I’m such a romantic, and I’ve always had a love of the special details that go into a wedding, so it’s a real dream-come-true for me that that Snippet & Ink, which started as a hobby, has become my full-time job. Everyday I try to show brides and grooms that there is no one right way to have a wedding, and that inspiration can be found just about anywhere.
My mom is from Montana, so every summer growing up, we would spend weeks and weeks there with our family. No television, no telephone - definitely no internet! Instead we learned to be satisfied with simpler things like fishing, campfires, and card games. It’s still such a special place for me and my family, and has served as one of my greatest inspirations!
If I had to choose two words to define my personal style, I would say “timeless” and “romantic,” so it’s no wonder I love the Ashley ring. With its emerald cut stones and elegant setting, it has a classic look that a bride will love for life.
Astier de Villatte
Ever since I first discovered it in a favorite local shop, I knew I wanted to fill my home with dishes by Astier de Villatte. It was the very first thing I registered for after we got engaged! I love that they feel both homey and elegant, and that each handmade piece is totally unique.
I’m a total sucker for well-designed packaging and labels, especially those of the vintage variety. Probably because they fit in with that timeless and romantic style I love so much, with a touch of “playful” for good measure.
Lush, loose floral designs always make me smile (one of many reasons I love weddings!), and I particularly love white flowers combined with curling green vines or leafy branches. I could spend hours walking through a rose garden, and arrangements like these convey that same free, romantic feeling on a tabletop.
I love digging through flea markets and antique stores for beautiful old botanical illustrations. It’s exciting to find a favorite flower or fruit captured in such a sweet way. One day I hope to have a collection of them to display!
In nice weather, food tastes so much better outside. I don’t go on nearly enough picnics, but I resolve to fix that this summer.
My wonderful husband is also my best friend, and he is always there to remind me about what really matters (and to give the best kisses!).
San Francisco was always a special city to me, growing up just 20 minutes away, and attending high school there. But when Ryan and I decided to get married in the city, it became an even more special place to both of us.
We started with save-the-dates, which were vintage San Francisco postcards tied with red and white twine. The letterpress invitations incorporated our wedding colors (white and gray with pops of red), and for a playful retro touch, we used vintage air mail stamps.
Crystal Hair Pin
On my wedding day, I wore simple drop pearl earrings and no necklace. I dressed up my look with a crystal hair pin worn under my chignon. It showed through my veil, and also added a touch of sparkle once I took the veil off at our reception.
One of the most magical moments of our wedding was when we left the church and were greeted by Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers singing Christmas carols! It was a total surprise planned by our wedding planners, and it was such a special gift for both Ryan and I, and our guests.
Though our wedding was somewhat traditional, we wanted to incorporate unexpected playful details like Christmas crackers, button seating cards, and a retro-style photo booth.
Who doesn’t love cake?! Lots of people save the top tier of their wedding cake to freeze then eat on their first anniversary. We decided instead to share it with friends and family the day before leaving for our honeymoon - we set it out on the table, and everyone attacked it with forks!
Ryan and I didn’t want to sit at a separate sweetheart table at our reception. Instead we sat together at the head of a long table - that gave us the feel of a sweetheart table, but we were still able to visit with guests during dinner.