WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN

WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN

sWelcome to a New Year with, well, with a revised shared reality since this time last year, that’s for sure. COVID-19 has taught us that our realities can become shape-shifted in a blink of an eye. Attending three to five galas, in sumptuous ballrooms with a thousand or more attendees, across the state each week, used to be the norm for our team…and as 2021 begins, we look forward to all the gatherings and philanthropic largesse continuing like before, don’t you? Strong people lift each other up, and we are in this together.   

One thing we know about a shared reality–whether it’s from reality TV–to pandemic-suspended reality, is that it’s very interpretive. One thing we know about a shared reality–whether it’s from reality TV–to pandemic-suspended reality, is that it’s very interpretive. However, a wedding is one shared reality that we can all agree upon. Since the beginning of time, families and friends have always gathered to share the reality of loved ones taking the next big step in their lives. That’s about as real as it gets in the love department. Since I was a child, I’ve attended countless weddings and believe me, since then I’ve always had a good suit appropriate for a wedding at the ready because I know how important weddings (and good suits) are.  

Understandably, parents have been duly concerned about the deprivation of a shared reality that the pandemic has on their kids: the lack of school and overall community due to the current happenings. The best-shared reality fix for that? Attend a wedding, large or small, I say. Do children get to see adults operating in a genuine world arena, and with the best intentions at heart: love? Bien sûr. Of course. 

That’s why we love and are beyond proud of, the weddings we are sharing in this special issue, especially in these challenging times. Beautiful brides, dashing grooms, and a flock of families and friends to celebrate them and their happy lives ahead? You bet. It doesn’t get much better than that. Plus, the ingenuity from all the weddings’ creative teams for each celebration seen on every page, from across the state, is exemplary. Let’s call it the best of Texas love, shall we? And after all, as Burt Bachrach and Hal David wrote musically, what the world needs now is love, sweet love.


Along with our New Year/New You focus, we hope you enjoy this issue as much as our editorial, design, and publishing teams did creating it. So, remember, as we charge into 2021, as John Wesley said, Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. Cheers to a magnificent year ahead, and we look forward to gathering again with you soon.

 XO Lance Avery Morgan,

Editor-In-Chief and Creative Director

Lance@SocietyTexas.com 

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Gallery

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

The Marriage Of Madeline Cummings Noal And Samuel Dustin Dunham In Austin

By Lance Avery Morgan

Photography by Kristen Kilpatrick and Marshall Tidrick

It was a match that was meant to be. Very modern in scope, Madeline Noal of Austin, the daughter of Denise Hyde, and Shawn and Teri Noal, and Samuel “Dustin” Dunham of Fort Worth, the son of Zoe and Mel Dunham, met in Manhattan, where they both lived at the time. The bride’s mother had a hand in the connection of the couple. While on a mother/daughter vacation in Cozumel, she hand-selected her daughter’s future groom, Dustin, from an array of gents on the dating app, Hinge.

 

The couple’s first date happened once Madeline returned to New York. “We hit it off right away. I immediately knew I had met the one,” shares the bride, Madeline Noal Dunham. “I called my mother right after and told her I would marry Dustin. When you know, you know.” That initial meeting led to their engagement when the groom popped the question inside Grammercy Square Park in Manhattan. Dustin, not missing a beat, proposed with a ring the bride’s father had given her mother, presented in a needlepoint box the bride’s mother made herself, and he even hired a photographer to capture the whole event.

 

The couple had initially planned their wedding for December 2020 at Casa Kimberly, the former home of Elizabeth Taylor in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with 150 guests. Instead, due to COVID-19, they decided to move up the date and have it in Austin at the St. Cecilia Hotel. “When the pandemic hit, we knew we couldn’t ask our loved ones to travel far, or internationally,” said the bride. “We knew we had to re-think everything–the location, the wedding size, and most importantly, we had to think of how to keep our guests safe. This wedding was absolutely perfect in every way and now I can’t imagine it having been any different.”

