Top Wedding Registry Picks from Williams-Sonoma

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Simply put, creating your wedding registry can be a challenge. For many, this is the first time that you will be actively partnering on a big purchase as a couple, and with so many things to check off your list, it can be overwhelming. So today, we’re sharing our top wedding registry picks from Williams-Sonoma, along with our best advice for you:

When you’re stuck creating your gift registry, choose quality, timeless items.

The entire point of registering for wedding and shower gifts is so that your loved ones will be able to bless you with gifts that you’ll actually use and cherish. So choose that restaurant quality dinnerware, that you’ll be able to serve meals on for years. Find a set of perfectly balanced flatware that fits comfortably in your hand, and break-resistant, dishwasher safe crystal glass. These are gifts that your grandmother and your aunts will love to give to you.

This is a sponsored conversation written by Once Wed on behalf of Fortessa. The opinions and text are all ours.

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11.18.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Wedding Styling 101: Buy Now, Pay Later

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Investing in yourself and your artistry is one of the best things you can do for your business.

When we created Wedding Styling 101 we wanted this course to be both affordable and easily accessible for all creatives. We don’t want financial concerns to be the reason you miss out on an opportunity to grow.

To help with this we’ve implemented a “Buy Now, Pay Later” option that will provide you with immediate access to the teaching while paying for the course through simple monthly installments.

You can read more about our payment plan options here.

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Our sale on Wedding Styling 101 ends on Thursday. Don’t miss this opportunity to save 20% off the regular tuition price.

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11.17.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Laidback Coastal Anniversary Session

They say that creative people feel more deeply. Today we’re sharing the anniversary photos of husband and wife photography due, Sally and Robert of Sally Pinera Photo, and their story certainly speaks to the truth of feeling and loving very intensely. These gorgeous photos from Lauren Balingit capture their journey, and in Sally’s words, “I believe love isn’t merely planted or stagnant. I believe love changes, grows, and motivates all the fragments of a person to come together and be made whole, together.”

Read on for more from the bride, Sally:
“So mighty is the water that crashes against the beautiful California coast. The beauty of my marriage with Robert reminds me of these deeper waters as we got married in a whirlwind of 3 months and lived from city to city: New York City, Miami, Washington and now California. Home, was each other. The gentle yet strong heart of Robert anchored us as we traveled and lived out our dream together. This dream has been nothing more than to live fully and love deeply. Our fuel was and continues to be our love and passion for life. Through the waves of seasons we had in each city, we were able to continue to grow and intertwine our souls to one another. 

The sky over us dimmed golden. Feathered wings soared high above. The wind embraced us. And it was just us and the magnificence of the coast. Lauren captured us ever so perfectly and made a way for us to remember our journey and the love that braved through many changes. From the first day we met and fell in love to now, I see a changed man; and I a changed woman. I believe love isn’t merely planted or stagnant. I believe love changes, grows, and motivates all the fragments of a person to come together and be made whole, together.”

Photography: Lauren Balingit | Film Developing & Scanning: PhotoVision | Couple: Sally & Robert Pinera

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11.17.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

A Cure for the Pinterest Wedding

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Instagram and Pinterest can be wonderful sources of inspiration when it comes to planning a wedding. But the sheer volume of ideas available can often stifle originality. Have you experienced this yourself or with your clients?

How do we move towards something creative and more personal – rather than replicating what has been done before?

Joy Thigpen is talking about an answer to this today via Wedding Styling 101.

Click here to read more

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11.16.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog