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A Wedding Registry that actually feels Timeless yet Modern and Chic? Say more.

While we mostly share our event designs on this blog, a question we’re often asked as wedding planners is, “How do I curate my wedding registry?” We know that our couples are looking for the perfect mix of modern and timeless; choosing pieces that will feel relevant in style but last for years. We love going elevated yet approachable on a registry (and often on a wedding design), opting for a blend of elegance and cozy, a few splurge-worthy kitchen electronics, and overall, a warm, comfortable vibe. 

For years the selection of home decor and wedding registry essentials at Crate & Barrel has been my number-one pick; so much so that I registered at Crate & Barrel for my own wedding in 2012. For our dream registry list, we’re going NYC chic with a Malibu-organic touch, curating items that are elevated yet everyday, and ranging from kitchen to tabletop to bath. Every single piece is inspired or taken directly from my own home aesthetic (and I’ve owned a bunch of these for years). 

When you’re compiling your own wedding registry, think about items that you’ll actually use (not just look at). We believe in laying the table with the fancy sh*t everyday, but, not so fancy that you won’t want to live there. 

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Let’s Start with the Splurges: 

  1. Vitamix ® Ascent A3500 Brushed Stainless Steel Blender

My husband actually teases me for how obsessed I am with our Vitamix. This was one of those kitchen items that I waffled on for years, didn’t think we needed such a high-tech gadget, and then I finally used one and was an immediate convert. Now, we use our Vitamix almost every day and make smoothies, soups, juices, salsas…it’s been over a year since we’ve had it and I’m still discovering more. And it’s so easy (which is great for me, because your girl isn’t exactly the chef in the family).  

  1. SMEG Black Semi-Automatic Coffee and Espresso Machine with Milk Frother

I wasn’t always a coffee drinker. Maybe it was needing a mid-afternoon pick-me-up to make it through a 12-hour wedding day, but a flat white really hits that perfect soothing blend. And having a machine to make the perfect espresso at home? Even better. The aesthetic of this one just sings and it comes in multiple colors. A registry must-have, for sure. 

No kitchen would be complete without: 

  1. Le Creuset ® Signature Artichaut 7.25-Qt. Round Dutch Oven 

Soups, stews, even making popcorn from scratch–my Le Creuset sees a lot of wear in our house and is definitely a weekly-use item. I love how this brand is classic, elevated, and iconically French. It’s also fun to add a little touch of color to your kitchen–I’m especially loving the deep “artichaut” green, but Crate & Barrel also carries this in fourteen other colors to suit any design style.

  1. All-Clad ® d3 Curated 10-Piece Set

I may not be the chef in our house, but I am definitely a foodie. Investing in a collection of timeless, stainless steel cookware will never go out of style and adds both an aesthetic yet practicality to your kitchen. My chef approves.  

I can’t live without these exact serving pieces: 

  1. Robertson Black Marble Round Serving Board by Leanne Ford

Even as a sous chef, I can definitely throw together a mean cheese board and charcuterie display. These solid marble boards are sophisticated and will elevate every at-home happy hour. 

  1. This glass cake stand 

I’ve owned this exact cake stand for years and it’s a timeless classic. I use this stand for not only cakes, but any type of food display and I love the minimal glass design. 

Tabletop favorites I’ve had for over a decade: 

  1. Staccato Plates 

You simply can’t miss with the Crate & Barrel Staccato dinnerware collection. It reminds me of French porcelain, a timeless classic design with tiny, dainty details around the rim. We use a discontinued, older version of these plates daily (from 2012 era) and I love their clean look. 

  1. Grand Hotel II 5-Piece Flatware Place Setting 

A simple match to the Staccato dinnerware collection, I’m opting to go more traditional on our flatware choice since a streamlined silver pattern will never feel dated. We’ve also been using these for over a decade and they’re sturdy, timeless, and classic!

  1. Glassware: The “Hip” Collection & French Wine Glasses

I’m all about streamlined stemware but I also love mixing glassware collections in my home. The Crate & Barrel hip collection nods to my NYC rooftop persona while their French glassware line transports us to springtime California in a Nancy Meyers movie. Both of these designs pair beautifully with my Staccato plates and Grand Hotel II flatware. 

And the cozy things? I use these every day: 

  1. Linen sheets in “warm natural”

You won’t regret this upgrade. Linen sheets keep you cool, feel ultra luxe, and wrinkle perfectly. For that “chic yet undone” look, I can’t get enough of these. The only problem? You’ll want to live in bed. 

  1. Organic Turkish Crisp White Cotton Bath Robe

Start off your marriage with a spa date, at home–in monogrammed bath robes. These pure white, plush robes are the coziest and softest, and wearable year round. 

  1. Slate Grey Organic Turkish Cotton Bath Towels

I love a charcoal towel. Something about a deeper color feels a bit masculine and rich, like a warm hug. Registering for these plush, Turkish towels will further upgrade your home’s spalike feel. 

  1. Italian Throw Pillows 

Looking through the Crate & Barrel website to compile this list, I landed on their gorgeous new pillow collection. These shades of neutral and touches of black will elevate your home and feel contemporary yet cozy. I love the feminine touch of the scalloped edge and you can even add a monogram for the ultimate personalized detail. 

What’s a registry without a wild card? 

  1. Fleur Tall Faux Travertine Resin Drink Table

In my experience, no registry would be complete without a couple “wild card” items, things that are slightly splurgy and not necessarily immediate priorities for yourself, but would be nice to have and very appreciated as gifts. I still remember the guests who gifted items like these from my own wedding. Maybe it’s my obsession with florals, but I love a few plinth tables for home styling and this faux travertine immediately caught my attention. It nods to vintage while still feeling modern and is such a find! 

Can you see why we’re raving? Every item on our list exudes quiet luxury, nods to a blend of city and comfort, and would enhance the aesthetic of any home. While this post is a sponsored collab with Crate & Barrel, these are also home elements that we use–daily!–and just absolutely adore. Now, after writing this, I’m ready to do some home shopping! 

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