For the wedding rehearsal dinner, the duo chose Mattie’s, formerly Green Pastures, a favorite of the bride’s family’s long presence in Austin. Ever thoughtful, at the rehearsal dinner, the families gave each guest a custom mask, made of beautiful cream linen embroidered with a red ikat design, and requested that they wear them to the ceremony and reception. Early on the wedding day, the groom, Dustin, and all 15 male guests went on a skeet shoot hosted by the Dunham family. Armed with breakfast tacos from Maudie’s and pastries from Upper Crust Bakery, they wore custom shirts to remember the male-bonding morning.

 

The wedding ceremony, which occurred on the picturesque lawn of the St. Cecilia, was everything the couple hoped it would be for their 30 guests. The ombre shades of red, orange, yellow, and pink were ever-present for the event’s color theme that was created by the bride and her mother. The wedding planner was Amina Garrison of Wedding Day Girl in Austin. The bride wore a strapless wedding gown by Chantel Lauren, with an overlay tunic adorned with Swarovski crystal and pearl embroidery by Allison Webb. Her veil was a custom creation by Coutures by Laura, who customized the entire look. She used gorgeous remnants from the dress alterations to create beautiful face masks for the bride as well as her mother. Madeline’s younger sister, Alexandra Noal, attended her as her maid of honor and only bridesmaid. The groom, outfitted in a navy Burberry tuxedo, was attended by his father, Mel Dunham, and watched as his bride-to-be marched down the aisle on an antique family rug to a processional performed by a string quartet.

 

The bride’s mother’s best friend, Judge Rhonda Hurley, officiated the ceremony, while the bride’s best friend, Jordan Easter, read the e.e.cummings poem, I carry your heart. The groom’s twin sister, Melissa, read Colossians 3:12-15 while the bride’s uncle, Greg, lead the gathering in prayer. At the end of the ceremony, a small gospel choir, comprised of a mother and her sons, sang All You Need Is Love to the astonishment of everyone except the bride and her mother, who arranged the surprise.

As the fun continued at the reception at the St. Cecilia, guests after feasting on passed appetizers that included a charcuterie board, crab cakes, and crème fraiche and caviar atop of house-made potato chips were seated for dinner continental-style. The specialty cocktails created for the occasion were Madeline’s Margarita, Dustin’s Ranch Water, and Arthur’s Artini (a tribute to the duo’s one-year-old Goldendoodle, Arthur, who couldn’t attend due to his naughty nature but was there in spirit and in small details). A French jazz band played romantic tunes that the couple selected as ambience music before the bridal couple danced to I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher. Then, the after party began. Madeline and Dustin invited all of the “kids” (everyone aged 40 and younger) to their suite and danced to a collection of vinyl records DJ’d by the bride’s brother, Nash, while popping bottles of Champagne until the wee hours of the morning. 

 

The couple now reside in Beverly Hills, California, where the bride, who graduated from Ole Miss, The University of Mississippi, works as the public relations manager for the luxury beauty brand, Chantecaille Beaute, and the groom, a graduate of Baylor University, with a business graduate degree from Cornell University, is a senior associate at The Luzzatto Company in Los Angeles, a real estate private equity and development firm. “We delayed our honeymoon until after the pandemic,” confided the bride. “We spent the days after our wedding driving from Texas to our new home in Los Angeles, yet we spent our originally planned wedding date at the Rosewood Miramar in Montecito.”

NOW, FOR THE VERY BEST

NOW, FOR THE VERY BEST

The best musical performances, plays, and exhibits in Texas are enjoyed by record number of crowds, according to our cultural adventurer Leanne Raesener who shares our favorite recommendations from across the state.

AUSTIN

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PRINTS CHARMING

The Blanton’s new exhibition, After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints, takes a rare in-depth look from a selection of his over 3500 European prints in the museum’s collection. Long recognized as a rare art historian, Steinberg is less well known as a European print collector. February 7–May 9. At BlantonMuseum.org

ON IMAGE: The Vanity of Worldly Possessions, after Abraham Bloemaert, 1600, by Jan Saenredam. Courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin

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THE BEAUTY OF HUMANS

The first solo museum exhibition in Texas by native Austinite and artist Deborah Roberts critiques notions of ideal beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society through the lens of African American children. In tandem, a new figurative mural on the exterior of the Jones Center building titled Deborah Roberts: I’m, will be on display. January 23–August 15. At TheContemporaryAustin.org.

