It is pouring rain here today, and I’m dreaming of somewhere far away and warm, so it seemed like the perfect day for a destination wedding in Bali from a Snippet & Ink reader. Oh, and how about the bride’s pink dress? And the fascinator she made herself? Love it! And of course as a blogger, I love a bride who says the internet was her greatest resource… Says Ewlee of her October wedding:

Since my husband and I connected through our love for traveling and photography, these two loves influenced the decisions we made for our wedding location and style. We both loved the idea of getting married overseas. We actually chose Bali because we went to a cousin’s wedding there in March, which allowed us to check our venue and accommodation and make bookings. After that, we did pretty much all of the planning online – the internet is your greatest resource! You can find inspiration from blogs, find vendors and coordinate an entire wedding online.

We wanted a relaxed, intimate affair where we would be able to truly appreciate every moment with our guests and one another. We organized the wedding in 2 months, and with the help of the wedding planning team at Tirtha Bridal, we really needed to do very little. They took care of everything and went the extra mile to ensure the wedding was just perfectly done the way we wanted it, from the venue, music, bouquet and boutonniere, to the cocktails, programs, menus, decorations, fireworks and reception.

We had perfect weather on the day of the wedding because it rained overnight and gave us overcast skies and cooler weather – it was like heaven! We wanted to keep our ceremony simple and relaxed, so we wrote our own vows. Since my husband loves all things Apple and tech savvy, our best man and celebrant read from an iPad. (Our best man’s toast joked that my husband is like an Apple product, even calling himself “iJoel” in the opening words of his vows.) We wanted to also honor our parents, so we had both sets of our parents sign our certificate as witnesses and after this we all stood together while my mum said a first prayer over us as a married couple.

I always knew I wasn’t a traditional wedding-dress-and-veil person, and I ensured that my husband was well prepared that I was not going to be wearing a white dress. I had my mind fixed on a pink dress and fascinator for a long time. My mum also got married in a wedding dress the lightest shade of pink – we always have to be a little bit different! When I went shopping on day one with my mum, my wedding dress was the first one I saw and tried on.

We had not prepared a first dance but when the band played for our ‘grand entrance’ at the start of the reception, it felt so effortless to get on the dance floor. One of my favourite moments was right at the end of the reception when a small group of our friends gathered with the band for their last set which included requests. Just as the wedding concluded, it started to rain but we were all together smiling and loving every last moment of the great music.

Photography: One Eye Click

Venue: Tirtha Uluwatu Chapel in Uluwatu, Bali

Bride’s dress: Lisa Ho

Floral and event design: Tirtha Bridal

Congratulations Ewlee and Joel! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous wedding and all of the details with us. Oh, and I know that Ewlee wanted to tell everyone how much she loved working with her photographers, One Eye Click: One of my favorite parts of our wedding was taking photos with our photographers! Finding the right photographers was really important to us, and One Eye Click were so fun to work with – it was the best decision we made. They were just so easy and relaxed and unobtrusive. We felt totally at ease!

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This is one of the longest posts I’ve done in awhile, but I just couldn’t help it – Braedon Flynn sends me a gazillion gorgeous photos, and I’m supposed to pick just a few? Right. But with this fun wedding, I really didn’t think you’d mind: a California girl and her Aussie groom wed at the playfully chic Parker Palm Springs

Says the bride, Courtney, of their venue choice: Palm Springs is where I was born and raised and also a place where most Australians do not go and visit when touring the States. The Parker was the first place we looked at and we pretty much knew upon walking in that it was the place. We knew we had to have it somewhere that people who were staying for the whole week would want to be. The Parker is that and more!


Every little thing meant something to us. From the feathers that covered my dress in memory of my grandfather, to the hibiscus in my bouquet in memory of Adam’s father, to my uncle marrying us and the friend who introduced us saying a beautiful poem, even down to the desserts and sweets that were our favorites from both countries.


Favorite parts of the day? Says the bride: Wow that is a hard one. The whole day was amazing, But one of my top favorites would be standing at the altar while my uncle was marrying us. Also the moment of walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Adams face was another priceless moment. And then not to mention my amazing “blonde-tourage” of bridesmaids. Getting to be with all of my closest friends for a whole day was priceless as it is rare that I even get to see them every year now, living on the other side of the world. Overall the whole day was absolutely magical – having all of our family and friends from both countries come together and mix and mingle, drink tequila and dance the night away was unforgettable.


