The beautiful photography of San Francisco wedding photographer Christina Diane reminds me of why I love love. With a background in advertising and fashion photography, she brings out the glow of brides and grooms, all while telling their story in her thoughtfully editorial style. Of course, her photos speak for themselves…

This one is my favorite…

You can probably tell what I think of Christina’s gorgeous photos, but more importantly, what do her clients think? Says one: “If you want a totally unique, one of a kind experience that will leave you with original and gorgeous photos, then Christina is your girl!”

Christina is based in San Francisco but will happily travel anywhere to shoot your wedding. And if you weren’t already convinced, she’s offering a great deal just for Snippet & Ink readers: Book before January 15th and receive a complimentary 5×5 Cypress “Iris” wedding album!

Want more? See tons more gorgeous photos over on Christina Diane’s website and blog. Bay Area and wine country weddings galore!

 

This post sponsored by Christina Diane Weddings.

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An Anniversary

A year ago yesterday, Ryan and I exchanged vows in front of 98 of our loved ones in a tiny little church in San Francisco. A year ago! So, a year later, some thoughts on our wedding…

I know it sounds silly, but I’m just as excited to see my husband every time he walks in the door as I was in this photo.

What I remember most about our wedding day was the way I felt: present, loved, beautiful, joyful.

I wish I could channel that present mindfulness into my everyday life.

I wish I had a piece of our chocolate hazelnut wedding cake in front of me right now.

The week of our wedding was just as fun and just as important as the day itself.

Sometimes I thought about eloping. Having our friends and family there to witness and celebrate with us made me so glad we didn’t.

Choosing things because we loved them, and not because it was trendy, means I still love every single detail of our wedding, from the invites to my dress. I hope I still feel that way twenty years from now.

I am still overwhelmed by gratitude for our wedding vendors.

San Francisco always held a special place in my heart; after our wedding I love it even more.

I don’t think I could kiss Ryan enough on our wedding day. Thank goodness I have a lifetime of kissing him ahead of me.

 

A Birthday

I’d never thought of it this way, but celebrating our anniversary felt very much like celebrating a birthday, and I love that. Because it’s not just a day to commemorate something that happened a year ago (our wedding); it’s also a day to reflect and celebrate something that began on that day (our marriage).

And I can’t wait to celebrate many, many more of these birthdays in the years to come!

 

If you wanted to read all about our wedding, I created this little page where I could keep track of the posts that I wrote. Or you can just read all of them in one go. Hopefully you’ll be able to glean something helpful for your own planning!

 

Top photo by Elizabeth Messina. Her blog, Kiss the Groom is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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Friends, I have been a terribly delinquent blogger this week, and I’m afraid I won’t be much better until next week. Not because I’m sick (though I am still battling with of this cold), but because my honey is sweeping me away for a weekend at a surprise destination to celebrate our first anniversary! Somehow it’s already been a year since our wedding – how did that happen?! I thought on Monday I might recap some of my wedding posts, but if you don’t want to wait until then, you can find all of my original wedding posts by clicking right here.

by Robert Doisneau

 

Thank you for all your patience with me this week, my dears. Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you next week!

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Friends, I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather (which is why I forgot to publish this post to go up earlier today!), so I don’t have much to say about today’s inspiration board, except that I’m very much in the mood for festive winter inspiration, and I’m loving combinations of gray with warm colors like red and orange and pink, so I hope you love them too!

Mood: urban festive
Palette: ruby red, grapefruit, blush, pale gray, winter white


Top row from left: anyone have a source for this one of Olesya Senchenko???, red and gray letterpress invitation suite by Kate Arends via Oh So Beautiful Paper, red peony photo by Elizabeth Messina,
Row 2: grapefruit mojito and pleated ring pillow both from Martha Stewart, reindeer tea towel from Inside Out via Pia Jane Bijkerk
Row 3: calligraphy by Plurabelle, crosswalk photo from Brides, dress by Isaac Mizrahi for The Aisle, blush satin slingbacks from BHLDN

 

If you like this inspiration board you might also like:

Board #442: The Red Piano
Board #517: Blushing Beauty
Board #523: Our Wedding

 

Kiss the Groom is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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