Letterpress Wedding Invites + a Giveaway from Hello!Lucky

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Snippet & Ink loves our friends at Hello!Lucky, and today they’re here giving away 100 2-color letterpress wedding invitations to one lucky Snippet & Ink reader! Oh letterpress… it’s really one of my favorite things ever. Check out a few of the designs available from Hello!Lucky:

I have to tell you though – there is no way these photos can do justice to the awesomeness of letterpress. Letterpress is something you want to hold in your hand, to feel the texture of the impressions and the weight of the paper. So if you’re not sure about it, take advantage of this promo Hello!Lucky has going on right now, where you can get your hands on 3 wedding samples for FREE before March 31.

Okay, so how do you win 100 letterpress invitations from Hello!Lucky? Leave a comment here, sharing one or two things that have inspired you most in your wedding planning. It can be anything, from a magazine to a flower to a song. You have until Thursday at 5:00PM PDT to enter, and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Friday morning. And in the meantime, go check out the variety of designs over at Hello!Lucky, including some delightful save the dates.

This contest is now closed.

This post sponsored by Hello!Lucky.


  • Rebecca says:

    What’s inspiring me most in my wedding planning is our location, which is very outdoorsy and rustic. We chose it because it has special meaning to the both of us, and we are so excited for the added challenge of transportation for all of our guests.

  • Kathryn says:

    Like Rebecca, I’ve also been most inspired by our location — which also happens to be our home! We live on a farm in a home we built with our own four hands just a year and a half ago. I’m excited to show my farflung family where I’ve decided to make my life (and to show off our chickens and cows!). While it’s an enormous amount of work to plan a wedding at home, it’s exciting to know that the improvements we’ll make for the wedding (like finally getting around to planting those flower gardens I’ve been dreaming about) will be improvements that will be with us for a lifetime.

  • Sara says:

    My fiance and I met on a city bus and we both love to travel so we’ve been trying to incorporate a vintage elegant travel feel. :)

  • Rachel says:

    I have been most inspired by a clipping from a magazine that I tore out while still in high school. It is this beautiful scene from a garden with a table cloth in all neutrals and a lace overlay. In the center of the table are yellow flowers that look like they are falling out of the basket they were set in. It is so beautiful. It is rustic and whimsical and just exactly what I want.

  • Jenny says:

    Our number one inspiration has definitely been our venue. It’s an eclectic architectural salvage store with more vintage treasures than you could even take in! Everything from gorgeous chandeliers to a quirky unicorn statue. Our other inspiration is a family necklace that is art deco style sapphire and diamond. We’re going to carry the vibrant blue throughout our wedding! Looking now on Hello Lucky’s site for invitations to match!

  • Jane says:

    My inspiration? Summertime. I’ve always loved the sight, smells and feel of summertime.

  • Rachel says:

    One of the things that has inspired me most is my fiance’s love of green apples. I thought it would be really cute to sprinkle them throughout the wedding.

  • Amy says:

    My location and the season is what has inspired most of our wedding ideas. We are having a wedding in the fall in beautiful St. George Utah. So from the decore to the colors we picked. it is turning into what i describe as “rustic elegance”

  • Anthony says:

    We’re getting married in a small church that has stained glass from ceiling to floor. We were inspired by the deep rich colors and are carrying those throughout our day. Also, my bride has a flair for all things art deco, so carrying that angular style throughout.

  • This may sound silly but my inspirations have been, Anne of Green Gables, and Bees. Go figure but I have a great late summer garden idea for that.

  • Sarah says:

    Hands down the most inspiring thing as we’ve planned our wedding has been the amazing support and enthusiasm from our friends and family. We have been together for almost ten years, and having made it through cancer twice and the death of a parent we have already tested the “in sickness” part of the vows and been blessed by the amazing support of our friends and family through the tough times. We are so excited to be able to bring everyone who has been there for us over the years together for a weekend to celebrate – it feels like a very special way to thank them for being part of our lives and celebrate this next phase! We’re trying to incorporate that sense of celebration of our community into every element of our planning…and would love to have “keepsake” invites for everyone to remember the weekend by!

  • jillian says:

    how fun! i love all of the lovely typography :) xoxo jcd

  • Chad & I just got engaged this past weekend, March 12th!!!! He surprised me by proposing at a spot we have visited since we dated in high school, Fort Baker in Sausalito, CA. Afterwards, he took me to Anthropologie to pick out our first thing for our home together. And then, the surprises just kept rolling! He had a surprise party planned at my parents’ home to which all our close friends from college flew up from LA to celebrate the night with us. This is what will inspire my wedding planning: sentimental details that are US & a venue that allows us to fellowship with our friends & family.

  • our heritages- his English/Scottish, and my Chinese/Russian- and the uniting of the two inspires our planning.

  • Eleuthera says:

    We’ve been inspired by our ceremony venue, my fiance’s grandmother’s little house on the beach on a quiet island.

  • I’ve been inspired by the gypsy troupe in the movie “Chocolat” and our venue…basically a deteriorating minigolf course in the middle of the woods. It’s pretty surreal and awesome.

  • Amanda says:

    Our biggest inspiration may actually be the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral. We are having an English-themed morning wedding, complete with morning coats and hopefully a bunch of fabulous wedding hats.

  • Susan says:

    All of the family and friends who will be attending. I can’t wait to see everyone I love gathered in one place to celebrate this milestone in our lives with us!

  • Tara says:

    Our venue reflects our personalities and story. We met in Italy, and we are getting married in Mendocino County, CA, where they have a similar passion for food, wine, and local agriculture. We wanted a wedding that had really, really good food, and we wanted it to be relaxed (California-style, where my fiancée is from) while having surprising touches of elegance (New York-style, where I’m from). The entire event will be outside, under the stars.

  • Amanda A. says:

    I absolutely adore these invites! I believe the inspiration for my wedding on September 3, 2011 definitely stems from the relationship I have with my fiance. We are both casual yet a little classy so in order to make sure this shines through on our big day, I looked through numerous blogs (especially here!) and the seven beautiful weddings I stood as a bridesmaid!

  • Sam says:

    The location and our excitement of spending the weekend with our family and friends are the greatest inspirations.

  • jennie says:

    What a great giveaway! Our location & the season are inspiring us a lot – we’re going to be married this fall near my hometown, in an old summer camp building in a pine forest. So we’re keeping it fairly casual and homey. My sister’s restaurant will cater (grilled cheese & cupcakes), we’re using locally grown flowers in season (dahlias & hydrangeas), and there will surely be some pine cones on the fireplace mantle!

  • kaity says:

    Colours has been inspiring us a lot -it will determine what kind of venue we have even! flowers, loose romantic flowers have also played a big role in our vision

  • Amy says:

    We have been most inspired to include our love of outdoors and gardening/small-scale farming in as much of the wedding as possible. We’re hoping to include herbs and garlic scapes in table decorations and bouquets (inspired by a scape and fiddlehead bouquet posted here on snippetandink).

  • Melissa says:

    Our friends and family are our biggest inspiration. So many people have offered there services and ideas to our wedding. In fact, our caterer is the only person we hadn’t had a beer with prior to hiring! And now that I think about it, that (besides my fiance) is my favorite thing about our wedding!

  • Leanne says:

    Our venue, a rustic 1637 inn/restaurant in a park just outside the city, has been so inspirational to us. But mostly, it’s been talking together about our vision for our wedding day and our lives together that has inspired me!

  • Jennifer Adams says:

    My fiance and I have been inspired by our love of color and the desire to bring a blend of vintage and modern to our wedding. But for me, my fiance is the most inspiring thing in the wedding planning process, and I can’t wait to be his wife!!

  • Weston says:

    My fiance and I have been inspired by our neighborhood (Brooklyn Heights) and our friend’s weddings. It’s very easy to decide what you don’t want when you go to so many tacky/boring weddings. :)

  • Kara Stafford says:

    The ocean and the breezy, light happiness of summer is my inspiration for the wedding. We are keeping things light, thin, flowing fabric and daytime ceremony/reception.

  • Caroline says:

    Our heritage and family traditions have inspired the feel and direction of our wedding planning.

  • Megan B says:

    I’ve been most inspired by blogs and getting see awesome garden weddings others have done.

  • Rebecca K. says:

    The theme for our wedding came from the words I used to describe what I wanted in an engagement ring to my then boyfriend before he proposed and became my fiance: Classic, Clean, & Crisp.

    Amazing giveaway….

  • Jess says:

    Lately I’ve been inspired by our venue which is an amazing restaurant that specializes in local, sustainable, organic food and a beautiful Mars & Valentine bracelet that I purchased as one of my wedding jewelry pieces.

  • I love all of the succulents! And it’s double fun because they can act as favors and be extra green!!

  • Missy says:

    The people I love were my inspiration. They are the reason I didn’t elope. I look at my grandparents wedding picture everyday (they have been married 60 years) and look at how happy they are. That happiness is timeless. My grandparents live across the country and due to poor health cannot attend our day, but they will be there in spirit.

  • Allison Y says:

    I am most inspired by the outdoors (we are rock climbers after all) and our family. Our definition of family though extends to those we climb with every day. We put our lives in their hands on a regular basis and we hope to build our marriage on that same type of love and trust.