We didn’t want to have just one main color, and I LOVE color, so I needed more than just a few! So the concept of colour was my first inspiration. I had to figure out how to have lots of color without it looking like a circus, which is why I brought in neutrals, and made it like an unveiling of colour throughout the evening for our guests. The ceremony was all white against the natural environment, and we brought in a little pop of colour at the end of the ceremony with the confetti toss. Then guests were greeted with colour as they entered the ballroom – instead of numbering them, each table had a different color.


Guests started dancing before dinner was even served. That was when we knew that our #1 mission was complete – for everyone to have fun!

See more from this fun wedding over on Wiley Valentine’s blog, and of course on Braedon’s blog!


Photography: Braedon Flynn

Venue: The Parker Palm Springs

Week-of coordination: Tiny Bubbles Events

Bride’s dress / shoes: Mara Hoffman / Prada

Groom’s shoes: Urge

Bridesmaid dresses: Witchery (Australia)

Hair: Katie Harkey for Fringe, 951-775-5503

Makeup: Becky Halley, skincarebybecky@yahoo.com

Stationery: Wiley Valentine

Flowers: Bella Bloom Florals

Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth

DJ / band: Mixmaster Massey / New Sensations



Magnolia Photo Booth is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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A few months ago, Adrienne Page sent a beautiful wedding to me, and in her email she mentioned a new project she was working on, which I have been dying to share with you ever since, hence this new “Kathryn Loves” feature…

Yes, those are velvet photo albums. Hello GORGEOUS. They’re from Velvet Raptor, Adrienne’s line of albums and journals, and I love them. I think the design strikes a perfect balance of simple and rich – such clean lines paired with sumptuous velvet. And those colors! I want to buy one for my wedding photos, and I’m thinking dove gray, but I also love the pink lilac and sea green. Is it bad that I want all three? I could totally find a use for all of them…

Something I thought a lot about with my wedding was the idea of heirlooms, things that would stand the test of time both in their aesthetic and in their quality, and in my opinion, these albums are definitely heirloom objects (especially once our wedding photos are inside).

Wouldn’t these be perfect wedding gifts? I’d even love to give a small one in pink to a new mom.


Okay, so where can you find them? They’re available online at Velvet Raptor and Jenni Bick, as well as at Cursive in New York, and starting in the spring, you’ll be able to find them at BHLDN. Or you could enter to win one right here! Just take a look at the different options, then leave a comment here letting me know which album is your favorite (seriously, how are you going to pick just one of those colors?). You have until midnight on Friday, 2/18 to enter, and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Monday, 2/21 Friday, 2/25. The winner will get to choose between a guest journal in sea green or a small album in dove gray.


Credits for this lovely photo shoot are as follows…

Photography: Adrienne Page

Styling: Ann Prentice

Hair / makeup: Emily J

Model: Alyssa Nyman

Purple dress: vintage

Ballerina dress: H&M (with a net tulle skirt added by Adrienne)


Oh, and photographers! If you’re going to be at WPPI, my dear friend Elizabeth Messina (who also happens to be a Snippet & Ink sponsor) will be giving away some pretties from Velvet Raptor at her session on Monday, 2/21 (she loves them as much as I do, and if anyone knows pretty it’s Elizabeth Messina).

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have any romantic plans? Did you mail paper treats to loved ones? Anyone planning on popping the question today…?

My Valentine to you comes in the form of an inspiration board. In terribly predictable colors. By accenting this nearly translucent pink with pops of very red red, I think I’ve avoided being overly sweet. I’m thinking red ink on barely pink paper, red fruit and bisque roses, perhaps bright red lipstick beneath a blush colored veil.

Mood: sweet Valentine
Palette: seashell pink, crimson red hots


Top row from left: Mast Bros. Chocolate bar via Sunday Suppers, photo of red striped socks by Weddings By Two via 100 Layer Cake, photo of red bird and Twigs & Honey feather headpiece from Kiss the Groom, room with chandelier via Dress Design Decor
Row 2: rose centerpiece with pomegranate from Martha Stewart Weddings, heart doily with “love” calligraphy by Crystal Kluge, ring pillow with felt flowers by Llubav
Row 3: pink cake with fondant decorations from Martha Stewart Weddings, red peony photo by Elizabeth Messina, pale pink wedding favors from Martha Stewart Weddings, “Love One Another” ring dish by Paloma’s Nest

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

Board #147: Valentine
Board #460: Pink Sugar
Board #498: Playful Pink and Blue

Weddings By Two, Kiss the Groom and Paloma’s Nest are sponsors of Snippet & Ink.

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