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!)
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!
Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
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.
Dating back to the 1600s, cufflinks have long been the choice of nattily-attired men for securing the French cuffs on their dress shirts. These small ornamental clasps, once called "sleeve buttons," were made of silver and gold that was often encrusted with precious gems.
Today, one needn't be a true gentleman with an estate and butler to wear cufflinks to a special event. In fact, for a wedding we'd expect no less: After all, cufflinks are a must-wear, especially if yours is a black tie wedding. Plus, they're a great way to add a commemorative piece of jewelry to the occasion. They can announce his style, celebrate your bond or underscore his passion for a movie, book or vehicle.
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Pansy Cup & Saucer. Charming and romantic, this flower-themed cup and saucer set will keep your beverages warm and cheery. Include...s cup and saucer3.3 H x 3 diameterHolds 6 oz.PorcelainHand washImported read more
Butterfly Meadow Figural Green Cup & Saucer. A gorgeous garden-inspired design and dishwasher-safe porcelain make this piece an el...egant accent thatll serve sophistication for years to come while always allowing easy cleanup. Includes cup and saucer5... read more
Aqua Daisy Saucer. Keep used eating utensils from making a mess on your table with this vivid saucer.5 W x 3.8 H x 0.8 DSiliconeDi...shwasher-, microwave- and oven-safeImported read more
Matte Black Cast Iron Tea Cup & Saucer - Set of Two. Crafted after the traditional Japanese design, this set of tea cups and sauce...rs makes for an elegant way to enjoy tea of all kinds. Includes two tea cups and two saucersCups: 2.33 H x 4 diameterHolds... read more
Epoch - Epoch Springdale Saucer - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Epoch - Epoch Springdale Creamer - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Epoch - Epoch Springdale Salad Plate - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Epoch - Epoch Springdale Salt & Pepper Set - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Epoch - Epoch Springdale Dinner Plate - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Epoch - Epoch Springdale Rim Cereal Bowl - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Epoch - Epoch Springdale Sugar Bowl & Lid - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Epoch - Epoch Springdale 9" Round Vegetable Bowl - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Lenox - Lenox Springdale (Platinum Trim) Flat Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set - Yellow Flowers, Green Leaves
Epoch - Epoch Springdale 12" Chop Plate/Round Platter - Mauve Flowers,Green Leaves And Trim
Royal Wentworth - Royal Wentworth Springdale Flat Cup & Saucer Set - White Flowers, Green Leaves
Shelley - Shelley Dainty Mauve Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Mauve Trim, Flowers & Leaves, Scalloped
Epoch - Epoch Indigo Garden Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Pink Flowers,Blue&Green Leaves,Blue Trim
Epoch - Epoch Oak Manor Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Stoneware, Acorn & Leaves, Green Trim
Lenox - Lenox Springdale (Platinum Trim) Footed Cup & Saucer Set - Yellow Flowers, Green Leaves
Epoch - Epoch Summer Ramble Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Baroque, Pink Flowers, Green Trim
Epoch - Epoch Garden Walk Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Large Flowers,Butterflies,Green Trim
Epoch - Epoch Climbing Ivy Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Green Ivy Leaves And Trim, Brown Vines
Lenox - Lenox Springdale (Platinum Trim) Saucer for Footed Cup - Yellow Flowers, Green Leaves
Epoch - Epoch Morning Rose Flat Cup & Saucer Set - Pink Roses, Blue Flowers, Green Trim
Royal Wentworth - Royal Wentworth Springdale Footed Cup & Saucer Set - White Flowers, Green Leaves
Sango - Sango Pink Classic Footed Cup & Saucer Set - Mauve Flowers And Leaves,Mauve Trim