago after googling “wedding color palette-help!”I’m not the girl that had her wedding planned after the first date, so choosing colors was one of many overwhelming decisions I had to make- and soon! I am so glad I found your site with all those pretty inspiration boards! We are going to use my favorite- #249, Premier Danseuse- as the inspiration our wedding this March! I love the boards you create, so even though I’ve scoured the rest of the site, they remain my favorite feature. Also, I loved Courtney and Bronson’s wedding from last October…the bulldogs tipped the scales! Ours is going to be the flower girl…

    Thanks for your help planning our wedding!
    Devon

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  348. Naomi

    Thanks Kathryn! What an incredible giveaway! Everything looks gorgeous. Now on to the questions:

    1. My favorite real wedding feature has to be Robyn and John’s wedding from September of 2011. So sweet, fun, and the couple looks genuinely happy in every shot.

    2. My favorite inspiration board is Board #432- Pink & Sepia. I have certainly been referencing this board as I plan my March 2013 wedding!

    3. It was difficult to narrow this one down from the new header, to the “By Region” links, but I’m going to go with a small detail. My favorite new feature is how the category sections change into a fun, pink font as you navigate the various pages.

    Cheers!
    Naomi

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  349. Sara Parsons

    I love love love the shabby creekside wedding!!!! So gorgeous. My favorite board is the poppy and mint board. These colors are beautiful together!!!! It’s hard to pick my favorite feature about this site. It’s all so adorable but I love the DIY part. Many many fun cute ideas!

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  350. Monica

    1) Sophisticated Botanical Garden Wedding,
    2) Poppy and Mint Board
    3) Favorite feature is the new galleries!!

    hockeyheaven7@yahoo.com

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  351. Courtney

    Love!
    1) Board #367 – Purple Hydrangea – I LOVE HYDRANGEAS! :)
    2) Inspiration Board #543 – Glitterfest – Who doesn’t love glitter?!?!
    3) New feature… to be honest, I’ve been following through my google reader. But I do love the look of the site. And I saw you have an instagram account, so I just started following you!

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  352. kate

    1) http://www.snippetandink.com/2009/02/

    2) http://www.snippetandink.com/romantic-spring-wedding/

    3) I like that you broke up the real weddings vs. faux weddings

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  353. Nina S

    1) Favorite real wedding is Ashley & Michael’s Modern San Francisco City Hall Wedding. Possibly thinking about city hall for our wedding so great for ideas.
    2) Favorite inspiration board is #444 Sparkle and Bubbly. So much fun and glam.
    3) Favorite new site feature is the new galleries. Love the new site design overall too!

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  354. Michelle

    1) Favorite real wedding: Debbie and Mitch’s simple, intimate wedding in New York. The Event looked lovely, but what I loved most was how she valued quality over quantity. http://www.snippetandink.com/2011/09/page/8/
    2) Favorite Inspiration Board: #184 Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres. I love the idea of a cocktail party to stay budget friendly. The colors on this board are nice too. My FAVORITE thing about it though is the splurge on nice flowers. I really want Orchids in my wedding because my grandfather used to grow them in his home-country, and having them present will be like having him at my wedding as well. http://www.snippetandink.com/board-184-budget-friendly-1-cocktails/
    3) My favorite new feature is the DIY section! I love budget-friendly ideas for weddings; in case you haven’t guessed, I’ll definitely be on a budget for mine! My sister is also a fan of all things arts and crafts, so she’ll be very helpful with some DIY projects!

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  355. Nicole

    Real wedding “September wedding at beltrane ranch”, cuz I’m a sucker for a ceremony under an oak tree. Mood board is a tie between #566 “farm to table” and #567 “late summer sunlight”. And as a typography-lovin’ graphic designer, I love the new stacked logo & pretty search bar. :)

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  356. tessa

    1. So pretty!
    http://www.snippetandink.com/retro-inspired-country-club-wedding/
    2. I’m not usually big on stars but I would LOVE to own this constellation dress in this board. http://www.snippetandink.com/star-themed-wedding/
    3. I love the layout in general. I like how the top has links to all of the pretties but that directly under it are the important links- good navigation is huge.

