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Prior to the gorgeous fall wedding celebration of Eden (née Bonbright) and her beloved Brennan Ross, they had just purchased their first home – only a couple of months before the nuptials. The two had already furnished their abode with all the basics, so they elected to focus on traditional keepsakes and timeless pieces for their wedding registry.
“Our registry consisted of special items, such as vases, serving platters, picture frames, fine china, and other one-off traditional items, including one of our favorites, a Michael Aram menorah,” describes Eden.
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; From Real Wedding: At-Home Wedding at the Bride's Family's Estate in Beverly Hills
The engaged couple opted to have Eden take the lead in planning their wish list. “My now-wife had a pretty strong sense of where she wanted to register. I was happy to go along for the ride!” says Brennan, who joined Eden on all of their in-store visits. “We had so much fun in the stores, looking at things, and using the scan guns!” illustrates the bride of the memorable time. “It was a blast figuring it all out together.”
The Los Angeles natives share that they wanted to “diversify” the registry by making sure they provided their wedding guests with various options in different price points, so they settled on three retailers. “Gearys is known for classic pieces, TableArt has more unique offerings, and Bloomingdale’s is a staple,” explains Eden. “We had a wonderful experience registering at each store.”
While at Gearys, the bride and groom selected an elegant Tizo Lucite dominoes boxed set and a lovely Aerin “Calinda” tapered vase, and at Bloomingdale’s they chose an intricate Michael Aram menorah and cool Arteriors decanters. They found themselves spending more time at TableArt. “It was a very hands-on, special experience,” muses Eden. “The staff was very attentive and really helped us put together beautiful arrangements of china.”
Having dreamt of using the scan guns in-store to register, the betrothed made sure to live out their movie-like fantasy. “While we did have fun with that, a lot of our registering was done online as well. In-store we got a little carried away, so we fine-tuned our registries online after visiting the stores and seeing the items in person,” explains the bride.
Thankfully, many of Eden and Brennan’s loved ones purchased some of their favorites from their wedding registry. “We never returned or exchanged anything! Because we chose every item specifically, we knew we would be happy with everything,” expresses the bride. “We had the perfect amount of options for our guests and are so happy with the pieces they selected for us.”
“Definitely go see the items in-store if you can!”
“Although we agreed on most things, we both added certain items the other didn’t love, and we were okay with that!”
Opening photo by Maya Myers Photography