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Zola + Squarespace

When it comes to planning a wedding, ease is absolutely everything. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our new integration with Squarespace! With a single click, you can now add Zola to your Squarespace wedding website. Register for gifts, experiences, and funds all on a beautifully designed site and mobile app. See how it works below:

Holiday Cocktail Recipes by a World Champion Bartender

Photo by ETSchindler Photography Last week, we celebrated the exciting launch of Crafthouse by Fortessa, the new line of modern barware made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly! For the gift that keeps on giving, Charles concocted two custom holiday cocktail creations for you to try at home. He also included the barware to go with it, so go on and give it whirl. Let us know how it goes! Custom Cocktail Recipes by Charles Joly You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Jigger, Bar Spoon, Julep Strainer, Coupe Cocktail Glass, and Ice Bucket with Ice Scoop. Prep: Pour prosecco into coupe cocktail glass. In the mixing glass, combine absinthe, sloe gin, lemon and simple syrus – stir with bar spoon to combine. Transfer mixture to the boston shaker and shake with ice. Strain slowly with the hawthorne strainer into the coupe glass containing the prosecco. Top the cocktail with a few dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters to finish. Garnish drink with a manicured twist (use the Crafthouse by Fortessa channel knife). You’ll Need: A Mixing Glass, Bar Spoon, Boston Shaker, …

#ZolaCouple: Meet Heidi + Frank + Their Grand Budapest Hotel-Themed Wedding

Meet the lovely Heidi & Frank. This #ZolaCouple had a wedding that was fit for the big screen! In fact, their wedding theme was inspired by the Wes Anderson film Grand Budapest Hotel. We think they nailed it. What do you think? When they aren’t busy being a power couple, Heidi is a wedding & lifestyle photographer, and together they own a wedding venue in New York called Takk House. Read on to hear their love story – it’s one for the books!

The New Must-Have Line of Barware Designed By A World Champion Bartender

Let’s be real – dressing up your bar cart is half the fun when registering! If you are a cocktail-loving couple that loves to entertain, you’ll want to continue reading… Fortessa, one of our favorite Zola Brands, has just launched a new line of sleek and modern barware, Crafthouse by Fortessa, made in collaboration with World Champion Bartender, Charles Joly (pictured above). Aspiring home bartenders and professionals alike can get inspired to create their own crafts affordably and in style!

An Easy Thanksgiving Recipe to Impress Your Guests

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s time to roll out your pants with the elastic waistband and get ready for marathon eating (and drinking) through January! ‘Tis the season, right? Whether you’re hosting or guesting this year, here’s an easy Thanksgiving recipe that will be sure to impress the crowd! It’s tasty, seasonal and completely Instagram-worthy. #BestThanksgivingEver

The Coolest Geode Finds to Add to Your Wedding Registry

The hottest registry decor this season are gifts that incorporate geodes, crystals, and natural minerals. These items are colorful, fun, and add a more organic feel to any home. Geodes in particular are very popular, because they are durable and can stand up to wear and tear, even though they look quite delicate and fragile. Adding in a jewel toned color, or a natural element, provides balance among other more modern, stark pieces and will make your newlywed home pop long after the honeymoon!

#ZolaCouple: Meet Maria & Charlie, Love in Panama

Meet our latest #ZolaCouple, Maria and Charlie. We’ve all seen the movies where two strangers meet and fall in love on vacation, but for this lovely couple, it was their reality! The two decided to have a destination wedding back where it all began in the lively and vibrant country of Panama. Check out their Q&A below, along with photos from the event. How did you meet? I (Charlie) took a trip to Panama and quite simply fell in love! Maria was home visiting for Christmas when we first met, and we dated across the country (NYC to California) for the first year while Maria finished her masters at Stanford. Fortunately, she was able to find a job here in New York afterwards, and the rest, as they say, is history. How did he propose? He proposed at the Central Park Conservatory Gardens in early June. There were supposed to be 10,000 tulips surrounding the main fountain, but they ripped them out literally the day before! It was still beautiful, and he had strangers help tie balloons around the hedgerows. Oh, …