These honeycomb inspired photos by Charity Maurer Photography contain just the right dose of summery and sweet. (Can you even look away from this adorable cake?) There’s nothing like a charming shade of yellow to cheer a morning up. And surrounded by greenery and romance, the guys below definitely nailed the theme. Let’s just say, summer ain’t over yet!
The dress. The light. The hilltop photos by Annie McElwain… We’re warning ya, you won’t be able to avert your eyes from this vintage wedding any time soon. Jessi is a Canadian TV host (recognize her from E!, The CW, The Style Network, etc.?!) and if you know her you know she’s super fun and stylish. She + Evan knew they had to book Big Daddy’s Antiques the second they walked into the venue—even if it meant having a ceremony on the loading dock (which turned out stunningly btw). It only gets cooler from there: a custom gown + custom bridesmaid dresses, vintage décor, fun touches—shall we begin?
Ahh, end of summer. Such a beautiful, warm, (maybe even bittersweet) time of year. If you ask us, it’s the perfect time to host a party outside to celebrate the season in a festive way. Made all the more effortless when you register for the right entertaining pieces on your Gift Registry. In our ongoing series with Crate and Barrel, we styled this late summer gathering to share some of the top registry items in their catalog. Take note brides-to-be! You’re guaranteed to want to add these to your own Gift Registry.
The perfect, versatile wine glass. A must have for an adult party. The classic Orgeon line of glassware is lovely for any occasion. Be sure to register for at least 12 so you’ll have enough for gatherings large and small in the years to come.
Owning one large glass vase like the Evelyn makes a big statement when filled with a gorgeous, wild arrangement.
Barware is a no-brainer too and the Crescent High Ball glass makes a perfect vessel for a fizzy cocktail, a non-boozy drink, or even a beer. We poured a sweet, tart, lemon-thyme spritzer.
We’ve found that when selecting dinnerware, flatware, and linens for your Gift Registry, classic goes a long way. Yes there are AMAZING options out there right now (hello, Harper Rose Gold flatware), but simple, lovely pieces are so incredibly functional, no matter what the occasion. The organic lines of the Marin collection work perfectly in the backyard and at a formal holiday dinner. These light Helena linen napkins only get better with each use. (And they are best when wrinkled. Bonus!) And a heavy weight stainless flatware like the Couture line feels perfect in your hand every time you pick it up.
We love adding a thoughtful detail, like a sprig of olive branch, to each place setting.
These woven Crepe placemats from Chilewich are refined enough for a party, but even better for every day use. You can wash them in the sink and leave them in the dish rack to dry!
How much do you want to jump into this picture right now?
Love the casual elegance of these registry essentials all together. It can be sooo hard to visualize how each piece you add to your registry will look with the others you’ve chosen.
Don’t forget to add a bit of flickery lighting when the sun goes down. These Direction Tea Light Votives make all the difference for an evening meal.
Finally, love a piece of cookware that can double as a serving dish. We made this simple summer cake, baked it in the Cream 5.5 qt Le Creuset French Oven, and popped it on the table once it cooled. If there was ever a registry essential, this would be it!
Always yes to a rustic, homemade dessert.
We’ll make this super easy for the engaged ladies out there. Create your Gift Registry with Crate and Barrel here. Then follow the links below to build a classic tableware collection you’ll use for every party you host in the years following your wedding. Ready? Go!
Good morning! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We’re kicking off the week dreaming of this elegant wedding inspiration that Kerry Bartlett shot in an olive grove at England’s 800-year-oldAlmonry Barn. It was part of A Beautiful Way, a workshop dedicated to one of our fave things ever, fine art photography, and the theme? Italian olive grove wedding in summer (sigh). Think olive foliage, Italian fare, and subtle—almost neutral—pastels like sage and gray.
Hey all! We were hoping to grab your attention to share something very near and dear to our hearts. A talented wedding industry friend has been battling a serious illness and we wanted to spread the word so anyone who wants to can help. We truly admire them and want to assist the family however possible. Jesi Haack let us know she’s kicking off a flash sale in the BABE Kiddos shop with 100% of proceeds going to support this cause, so we wanted to let you all know ASAP! We’re honoring the family’s decision to stay private right now and hope you’ll understand and join us in supporting them.
For their big day, Michael + Scott used color and design in all the best ways. Just like many a design enthusiast (M is an architect)—they knew Palm Springs would be the place to show it off. That’s how their mix of geometric shapes + handcrafted elements came together all the way from NYC, plus about a zillion other rad details. Shoutout to Matthew William + Beau & Arrow Events for letting us all in on the action!