Giving a Timeless Gift - Men's Watches

by Jenny Bryde 8. November 2015 16:54

Looking for a great gift idea for your groom?  Groomsmen, Father? Or mother, bride, or sister, for that matter?  Today we are featuring the watch as an excellent gift to give at a wedding.  It's timeless.  Get it?  But seriously, you cannot go wrong in buying a beautiful timepiece for someone you want to spend the rest of your time with, right?  There are many brands and recommendations, and the lovely part of our world is that you can read reviews from a $10 stop watch to a $40,000 Patek Philippe Calatrava.  Look at how great these watches are, and then stop by the  


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Bookish Gifts for the Cool Couple

by Jenny Bryde 11. October 2015 19:08

Everyone has them.  Those cool friends who don't seem to register for anything because they're too cool to need anything from Target or Pottery Barn.  You know who I'm talking about.  For those hard to shop for people, I've gathered a few gifts.  What woud you think about giving one of these to that couple?

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Wedding China Picks!

by Jenny Bryde 25. August 2015 01:04

As you're completing your registry, you may be in the now-common debate over whether or not to add wedding china to your list.  Sliiiiightly impractical (unless you host a myriad of dinner parties), but oh so beautiful, wedding china sets are a favorite gift.  You definitely don't have to be boring here.  There's a pattern for every taste and color.  Here are a few of my favorite finds this week:


Aegean White by L'Objet

Balcons de Guadalquivir by Hermes


Dogwood by Lenox


June Lane by Kate Spade


Pashmina by Wedgwood

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First Year Anniversary Gift Ideas

by Jenny Bryde 19. July 2015 14:39

Did you know that each anniversary has a certain material associated with it, and your gift to your spouse is supposed to incorporate the material some how?  Some years are skipped, but the major milestones are covered all the way up to 50 years being the year to give gold.  Check out this chart below to see all the traditional gifts.

First things first.  Let's get past the first year.  The gift for your first anniversary is supposed to incorporate paper.  Here are some great ideas to get you inspired:



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His and Hers Wedding Gifts

by Jenny Bryde 12. May 2014 00:47

This blog post might be more for your guests as they start the hunt for the perfect wedding gift for you and your fiance.  Are you the couple that seems to have everything you need?  Are your guests having to get creative when it comes to finding the perfect gift?  Today I've put together a collection of great his and hers gifts for the couple that needs a little laugh.  These gifts would be great for an engagement party, bridal shower, or even the actual wedding gift.  Not too cutesy, not too cliche, I hope you love them!  All of the gift ideas featured today have "his and hers" as the inscription, but you could just as easily have these ordered with the couple's specific names instead.  Too much fun!


His and hers pillow cases


His and hers etched glasses.

His and hers jewelry trays.

His and hers keychains.

His and hers coffee mugs.


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Hi!  Welcome to the blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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