Dear Loved Ones, Many of you have asked about a registry and here it is. We have received an incredible offer from Rita's aunts, Terry and Debey, who are fine woodworking artists. They will design and create a contemporary version of the "hope chest". We are not following a traditional registry because of our modest home and do not have the space to start collecting housewares. This bench/chest will provide seating, storage, beauty and memories. It will be a beautiful and personalized heirloom that will be with us and our family forever. Here is a link to their website to see how amazing their work is if you are not familiar already. http://www.zitoschmittdesign.com. The carvings on the three panels on the front of the chest were left for us to design. We have chosen a forest floor scene resembling our time together walking through the woods, hunting for mushrooms and wildflowers. Our decision was confirmed when we found, around our wedding site on the Apple Farm, the biggest morel mushrooms we've ever seen. Below are contribution options with images that reflect aspects of the piece that will be built. Please disregard the "requested" and "still need" as it's required for the registry website we used. We look forward to celebrating with you all!