As summer starts winding down, I keep thinking about road trips. They are one of my very favorite things, and I think the whole feel of a summer road trip – or even just a quick day trip – would make for a lovely wedding or party. Set up a table outside, put some flowers in whatever container you have on hand, feed your guests and laugh. Sometimes less really is more.

Mood: summer road trip
Palette: meadow, oak, sepia, cream

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Top row from left: black and white photo via EmilyStyle, table via This is Glamorous and Clover & Bee, oak tree and hammock via Decorology
Row 2: road trip photo, calligraphy by Bluebird Studios
Row 3: cherry photo by Kathryn Kleinman, hydrangeas on fence photo by Carey MacArthur via Once Wed, shoe photo by Myrtle & Marjoram

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One Kings Lane is back today with two great new events, AND the chance to win a $250 shopping spree! The $250 giveaway is exclusively for Snippet & Ink readers, so be sure to go here to see the details and enter. And then of course, there are the awesome events. Right now, One Kings Lane is featuring Staub cast iron cookware and Archipelago Botanicals candles and diffusers for significant discounts (think up to 70% off!). The events end at 8am PDT on Thursday, August 6, so don’t miss them!

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Happy Monday! I thought that this week I would play around a bit with the look of my inspiration boards, pulling from non-wedding sources for inspiration, and to creating boards that focused on a few really strong images. Hopefully today’s inspiration board does that. I absolutely love the palette here, as well as the textures, and I tried to choose images that were somewhat playful – that don’t take themselves too seriously. What do you think? Does an inspiration board like this still help you to get a sense of an event or a look?

Mood: playfully preppy, feminine whimsy
Palette: vanilla, raspberry, indigo

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Top row from left: photo by The Sartorialist, blueberries from Martha Stewart, flowers via Desire to Inspire
Row 2: watermelon margaritas, calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap
Row 3: flowers from Martha Stewart Weddings, bedroom via Absolutely Beautiful Things, ice cream cones via Tartelette

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect piece of jewelry to finish off your bridal look, or maybe as gifts for your bridesmaids, or even for your wedding band, then you must see the beautiful fine jewelry by Blanca Monros Gomez. I can’t tell you how tough it was to choose just a few to share with you – I love them all!

Not only is each delicate piece made to order, one at a time, and by hand…they’re also eco-friendly! Blanca carefully hand-crafts all of her fine jewelry by re-using as much material as possible, and by using recycled precious metals – all of the wedding bands are made exclusively with recycled gold. This is only a small sample of the jewelry by Blanca Monros Gomez – be sure to check out her website and Etsy shop for more. And if you don’t see just what you want, shoot her an email and she’ll work with you to create the perfect, customized piece.

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