20 January 2011

pretty things

well, i found a lot of lovely dresses that are definitely not THE dress.  and i learned a lot about my style and what i want and don't want.  but i didn't find THE dress.  which is slightly depressing, but i have another appointment with my mama and one of my bridesmaids in two weeks in another city, so maybe the third time salon will be the charm {especially since the salon is in charm city}!

while i didn't find my wedding dress yesterday, i have picked some other very pretty and important things: my china and silver patterns!  i knew i wanted two china patterns: one for everyday and one for formal use.  surprisingly, it was easy to pick both.  being a total francophile, i gravitated towards french products and the end result is pillivuyt basketweave for our everyday and bernardaud constance for our formal.  i think it's safe to say that i'm a little bit in love with both patterns.  even the beau has taken a shining to our formal china {which is a good thing because he hasn't seen the price tag yet}.



picking our silver pattern was easy peasy, at it's my mother and maternal grandmother's silver pattern, towle rambler rose.  it's the pattern i grew up with at christmas and easter dinners, polishing it to earn extra pocket money, and helping my mother carefully store.  i absolutely love it.  it's no longer in production, but i'll be inheriting quite a collection and in the meantime, you can find pieces on replacement websites and in silver shops.  you can also have pieces made to order, but i doubt i'll be going that route.



this has been one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process, so tell me, what are your patterns?

12 comments:

KatiePerk said...

I didn't want to discourage you yesterday but it took me 3 separate trips to find the one! It was nice because each time helped me find my style and I enjoyed spending time with my mom!

I am in love with your registry! Both sets of china are gorgeous. My silver is Repousse and that is the same way for me! I remember it from my youth, either polishing it, or having it out at the holidays! Yours is stunning!

Deepali said...

Oh I love the basketweave china for everyday, so pretty!

kLl said...

My everyday pattern is Johnson Bros. Willow Blue (especially love it can be paired with white dishes to mix it up) and Vera Wang Grosgrain for my china. I didn't register for silver but my mother and my paternal grandmother had the same pattern so that makes it easy.

Pink Champagne said...

I love the family history behind your pattern - lovely! And you will find THE DRESS, don't worry one bit. In the meantime, enjoy trying on so many gorgeous gowns! XO

Barefoot in the Park said...

want to hear something funny? i have the exact same inherited silver pattern to go with my beautiful new wedding china!

MCW said...

That is my grandmothers silver too!

PS - do you realize when you click on link it takes you to your registry with your names???

BroncoMom said...

No worries about your wedding dress. You will know it when you see it. Trust me!!!!

the pink prep said...

i have almost the EXACT pattern of the white basketweave and have LOVED it!!! excellent choice!

and the dress is like the man....you'll know it the moment you see it! :-) enjoy the shopping!!!

Amber Lee said...

Those are some beautiful patterns! I did a kate spade flatware for my registry (didn't get it, sigh)but wish I could have done real silver!

pve design said...

I have used the White 1/2 lace Royal Copenhagen nearly every day for the past 20 plus years and for special, the blue and white...
I love it on brown, on red, one dark green and white linens....
Your patterns are gorgeous.
pve

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I'm a bit of a crazy when it comes to dishes. I just love them and would have a different set for every day of the week if I could--and had the room.

As it stands I have a white set for everyday, a colourful Jonathan Adler set for casual but not every day, and my china is Vera Wang Grosgrain. I fell in love with the pattern on sight, before I even got engaged.

Laura said...

I have been in love with Bernardaud Constance for years. It is my absolute favorite, and will without a doubt be my wedding china. Love your silver too!!!