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!
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.
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!
Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus 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.
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Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Alexandra (Sterling,1961) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1961
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Eloquence (Sterling,1953) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1953
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Columbine (Sterling,1973) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1973
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Belvedere (Sterling, 1972) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1972
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Delacourt (Sterling,1966) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1966
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Carillon (Sterling, 1957) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1957
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Starfire (Sterling, 1955) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1955
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Spring Serenade (Sterling, 1957) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1957
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Dresden Scroll (Sterling, 1971) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1971
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Rose Elegance (Sterling, 1958) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1958
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Floral Lace (Sterling,1967) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1967
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Garnet Rose (Sterling,1960) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1960
Kirk Stieff - Kirk Stieff Paramount (Sterling, 1987) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1987
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Sweetheart Rose (Sterling,1951) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1951
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Lace Point (Sterling, 1965) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1965
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Bel Chateau (Sterling, 1983) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1983
Lunt Silver - Lunt Silver Mount Vernon (Sterling,1905) Hollow Handle Master Butter Knife - Sterling, 1905, No Monograms
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