A few months ago, Adrienne Page sent a beautiful wedding to me, and in her email she mentioned a new project she was working on, which I have been dying to share with you ever since, hence this new “Kathryn Loves” feature…

Yes, those are velvet photo albums. Hello GORGEOUS. They’re from Velvet Raptor, Adrienne’s line of albums and journals, and I love them. I think the design strikes a perfect balance of simple and rich – such clean lines paired with sumptuous velvet. And those colors! I want to buy one for my wedding photos, and I’m thinking dove gray, but I also love the pink lilac and sea green. Is it bad that I want all three? I could totally find a use for all of them…

Something I thought a lot about with my wedding was the idea of heirlooms, things that would stand the test of time both in their aesthetic and in their quality, and in my opinion, these albums are definitely heirloom objects (especially once our wedding photos are inside).

Wouldn’t these be perfect wedding gifts? I’d even love to give a small one in pink to a new mom.

Okay, so where can you find them? They’re available online at Velvet Raptor and Jenni Bick, as well as at Cursive in New York, and starting in the spring, you’ll be able to find them at BHLDN. Or you could enter to win one right here! Just take a look at the different options, then leave a comment here letting me know which album is your favorite (seriously, how are you going to pick just one of those colors?). You have until midnight on Friday, 2/18 to enter, and I’ll announce the randomly selected winner on Monday, 2/21 Friday, 2/25. The winner will get to choose between a guest journal in sea green or a small album in dove gray.

Credits for this lovely photo shoot are as follows…

Photography: Adrienne Page

Styling: Ann Prentice

Hair / makeup: Emily J

Model: Alyssa Nyman

Purple dress: vintage

Ballerina dress: H&M (with a net tulle skirt added by Adrienne)

Oh, and photographers! If you’re going to be at WPPI, my dear friend Elizabeth Messina (who also happens to be a Snippet & Ink sponsor) will be giving away some pretties from Velvet Raptor at her session on Monday, 2/21 (she loves them as much as I do, and if anyone knows pretty it’s Elizabeth Messina).

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When I was working on redesigning Snippet & Ink last year, I knew I wanted calligraphy for the logo that was both elegant and whimsical. Elaine Chou’s style was exactly what I was looking for, and working with her was a wonderful experience. Elaine has recently launched Papermade Design, and is offering beautiful custom calligraphy and stationery suites. No matter the style of your event, Elaine can create just the right invitations.

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Aren’t they lovely! I actually got to see that last suite in person, and it’s even more wonderful when you have it in hand. I can’t wait to see what wonderful designs Papermade has in store…

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One of the best parts of being back in the Bay Area is getting to hang out with my very best friends in the whole world – girls that I’ve known since I was fourteen, who have seen me through thick and thin, and who make me laugh until my face hurts. We all went away for college and other adventures, but now we’re back in the same place and we’ve implemented a monthly brunch get-together. This weekend it’s my turn to host! I have a few ideas of what I’d like to serve, but I’m always open to suggestions – any favorite brunch recipes?

And then of course it’s Valentine’s Day next week! I’m hoping my day will involve chocolate and kisses…

Noteslate? Um, AWESOME.

I’m not sure what exactly is happening in this photo, but it sure is pretty.

Navy blue ombré… GORgeous

Vivez la langue.

Weddings by frolic!

I’m really not ready to say goodbye to the post office.

New Rifle!

Kate Spade’s e-Valentines are back.

See this clock? I want it. Do you have one? Can I have it? via Lox Papers

Valentine cakes.

This sequin sweater dress wants to live in my closet. When I’m not wearing it of course.

Just engaged? Real Simple sent me a copy of their 2011 Weddings, and I think it’s a great place to start.

Have a happy weekend kids!

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If you follow anyone in the wedding industry on twitter, then you’ve probably heard all about BHLDN, Urban Outfitter’s new wedding line that’s launching on Valentine’s Day (it’s pronounced like beholden). There have been some sneak peeks around the web, and this one with the peach and gray was so lovely I just had to make an inspiration board with it. Did you check out some of the pieces from BHLDN? Do you have a favorite?

Mood: romantic, whimsical
Palette: orange, peach, cream, butterscotch

Top row from left: dress from BHLDN, orange pinwheel by Rebecca Thuss, cake with paper decorations from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: tent from Big Sky Tents, ribbon curtain by Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings, Zara shoes via Cinderella Project
Row 3: roses with fruit by Ariella Chezar, calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap, bouquet with peach amaryllis by Saipua
Row 4: porcelain ring dish by Paloma’s Nest, cake flags by Herriott Grace via Oh Happy Day, floral wedding invitations by Mitchell & Dent

If you like this inspiration board you might also like:

Board #491: Peach and Pumpkins
Board #486: Strawberry and Seersucker
Board #258: Grapefruit and Gray

Paloma’s Nest is a sponsor of Snippet & Ink.

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