  • Christie says:

    We’ve been inspired by our love for travel. I had never before seen the movie Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst and lets just say that is our big inspiration now that I have seen the movie!!! We want to travel all around Europe especially to France and Italy!

  • Melissa Peabody says:

    My fiance lived in Paris for 3 yrs, so we are taking his time there and the french countryside as inspiration for our wedding. We are also getting married under a bridge in Cathedral Park, Oregon, and the back of my wedding dress is inspired by the bridge’s architecture.

  • ashley says:

    Our biggest inspiration has been our guests. We really want our wedding to be a celebration of our love, and the love of our friends and family.

  • Joyce says:

    I don’t have any one or two major sources of inspiration for our wedding – but a single picture here and there from all of the different wedding blogs I read have certainly helped pull together our wedding vision.

  • Jessica says:

    Our biggest sources of inspiration have been our shared love of travel, and the colors and flowers of spring!

  • Christine says:

    I think the majority of my inspiration has come from experiences we have had together. We really want the day to be a reflection of the moments we’ve shared that got us here.

  • Sacha says:

    The palette for my wedding was inspired by a photo of a hallway with dove grey walls, dark wood floors and billowing floor length curtains in a peachy nude silk. The actual wedding though has mainly been inspired by the mixing of my fiance’s and my own tastes – we enjoy the same things in life and want to share that with our guests!

  • These invitations have so much style and personality! I love letterpress and Hello!Lucky has done such a beautiful job taking it way beyond the expected. Makes me want to get married all over again! Cheers.

  • Our wedding is planned around the themes of lace/doilies as decoration and e.e. cumming’s poem “i carry your heart”

  • I have been inspired by the colors that we’ve chosen for our wedding. Our colors are hunter green and sunshine yellow and I am finding these colors everywhere, from lemons and limes to wild flowers growing on the side of the road and beautiful leafy succulents. I hope to incorporate all kinds of textures into our big day!

  • elizabeth says:

    We are inspired by the concept of a journey. The journey we just took: we recently relocated to SF from the East Coast and are experiencing new jobs, friends, community; and the journey in our future: marriage, the creation of a new family, lots of unknowns. So we’ve been incorporating themes of maps, the special meanings of particular places, and the concept of “home.”

  • Jess F says:

    We’ve been inspired by the post-industrial grit and beauty of Pittsburgh. While we live in CA, the city of Pittsburgh and our venue, an old factory, get my creative juices flowing!

  • Brittany says:

    We have been insipired by our new home in Central Oregon. Desert succulents and the laid-back rustic vibe of a mountain town has given us an abundance of natural elements to incorporate!

  • Sue says:

    My daughter is engaged and I and her father are very honored that they are looking to our wedding as a source of inspiration. While a number of our 70’s wedding items are way too out of date, they are incorporating some of the same themes and working with the cake decorator to create a similar cake design.

  • Alexandra says:

    We are inspired everyday by my parents simple, exactly-as-they-wanted-it wedding and their successful 29 year marriage (so far!) that’s followed it. I am also inspired constantly by the beauty of my favourite flowers, nothing is more beautiful to me than the beauty we can find in nature.

  • Ilsa says:

    I have been most inspired by my Sarah Seven wedding dress. The first time I put it on I could instantly imagine the wedding looking like a woodsy Midsummer Night’s Dream!

  • Sarah S. says:

    We have been most inspired by the field of flowers at a small farm near our venue. We decided early on to do our own flowers, so last fall, around the same date my wedding will be this year, I went and picked A LOT of flowers to get a sense of what colors, shapes and textures would be available. Those results (http://otherwiseengagedblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/flowers-rest-and-motion/) have shaped a lot of the rest of our thinking about the feel of the wedding– relaxed and a bit rustic, but beautiful. Big bold colors. A willingness to accept a little imperfection.

  • Wow – what an amazing giveaway!

    Osborne & Little’s Asuka wallpaper has been very inspirational in my planning! It is in the gorgeous dining room of the hotel where our reception is being held, and it has been the basis for our color… and just about everything else!

    Also, my Jenny Packham gown I got this weekend is filling me with inspiration. Basically I can’t wait for our wedding!

  • teresa says:

    my 2 major inspirations:
    -the city of San Francisco. our theme is I <3 SF
    -anything & everything SUCCULENTS

  • carla aiello says:

    The things that have been inspiring to me as I have been planning my wedding (albeit slow…) simplicity and intimacy. I have been focusing on day of the dead ideas and making them into my own.

  • I’m inspired by the love that my family taught me.

    The simplicity of the love itself. Going back to the way things used to be before weddings became a huge extravaganza. Like the simple hug and kiss you give your daddy when he gets home from work. Or the simple love a mother shows through her care for you when you’re sick. Just simple, love.

  • Monelle says:

    I have been most inspired by an inspiration board that I found here on snippet & ink! It has allowed me to focus the feel and aesthetic of everything in my wedding!

  • Tina Reindl says:

    I have been most inspired by our venue. We are getting married on a huge green lawn under a 200 year old oak tree. It is so gorgeous, I couldn’t dream of a better place to take our vows!

    I bought an at-home letterpress and it has been a complete disaster! I wasted money on designing a plate, making a plate, the press itself, the paper…everything! It is a total nightmare! My dream of letterpress invites is shattered! I need these invites so badly!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I have built all of my wedding ideas around a gorgeous floral arrangement I found on a wedding blog. From colors, to the rustic-garden style of the vase, I have used it for all of my inspiration!

  • I’ve been completely inspired by other brides. I am an artist and my favorite subject is people so I’ve been browsing your blog as well as a few others to help me with my planning and to fuel my own creativity. Two huge things for me though are color, (which Chris picked out) we’re going with a few different purples and r-e-d (can’t wait!) and also the dress. I found my dress about two weeks into planning and it’s helped a few things be put into place, knowing what I myself am going to look like and how it will help set the tone of our wedding day.

  • Emily says:

    I have been inspired by our Midwestern upbringing and focusing on things that will still matter to us 50 years from now.

  • MeitsMo says:

    I am most inspired by the old lace on my mothers mantilla, and listening to Erykah Badu while making wedding decorations with my fiance on a Sunday afternoon.

  • Carla says:

    I have been inspired by the season of my wedding – summertime!

  • Mary Kate says:

    Our venue has been the source for most of our inspiration. The landscaping is beautiful and they believe in sourcing locally which is also important to us.

  • We are inspired by the way we defeated my disease together. Physically I did this on my own, but mentally we did this together. It was a very hard time but it make me believe that he and I are made for each other and will be happy together as husband and wife.

  • Two things that have inspired me most in the wedding planning: our gorgeous and serene venue in Ohio’s only national park; and the insanely beautiful photography on sites like snippetandink! I sometimes spend hours looking at pictures of centerpieces, dresses, favors, etc.

  • Gillian says:

    My fiance has been the most inspiring part of wedding planning. He cares about every little detail and wants the day to be special for both us and because of us. He picked our date based on “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and encouraged me to make DIY save the dates and invitations.

    Would love to win! We still have a people to invite…

  • I have been inspired by my extended family gatherings
    ~every time we get together we laugh & eat lots of great food
    I would like my wedding day to be exactly like that:
    a great time & an even greater memory

  • Jacquelyn says:

    I am most inspired by my fiancee and friends and family for being so supportive, patient, and loving through-out this crazy process!!

  • Elaine says:

    I’m most inspired by our ceremony venue and the song I will walk down the aisle to. Our ceremony will be in a church atop the Oakland hills with large floor to ceiling windows at the altar. My fiance’s relationship has always revolved around the outdoors and there is no better place to have a beautiful ceremony inside a church (where my FMIL requests) but with an outdoorsy-nature feel. The song I will be walking down the aisle to is somewhere over the rainbow, a song that both our mothers used to sing to us when we were young, I love incorporating our different cultures, backgrounds, and interests with those of our families who have inspired us the most!

  • Melissa Colman says:

    I have been most inspired by the stamp we’re using on our save the dates — Eat, Drink & Be Married! With our families in two different states, this will be the first time that we’re all together. I’m hoping to have laid back, relaxed wedding that will allow everyone to enjoy the food, drinks and company around them.

  • Andrea B. says:

    A lot of my wedding inspiration has come from the date and the place of our reception. We’re getting married July 1 — summer! 4th of July weekend! — and having the party at the only farm in NYC. So, we’re just going for a lot of country-inspired fun. I think Hello Lucky has quite a few designs that could work with this theme!

  • Nikki J. says:

    Shades of blue. From Sapphire to Ocean Blue, we have been inspired by all shades of this versatile color.

  • Cindy W. says:

    I’ve been most inspired by photographers and the beautiful images they manage to capture.

  • Annie says:

    We’re inspired by our venue’s location: downtown Los Angeles. There’s so much great history downtown, although it’s often overlooked (by residents and tourists alike). Among other things, we’re planning a walking tour of downtown for our guests, and incorporating vintage postcards of LA into our wedding decor.

  • Lisamarie says:

    My fiance and I have been inspired by the glamorous chandeliers that hang in the ballroom – a replica of the White House’s East Room – in which our reception will take place. We have also been inspired by our desire to have a classic wedding that will not look dated or trendy when we look back at our wedding photos in the subsequent decades. I have had so much fun planning and still need invitations. Our wedding is in January 2012 and I would aboslutely love love love to have leterpress inviations!

