Cristen and Scott from W. Scott Chester Photography sent over these sweet photos from Sabrina and Reg’s engagement session, taken at and near the couple’s Georgia home. Also, who needs special props and ensembles when you’ve got beautiful butterflies making cameo appearances…

Congratulations to Sabrina and Reg, and thank you to W. Scott Chester Photography for sharing these darling photos with us – you can see even more from this shoot over at their blog.

Oh, and stop by later today because inspiration boards are back!

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Have I shared my love of 8mm film with you? I love the nostalgia of it, I love the sweetness of it, and I wish I could afford to use it for capturing everyday moments – which is why it’s so fun to see couples using it for love shoots! Meg and Ty (and their dog Norah!) hired Buzz Media Company to shoot this 8mm of them at a local winery, and they were kind enough to share it with us…

Congratulations Meg and Ty, and thank you so much to Erica and Mike at Buzz Media Company for sending this 8mm over for us to enjoy.

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How wonderful that we get this day every year to take stock of those things we’re grateful for. There are so many things in my life for which I am grateful, and you, my dear readers, are one of them. Thank you for everything you do, and for helping to make Snippet & Ink what it is. And before everyone heads out for the beginning of the holiday feasting and family good-times, a mid-week, pre-holiday list of links for you!


{by Emerson Merrick}

My kind of low-carb, via simplesong.

Paper moon nostalgia.

Digging these polaroid collages.

New uses for old things: paint chips, via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Eddera‘s site is live! I want this one.

Baby talk.

New favorite place for eloping, via a desert fete.

I need more ruffles in my life.

One more reason I’m putting a deep-fryer on my registry.

Happy Thanksgiving lovelies. See you next week!

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Featuring a summery barbecue rehearsal dinner might seem totally out of place this Thanksgiving week, but I imagine there are still some summer brides here looking for inspiration, right? Besides, it’s so much fun for me to share celebrations inspired by Snippet & Ink, especially when that celebration is as fun (and budget friendly!) as Laurel and Veli’s rehearsal dinner. I love what Laurel shared about their planning:

I’m an avid Snippet & Ink reader, and when we first began planning our vineyard wedding, I knew I wanted something elegant in shades of deep purple, but I kept being drawn to your summery “picnic chic” inspiration boards in cheery shades of red and yellow. When both my fiance and I found ourselves casualties of the bad economy and had even less of a budget for our wedding – let alone our rehearsal dinner – I got my chance to put your backyard inspiration boards and our creativity to work for us! We were able to throw an intimate and beautiful backyard BBQ rehearsal dinner that became a lovely and very memorable night – all on a bail out budget!

With the help of friends and family, as well as day-of-coordinator Stacy McCain, Laurel and Veli’s low-key rehearsal dinner was a huge success. And now, on to the darling photos, taken by Veli and his best man!


Laurel and Veli designed the invitations (and tables signs) together, inspired by an illustration of a ketchup and mustard bottle in love.


Dinner was served on Bambu wear. Each guest was greeted with a floral name tag hand-drawn by Laurel’s father, who was to ill to attend the wedding.


Drinks were spiked Arnold Palmers, sangria and sun tea (made by Laurel’s bridesmaids).


Friend Scott Turnipseed, a sous-chef at Cafe Bernardo in Sacramento, created and executed the menu of sliders with homemade pickles and spicy aioli, home-fried rosemary potatoes, and a salad of mixed greens and strawberries. Laurel’s mom made peach cobbler (yes please!).

Venue: Private home, Sonoma, California

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Retro soda: Faygo

Day-of-coordinator: Stacy McCain

Thank you so much to Laurel and Veli for sharing your sweet rehearsal dinner with us – it’s always so inspiring to see how much you can do without a big budget. I think this could definitely work as inspiration for a wedding reception, too. And of course, congratulations on your marriage!

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