The Vogue Wedding Registry is a place to discover the items most coveted by brides around the world—and to inspire your own wish list.
“My personal style is modest and traditional with a twist,” says Taylor Simmons, who wed Jameson McFadden in Massachusetts last fall. For the wedding, Taylor originally planned to wear her grandmother’s champagne-color satin gown, but she changed course after spotting a black, floral embroidered Oscar de la Renta gown online by chance. She describes it as “ultraconservative and traditional in silhouette, but unexpected in an upbeat black.” This style mantra is how the bride approached her own registry, with a minimalist mindset and a neutral color palette, but also with moments of color and fanciful, nostalgic prints—a nod to Coco Shop, the Antiguan-born boutique that Taylor currently oversees and helped revitalize in 2019.
“I love bright whites, gold hardware, and clean lines—probably something quite minimal, but with lived-in qualities: old paintings, soft pillows, and things passed down through generations and brought home from different trips,” the bride notes. Naturally, she looked for guidance from her mother when putting together her registry. “I wanted her expertise when it came to what lasts and what she has treasured most in her kitchen and homes,” explains Taylor. This idea of a generational connection rings true throughout the registry. “I grew up with Bernardaud Naxos dinnerware, so they remind me of home. I’m excited that our future kids will grow up with them too,” she says. A set of Royal Limoges dinner plates were an easy complementary addition. Says Taylor: “Gray fits all seasons and I loved their gold trim. I only wear gold jewelry and prefer gold knobs and hardware. They just fit.” Upgraded glassware was equally important, but here she opted for a more maximalist character to complement the classic decor pieces. “My husband and I currently drink everything out of beer glasses with New York sports teams on them and neither of us are New York sports fans, so I cannot wait to receive these Macchia su Macchia glasses,” she says.
While a Le Creuset kettle may seem like a traditional registry choice, for Taylor, it was inspired by a personal connection. “I fell in love with green tea while visiting my brother when he lived in Japan,” she says. “I registered for the kettle to begin making more of it at home.” Similarly, “for our wedding, my mother gifted me white linen napkins with my initials embroidered on them in white. They are gorgeous, feminine, and classic, and these placemats from Los Encajeros will be the perfect pair to complement them.” For future brides, Taylor only has two words of advice: “Go timeless.”