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Photo: Kelli Durham | Tableware: Bering's

Apartment, townhouse, condo, cottage, or manse—no matter its size or scope, the place you’ll live together as a married  couple is, above all else, a home. Keep this in mind when you register for your wedding, by selecting items you’ll love, for all the spaces you’ll occupy in the home you share. You can start with these top essentials for each happy place!

Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Kuhl-Linscomb, Bering’s

KITCHEN

For many couples, this space is the focus of the gift registry— and with good reason…actually lots of reasons. First off, the kitchen is where couples, and often their friends, family and guests, spend a whole bunch of time, especially in those first months and years of entertaining as a married couple. Sure, there’s the dining room and living room, but when there’s a party, and there’s cooking going on, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen. So it’s nice to have a well-stocked, good-looking one. Plus, there are just so many kitchen items to choose from, whether you’re a gourmet chef, an avid baker, or an “I-can-barely-boil-an-egg” amateur with a willingness to learn.

Cookware

  • High-quality pots and pans
  • Dutch oven
  • Fine kitchen knives

Baking

  • Stand mixer
  • Baking pans
  • Measuring tools
  • Pastry mat

Small Appliances

  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Toaster oven
  • Slow-cooker
  • Coffee- or espresso- maker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Bedroom, Bathroom, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Flou, Mike and Ally, Peacock Ally available at Kuhl-Linscomb

BEDROOM/BATHROOM

The most intimate spaces in the newlywed home often are the most overlooked on to-be-wed registries. Don’t stumble into this common registry pitfall! While you may need to replace textile items more frequently than, say, cast-iron cookware or fine bone china, you can still register for your bedroom and bathroom with an eye toward luxury and durability. Instead of gadgets and trendy pieces, focus your registry scanner on high-quality bedroom and bathroom staples (with, perhaps, a techie treat just for fun!), and make private time— each individually, or together—your favorite time of the day.

Bedroom

  • High-quality sheet set
  • Designer duvet cover
  • Down comforter
  • Luxury pillows
  • Decorative frames
  • Matching end tables or ottoman
  • Wall art

Bathroom

  • Plush cotton towels
  • Fluffy bath mat
  • Soap or lotion dispenser
  • Scale
  • Bluetooth shower speaker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Lawn, Garden
Photos: Bering’s

LAWN & GARDEN

Whether you’ve got acres of land, a small but well-tended garden, or simply a sweet town home patio, you’re likely to spend Houston’s fine-weather months (brief as they may be) enjoying the fresh air, and entertaining friends outdoors. Don’t forget to make al-fresco elements a part of your registry list! Get your guy on board, and turn your attention to grilling, chilling and savoring the sunshine, with gifts designed for outdoor fun.

Outdoor Entertaining

  • Tiki torches
  • Outdoor seating
  • Decorative pillows
  • Pool or hot tub towels
  • Hammock
  • Fire pit
  • Pet toys
  • Lawn games
  • Big Green Egg grill
  • Yeti cooler
  • Smoker
  • Grill tools / apron
  • Gardening tools
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Leaf blower
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Dining Room
Photos: Bering’s, Lexon Mini Speaker available at Kuhl-Linscomb

LIVING/DINING ROOM

Whether they’re connected in an open-floor-plan layout, or separate from one another, these two spaces generally constitute the heart of your home—the place where you relax, unwind, receive guests, entertain, eat, drink and celebrate. How you design and furnish your home’s living and dining spaces will depend on your taste and style preferences: Do you want to sink back and put your feet up without worrying about delicate doo-dads? Do you love the look of a formal dinner table, laid out with perfect place settings and flickering tapers all aglow? Do you crave a cool lounge space where people can flow from table to sofa to bar, nibbling and sipping while the hum of conversation never stops? Think about the atmosphere you want to create, then dress it up with these living and dining-room essentials, which make down-time a good time, no matter your personal style.

Living Room

  • Wireless speaker
  • Digital streaming system
  • Throw blankets
  • Vases, decor or art

Dining Room

  • Set of dishes
  • Set of flatware
  • Set of glassware
  • Table linens

Bar

  • Barware (highball glasses, martini
  • glasses & Champagne flutes)
  • Shaker
  • Ice bucket and tongs
  • Corkscrew

WIH Answers: “Who Are The Best Florists Near Me?”

If, like many brides-to-be, you’re asking yourself, “Who are the best florists near me?” we’ve got your answers! Whether you’re dreaming of big, lavish wedding reception centerpieces, a fabulous floral arch for your ceremony, or a pretty hand-tied bridal bouquet, florals can make a huge difference in the look and of your Houston wedding venue. If you’re looking for expert floral designs, check out these amazing designs from top Houston wedding florists. Then click through to your faves, and…let the planning begin!

