Win $1000 Towards Your Zola Registry!

Win $1000 towards your Zola Registry

In the name of having some fun during your planning process, let’s take a break from spreadsheets and catering menus and talk registries for a sec! Zola is all about helping you create the best registry ever; a custom fit for the two of you with the ability to create personalized collections + gorgeous galleries, all via your own URL. They allow couples to register for both amazing items for the home (from over 200 stylish and trusted brands) as well as memorable experiences like a fun cooking class or adventurous outdoor hike that you can enjoy together!

Sound right up your alley? Then you’ll love hearing more great features throughout our post. Oh, and you also definitely won’t want to miss our amazing $1000 giveaway towards your Zola registry. More details on that below :)

Zola 30 Most Popular Gifts

Since we know you’re out to create a custom registry that’s unique to you, standard shops that are known for their registries probably aren’t going to cut it. But with Zola, it’s easy to register for unique items from anywhere online. Eyeing a handmade piece from your favorite local store? Use the “Add to Zola” button to include that item on your registry!

Zola Easy Entertaining Collection

There is an endless stream of gorgeous items you can register for using Zola. Get inspiration from the Zola Buying Guide, by checking out Starter Collections, or taking a peek at our GWS curated tastemaker collection!

What if you have all the essential homeware items you need? Opt in for a Honeymoon & Cash fund, or if you have your eye on a big ticket item like a couch or TV, use Zola’s awesome Group Gifting option, so multiple friends can contribute to it!

Zola Build Your Bar Collection

Zola on Ipad Computer and phone

You can register for anything on-the-go with Zola’s user-friendly iPhone App. With features like a barcode scanner, mobile alerts, and registry planner it’ll do all the tech work so you don’t have to!

Max and Emma Sample Registry

Zola Faves

If you are creating a brand new Zola registry, be sure to sign up using this link to receive $25 in Zola credits! New registries must be started (but not necessarily published) between 3/2/15 – 6/2/15. The $25 credit will be placed into your Zola account 4 weeks after your registry is published live.

And if you’re ready to revisit the good news we shared earlier – our $1000 giveaway to Zola! – be sure to fill out the entry form below to qualify and visit Zola to start planning the details of your registry today! And bonus – You can get an extra entry by sharing your Zola Registry if you already have one, or start one this week!

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Contest Rules:

  • All entries must be received by 5:00 PM PST on March 12, 2015.
  • The winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries.
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  • If the sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit his or her right to a prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected.
  • To be eligible to win any prize, entrants must be a US citizen and over 18 years of age.
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Industrial Brooklyn Wedding: Marlo + Sam

Industrial Brooklyn wedding

Marlo + Sam did what so many couples are also guilty of: they jumped the gun + booked a wedding venue they really just weren’t happy with. But instead of settling, they decided to keep on looking for the perfect spot. And once they found The 1896 in Brooklyn, with the help of their planner + designer (Nicole from All Who Wander Event Design), things began to finally fall into place. Below, Marlo tells us a little more about their thought + planning process for their wedding:

It was really important to Sam and I that our wedding reflected us and our love for each other. We both have a high level of attention to detail and design from working in post production so everything had to be customized to fit our aesthetic. We had an amazing planner, who grasped our vision and was able to orchestrate our dream wedding day. Oh yes, and Pinterest also helps!

One wedding detail they got totally right from the get-go? Hiring Whitney from Our Labor of Love to capture the day! We’re in love with these artful photos!

pink bridesmaids

bridesmaids

groomsmen

pink bow ties

pink bridesmaid

We’d say they made the right decision booking The 1896! Love its super industrial feel.

Industrial Brooklyn wedding

Industrial Brooklyn wedding

Marlo + Sam share the same favorite moment from the day: the ceremony and their personalized vows.

Industrial Brooklyn wedding

String light and garland backdrop

String light and garland backdrop

String light and garland backdrop

Processional: Zebra – Beach House (Covered by Megg and the Wayfarers)

Recessional: Can't Take My Eyes off You (Covered by Megg and the Wayfarers)

First Dance: That's the Way of the World – Earth Wind and Fire

Industrial Brooklyn wedding

Industrial Brooklyn wedding

Industrial Brooklyn wedding

hanging fringe garlands

seating chart

gold chivari chairs

About the styling + installations from NicoleWhen we set out to design the venue, we knew we wanted something dramatic. We took on the challenge of installing color condition swags crisscrossed on the ceiling to create a really amazing texture in the space. I fell in love with this couple in planning this wedding, and I really hope that our friendship and collaboration shines through.

