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 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.
Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to reveal your beautiful best all the way to your fingertips. That's why we've curated the prettiest nail polish colors for summer brides, all available now at Walmart. From sweet pink to sensual gray to seaworthy blue, here are a handful of our favorites tones that will work with wedding gowns and bridal party dresses of any color, along with suntanned skin of course!
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!
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.
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Yamaka - Yamaka Classic Rose Salad Plate - Blue Rose/Gray Leaf Band, Platinum Trim
Kent (Japan) - Kent (Japan) Normandy (Japan) Salad Plate - Blue & Gray Leaves, Platinum Trim
Rose (Japan) - Rose (Japan) Bordeaux Salad Plate - Simple Gray Fleur De Lis, Platinum Trim
Rose (Japan) - Rose (Japan) Clarion Salad Plate - Green,Gray&Tan Wheat, Platinum Trim
Wyndham - Wyndham Harmony Salad Plate - Gray Rose&Leaf Band, Platinum Trim
Rose (Japan) - Rose (Japan) Ulrica Salad Plate - Gray Flower & Scroll Band,Platinum Trim
Empress (Japan) - Empress (Japan) Blue Ridge Salad Plate - Blue Flowers,Gray Leaves,Platinum Trim
Hampton (Japan) - Hampton (Japan) Ardmore Salad Plate - Gray Flowers&Scrolls,Platinum Trim
Rose (Japan) - Rose (Japan) Twilight Salad Plate - Blue&Gray Starbursts, Blue Ring
Rose (Japan) - Rose (Japan) Singing Rose Salad Plate - White/Blue Rose,Gray Leaves,Platinum Tr
Rose (Japan) - Rose (Japan) Ridgeway Dinner Plate - Blue & Gray Leaves,Scrolls,Platinum Trim
Fine China of Japan - Fine China of Japan Platinum Rose Salad Plate - Gray/White Roses On Rim, Platinum
Hampton (Japan) - Hampton (Japan) Monterey Salad Plate - Purple & Gray Leaves, Platinum Trim
Harmony House China - Harmony House China Monique Salad Plate - Blue Roses, Gray Scrolls, Platinum Trim
Empress (Japan) - Empress (Japan) Thistle Salad Plate - Pink Flowers, Gray Leaves, Platinum Trim
Castle Court - Castle Court Rose Rhapsody Salad Plate - Gray Roses, Platinum Trim
Belcrest - Belcrest Whispering Rose Salad Plate - Gray Rose Center, Platinum Trim
Hampton (Japan) - Hampton (Japan) Glendale Dinner Plate - Blue Roses,Gray Leaves,Platinum Trim
Embassy (American) - Embassy (American) Gray Rose Salad Plate - White/Gray Rose, Platinum Trim & Verge
Hutschenreuther - Hutschenreuther Alicia Salad Plate - Blue Roses, Gray Leaves, Platinum Trim
Imperial (Japan) - Imperial (Japan) Sincerity Salad Plate - Platinum Line And Verge, Platinum Trim