“We are thrilled with our reg­istry choices... our home is so ‘us!’”

Inside Weddings - - Wish List -

She then opted for re­tailer Wil­liams-Sonoma, a high-end kitchen­ware sta­ple that Alex says “makes the worst cooks look like semi-pros – or at least fools them for a while.” How­ever, the bride did feel that re­turns and ex­changes were rather tricky and warns oth­ers to be well-in­formed of re­tail­ers’ poli­cies. Next was on­line store Ama­zon.com for Jor­dan’s “stray picks” as Alex de­scribes, which in­cluded a univer­sal TV re­mote and an olive stuffer for mar­ti­nis. “MyRegistry.com brought them all to­gether in one easy-to-use page… I am very thank­ful for their or­ga­ni­za­tion,” af­firms Alex.

The cou­ple was also ex­cited to take their loved ones “along” on their Tahiti hon­ey­moon ad­ven­ture. They re­lied on Honey­fund.com to al­low guests to pur­chase ac­tiv­i­ties for them to com­plete while on the trip. “Honey­fund was both Jor­dan’s and my fa­vorite. We per­son­al­ized our site to make it fun and in­ter­ac­tive with pho­tos and used pun de­scrip­tions of each ex­pe­ri­ence,” Alex ex­plains. The new­ly­weds later sent pho­tos of the ac­tiv­i­ties with thank-you cards to re­spec­tive gift­givers. “It was the best feel­ing to go scuba div­ing, sip Cham­pagne, or eat lo­cal lob­ster know­ing that one of your best friends made it hap­pen!” the bride adds.

At the end of it all, Alex and Jor­dan wound up with a mix of use­ful every­day items, fun and fancy gad­gets, pops of color in sparkly crys­tal glass­ware, and Poly­ne­sian-va­ca­tion mem­o­ries for a life­time. “We are thrilled with our reg­istry choices… our home is so ‘us!’” as­serts the bride. Jor­dan, on the other hand, play­fully con­fides that he’s still in shock at some of the things that were on their wish list: “My wife chose 16 crys­tal vases and 14 pur­ple Cham­pagne flutes. How­ever, I would do it again ex­actly the same.”

“Bulb” vase, $118; Jonathan Adler Cop­per 3 ½-qt. mix­ing bowl, $25; Wil­liams-Sonoma Cop­per gar­lic press, $20; Wil­liams-SonomaVice Col­lec­tion “Glit­ter” can­is­ter, $88; JonathanAdler

Smeg tea ket­tle, $130; Bloom­ing­dale’s

Cop­per saucepan, $180; Wil­liams-Sonoma

Hexagon lac­quer tray, $175; Jonathan Adler

Cop­per mea­sur­ing cups, $40 (set of 4); Wil­liams-Sonoma

Cop­per fry pan, $180; Wil­liams-Sonoma

iSi mini cream whip­per, $70; Wil­liams-Sonoma

Smeg 4-slice toaster, $200; Wil­liams-Sonoma

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