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  357. Susan

    What a fantastic giveaway! My favorite real wedding is Julia & Jack, at Auberge du Soleil in Napa. I have a special place in my heart for Auberge and this couple just perfectly captured the beauty of the venue. Plus, photos by the amazing Meg Smith! My favorite inspiration board (for now) is #296 Paint A Rainbow. I’m having a rainbow-themed birthday party for my little girl so all of the color on this board is giving me great ideas. As for the updated site – congratulations! My favorite feature is being able to view by region. Great work.
    Fingers crossed!!

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  358. Holly

    Love this give away. So much fun stuff. I’ve been following you since I heard you on NPR a week before I got engaged. If I have to choose I’d say the creek side wedding of meika and joe and board 492- love and surf. Favorite new site bit would be the fonts and the grey and pink with the links turning pink when you click.

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  359. Kassie E

    This give away is a dream come true! Holy cow. Well, my favorite inspiration board is board 524 – southern comfort. I have always loved everything about the south, but am a Californian. The board has really great elements that I could even do in CA! My very favorite wedding posted on ANY blog was on yours. It was the wedding titled: Bethany & Ryan, A love story. The story was heart breaking, encouraging, beautiful, and so well written by the bride. I don’t think I could ever forget their story because it truly represented what a wedding is about.. Ok, so my favorite thing about the new site is the snapshot of a marriage. How cute are the couples featured???! The advice is true from the heart and I haven’t seen this sort of thing on any other blog. I hope that me and my fiancee can look back in 60 years together. Plus the pictures are just adorable.
    Thanks Snippy & Ink for the fun contest!!

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  360. Catherine

    This is my favorite real wedding (reminds me of mine): Lauren & Grant | Lake Champlain Wedding with Baby’s Breath. I love this board: Board #566 | Farm to Table. And my favorite new feature is the gallery! I love Snippet and Ink. Keep it up guys.

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  361. Johanna

    I love the site re-design! My favorite feature is the menu bar at the top, as well as the regional section at the bottom; it’s easy to get lost for hours clicking through all the wonderful stories.. My favorite inspiration board has to be #12: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (one of my favorite books of all time.) And for real wedding, I’d go with Amber & Mark; such great style and class on a reasonable budget.

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  362. Karen

    This giveaway is too dreamy to pass up! I have a tie for my favorite wedding! I’m planning a barn wedding for next fall/winter and these two have been inspiration for me: Real Wedding: Michelle & Ryan at Santa Barbara’s Rancho Dos Pueblos and Real Wedding: Tessa & Adam, they inspired my to do a DIY barn wedding. They gave me hope that our budget wedding will be possible and still look adorable! My favorite inspiration board is this classy barn themed one, Board #469. My dream wedding. I’m new to snippet and ink but i absolutely love the design and layout of the website. Really great use of typography for the navigation bar and everything is very user friendly. And of course, pretty colors! Thanks for the contest even if I don’t win! You guys are awesome!

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  363. Laura A

    1) Real Wedding: Hannon & Cameron – elegant, rustic wedding. love.
    2)Board #250 | Aqua & Poppy – similar to my wedding colors!
    3) By Region section – easy to find engagements and weddings in your area

    Fingers crossed!

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  364. Marlina

    What an amazing giveaway and updated site! My favorite real wedding is the Megan & James | Romantic Pasadena Garden Wedding (love the pink & red combo), my favorite inspiration board is Board #107 | Black Tie Preferred (which I could throw a black tie party), and my favorite feature is the new galleries.

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  365. ilse

    How. Amazing. Is. This!!?
    My favorite real wedding, honestly, was yours. Not only do I live and love in San Francisco, adore Presidio Social Club, and fall partial to the era and color-scheme you worked with, but your writing in the posts really was touching. I cried- no joke!:) The attention to detail was, of course, no surprise from you, but it was nonetheless so special and so personalized. You can tell that you cared as much about your guests’ happiness, as you did about your own experiences that day. Same goes for the mood boards (and evolution of mood boards) that you came up with- I loved the mix of typographic and color-based inspiration, with tactile textures and notions.

    As for the new *gorgeous* site, my favorite new feature is actually just how much more navigable it is. It’s clear and clean and the typography is very sweet. It would be amazing to win any part of this, let alone all of it!!

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