in honor of SNIPPET & INK’s lovely wedding, i thought it would be apropos to have KATHRYN be the first ever guest post on KISS THE GROOM….i first discovered SNIPPET & INK several years ago & was mesmerized by her beautiful inspiration boards…soooo, i gave her a little challenge…i sent her a bunch of my photographs & asked her to create 3 inspiration boards with my images…. below are the result…a blend of creatives…my images & KATHRYN’s inspiration…she also shares some of her insights to planning her own beautiful wedding….may this give you lots & lots of inspiration…xoxo

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SNIPPET & INK
in her words….

“As a wedding blogger, I’ve seen so many different weddings, and could imagine hundreds of possibilities
for my own wedding once I got engaged. I started to go a little crazy with all of the choices out there! To narrow
things down and make the planning process easier, I let our venue and wedding date dictate design choices.

One of the challenges I found with planning my own wedding was making sure
our choices were what we really wanted – spending so much time looking at other
weddings, there were trends I thought maybe I should follow, or elements I thought
maybe had been done too many times. Sticking with a classic aesthetic made choices
easier, and incorporating things we truly liked and thought our guests
would enjoy (rather than what we thought was “in” or “out”)
meant we could feel confident about our decisions.

Even the smallest thing can point your inspiration in a certain direction.
For me, it was the red and white napkin used by the restaurant where we had
our reception. Even though we didn’t use those napkins for our wedding dinner,
we did incorporate red as an accent color, which fit not only the
venue but also the winter and holiday season.

Inspiration boards can be such a great way to focus your vision into a
cohesive look, and also to communicate that vision with friends, family and vendors.
Don’t think that they have to incorporate every single idea or bit of inspiration
that you’ve collected. For example, even though there’s only one image of a cake
in my own inspiration board, I shared several cake photos with my wedding
planners and baker to give them an idea of what I liked,
and they used that to create something that I loved.”

-KATHRYN STORKE-
SNIPPET & INK

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congratulations to KATHRYN & RYAN…xoxo

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Planning, coordination: Jenna Lam for Laurie Arons Boutique Events

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Videography: Sandbox Love

Venues
Getting ready, portraits: Cavallo Point in Sausalito, California
Ceremony: The Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
Reception: Presidio Social Club in San Francisco

My attire
Dress: Angel Sanchez purchased at Jin Wang
Veil: purchased at Jin Wang
Hair clip: Jennifer Behr
White bridal shoes: Kate Spade
Sparkly flats: Steve Madden

Hair and makeup: Jim Avila

Wedding bands: Stephan-Hill

Ryan’s attire
Suit, shirt, tie: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Bally purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue
Suspenders: Brooks Brothers

Other attire
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid dresses: Lula Kate purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid shoes: Payless
Maid of Honor dresses: Amsale purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Ring bearer suit: Janie & Jack
Ring bearer bow tie: BuyYourTies.com

Stationery
Invitation suite, save-the-dates: PS Paper
Letterpress: Alan Hillesheim
Envelope calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Vintage stamps: The Paper Nickel
Day-of details (menus, buttons, coasters, etc.): PS Paper
Day-of calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Decor
Personal flowers: Michaele Thunen
Ceremony, reception flowers: Kathleen Deery Design
Tent, Chiavari chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: LaTavola Linen
Lounge furniture: Kathleen Deery Design

Catering
Dinner: Presidio Social Club
Cake: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet details: PS Paper
Gelato bike: Noci Gelato

Music
String trio: Lawrence Strings
Boys’ choir: Golden Gate Boys’ Choir and Bell Ringers
Band: Jazz Mafia
Vocals: Crystal Monee Hall
Professional sound: Delicate Productions

Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Custom booth curtain, guest book: PS Paper

Transportation
Valet: Soiree Valet
Shuttle: Bauer’s Transportation
Vintage cab: Marin Checker Taxi, 415-789-5356

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to see more of this lovely wedding go to….
MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS
LAURIE ARONS BLOG & SNIPPET & INK

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december can be so cold…but not for this beautiful blogger bride….
the lovely kathryn of SNIPPET & INK exchanged vows in San Francisco
with the love of her life, ryan, in december 2010….her style & beauty defies words…
to see the amazing details of their wedding day stop by MARTHA STEWART today,
& come back tomorrow for my favorite images from this sweet city wedding…xoxo

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“love is the beauty of the soul”
-saint augustine-
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LISA VORCE…event production & design
MINDY RICE….floral & event design
ERIN SKIPLEY….hair & makeup
CLAIRE PETTIBONE…dresses
IVY & ASTER….lace shall
TWIGS & HONEY…headpiece
VALENTINO…silver shoes
SWEET & SAUCY….cakes
LISA HOLTZMAN….caligraphy
LA TAVOLA….linens
CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS
ELIZABETH MESSINA….images
ASHLYN PEARCE….bride
KYLE MULLEN….groom

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“I’ve been a bad bad girl
I’ve been careless with a delicate man
And it’s a sad sad world
When a girl will break a boy
Just because she can
Don’t you tell me to deny it
I’ve done wrong and I want to
Suffer for my sins
I’ve come to you ’cause I need
Guidance to be true
And I just don’t know where I can begin

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

Heaven help me for the way I am
Save me from these evil deeds
Before I get them done
I know tomorrow brings the consequence
At hand
But I keep livin’ this day like
The next will never come

Oh help me but don’t tell me
To deny it
I’ve got to cleanse myself
Of all these lies till I’m good
Enough for him
I’ve got a lot to lose and I’m
Bettin’ high
So I’m beggin’ you before it ends
Just tell me where to begin

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

Let me know the way
Before there’s hell to pay
Give me room to lay the law and let me go
I’ve got to make a play
To make my lover stay
So what would an angel say
The devil wants to know

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against
Because he’s all I ever knew of love

What I need is a good defense
‘Cause I’m feelin’ like a criminal
And I need to redeemed
To the one I’ve sinned against

Because he’s all I ever knew of love”

CRIMINAL
by
fiona apple

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this beautiful little film, takes “behind the scenes” imagery
to a whole other level…cinematographer KRISTEN* of BLISS
was completely unobtrusive & thoughtful while i created my photographs…
there is a gentle dance that takes place between artists who work side by side…
what i simply love about this BLISS piece is that it is completely & utterly
her own work of art….a delicate blend of the fashion shoot i conceptualized
(alongside a team of creatives: EDEN & ERIN SKIPLEY & FAYE DINSMORE
& JACK SNEED & LAUREN NAPIER) beautifully balanced with
moments that KRISTEN* found & created, and was able to
share her own vision through moving images…xoxo

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gowns by DAVID FIELDEN & lingerie by CLAIRE PETTIBONE
(filmed in the french countryside at CHATEAU ST. JULIEN L’ARS)

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