Sunday, 12 October 2014

Wedding bells

Wedding season has officially arrived and we're hitting the shops - and not just to pick out a new frock. Because while the rise of the wedding registry has made purchasing a gift for the happy couple as simple as hopping onto the David Jones website and virtually selecting a few wine glasses, sometimes we like to think outside the, um, list. A personally chosen present - packaged with love and a handwritten card - will surprise and delight newlyweds. Here are some of our top picks.

1. Moroccan wedding blanket, $449, Sage and Clare.
2. 'Zoe' artwork by Erica Smith, from $595, Penny Farthing Design House.
*Note: art is very personal, so only go there if you know your friends' tastes well. One fairly foolproof option is a map or destination scroll - see more at Penny Farthing Design House.
3. Wedgwood/Jasper Conran 'Chinoiserie' plate, from $52, Peter's of Kensington.
4. Limited-edition brass servers, $44/pair, Lightly.
5. Menu bottle grinders, $129/set, Top 3 By Design.
6. Kate Spade 'Pretty And Witty Make The Perfect Pair' candle, $86, Amara.
7. Essential oil burner, $189, Page Thirty Three.
8. Round marble stand, from $50, Williams Sonoma.

Also don't forget the power of personalisation - monogrammed towels or robes make
a memorable gift (Sheridan offers a monogramming service). And we love the idea of having
custom stationery created especially for the couple - check out the options at Rifle Paper Co.

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Wedding gifts = sorted. We're off to find new dresses...

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