It doesn’t take much to convince me that a wedding abroad is a good idea, add a remote island in Deia Spain called Mallorca and you have me sold (actually swooning!). I love how the bride incorporated the natural scenery with olive branches in the bridesmaids bouquets, floral halos and centerpieces. Sooo on point. They planned their wedding via emails and Skype! If you are planning a wedding abroad, look no further than everything you need to know to plan a wedding abroad!

PHOTOGRAPHER Ana Lui Photography | PLANNER Undercover Events | FLORIST Joanna Walton | WEDDING DRESS Romona Keveza | BRIDE’S SHOES Jimmy Choo | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES Amsale | LOCATION Belmond La Residencia

Trust me, I get curating the perfect wedding registry isn’t always easy. Which is why I’m creating a quick guide to registering for all the gifts you most definitely can’t live without. From kitchen essentials to splurge-worthy items, it’s your space to get your must-haves that will last you long after the “I do’s.” But it’s important to know your style, future needs and all of the amazing options out there for you! So get ready to get your gifting on!

KNOW YOUR STYLE
No two couples are alike, so why should a registry? Discuss with your partner what your unique style is together. Think a never-ending list of perfect products (cue the KitchenAid Mixer) that are are really meant for you and your new spouse. A lot of registries also offer your guests a personalized experience with your pictures and sweet notes to your guests so the registry screams you!

THINK OF YOUR FUTURE NEEDS
Spend time perusing hundred’s of the top brands and thinking about what you may want or need in the future. What would the “future you” want? From bedding to baking essentials there is a lot to consider when a lot of these products can last a lifetime.

DON’T SKIP SPLURGE WORTHY ITEMS
Don’t feel shy abut registering for splurge worthy items. Most registries offer group gifting so guests can contribute any amount they wish. And if the gift doesn’t make it to the full amount you’ll get to use the money however you wish for other items! Many guests appreciate a variety of options and price points. Make a registry checklist and ensure when you are done you are hitting a variety of price points.

CREATE A CASH FUND
A big trend these days is cash funds for wedding registries. Don’t skip out on the best restaurants on your honeymoon, or fun excursions you want to try, indulge with the cash you get from the registries!

START YOUR WEDDING REGISTRY
Amazon | Macy’s| Zola | Crate & Barrel | Pottery Barn | Target

Did anyone say new pair of pumps? Well I am. And you’ll never have a better excuse to splurge on a new pair of heels. Lucky for you I assembled a list of the hottest wedding shoes out there complete with lace numbers, jewel encrusted, beaded and sheer beauties! And the best part is they are at all different price points. Before you pick your wedding shoes I think we can all agree that you need to check these ones out. I especially love the idea of something blue wedding shoes, and these ones come in 13 colors! I also am loving all of the sheer pumps, they are so classy and have so much elegance to them. Which one is your favorite?

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We all know at the end of the night kicking off these pumps and slipping into flats sounds dreaming, so I’m linking some of my favorite flats for your wedding day!

There is not much I love more than a nautical wedding, add a VW bus and I’m on board! A true celebration captured so beautifully by Krista A. Jones Photography and planned by Kari Rider Events, this affair was planned beautifully down to the littlest details. I love the mismatched bridesmaids dresses, the bride’s simple gown that was so ‘her’ and the use of patterns and prints on the linens and vases. And despite the 90-degree heat this group danced the night away to one of their favorite bands.

The bride and groom met over a sticky shuffle board table at a dive bar in New York City during a blizzard. They both love the water so they knew they wanted a seaside celebration. The bride is from Maryland so a wedding in Cheapeake Bay was a natural choice. And to feed her blue and white obsession, having it be a nautical wedding was a no-brainer. One of my favorite parts about this wedding was the import job they gave the adorable VW bus. Growing up with many VW buses, the bride knew she wanted her dad to give her away in a vintage one.

Another thing I adore about this wedding is the little details. I love the DIY lollipop escort cards, which was a play on her new last name, Lalli.  And, I love a good story behind the name of a signature cocktail and theirs was Nancy Whiskey, the name of the bar where they met. The bride never pictured herself wearing a big white wedding dress. So when she found her two-piece Lihi Hod, she knew she’d found “the one.”

PLANNER Kari Rider Events | BRIDE’S SHOES Badgley Mischka | GROOM’S ATTIRE Boss | PHOTOGRAPHER Krista A. Jones Photography | FLORIST Monteray Farms | WEDDING DRESS Lihi Hood | PAPER GOODS The Paper Guppy | VENUE Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum