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In Living Color

Dabney Lee at Home Accessories

Who wants a newlywed home full of beige? Add a pop color with gadgets, knickknacks and other embellishments in a cheerful hue of sunshine or tangerine rather than the same old black, white and boring.

Color your casa with adorable accessories from Dabney Lee at Home. A personalized lucite tray makes the perfect gift for your favorite couple, or preserve wedding photos in a large frame that screams your name. Treat party-planning bridesmaids to pretty ice buckets emblazoned with their monogram. Choose among the many perky prints (if you can narrow it down to just one), customize with a bright color, then finish with a tasteful name plate for flair. So preppy it’s stylish, this is one collection that will never blend into the background.

For domestic goddesses only.


Not Your Average Joe

Must-Have Registry Item: Keurig Coffee Maker

Instead of registering for kitchen gadgets you’ll use once a year (mandolin slicer and heart-shaped waffle iron, we’re talking to you), point your scanner at the things you can’t live without.

Like coffee. Rather than waiting all morning for a pot to brew, upgrade to Keurig’s genius single-serve system. Choose your favorite flavor of java (French roast, hazelnut, wild mountain blueberry, plus teas and hot chocolate) from the large selection of individual K-Cups, and pop it into the brewer that whips up the perfect cup in less time than it takes to brush your teeth (plus no annoying filters or clean-up). The truly caffeine addicted should go for the Platinum, which lets you program water temperature, select cup size and set a digital clock (translation: roll out of bed, coffee arrives). Occasional café connoisseurs or couples with limited counter space will love the stylish new Mini design, which comes in cute colors like red, green and yellow to match your newlywed kitchen. Available at registry meccas like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Bloomingdale’s, an at-home barista will be a much-needed wake-up call when it’s time to get back to the post-wedding real world.

It’s freedom of espresso.


Keurig Coffee Maker

Good Scents

Vera Wang’s Floral Home Fragrance Collection

You want to remember everything about your wedding–the sights, the sounds, the smells. Vera Wang has captured the sweet scent that accompanied you down the aisle with her Floral Bouquet Candle and Keepsake Jewelry Box, a perfect gift to remind your bridesmaids of the special day you shared.

Transport your bridesmaids back to your wedding day with the invigorating Floral Bouquet fragrance featuring a hint of lily of the valley, gardenia, damask rose and leafy greens. Once the candle is done burning, the vessel transforms into a simple, silver plated jewelry box adorned with Wang’s signature love knot. At your reception, pepper the powder room with Vera Wang candles or votives and serenade your guests with fresh garden scents.

Romance is in the air.


Table for Eight

Marchesa by Lenox China Collection

If a dream dress were to exist surely it would be designed by Marchesa, high priestesses of the red carpet and ambassadors of true wedding-gown glamour. But can the same passion exist in a place setting?

Give your registry a touch of couture with the new Marchesa by Lenox china collection. Each of the eight dinnerware patterns is inspired by duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s fab frocks. Of course the grandeur of line’s namesake, Marchesa Luisa Casati, is evoked in ornate lace details, rich florals and artistic paisley. The aesthetic may be ethereal, but the tabletop treasures are made of durable bone china and even dishwasher safe. Your first dinner party as Mr. and Mrs. will be part foodie, part fashionista, whether you’re serving truffles or takeout.

Seconds, anyone?


Sitting Pretty

Giftable Bud Vases by Nine Iron Studios

A rose is still a rose…unless it’s displayed in a particularly precious vase.

For future flower deliveries, add the perfect bud vase or two to your wedding wish list. Nine Iron Studios, a small company in West Grove, PA operated by glass artist Michael Schunke, creates hand-blown bottles, pitchers and goblets in the most glorious colors (available at Barneys and Bloomies, or order directly). Splurge on a delicate vase for your maid of honor’s thank-you gift  or favorite friend’s bridal shower present. Each piece is an exquisite work of art that will brighten up any room.

Very glassy.