ON IMAGE: Deborah Roberts, The duty of disobedience, 2020. Artwork © Deborah Roberts. Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photo by Paul Bardagjy.

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LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE

The Texas Performing Arts Center presents STOMP, an international, award-winning, explosive, provocative, sophisticated, utterly unique show that appeals to audiences of all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Two special performances on January 9. At TexasPerformingArts.org.

ON IMAGE: Photo courtesy of The Stomp Company, LLC.

DALLAS / FORT WORTH

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HOME SWEET HOME

For a Dreamer of Houses is an imaginative and immersive exhibition of over fifty works from the DMA’s collection that explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit and how they represent ourselves, our values, and desires. Through July 4. At DMA.org.

ON IMAGE: Alex Da Corte’s Rubber Pencil Devil (2018). Photo by John Smith. Courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art.

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THREE ICONIC PIECES, ONE INCREDIBLE NIGHT.

Texas Ballet Theater presents Serenade, a Balanchine classic, Ben Stevenson’s world premiere of Star Crossed, a passionate pas de deux of the famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet and the World Premiere by Tim O’Keefe featuring never-before-seen choreography. Performances February 5-14. At TexasBalletTheater.org.

ON IMAGE: Photo courtesy of the Texas Ballet Theater.

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REALLY REGAL

The Kimbell Art Museum’s special exhibition, Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, celebrates Nefertari, one of the most celebrated, highly regarded, and educated queens of ancient Egypt and the great Pharaoh Ramesses II’s favorite wife. Nefertari and other royal women are brought to life through approximately 230 exceptional objects. Through March 14. At KimbellArt.org.

ON IMAGE: Statuette of Ahmose-Nefertari Photo courtesy of Kimbell Art Museum.

HOUSTON

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SO NEW AND ENGAGING

The Museum of Fine Art Houston’s new, translucent Kinder Building is dedicated to displaying the venue’s outstanding and fast-growing international collections of modern and contemporary art. At its street level is a light-filled environment by James Turrell. The first installations are accompanied by major site-specific commissioned works by artists such as El Anatsui, Ólafur Elíasson, and Ai Weiwei, to name a few. At MFAH.org.

ON IMAGE: The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Photo by Peter Molick.

Through December 27. At MFAH.org.

ON IMAGE: Egypt, Mosque Lamp, c. 1320, enamel and gilded glass, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait.

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DOORWAY TO OPPORTUNITIES

The Menil’s exhibition Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon explores early Christian texts that describe acedia as a demon that besieges the soul at noon when the day listlessly drags. Seven sculptural works by Puerto Rico-based artists Allora & Calzadilla revolve around this concept. Through June 20. At Menil.org. 

ON IMAGE: Installation view of Allora & Calzadilla, Graft, 2019. Courtesy of The Menil. Photo by Paul Hester.

Nelsona Mandela Freedom Ring

MULTIGENERATIONAL IN YEARS YET KINDRED SPIRITS AT HEART

The Contemporary Art Museum of Houston’s Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves exhibition brings together paintings by Elizabeth Murray and the work of New York-based sculptor Jessi Reaves. Although Murray and Reaves are generations apart, this exhibition highlights each artist’s simultaneously lyrical, playful, and rigorous engagement with the decorative, domestic, and bodily. January 21–May 16. At CAMH.org.

ON IMAGE: Elizabeth Murray, Night Empire, 1967-68. Oil on canvas. Collection Arthur and Susan Murray Resnick. ©2020 The Murray-Holman Family Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

SAN ANTONIO

THERE IS NO OCEAN WIDE ENOUGH

No Ocean Between Us: Art of Asian Diasporas in Latin America & The Caribbean, 1945 ―Present features approximately 75 works of modern and contemporary art by Latin American global dialogues between their Asian heritages and Latin American or Caribbean identities, and Caribbean artists of Asian descent. On view February 12–May 9. At SAMuseum.org.

