Photo: Kelly Wearstler; Janneke Storm Photography; Paperless Post; Braedon Flynn; Gerardo Somoza/Indigitalimages.com; Courtesy of Designers; Flour and Flourish
Dreaming of a designer-curated wedding? Your wish is our command! Kelly Wearstler, the ultrachic L.A. interior designer, has pulled together all of the elements of a seriously chic wedding for us to fawn over — and for you to steal! Consider yourselves lucky: She's an elegance expert, after all, having decorated homes for celebs like Cameron Diaz and Gwen Stefani, designed the interiors of Viceroy resorts in Anguilla and Palm Springs, created invitations for Paperless Post, and seasonal collections of lighting, bedding, and rugs. (Phew!) Now she can add one more thing to her résumé with the launch of her new bridal registry at KellyWearstler.com, which features perfect product recommendations and curated style categories, easy access for your guests to shop your wishlist, and access to an ultra-exclusive one-on-one design consultation with Kelly herself. See? Told ya she's an expert! Wearstler's current wedding inspiration? Desert Glam — and we can already feel the heat...
The head of the global lifestyle brand gave us the exclusive deets on her foray into bridal registry and we couldn't think of a more perfect match other than, well, you and your hubby! "We want to be a place where couples can find great-looking, quality pieces," Wearstler told BRIDES. "An incredible dining table is so much more meaningful than the everyday stuff." We couldn't agree more! But before you and your soon-to-be spouse gather around that dining table, you can't forget about your reception table. And with the help of Wearstler, it's sure to be super stylish with this über-glamorous desert vibe.
"I love that juxtaposition of rawness and refinement," muses Wearstler. To capture that beautifully barren atmosphere, start with an effortlessly elegant wedding invitation suite. "We selected a paper that was very raw in hand but then you have the refinement and the delicate nature of the graphics and the metallic," Wearstler noted of this naturally luxe invite, a piece from her Paperless Post collection.
As for your day-of bridal style, a pair of unexpected lace-up ankle boots and an easy, breezy tulle gown as hot as a desert heatwave are both on our wish list. Don't forget to grab a bushel of desert-inspired blooms for that walk down the aisle. Pop in a show-stopping King Protea and you'll be the undisputed queen of the desert.
After the "I dos," dine on dinnerware fit for Sahara royalty. The animalistic striping on these Kelly Wearstler plates are the definition of safari chic. And don't forget to set the mood with lighting that glows with the setting desert sun. "Light, I think, is so critical and it can just make a space so beautiful," says Wearstler. This metallic statement pendant everything.
After a slice of wedding cake ("Always chocolate," according to Wearstler!), your guests will be ready to dance the night away — to Sting's "Desert Rose," of course!
Clockwise from far left: "Strada" round pendant, $1,575, Kelly Wearstler; "Allegro" invitation, $50 per 100 digital invitations, Kelly Wearstler for Paperless Post; Earrings, price upon request, Irene Neuwirth; "Savannah" lace-up leather ankle boots, $905, Malone Souliers available at StyleBop; "Bedford" dinner plate, $130, Kelly Wearstler
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