  • Whitney says:

    I have been most inspired by my venue. It is absolutely gorgeous, overlooking the mountains. I cannot wait to see how it all comes together!

  • Victoria says:

    What inspires me throughout the entire planning process is the relationship I have with my fiance. What we represent as a couple… the quirky little things that are special to the both of us and what make us who we are when we’re together are what we hope to convey to our friends and family on our wedding day. The music we love, our combined styles, laid back attitude and silly sense of humor… all these things are what we hope will make our celebration one of a kind and unforgettable, not only for our guests but most importantly for the two of us.

  • It’s going to sound a little weird, but I’ve been inspired by the colors of this Sally Lightfoot crab my future father-in-law took a photo of last year in the Galapagos: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5252707194_c0f885a6d8_b.jpg

    I love the red-orange color! Good thing we’re getting married on the Eastern Shore of Maryland…crabs are an honored and historical form of commerce there. :-)

  • Marlys says:

    I have been inspired by my wedding shoes that I found early in the planning process!

  • Jessica says:

    I am inspired by 2 trips I’ve taken with my fiance – france and israel. the best of inner and outer beauty!

  • Caitlin says:

    I was most inspired by this beautiful bouquet I stumbled upon, it was white, green and peach with orchids and roses, giving it a summery vintage barn feel which is what our wedding is all about!

  • Casey says:

    Oh my gosh so gorgeous. It’s very early on in my wedding planning, but so far I’ve been inspired by gorgeous blues and tans of the beach and ocean, and also pinks of my childhood dream wedding!

  • Roxanne says:

    We were really inspired by our families’ humble beginnings and wanted to give a shout out, with some upgrades. :-)

  • allijean says:

    What’s inspired me the most is the location in Palm Springs. We are going for a backyard vibe with punch-drunk colors. It’s a celebration and won’t be taking itself too seriously.

  • Kristina L. says:

    Oh, how do I love letterpress invitations…let me count the ways. I have been most inspired by the outpouring of love and support I have received since planning my wedding. Friends and family have come together to offer their talents and it has been truly a family affair. I am also inspired by our venue, an old farmhouse and barn down the street from where my groom grew up. Five months and counting!

  • The picturesque yacht club we are holding our wedding at is the inspiration for all of the design elements. The inspiration for the concept of the day is my fiancé and my love for dinner parties and our love for each other, our family and our friends!

  • When my mom and I traveled to Europe a few years ago, we brought back with us these two gorgeous pink and gold hand spun wine glasses. They are so beautiful and have inspired the colors for our timeless southern romance themed wedding: blush and champange.

  • Celine says:

    I’ve just started wedding planning, but so far, the idea I’m most excited about is walking up & down the aisle to two Beatles songs — Something & I Will — which are not only songs we love, but perfectly capture the fun & relaxed vibe we’re going for.

  • Cheryl says:

    For nearly three years, my fiancee and I lived halfway across the world from each other. We would spend half the year together, the other half spent apart (and on the phone/internet). Now that we’re getting married, we are inspired by those years and by the coming ones we’ll be sharing together. We’ve decided on a destination wedding with a “travel” theme, inspired by our story.

    Thanks, Hello!Lucky for the opportunity and the likewise inspiring designs on your site.

  • jennifer says:

    My fiance and I met at a ski resort in Colorado. He’s from Sweden and I’m from the U.S. A major aspect that has inspired us for our wedding is travel and our love for nature. Both of our wedding rings are inspired or have images of trees and the tree invitations they offer would be a perfect addition to our wedding <3

  • I’ve been inspired for my Aug. 4 wedding by a multitude of things, but especially ranunculus, Ben Folds lyrics, and the store Cargo in Portland. We’re having a laid-back event and the garden flowers, sentimental (but not cheesy) music, and globe lights are key to a perfect event. (:

  • I am marrying my best friend on June 11, 2011 and our decor theme is going to be lemons and limes because I love those colors. The one of the inspirations behind our wedding reception is the organization “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” which purposes to raise funding for pediatric cancer research. The organization has an annual campaign that is set for June 10-12. So we are planning on donating a $ amount per each guest that attends (should be around 325) and setting up a lemonade stand of our own in honor of Alex.

    Volunteering has always been a big part of my life and I just love the fact that we get to incorporate it into our wedding.

  • Jennifer F says:

    I’m lucky to have been completely inspired by being able to have my wedding on my parents farm, and then a pair of amber glass vases I found at one of my favorite stores. Those two things have been the source for every other idea I’ve had so far.

  • jo says:

    My wedding inspiration has come from my shoes!! Vivienne Westwood lady dragon in red. Everything else has evolved from the shoes as they were the first thing I bought after I got engaged. I knew I wanted a bit of quirkyness on my wedding day and am amazed at how easily the whole look is starting to come together!

  • ilse says:

    In addition to Snippet & Ink and all the GORGEOUS inspiration, I have been inspired by:

    -The East coast where my fiance is from
    -Old California Rancho style, which reminds me of my hometown of Carmel Valley, CA, near where our wedding will take place!

    Shout out to Hello!Lucky; I have loved your monkey cards for years!!

  • Joan Sincoskie says:

    My two biggest inspirations: The Beatles and my little wiener dog Moz.

  • Andrea says:

    My 2 inspirations have been
    1) The Niagara river which is what our reception will be overlooking.
    2) Bright fresh colors I saw in a beautiful bouquet in a wedding mag I purchased.

    I love so many of these invites, I hope I win!!

  • Aimee says:

    Hello!Lucky Rocks!

    My biggest inspirations are my love for my fiance and family AND classic, beautiful calligraphy. I love typography!

  • My two biggest inspirations are the outdoors in September (our wedding month) and gerbera daisies! I also love letterpress and is definitely something that we want to include in our day.

  • Jessica says:

    My two biggest inspirations have been my fiance (aww!) and living in NY, bringing as much of our NY lives into the theme of our wedding.

  • Sarah says:

    Hello!Lucky is too fabulous!

    Being a New York Bride, I’m inspired by the juxtaposition of beauty and grit so 2 things that have inspired me are the delicate lace of my (not yet purchased) wedding dress and the exposed brick of my (not yet booked) venue.

  • Terrae says:

    My main inspiration is the season I am getting married in. I am having a January wedding in Minnesota so I am inspired by the white, blue, silver and icy themes of the season.

  • Alison says:

    My middle name: Rose! Thanks Hello Lucky- I adore your designs!

  • lisa k. says:

    I’ve been inspired by A LOT! My fiance and I met in school, so that’s a theme in the wedding. My mother, who passed away, is also a major inspiration to my planning. I’m trying to choose things that I know she would love if she could see them : )

  • Christina says:

    I am early in my planning stages, so pretty much everything I see on Snippet & Ink is inspiring. However, I’ve also been inspired by the song “Say Hey (I love you)” and hope that my wedding will share its upbeat celebration of love.

  • Katie says:

    I adore letterpress and would LOVE to have letterpress wedding invitations but can’t afford to.
    Sources of inspiration for our wedding this summer:
    -Location: San Diego- where we met, dated, and where we will be getting married, on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. I’m tying in some subtle nautical themes
    -wedding blogs: such amazing inspiration. don’t know what i’d do without all these. they make my heart happy.
    – our relationship: i love tying in little things that are special/meaningful to us as a couple and reflect who we are and what we value.
    -textures: i love textures, whether its fabric, letterpress, nature, you name it. That’s been a big inspiration.

  • Erin A. says:

    1. All the places we’ve traveled together in the world 2. My favorite thing to do with my Fiancee is just to relax at home.

  • Stephanie says:

    Since it’s so hard for me to name only two sources of inspiration, I’ll start with the very first seeds. First family reunions. I love the small collective and loving environment of family get-togethers and I want my wedding to be infused with that intimate, supportive, and loving energy. My second source of inspiration would have to be all the DIY blogs that I’ve come across, particularly 2000dollarwedding.com. Whenever I feel like I’m getting a little crazy with all the details and the things that I’ve “got” to have, I head over to their site for a reminder about what’s most important: Love.

  • Lindsay says:

    My parents’ garden and the 140 year old church around the corner are my biggest inspirations and I want to show off both. I love Hello Lucky designs.

  • Amy says:

    our venue and customization–personalizing everything to what we want, even though it ends up being what a lot of other people really like/want too :)

  • Ellen says:

    My inspirations are mostly my venue. We are having our reception in this beautiful art gallery with the juxtaposition of clean walls covered in art with worn and used wooden floors. Our other inspiration is our colors, copper and deep eggplant purple and the desire of my fiancé and I to provide a warm and fun place to just relax and celebrate with our families.

  • Beth Marie says:

    Eep! So exciting! I have been reading Snippet & Ink daily since my fiancé and I decided to get married last summer. This is my first comment in all of that time! I never comment on blogs, but I can’t resist this amazing give-away.

    First inspiration: Tea-length gowns! Before I even found my tea-length gown, I was obsessed with them. I feel like they have a vintage elegance that feels a little sassy and even cheeky, and I found that “feeling” that I associate with tea-length gowns seeping into all aspects of planning.

    Second inspiration: My brother’s 2008 wedding to my sister-in-law. They threw so many “must-have” traditional things out the window. It was the first place where I really saw someone making a wedding their own, but not by pouring millions of dollars and hours into it. (It did involve a lot of DIY, but not back-breaking amounts.) It felt like a revelation and a huge relief to me. They did a wedding their way, and it was so inspiring.

