My honey’s been away all week, so this weekend I’ll be spending as much time with him as possible, though we don’t have anything specific planned (you’ve probably figured this out already, but no plans are some of my favorite plans). What do you have (or not have) planned for the weekend?

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Some links for you…

The perfect summer clutch.

Hilarious proposal.

Your guide to the perfect Parisian picnic.

Paper cup art

Were you at The NotWedding this year? See what you missed.

Holy iceberg!

True vintage wedding inspiration.

I love invitations that are like little presents

Grant Haffner’s paintings are seriously stoking my desire for a road-trip.

Keyword: Air Mail.

Kelly’s s’more roundup has me drooling.

Congratulations to Amy Merrick on the gorgeous new site!

This pin from Rue sent me on this search. Found some fun ones.


Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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Weekend links are coming up in a bit, but first I have a fun real wedding for you! It’s been awhile since our friend Jonathan Canlas was here on Snippet & Ink, so I’m excited to share these photos he took at the wedding of his lovely assistant, Heather, and her groom Evan. The wedding celebration started with an open house at the home of the groom’s parents. Says Heather, “We wanted our wedding to have our style with a mix of vintage and DIY elements. And most of all we wanted our wedding to be fun!”

How much do you love these streamer garlands? Heather made them by tying strips of patterned fabric to a line.

Holy pies!

The garlands of vintage fabric and lace that decorated the open house were also used at the reception.


Photography: Jonathan Canlas / Venue: Pierpont Place in Salt Lake City / Bride’s dress: Frenze Bridal / Groom’s attire: J.Crew / Flowers: Katie Hallett / Music: The Archer’s Apple / Cake: Glaus Bakery


Aren’t those some wonderfully frame-able shots?! See tons more photos from Heather and Evan’s fun wedding weekend on Jonathan Canlas’s blog, here and here.

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This beautiful faux wedding comes to us from some of my very favorite people! Laurie Arons (my very own wedding planner) has teamed up with chef Tyler Florence to create some of the most elegant and delicious weddings around, and this elegant shoot at San Francisco’s Flood Mansion is just a little taste at what they can do.

I love this gray and yellow ikat tablecloth (and those fun pom-pom trimmed napkins are the same ones I had at my wedding)!

That’s Laurie and Tyler!


Spring Wedding Dinner Menu

Soup of Spring Carrots with Crispy Shallots, Vadouvan, Cashew Cream, and Carrot Tops // Kara’s Spring Greens with Shaved Roots, Walnut Honey Dressing, Fennel Sofrito, and Burrata // Pan Roasted Nantucket Scallops with Buttered Fried Morels, Whipped Sweet Peas, Veal Jus, and Mustard Flowers // Seared Scottish Salmon with Roasted Little Gem Potatoes, Sorrel Puree, and Crème Fraiche // Liberty Farms Duck Smoked with Grape Vines, with Braised Mustard Greens, Whipped Parsnip, Duck Crackling, and Smoked Olive Oil



Photography: Meg Smith & Associates, Kristen L. / Planning, design: Laurie Arons Special Events / Venue: Flood Mansion in San Francisco / Flowers: Kathleen Deery / Menu: Tyler Florence / Chair covers, napkins: Kathleen Deery Design / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Tabletop and furniture rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Place cards and menu cards: Jill Sassa for PS Paper / Dress, veil: Joan Gilbert Bride / Hair, makeup: Jim Avila


If you’re interested in a flawless and gorgeous wedding with a delicious signature menu, contact Laurie Arons Special Events for more information. And thank you to the wonderful vendors who shared this shoot with us!


Laurie Arons Special Events, Kathleen Deery Design, PS Paper and Jim Avila are sponsors of Snippet & Ink.

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Abby Jiu sent over the photos from this sweetly simple Maryland wedding, and it’s just full of beautifully classic elements and DIY details. And I love all the little pops of red!

Says Meghan, “My husband grew up in Ireland, so he said his vows in Gaelic. We also had Irish dancing, singing and music playing at the end of the night.”

DIY centerpieces were small galvanized buckets with various live herbs, which the couple later planted in their herb garden.

The couple set up a cigar bar for their guests to enjoy after dinner.

