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Working at Martha Stewart Weddings means stumbling upon incredible bridal finds every single day. So, each week, one of our editors will spotlight a few of their current obsessions—from a cool stationer to a fresh new baker to an under-the-radar wedding-dress designer to must-have accessories for your rehearsal dinner—to hopefully help inspire your own wedding day. This week, Real Weddings Editor Shira Savada reveals what she's loving now.
As the Real Weddings Editor I love great, new ideas to incorporate into a wedding just as much as the classic traditions. I think a bride or groom who is planning and organized is a beautiful thing. And when it comes to memories, I like to make them and keep them safe for generations to come. So here are some of my favorites on all of those fronts.
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How do I stay organized in the office? I make a lot of lists the old-school way … on paper. My go-to notebook as of late is from Appointed, and now they're offering monogrammed covers. So why not start married life off with your new initials on the cover? Or go for a "something blue" you can use while your planning your wedding, choosing from their chambray or navy options.
Monogrammed workbook, in charcoal, $36, appntd.com
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The Bling Brush
The Bling Brush from Baublerella is a portable, natural jewelry cleaner that will keep your engagement ring sparkling from the minute you say yes to well past your honeymoon. The only other thing you need is a bit of water to rinse of your baubles and a soft cloth to dry it off after.
The Bling Brush, $18, baublerella.com
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And speaking of jewelry, I've been majorly crushing over Loquet London's new take on the old charm bracelet. Instead of the charms being attached to the chain, they go inside of a gold-rimmed clear locket, where they can move around. I'm a long-time fan of opal, so I'd start with that stone, and add in some shapes that are meaningful. Their zodiac charms and revolving lockets are the latest launches, and coming this spring they'll offer colored letters too.
Loquet London, locket, charms, and chain, loquetlondon.com
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Hexagon Place Card Holder
Help guests find their tables at your reception with these cardholders, made of resin. I like the hexagon shape, but there are other geometric options too, like rectangles and pentagons. Keep using them post-nuptials (isn't it fun to see an object every day and remember your wedding?) as place card holders for dinner parties, to label food set out on a buffet, or even to display all of the cute holiday cards you receive in the mail.
Geometric place card holder, in hexagon, $36 for a set of 6, essellesf.com
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The heirloom wedding by Hannah Bergen, is a kit containing archival-quality tags and labels to safely sort and store your memories. Perhaps a dried flower, or the notecards that your maid of honor wrote her speech on get the special treatment post-wedding, or the sand from a beach you went to on your honeymoon. This box has all of the necessities to memorialize and preserve it all.
Wedding kit, $120, hannahbergen.com
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If you're considering a new fragrance for your big day, check out Commodity Goods. These premium scents are distilled in France and come in an array of options—my two favorites are Mimosa and Rain. (Though they're unisex, the brand's white collection leans a bit towards the feminine and the black collection towards the masculine.) Their Fitting Kit packages are also a great gift for your bridal party. Try from their 10 fragrances at home (or at your bridal shower), pick your favorite (or a combination) and redeem the winner(s) from there.
Commodity Fitting Kit, from $29, commoditygoods.com