Month: February 2015

Friday Faves

We’ve scoured the wedding, home decor, and DIY scene to find some inspiring content to start your weekend off right. From wedding details that will up the romantic ambiance at your ceremony to a $3000 giveaway you won’t want to miss, there’s no shortage of stunning posts in today’s roundup of Friday Faves. A Wedding In The Woods We loved this detail shot from a Green Wedding Shoes wedding, photographed by Paige Jones. The candles definitely add an air of romance. See more of the gorgeous photos here. A Giveaway You Won’t Want To Miss We’ve teamed up with our friends at Weddington Way and Read More

Behind The Scenes: Inside Vermont Farm Table’s Wood Shop

We’ve always got Zola brands on our mind, so during a recent trip to Vermont, our Art Director made a slight detour to one of our favorites, Vermont Farm Table, to visit their team. Even better? She got a behind-the-scenes tour of their wood shop! Get the inside scoop on exactly what goes into making the boards, muddlers, paddles, and hand-crafted wooden goods that add that special touch to your newlywed home. Their Story Dustin Glasscoe started Vermont Farm Table in 2008. He had recently moved to Vermont, and saw an opportunity to create high quality, functional, and robust furniture for hard-working families. Dustin knew that a table Read More

10 Registry Gifts to Use at Your Wedding

Let’s be honest – limiting the use of fine china and fancy crystal for special once-a-year occasions is pretty passé. Life’s too short to keep your prized possessions under wraps, and what better way to show your guests how much you appreciate your registry gifts than to break them out on the big day? Here are some fun ways to seamlessly incorporate your pre-wedding gifts into your reception for everyone to enjoy. 1. Cutting Board Forego the classic cake stand and try displaying desserts on a rustic cutting board for a romantic, simple scene. We love the Proteak Edge Grain Cutting Board, and try a coordinating display Read More

Winter White Table Ideas

No matter how much we keep wishing for warmer weather, the fact of the matter is we’re still deep in the throws of winter. To get through this particularly cold day, we decided to channel our energy into winter tablescape tips. Read up on the ways you can style your table with winter whites for the next time your entertain. 1. Set The Scene We recommend starting with the basics: white or neutral place settings. This way you can layer on fun accents. Our favorites range from this simple Denby China 4-Piece Place Setting to Lenox’s Shape 4-Piece Place Setting if you’re looking for Read More

New on Zola

Even though it’s still winter, we can’t help dreaming of spring. From gifts that will get you outside to ones that will help you stay organized (yes, we mean spring cleaning), get inspired with these new arrivals from simplehuman, Tentsile, and Sony for your registry, so dream of warmer weather to come with us. simplehuman Just in time for spring cleaning. Day-to-day life has room for improvement. That’s the basic thinking behind simplehuman. By solving simple, often overlooked problems, simplehuman makes people more efficient in their daily tasks at home. They call their products tools for efficient living, as they’re always simple, Read More

The Scoop From A Wedding Planner: Meet #ZolaCouple Olu & Hana

#ZolaCouple Olu & Hana met working in a hospital 5 years ago, where he was the doctor consulting on a cardio case in the neuro/trauma ICU unit she was the nurse in. Ever since Olu asked for Hana’s number, and they had their first date at Chin Chin, the rest has been history. The two bonded over their shared work in the medical field and common interests, like cooking, entertaining, staying healthy, and exploring new places. Since those early days, Hana has gone on to start her own event planning company, Venus Event Design, so we thought what better opportunity than this to Read More

Friday Faves

From alternative honeymoon ideas to wedding and home decor touches we love, get inspired by this week’s Friday Faves for newlywed life together. Details From A Carnival Inspired Wedding We love to celebrate the kid in us at Zola, which is why we appreciated this elevated but fun black tie Sonoma Valley wedding on Style Me Pretty. Browse more of the gorgeous photos taken by Jessica Burke here. Your Next Dinner Party Dessert We’re drooling over this Peach Split with Goma Praline recipe from The Sugar Hit. Use the next time you entertain guests as an excuse to indulge your Read More

Zola Gifts at Every Price

Gifts At Every Price

One piece of advice we always give our couples is to make sure there are a range of gifts at every price point on their registry – that way there’s something for every guest to give! Although our Registry Planner will tell you how many gifts you need in each price range depending on the number of guests you have, we thought we’d pick out some of our favorites to inspire you. Gifts Under $50 Some guests will want to get you a few smaller gifts or simply don’t have bigger ones in their budget. These items will be the perfect accessories Read More

Warm Up With These Hot Chocolate Recipes

With the cold here to stay, we thought we’d warm you up with these hot chocolate recipes. Treat yourselves to recipes that put a twist on your classic cup of hot cocoa. Who knew hot chocolate could come in so many varieties?! French Vanilla Hot Chocolate A rich and creamy recipe you won’t be able to resist. Get the full recipe on Domestically Blissful. Cookies & Cream Frozen Hot Chocolate Even though it’s freezing outside, we figured we could make one exception to our “warm-only” rule for A Beautiful Mess’s Frozen Hot Chocolate. Healthy Vegan Hot Cocoa Don’t miss out on Read More

The 10 Most Common Registry Concerns from Newly Engaged Couples

Creating your wedding registry might seem like a daunting task, but trust us – it’s far more fun than filing your taxes or dashing off to the dentist. We broke down the most common registry concerns we hear from our Zola couples to show you that, at the end of the day, your wedding registry doesn’t have to be a chore. 1. When am I supposed to register? The sooner, the better! Guests will likely want to purchase gifts for pre-wedding events (engagement parties, showers), so having a registry early on is beneficial for everyone. 2. What do we even need? Sit Read More