From the beautiful bride:

Why did you choose this venue for your wedding?  We both enjoy learning about and experiencing history, so when choosing venues, we wanted that to be the focal point. The church was one of the first Catholic churches in Maryland (and in the United States) and Woodlawn Farm was built in 1798.

What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? With the setting having such amazing American history, we wanted the feel of the wedding to be a bit vintage, a bit Americana and most of all personal. We put a personal touch into everything from the hand drawn map of our relationship on the welcome bags, to going out of our way to include our favorite dessert (Georgetown Cupcakes), to having our pup, Murphy, be a part of the reception.

Do you have any DIY tips for other brides?  1. Pick your battles in budget and in time. If there is a pre-made item that would not be much more expensive to purchase than make, save yourself time (and sanity) and buy it. That way you can focus on other DIY projects.  2. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Most people want to be a part of your special day. I held a DIY wedding party where I had 15 friends over to spray paint, glue, write out, cut all my DIY projects. We had so much fun and I got a bunch of items crossed off my DIY list.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  Groom: Besides kissing Meghan for the first time as my wife, listening to the maid of honor’s and best man’s speeches – hilarious and they so nailed us as a couple. Bride: We were able to have a moment by the dock, just the two of us, which put everything into perspective. I also loved how our dog, Murphy, somehow walked out with us when we were introduced to the reception. If you knew Murphy, you’d know that he is usually running around, but he knew to stay by our side at that moment.


Photography: Abby Jiu / Ceremony venue: St. Ignatius Catholic Church / Reception venue: Woodlawn Farm in Ridge, Maryland / Bride’s dress: Cymbeline / Hair: Hair by Jewels / Invitation suite: Kara Correspondence / Catering: Expressions Catering / Baker: Georgetown Cupcakes / Music: Doug Segree Band


See more from this beautiful wedding over on Abby Jiu’s blog!

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Tracy and Mike’s destination wedding is perfect in so many ways, from the stunning venue to the all white flowers to Jen Huang‘s beautiful photos of it all. The couple live in San Francisco, but chose to wed at the St. Regis Princeville on the island of Kauai – and I can tell you from personal experience, it’s one of the most gorgeous and romantic places you’ll ever go. Also, I think these photos prove that you don’t have to sacrifice style for the convenience of a hotel wedding…

Says the bride, Tracy, “We could not have imagined a more perfect day! It sprinkled earlier in the day as it does almost every day in Kauai, and we nervously checked the weather all morning. But as the ceremony started, the clouds magically parted and the sun came out.”

Says Tracy, “Mike loves dessert, especially if chocolate is involved. If it were up to him we would have had wedding cake before the first course. So for our favors, we found an Etsy vendor who would hand stamp antique silver dessert spoons with the first names of our guests. We attached to the spoons little tags that read, Life is short, eat dessert first! Our guests loved them!”

Signature cocktails were La Bonne Vie (gin, elderflower, fresh lemon juice, and mint) and a Bourbon Cooler.

Tracy shared some of the details of the day with us:

Why did you choose this for your wedding? We always knew we would someday get married on the beach, so when we got engaged we searched for the perfect beach location and struck gold with the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai. The week leading up to our wedding included everything from rope swings to late night beach parties with all our favorite people. We didn’t want the week to end! For the day of our wedding, we envisioned the night as intimate, warm, and incredibly special for all our guests. We wanted the room to be entirely candle lit and the flowers to be simple and classic white. In the end, everything seemed to fall into place effortlessly – we could not have been happier. It was the perfect end to a week of festivities!

Did you include any traditions in your wedding? My something old came from my mom. That day she gave me her diamond bracelet, and it was such sweet and unexpected surprise present right before the ceremony. My something blue came from one of my bridesmaids – a small French blue ribbon tucked into my dress. It was the same blue ribbon I had given her to wear on her wedding day less than a year before.


See even more beautiful photos of Tracy and Mike’s wedding over on Jen Huang’s blog!

Photography: Jen Huang / Venue: The St. Regis Resort in Princeville, Kauai / Bride’s dress: Vera Wang / Groom’s suit: Ermenegildo Zegna / Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew / Flowers: Martin Roberts Design / Ceremony music: Poipu Bay String Quartet / Reception music: Kustom Sounds Kauai / Rentals: La Tavola Linen, Martin Roberts Design
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