Month: August 2015

Storage 101

Pre and post wedding life means a lot of new… well, everything. Especially stuff. A lot of stuff. Your stuff, their stuff, shared stuff – and all of it needs a place to go. We’ve highlighted our favorite chic Storage 101 finds to give your new things a new home. Moorish Box This keepsake box fuses function and form, making it perfect for all the little things that matter most – think heirlooms, rings and birthday cards. So pick your favorite color, or even get all three. Daisy Place Snail Mail Tray Real mail is starting to feel so vintage, right? Place this letter tray Read More

The Best Food Trucks To Have At Your Wedding

Gone are the days of chicken or fish because now no Pinterest-worthy wedding is complete without food trucks. Not only do these meals-on-wheels offer a variety of inspired cuisines, but this route is budget-friendly, too. When treating your guests, you certainly get more bang (and flavor) for your buck. Plus, with so many options, if Asian-fusion Italian tacos don’t appeal to your senses, you can hop on over and grab an artisanal waffle doused in seasonal syrup. Here we’ve highlighted our favorite food trucks that will no doubt be driving through a wedding circuit near you. Takumi Taco When you can’t decide Read More

Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Toasts

So you’re close enough to the couple that you are toasting them at their wedding. Maybe you asked them, or they asked you, or you just sort of found yourself in front of the room holding a microphone- whatever the case, it’s happening. Even if public speaking isn’t your ‘thing,’ follow these simple do’s and don’ts to make sure your speech is a hit! Do: be nice! This is a toast, not a roast. Don’t: try to one up the toast before you. It never works. Do: get some fresh material. If you know the rest of your crew is Read More

Wedding Party Gift Guide

Wedding planning is stressful enough and far too many couples say it’s the little things that often cause the most pressure. Our Wedding Party Gift Guide is here to help alleviate some of that stress. We’ve highlighted thoughtful presents your friends will love so you can focus your energy on the more important parts of the wedding process, like seating charts and not getting caught by your boss for planning your reception on the job. Oh and the best part? Everything is under $50! For the friend who loves their coffee:For your favorite caffeine freak, our Coffee Service 4-Piece Set is the perfect way to Read More

Accent Pieces You Both Will Love

Accent pieces give your home that instant makeover you’ve always wanted without breaking any ground on construction. On one hand, your landlord will be grateful, but on the other, you may be starting some unnecessary conflict on the home front. See, sometimes your styles don’t always mesh – think your shabby chic nightstand with your partner’s neon marquee from Fenway Park. Separately charming in their own right, but together… not so much. We’ve highlighted our favorite design-conscious pieces you both will enjoy. Areaware Bank Pig Save up for vacation the old-fashioned way with this stylish piggy bank. A hyper-realistic silhouette with Read More

Summer Catch: Date Night for Two

Whether you catch it yourself or start with a store-bought filet, we have the perfect fish dish for date night. Chef Gregg Drusinsky of Seamore’s has graciously shared his famous fish taco recipe for you to enjoy in the comfort of your kitchen. Yummy yellow tail with a crunchy zing – what’s not to love? And for the cooking-challenged, this meal is all about preparation and mixing as opposed to oven-watching and precise measurements, so no excuses and let’s get started! Seasonal Fish Tacos Yield: 4 servings FOR THE PICO DE GALLO: 4 beefsteak tomatoes, diced 1 large red onion, Read More

Summer Trend: Warm Rustic

Bring nature into your home with this summer trend: warm rustic. With its warm color palette, you can personalize it by interspersing small touches to make it your own. Read below to find out why our Zola couples are LOVING this trend right now. Neutral Colors  Beiges, whites and other neutral colors don’t have to be boring. Use these colors as your background and building blocks to your home and registry before adding on. We recommend using these colors in your tableware and furniture so you can accessorize with brighter pops of color and patterns. Rustic We love any way that you Read More

The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing Guide

A honeymoon is not just another vacation – it is your first trip as a newlywed couple. After all of that stressful wedding planning, it’s finally time for you to relax and enjoy time together in a beautiful place. It will be the most romantic trip of your life, so don’t rush the packing or forget the essentials. The absolute necessities are pretty obvious ones. If you’re going abroad don’t forget your passport, or visa if you need one. Bring extra cash or traveler’s checks. Don’t forget power adapters, medications, reading materials, or a printed out copy of your itinerary. But Read More

An Adventurous Wedding Registry: #ZolaCouple Elena & Greg

A love for travel and trying new foods, this #ZolaCouple’s registry is all about adventure. Elena and Greg met in Seville, Spain and got engaged on a balcony overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Sonoma, California. Their relationship has been defined by extraordinary experiences they have shared together around the world. In keeping with who they are as a couple, they created a unique wedding registry that should inspire a little wanderlust in all of us. How did you meet? We met while studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain during our junior year of college. It’s funny because we went to high school 10 Read More