Our friends at Minted have done it again, upping the ante on wedding stationery with their gorgeous new foil-pressed Save the Dates - and believe me, as pretty as they are in these pics, they are even more impressive in person!

Whether you go with a photo card or a non-photo design, the elegant addition of hand-stamped gold or silver foil adds the perfect amount of sparkle to your Save the Dates. This season, Minted is offering over 30 foil-pressed Save the Date designs, each one designed by independent graphic designers from around the world.

Just as with all of Minted‘s wedding suites, you can fully customize the back of your Save the Dates, adding photos, text, patterns and more. And how about this: the foil-pressed designs are reasonably priced at $1.98 per card when you buy a quantity of 100 – that’s only 35-cents more than their regular digitally printed Save the Dates.

GIVEAWAY! Minted is giving one Snippet & Ink reader a $350 credit toward any purchase at Minted! Just CLICK HERE to enter on the contest page. You have until Thursday, February 6 at 11:59pm PST to enter. The winner will be selected and notified by Minted. Have fun!


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There’s an Old Hollywood glamour to this wedding that is just impossible to resist, from the bride’s wavy half-up-half-down coif to the groom’s classic tux (with the addition of a playful polka dotted bow tie!). Photos by Josh Elliott.

The bride and her bridesmaids wore black and pink silk charmeuse pajamas by Oscar de la Renta while they got ready for the big day.

The bride’s nude patent leather pumps were an engagement gift from her mother. She also wore a sapphire and diamond bracelet that belongs to her grandmother – something borrowed and something blue. The groom wore his own something borrowed: a pair of vintage shoes that belong to his father.

Says the bride: “Matthew had three must-haves: a Catholic ceremony, an open bar, and a live band. Once those were taken care of, I added my love of bows, polka dots and monograms. We wanted our wedding to be both traditional and fun. So although Matthew wore a traditional black tux, his polka dot bow tie made it fun. And at cocktail hour, we had traditional monogramed cocktail napkins with fun polka dot straws.”

“One of my favorite moments was after we were pronounced husband and wife, I surprised Matthew with a bag pipe player to lead us out of the church. I will never forget his expression!”

The head table was adorned with a moss-covered monogram.



Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  Newport Beach is where we first met and lived while we were engaged so it was both sentimental and convenient. I have always loved my Grandparents’ country club but Matthew was the one who originally suggested it for our reception venue. I am so glad he did!

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  One of Matthew’s favorite moments was when we first walked into our reception with all our friends and family cheering for us.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Everyone says how quickly the day goes by, so one of Matthew’s friends suggested to have someone tell us what time it was each hour. It was a great reminder to really soak everything in and appreciate the day.

What advice do you have for other brides?  Hire vendors you trust! It will make the planning process and the “Big Day” so much more enjoyable.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  JoS. A. Bank ran a “Buy 1, Get 3 Free” sale, so we rallied Matthew’s brothers and they each bought a tux for about the same cost of a rental. And, unlike a rental, they were able to tailor them so they fit perfectly!

Photography: Josh Elliott / Venue, Catering, Cake: Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, California / Event Planning: Sugar Branch Events / Ceremony venue: Our Lady Queen of Angels / Floral Design: Rogers Garden / Stationery:  MKM Design / Dress: Oscar De La Renta via Erin Cole / Shoes: Valentino via Neiman Marcus / Veil: Veiled Beauty / Pearl Earrings: Thomas Laine / Suit: JoS. A. Bank / Shirt, Tie: Brooks Brothers / Socks, Cufflinks: Ralph Lauren / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy / Music: N’Demand

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  • Black Tie Country Club Wedding in Newport Beach

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    It’s Friday! Enjoy some links before heading off for the weekend…

    I hope my daughter grows up in a world with monarch butterflies; let’s all plant some milkweed! (Map of butterflies via this is glamorous.)

    How did I miss out the seasonal bouquet project?!

    Steve Jobs almost put a little man in every Mac.

    Did you know Andy Warhol illustrated a cookbook?

    I got a camera for Christmas; now I need one of these gorgeous straps from Bloom Theory, via This Little Street.

    Easy French twist tutorial.

    Have you seen the Big Appetites series? So fun!

    Gold bumblebee bobby pins.

    Salted caramel popcorn pie pops sound like something I want to try.

    So do Meyer lemon meltaway cookies.

    Sweet way to ask someone to be your bridesmaid.

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    Before everyone signs off for the weekend, I wanted to introduce you to five more of my all-time favorite wedding vendors, all of them members of Snippet & Ink Select

    Elisa Bricker is a romantic at heart, and it shows in her beautiful photos. Full of light and life, they are a blend of fine art imagery and candid moments – memories on film that reflect Elisa’s artistic background, and that romantic sensibility.

    Josh Gruetzmacher believes that, just as your wedding will be full of family, friends, and fun, so should your photos reflect that same love and vibrancy. His images are timeless and thoughtful, capturing both the little details and the big moments – details and moments you’ll want to frame and and hang on your wall.

    If attention to detail and sophisticated design are at the top of your list for creating a memorable wedding, then Shannon Leahy is the wedding planner for you. Her creativity, candor, and calm demeanor make her one of our favorite planners in Northern California, and her clients agree! (Photos by Josh Gruetzmacher.)

    On your wedding day, you want to look like the most beautiful version of yourself. That’s exactly what hair and makeup artist Lora Kelley helps brides to achieve. She focuses on enhancing your natural beauty, letting your true, best self shine through at your wedding and in the photos of the day. (Photos by Eric Kelley, who happens to be her hubby and a fellow Select vendor!)

    One look at Eric Kelley‘s work can tell you what Rangefinder magazine recently announced: that he’s one of the rising stars of wedding photography. As Eric says, “I love the stillness and intentionality of fine art, but I appreciate the candid and authentic movement of photojournalism.” And his jaw dropping photos show it…


    Snippet & Ink Select is a handpicked selection of wedding vendors and companies we believe in. These are the vendors we would recommend to our sisters and our best friends, because their work represents the best the wedding industry has to offer. Learn more about Snippet & Ink Select.

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