What makes the perfect registry? Our Dream Registry series answers just that, providing an endless source of inspiration for those putting together their own Over The Moon registries. We enlisted the help of some of our most stylish and in-the-know friends—whether they’re single, engaged, or already married. (Because we’re taking a page from Carrie Bradshaw’s playbook and saying one should be able to register for Manolos no matter what their relationship status!) Peek inside the registries of tastemakers, from editors and stylists to wedding planners and beyond. Your dream registry is just a click away.
Creative consultant, former magazine editor, and Luella & June blogger Bradley Agather Means is pretty much the perfect person for our Dream Registry series because if good gift giving is an art form she’s a true artiste. She puts together grid post worthy tablescapes and room finishings with ease, and her weekly punch list (where she highlights what to buy now) always features pieces that are both beautiful and utilitarian. Needless to say, we’ve been influenced by these lists—and Bradley—more than a few times. We (and @bagather’s 44.2k Instagram followers) admire her aesthetic so much that we’ve partnered with her to bring her talents to your own Over The Moon Registry. If you need some guidance when it comes to choosing what items to add and want Bradley’s help, you can email [email protected] with the subject line “Bradley OTM Registry Consultant – YOUR FULL NAME,” and we’ll share pricing information. If it’s a go, Bradley can help you curate everything on your registry to help you achieve the look you’re going for and create the home you’re hoping for.
But first a little bit more about Bradley . . . she married her husband Cole “Coley” Means in 2013 in her hometown of Dallas, Texas. The pair said, “I do,” in the church where Bradley grew up, and the reception was held at one of her favorite places in the city, The Dallas Museum of Art. To walk down the aisle, the bride chose a gown by her friend, the talented bridal designer Lela Rose, who also made a second feathered dress that was more fun to dance in.
For her wedding registry, Bradley “did it the old-school way” and “went to the store and used the scanner to manually add each product.” She didn’t seek any help creating her curation of products but admits she probably could’ve used it. “While I have always loved dishes—I grew up with a mom who loved to entertain, so I watched her set many tables over the years—and despite feeling like I had a fairly clear vision on what my style was when it came to china patterns, I think having a little guidance would have been helpful,” she says. “There are so many options, and it can feel daunting.”
Bradley describes her aesthetic as “classic and feminine with a twist,” and included lots of serving pieces in the Dream Registry she created for OTM. “I love to host and have learned over the years that I always need more serving pieces than I think,” she explains.
Looking back, Bradley says all the cups and saucers that she added to her real registry weren’t necessary. “I serve tequila after my dinners, not coffee,” she states. And she wishes Laboratorio Paravicini plates had been an option to scan back in 2013—especially the Blue Monkey dessert plates. “They are happy and whimsical—exactly what should come with the dessert course!”
When it comes to tips for couples making their registries now, Bradley says to “think about how you and your partner live and what you love to do together; let that drive your selections. If you all love making pasta and hosting Italian feasts for friends, the right kitchen tools and a set of fabulous pasta bowls should be a priority!”
Shop Bradley Agather Means’s Dream Registry below!