  • Lauren says:

    The 2 things that have inspired me most while planning my wedding are: the February 9th real wedding featured here on Snippet & Ink, and also my lovely wedding planner, C!

  • Brooke says:

    I’m working with two main inspirations for our wedding, and I think the combination of them is my favorite part!

    First, my fiance and I are very into all things outdoors, and absolutely adore our home area of the Pacific Northwest. So our first inspiration is the Pacific Northwest forests! Think ferns, mushrooms, and moss. Ahhh… Deep greens, cool blues, and sprigs of wild spring flowers sprinkled in.

    Then, since I am a lady underneath it all, my second inspiration is vintage silver & glass. Bell jars, lace, cake stands, and silver platters will be nestled into the ferns and moss.

    Can’t wait to put everything together, and Hello!Lucky letterpress would really tie it all in! I adore script letterpress with just a little floral or woodsy detail.

  • Kam says:

    My biggest inspiration is an antique locket that was given to me by my grandmother. It’s gold and ivory with little peach-toned flowers on it. I’m pulling inspiration from the locket by incorporating the colors of Southern peaches and gold accents. I’m loving how it’s tying in perfectly with our Charleston, SC wedding!

  • Annamarie says:

    My grandmother’s vintage suitcases, hankies, embroidered linens & jars are an inspiration to my wedding planning :) Also, the tree where my fiance and I plan to exchange our vows under in a meadow looking out at the Puget Sound is a major inspiration to us both.

  • Lesli says:

    My biggest inspirations have been the season and place of my wedding – fall in the Appalachian mountains.

  • Maria says:

    I would like to have my invitations done in letterpress! My two inspirations are the vintage brooch bouquet I’m making and our rustic, chic venue.

  • Inspired by our love of music and my grandparents.

    My grandad used to give my nan yellow roses every time he got paid he never stopped so we are having yellow roses for our wedding

  • Janelle Trippany says:

    I am inspired by all the loving couples that surround us including my parents and grandparents and my fiance’s parents and grandparents. It is so lovely to have such amazing role models in our life!

  • I would have to say Quentin Tarantino and peacock feathers. I love blue and green, so that easily became the palate of our wedding. More importantly, the fiance and I bonded over our mutual love (obsession?) for Tarantino movies. As such, our wedding will definitely be inspired by him and his work, down to the nitty gritty details of our day.

  • Melissa says:

    I heart snippet and ink.

    My two sources of inspiration: vineyards (where he proposed, and where we will be married) and my vibrant pink heart shoes.

  • Allison says:

    My inspiration for our wedding is my fiance and I! Our wedding is not until June 2012, but so far I have chosen an outdoor venue that represents our love for the outdoors.

  • Leah says:

    I’m inspired by yellow flowers and DIY wedding blogs!

  • This sounds super-sappy, but my mom is inspiring so much of our wedding’s green, autumnal, comfortable-but-elegant vibe. My parents had their reception in her big sister’s backyard, she sewed her own eyelet-lace dress (that I wish I could fit into), and she’s finally getting her bachelor’s degree–in Horticulture–so she’s happily growing all the flowers for the bouquets and centerpieces! Incredible. The gorgeous choices at Hello!Lucky with pine cones, seed-packet lettering, oak trees–they would fit perfectly.

  • A_squared says:

    My two greatest sources of inspiration are mine and my fiance’s families. They have been so wonderful – from his parents offering up their lush backyard for our laid back summer reception, to my parents pitching in even when their own pennies are tight…I guess it’s true what they say, great parents really will do anything for their kids <3.

  • Lynette says:

    I have been inspired by all the great DIY weddings out there.. I am trying to balance the need to DIY because I want to and what I should give up on and throw some money at…

  • Leah says:

    My inspiration is my fiance keeping me calm when I start to stress about weddings. Also, multi-colored paper lanterns!

  • My fiancé and both have rich family history, and learning about the struggles and triumphs of marriages and families on both sides has inspired me the most in my wedding planning. While the process has been quite arduous at times, I have thoroughly enjoyed going through all the old albums, trying on family’s gowns, and hearing story upon story of proposals, rings, dresses, flowers, ceremonies, toasts, honeymoons and the beginnings of new families.
    I believe that weddings should be organic and natural, a blending of two families and a celebration of new life together. Our second inspiration aside from our family has been the organic greens and bright whites still plentiful in the Midwest in August. While the bright hues of spring and early summer have faded, it gives a nod to a summer season a bit past full bloom and the impending, fall colors soon revealed.

  • rita says:

    I guess it would be the thought of marrying this boy after 13 years. And, “Heart Like a Kick Drum” by the Avett Brothers. Yeah, definitely that.

  • Ariel says:

    I absolutely love letterpress! Fancy invitations were one of the first things we cut from our budget. It would be so awesome to win some!

    My two biggest sources of inspiration in planning our wedding have been the aesthetic of southern New Mexico, which is where we’re getting married, and a painting that I did of my fiance and I on the night that we fell in love- which has a a blue, green, and deep red palette and shows the two of us standing in a field of sunflowers.

  • Julie says:

    I’m newly engaged, so haven’t done much by way of planning yet – but I know we love “The Stable Song” by Gregory Alan Isakov, it’s inspiring.

  • Kay says:

    The wedding mood board is
    Australian Sunsets and Seafood. Simple.

  • Kayleigh says:

    Wedding blogs have for sure inspired me. I wouldn’t have any ideas otherwise! I love letterpress – I work in books so paper is important to me!

  • katy d says:

    my biggest inspiration is my grandmother who passed away last year and wont be able to make it to my wedding – she had the COOLEST, most classic style so i want to honor her and use her old hankies, jewelry, vases, quilts, etc for a vintage yet so personal feel. AND my second inspiration would be SUMMER, my most favorite time of year for backyard parties…we’re talkin bocce ball, croquet, bonfire, spiked sweet tea, fireworks. everything fun loving, just like my man :)

  • kate says:

    my inspiration?

    the silent 8mm film of my parents’ hippie backyard wedding in 1973.

    summer camp. good combo?

  • katia says:

    My inspiration:
    My parents and grandparents – their strength and wisdom inspires me every day!
    My friend whose husband is on his second deployment, disabling IEDs in Afghanistan. I am in awe of their courage, both as a couple and as individuals.

  • Eliza says:

    My family is always throwing great, outdoor BBQ parties with great big bonfires that go late into the night. I grew up rurally and there is this incredible blanket of stars, with sparks flying from the fire, and people I love illuminated by the glow.
    For the wedding- that is my inspiration. For the marriage/relationship, which is an entirely different story, I am inspired by feminist writings about love/relationships, our inside jokes, & our collection of love notes.

  • bouquets with paper butterfiles, vintage broaches. vintage hair ideas, lots of nature. just excited for a day filled with love from everyone around.

  • natalee navarro says:

    My inspiration has been my relationship with Jesus Christ and the musical magic of Ray Lamontagne. As well as my grandpas vintage stash in his garage which is 90% of our decor. xoxo Natalee

  • Heather P. says:

    The big night sky of Arizona inspired me for my wedding…deep navy blue with plenty of little silver stars sprinkled throughout.

  • Allison says:

    We’ll be having an all vegan wedding on my family’s farm next summer, so I must say our 2 biggest inspirations are those things around us that we appreciate the most – nature and a close-knit family!

  • Karen L. says:

    Aside from all the great inspiration offered by Snippet & Ink AND Hello! Lucky (who I just visited last week!), I find inspiration in:
    1) the rustic nature of the ranch we’re getting married at that’s tucked in the mountains of Santa Cruz, and
    2) giving our friends and family who are so dear to us a day that’s bursting with fun and love!

  • Jennifer Presto says:

    Hi!The Two things that have inspired my wedding the most:

    1)My grandmother’s antique costume jewelry that I plan on wearing the day of- I really want to incorporate my grandparents who are with me in spirit.

    2) The Vineyard where I will be having my wedding- I am using grapes in my centerpiece, as well as wearing a purple dress (purple happens to be my favorite color) to represent the wine color.

  • Sue says:

    My inspirations have mainly come from style me pretty blog & my sister’s ideas :)

  • Christina says:

    Snippet and ink is the best.

    Two sources of inspiration:
    * The intimacy that our city of NY can hold.
    * Our family traditions.

  • Karen says:

    I’m inspired by our beautiful setting (Alaska) and the support from our friends and family. The invitations are amazing and I would love to win. Thank you.

  • Kendra says:

    Mt fiancé and I have been really inspired by the house and garden our reception will be held in, and by music (especially that of Frank Sinatra and his contemporaries- our favorite!) for the overall feel of our reception.

  • Nichole Silvera says:

    When in a forest I get a surge of intense joy running through my veins. Unmanicured, free and peaceful. The trees, moss, deer and raccoons have influenced me and my fiancee to have a rustic outdoor wedding among the Big Sur landscape. Joyful, fun and completely informal is our goal.
    Congratulations to all the other brides and fellow snippet and ink obsessors!

  • Stacy says:

    Lavender and typography inspire me in my wedding planning…

  • Amanda V says:

    I have been inspired by wonderful blogs like yours, Katherine, and by A Practical Wedding. I am also inspired by the season of our wedding – fall! Rustic, warm, and classic – all inspired by the feelings that season brings.

