Do you guys know about Vrai & Oro? When I first saw their jewelry collection I found myself seriously wishing they’d been around when I got married 4 years ago – I guarantee my bridesmaids (my sisters) would have liked one of these bracelets way more than then silver pashminas I gave them.

 

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The Solitaire Diamond Bracelet comes in 14k yellow, white, or rose gold (yellow gold for me!), with a .02 carat brilliant diamond, and a sweet little monogram charm. It was designed specifically with brides and their bridesmaids in mind, and one Snippet & Ink reader will win three of them to gift to her ladies or keep for herself.

 

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Because let’s be honest – don’t you want one of these gorgeous bracelets for yourself?! I love the simplicity and classic design, and that perfect little diamond! This is a piece that’s never going out of style. Or if you find something else that you love from Vrai & Oro (like these earrings? hello!), instead of the three bracelets, you can win $500 gift card for anything on their site.

 

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To enter, just pop on over to Vrai & Oro and do some browsing. Then come back to this post and leave a comment letting us know which piece you’d most like to wear, and which piece you’d most like to gift to someone else. Bonus points if you share a little bit about how you asked your bridesmaids to be your bridesmaids!

 

Update! This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Emily Spencer who said:

“I would give the solitaire diamond necklace to my mother, and I would totally love the line stud earrings. So simple so perfect. I love this company! My three bridesmaids are my sisters. One is biologically mine and two are going to become mine on my wedding day. As much as I love my friends, I found that when it came to a wedding party, I wanted my family surrounding me more than I wanted 12 bridesmaids (trust me… there would be 12 if I opened the pandora’s box that is my group of friends). So I took the intimate and simple road with my three sisters as my maids :) I would love to give them these bracelets if I could.”

 

Contest begins Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, October 10, 2014 at 11:59PM PDT. 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).

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We’re kicking off the week with Jordan and Devin’s Salt Lake City wedding, full of romantic details like the bride’s veil and beaded dress, flowers by Tinge Floral, and hand-painted invitations by the bride’s mother…

CLICK HERE TO SEE EVEN MORE IMAGES FROM THIS ROMANTIC TENTED WEDDING BY JILL THOMAS.

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The Ceremony

“The best advice I received as the bride was to stay focused on the marriage,” says Jordan. “The most important part was that we both showed up for the ceremony. Everything beyond that was just an added bonus to the best day of our lives.”

 

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Your ceremony in three words. Religious, Classic, Elegant.

Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  We were sealed in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. It was a very traditional LDS wedding ceremony where we believe we are married for time and all eternity. It was a sacred experience shared with our family.

 

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The Reception

“We wanted to stay true to who we are as a couple and what we love. Our wedding was simple, organic, and effortless. Everything and everyone belonged there naturally, and that’s exactly what we had dreamed of.”

 

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Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  I visited the private residence for a dinner a year before our wedding, and immediately fell in love. The backyard reminded me of a secret garden, full of lush flowers and mature, tall trees. We both have large extended families, and we felt it would be the perfect place for our 300-person celebration. It was!

Please tell us about any special details from your wedding.  I wore my mom’s sapphire bracelet. // We had a gelato bar as an ode to my family’s travels to Italy every summer when I was a teenager. // My mom designed and painted our announcements and invites. I couldn’t have been more thrilled with how they turned out. I will cherish them for my whole life.

 

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What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  That is a really tough question! The entire day was beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Aside from the ceremony itself, the dance party was my favorite. We had the world’s greatest band, and we had the entire place out of their chairs dancing. My hair fell down, people were sweaty. It was such a great time.

First Dance Song:  “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

 

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Jill Thomas, Tinge Floral | Snippet & Ink Jill Thomas, Tinge Floral | Snippet & Ink

 

What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding?  Take time to be with each other and make it a priority to continue to nurture your relationship. Don’t let wedding planning consume everything. The greatest relief during wedding planning was when we were able to get to the mountains and go hiking, or enjoy a dinner together amidst our very busy schedules.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of your wedding?  Our wedding day was so full of love and joy. We feel truly fortunate to come from the families we come from, and are so happy we were able to combine them. It was incredibly overwhelming to have friends and family fly in from all parts of the globe to celebrate and dance the night away with us. We are forever grateful.

 

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Photography: Jill Thomas / Floral Design: Tinge Floral / Church: LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah / Dress: Maggie Sottero via The Perfect Dress / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Veil: The Perfect Dress / Jewelry: Nadri / Tuxedo: Tuxedos by Lee / Tie: The Tie Bar / Shoes: Gordon Rush / Cufflinks: T.M. Lewin / Watch: Hamilton / Stationery: Designed by bride’s mother, printed by Ridge Printing Company / Rentals: Diamond Rentals / Music: The Changing Lanes Experience / Catering: Lori Tolbert Catering / Makeup: Cami Talbot
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  • Tented Wedding in Salt Lake City by Jill Thomas

    6 October 2014
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    Not much to say today except we’re going pumpkin picking tomorrow and I can’t wait to see my own little pumpkin toddling around the pumpkin patch! Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! (I’m imagining it will be just like this photo from The Artist and The Architect except that instead of evening sunlight we’ll be going as early in the morning as we possibly can – such is life with a 16 month old.) Have a happy weekend!

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    This restaurant wants to be the worst rated on Yelp. Hilarious.

    Edible glitter is just begging to be put into ice cubes.

    Such a delightful invite for a masquerade ball.

    Definitely want to give this DIY a try. Just have to figure out which photo and where to hang it!

    The most perfect paper map of the United States and why, via Design Mom.

    I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sunglasses to replace my favorite sunglasses of all time that I’ve managed to permanently misplace, and I think I may have found them.

    How about a name necklace in your own handwriting?

    “We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive.”

    Vintage wedding flowers never go out of style.

    How itty bitty bees take on gigantic hornets and win (think team work).

    Never would have guessed yellow eye makeup could look so darn pretty.

    I’m speaking at Oh So Inspired in November! Will I see you there?!

     

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

    Destination wedding in Texas, shabby chic inspired.
    Timeless Ohio wedding at the Kingwood Center.
    This wedding video has me in tears. So perfect.
    Love you to the moon and back – moon-and-stars wedding ideas.
    And Megan K. Sadler is taking over Words to Love By this month, starting with this beautiful quote from Thoreau.

     

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