ON IMAGE: Tomie Ohtake, Untitled, 1968, oil on canvas. © OAS AMA | Art Museum of the

STOP IN THE NAME OF HOPE

Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love honors the late Pop icon’s life, art, and resounding legacy. A self-proclaimed painter of signs, Robert Indiana shaped a highly original body of work that explores American identity; his own personal history; and the power of abstraction, symbolism, and language. Through January 24. At McNayArt.org.

ON IMAGE LEFT: Robert Indiana, Sheet from Four Seasons of Hope, 2012. Screenprint. Gift of Michael, Leif, and Simona McKenzie, American Image Art.

IF LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS

Please Form A Straight Line is a timely, diverse, and innovative group exhibition featuring artists who explore collectivity, municipality, property, architecture, and the control and regulation of bodies. The Blue Star Contemporary’s show acts as a mirror to our current realities. Through May 9. At BlueStarContemporary.org.

ON IMAGE: Jamal Cyrus, Lemon’s New World Blues, 2014, latex on masonite, Courtesy of Inman Gallery Houston

PICK YOUR PANACHE

PICK YOUR PANACHE

Whether you choose to have a large wedding or a small one, there’s something to offer every family. The Etiquette Guy, Jay Remer, our roving expert in all things mannerly, weighs in on how weddings can be as chic as ever.

PETITE AND GRAND

A small wedding, during these challenging times, might just be the new big wedding. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, large gatherings during 2021 will continue to be discouraged or outlawed entirely. Since it’s in the spirit of public safety that we take these measures, there has never been a greater need for gratitude and compassion. There is nothing like a beautiful wedding to ignite these actions as we celebrate a new union in innovative, memory-instilling ways. After all, it’s not the number of witnesses that ensure relationships will stand the test of time, but rather a strong foundation of appreciation and compassion.

 

Because we can no longer gather in extraordinarily large groups for a while, celebrating marriages’ needs can shift from hosting an event for our multitudes of friends and family…to creating an occasion that echoes the many intimacies of marriage. This new normal does not preclude us from celebrating en masse; it just means using our creative juices and a bit of modern technology to bring people together. This ability enables many people who might otherwise be unable to attend an outing of any kind the chance to join in the festivities. These remote connections can coincide with exchanging vows, offering toasts, or any particularly poignant moments and do not need to cover the entire event.

 

SMALL? SENSATIONAL

One of the benefits of hosting a small wedding is that you can pull out all the stops more easily. After all, caviar for twelve guests is more affordable than for one or two hundred, right? French Champagne served all night can replace bubbly from elsewhere. There’s an opportunity to enjoy your favorite foods, wines, and flowers that you may not have otherwise. In other words, you can have the most memorable and unique wedding you can imagine, precisely how you want it. Creating great memories that last a lifetime is exhilarating.

 

You will need to be painfully selective when it comes to choosing your guests. Remember that your wedding is a reflection of the love your share with one another. Your unique relationship exemplifies your authentic selves. This celebration is one of the few times in life where being self-centered is a good thing. Your friends should realize the challenges of miniaturizing weddings. Understand that you are working with real limitations and stick to those unapologetically. Some people may take offense at your decisions, but your intention is not to snub anyone, and those who cannot accept that will simply have to deal with their feelings.

 

Many of us wait to marry until we establish our careers. Or, we may enter into marriage early on. Weddings are the culmination of developing and testing our relationship before taking the defining step into marriage. By taking the time to do this, we accept one another for who we are. We replace the allure of a flashy wedding with a more intimate ceremony where the emphasis can be focused on the bond’s uniqueness.

 

ADVANTAGEOUS NUPTIALS

Large weddings can be expensive, exhausting, and more extravagant than some people want these days. Being forced to downsize can be more welcoming. Surprisingly, adjusting to smaller gatherings allows guests to engage more fully in the festivities. The amount of time, effort, and expense saved due to opting for such an event can make way for a myriad of more important parts of your life.

