Photo: Yves Samuel
Take a break from planning and enjoy some (mostly non-wedding related) links from around the web…
I’ve seen this before, but didn’t know it had a name.
This sparrow cuff is so lovely.
Save-the-date videos are a happy alternative to the paper kind.
Oreo cream filled brownies sound terribly good.
An Etsy shop filled with retro alarm clocks.
I had no idea extreme dog grooming was a thing.
This week on Snippet & Ink:
This bride wore her grandmother’s wedding dress.
Grace Kelly wedding style at The Breakers in Florida.
New England wedding with a floral invitation suite and a Juliet veil.
Romantic winery wedding with a perfect bouquet.
Spring flowers in both blue and purple and blush and white.
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Snippet & Ink Select Vendor News
Yesterday we got a look at some purple and blue Spring flowers from Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers, one of our talented Select vendors. Today, she shows us another direction Spring brides can go… I confess, I’m such a sucker for pretty pink flowers, especially in soft shades of blush. Photos by Kate Osborne.
“Spring blooms are intricately shaped and to me, very feminine,” says Sarah. “A soft color palette is easy to dream up with the spring flowers.”
Sarah used the following pretties in this bouquet and cloche-covered arrangement: Fritillaria, Hellebore, Dusty Miller, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Amnesia Rose.
The beauty of this wedding from Select vendor Jemma Keech is breathtaking in its simplicity… just a few perfectly executed details, captured beautifully in these soft, romantic images…
The bride shares her favorite part of the day: “Walking down the aisle and seeing Chris for the first time. I was incredibly nervous in the lead-up to the wedding, even more so on the morning of the big day. I am not usually good with being center of attention, so walking down the aisle was a daunting prospect. However, when the processional music started and at first sight of my husband-to-be, all the nerves disappeared, I was completely calm and incredibly happy. It is a moment I will never forget.”
“It was important to us that our guests had a great night,” say Natalie and Chris. “We wanted to enjoy ourselves too, so we kept formalities to a minimum and tried not to over-engineer the day. In the end we had an amazing time and I think our guests did too.”
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? We had always loved visiting wineries and had spent many weekends exploring the wine regions of Western Australia. In fact, Chris proposed to me on one of our weekends away, so it seemed fitting for us to marry in a vineyard setting. Sandalford Winery was close to home with beautiful surroundings so it was the perfect location for us.
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? In planning the wedding we wanted to make sure the day was beautiful and romantic but also relaxed. I got a lot of inspiration from bridal magazines and wedding blogs and became addicted to beautiful wedding images. I adore delicate lace, pastel colors and pretty flowers, so I knew I wanted to incorporate all of these things into our wedding.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? At the reception we displayed the wedding photos of our grandparents with a memorial candle to represent our loved ones who could not be with us on the day. We also wanted to acknowledge our parents in some way, so during his speech Chris surprised each of our mothers with a bouquet of flowers as a thank you for everything they had done for us. It was these small details that meant everything.
What was the best advice you received as a bride? It may be cliché but the best advice I received, from more than one person, was to enjoy every moment because it will be one of the best days of my life but it will go by so quickly. They were right, it was and it did!
What advice do you have for other brides? Keep it simple and don’t over think things. Have faith in your vendors and trust that they will do a great job. The planning process can be overwhelming, but stay the course, be true to your own style and know that your day will be perfect, even if things don’t go to plan!
Do you have any budget tips for other brides? Spend money on the things that are important to you and try not to get carried away with the things that are not.
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day? No perfume, a forgotten heirloom for my bouquet and a missing groomsmen’s belt were some of the little imperfections of the day, however in the end none of it mattered. It was perfect to us – it was the best day of our lives.
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Sandalford Winery Wedding from Jemma Keech20 March 2014
This is one of those weddings that I wish I could live in… the envelope liners alone are enough to inspire! Then there’s the whole invitation suite from Select vendor, Swiss Cottage Designs, the lush flowers by Poppies & Posies, the bride’s romantic Juliet veil from Twigs & Honey, and to top it all off, Jen Huang‘s incredibly romantic photos from the day…
The bride’s gorgeous bouquet included bright pink peonies, peach garden roses, and clematis. The groom wore a rosemary boutonniere.
Says the bride, “I drew inspiration from lots of sources and collected them all on a Pinterest board. After some time, the loose theme that came together was ‘Italian Garden.’ This theme best described for me the romantic, natural, and simple elegance of the design and decor choices that I made, and it inspired me to pull together a color palette of creams, greens, and lavender.”
“The best advice I received was to try to live in the moment despite the whirlwind going on around me,” says Caroline. “I did my best!”
Cakes to Remember created a strawberry orange blossom cake for the couple. The simple buttercream confection was adorned with a single sugar flower.
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? After David and I decided we were going to celebrate our wedding in southern New Hampshire, near my hometown, we did a weekend of venue tours and didn’t fall in love with any of them. A lovely venue in Groton, Massachusetts, the Barn at Gibbet Hill, was booked until the fall of 2013 or into 2014 and we didn’t want to wait that long. In the end, we decided to go with LaBelle Winery, a sister location to the Barn at Gibbet Hill that was still under construction and hadn’t yet hosted a single wedding!
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? My favorite moments of the whole wedding weekend were all the opportunities to spend time with family and old friends. David and I felt blessed that so many people made the trip from far and wide to attend our wedding, and we cherished the experience of gathering all the people we love around us to celebrate.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? The traditions we included were religious ones. The ceremony was an interfaith service that combined Jewish and Episcopalian elements. We also signed a ketubah, said our vows beneath a chuppah, broke the glass, and danced the Horah.
What advice do you have for other brides? I’d recommend giving serious consideration to changing into a second dress for the dancing. Since I splurged on my dress, I decided wear it all night, but unfortunately it wasn’t conducive to really getting down on the dance floor and I wished I was more comfortable!
Do you have any budget tips for other brides? As I’m sure all brides come to realize, it’s really tough to stay within the budget. My approach was to spend what it took to hire a few essential vendors whose work I loved. We decided to forgo other vendors entirely. For example, we hired an incredible photographer but did not hire a videographer.
Swiss Cottage Design is a Snippet & Ink Select vendor.