All month we’ve been posting sneak peeks of Matthew Robbins‘ beautiful new book, and with this last one we get to give a copy away to one lucky Snippet & Ink reader! But first, see how Matthew drew wedding inspiration from a sweet, floral pitcher (hello romantic artsy garden party!)…

These are some of the elements and colors Matthew used when imagining how this pitcher could come to life as a complete wedding look.

How sweet are these tiny canvas-and-easel escort cards? What a playfully sophisticated idea!

Don’t you love it?! See peeks at some of Matthew’s other chapters, Citrus, Schoolhouse Map, and Portuguese Bead.

So how can you enter to win a copy?! Since Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings is all about how something simple (like a vintage pitcher) or personal (like a favorite candy) can inspire an entire event, we’d like you to leave a comment here with one thing or idea that is inspiring your wedding. It could be anything from an old postcard to a favorite song.

And of course you can purchase copies of this lovely book from AnthropologieAmazon, or Barnes & Noble.


Contest begins Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 5:30AM PST, and ends Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:59PM PST. The winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink, and notified by email. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).


Design: Matthew Robbins / Photography: Thuss+Farrell
Official contest rules.

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  1. Gee: EverythingWeddingsAndMore

    My Wedding was Inspired by a Bible verse, he proposed to me with :)

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  2. Cynthia Beahm

    The inspiration of my wedding was “Midnight in Paris”; the lighting, the music, the romance. I fell in love with the movie and my husband was on board with all of it. It was a magical night!

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  3. Zoe Lindberg

    I’ve felt inspired by antique shops. St. Louis is full of them, and they pay such loving attention to detail and are masters at repurposing. I walk through at least one every week and pick up things for either our wedding or our apartment.

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  4. The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills

    The escort cards are BEAUTIFUL – what a thing to cherish.

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  5. jan

    My moms wedding dress inspires me. It is gorgeous.!

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  6. Erica

    We’re inspired by books, we both read a lot and we even read together so we decided on definitely including books in our wedding!

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  7. Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls

    My inspiration came from Tiffany blue and pink color: such a beautiful and glamorous color, a little bit surprising, but definitely something to remember forever…

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  8. Tanya P

    My wedding is inspired by a beautiful cream vase that is coloured with an ombre gold effect and features a pretty pink flower in the centre. After finding this vase in my closet (I bought it at an antique sale years ago!), I’ve decided to incorporate hints of gold and dollops of pastel pink into my ivory wedding,

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  9. Joseph

    My partner loves to cook. And I’m obsessed with the sunset/sunrise. In fact, our first date was a picnic at sunset.. So our wedding is going to be outdoors in the evening with a small, communal dining set-up.

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  10. Pam, Romancing the Stone Styling

    I am inspired by so many different elements but I would have to say that my biggest draw would be color! Color enlivens a vision like not other element.. It is what gives a concept its feeling.

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  11. Connecticut Wedding Photographers

    My wedding was inspired by meeting each other online, and songs & details will incorporate this. Intro to ‘Pina Colada Song’ & printed copies of our first emails for guests to read ;)

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  12. Sarah

    For my wedding, I drew inspiration from vintage postcards and a bird motif that captures the two of us.

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  13. Kathryn H

    My mothers Italian Lace handkerchief. So intricate and delicate yet simple. Perfect.

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  14. Emily

    Our wedding is inspired by two small bride and groom porcelain dolls my dad got me at a flea market when I was young. They’re going on top of our cake and inspired our vintage theme.

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  15. Tasha Nunnelley

    Snowflakes were what inspired my wedding! Each snowflake is unique and that is exactly what I wanted my wedding to be! I had them included in all aspects of my wedding right down to my veil, shoes, and cake!

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  16. Brittney

    One of my favourite movies, has inspired the centrepieces of our wedding August 2014, Beauty and the Beast. The single rose under the glass, will be in water in a cylinder vase with coloured rocks. The elegance of their first dance in the ballroom, is inspiring the elegant feel for our wedding. :)

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  17. Sarah Cook

    My husband is an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He proposed in his dress blues and he wore his dress blues to our wedding! Our wedding theme was all based off of his uniform particularly the deep navy coat and the intricate gold buttons (I have always loved buttons and how they can make and completely change the look of an outfit!). The girls wore navy, we had touches of gold throughout the reception and everything else was comprised of whites and neutrals with warm touches of rose gold and pinks. With half of our wedding party being Marine Corps officers it only felt appropriate since his job is such a huge part of our life together. Proud wife!

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  18. Sami

    Willow trees, giggles and vintage postcards inspires me :]

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  19. Trish K

    My upcoming wedding is inspired by vintage Waikiki Beach postcards and the exotic flowers that grow in my parents’ yard on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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  20. Megan gibson

    I’m using my venue as my inspiration for my whole wedding. I will be getting married at a farm in the town where me and my fiancé met. I want everything to feel earthy and care-free. We are using lights, wildflowers, and candles :) This book would definitely help!

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  21. Rachel

    My wedding is inspired by calligraphy and old books!

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  22. Genevieve Keller

    My wedding will be inspired by vintage fashion, and I’ll make all of the paper collaterals myself. (I’m a graphic designer) I designed my ring, and I wouldn’t settle for anything less than what I want for the event!

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  23. Rachel

    My wedding inspiration is the reception venue! It has the most beautiful up lighting that creates a beautifully modern yet elegant space.

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  24. Jessi

    I’m totally inspired by this dining room table ( Rustic and worn by time and good memories and a place where you want to eat really good food and be with family. :)

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  25. Cathleen

    Mexican paletas are part of our inspiration!

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  26. Brianne

    We’re basing ours around my favorite turquoise vintage typewriter :)

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  27. emily

    The COLOR red!

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  28. Heidi

    One of our first inside jokes was over an event I threw with twinkle lights EVERYWHERE. He thought they were pointless. I thought they were beautiful. Now, as we plan, it’s all around those sparkly little lights . . .

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  29. Sarah @ Belle on Heels

    Our wedding inspiration was the apple orchards surrounding our venue. Simple and beautiful!

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