  • Kim K says:

    I was inspired by a fabric swatch. The colors were elegant but whimsical, and the design was modern and romantic.

  • Camille says:

    What inspires me the most is my family and friends who encourage us to be ourselves and make our weddong OURS.

  • Katharine R (soon to be S!) says:

    The biggest inspiration for our wedding so far has been our venue. A beautiful, quaint, sweet apple orchard in Northern California. My family spent many falls picking apples in the orchard, and it’s the place my fiance first spent a significant time with my family picking pumpkins.

  • Caitlin says:

    Planning a wedding would be nothing without the inspiration of love. I’m inspired by the love of my best friend (soon to be husband!), my family and even the love I witness every day between strangers. Nothing makes more sense than a warm heart when finding inspiration. This filters through everything I do, from picking flowers and writing my vows to planning a fun garden party so we can celebrate love. I’ve always found Hello!Lucky and Snippet&ink do a great job of portraying weddings as celebrations of love and find even more inspiration through that!

  • Nicole says:

    I have been inspired by color, not WEDDING colors but every color! When people ask what “my colors” are I say “all of them.”
    And my relationship is so inspiring, of course.

  • Caroline K. says:

    We have been inspired by our home state (North Carolina) and have worked to incorporate meaningful, local touches throughout the wedding. We’re also inspired by the love of our families, and have declared our wedding “the best family picnic” they’ll ever attend.

  • Hayley Yeager says:

    I saw these three beautiful, large antique doors/windows that inspired me to use old windows, antique skeleton keys, and old doors for decoration at both the ceremony and reception. I also plan to incorporate it in our Save the Dates.
    I also saw a thumbprint tree guest book that has inspired me to use branches and larger tree limb pieces for decoration at the ceremony and centerpieces.
    I think both of these rustic yet chic inspirations will make a good pair, just like my fiance and I!

  • I have been most inspired by my heart and the instantaneous patter that begins when I hone in on the minute details, be it a color, a corner of a venue, a look in my fiancee’s eyes, as we navigate the wedding planning sea. My heart lifts and my eyes light up and I just know that whatever it is I’m looking at, it’s just the right thing.

  • Rebekah says:

    For our ceremony, we were inspired by his grandmother’s backyard.
    And for our reception, we’re inspired by the place that we first met: a techno/house dance party!

  • racheal says:

    I have had inspiration from the blogs, my creativity, and all the people around me!

  • Maria says:

    We’re inspired by the southern lake we’re getting married on, and our adventures we’ve had as a couple over the past 6 years. It will be a one of a kind ceremony. :)

  • Kenzie says:

    We love our mossy, riverfront property and are recreating a piece of it on each tablescape with wood and greenery from home. Faux bois is making its way throughout the event to tie it all together for an elegant take on a woodsy tone.

  • hiromi says:

    As cheesy as it sounds, I’m inspire by the love from our family and friends. They’re as excited as we are in planning our wedding :)

  • Kfloveinme says:

    Two things that inspired me the most about our wedding is the happiness, joy & love we felt has a couple when our family,friends & co-workers found out that we were engaged. It was soo overwhelming. Another thing is the chance to have our wedding during sunset in Jamaica. Its going to be breathtaking.

    Thank you so much for a great giveaway!

  • Chelsea W says:

    The thing that has inspired me the most is the seal that my sweet man seals my letters with. We have had a long distance relationship, and he has a wax stamp sealer that has our initials with a claddagh.

  • abby says:

    my inspiration has come from tom petty’s “wildflowers” (such a beautiful song- i’m walking down the aisle to it!) and the natural beauty of succulents!

  • Mary says:

    Two things that have inspired me most?

    My photographic chronicles of my entire relationship with my fiance,

    and the theatre we met at and continue to work at (with all the people in it, including our families!).

  • Sarah says:

    Two wedding inspiratations:

    – Modern Urban living
    – Vintage Romance

    They are a little different but I am working to blend them seamlessly

  • Kate says:

    I am most inspired by our location, set in an old 1940’s hall in the downtown area of our city. It’s run down, but it’s been fun to find natural ways to make it a pretty using candles, flowers and integrating an art-deco feel.

  • campbell says:

    Being inspired by and sharing our personal passions for food and graphic design.

  • emalie says:

    Our inspiration comes from spicy green chile peppers and the subtle glow of candle luminarias > We are planning a destination fiesta in Santa Fe, NM.

  • Angela says:

    Two things in particular come to mind:
    1. My grandparents’ farm–where we will have our wedding and reception amongst the many trees my grandfather planted throughout his life.
    2. Etta James, “At Last”. Finally finding true love at 42…This song says it all.
    Best of luck to you. I enjoy your blog and appreciate this opportunity. Take care.

  • What a sweet giveaway! I’m so excited!
    two things that have inspired me are:
    1. My grandmother’s heirloom jewelry.
    2. The wedding supper mentioned in the Bible.


  • Sarah says:

    OK seriously I would love to have letterpress invitations. I think invitations are the first impression of a wedding and I want to make a good one, dang it!

    First, what inspired me was this beautiful turkish platter that my mother has with rust and turquoise flower and filigree pattern. Second is bowling because that is how I met my fiance :)

  • Melissa says:

    my inspiration is coming from my dress, our first dance song and NYC were we met and got engaged!

  • Sara says:

    LOVE anything Hello! Lucky, so it’s worth a shot!

    Throughout the wedding planning, I’ve been surprised at how easy it is to lose focus given the mass of opinions pouring in. With that in mind, I would say the biggest inspiration for wedding planning has been getting back to the reason we are getting married in the first place… our love. Reminding ourselves what the day is really about has been our common ground through all of it, and I think it’s saved our sanity as well!


  • Chloe says:

    Wedding planning is so much fun! I find myself inspired each new day by the the stories and photographs from real weddings on snippet and ink and other wedding blogs.

    I also borrow a lot of ideas from the locale of my wedding taking place on a beautiful college campus near the finger lakes. My fiance and I both went to school there so that place holds a lot of meaning for us.

  • Katie says:

    We are just in the beginning stages of planning. So far we’ve been unbelievably inspired by the city we live in (NYC!) and especially the iconic Brooklyn Bridge (where we got engaged).

    We’ve also been inspired by discovering the existence of a whole segment of amazing blogs devoted only to weddings! Hours and hours of pretty pictures and great ideas :)

  • Jessica says:

    I’ve been inspired most by:

    1. The Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX. No, really – we’re trying to find a way to make it into a reunion/vacation for our friends, and we’re all gamers.

    2. My stand mixer. I’m plotting to cook and bake almost everything (it’s a really small wedding) so I look through food blogs for brunch ideas and what tools I’ll need.

    My fingers are crossed!

  • Margaux says:

    I have been inspired by the vintage textiles and items my mother has saved for my sister and I from both of our grandmothers. Hand-knit crochet, delicate bone china and heirloom jewelry with flowers and antiqued gold are coming together with my modern life to form the basis of my design for the wedding!

  • Cynthia says:

    So many things have inspired me, but my soon-to-be husband and the life we are building together has been the most inspirational by far. Our wedding is an expression and extension of our life, and my colorful, handmade life with him is the best!

  • Sarah says:

    My fiance and I have chosen to honor my maternal grandparents, both whom have passed on, by getting married on December 2, 2011, which would have been their 50th wedding anniversary. Most of the inspiration for our wedding feeds off of elements that are reminders of my grandparents. Since yellow was my grandmother’s favorite color, we are incorporating certain yellow hues into our color scheme. To honor my grandfather, we plan to work in a 1950’s Doo-Wop theme as he was very into that genre of music and used to own a record label and a chain of record stores. I know, even though they cannot be there physically, they will most definitely be there in spirit, sharing their day with my fiance and I.

  • Kelsey says:

    We’ve been inspired most by our love of vintage cocktails and our laid back venue that’s setting the stage for a great party!

  • Brooke DuBose says:

    Well this is an easy one to answer. Hello! Lucky inspired me to take a custom letterpress class at my community college, and it has been THE highlight of my wedding planning. Not because wedding planning is the be all/end all, but because I am trying something really creative and new. It’s been so fun!

    I have made a few designs and letterpress plates for some wedding items but I’m far from having all the pieces put together. With Hello! Lucky’s help, I would be able to share my work with my family & friends in a very special way.

  • Jen says:

    I confirmed my wedding location TODAY and would LOVE to win these!!!

    I am inspired by the rustic Cali location we chose and the fact that we will be doing everything ourselves! So excited for September!

  • Rachel says:

    I’m inspired by the beautiful sapphire ring that was given to me by my fiance–it was his grandmother’s. I love feeling connected to family history through heirlooms.

    I’m also inspired by the thought of long, casual Italian villa feasts. Wining and dining and talking and laughing my way through an evening with family and friends is our ideal wedding.

    And really, nothing can beat letterpress, so this would just be icing on the cake!

  • I am most inspired by the location of our wedding, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, one of my favorite places on earth. We will be married pond-side, across the pond from my family’s home and next to beach where we got engaged. The land where the wedding will be was once owned by my family, they bought the land in british pounds if that gives you any idea of how far back our history goes there. For us, the location celebrates family and our history, and we will be married late September so the fall foliage will be in full effect :)

    We are starting to work on our invites, this would be a HUGE gift to win!