 

In essence, small weddings have as many advantages as more massive celebrations. Surprisingly,  things we must often compromise on for a lavish event are no longer a factor. Once we embrace the many positive aspects of creating an intimate, intensely beautiful event, the excitement that we experience intensifies. The memories one carries away from these occasions focuses on the couple and their guests and far less on the spectacle. The opportunities revealed by the smaller-is-better approach allow for our imaginations to create a jewel of a wedding event.

WEDDING DAY GORGEOUS

WEDDING DAY GORGEOUS

Planning a wedding takes so much effort. As the bridal festivities occur, why not look and feel gorgeous all day and all night? These top bridal beauty products and tricks will help you achieve a flawless face and ensures you look as special as you feel, according to our beauty expert, Ana Bribiesca Hoff.

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PREP YOUR SKIN

For more perfect skin, try the GloPRO Pack N’ Glo Essentials Set that will stimulate your skin’s natural healing response to induce micro-rejuvenation deep within the skin for a visibly firmer, smoother, younger-looking appearance.

$279. At NeimanMarcus.com.

SEE SPOT GO

The new scientifically developed Murad’s Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum features patented Resorcinol Technology. It’s first to market, exclusive technology effectively corrects the look of current and future dark spots–without any hydroquinone or medical prescriptions. Talk about making miracles happen.

$65. At Murad.com.

STILA
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FOUNDATIONALLY FAB

Feeling and looking wonderful comes from within; however, finding a foundation that is right for your skin type is so important. Capture the glow of flawless skin with this lightweight Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

$64. At NeimanMarcus.com.

BRIDAL BEAUTIFUL 

Feel beautiful by being beautiful through all your engagement, wedding, and honeymoon festivities. We suggest the NGS’s Everything Serum ($65), the Everything Cleanser ($36), and Flooid, a lightly scented fragrance ($125), as terrific options.

At NeimanMarcus.com.

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KOSAS EYESHADOW

FOR TEARS OF JOY

This ultra-black waterproof mascara is the best option to ensure your lashes will make your eyes pop in every photo without the fear of smearing or flaking off before your first dance. Try Hourglass Cosmetics Caution Extreme Lash Mascara for extreme, dramatic lashes.

$29. At SaksFifthAvenue.com.

SET TO JET

After achieving the perfect bridal look, you’ll want your flawless face to stay that way, even after hitting the dance floor. This is where setting spray comes in. Try Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Top Secrets Glow Perfecting Makeup Setting Spray, a weightless formula for long-wearing makeup.

$34. At NeimanMarcus.com.

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URBAN DECAY

KISS-PROOF POUT

A timeless nude hue brings subtle color to your face and wakes up your features without masking your natural beauty. Try Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipstick In Love with Olivia, a semi-matte finish that lasts all day long…and then some.

$37. At BergdorfGoodman.com.

HEY, BRIGHT EYES

These eyeshadows will take you from your bridal parties to your wedding day. Use a mix of rosy-toned creamy mattes, pretty glitters, and high-shine metallics with Huda Beauty’s latest color schematic The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette.

$65. At Sephora.com.

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TOM FORD

READY FOR PRIME TIME

Primer is a must-have product for your bridal makeup kit. Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier is a fail-proof, fan-favorite for controlling oil, blurring pores, and helping keep skin look matte, and never flat.

$40. At BobbiBrownCosmetics.com

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Every woman wants to feel beautiful, especially on her big day. Here comes the bride and groom indeed, not only coming down the aisle but as we bid her bon voyage on a honeymoon adventure. Our very own Eleanora Morrison, of Eleanora.co., weighs in with some of her favorite recommendations for the couple’s happily ever after.

SHE’S SUCH A GEM

Jewelry can enhance any wedding ensemble, whether it’s a family heirloom piece or something new. Try a statement piece from Bulgari High Jewelry’s Burocko line, or from your local jewelers, like Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. You’re sure to glitter throughout your special day. Prices upon request. At Bulgari.com or LMFJ.com.

THAT TAKES THE CAKE

A wedding cake, both the bride and groom’s, can show how creative a couple is and what means the most to them with custom-designed themes. It can be as traditional or avant-garde as you wish. For delectable delights, we recommend Paige’s Bakehouse. At PaigesBakehouse.com.

