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 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.
You might be the star of this show, but when your ring bearer makes his way up the aisle, step aside: All eyes will be on him. And this diminutive darling should carry a pillow that is as stylish as the wedding itself. The wedding ring bearer pillow carries a special symbolism, since it is the vessel upon which the couple's wedding bands sit. Today, many artisans have focused on creating gorgeous ring bearer pillows that live up to this important task. If your nuptials will be on a farm, the pillow can take rustic inspiration. For a glamorous affair, there are pillows trimmed in bows, lace and crystals. Garden or beach-inspired weddings can be well-served by pillows that bring a combination of fabrics and trims reminiscent of the sea. Whatever your wedding style, here are the 10 sweet ring bearer pillows from Etsy, David's Bridal, Amazon and more.
More Great Finds
Even though it might seem counteractive to moisturizer already oily acne-prone skin, it's still an important part in your skincare routine. We've rounded up the best moisturizers for acne-prone skin that won't clog pores.
We’ve rounded up the best plus-size bras in stores now, from everyday bras to sexy lingerie and supportive sports bras. Shop options from Amazon, Nordstrom, Bare Necessities, and more.
Here are 5 glamorous looking jewelry brands that won't break the bank.
Whether you're a college grad or a CEO, these books give you the guidance to take your career to the next level, and grow your savings account along the way.
Fostoria - Fostoria Jamestown Pink 8 Oz Flat Tumbler - Stem #2719, Heavy Pressed
Colony - Colony Whitehall Amber Iced Tea - Amber, Stacked Cube Design
Colony - Colony Whitehall Amber Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Amber, Stacked Cube Design
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Broken Arches Punch Cup - Pressed, Starburst/ Fan Design, Clear
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Fuchsia (Stem #76, Etch #0905) Salad Plate - Stem #76, Etch #0905
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Fuchsia (Stem #76, Etch #0905) Iced Tea - Stem #76, Etch #0905
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Fuchsia (Stem #76, Etch #0905) Luncheon Plate - Stem #76, Etch #0905
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Vesta Clear (Stem 73) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 73, Etch 1041
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Brookmere Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 982
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Miramar Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 983
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Vesta Clear (Stem 75) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 75, Etch 1041, Floral Design
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Twilight Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 87
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Enchantment Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem L22
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Spring Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 553, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Carnation Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #1500, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Wheat Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 1500, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Chantilly Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 969, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Citadel Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #983, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Opal Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 982, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Yukon Gold Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 3720
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Logan Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem #3848, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus 470 Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 470, Clear
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Sonata (Platinum) Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem L31
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Diane Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 3720, Cut
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Cynthia Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Cut, Stem 42
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus Duchess Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Stem 37, Cut