  • Anna H. says:

    Two things that have inspired me through wedding planning are:

    1) A fusion of my Chinese culture and my fiance’s Indian traditions.

    2) My favorite book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss filled with bright colors that is perfect for our multicultural wedding.

  • Anitra says:

    The biggest inspiration in my wedding planning has been the way in which Ben proposed- at home. “Home” and “Family” will be the theme.

  • Samantha A says:

    My love for my fiance is what is inspiring the wedding planning! <3

  • Rebecca M says:

    The two things that have inspired me most through the wedding planning have been the desire to make this wedding a true reflection of both my fiance and me and also the idea of doing something “timeless.”

  • Marie Dicke says:

    I am most inspired by my fiancee and his love for family as well as the location of our ceremony, the church that I have grown up in that my grandpa was the minister of for a time. It feels like I am coming home.

  • i’m inspired by the autumn farm wedding my parents had as i plan my autumn city wedding — i am most excited to bring in the natural and traditional looks my mother used as i make our reception space our own for a day.

  • Krysta says:

    The outdoors where we are having the wedding.

  • What a great giveaway!
    I’m inspired by my grandma’s wedding dress, that I’m going to wear at my wedding too. So I’m trying to give a vintage feel to this special day.

  • Tiffany says:

    Our wedding has been inspired by the simplicity of the Ohio countryside where our wedding will be held; It’s a nice retreat from city life.

  • Bernadette says:

    I’ve been admiring the HelloLucky invites since my wedding planning began last summer! Our wedding has been inspired by local, Pennsylvania summer foods and flowers (cucumbers, tomatoes, zinnias) and by photos of fabric bunting I’ve seen on this website. Thanks for the contest!

  • What a great giveaway! I would love to send out beautiful letterpress invites.
    My wedding planning has just begun, but I am most inspired by our location, West Michigan and also by the idea of a big party for our families come together and enjoy. Thank you for the contest!

  • Laura says:

    I’m inspired by our wedding venue, Barr Mansion in Austin! It’s so beautiful, and I cannot wait to get married there.

  • Koosje says:

    I am inspired by the vintage feel of my beautiful engagement ring that my fiance picked out all by himself! And I am also inspired by DIY; going to flea markets, antique stores and using fruit instead of flowers to save money.

  • Bootsoo says:

    I am inspired by learning more about my fiance’s cultural traditions as we create what our wedding is going to look and feel like (so far, the best part is learning that Dominican cake is a “sweeter” cake, which sounds like a winner to me!).

  • My favorite inspirations come from wedding blogs such as Snippet and Ink. As a bride in today’s age, we are so luncky to have resources at our fingertips. Seeing how other brides have made their day’s special inspires me to think outside the box and make every detail personal and meaningful.

  • Jackie says:

    This website is a huge inspiration as well as etsy and the location we are marrying at, which is the ocean!

  • Lia says:

    I recently saw a gorgeous image of a rustic, warm, beautifully lit barn in the fall. That has been my wedding inspiration!

  • Oh my! I love Hello Lucky and letterpress so so much!

    I have been inspired by simple black and white baker’s twine. I was lost in a mess of ideas and then I saw a picture of baker’s twine and everything came together in my mind.

  • [1]Nature: A fabulous large Oak Tree in the center of our venue. We will hang images of our family members no longer with us lit by Moroccan lanterns. “Family Tree”

    [2]A Heirloom (Picnic) Blanket: Inspired us to rent telescopes and set up blankets for guest to stargaze at the “Star Gazing Booth.”

  • Tina says:

    Our wedding is inspired by our venue, a private estate in Topanga Canyon, California. The gardens are lovely and the estate is just perfect; it’s got history, it’s ecclectic, it’s just all kinds of gorgeous.

  • Rosenita says:

    Fig leaves. Their shape is enchanting, magical and romantic :) Don’t you just love them?

  • Candice M. says:

    I’m inspired by the sprawling vines in the Santa Ynez vineyard where we are getting married. I’m inspired by the textures of the old 1920’s barn on the property. I’m inspired by mixing families and cultures. And of course, I’m inspired by Snippet and Ink!

  • Ann C. says:

    i’m inspired by my friends, you have truly shown their true colors throughout this stressful/crazy yet wonderful process of wedding planning!

  • Samantha says:

    My 2 biggest inspirations for planning our wedding has been our family and vintage photos.

  • Kate says:

    I’m inspired by all of the DIY brides out there! I love seeing how creative everyone is, and reading the Snippet and Ink daily emails! I love them! and I looooove letterpress invitations! so pretty!

  • Jenny says:

    We’ve been inspired by our love of nature/hiking and all of the fun awesome colors of spring! Lots of green, pink, orange, and yellow :-D

  • Amelia says:

    Our biggest sources of inspiration have been our venue (a beautiful historic home in the Italianate style) and our love of locally-sourced, DIY everything. The venue has contributed to the vintage vibe we have planned — tarnished silver, aged lace, and being chefs, we are both very excited to source and produce all of our own food products (buffet dinner, cakes, mini apple pie favours).

    And I LOVE letterpress!

  • pamela says:

    ocean beach, sf inspired our love so inspires our wedding

  • Claire says:

    We’re inspired by our mutual love of the outdoors and the forest, as well as a pinch of fantasy and enchantment. We’re going for “magical nature” as our theme, in a wedding set amongst redwood trees. I can’t wait!

  • Christine says:

    My fiance and I have two inspiring keywords that we use to keep our wedding planning in check: fun and delicious! We try to focus on keeping the day about having a good time with the people that we love and providing them with great food and drinks, because that’s important to us!

  • Carrie Clark says:

    My 2 biggest wedding inspirations have been our reception venue (the local science museum which is housed in an old train depot) and our love of all things whimsical. Turning out very interesting so far!

  • Colleen says:

    My biggest inspiration has been my mom. She keeps reminding me to do what I want and not stress about making a “wrong” decision.

  • Jodi says:

    My inspiration is in our vision for community, the idea that the inspiration comes from the people that surround us.

  • I am inspired by the beach and all the kids in our families. We want our wedding to be friendly and fun to everyone.

  • I’ve been so inspired by the gorgeous ideas on wedding blogs, and by the rustic natural beauty of Vermont, where we’re tying the knot (and where I grew up). I’ve also been inspired by my blush pink wedding gown, which reminds me that I don’t have to do everything the “traditional” way.

  • Kat says:

    We’ve been inspired by the art deco period and are loving hunting down antique pieces to make our venue apace really opulent

  • Christina says:

    I am inspired by my wedding shoes. I purchased the Christian Louboutin Fifi Strass in volcano that are covered in crystals. These shoes had been on my mind since day 1 however, were totally out of my price range costing as much as my dress. However, I was able to find a pair on eBay (still over $1k) and save the money to purchase them. I truly feel like a princess in these shoes and they inspire me that anything can be possible if you’re willing to do a little leg work and a little hard work!

  • Melissa says:

    We’ve been very inspired both by my venue, an historical building, and the neighborhood where I live and will be married. Together they lend a sense of timelessness and of home which I hope we will be able to impart to our loved ones as we celebrate our marriage with them.

  • Renee says:

    Throughout my wedding planning I have been inspired by the great outdoors and our wedding location: Missouri Town 1855 which is composed of more than 25 buildings dating from 1820 to 1860.

  • I’m inspired by fireflies and pussywillows. I’m getting married outdoors and the reception will be at night and I’m hoping the field that our tent faces will be filled with fireflies. I’m planning on decorating the tent with twinkly lights in homage. I love the idea of pussywillows in the bouquets, so I made the grey and brown part of our wedding colors. We’re also doing wooden benches to go along with these. Just keeping things rustic and simple.

  • Alexis says:

    My biggest inspiration has been seeing all the creative weddings people put together with touches of their personalities.

  • Mary Beth says:

    Our wedding will be inspired by our love for Buddhism and Yoga spirituality, as well as our love for flowers, shiny things, delicious textiles and wine!

  • Such beautiful letterpress! Our wedding planning thus far has been inspired by vintage “greetings from Milwaukee” postcards, and a casual/romantic evening picnic with our families.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • The fact that our families and friends have been willing to travel across the world to celebrate with us and help us in our marriage – hugely inspiring!

  • Lauren says:

    I love hello lucky! We ordered our save the date postcards from them and they were amazing! But it would be awesome if we could have the letterpressed invitations – those aren’t quite in the budget. We’re inspired by how we met – at a carnival/mardi gras event, dancing, and by our cultures (I am American, with Italian and Cuban background, and my fiance is from Trinidad). Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Ashleigh says:

    I am inspired by my fiance’s work making handmade primitives and having the wedding on my parents farm in MN.

  • Victoria says:

    First, I am inspired by the life my fiance and I have in San Francisco: relaxed, eco-conscious, and full of friends and good food. My second inspiration is the wine industry (which I currently work in), which again stresses relaxed enjoyment of the finer things in life.

    We are looking forward to showing our families how amazing life in San Francisco is, and giving them a relaxing party with delicious edibles and drinkables! Cheers!

  • Darcy Wright says:

    Since I’m from Oregon originally, I’m inspired by “April showers bring May flowers,” including tulips and daffodils, and using fun umbrellas as props for photos.

