While choosing the right reception centerpieces and creating your seating chart are probably front of mind in your wedding planning process, they're not the only things you should be focusing on. Another key pre-wedding to-do that needs to be on your list? Creating your registry. Luckily, this task happens to be an extremely fun one. After all, what’s not to love about piecing together a wishlist of must-have items you’ve been itching to purchase for your home? Registering for a curated list of gifts is not only fun but functional—you’re given the opportunity to communicate your gift preferences with guests, so you receive only the items you know will use and love. If you’re wondering what to include in your wedding registry, look no further than Monique Lhuillier and Pottery Barn’s new Spring 2023 Collection.
The iconic bridal gown designer and esteemed housewares company have partnered once again to launch a line of citrus-infused pieces, including bedding, linens, bathroom staples, entertainment items, accessories, and other décor. Unlike past collections, this new collaboration draws upon inspiration from the fashion mogul’s personal life and exotic travels—particularly her frequent trips to the Amalfi Coast, which helped develop the lemon motif and eye-catching hues that set this line apart. “Positano’s lush gardens of lemon trees and the vibrant colors of the coastal landscape have always captivated me,” Lhuillier exclusively tells Brides. “They informed the feel and personality of the collection: bright, fresh, and full of life."
After soaking up the natural beauty of the Italian cliffside village, Lhuillier was motivated to design a brand-new print for Pottery Barn, which features the iconic lemon trees of Positano. From pillowcases to plates, this pattern makes an appearance across many of these new household pieces. Whether you’re tying the knot in the spring or summer, live in a warm climate, or want to channel cheerful vibes in your home, this citrus-inspired print will look beautiful on display. For a unique twist, you can also pair the bold designs with items you already own. “The prints and patterns from this collection were designed to be paired with solids and other textures to create a whole new bedroom or tabletop look for spring,” a representative from Pottery Barn says. “Mixing and matching these patterns, colors, and textures with your everyday pieces brings Monique’s signature elegance to entertaining and decorating.” Looking for some ideas? Try combining the printed pillows with a white comforter for a colorful edge, or bring a coastal flair to your neutral bathroom by hanging up the patterned shower curtain.
Although Lhuillier loves every design she fabricated, her absolute favorite is the Positano printed bedding. “While I cherish the entire offering, this relaxed-yet-elegant bedding design makes a beautiful statement for the bedroom,” she says. “I love the outdoors, and this print brings nature and a fresh pop of color into the home. This custom print is the foundation for the Spring 2023 Collection, tying in the entire collection. It is pure happiness!”
Not only will these items enhance your home décor, but they will also help you create lasting memories with your partner, friends, and family. “It is very important to make all moments feel special, whether it’s having dinner as a family and setting a beautiful table, entertaining for life’s memorable celebrations, or selecting items for the bride’s registry,” Lhuillier notes. “I envision customers using this collection to bring joy to every occasion.”