Fabulous Friday: Wedding Registry Trends to Watch!

Attention all Pure Luxe Brides! These hot wedding registry trends definitely have our attention and we think you'll love them too. It's Fabulous Friday here and we encourage you to celebrate by choosing which of these fabulous items you'd love to add to your registry! Thanks to The Knot's Lauren Kay for the inspiration! Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 4.57.41 PM

Classic China

Register for a timeless and classic china pattern that will remain in style for as long as you are married.. forever! It's easy to mix and match classic china with fun accent plates and colors so why not plan for the long haul with a classic set? Timeless does NOT have to mean boring though, people! Look for metallic and neutral colors - you know we love anything gold! We suggest you register for twelve place settings; that way, you have enough for a dinner party and if your pattern happens to get discontinued, at least you'll have a full set plus more!

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Gold Flatware

Gold, gold and more gold! Register for some gold flatware to accompany your new beautifully, patterned gold china. Add a little glamor to your dining room table! Nowadays, many gold flatware sets are dishwasher safe so they don't just have to be for dinner parties. You can use them every morning to glam up that bowl of Cheerios!

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Cocktail Essentials

Whether you love to host or prefer cuddling up on the couch with a martini, cocktail essentials should be added to your registry! Glasses are at the top of any cocktail essentials list, follow by a bar set. Bar sets typically contain items such as shakers, jiggers, bottle openers and tongs. Appetizer plates, linens and even a bar cart would complete any cocktail essentials set! Oh, and don't forget to fully stock the bar!

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Hobby Items

Due to online registries, our grooms are getting more in on the registration action. Barbeques, appliances and more are at the top of every groom's list. However, what better way to make both the groom and bride happy than with hobby items? Register for things you two can do together outside of your home - tents and fitness equipment are perfect for this! Get matching tennis rackets so you can dominate the court together, or buy climate-controlled sleeping bags for that snuggly camping trip you've been planning next fall.

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Luggage

Not only should couples register for the wedding, but let's not forget the honeymoon! Luggage sets are the perfect item for every couple, for any honeymoon, to anywhere. Luggage lasts a lot time too so you know you'll get very good use out of it not only now, but also in the future. Look for lightweight pieces, carry-ons and duffles, as well as garment bags depending on your needs. Only register for the pieces you know you'll use!

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Charity Registry

This day in age, a lot of couples are already living together before they tie the knot. If you already have everything you need, create a charity registry where guests can make donations in lieu of gifts. Check out sites like CrowdRise where you can even set a fundraising goal for you and your guests to reach. Another option includes Just Give  that helps couples create charitable wedding favors supporting an organization close to both your hearts.

Fabulous Friday: We're Seeing Red..Velvet!

Today is the day to whip up some sweet Valentine's Day treats for your sweet valentine! It's Fabulous Friday here at Pure Luxe Bride and what could be more fabulous than spoiling each other on Valentine's Day? That's what we thought - nothing! Here are some of the most scrumptious and irresistible red velvet goodies the girls at Pure Luxe like to indulge in.

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Kick Valentine's Day off with a beginning that's just as sweet as its ending - Red Velvet Crepes with raspberry and cream cheese filling! What better way to start off your romantic day together than with a breakfast so yummy neither of you will want to spend the day apart. Not too rich in taste and perfectly filling, these crepes use one of our very favorite secret ingredients... nutella!

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Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl Brownie Bars - try saying that 5 times fast. Just kidding, you don't have to! All you have to do is bake and enjoy them! This recipe is halfway between a brownie and a bar. The treat is described by its creator as "fudgier, denser and richer than your typical bar", but not chocolately enough to deserve brownie status.

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For some lighter fare and perhaps a night together at home, indulge in Red Velvet Popcorn. While you can't see it yet, what's holding the red velvet cake dust onto each salty bite of popcorn is... white chocolate. If that doesn't tempt you, I don't know what would!

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What list of sweet treats is complete without cheesecake somewhere?! The Novice Chef teaches us how to make these delicious, Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. But get this - they're heart-shaped! You can get creative with this yummy recipe - balloons, cheesecake on a stick, etc.!

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Now last, but certainly not least, comes the Red Velvet Fudge Pie. I don't know if we have ever salivated this much over a photo but this sweet treat looks simply divine! Between the melted chips on top and the richness of the velvet underneath, you can bet this is one treat the girls of Pure Luxe will be busy baking this Valentine's Day.

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