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Lauren Kay

From: Winderemere, Florida. Favorite celebrity wedding: It's a tie between The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (still saved on my TiVo) and JFK and Jackie Kennedy. Veil or no veil: I wore a long one for my wedding in November! One thing I would never leave home without: my iPhone . Piece I look forward to: Real Weddings. Follow me on Twitter: @laurenekay

8 Of Our Favorite Wireless Speakers

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If you’re not already drinking champagne on weekdays, just wait—the holidays have arrived! And no party is complete without a soundtrack. We’ll let you pick the jams, but we couldn’t resist a roundup of our favorite speakers. Take the party anywhere with these pint-sized stereos (no really—some of our picks have 15 hours of battery life... read more

Shop Marsala! Add These 8 Items To Your Wedding Registry

Pantone 2015 Marsala | blog.TheKnot.com
The color authorities at Pantone have spoken: The official color of 2015 is marsala (yes, like the wine and the chicken dish)! This brownish-reddish hue has a rich earthiness that pairs well with other colors. It’s also robust enough to stand on it’s own. We’re dubbing it the new neutral—a perfect pop of color for... read more

Steal Our Favorite Pocket Squares

Pocket Squares | blog.TheKnot.com
A suit or sports coat without a pocket square is like dinner without dessert—it’s just wrong! Don’t deny that little breast pocket the pop of color or texture it’s begging for. This simple fabric accessory can take your wedding day look from nice to really sharp with a quick fold and tuck (bonus: it can... read more

Our Favorite Glassware from The Knot's Winter Issue

Cheers!| Kate Mathis| blog.theknot.comKate Mathis
Started to register yet? Then you've no doubt seen about a thousand different glasses! We've rounded up our favorites for red and white wine, champagne, beer, mixed drinks and dessert wines. Check out The Knot's Winter issue, on newsstands now, to get the skinny (which glass should I use for Chardonnay?) and the where-to-buy! There are... read more

Cozy Throws You'll Love (Cuddling Encouraged!)

Registry Throw Blankets | blog.TheKnot.com
With Thanksgiving behind us, chilly temperatures and snowfalls are imminent. Before you go cursing Jack Frost (they’ll be plenty of time for that in January), grab one of these cozy throws and use the brisk air as an excuse to cuddle up with the one you love. These petite blankets will make a style statement... read more

Small Plates, Big Style

Registry Small Plates | blog.TheKnot.com
Not sold on formal china yet? We get it. You may be wondering, “when will I actually use it?” or be totally overwhelmed by all the design choices. Allow us to introduce you to the small plate: this six-inch wonder is like the gateway drug to dinnerware. For starters, these little dishes won’t break the... read more

Pie-Baking Essentials That Belong On Your Registry

Registry Pie Baking Essentials | blog.TheKnot.com
Your dessert focus may be four-tiered wedding cakes—that’s totally understandable. But some day soon, it will be your turn to host Thanksgiving dinner. And no matter how much turkey or stuffing is consumed, there’s always room for dessert (as far as we’re concerned, it’s the MVP of the meal). Get well equipped to “win at... read more

The Best Wedding Cake Knives and Servers

Wishlist Wedding Cake Servers| blog.TheKnot.com
Your cake is the exclamation point of your reception--it’s the sweet finale of your wedding day. But before you cut the first slice, check with your baker for any special instructions. Sure, you’ve done the honors on plenty of birthday cakes and apple pies, but this tiered confection comes with it’s own rulebook! You don’t... read more

10 Things No One Tells You About Wedding Dress Shopping

wedding gowns | Kurt Wilberding | blog.theknot.com Kurt Wilberding
There are some things you just don’t find out until you try on a wedding dress yourself. 1. Breakfast actually is the most important meal of the day.  Starting out "hangry" is like shopping suicide. You probably don’t need to wolf down a burger and fries moments before you step into that slinky gown, but... read more

Shop These Adorable Vow Books You'll Love

Vow Books We Love | blog.theknot.com
Planning to write your own wedding vows? Tuck them away in a vow journal! These pocket-sized books are perfect for hanging onto during the ceremony (don’t you always feel less nervous when your hands are doing something?!) and serve as a nice keepsake for years to come. Here are a few of our favorites:... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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