Month: June 2018

a trumpet player in a mariachi band close up

Band vs. DJ: Which is Right for Your Wedding?

When planning your wedding day, you’ll inevitably be faced with the question: “Live band or wedding DJ?” This tuning fork in the road (see what we did there?) may not seem like a big deal, but the way you answer this question is key to determining the overall tone (or tune?) of your reception. Of course, there’s one thing you know without a doubt: you want music that will keep the dance floor packed and spirits high all night long. But how do you determine if a band or a DJ is right for your wedding? If you find yourself Read More

How to Choose the Right Bedding, According to Parachute

Weddings bring promises of new beginnings and new bedding—thank you, wedding registry! With tons of bedding options, it’s hard to know which fabric is best for you and your partner. The right textile has the power to relax the mind and put the body at ease, to beckon you to bed each night, and return you to the world rejuvenated the next morning. Cue our friends at Parachute, the fast-growing home essentials brand based in Venice Beach, CA. We asked them to outline their three best-selling textiles so you can start your married life with the best sleep ever. Read Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Bar Glasses

For the couple that loves to entertain, having the right bar glasses on your registry is a must. At Zola, we’re firm believers that what you serve the drink in is just as important as the drink itself. So, to help you avoid serving your friends mojitos in wine glasses, we’ve put together a guide of everything you need to know about adding barware to your wedding registry. What are they?  Bar glasses are glasses specifically designed for wine and cocktails. They come in a series of shapes and sizes, specifically crafted for different types of alcohol and mixed drinks. I need this if…  You Read More

Rose and peony bouquet with palmetto rose detail

Charleston Wedding Trend: Palmetto Rose Details

Few things are more quintessentially Charleston than palmetto roses, those imperishable flowers woven from the fronds of South Carolina’s state tree. If you’ve ever visited the Holy City, you’ve undoubtedly been approached by a vendor peddling these makeshift blooms, although you may not know their significance. Legend says that during the Civil War, Southern women would make roses from palmetto fronds to give to their sweethearts as they left for the war. The palmetto rose, pinned to the man’s lapel, was supposed to symbolize what Carl Carlton sang about more than one hundred years later: everlasting love. Needless to say, you’ll Read More

superhero-themed cupcakes at a themed wedding

How To Choose a Wedding Theme

From suits and ties, to skirts and heels, to cake flavors and florals, there’s a lot to think about when planning a wedding. We bet you’ve already begun thinking about your wedding theme, whether consciously or not. Just to be clear, when we say “theme” we don’t mean you and your spouse-to-be have to throw on Mickey Mouse ears and set your first dance to “It’s a Small World” (although Disney weddings are definitely a thing). We’re simply referring to the style and tone of your event based on your location, wedding season, and a number of other personal factors. Read More

Terms & Conditions for Welcome Gift Offer

You will receive the following individual redemption codes to redeem at our partner websites when you add more Zola gifts to your Zola registry by Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 1 free guest book from Artifact Uprising (valued at $139) 3 complimentary bottles of wine from Winc (valued at $39) $25 off a vacation photoshoot package from Flytographer A $25 gift card from Cloud9 Living A Zola gift is defined as any physical product purchasable on Zola.com. Cash funds or third party products from other websites are not considered Zola products. This promotion is available while supplies last, quantities are limited to Read More

Terms & Conditions for Welcome Gift Offer

You will receive the following individual redemption codes to redeem at our partner websites when you start your Zola registry by Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 1 free guest book from Artifact Uprising (valued at $139) 3 complimentary bottles of wine from Winc (valued at $39) $25 off a vacation photoshoot package from Flytographer A $25 gift card from Cloud9 Living This promotion is available while supplies last, quantities are limited to 1,000 welcome gifts. Limit one promotional offer per couple. Having multiple Zola accounts is a violation of our terms & conditions and will result in a forfeiture of Read More

Terms & Conditions for Welcome Gift Offer

You will receive the following individual redemption codes to redeem at our partner websites when you add at least one Zola product to your registry by Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. 1 free guest book from Artifact Uprising (valued at $139) 3 complimentary bottles of wine from Winc (valued at $39) $25 off a vacation photoshoot package from Flytographer A $25 gift card from Cloud9 Living A Zola product is defined as any physical product purchasable on Zola.com. Cash funds or third party products from other websites are not considered Zola products.  This promotion is available while supplies last, quantities are limited Read More

Beginner’s Guide To: Kitchen Knives

Now that we’ve covered the basics of cutting boards, it’s time to learn about about their perfect counterpoint: kitchen knives. Slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing is made easier, faster, and cleaner when you have the right tools. Check out this edition of Beginner’s Guide to figure out which knives are right for you. What is it?  Everyone knows what a knife is… however, kitchen knives are unique. These cutting tools are used to prep food, and since each knife is designed to help you achieve a different task while cooking, they come in many different shapes and sizes. There are bread knives, fillet knives, Read More

wine barrels used as ceremony decor holding flower arrangements at the outdoor altar
Photo Credit || Holly D. Photography

Napa Wedding Trend: Wine Barrel Wedding Decor

If you’re getting married in Napa, chances are you’ve got wine on your mind. In the heart of wine country, how could you possibly pass up a wedding venue that not only offers a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and vineyards, but also serves top-notch vino? Yeah, neither could we. For those of you marrying at a Napa winery, wine will obviously be a huge part of your nuptials, but in more ways than you might think. In ode to that illustrious libation, incorporate wine barrels into your ceremony or reception décor and add a rustic element to your soirée. Read on for Read More