THE SUITE LIFE

How about a suite of luxe Clé de Peau products for your wedding festivities…and beyond? We love Clé de Peau Beauté Volumizing Cream Supreme ($375), a decadent cream that visibly plumps, firms, and moisturizes skin. Clé de Peau Beauté Hydrating Veil ($80) creates a bare skin-like finish and prevents makeup deterioration caused by dryness, sebum, perspiration, and dullness. Clé de Peau Beauté The Serum ($295) delivers vital moisture to the skin. Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer ($73) is specially formulated with a smooth texture, long-lasting full coverage, and seamless finish. At CleDePeauBeaute.com.

I LOVE YOU A LATTE

Imagine quiet mornings together, spent sipping a piping hot cup of fresh coffee. This contemporary stainless steel French Press from Etro will help you make the most of your special moments as newlyweds and for the years to come.

$119. At Williams-Sonoma.com.

EMERALD CITY 

After all of the wedding-day fun is done, why not treat yourself to some out-of-the-ordinary statement earrings that are sure to start a honeymoon adventure off right? These Antonia Raw Emerald Bronze & 24K Gold Plated Earrings will turn heads, whether you are staycationing, globetrotting, or adventuring anywhere in between.

$249. At VanessaArcila.com

IMPERIALLY INSPIRED

Sure to add a dash of elegance to any table, this timeless set of Mottahedeh Imperial Blue China is edged in gold, with its central design inspired by a Chinese porcelain pattern from 1730. Pieces starting at $60. At Bloomingdales.com

CANDLE COUTURE

We love a statement candle for the (newlywed’s) home. But one that has the astrological signs? That’s golden. This Fornasetti candle is sure to spruce up any space and spark a conversation. $230. At NeimanMarcus.com.

PLUSH CRUSH

The ‘90s are back in hair accessories, and the nostalgia is next-level, which is why we are loving Jennifer Behr’s Thada headband for effortless honeymoon hair. Handmade in New York, the saffron velvet is padded for added volume, and the lining keeps it in place all day long. $225. At Net-A-Porter.com.

COME FLY WITH ME

For the jet-setting honeymooner, a sturdy set of stylish luggage is both practical and fashionable. This Paravel hard shell carry-on suitcase will help keep all of your essentials organized, no matter where you’re headed. $255. At Net-A-Porter.com.

SOMETHING BLUE

When it comes time for wedding day preparations, why not wear a little something blue to the bridal primping party? This timelessly elegant silk Meng kimono can be packed right up after the festivities are over and taken along for the honeymoon, too. $805. At Net-A-Porter.com.

OH, CREPE

If you’re in need of a contemporary ensemble for bridal events and would like an option that’s a little different than a traditional bridal gown, or even a reception outfit that allows for comfortable dancing into the wee hours, then this crepe dress has you covered. Cut from ivory crepe in a wide-leg silhouette, it turns to reveal a dramatic train that will sweep along the floor as you walk. $2,000. At Net-A-Porter.com.

PATIO, PLEASE

For the couple who loves to entertain, why not host hors d’oeuvres hour al fresco? These Iznik outdoor dip bowls are a stylishly festive way to serve up savory snacks with cocktails or before a seated dinner. $31.95 At Williams-Sonoma.com.

SENTIMENTAL REASONS

With all of the heartfelt sentiments weddings can bring, why not equip the groom and his groomsmen with a handkerchief to lend the bridal party if they shed a few happy tears on the big day? This white silk option is about as classic as it gets and looks sharp with any suit or tuxedo. $55. At BrooksBrothers.com.

TIE THAT KNOT

As a wedding day gift for your groom, try these silver Love Knot cufflinks. A timeless memento to commemorate the occasion, they can be worn not only on your big day but for years to come. $220. At NeimanMarcus.com

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE CHAMPAGNE

Here’s a crowd-pleasing gift for the newly betrothed. This Monique Lhuillier Margot champagne bucket will do the trick. We love the copper tint to add a unique touch to any social gathering once the newlyweds have returned from their honeymoon. $129. At PotteryBarn.com.