hanging fringe garlands

hanging fringe garlands

table numbers

We’re pretty sure that cake below, by Lael Cakes, was amazingly good!

naked cake with succulents

hanging fringe garlands

hanging fringe garlands

From the words of our planner: make sure to feel like a guest at your own wedding!

photography: Whitney from Our Labor of Love // venue: The 1896 Brooklyn, New York // event design + planning: All Who Wander Event Design // florals: Days of May Florals // wedding dress: Moonlight Bridal // shoes: Betsey Johnson // bridesmaid dresses: each were able to get their own, one is Free People, Top Shop, and two are homemade // hair + makeup: Jackie Schneider Beauty // groom’s suit: The Black Tux // catering: Nixtamel // cake: Lael Cakes // rentals: Big Dawg Party Rentals // decor rentals: Two of a Kind // vintage rentals: Hudson Valley Vintage Rentals // officiant: Brother of the Groom // music: Sweet Megg + The WayfarersJames Mulry

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryAll Who Wander Event Design is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Dreamy Wedding Inspiration at Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch inspiration

Ok, be totally honest, have you ever seen a dreamier ceremony site than this? The creatives who put together this truly stunning editorial were inspired single handedly by the the breathtaking space they set out to style: the new ceremony site at Carmel Valley Ranch. With just one look at the location, we say – how could you not be?! The designer behind the setting, Christine Cater, tells us a little bit more about all the pretty:

Our sole purpose was to leave the audience feeling dreamy and wide-eyed. From the ombre flowers on the Art Deco-inspired aisle runner and the lace gown from Haute Bride, to the sweeping Carmel Valley views and the ranch’s galloping goats and horses, it was a day full of beauty in every single direction.

We think (and hope!) the look they created will be super popular for weddings to come. Imagine a summer celebration here! Carlie Statsky’s romantic photography style was a perfect fit for all the gorgeousness. We’re ready to be whisked away to beautiful Caramel. What about you?

Haute Bride wedding dress

Haute Bride wedding dress

We kinda can’t even stand how pretty this dress is! Amsale at its absolute finest!

pink peony fern bouquet

feather crown flower girl

And this little cutie is wearing J.Crew!

feather crown flower girl

black tux groom

Carmel Valley Ranch inspiration

Carmel Valley Ranch inspiration

Christine Cater not only nailed it with the details, but those florals? Have you ever seen ferns look so artful + elegant?!

pink peony fern bouquet

Carmel Valley Ranch inspiration

pink peony fern bouquet

Carmel Valley Ranch inspiration

Carmel Valley Ranch inspiration

A peek at what is surely our new most favorite space for saying I Do…

Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch

flower art aisle

flower art aisle

pampas grass decor

Our team at Christine Cater created the ceremony space around a hand-painted aisle runner using ombre flowers in whites, pinks and plums that ended in a circular pampas grass altar surrounded by ghost chairs.

pampas grass decor

pampas grass decor

Carmel Valley Ranch

goat

Carmel Valley Ranch

carmelvalley-styled-25

If this stunning wedding style happens to be your dream aesthetic, shop with us to get the look!

styled tablescape

rose centerpiece

glass menu

glass menu

glass menu

tassel napkin holder

glass menu

The wooden dining table featured hand painted acrylic menus with each guest’s name at the top, gold flatware, plates and candlesticks from Anthropologie, chargers and bowls from Z Gallerie and custom made vintage jewelry and pampas grass tassels at each place setting.

tassel napkin holder

styled tablescape

fern flower chair decor

wire cake table

The simple, but pretty, cake was by Edith Meyer.

lounge

tassels

bud vases

fern flower chair decor

Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch Carmel Valley Ranch horses

The swoonfest doesn’t have to end just yet! Be sure to watch the lovely film below by Luke Goodman to see even more:

Thanks so much to the super talented creatives below for sharing this stunning set-up with us! Are any couples tying the knot at Carmel Valley Ranch? What about at this particular space?

photography: Carlie Statsky // planning, design + florals: Christine Cater // venue: Carmel Valley Ranch Carmel, California // videography: Luke Goodman // jewelry: Fourtane // bride’s dress: Haute Bride // hair + makeup: Bianca & Kate // bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin // flower girl dress: J.Crew // groom’s attire: Franco Uomo // cake + macaroons: Edith Meyer // rentals: Blueprint Studios

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