Registry Picks Inspired by Your Destination Wedding or Honeymoon Location
The dishes on your wedding registry will be with you for a long time. So will the memories of your spectacular destination wedding or epic honeymoon. Why not let that unforgettable spot inspire your china-pattern pick? It's the perfect way to merge your married life's beginnings with its future. It also doesn't hurt that locale-inspired dinnerware is about as pretty as it gets.
That's why we rounded up the following worldly wares—all of which will transport you back abroad, meal after meal. Will you tie the knot in a 19th-century castle just outside of London? Bookmark our option from Gien, which boasts a crest pattern used frequently throughout the time period. If you're getting hitched on the beach or alongside a lake, you'll probably be drawn to Vietri's fish-covered salad plates ahead (bonus points if you or your future spouse are avid fishers!). Or perhaps you'll honeymoon in Thailand, where you'll fall in love with the country's penchant for bold color as much as you will with its sights and cuisine. In that case, be sure to consider the vibrant designs on our pick from Juliska, which will undoubtedly bring a Southeast Asian accent to your new home's tabletop.
Whether you're hosting a garden wedding in Scotland or enjoying your first married trip basking in Santorini's beauty, there's surely a piece here that will speak to you and your soon-to-be wife or husband. Ahead, gorgeous new styles that will bring you right back to that tropical beach or urban landscape every time you see them.
The mix of 19th-century patterns on this petite dish evokes European castles.
Gien "Les Dépareillées Blason" Dessert Plate, $45, devinecorp.net
Tying the knot at a vineyard or orchard? Surround yourself with foliage-covered dinnerware, like this lush option.
Lenox Kate Spade New York "Bloom Street" Accent Plate, $19, lenox.com
The gold-accented indigo waves that flow throughout this illustrated set will bring the memories of swimming in the Mediterranean Sea flooding back.
Michael Wainwright "Pompeii Blu Sea" Salad Plate, $25, michaelwainwright.com
On the Water
Vibrant designs on this colorful set add a Southeast Asian accent to your dinner table.
Juliska "Siam" Salad/Dessert Plate, $28, juliska.com
Field of Dreams
Casual greenery on this dessert plate hints at the most elegant picnic—a date you’ll share in a mossy meadow on your honeymoon, perhaps?
Hermès "A Walk in the Garden" Dessert Plate, $120, hermes.com
Bold peonies and Asian artwork are set against a dynamic jade, crimson, navy, and coral backdrops in this side-plate set.
Wedgwood "Paeonia Blush" Side-Plate Set, $140 for 4, wedgwood.com
This swirling reef-like plate brings diving trips—a honeymoon excursion you'll recall over and again—to mind.
Vista Alegre "Caillouté" Dessert Plate, $65, vistaalegre.com