This is one of the cutest darn engagement shoots I’ve seen. Vanessa and Calvin are so darling, they have awesome retro style, and I just love that you can tell how happy and in love they are from these photos. And Vanessa is a Snippet & Ink reader! Thank you so much to Sarah Rhoads for sending over these pics.

How awesome are these horn-rimmed glasses?

How awesome are these shots with the playing cards?

See lots more from this engagement shoot over on Sarah Rhoads’ blog.

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Earlier this year I did a few guest posts for the lovely ladies over at 100 Layer Cake, but since I’d never shared those inspiration boards here on Snippet & Ink, I thought I’d post them for you before this year gets away from us!

When I started blogging, it seemed like every other wedding I saw or attended was this super sweet pink and green, and I think it’s probably a palette that will always be popular. But as I said in my guest post, “it can come across as saccharine and unsophisticated. I love playing with colors, seeing if I can make predictable color palettes new, or pairing colors that might not seem obvious together, and here black tones down the sweetness, and makes it all look chic.”

Mood: modern romantic
Palette: melon-mint green, pale grapefruit pink, black avocado

Top row from left: still life with grapefruit and avocado by Arjan Benning via concrete and honey, green Vera Wang gown from Charleston Weddings, mint green boxes from Ladurée
Row 2: pink rose centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, shoes under cloche from Lonny
Row 3: dahlia photo by Erin Hearts Court, black table with pink bow ties from Martha Stewart Weddings, pale mint green dress via Dress Design Decor
Row 4: salty dog cocktails by Matt Bites, flea market invite by Bird & Banner, anemone bouquet by Ariella Chezar

If you like this inspiration board, you might also like:

Board #349: Black and Shell
Board #203: Vintage Pink and Green
Board #464: Black Slate and Spring

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It’s impossible for me to talk about Ever After Honeymoons without talking about my own experience with owner, Katie Frederick. We “met” through Twitter, and when I found out that Katie could help Ryan and I plan our honeymoon, and that it wouldn’t cost us anything extra, I couldn’t sign up fast enough.

(Pics from Katie’s recent trip to the Dominican Republic)

Ryan and I knew we wanted to go somewhere warm and beachy, which left us with only about a gazillion places to consider. And that’s where Ever After Honeymoons came in.

After answering some questions about things like our interests, budget and travel dates, Katie came up with several amazing custom options for us in Mexico, the Maldives, Hawaii and the Caribbean. She answered our questions about the different places, and when we narrowed it down to where we wanted to go, she gave us more hotel options to choose from. And then she booked everything for us!

(Here’s Katie on a trip to Mykonos, Greece.)

If you want someone with plenty of travel experience to help you plan a custom honeymoon trip and to save you tons of time, then I can’t say enough good things about Ever After Honeymoons. And if you’re a little unsure about it, just remember – Katie can get rates for her clients that are either the same or lower than on other websites, so you don’t pay anything extra for her services. If the planning experience was this easy and fun, then I really can’t wait for the trip (and I promise I’ll tell you all about it!).

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By the time you guys are reading this I’ll be out of town without internet access, but I wanted to get a Halloween weekend post ready ahead of time for you! Any fun plans this weekend? Trick-or-treating?

Competitive piggy bank.

Gorgeous glittery pumpkins.


A spaceship junkyard and a rainbow forest.

Eyelash jewelry? via seesaw

Snowflake font for your holiday greetings.

Love this glam dress!

Alternative engagement rings (any of them look familiar?).

A little bird told me…

Everyone have a Happy Halloween!

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