  • Jennifer says:

    the thing that has most inspired our wedding is our venue. We’re having the wedding at his grandparents backyard, right next to a river. This inspired the colours, time of day, food, style, everything….

    Also blogs. I love wedding blogs

  • Divina Caparas says:

    one of the biggest inspirations contributing to my wedding planning are the letters from my fiance, when we were in our long-distance relationship. his love, on paper, is something i’ll be cherishing for eternity. romance is in the air for this wedding planning, definitely.

  • Andrea says:

    The main inspiration in all of our wedding planning has been our mutual love for our home state- Oregon. My finace was born here and I moved here when I was younger, so we’ve both grown in to the Rose state and developed our own relationships with the environment, culture, and people. We know that we would not be who we are today without such an influential surrounding. We also draw a great deal of inspiration from the marriage of my grandparents, who’ve surpassed their 50th anniversary and set an example for what true love really is and how it grows in to something unimaginably beautiful over the years.

  • One of the most inspiring parts of my wedding planning has also been one of the most unexpected. I never thought I’d be so impacted by my 9 year old junior bridesmaid, but she is so sO SO excited about everything wedding-related that it’s contagious. Talking to her about wedding stuff makes me want to try harder to see the wedding through her eyes – something totally novel, unbelievably beautiful, immensely exciting, and not stressful in the least. What better wedding planning inspiration could I possibly ask for…

  • Dusti says:

    Our wedding has really been inspired from a fusion of both of us… I’m country and she’s urban. I’m BBQ and she’s plated dinner. Fuse us together and we’re planning a chic, ranch wedding with lots of our family and friends.

  • Teresa says:

    1) by the idea that this is our opportunity to have everyone and everything we really love in one place, and yes, that includes a brownie cake and Rock Band, the video game.
    2) by the things that my fiance has gotten really excited about: incorporating LOLcats, having a dartboard, fancy beer. he says “eh, that doesn’t really matter to me much” a lot, but the things that do matter to him and the things that he is excited about make my brain wheels start turning and it gets fun, and when you’re planning a stateside wedding from the other side of the world without friends or family around, it’s really important to be reminded that this should be fun.

  • SO many things have inspired me! As a graphic designer at heart and a lover of spring I always thought I would have a pink and green wedding in May. Now that I’ve found the love of my life I’m having a pale orange and charcoal grey wedding in January. I must say that my true inspiration is the design world… from blogs to magazines to specials on tv I find inspiration every day in the world around me. As much as I wish I could use the Pantone color of the year I love finding the colors we’ve chosen around town!

  • Lindsay says:

    The main inspiration was our trip to Paris, we are picking colors and themes from there! The colors are from a restaurant that we loved. We also always take photobooth pictures so that will be a theme.

  • Lynsie M says:

    Our first inspiration came from the original series of The Prisoner. We loved the colors and the clothes! I have to say there are several posts on A Practical Wedding that have inspired us in crafting the actual ceremony.

  • Rebecca P says:

    After dating for almost 10 years through college, grad school, starting a company, and working we are finally tying the knot. Since we have been to countless of our friends and families weddings we have been inspired by FREEDOM to have a completely non-traditional wedding in Mexico. Everyone’s ready for something new and we are constantly invigorated by our upcoming group vacation. Any time we get stressed by planning deadlines we just look at each other and yell “We’re going to Mexico baby!” We are loving infusing old world vintage details blended with fun Dia de los Muertos touches into our wedding plans.

  • George says:

    I’ve been inspired by two things. One is our complete love of living in Brooklyn, and thus really embracing the local flavor of where we live and seeking out local flavors, images, and talent to help us plan our wedding. Second, I’ve been inspired by the team effort we’ve been putting in to plan the wedding and really make it our own special occasion!

  • Kim says:

    My biggest inspiration was the venue– were on the water in a room thats very plain- white white and more white, with gorgeous chandeliers and hardwood floors. I decided to play up the water scenery with cool blues, greens, and greys.

  • Anne says:

    We’ve been most inspired by our (very generous) family friend’s horse farm where we are having the wedding. It has motivated us to make our day as personal as possible while combining our loves of entertaining and the natural beauty of Virginia’s hunt country!

  • Katie Noonan says:

    SO many things have inspired us, and it’s hard to nail down just one, but we’re having a May wedding, so I think the season of Spring has been the most inspiring. We plan to have a bright, fresh color palette with whites, grays and lots of green plants.

  • It’s early in our wedding planning, but 2 things that have inspired us so far is spring (perhaps because it is in the air?) and where we originally met, Colorado. We’ve been living in Maine for 4 years now, but the warmth of Rocky Mountain sunshine is why we’ve decided to get hitched back west.

  • Morgan says:

    I have two pieces of inspiration for our wedding: paper flowers and a pretty floral print that was the cover of a boden magazine a few seasons ago.

  • Alison says:

    My inspirations are the venue (Cape Cod, where I spent all my summers and weekends growing up), my fiance (love him so much), and Martha Stewart Weddings!

  • So many things have inspired me over the course of planning our wedding. One source is the colourful zinnias that my mum and I are growing for the event. Both their colour (so cheerful and fun), and the DIY aspect are key components to the whole event. The second thing that has inspired me is all the amazing and creative people who have been there along way. So great!

  • Susan Guzman says:

    The first thing that inspires me in my wedding planning is typography. I love text and how it unites to form a word, like two people forming a married. The second is my sister’s blog, http://bdvp.blogspot.com/

  • kate o. says:

    our shared love for music has been a huge inspiration in planning our wedding, and picking the songs has definitely been one of my very favorite parts :) i’ve also been so inspired by the creativity of so blogs and their ‘real weddings’. i just can’t get enough!

  • Claire says:

    The concept of “anticipated memories” has really inspired me in my planning process. My fiance and I really want to create an event where we know great memories will be formed. Great, friends, music, laughs, dancing, etc. Can’t wait!

  • katrina says:

    We love fruits and herbs- and thus we have a great garden-themed wedding. The thought of having a lavender bouquet, decorated fruit centerpieces, and just fragrant smells makes me smile warmly. :) it’ll be just perfect.

  • Kristen C. says:

    my wedding inspirations are: vintage umbrellas and green apples :-)

  • sarahk says:

    Burlap and lace have inspired all of my wedding decor. I love lace and all things girls, frilly soft and lacy. the lace is for me. i love the contrast of burlap to lace. burlap is rustic, strong, rough but still soft. the burlap is for him. we are incorporating it all over the place :)

  • Anne says:

    My soon to be in-laws. Before the engagement I knew I loved my fiance’s family but since the moment he proposed his family has been wonderfuly excited, helpful and sensitive. I am so inspired by their love and support and can’t wait to celebrate with all our fiends and family!

  • My fiance and I have a love affair with the Gulf of Mexico (and each other of course). We had been planning a wedding on the beach until my Grandfather was diagnosed with cancer. Now using the gulfs crystaline aqua waters and pristine linen sand as our inspiration we are bringing the sea to Kentucky. Now we will have the best of both worlds through family celebrating our special day and a touch of the gulf in our decor. The only thing missing is that touch of elegance letterpress invitations would give our day!

  • rachel says:

    we are inspired by the beautiful pacific northwest and our mutual love of the outdoors, forests and great music. our wedding will be at a state park under the redwoods with a view of the hood canal and we’re having an old time string band, the tallboys! call square dances for us… and skillet (gourmet) street food burgers and fries and probably some rainier beer. i love letterpress but we can’t afford it! hello lucky has some amazing designs.

  • Monica says:

    I am inspired by my fiance’s excitement about our wedding and the thought of having everyone I love in one place…and making that into a lovely, loving weekend.

  • iulia says:

    Our love of music, vintage vinyl and the wonderfulness of our venue, steam whisle brewery in toronto :)

  • Amy says:

    There is nothing specific that has inspired me. The best advice I was given regarding wedding planning was to “go with your gut”. And that’s exactly what we’ve done. Some elements of our wedding are casual and fun while others are more elegant and fanciful. It has been fun making everything mesh. :)

    The only thing we have not decided on yet is the invitations…I think I have something perfect in mind though. ;)

  • Carly says:

    Our main inspiration has been our shared preppy, classic style. We want our wedding to reflect our daily lives and remain as timeless of possible. Simple colors and patterns, with some fun details!

  • amelia says:

    I have an identical twin sister and we’re getting married within six months of each other, so one of the most inspirational parts, for me (and probably my sister, but I don’t want to put words in her mouth) is to really find what makes the relationship with our fiances special, to remember why we want to marry the guy, and to have the ceremony and celebbration reflect the relationship.

    The other option would be that our two weddings are very similar (if not identical), because we read the same blogs & love so many of the same vendors – and invitations, dresses, flowers. It’s an interesting challenge but it’s also nice to share this important time in our lives together!

  • Laura says:

    Our biggest inspiration has been our destination – Martha’s Vineyard. We live here, but 98% of our guests are coming from out of town for their first time ever on the island. Our Save the Dates were all made with MV postcards. Our cocktail hour hors d’oeurves are miniature New England themed foods, like mini lobster rolls, mini crab cakes, stuffed quahogs, and quahog chowder shooters. The only part of our beachy, New England-y wedding theme that is different is our color scheme – black and white! That is also a big inspiration for us. All of the decor and everything associated with the wedding is only b&w, from the centerpieces & flowers to the signature cocktails. We’re confident it will be the celebration of the year (at least for us it will be!).

