The tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
The white ball gown remains the iconic wedding dress for a princess bride. Think: Cinderella, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Such wedding gown imagery is bound tightly within our collective memories, yet modernity has brought many a twist to the time-honored silhouette. One is the wedding jumpsuit. Another recently popularized style is the two-piece wedding ensemble, a new choice for the iconoclasts among us. The two-piece bridal outfit allows a bride various options. With a crop top and skirt combo, fit brides can subtly (or not so subtly...) flaunt their washboard abs. A voluminous skirt paired with a simple, structured top creates a stunning display. A slinky skirt and form-fitting top can allow for movement within structure. Here, we've made it a cinch to find your two-piece wedding gown by listing amazing options from Nordstrom, Etsy, David's Bridal and more.
If you happen to have two major dates in your future — a baby's due date and a wedding — well, soon-to-be Mrs. Mom, you have much to celebrate. But first, take a deep breath and pick the wedding dress. Size your maternity wedding dress according to what your due date will be on your wedding day, and size up to cover your bases: It's always easier to tailor a larger dress. Then the sky's the limit! You can a choose a silhouette that includes a flowing A-line skirt and a high empire waist or, in the opposite direction, a form-fitting style that shows off your great legs and features a flattering neckline. If your bump will be small on the big day and you would prefer to hide it, a peplum waist is the perfect camouflage. (Bonus: In some cases, you can double dip by using your wedding dress as your baby shower gown.) No matter how far along you are, your wedding will be a celebration of love and life. We've rounded up some gorgeous maternity wedding gowns from our favorite online shops, including Etsy, Nordstrom and David's Bridal. Cheers to you!
Amid the tumult of wedding preparations, there is someone who always keeps a cool head: Mom. Whether she's your mom or your future mother-in-law, she's been there since the beginning for you guys, offering her love and support. So, now's the time to gift her with a treasure she'll always cherish. Traditionally given at the rehearsal dinner or the morning of the wedding, gifts for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom should be substantial, but they don't have to be exorbitant. We've rounded up a list of gifts that cost $50 or less that are unique and memorable: Some are sentimental, others are practical and a couple are glamorous; choose which one best reflects your special lady's personality. We shopped at Uncommon Goods, Williams-Sonoma, Nordstrom and more for these thoughtful keepsakes. No doubt, you'll find something she'll love from this creative assortment!
The wedding table runner has traditionally been a must-have décor item for dressing up a table, whether it's used to cover the midsection of a bare table or added atop a tablecloth to create a rich tableau. In earlier centuries, layering such items was reserved for the wealthy as a sumptuous way to display one's taste. (Downton Abbey, anyone?) As a new bride, you'll enjoy using runners to decorate your table, along with your new serveware, china and glassware. For a wedding, they give an additional pop to the overall wedding design. Table runners may reflect the bride's color scheme to create a coordinated color palette, or in a neutral color, wedding table runners can provide the perfect backdrop for flowers and table settings.
Table runners can help lend a summery vibe to a wedding, as well. A burlap runner is perfect for a rustic wedding, while a floral print runner is divine for a garden wedding, and a shiny table runner ups the ante for a black-tie affair. Whatever your style, we've collected the best table runners from stores such as Etsy, Nordstrom, Macy's and more.
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Fostoria - Fostoria Jamestown Pink 8 Oz Flat Tumbler - Stem #2719, Heavy Pressed
Lenox - Lenox Butterfly Meadow (Stainless) Medium Solid Cold Meat Serving Fork - Stainless,18/10,18/8,Butterfly,Glossy
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Imperial Glass Coin Plate With Box 1 - Crystal; Front And Reverse Of Us Coins
Colony - Colony Whitehall Amber Iced Tea - Amber, Stacked Cube Design
Bryce - Bryce 946-1 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #946,Gray Cut Floral,Polished Dots
Unknown Manufacturer - Unknown Manufacturer UNK4203 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Cut Floral & Dots, Cut Stem & Foot
Unknown Manufacturer - Unknown Manufacturer UNK8296 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Optic,Dots,Floral,Cut Stem&Foot
Bryce - Bryce Hellenic Clear Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 934,Clear Stem Bowl&Foot
Bryce - Bryce 575-1 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 575,Cut Laurel,Wafer Stem
Bryce - Bryce Symphony (Amethyst Bowl&Foot) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 1a,Amethyst Bowl&Foot,Clear Stem
Bryce - Bryce 740-15 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #740. Cut Arch/Dot & Plant Design
Unknown Manufacturer - Unknown Manufacturer Chantilly Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Cut Scrolls & Dots,Cut Stem & Foot
Bryce - Bryce 784-4 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 784, Cut
Unknown Manufacturer - Unknown Manufacturer UNK12968 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Cut,Flowers,Dots,Cut Stem & Foot
Bryce - Bryce Woodflower (Cut) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #1a, Cut #266, Cut Floral On Bowl
Bryce - Bryce Williamsburg Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #862,Cut #167
Bryce - Bryce Aquarius Amethyst Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #961, Purple Bowl And Foot
Bryce - Bryce Columbine (Square Stem) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 943, Cut Leaves
Bryce - Bryce 854-12 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 854, Mix Cut Floral&Gray Cut Leaves
Bryce - Bryce 638-4 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #638, Cut Oval/Cameo Floral
Bryce - Bryce Puritan Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 894, Panel Cut, Multisided Stem
Arcadia - Arcadia Electra Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Gray Floral Cut & Dots,Cut Foot
Bryce - Bryce 740-9 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #740, Polished Cut Floral On Bowl
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Bryce - Bryce Bridal Wreath Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 12a, Cut
Bryce - Bryce Starburst Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 8a, Cut 283