By now, I understand why people say wedding planning is a “full-time job.” My goodness… so many details! So many meetings! So many decisions! Things are really ramping up as we inch closer and closer to June, and it’s starting to feel like the to-do list will never be complete. Any fellow future-brides out there relate?
Even though it’s been so busy, I can genuinely say I have loved this process. And one of my favorite parts to date? Selecting our table setting!
When thinking through what type of china I wanted, I knew of a few things I did and didn’t want right off the bat:
- something that makes me happy to see every day
- something I can use every single day
- something I will love for years to come
DO NOT WANT
- china that sits in a drawer and never gets used
- multiple sets (since andrew and I will have to pack and unpack for every residency and fellowship move)
Before even heading to a store to look at
She, for example, has a set of beautiful fine china that she never uses. In fact… I don’t ever remember dining on it! Even though it’s lovely, it never made practical sense for entertaining since it’s so delicate and can’t be put in the dishwasher. Growing up, we would use her everyday china, and then holiday china for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Her experience, coupled with the fact that Andrew and I will be moving at least a few times in the coming years for his training, solidified my desire to register for one set of beautiful china I could use every single day, as opposed to a fine china I would have to worry about moving/breaking, and an everyday set on top of that.
When I finally walked into Ivy House (one of the local Dallas stores I’m registered at) to start playing with different options, a row of beautiful white plates with stunning, light blue monograms immediately caught my eye. The pretty, white style. The lovely, soft monogram. It felt so me!
I soon learned it was Sasha Nicholas, a line of beautiful monogrammed china! I about died when I learned that not only are there many different stunning monograms to choose from, but you can actually send in your own custom monogram to be used on the pieces! And since I want to use me and Andrew’s custom wedding monogram absolutely everywhere, it was a no-brainer
After mixing and matching with all sorts of different pieces, we landed on the perfect match:
First, a set of Sasha Nicholas weave dinner plates, salad plates and soup bowls I can use every day. Then, when Andrew and I want to formally entertain, setting the monogrammed dinner plate with a gorgeous Anna Weatherley “Anna’s Palette” charger and Herend “Princess Victoria” salad plate!
We also selected some lovely Waterford crystal in the pattern “Lismore,” and Gorham silver in the pattern “Fairfax.” I love how elegant, simple and stately those pieces look!
I am absolutely obsessed with the end result, and am so excited for beautiful pieces I can use both every day and when entertaining in a more formal setting! It makes me giddy to think about all of the casual dinners Andrew and I will enjoy using these pieces, and the future formal occasions we’ll employ them as well!
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It is so much fun getting to share this update with you. As always, thank you for reading! (And for your patience with this post. :)
Love from Texas,