Skip to main content

Rashana's Favorite Things

I doubt it's been revealed whether or not Oprah Winfrey will broadcast her "Favorite Things" episode this year, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I absolutely adore that show. Still, I already have my own list of favorite things which I've decided to share with you, my readers. These items are useful for just about everyone, but perfect for brides and grooms to be.

Happy Wedding Registry Shopping!

Extra Ingredient Apron
Full of pleats and topped with a corsage, this striped beauty adds a dash of black and white to your cooking routine. Designed by Philadelphia-based artist Kim Soles.  Anthropologie.

 Capresso Electric Kettle
Boil water fast and elegantly with this smart electric kettle. Features concealed heating element, cordless carafe and auto shut-off. Convenient ounce and cup markings on carafe and cool-touch handle.  Sur la table.

Dividers Recipe Box 
A smart idea with simple styling in durable, eco-friendly bamboo. Acrylic recipe protector slides into box top to display while you cook, protecting recipe cards from dribbles and splashes. Eight interior dividers categorize recipes.  Crate and Barrel.

 Dransfield & Ross Laundry Totes
These crisp, tidy laundry totes make wash day a little easier, and a lot more attractive. Line them up in the bathroom or closet, and as they get filled up, the sorting is already done. Totes are made of Madagascar straw and lined with cotton poplin.  Neiman Marcus.

 Personalized Melamine Plates
Lightweight and unbreakable, these stylish, 10" dinner plates are perfect for picnics, tailgating, or poolside dining, and they make a fun and imaginative gift idea.  Horchow.

Hotel Silver-Plated Double Wine Cooler
The classic shape and beveled edges of our Hotel Silver-Plated Double Wine Cooler add style to entertaining.  Monogramming available.  Pottery Barn.

 Bling Wine Coaster & Table Coasters
 Encircled with three gorgeous strands of crystals, our Bling Coaster will keep a delicious bottle of wine elegant and stylishly contained, while our table coasters will stylishly protect your tabletop.  Z Gallerie.

 Monogrammed Fire Screen
Swirls surround a medallion with your personal mark. Fleur-de-lis crown. Neiman Marcus.

Premium Margaritaville Trio Frozen Concoction Maker
No matter the size of your party's guest list, this impressive machine delivers pitcher upon pitcher of restaurant-quality frozen drinks thanks to three independent blending stations, six automated drink settings and three jars that hold a combined 72 ounces.  Williams-Sonoma.

- - - - - - - - - - -
by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY


So many chic items! I love those plates! I left you something on my blog today :-)
Dawn said…
Z Gallerie has the best tabletop accessories. Love the bling coasters.
Melanie said…
Very cute stuff and brilliant post. I am adding you to blog list :)

Then Comes Wife: A Manhattan Wife's Journey Back to Tradition
Anonymous said…
It is very interesting for me to read the post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

Popular posts from this blog

"Farm Sweet Farm" 1st Birthday Party

My husband and I celebrated our baby twins, Jonah & Gia's, 1st birthday with a "Farm Sweet Farm" party last weekend.  The party was held at our home (aka The Anderson Farm) and our closest family and friends excitedly attended.  Honestly it's still difficult for us to believe a full year has gone by since they entered our lives, but one thing was clear from the beginning --- we had a lot to celebrate and we intended to do just that!

Everyone had loads of fun; they would've partied until the cows came home if we let them.  And since the guests of honor LOVE animals, the theme proved to be absolutely perfect for them and their guests.  To most, I'm known for planning amazing weddings and bridal celebrations by means of THE BRIDAL PARTY, so it was really a lot of fun to step outside of my comfort zone and show off my versatility and range.  I can't deny, this was FUN!  I'm still quite "giddy" about it all.
* * * * * * * * * * INVITATIONS:

Aidan & Jonathan: Enchanted Forest

We shared snapshots of our Enchanted Forestwedding just four days ago and somehow, SOMEWAY, professional photos became available last night!  (an unbelievable world record ... calling Guinness after the holiday)

As mentioned before, we were brought on to plan and execute this wedding just 3 months out, at which time 90% of the vendors and service providers had not been selected.  But I must say, we couldn't have had a better team of professionals bring this event to life if we'd started a year ago.  

The ceremony was held in the evening on the outdoor patio of Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ.  On this brisk mid-November night, our teams successfully achieved a loving and warm ambiance by having clear tent wall covered by swags of 21-foot long fabric hung on the outer perimeter of the space.  This treatment allowed for the bride's dream of being married near nature but also kept the couple's beloved friends and family comfortable.  A blooming birch-branch …

Lola & Lekan: Golden Gala

We shared snapshots of our Golden Gala wedding last month, but now professional photos are in!

This season we've been extremely blessed with virtually perfect weather, and for this event it was no different.  A traditional Nigerian ceremony was held the day before, featuring a host of absolutely stunning elements of the bride and groom's African culture.  The traditional American ceremony, the next day, was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Englewood followed by a really fun-loving reception at The Royal Manor in Garfield.  Almost 500 of the couple's family and friends partied into the night, enjoying a gorgeous mix of Nigerian and American culture ... plus our romantically designed "Sweets Sideboard" that followed their white, ivory and gold color scheme was a huge hit!

It was such a pleasure working with Lola and her family, which is why we couldn't wait to share some of the best moments of the beginning of her new life with Lekan below, tha…