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Wedding-to-Home: Seaside Registry Inspiration w/ ABCD Design

One of the things we’re really focused on here at NewlyWish is helping our clients create gift registries that reflect their personal style. Many of you are probably putting in a lot of time and energy creating the wedding day style that’s perfect for you, from the invites to the décor, the bridesmaids dresses to the favors. Well, we think that this is a great place to start thinking about your registry style, too.

So, for today’s post, we’re starting a series called, Wedding-to-Home, and will be inviting some of our favorite folks from both the wedding and interior design worlds to share their wisdom on how to take cues from your wedding design and use your registry to help create an at-home style that you love.

I love seaside weddings (in fact, I had one myself) – they always feel so much more like a vacation than an event, and I love the idea of including design elements in my home that capture the essence of ‘beach’, without feeling like it was decorated by Long John Silver.

For our first post in this series, we’ve asked Amy Beth Cupp Dragoo of ABCD Design to share her ideas on bringing the seaside wedding feel home.  In addition to being a brilliant and super sweet lady, Amy Beth is a renowned artist, designer and stylist who splits her time between New York City and the hills of Litchfield County, CT. After you’ve read this post, be sure to follow her beautiful and inspiring lifestyle blog here.

With that, take it away, Amy Beth…

Thanks so much, Amanda.  I have long promoted the idea of limiting the props you buy for your wedding day to those that you can see yourself using in your future home decor as a married couple. At our wedding, I used a collection of silver frames to put on display photographs of our grandparents, parents and siblings on their wedding day. It gave a warm welcoming touch to the table as our guests entered the reception hall, and I still use those frames on display in our home 5.5 years later! That is because I selected frames that I loved the look of, wedding or not.

This wedding took place on the Sea Shore and the couple took a cruise on the Mediterranean Sea for their Honeymoon. Can you see a relationship to their interior design? A neutral base in their color palette allows them to add pops of playful color through art and accessories. Warm wood tones are reminiscent of the cruise ship that they honeymooned on. While they selected furniture that has clean, contemporary lines, there is room for handmade and rustic accents that bring a casual warmth to their interior design.

This recycled glass collection would look incredible with a palm frond or exotic greenery in them. This idea would translate from an arrangement on the escort card table for your wedding day to the living room you share with your new husband or wife. The repetition of pattern on the Oval Platter and Bud Vase, and the irregularity of the Mud Dinnerware brings a natural, earthy element to their modern interior design.

Also featured in this post: Dutch Oven- every kitchen needs one! Why not pick a color that reminds you of your wedding day? Anchor Napkins, Octagonal Ice Bucket, Thomas Paul Melamine Dessert Dishes from Bobby Berk Home and Scrimshaw Side Plate Set - so fun for a evening appetizers or dessert out on the patio! Rustic Party Bowl, Lighthouse Ball Torch - I have about 12 of these on my wish list. I want them lining our blue stone patio and front walk during parties. Palladio Hotel Sheeting, Aquamarine Boxed Note Cards by Ceci New York.

Thanks so much, Amy Beth, for sharing these great ideas! We hope you’ll come back again soon and share some more inspiration us!

And thank you for joining us today, NewlyWish-ers! We’d love to know - what’s the theme around your wedding? Let us know if you need a hand bringing the same look and feel into your home – we’d love to help!