Wedding Registry with SimpleRegistry

We adore innovative ideas that make planning a wedding and getting married easier. There is already so much involved in planning a wedding and working out the details regarding the actual  marriage that sometimes the fun stuff, like registering for gifts, becomes a hassle. It can be frustrating to trek from store to store to register for all of the things you want or need, and then you inevitably end up going back a few weeks after the wedding to deal with returns and exchanges. Most of the time, you don’t even need all of the stuff you’ve registered for because you’re forced to register at stores you wouldn’t normally choose. Well, our sponsor, SimpleRegistry has revolutionized the act of registering for wedding gifts!

SimpleRegistry allows for you to register for literally anything! You can register for that toaster you’ve always dreamt about at the same time as skydiving lessons! You don’t have to choose between experiences and things; you can have both!

Setting up your registry is fun and easy with SimpleRegistry. You can use a plugin, like the “pin it” button on your bookmark bar to register online from any store on the web. SimpleRegistry has also created a mobile app that allows you to scan barcodes and take pictures of things you want to register for.

Your friends and family will love SimpleRegistry too because big ticket items can be split between people, and your friends can contribute however much they feel comfortable with. SimpleRegistry also helps track of who you’ve thanked by generating a list of guests, the gifts they gave, and their contact information so you can send notes!

If you have a hard time knowing what to register for, SimpleRegistry lets you share your registry with your friends who may love shopping or just have similar taste. They can go in and suggest registry items for you, and you have the luxury to choose which items you’ll keep on the registry and pass on the ones you’re not too sure about.

The best part about SimpleRegistry, besides the fact the the whole world is literally at your fingertips, is that after your wedding, your entire registry is redeemed as cash. That way you don’t have to worry about the fact that the camera you registered for is now out of date. Just take the cash and buy the newest model!

We are absolutely mesmerized by this innovative idea, and we hope that all of you out there getting married will consider SimpleRegistry for your wedding registry!

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02.25.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Rue De Seine Chloe Wedding Dress

From Camille, at The Dress Theory

“Chloe” by Rue de Seine is a beautiful statement, with unforgettable long sleeves, a form fitting shape, and all-over embroidery in a vintage floral pattern. This dress is both fashion forward and timeless. Amy highlighted these elements by applying a striking red lip, which is perfect for a bride looking to make a statement on her wedding day. Heidi complemented the strong lipstick with a loose side braid, rather than a sleek hairstyle, to keep the aesthetic chic, effortless, and romantic. Bryce expertly captured the look and the drama of the dress with his unique eye for style and elegance. Rue de Seine is a newer bridal line out of New Zealand that will be available at The Dress Theory boutiques in Seattle and Nashville beginning this March. The Dress Theory is also happy to announce bringing this beautiful line to its newest boutique location opening later this spring in San Diego.

Dresses: The Dress Theory | Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett

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02.25.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Sarah Seven Practically Perfect Wedding Dress

This week we’re going to be showcasing five different bridal looks for Spring 2014! We couldn’t be more excited to share these 5 looks from designers like Sarah Seven, Jenny Packham, Alice Temperly, Rude De Siene.

From Camille at The Dress Theory:

This ivory silk chiffon dream is handmade with love at the Sarah Seven Atelier in San Francisco. The lighter-than-air movement of the gown and the chic simplicity of the design inspired the first look that Bryce captured. Sarah Seven’s “Practically Perfect” is an ideal canvas for a bride to style and personalize in an infinite number of ways.  The gown is just as amazing dressed-up with a sparkling sash or statement necklace, as it is paired with a simple belt or delicate flower-crown. When styling this look, we found ourselves inspired by the flow of the fabric and the simplicity of the sweetheart neckline. To complement these elements, we accentuated her waist with a sweet crystal-ribbon and kept her look youthful, romantic, and fresh. Amy applied soft, natural makeup and Heidi sculpted her gorgeous hair in long, effortless waves. We think this gown is absolutely perfect for a bride looking to complement her free spirit and unique personality without looking like “someone else” on her wedding day or feeling restricted by a gown that overwhelms. The Practically Perfect gown is available in specialty bridal boutiques that stock Sarah Seven, including The Dress Theory in Seattle and Nashville, as well as the Sarah Seven flagship stores in San Francisco and Chicago.

Dresses: The Dress Theory | Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie

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02.24.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Lovely Down to Earth Virginia Wedding

How sweet is this Virginia weddding sent to us by Photographer Elisa Bricker. We just adore the simplicity of the decor and the entire feeling of this event. Here’s more from the bride, Beth, about their special day:

Gilby and I chose KHC for many reasons. The building reminds me of my home growing up, which was on a small farm in North Carolina. The front porch of my parents’ house is similar to the porch of the hunt club – that seems like an odd thing to notice but it made me feel like I was at home on our wedding day. Also, much like the hunt club, my parents’ house is an old farm cottage and has lots of imperfections. Gilby and I wanted a place that was relaxed, quiet, outdoors, a place that wouldn’t be a distraction or something we aren’t. I liked that the back of the building had old coolers, some trash cans, a grill, and of course the kennels for the foxhounds. The place actually seemed real, as opposed to the perfectly groomed events that are quite stunning, but really not our style. 
 
Honestly when we think back to our wedding there isn’t anything we regret or would have done differently, except for saving some wedding cake because it vanished immediately. The hunt club came with its own charm, from the hunt photographs on the wall to the scuffed up wood floor, so we had it easy. All we added were the potted herbs and a few arrangements, and the herbs doubled as gifts to guests at the end of the evening. Arthur Johnson, who manages the property, knows the place inside and out and answered my hundreds of questions with a level of patience I didn’t know existed. 
 
Taking photos in the ring that’s home to the Keswick Horse Show…that was quite appropriate considering how much time I spend with horses. And the nice part is, when the horse show rolls around each year in May, I get to see the hunt club and remember that afternoon and how much fun we had with our friends and family. 

Photographer: Elisa Bricker | Dress: Carolina Herrera Shoes: Zara | Florist: Minglewood | Cake: Caroline’s Cakes | Venue: Keswick Hunt Club | Hair: Honeycomb | Makeup: Oasis | Caterer: l’etoile |  Rock Paper Scissors for invitation and ceremony program was by studio ten 15| Music: Jangling Reinharts by Sam Hill Entertainment

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02.24.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog