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Introducing Our Registry Style Profiles: Preppy

Today we’re excited to introduce our Registry Style Profiles, our newest way to help couples create a gift registry that reflects their personal style. We’ve drawn from our collection of more than 50 chic and unique boutiques, brands and artisans to create our first set of six styles: Modern, Retro, Classic, Eclectic, Preppy and Green Style. Couples can simply choose the style they connect with, browse our curated selection of gifts and accessories, and fill their registry with gifts they'll love. You can check out these styles on NewlyWish right now, and we'll also be highlighting each one on the blog over the next few weeks, coupled with advice from our favorite bloggers and designers from around the country.

So let's get started with our preppy picks and some great advice from Ritzy Bee, Danielle Colding Design, and Merci New York!

A Registry for the Preppy Couple

Top to bottom: White Throw Pillow by Luxury MonogramsNavy Linen Throw Pillow by Luxury Monograms | City Chateau 5-Piece PlacesettingVera Wang Grosgrain Coasters Set of 4 With Holder | Kartio Tumbler Pair Large | Monogram Note Cards from Ceci New York | PTC-43 Handmade Tibetan Rug (6x9.4) by Eastern Knots | Big Chatham Mirror by Ortolan | John Rocha Lume Flute Pair | Photo Credit: Sofia Negron Photography

Preppy homes are inspired by the interiors of private school lounges, hunting lodges and country clubs. The formula is simple: combine classic forms, like Chesterfield Sofas and club chairs, with traditional patterns, like plaids and ginghams, with a palette of navy and white and pops of vibrant pink, lime or yellow. Use our Preppy Style Collection to turn your house into a colorful, charming home and let weekends in the Hamptons, gin & tonics at the club, class rings, canvas totes and monograms inspire you!

Top to bottom: Vera Wang Grosgrain Napkin Rings Set of 4 | Navy Linen Napkins by Luxury MonogramsDestination Map Tote - Hamptons | The Original Flea by Fleabags - PebbleWest Lake Sofa by Vanguard Furniture Co. | thomaspaul Scrimshaw Side Plate SetMiramar Brushed Brass & Glass Table Lamp with Gold Silk Shade | Mary Jurek Design Helyx 12" Pitcher with Knot Handle | Photo Credit: Christian Oth Studio

Words of Wisdom from the Experts

We asked some of our in-the-know friends from the wedding and interior design worlds to pick the style they like best. Here are some words of advice and handy tips from our Preppy Style profile lovers – Ritzy Bee, Danielle Colding Design, and Merci New York!

"As born and raised East Coasters, we always have a little prep in our step when it comes to things we select for our home and in the weddings we produce. There can never be enough nautical navy, plaid and monogrammed items in our life and we think this collection is prep-fection!" - Maria & Kelly, Co-founders, Ritzy Bee

"Preppy Style is all about sticking to the classics - crisp color palettes and furniture and accessories with clean lines and elegant details. Here's how to take this classic style and give it some new life." - Danielle Colding, HGTV Design Star Winner

"When we think of preppy style there are some very classic color palettes that come to mind- many times centered around Navy blue. Now don't get me wrong I love my Navy as much as the next girl, but for the modern preppy couple I like to think of pairing it in a different way. It is the ultimate classic color and the perfect starting point but think about pairing it with hot pink or orange for updated appeal."

"I love pairing classic white plates with these navy linen napkins... the monogram in the unexpected hot pink is amazing. And these place mats add some funk to this classic table setting."

"In order to keep your preppy style as a bride, remember to keep it simple and chic.  Add a pop of color in your bracelet or earrings.  Pick one fantastic accessory and go with it, whether it be a beautiful hair piece or a bold statement necklace at the after-party!" - Jackie Weppner, Founder, Merci New York

Jackie's picks for some preppy accessories to complete your wedding day look:

 Pressed Silk Mum Facinator by Untamed PetalsCorrin Bracelet by Loren Hope | Athena Earrings with Pearl Drop by Loren Hope | Libby Color Block Necklace - Multi by Loren Hope

And there you have it!  Thanks so much for stopping by and a big thank you to Ritzy Bee, Danielle Colding Design, and Merci New York for joining us!

We'd love to know which style best fits you! And if it's Preppy, you can go here to get started.

Stay tuned for our next Registry Style Profile and Expert Picks for our Classic collection!


The NewlyWish Team