13 Apr 2012
Hello everyone and Happy Friday!
With New York’s Tabletop Week about to kick off, we thought it would be fun to share some pics from the Registry Re-patterned Launch Event that we co-hosted with Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton at their beautiful showroom over the winter. What was so special that it required its own party, you ask? Well, as you may know, NewlyWish is all about helping our clients express their style in their registry, and we wanted to come up with a way to reflect that personality in their dinnerware. While the idea of mixing china patterns has started to really take off over the past couple of years, we found that no one currently offers pre-mixed collections that can be added directly to registries on-line. And so our Registry Re-Patterned initiative was born!
To take the concept one step further, we enlisted the help of our wedding industry Tastemakers who are, literally, world-renowned for their sense of style and ability to help couples express their own styles. We invited each of the tastemakers to the Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD) showroom and each styled a collection – drawing from the entire array of WWRD’s catalogue.
The result is six fresh, new tabletop collections, each of which really reflects the tastemaker’s personality and signature style. All of the collections are available for couples to add as is to their registry on NewlyWish [you can find them here], or to use as inspiration to create their own look. We’ll be showcasing each of the collections right here on our blog over the coming weeks but in the meantime, come join the party and meet our Tastemakers!
All event photography courtesy of the fabulous, Allan Zepeda.
Top Row (from left to right): Guitarist Nathan Herrera, programs designed by Ceci New York laying on top of Mark Ingram’s ‘Classic with a Modern Twist‘ Collection; Middle Row (from left to right): Lindsay Mann of Lindsay Mann PR, Mark Ingram of Mark Ingram Atelier, Loulie Walker of Loulie Walker Events; Bottom Row (from left to right): Ron-Ben Israel of Ron-Ben Israel Cakes with Jorge Perez WWRD Spokesperson
Top Row (left to right): The ‘Modern Graphic‘ Collection by Ceci Johnson, Jorge Perez & Ceci Johnson; Bottom Row (left to right): Mayra Castillo of AAB Creates showing off her ‘City Chateau‘ collection to Ron-Ben Israel
It was a star-studded event with the likes of tastemakers Ceci Johnson, Jorge Perez, and honored guest and ‘wedding cake master’ Ron-Ben Israel. Above, Ceci Johnson enjoys the party alongside fellow tastemaker Jorge Perez showcasing her ‘Modern Graphic‘ collection (top left) which mixes a bold mosaic graphic with a blend of flowers, foliage and bird patterns to create an elegant and feminine look. Ron-Ben speaks with Mayra Castillo about her ‘City Chateau‘ Collection (bottom), and then visits with Mark Ingram to play with his ‘Classic with a Modern Twist‘ masterpiece (below – bottom left).
Top: Guest admires Lord Wedgwood’s ‘Quintessential British Elegance‘ Collection; Bottom (left to right): Ron-Ben Israel admiring Mark Ingram’s ‘Classic with a Modern Twist‘ Colleciton, John Rocha crystal accessories from Lord Wedgwood’s Collection.
Accessories from the ‘City Chateau‘ Collection and a glimpse of Abby Larson’s ‘Vintage Chic‘ Collection.
The crowd ooohed and ahhh’ed over Abby Larson’s ‘Vintage Chic‘ collection which mixes a floral-inspired tea set with dinnerware by Vera Wang featuring gold accents.
Meet our Tastemakers (from left to right) Entertaining Guru Jorge Pérez; Stationer Extraordinaire Ceci Johnson; dynamic duo Xochitl Gonzalez & Mayra Castillo of AAB Creates; owner of the eponymous Bridal Atelier – Mark Ingram; our gracious host Lord Wedgwood; NewlyWish Founders Amanda Allen & Robard Williams; Style Me Pretty’s very own Abby Larson; and, renowned Eventiste Marcy Blum.
Lord Wedgwood and Amanda welcomed guests and gave a little background on the Registry Re-Patterned initiative and broke out into an impromptu waltz.
Bottom Row (from left to right): Maria McBride of BRIDES Magazine, Jorge Perez, ‘Rhapsody in Blues‘ Collection by Marcy Blum, Amanda Allen with David Yassky of The Aisle New York.
Event guests chatted with our Tastemakers and learned about their design inspirations and the pieces they used to style their collections (shown above is Marcy Blum with her entertaining collection ‘Cocktails at Marcy’s‘). Bottom left, honor guest Maria McBride of BRIDES Magazine chats with Jorge Perez.
(from left to right: Erin Lepperd and Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty, Xochitl Gonzalez of AAB Creates, Amanda Allen of NewlyWish and Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Associates)
We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick peek into our Registry Re-Patterned Launch Event, and stay tuned over the coming weeks as we dive into each collection with details around the design inspiration from our Tastemakers as well as a bit more eye candy around each collection.
In the meantime, hop on over to NewlyWish and check out the collections for yourself and add your favorite to your registry. Or, if you’re feeling inspired, create your own mix-and-matched collection from our full array of dinnerware here.
And lastly, but definitely not leastly, be sure to enter our Registry Re-Patterned Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $4,500 shopping spree to use toward chic china, crystal and giftware from Waterford Wedgwood on NewlyWish.com.
There are 2 ways to enter (and you’re welcome to try both and double your chances):
2. Create a registry on NewlyWish at www.NewlyWish.com and be automatically entered to win.
The sweepstakes ends on April 24, 2012 and we will announce the winner on May 1, 2012.
Have a great weekend and come visit us again soon!