  • Nicole says:

    I have been so inspired by our families and all the love and excitement that they have infused in to the planning process. It is what you hope for from the people around you, but I still can’t help but feel awed and appreciative for all the love and support from both sides of the family as we go through all of this. Secondly, I have found a lot of inspiration from the date/season of our wedding. Being a Winter wedding really helps narrow down the look & feel we will go for on the big day.

  • Lisa says:

    I have been most inspired by the simplicity of old wedding photographs, especially those of my grandparents who just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. The pictures of them on the steps of a small church in Kansas, her (now vintage) veil and the innocence of their day makes me want to include those aspects in our wedding. It has allowed me to focus on not overdoing all of the details but on instead creating a beautiful experience.

  • Ashley says:

    Two main inspirations have evolved throughout the wedding planning process for my fiance and I. The first one is our location at the beautiful and charming Lake Martin. The second is a picture of a bouquet I found online through Martha Stewart weddings. It is absolutely gorgeous and includes all my muted fall colors and cattails…how perfect!!!

  • Julie says:

    We’ve been inspired by traditional things with a vintage feel. We’re thinking black tie with a Holly Golightly feel.

  • jess says:

    We’ve been inspired by our shared love of food, wine, and music!

  • Beth says:

    alexander (of edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros) song million years and big oak trees…thats it :)

  • Meredith says:

    Our biggest inspiration is our individual journeys through life and the journey we’ve been on together for the past 7.5 years. Our wedding will reflect our individual roots and the home we’ve made together in a new place. We’re using cotton (for my home in the South), wheat (for his home in the Midwest) and lavender (for our home together in the Pacific Northwest) in our decor, as well as succulents which we’ve been collecting and growing in our home for many years.

  • Melissa says:

    One of our wedding inspirations has been children, since we will have so many in our wedding, that we have decided to do an afternoon party and incorporate bright colors. We will also be on the water and are using that as an inspiration for our flowers and theme.

  • snowygreen says:

    how amazing, thanks for hosting!! i have been most inspired by my dress, which is all lace, and my love of vintage books.

  • Gina says:

    Our friends and family are a great source of inspiration for our wedding — they have been so supportive and welcoming over the 11 years that we’ve been dating that we want to throw a fabulous party where we can all have the night of our lives together! That has inspired us to throw in fun little surprises, like a ceremony quartet that does rock song covers and BBQ stations from one of the best caterers ever (Fork & Spoon…give them a taste!).

  • Rowan says:

    I’ve mostly inspired by my gut. Meaning, I make a gut-based decision and try not to second guess it. Our wedding is not going to be super matchy-matchy (the invitations won’t match the centerpieces which won’t match the bouquets) but I hope my gut (and sense of style) will come through for me and not make things clash :)

    I’ve also been inspired by the blog A Practical Wedding, which has given me the courage to not worry about the “show” we are putting on and to wear shoes I already own!

    Thanks for the giveaway, I love the invitations!

  • Katie says:

    Our love for outdoor adventure… especially dirt bike riding… is always an inspiration. I’m excited to ride away from our reception, holding hands, on our dirt bikes…the start of a new adventure together.

  • Emma says:

    We’re inspired by our love of travel and the adventures that we have been on since we have been together, all the way from Maine to Texas. We JUST got engaged, so we’re still figuring out how it will all come together.

  • Melanie says:

    I am inspired by so many things!! I love wedding blogs though :)

  • melissa says:

    three things that have inspired me so much in my wedding planning are vintage tablecloths, peonies, and Cat Power’s “I Found A Reason”. Having HelloLucky do our invites would be an HONOR.

  • Love and laughter is our constant goal. We don’t have a set theme, we have colors – yellow, charcoal and navy. And we have lots of fun on our journey, we can’t settle on just one song – but we often play Stevie Wonder – All I Do! HelloLucky, this is an amazing giveaway!

  • j.o. says:

    What’s inspired us most? To pick two things is hard, I would have to say our desire to never become an episode of Rich Bride, Poor Bride and Bridezillas. We’re inspired by one another and if all else fails, we’ll let them eat cupcakes!

  • Cat says:

    We’re still very early in the wedding planning process (only venue and photographer booked), but we’ve already been heavily relying on our theme–trees. I grew up growing walnuts, he grew up in the northern California redwoods, and our very first kiss was literally up in a tree! We’re going to try to incorporate what a friend started to sing after that very first kiss: “Cat and Dylan sitting in a tree, KISSING! First came love, now comes marriage…”

  • Susie says:

    the 2 things that have inspired me are travel postcards and food in wedding planning! we are avid travelers and love food so these two items are the best way to portray who we are in our upcoming nuptuals! and it would be so excellent to top this off with letterpress!!!!!!!!

  • kate says:

    Well, we’re getting married at the Disneyland resort, so what’s inspiring us? Disneyland, of course! But not the castles and princesses side of Disneyland, rather the nostalgia of Main Street USA and early Disneyland. We’re really excited to share such a fun place with our far-flung family and friends :)

  • My 4 sisters, who are all so strong and smart and sassy, have been my biggest inspiration during my wedding planning. They remind me all the time to keep it intimate, keep it relaxed, and to focus on the family we have and the family we’re creating!

  • Karly says:

    My fiancé and I are both perfectionist and like to take are time with things so that the out will be flawless!!! I love that I can pick any thing without him being present and when I show him, his face light’s up and he’ll say “baby I like it”! LOL… So I must say that neutral colors representing purity, cleanliness and transparency is what has inspired us the most in this journey… Can’t wait to see it all unfold!!!

  • There are a lot of things that inspire me. It is very early in the wedding planning but I have been looking at wedding stuff for months, my best friend is getting married and I am the MOH. I have been drawn to lots of color, lots of diy, and fun receptions. I do a lot of blogging and get a lot of inpiration from other weddings. I have list of things that I want on my big day and can’t wait to execute them all.

  • Amy B says:

    We’ve been inspired by the beautiful city that we are getting married in… San Francisco. It’s causal modern and hip which is exactly what we hope our day will be :)

  • 1.) Him. 2.) And my daughter. The two people this wedding, this union, is all about. He’s a rock climber, so we’re going to incorporate natural elements and hand-painted rock signs all around. And my 5-yr-old baby girl loves nothing so much as ballet, so she and I are wearing tu-tu’s for the ceremony/reception. We just want to laugh and love each other on our special day, and these two are all the inspiration I need.

  • MaryDB says:

    What’s inspired the wedding the most is the venue: a bluff overlooking Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop, with the reception in a rustic log hall.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’m inspired by the natural beauty of our venue (very rustic winery in a quaint town that we both are in love with) and the overwhelming feeling I get every time I think about marrying him.

  • Jessica says:

    I’m inspired by the hundreds of old medicine bottles that my fiancé and I have been collecting over the past year. Each is uniquely different and I’m sure that there is a story attached to each one. I’m also inspired by the farm where we are having our wedding—this site is leading to a lot of creativity with food, flowers, favors etc.
    Love your site!

  • Monica says:

    My boyfriend of over four years proposed to me overlooking beautiful rock formations in Sedona, AZ four days ago! Although my wedding planning is in its infancy, I’ve already been inspired by a few items. There is a collage of wedding photos on SnippetandInk.com that has bursts of deep blues and light yellows (like champagne) and I’m convinced these will be my wedding colors. Also, I’m inspired by vintage style wedding photos. Even though this morning is the first opportunity I’ve had to start browsing wedding websites, there a so many things that have inspired me! I’m so excited to really start planning my special day!

  • Maggie says:

    It sounds corny, but my family has inspired me during the wedding planning process. All the love and warmth have gone into creating a memorable event. Also inspiring me was my family’s farm, where the reception will be held.

  • I absolutely adore Hello Lucky cards! As odd as it may seem, back when I first stumbled across their site they inspired to even start planning our wedding. I knew I want Hello Lucky invitations! My fiancé and I have since looked at venues and came across the Log Cabin in the Presidio in SF which just further fueled our planning and want of a fun, relaxing (yeah right) day. We might have one of our favorite bands play now!

  • The thing that has inspired us most for our wedding is simply having fun. I am from Utah and weddings here are very traditional and somewhat boring. We decided to do a destination wedding in So. California because we wanted to do something fun and different. We are even having In-N-Out cater out wedding! Another thing that has inspired us is vintage revival. I have spent countless hours scouring wedding blogs looking at ideas for how to go vintage and unique!

  • Rachele says:

    I’m not sure about you, but I have totally started to OD (in a good way!) on wedding blogs. Since getting engaged in January, I subscribed to so many and read them off my phone’s RSS reader as I walk down the street. I’m loving Snippet and Ink, BTW. One of my favorites. I still can’t focus and say what I truly want at my own wedding but I love the pretty photo shoots enough to remain addicted long after the party mess has been cleared away.

  • I would LOVE to win invites from Hello Lucky! They are all so adorable and I’m obsessed with letterpress! Some things that have been inspiring me for our wedding are cameos, typewriters, anthropologie decor, and book pages. We’re definitely going for a vintage feel and the Hello Lucky invitations would go perfectly with our theme!

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