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.
#OTMBride and the brilliant mind behind fashion newsletter The Nat Note Natalie Steen is known for her super well-designed curations of recommended products, so who better to create a Dream Registry for us? She and her husband, Jamey, met as teenagers at the University of Virginia, and the two wed on November 12, 2016, at Vizcaya in Miami.
When Natalie was creating her real wedding registry, her future sister-in-law stepped in to help her navigate the in-person and online registries and guide her away from unnecessary items. Natalie describes her personal aesthetic as “a bit of an oxymoron: classic yet funky.” For her home in Houston, she tries to create spaces that tell stories and are layered with personal touches.
However, she just moved to a new home in February, so Natalie is currently working with Lila Malone Interiors to help her decorate. “The process of having someone to hold my hand—or rather, save me from myself—has been such a game-changer,” she says. “Instagram is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration, and my screenshots are usually my starting point.”
Since Jamey is from Texas, and Natalie hails from Miami, their personal styles tend to reflect their roots. “Our house is filled with art and colors and decor that very much feel like ‘us’ and where our families come from,” Natalie shares. “It’s a little bit cowboy, a little bit Cuban, and a lotta bit of fun.”
For her Dream Registry, Natalie focused on tableware. She was instantly drawn to the Carolina Irving & Daughters dinnerware. “Each plate is a one-of-a-kind work of art, so naturally, I couldn’t narrow it down to a single style—which is a good thing, since half the fun in using these is getting to mix and match them,” Natalie says. To dress up her tablescapes, she has her eye on the Lydia Cup, which is handmade in Turkey by master artisans of the Grand Bazaar. And she already has the Edie Parker tabletop lighter at home. “[It’s] one of the cooler things I have on my coffee table, [I] just would’ve preferred to not have had to buy it for myself.”
If the Casa Chiqui floor lamp had been available when Natalie was creating her real registry, she would’ve added it in a heartbeat. And when asked if there are any items from her actual registry that she never uses, she admits that even though she says she’s “no good in the kitchen,” it didn’t stop her from adding tons of Le Creuset cookware.
Before leaving us, Natalie shares her wisdom on creating a registry for the first time. “I would recommend putting yourself in the shoes of the friends and family who will be perusing your registry,” she states. “Make it fun for them to shop for you. I know when I’m buying a couple a wedding gift, the idea of contributing to the cost of their safari hot air balloon ride doesn’t get me as *jazzed* as getting them some happy cocktail glasses or completing their set of china that will eventually become a fixture in all the special family memories they create together.”
Shop Natalie Steen’s Dream Registry below!