Our friends and longtime sponsors at MagnetStreet might be best known for the magnet calendars and save-the-dates that gave them their name, but did you know they also have a huge collection of wedding invitations! And this week they’re giving away 100 complete pocket invitation suites (including RSVP card, enclosure card, information card, belly band, and seal). That’s an $830 value, and includes free UPS ground shipping to the 48 contiguous United States (or you can choose to apply the $830 to a one time purchase of any MagnetStreet wedding stationery).

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Pocket Wedding Invitations are MagnetStreets most popular type of invite, and they’re ideal for keeping wedding day details neat and organized. Everything from your RSVP card to directions just tucks into a little fold-over pocket! And there are hundreds of designs to choose from – just find your favorite design, customize it with your own colors and fonts, and you’ve got the perfect invitation.

 

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Every design is easily personalized with your unique colors – you can even create custom color palettes. And that’s not limited to invitations – you have unlimited color options for save-the-dates and programs!

 

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I think my very favorite part about ordering your invitations from MagnetStreet is that you have the option order just a single copy of your fully personalized design. You don’t have to wonder if the real thing will look as good as it does online – you can feel confident that your design is perfect by seeing your color, photos, and fonts in person.

 

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To enter, just hop on over to MagnetStreet and check out their Pocket Wedding Invitation designs, then leave a comment on this post letting us know which one is your favorite and how you would personalize it with your colors!

Contest begins Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30AM PST, and ends Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Official contest rules.

This post sponsored by MagnetStreet.

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I know I say this almost every time we feature a winter wedding, but I really do have such a special place in my heart for weddings held at that time of year. Kate and Alex tied the knot on December 15th, so they really brought the Christmas spirit into the day with carols, mistletoe, evergreens, and candlelight. Also, I have to say – Polly Alexandre‘s photos of the newlyweds are some of my very favorite wedding photos I’ve ever seen. You can really see how happy and in love they are! Frame-worthy for sure!

SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS ELEGANT ENGLISH WEDDING BY POLLY ALEXANDRE.

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Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We stayed at Ellenborough Park one weekend just after we got engaged and just fell in love with the Hotel. We thought it would make a perfect location for our winter wedding. We wanted to have a fantastic party with all our family and friends, and by holding the wedding at Ellenborough Park, all our guests could stay for the whole weekend. We had an informal dinner on Friday night, the wedding on Saturday and a brunch on Sunday.

 

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What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Make sure you leave plenty of time to get ready. That way you can enjoy the process and not be rushed.

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Enjoy it! A wedding doesn’t have to be too stressful if you are organized and delegate where possible! You will disagree on things at times but make sure you remember what is really important, and it is just a wedding at the end of the day. Your marriage is far more important.

 

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The Ceremony

“We chose a church close nearby in a quaint Cotswold town called Winchcombe for the ceremony, and we had help from the victor of the church in planning it. He gave us a template that he liked to work form. Choosing the hymns was important to us as we both like to sing. We chose Christmas carols to get into the Christmas spirit and so our guests knew the tunes.”

 

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony?  The hymns, the readings and the beautiful Christmas feel of the church with lots of candles and lights.

Is there anything else that you’d like to share about your wedding ceremony?  We served a shot of sloe gin as people entered the church to warm them up both from the cold and to get them singing.

 

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The Reception

“There were so many amazing moments throughout the day it is difficult to choose just one favorite. I would say the moment my father first saw me in my wedding dress, made it all feel real for the first time. Holding my new husband’s hand just after we had been officially married. Singing out Christmas carols in the church and just smiling. Capturing a moment alone before we went in to join our guests for dinner.”

 

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Please tell us about any special details from your wedding.  My now husband and I were living in Tanzania whilst planning the wedding so we wanted to include an aspect of this life in our wedding. I commissioned a charity for women to create beaded African angels which worked as both favors for the guests and name cards for people to find their tables.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Focus your budget on the important things to you. Perhaps the dress or food, or whatever it is. You can always be creative with the rest. Our biggest expense was the look and feel of the tent. We wanted to have the real wow factor. Oh and my dress and shoes!

 

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Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  Both our families are quite traditional so we kept to quite a few of the usual wedding traditions such as cutting the cake, the speeches, first dance etc.. Although I forgot to throw the bouquet which I think is a really fun one.

 

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Alex and Kate‘s wedding film by Gorgeous Films.

Photography: Polly Alexandre / Venue, Catering: Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom / Event Planning: Louise Burchfield from Ellenborough Park / Videography: Gorgeous Film / Dress, Veil: Le Spose di Gio / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Fur Coat: Harrods / Suit, Tie, Waistcoat: Favourbrook / Shoes: Russell and Bromley / Stationery: Letter Press / Floral Design: Copelands / Rentals: Mudway Workman / Music: Wired Band / Cake: Contemporary Cake Designs
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So maybe I wasn’t able to quit Facebook entirely, but I am going to give this little experiment a try: see what happens when you stop liking things on Facebook? So far I’m enjoying leaving comments on friends’ posts where before I would have just hit “Like” – usually the person writes back, and it actually feels like I’m connecting, not just waving as we pass each other driving in opposite directions. Have you tried this? Did it change your Facebook experience?

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Vanilla steamer with rose marshmallows… sounds like a perfect cozy Valentine’s Day drink.

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I totally remember making things with these plastic iron beads as a kid!

In case you missed it this week on Snippet & Ink:

A little chocolate in today’s Words To Love By.

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"All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." Charles M. Schulz | Words to Love By | Josh Gruetzmacher for Snippet & Ink "All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt." Charles M. Schulz | Words to Love By | Josh Gruetzmacher for Snippet & Ink

“All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  - Charles M. Schulz

Artwork by Josh Gruetzmacher for Snippet & Ink. Josh Gruetzmacher is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.

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