The day that couples look forward to for months, maybe years; the day that they are surrounded by friends and family; the day that is full of dining together, dancing, and heartfelt words. To many couples’ dismay, their wedding scheduled for Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 is no longer a possibility. Between restrictions on large gatherings, to uncertainty about travel, plenty of engaged folks have erred on the side of caution and decided to call off the party for the time being. Postponing the big day can be a depressing concept, and it’s likely that you know at least one couple who is now looking towards 2021 or beyond to say, “I do!”. Fortunately, it’s easy to cheer up those lovebirds in your life who need a little pick-me-up right now. Consider giving a “postponed wedding gift.” We share some great ideas from some of Lux Bond & Green’s favorite houseware, entertaining, and gift designers to help you get started.
A happy home is full of personal touches that show off the style of those who live there. Handmade pottery and glassware is a great way to add subtle luxury, and you can find gorgeous designs in these materials and more from signature American maker, Simon Pearce. Gift the free-spirited couple a Burlington Pool dish set, which features beautiful organic edges and a drippy glaze. Include a dinner plate, mug, cereal bowl and pasta bowl to keep their table outfitted from morning to night. Other classic designs from Simon Pearce are just as lovely. Like out of a Vermeer painting, the eggshell Cavendish Dove pitcher or the dusty green Belmont Celadon mug have a timeless farmhouse vibe. Help to add ambiance to their nest with glass candlesticks, like the Heartland, made for long tapered candles, or centerpiece-worthy votives like the Echo Lake Extra Large Hurricane or the Large Revere Hurricane. For the couple who has everything for their at-home-bar, we bet they don’t have an ice bucket or decanter as enchanting as the Woodbury line. It’s easy to find just the right luxury gifts for couples on their postponed wedding day, from Simon Pearce.
Jill Rosenwald Pottery is another ceramicist whose one-of-a-kind designs really catches our eye. This maker’s gilded edges and stripes, painterly surfaces, and leaf and flower prints are bold, eye-catching, and sure to cheer up any couple who had to postpone their wedding this fateful year. We think it is scientifically impossible to not smile at the Round Mondo Bowl, hand-painted in a design called the Prussian Blue Neil Diamond. This bowl is thirteen and a half inches of pure happy! From the gilded-handled Casche Pot in Tidepool color and “Le Bird” pattern, to the ten-inch tall Radiant Red Slinky Stripe vase, to the indigo High Five Small Belly Bowl, each of Jill Rosenwald’s pots are handmade. We think you’ll find it challenging to choose just one for this postponed wedding gift idea.
In order to give a table true heart, you’ll need more than pottery and glassware. Think texture! Deborah Rhodes Linens was born in the deep South, and that down-home flavor can truly be touched in her natural fiber napkins, placemats, and coasters. You’ll find linen and linen cotton blend napkins in rich colors like wine and grass green, and fun mixtures like multi-stripe and reversible navy plaid. Boho placemats like the white rattan, or the caravan square in mustard, bring life to a table. Bundled coaster sets in pastel braided linens keep couples’ precious wooden furniture in mint condition. For a unique postponed wedding gift idea, consider table linens, and make a selection that speaks to the couples’ special personality and offers up some brightness!
JELLYCAT and REED & BARTON
If you are thrilled to discover that there is a baby on the way, Lux Bond & Green has some cute and snuggly ideas for welcoming the new member of the family into the world. Make sure that cuddles and story-time is something the soon-to-be parents can look forward to with Jellycat favorites like the Huge Woodland Bunny and Magic Bunny book. Dragons and unicorns are just a couple more creatures from this quirky London designer. Speaking of wild things, check out some of the jungle themed luxury décor, like this silver plated frame and snow globe featuring colorful giraffes, hippos, and elephants, from American silversmith Reed & Barton. We can hardly think of a more cheerful way to honor the new baby. This company was founded by craftsmen in Massachusetts in 1824, and they have built a strong reputation and recognition for their top-notch quality products over nearly 200 years. Lux Bond & Green knows that gifts from designers of enduring excellence will be treasured for many more years to come.
Even if the wedding date is off the books, a monogrammed blanket, engraved frame, piece of glassware, or even an etched piece of jewelry, are all supportive ways to recognize the couple’s commitment to one another. Lux Bond & Green offers extensive Monogramming Services. Bring a personal touch to a cozy Ugg throw with monogrammed embroidery, or engrave a Simon Pearce frame with the couple’s initials or a special message. For close family members who may have been planning to gift an heirloom piece of jewelry or watch to the bride or groom on their wedding day, you can still commemorate their union with a metal engraving. Hand and machine engraving are both available, serviced by skilled professionals at Lux Bond & Green.
After all, a postponed wedding means that the soon-to-be-married couple will need to wait a while longer before throwing a big bash with their loved ones in person. Yet, in the scheme of things, they still have one another, and they still have you! Remind them that you’re with them in spirit as they continue to grow and cherish their relationship. Visit Lux Bond & Green online, or call your local store for current hours and pick-up options.