Hassle-Free Wedding Registry with Zola

Wedding planning is so much fun, but it’s even more fun to think about what your life will be like after you’re finally married. Registering for wedding gifts is a great way to slow down with your future husband and think about what comes after the wedding- a marriage! You’re going to be building a home and life together, and your friends and families want to help you get started by providing you with the things you’ll need. Zola makes registering fun and easy for stylish couples looking for non-traditional wedding gifts!

Use the new Zola iPhone App to register for anything you’d like on-the-go with a barcode scanner, mobile alerts, and registry planner. You don’t have to worry about coming home from your honeymoon to tons of packages on your doorstep either; Zola makes it easy for you to schedule delivery and track what you’ve been gifted (which is a life saver when it comes time to send out thank you cards). And since you know what you’ll be getting before it arrives, you can virtually exchange some gifts on Zola before they’re ever sent out!

Zola has a huge selection of designer home goods for you to chose from when you’re registering, and if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, they’ve put together curated collections where you can start your first registry! We curated a collection for Zola a few months ago, and we’re still in love with every single piece!

And not only can your friends and family purchase things from your registry, they can buy experiences and set up cash funds for you all in the same place! The flexibility Zola provides couples with is totally unmatched, and we love how many options you have. Once you see the love pouring in ,Zola has set up a feature called #LOVE that allows you to see all the photos people are posting on Instagram and Twitter right in your app!

Sign up today, and get a $25 credit for your registry by CLICKING HERE to get started! 

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01.19.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Elegant Victoria’s Secret Bridals

We’re so excited to finally share this first look at Victoria’s Secret, Britt Maren’s bridal portraits. You couldn’t get more timeless or stylish than these stunning photos, and we’re honored to be the first to share them with you.

We featured this beautiful bride’s engagement session a few months back and have been patiently awaiting receiving her bridal portraits. Kristen Kilpatrick did an absolutely amazing job capturing Britt in her natural beauty, and we’re sure the bride and her family will cherish these for years to come.

Photography: Kristen Kilpatrick | Florist: Katy Bohls  Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bride: Britt Maren | MUAH: Rhea McCarter at Adore Salon did makeup | Venue: Laguna Gloria Austin, Texas

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01.16.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Ethereal Oregon Boudoir Session

We can’t get enough of these ethereal boudoir ideas from Ashley Keleman and A and B Creative! Keep reading for more on their inspiration.

From Rebekah of A & B Creative:

Oregon is one of those incredible states where you really can travel to every kind of environment within its state lines. However, when I first came to Oneonta Gorge it was like nothing I have ever seen. The gorge is akin to what you would imagine finding in Hawaii or Costa Rica, but instead of palm trees the ridge is dotted with pines. Your senses come alive as you walk through the gorge; everything gets quieter and cooler, the sun makes the water sparkle and the air is the freshest you can imagine. I couldn’t possibly think of a better location for something as intimate and special as a boudoir session. I chose simple and natural feeling materials and colors that would not detract from the awe-inspiring setting. Looking through Ashley’s beautiful images I’m immediately transported back to this incredible place where I can nearly hear the echoes of the falls and feel the early morning sun start to warm my skin.

Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Coordination & Styling: A and B Creative | Hair & Makeup: Beth Level Artistry | Model: Lana Moon Nyman | Film: Indie Film Lab

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01.14.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Original Gatherings and Details from 12th Table

It’s always nice to see a company take a thoughtful, caring approach to this industry. Weddings are the most personal, intimate experiences and they should be created and cared for by people who treat them as such. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to 12th Table—a thoughtful team of planners, designers, stylists, and florists who orchestrate beautiful, cohesive events and moments.

Based in Nashville (with a new home opening soon in Jackson, Wyoming!), theirs is a new brand of company in that they provide the materials you need through their rental services, as well as that spark of creativity and manpower to see a vision realized with services like styling, planning, floral design. They’ve spent a great deal of time cultivating a small group of experts who are the crème de la crème in their field. Everyone in the 12th Table family believes in getting things done well and beautifully, creating lasting experiences that indulge all the senses. They focus heavily on guest experience and detail-oriented design, but—most important—they really care about creating gatherings that are true to their clients.

12th Table founder, Megan Proby, sums it up this way: “Here we know that when you break bread and clink glasses, you’re creating a story. One that will linger for years and years to come— preserved in photographs and memories, told around bonfires. So for us it isn’t enough just to make a place pretty. We want you to enjoy the process, love the result, and have the time to be truly present in those moments that matter. We want you to get lost in a world of pure happiness.”

If you’re interested in talking with 12th Table about your wedding, visit their website or contact Megan directly: megan@12thTable.com.

Photography: Kristin Sweeting

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01.14.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog