Second to cake tasting maybe, registering is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning in our opinion. Strolling down the aisles with that registry gun, picking out all the pretty kitchenware and home décor you’re going to use in a few months… Too much fun!
So with all of that said, today we’re creating our own dream Crate and Barrel registry for if we were getting married again. There’s a lot of great stuff out there (Crate and Barrel has it all from pillows to pizza pans), but we were going for a “modern midcentury” vibe this time. Check out our picks below, and then enter to win $500 to Crate and Barrel!
1. Marimekko Oiva Teapot / 2. Kiki Beechwood grinders / 3. Roscoe Dinnerware / 4. Dansk 6 qt Casserole / 5. Chemex Coffee Maker / 6. Elsa Espresso Cup / 7. Dansk 2 qt Saucepan / 8. Shun Premier Chef’s Knife / 9. Dualit Canvas White Toaster / 10. Mallorca linen napkins & Tile paper napkins / 11. Elsa Sugar Bowl / 12. Roy Cocktail Picks / 13. Bix walnut bar cart / 14. Orb Bar Tools / 15. The Kinfolk Table / 16. Zuma trays / 17. Rosa sparkling wine glass
Besides having all the best home merch in one spot, Crate and Barrel makes creating your wedding registry simple and stress-free. You can do it in-store if you’re feeling old-fashioned, or from your iPhone with their handy little app. And did we mention that you also get 10 percent off everything from Crate and Barrel for six months after your wedding? Um, amazing.
They also have these super fun after-hours parties just for engaged couples. You and your boo get the store practically to yourselves as you get insider tips from C&B registry experts, create your perfect registry, mingle with other couples, and celebrate with food and drinks.
Now for the giveaway…
One lucky reader is going to win $500 to Crate and Barrel!
To be eligible to win, all you have to do is start your registry with Crate & Barrel Plus. For extra entries, take a second to RSVP for one of Crate and Barrel’s The Wedding Parties events. You have from now until April 8, 2014 to enter. Good luck!
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Winter was fun and all, but we’re pretty glad that spring is here—aren’t you? It’s time for trips to the farmers market, sandal shopping, and all the warm weather wedding trends we adore so much. Yeah, we’re pretty pumped… So today we enlisted D’Arcy Benincosa, Vintage Rouge, and Tinge Floral Design to share three totally gorg spring hair tutorials featuring loose waves and flower crowns. Get ready for it, brides and bridesmaids…
For a simple, effortless look, take the blossoms from the delphinium and place them into the curls or braids in the hair. To secure, use little pieces of floral wire to create a small clump of the vine and hair. Use as many buds as you like. They will last 3 to 4 hours before they need to be replaced.
Here is a new spring take on a floral crown (that is much easier too!). Simply find a long and perfect piece of delphinium. Use the curve of the vine, and match it to the head of the model. Pins to the underlying hair with bobby pins.
For a bolder look, place colorful spring buds (featured here are delphinium, sweet peas, and ranunculus) to fill out a classic updo. Securely pin the stems into the hair and voila!
Photographer: D’Arcy Benincosa / Hair & Makeup: Vintage Rouge / Florals: Tinge Floral Design
Karla + Bruno’s love story would make a pretty cute rom-com. These two started out as apartment-mates in a flat in Barcelona—strictly platonic for a whole year, until one summer night on the beach when they realized what they were both looking for was right in front of them… (Awww!) Their elegant vineyard wedding would be the romantic final scene in the flick of course, sending them off into happily ever after. André Teixeira, how do you feel about directing?
That view is pretty amaze, huh?
Karla’s elegant + romantic bouquet recipe: roses, hydrangeas, astilbe, eustoma, dahlias, and ruscus.
Karla + Bruno splashed the cash on food and drink, to give their big day a gourmet touch. Always a good decision if you ask us.
We’ve got one word for you: flawless. Congrats to the adorable couple!
For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas section + Pinterest boards.
Photographer: André Teixeira from Branco Prata / Floral & Event Design: Sofia Ferreira from Branco Prata / Event Coordination: Ana Moreira from Amoeventos / Venue: Quinta do Portal / Hair: Dulce Gouveia / Makeup: Catia Teixeira / Invitation Designers: Claudia Andrade and Belen Cruz / Cake: Francisca Neves from Cupcake / Catering: Chef Milton Ferreira from Quinta do Portal / Musicians: Polo Pavón (guitar) and Ana Celia (violin) / DJ: LSS / Bride’s Dress: Cymbeline / Shoes: Max & Co. / Bridesmaids’ Headpieces: DIY from a workshop at Anna Blau Atelier / Groom’s Suit: Pedro del Hierro / Shoes: Zara