Is it just me, or is there’s something about these photos that makes them seem like images you might come across in an old family photo album? Maybe it’s that they were shot entirely on medium format film, or the bride and groom’s low-key vintage style…*

Indre and Regimantas were married last summer at the Vilnius University botanical garden in Lithuania: “It’s an old, partly abandoned and wild botanical garden. It’s been a special place for us since the beginning of our friendship, and it is a special place in the city. Often, even those who live in Vilnius don’t about it!”

How darling is their little boy – he’s so serious!


*The bride designed her own dress, and the groom customized the buttons on his ZARA jacket. Photographer Adas Vasiliauskas captured the day on his Mamiya C220.

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Looking for an alternative to wedding cake that’s not cupcakes or pie? How about a frozen bombe or bonbons? As this June 1955 cover of Gourmet magazine shows, it’s a retro-inspired idea, one that I think updates nicely (and deliciously!), and that adds a fun kind of fancy to dessert. The one in this issue of Gourmet is a white Curaçao mousse in a shell of sweet orange ice, but they can also be made with ice cream, sherbet, or sorbet, and covered in chocolate or meringue. Here, a round-up of 12 bombes and bonbons that I’d love to see at a wedding this year…

Bombe and Baked Alaska from Ici Ice Cream in Berkeley. Photo by Aya Brackett.

Peach Coconut Sorbet Bombes from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Banana Split Bombe from Martha Stewart.

Chocolate Baked Alaska from Martha Stewart.

Neapolitan Baked Alaska from Martha Stewart.

Miniature Ice Cream Bombes from Ici Ice Cream.

St. Clair Molded Ice Cream from Martha Stewart Weddings.

Fauchon Pyramide de Sorbets via Martha Stewart Weddings.

Key Lime Bonbons by Garrett Kern, via Justin Kern’s flickr.

Ice Cream Cubes by Tom Turtle in Melbourne, via B for Bel.

Two-Bite Gelato from Bacetti.

Coconut Almond Bonbon from Martha Stewart.


Which of these frozen yummies would you like to try (um, all of them?)? Would you consider serving a bombe in place of wedding cake? Or maybe in addition to? Do you have a bonbon recipe that you’ve tried and loved?

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I’ve been wanting to try one of these gelato bars ever since their little freezer showed up at my grocery store, and it’s popsicle weather this weekend. Burnt Caramel or Pistachio for me! Otherwise, I think our plan this weekend is to take Noodle out to have some adventures, maybe to the beach? We’re trying to expose her to lots of different experiences and people, which is good for us too!

via Bar Gelato


It’s tomato season: celebrate!

Such charming paper people, via Design Crush.

How yummy does this picnic menu sound?

Super simple starry wrapping paper, via {frolic!}.

Watermelon on a stick – genius!

Sandwiches by state, via everyone.

We need more road trip.

Erdem Resort 2013 – falling over the navy and pink palette.

How about a watermelon pocket square for your summer wedding, via Note to Self.

Love this mint julep look, via Flights of Fancy.


And, in case you missed it…

Sunday Edition #185.
Beachy rainbow inspiration board.
Rustic, romantic winery rehearsal dinner.
Victoria and Jackson’s New Orleans wedding.
Arianna and Jeff’s Napa Valley wedding.


Have a happy weekend, lovelies!

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It’s always a treat to have our friend Meg Smith visit us on Snippet & Ink with her beautiful photos…

Jeff proposed to Arianna on the Golden Gate Bridge, then the newly engaged couple enjoyed the weekend in romantic Napa Valley. They fell in love with its relaxed and elegant vibe, and decided to plan a destination wedding there so all of their friends and family could enjoy the wine country life, too.

What could be lovelier than a glass of lavender-scented lemonade in a wine country garden?

Nancy Liu Chin designed flowers that fit with the bride’s vision for a classic, timeless wedding.

Congratulations Arianna and Jeff!


First Course: Organic Greens with Savory Nut Brittle, Avocado Cream and Citrus Vinaigrette // Entree: Lemon Infused Grilled Halibut with Sweet Basil, Pearl Pasta, Summer Vegetables, Tomato Jus and Crispy Artichokes / Cumin and Orange Scented Rack of Lamb with Olive Oil Poached Peewee Potatoes, Garlic Braised Spinach and Olive Demi Glace / Shaved Summer Vegetable Cake with Olive Oil Poached Peewee Potatoes, Garlic Braised Spinach and Salsa Verde // Cheese Course: Humboldt Fog San Joaquin Gold and Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam served with a Walnut Lattice and Honeycomb // Dessert: Wedding Cake // Wine: Simi, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 2012 / Bommarito, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2007

Photographer: Meg Smith / Venue: Beaulieu Garden in Napa, California / Planner: Angela Nelson, Lulu Events / Bride’s dress: Oscar de la Renta / Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale / Hair, makeup: Sarah Hyde / Flowers: Nancy Liu Chin /  Stationery: Swash Press / Grand piano: Wine Country Entertainment / Caterer: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering / Cake: Perfect Endings
  • Classic Napa Wedding at Beaulieu Garden

    7 June 2012
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