Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wedding registry ideas for the "classic-crazed romantic"

Flowery chitz, covering the sofa and hanging at the window; penonies, roses and hollyhocks on a creamy white background; George I, Queen Anne and Victorian furniture, these are all the elements that denote the English romantic look. This look is a time-honored style in decorating a table. What's fitting for an ultra-romantic celebration? China and crystal suited to a princess. Surfaces swept with luxurious lace, and vases bursting with garden blooms.
(above: Old Country Rose, Royal Albert, 5pc place setting, $79.99, Macy*s; below: Federal Cotillion, 5pc setting, $145.00, Towle).

“The romantic is all about emotion, and fearless about exploring her many sides – as long as they’re feminine with a touch of tradition.”Brides Magazine

Celebrate your flirty, feminie side with girly-girl glam. The ideal registry for the romantic look:

Think curves to match your curvy silhouette and ladylike ways. (pictured l to r: Millefleurs, Gien, 5pc place setting, $140.00, Michael C. Fina; long stemed bijoux tulip flute glasses, s/4 $88.00, Tabula Tua).

Floral china that’s pretty and poetic enough for a garden party. (pictured above: The Tien Manh Dinh Collection, Royal Crown Derby, accent plates, $190.00, Michael C. Fina. below: Stafford Flowers, Spode, accent plates, $154.00, Michael C. Fina).

Sculptural candleholders, cake stands, flowers and other pieces that convey a sense of occasion. Textures, and patterns, as shown above, with the variety of curvy ceramics, slipcovered chairs, a fringed tablecloth, and hints of pale green and rose in the fruits and floral dishware. (pictured above l to r: Bodo Sperlein's, baccara rose, $55.00, Lille; Brunch light candle holder, $39.75, Villeroy and Boch. below: Juliska cake plates, $100.00, Tabula Tua).

Lots of white accessories that work with a soft palette such as mint, peach, soft salmon, aqua blue and even mauve. (pictured l to r: Juliska salt and pepper shakers, $49.00, Tabula Tua; Frances Palmer pottery classic vase handle greek, 203-227-0740).


katiedid said...

I just LOVE Francis Palmer pottery! Great post.

At Home with kim vallee said...

The Berry & Thread Cake Plate by Juliska has just the right amount of traditional look for my style. You can dress them up and down. Perfect.

Sarah Dennis said...

Yes Katie I love Francis Palmer too!

Kim, that's what I love about this look, you can dress it up or down and mix and match it with other non-traditional pieces.

As always ladies, thanks for chiming in.