So many links for you today! But first, what are you up to this weekend? We’re supposed to get lots of rain, but hopefully that won’t dampen our Saturday plans to go out with friends. I’m also thinking of doing some recipe auditions for my Thanksgiving side dish contribution this year. In the running: sweet corn pudding, maple mustard brussel sprouts, and gratineed creamed onions. Do you like to try new recipes every year? Or do you have some tried-and-true yummies that you stick with?

We have a new Pinterest account! You can still follow my personal account here, but I think you’ll love the new Snippet & Ink account too.

Versailles gardens under a blanket of snow.

What would happen if you banned all email for a week? (Super interesting article about what email is really good for.)

What elegant and lovely wedding style.

Sassy crystal ring from Kate Spade (on sale!).

Dress up your storage jars with these DIY decals.

Great “New Rules for Weddings” from Martha.

See my guest post on Design Crush: Ten Takes on the Modern Farmhouse.

I’ve never watched an episode of Downton Abbey (I know, I know), but I am dying over this gorgeous bridal ensemble.

How fun is this highlighter fountain pen, via Ginny’s Pinterest.

DIY rope light strand, for either a rustic or a modern Christmas.

I’ve found that paper straws aren’t actually that functional, but they sure are cute! Love this birch bark version, via Mrs. Lilien.

Apple bacon stuffed sweet potatoes sounds like a perfect fall lunch.

What a fabulous Thanksgiving centerpiece!

Presidents on their wedding days.

Who knew newspaper clippings could be so beautiful?

DIY papel picado chandelier.


And in case you missed it this week:

Samantha and Christophe’s sunny vineyard wedding.
Stunning fall flowers by Max Gill.
Pink and gold autumn inspiration board.
FlowerWild has a new website.
Iggy and Kristin’s Snapshot of a Marriage.
From the Archives: Julie & Narendra.


Have a happy weekend, everyone!

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With our re-launch in September, we’ve updated some of our favorite posts from the archives, including full galleries with even more inspiring pics! So I thought it would be fun to take a minute each week and highlight one of my personal favorites from the archives. Here are a few pics from Julie and Narendra’s Hawaii wedding – see the original post right here!

See the original post here.

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With all of our focus on how to make your wedding special, we thought it was time to highlight some ways to make your marriage awesome, too. Introducing “Snapshot of a Marriage,” a new series from contributor Emily Westbrooks, who interviews couples on some of their secrets for a strong and successful marriage.

In the four years that they’ve been married, Kristin and Iggy have lived in Chicago, Calgary, New York City and now they’ve just completed a move to Dublin. That’s four cities in three countries on two continents! That’s a lot of change for any couple, but especially so early on in a marriage, but they’ve adjusted to the latest change gracefully by keeping a few things in mind.

Iggy’s mantra for the couple has been to “embrace the change,” embracing each relocation as an opportunity to travel, to meet new people, and to strengthen their own relationship. Iggy explains that it’s important to him that Kristin knows she’s “the absolute first thing” in his life, before anything else. And Kristin echoes this sentiment, explaining that they both try to make the other feel that “no matter what, I have your back.”

I asked Iggy if he had any final advice to offer newlyweds. Sitting in their Dublin apartment with the Packers football game on in the background, he answered, “It’s good to remember that you may not always be in the honeymoon phase – you’ll just be in a different phase.” Kristin shook her attention from the game on television, an equally avid football fan, and sat down beside Iggy to give her husband a dramatic hug. “Oh honey, of course we’re still in the honeymoon phase!” Honeymoon phase or not, it’s clear this team is in it together.

SNAPSHOT SUBMISSIONS  Do you know a married couple whose relationship you admire? Or maybe you’re married and want to share your words of wisdom! We’re now accepting submissions from couples who have been married for ten years or longer. Email Emily at with your first names, how long you’ve been married, and a few sentences about why you’d like to be interviewed for our Snapshot of a Marriage series.
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The lovely and talented Kate Holt of Flowerwild recently re-launched her website (with a gorgeous logo by Cynthia Warren), and it’s just chock full of inspiring styling and floral design. Though we’ve had the pleasure of featuring Kate’s work before, it seemed like an excellent time to highlight a few of my favorites from her portfolio…

I just adore Kate’s romantic, elegant, timeless aesthetic, and though I’ve focused mostly on her floral design, you just have to check out the Flowerwild website (created by Finch Design) for a taste of her creative event styling (plus lots more floral eye candy). Congratulations on the beautiful new website, Kate!


Photos by Jose Villa and Elizabeth Messina.

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Mood: warm autumn romance
Palette: rose gold, caramel, cocoa, cream

Pink is such a versatile color – though it might be an obvious choice for a spring wedding, it looks lovely for fall when paired with shades of brown and gold. Fall leaves and pink roses are the perfect pairing of rustic and romantic, and gold foil on kraft paper is equal parts elegant and down-to-earth. And no matter how fancy the wedding, there’s always room for a little playfulness, like caramel corn snacks in striped paper bags.

Row 1: road through fall trees via Big Picture / wedding cake with pink and gold ribbons and menu napkin, both from Martha Stewart Weddings / bride and groom, photo by The Image is Found  //  Row 2: pink dress and pearl ring, Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker / pink ranunculus with autumn leaves by Ariella Chezar / pink and gold ring pillow and champagne with sugar cubes, both from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 3: gold satin pumps by Manolo Blahnik from Barneys / candles from JL Designs / caramel corn in striped bags and pink wedding dress by Vera Wang, both from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 4: Jennifer Behr headband, photo by Belathee, via Style Me Pretty / gold foil on kraft paper baby announcement by Lindsay Letters via Oh So Beautiful Paper / rose and oak leaf nosegay from Brides
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