Despite being the middle of January, it’s felt downright Spring-like here in the Bay Area. Or maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part. Either way, I was inspired by Coralie Bickford-Smith’s gorgeous book cover to create an early spring wedding board, with lots of romantic details: velvet ribbon, flourishing calligraphy, loose florals. I also just adore these colors together, the way the not-quite black plays off the vibrant green and crisp white.

Palette: matte fig black, green velvet, white
Mood: romantic early spring

Top row from left: champagne photo by Eric Kelley via Grey Likes Weddings, Arcadia mural from Anthropologie, bouquet with green velvet ribbon by Amy Merrick, book cover design by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Row 2: amazing tree photo by Cooper Carras, calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Row 3: flowers by Amy Merrick, photo of honeydew melon and concord grapes from My New Roots, vintage key with black ribbon via Style Me Pretty, dress by Samuelle Couture


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I had a couple accessories in mind for the bride of this inspiration board, that I thought would look gorgeous with that dress from Samuelle Couture… consider this an inspiration board bonus!

{feather headband / leaf motif earrings / gray suede pumps}

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How about an utterly unique wedding venue for your Tuesday? As the bride, Sarah, says, “Where else can you play rock music at 8:30am in a 2,000 year old world heritage site?!” She and Chris were married last September at The Roman Baths in England, and Dominique Bader captured it all beautifully…

How much do you love Sarah’s totally chic pant suit?!

After the ceremony, guests joined the newlyweds next door for a champagne breakfast.

Guests were invited to enjoy the area before heading to Babington House for an afternoon lunch and cocktail reception. Says Sarah, “We have been members of Babington (Soho House Group) for many years, they are always everything you need them to be – impeccably unstuffy.”

The couple did all of the simple decorating themselves: oranges in antique French slipware bowls and orchids in mercury glass vases.

They also tied small jute bags with orange ribbon so guests could take home slices of cheese from the “wedding cake.” (How fabulous is that cake, with all that gorgeous fruit!)

Sarah answered a couple questions for us…

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  There were no outside influences particularly – we wanted it to be simple and understated.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  Every second of it. Whenever or wherever we looked, people were smiling.

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  We respectfully broke most of the rules!



Photography: Dominique Bader / Ceremony venue: The Roman Baths in Bath, England / Reception venue: Babington House in Somerset, England / Bride’s trouser suit: Richard Anderson / Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s jewelry: Georg Jensen / Groom’s suit: Richard Anderson / Groom’s shirt: Alexander McQueen / Groom’s tie: Roland Mouret / Groom’s shoes: Barker / Catering: Babington House / Cheese: Paxton and Whitfield


Congratulations Sarah and Chris! You can see lots more from this beautiful wedding over on Dominique Bader’s blog.

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Today I have a little something for the Greek goddess in all of you… golden gorgeousness from Eddera. And I have three pairs of earrings to give away, too!

My favorite thing about Eddera‘s pieces is how feminine they are without being overly sweet. It’s probably a good thing I don’t own one of each, or I’d display my total lack of self-control by wearing them all at the same time.

All of Eddera‘s pieces are perfect little pretties that you could wear on your wedding day and beyond – or maybe kindly gift to your bridesmaids, too. Wouldn’t your girls love a pair of these earrings? Wouldn’t you?

Good, because I’m giving some away! All you need to do is check out the Eddera website, then come back here and leave a comment telling us what piece you’d most like to have for your own. You have until 5:00 PM (PST) on Thursday, January 12th to enter, and I’ll announce three randomly selected winners on Friday, January 13th.



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A little sneak peek of the debut issue of Reverie, coming out this Thursday…

The debut issue includes this beautiful real wedding shot by Kate Headley, plus more from other Snippet & Ink favorites like Elizabeth Messina and Polly Alexandre.

Check out the full issue when it launches on Thursday, January 12th! And in the meantime, you can find Reverie on twitter and facebook.


Cover photo by Elizabeth Messina.
Feature photos by Kate Headley.
Calligraphy by Trial by Cupcakes.


Elizabeth Messina and Trial by Cupcakes are sponsors of Snippet & Ink.

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