Todd Events

Photo: J. Cogliandro Photography | Flowers: Todd Events

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4 Tips For Branding Your Big Day in Style

Your wedding is not just a ritual of commitment. It is not just a celebration of love. It is a statement you make to those closest to you, expressing gratitude, appreciation—and profound personal style. It is, in fact a fabulous display of your personal “brand.” And these 4 tips are the best we’ve found for putting your unique mark on your wedding day.

Destination Wedding Flower walkway
Photo: AMA Photography & Cinema

1. SENTIMENTAL PETALS

For most couples, flowers are the single biggest decor element—and, for many, the single biggest budget line-item—in their wedding design scheme. But beyond the beauty of nature’s floral bounty, flowers can also add Click here to read the rest of this post »

Vendors We Love: Glenwood Weber Design

Glenwood Weber Design Floral Houston Wedding
Photo: Kelli Durham Photography | Flowers & Styling: Glenwood Weber Design | Linens & Furniture: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design | Tabletop Rentals: Bering’s | Venue: Hughes Manor

Since making a splash on the Houston garden- and floral-design scene in 2010, Glenwood Weber Design has established its reputation as one of the city’s best, creating magnificent gardens, “green walls” and landscapes in Houston’s poshest neighborhoods. So it was a natural transition for owner Glenwood Weber and his talented team to make the leap into weddings, bringing with them Click here to read the rest of this post »

4 Seasons of Wedding WOW: Tablescapes for Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall

When we gathered together a selection of super-talented Houston wedding florists, decorators and stylists at coveted Downtown venue the Corinthian-Houston and asked them to create wedding reception table designs that embody the spirit of each of the four seasons…well…we knew we were in for something special. Fortunately, fabulous photographer Taylor Golden was on hand to capture the seasonal magic, which we’re sharing with you right here in this bountiful blog post! Love what you see? Pin it, Instagram it, share it, love it, let us know!

1.) First up…SPRING!

Spring Wedding Table Design Haute Flowers

Spring Reception Table Detail Haute Flowers Flowers & Design: Haute Flowers & Events

Butterflies & bright bulbs pair up with beaded chargers and simple, refined stemware in Haute Flowers & Events‘ charming take on Spring’s wedding table. And the subtly patterned table linen? Divine!

Spring Wedding by Blooms Design Studio

HEB Blooms Design Flowers Flowers & Design: Blooms Design Studio

For Blooms Design Studio, Spring comes to life with an abundance of foliage, surrounding creamy roses, delicate frilled tulips and sweetly scented hyacinths, with accents of earthy brown and burnt orange.

2.) Next up…SUMMER!

River Oaks Plant House Summer Wedding Table Design

River Oaks Plant House EB Inc Summer Table Detail Flowers & Design: River Oaks Plant House | Linens & Rentals: EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design

For a Summer wedding reception table that’s so fresh and cool you can practically feel it, River Oaks Plant House teams up with EB Inc. Event Rentals & Design, setting out roses, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids, atop exuberantly printed table linens. Gold-accented place settings bring a touch of elegance, while fresh whole pears prop up whimsical place cards.

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Brimming with bright orange, hot pink, vibrant yellow and green, set atop an intricately embroidered table linen, AJ’s Urban Petals’ take on the Summer wedding table is both refined…and a little bit wild.

3.) Time for…FALL!

Darryl Co Fall Wedding Table Design

Darryl Co Purple Pink Wedding Table Detail Flowers & Design: Darryl & Co.

As Fall approaches, Darryl & Co. welcomes the crisp change of season with deep purples, crimson, burgundy and blush, accompanied by glowing brass and sparkling crystal…plus a dash of magnificent peacock plumage, for a bit of wedding-worthy drama.

Dream Bouquet Fall Tabletop Design

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For Dream Bouquet, Fall is a time for rustic wood, fragrant eucalyptus and burnished sunflowers–the perfect palette for an elegant autumnal barn wedding, Hill Country destination wedding, or tented backyard bash, as temperatures begin to drop.

4.) Welcome…WINTER!

Plants N Petals Winter Table Wedding

Plants N Petals Winter Wedding Place Setting Flowers & Design: Plants N’ Petals

Frosted branches, snow-white petals and shimmering ivory napkins get warmed up with gold-sequin linens, gilded flatware and glowing candlelight, in this dazzling but understated Winter-wedding tabletop design from Plants N’ Petals.

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LBL Event Rentals - Linens and Rentals in Houston, TX

Linens, Rentals & Design: LBL Event Rentals

Nothing evokes the spirit of the Winter season like sparkle and shine, which is exactly what this wintry blue-and-white Winter wedding tablescape by LBL Event Rentals does–with help from sequins, crystals, bits of shimmering glass and metallic table linens.

Happy wedding planning, loves, in whatever season you choose to wed!