Thomas - Thomas Bacchus Iced Tea - Pressed Stem, Plain Bowl
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!)
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.
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.
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!
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Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Candlewick Clear (Stem 3400) Three-Toed Bowl - Clear, Stem 3400
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Cape Cod Clear (1602 + 160) Salad Bowl - Clear, Stem 1602 + 160
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Cape Cod Clear (1602 + 160) Large Fruit/Punch Bowl - Clear, Stem 1602 + 160
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Candlewick Clear (Stem 3400) 5" Handled Bowl/Mayonnaise - Clear, Stem 3400
Thomas - Thomas Bacchus Wine Glass - Pressed Stem, Plain Bowl
Thomas - Thomas Bacchus Champagne/Tall Sherbet - Pressed Stem, Plain Bowl
Seneca - Seneca Helga Iced Tea - Stem #8000,Twist Stem, Plain Bowl
Reizart - Reizart Circlet Iced Tea - Stem#6027,Plain Bowl & Stem
Oneida - Oneida Holiday Iced Tea - Plain Bowl & Stem
Farberware - Farberware Classic Iced Tea - Plain Bowl, Smooth Stem
Reizart - Reizart 6010 Iced Tea - Stem 6010,Plain Bowl
Gorham Crystal - Gorham Crystal 6009 Iced Tea - Stem #6009, Plain Bowl, Smooth Stem
Boda Nova - Boda Nova Select Iced Tea - Plain Bowl, Smooth Stem
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17680 Iced Tea - Stem #17680, Plain Bowl, Smooth Stem
Fostoria - Fostoria Orleans (Stem #6089) Iced Tea - Stem #6089, Plain Bowl, Clear
Mikasa - Mikasa MIC145 Iced Tea - Plain Bowl, Smooth Stem
Seneca - Seneca Astrid Iced Tea - Stem #1282 Twist,Plain Bowl
Dansk - Dansk Tivoli Garden Iced Tea - Plain Bowl, Twisted Stem
Moncrief's - Moncrief's Simone Iced Tea - Plain Bowl, Smooth Stem, Clear
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17588 Iced Tea - Stem#17588, Plain Bowl
Towle - Towle Tudor Iced Tea - Plain Bowl, Multi-Sided Stem
Stuart - Stuart Ariel Iced Tea - Airtwist Stem,Plain Bowl,Clear
Glastonbury - Lotus - Glastonbury - Lotus 984 Iced Tea - Stem#984,Plain Bowl,Multisided Stem
Rogaska - Rogaska Viewpoint Iced Tea - Clear Plain Bowl,Textured Stem
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Raleigh Iced Tea - Stem #17603, Plain Bowl