25 Minimalist Kitchen Items for Your Wedding Registry

25 Minimalist Kitchen Items for Your Wedding Registry

When picking out household items for your registry, we always recommend going with a more minimal style. You’re likely to change your style over the years, and sticking with neutral tones and clean lines means that your registry picks will always fit in no matter how much your tastes change. Here are 25 of our minimal faves to keep your kitchen functional and beautiful for years to come.

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Everything You Need to Know about Wedding Insurance

Everything You Need to Know about Wedding Insurance

You probably don’t want to think through all of the worst case scenarios when it comes to your wedding day, but it’s important for all couples planning their wedding to know how wedding insurance can help avoid financial upsets.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Custom Illustrated Portraits into Your Wedding

5 Ways to Incorporate Custom Illustrated Portraits into Your Wedding

We’re seeing custom illustrations pop up more and more in weddings, and we absolutely love the variety of options available to create fun and personal artwork for your wedding decor and for your home. Need help envisioning how a custom illustrated portrait can be used for your wedding? Here are 5 ways to use artwork to add a personal touch to your wedding day.

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Should You Schedule Your Wedding Over a Holiday?

Should You Schedule Your Wedding Over a Holiday?

When deciding on a wedding date, many couples ultimately choose to wed on a holiday or long holiday weekend, but is this really the best idea? We asked the members of our vendor directory for their expertise, and here’s what they had to say.

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Do You Really Need an Open Bar at Your Wedding?

Do You Really Need an Open Bar at Your Wedding?

When it comes to weddings, alcohol is one of those things that has become an unspoken requirement. I mean, how can you possibly celebrate your love without booze?! The truth is, alcohol at your wedding is totally optional and having an open bar is nice, but it is definitely not a requirement for your wedding to be a success.

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Anne Barge Offers Plus Size Designer Wedding Gowns with Curve Couture

Anne Barge Offers Plus Size Designer Wedding Gowns with Curve Couture

Anne Barge has been creating stunning designer wedding gowns for twenty years, and in recent years has made a significant effort to create a more inclusive designer brand. In addition to offering Blue Willow, which is a collection that offers high end gowns at a more affordable price point, Anne Barge also offers Curve Couture, a line of designer gowns for sizes 16 and up. The Curve Couture collection includes dozens of looks with a variety of shapes, cuts, and materials.

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50 Moments of Pure Queer Joy

50 Moments of Pure Queer Joy

This pride month is especially meaningful, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising which brought visibility to LGBTQ+ issues and the community’s struggle for equal rights. We still face a great deal of discrimination in this world, but no one can dampen the light of love shone from these couples. To honor the sacrifice of every one who has helped the community reach this point, we are highlighting 50 moments of pure queer love and joy from past Catalyst couples. Thank you for sharing your love and light with us and the world!

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A Just Because Couple's Session in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia: Jen + Cameron

A Just Because Couple's Session in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia: Jen + Cameron

Even though I’m the Editor-in-Chief of Catalyst and I deeply believe in the importance of having photographs to remember the moments of joy throughout your life, not just photos of your wedding day, we had not managed to take any real photos of us together in the last four years. So when friend and photographer Ayesha Ahmad said she wanted to add more photos of Charlottesville to her portfolio, we were thrilled to get to spend time in front of her camera!

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Yes, Videography Should Be a Necessity for Your Wedding Day

Yes, Videography Should Be a Necessity for Your Wedding Day

While having a photographer is typically viewed as a necessity, significantly fewer couples plan to have a videographer present at their wedding — and nearly all of those couples deeply regret the decision.

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The Socially-Conscious Wedding Invitations Modern Couples Have Been Waiting For

The Socially-Conscious Wedding Invitations Modern Couples Have Been Waiting For

Ephemora is the new independent stationery studio ready to change the world of wedding invitations and paper goods. Owners Molly Cichy and Natalie Shaw have already made a strong name for themselves by focusing on gender inclusivity, breaking down heteropatriarchal wedding industry norms, and working to reduce the negative impact that weddings have on our planet.

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30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

The struggle to find inclusive wedding cards for your favorite couple is REAL. There is no reason why wedding cards need to be specific when it comes to race, gender, or sexuality, and yet cards for LGBTQ+ couples are hard to find, and cards that are inclusive of couples of color are even more rare. Here are 30 of our favorite inclusive wedding cards on Etsy so you can share all your good wishes with the couples in your life who are getting married this year.

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The One Collection We're LOVING from Spring/Summer New York Bridal Fashion Week

The One Collection We're LOVING from Spring/Summer New York Bridal Fashion Week

Anne Barge has been designing gowns since 1999, and the attention to detail is always phenomenal. I was so pleased to see that this year that her entire collection’s campaign images featured a black model. More often than not, when we see a runway show, we see a few nonwhite faces on the catwalk, but as soon as the formal collection images are delivered it is once again a sea of white faces. I’m so pleased that Anne Barge didn’t take that route, and as a result her designs TRULY shine.

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Your Parents Are Paying for Your Wedding. Do You Have to Invite Their Friends?

Your Parents Are Paying for Your Wedding. Do You Have to Invite Their Friends?

You’re creating your wedding budget and you’re lucky enough to have your parents helping out with the bill, but does that mean they have control over decisions like who gets to attend the wedding? It can be hard to balance your wedding day wants with your parents’ when they are helping to pick up the check, so we called on the members of our vendor directory to share their advice for how to manage those expectations.

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Our Complete Guide to Planning Your Camp or Park Wedding

Our Complete Guide to Planning Your Camp or Park Wedding

It’s that time of year! The weather is finally nice, and all you want to do is bask in the sun, so of course you are thinking about having an outdoor wedding. Thinking of a park or campsite wedding, but don’t know exactly how to go about it? Here is our complete guide to everything you need to know as you plan.

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25 Wedding Accessories We're Loving from Hushed Commotion

25 Wedding Accessories We're Loving from Hushed Commotion

I was so thrilled to come across the Brooklyn, New York based wedding accessory line from Hushed Commotion because it is full of unique and modern designs. They offer creative alternatives to your standard veil, hair pieces, tiaras, and belts, and they even have accessories for your pets!

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