Gold: A Timeless Choice for Wedding China

February 22, 2013 | By | Comments (5)
Photo by Laurie W. Glenn

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

The passing of Valentine’s Day unofficially marks the end of engagement season and now brides-to-be across the South are diving right into their wedding prep.

One thing all brides will be registering for is fine china. It’s quite a serious decision for a girl with a lifetime of entertaining ahead of her! Obviously, choosing a china pattern can be overwhelming; you want to be true to your personal style, but still be able to appreciate your choice for years to come. Thankfully, gold embellishments are a classic look that you won’t regret.

Here are five options (all found in the South, of course) we are loving for brides this year.

Photo Courtesy of Lenox

Photo Courtesy of Lenox

1. Simple and Classic
For the bride with a more traditional approach to her china, the Eternal Monogrammed Dinnerware Set by Lenox is the perfect choice. With Lenox ivory fine china and 24-karat trim, you can make this set uniquely your own by personalizing it with your new combined monogram or initials. Guaranteed to work on any Southern table no matter the event, it’s also dishwasher-safe—because there’s already enough to worry about when planning a dinner.

Haviland Oasis Dinnerwhare

Photo Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

2. Bold and Banded
This porcelain Haviland Oasis Dinnerware set has a gold trim with a bright pop of color and delicate detailing. It is unique enough to stand alone, yet still classic enough to coordinate with many different table settings and occasions.

Photo Courtesy of Lenox

Photo Courtesy of Lenox

3. Fancy and Floral
The Painted Camellia bone china set by Marchesa is delicate and feminine with its 24-karat gold rim and floral accents. If the groom-to-be isn’t a fan, letting him know it’s all dishwasher-safe might help him overlook the pink flowers.

Photo Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Photo Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

4. Opulent and Oriental
Make a statement with the Royal Crown Derby Gold Aves dinnerware set. The English bone china with 22-karat gold trim features a rich bird and floral motif that can give your table a more exotic feel, yet still work well with more traditional pieces.

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Wearstler

5. Geometric and Modern
The Mulholland Fine China set by Kelly Wearstler is based off the wallpaper in Kelly’s own home. The set features a bold mix of abstract lines in a gold metallic that gives the classic Southern table a modern edge.



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    April 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm
  2. Mary Beard

    Cindy, the china in the photo at the top of the page is unfortunately discontinued; for similar items, search for “pink rim china” at The Glass Gold Rim Hammered Charger underneath was rented from Hope that helps!

    March 7, 2013 at 9:34 am
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  4. Beverly Renee Harl

    I am so happy to see a selection of good china posted for brides to be. Every southern bride should know that setting a beautiful table is an art and shows refinement. The move to so much casual dinnerware recently leaves the bride with nothing to set her table with when the boss comes to dinner or the holidays come around. You can’t go wrong with classic elegant china. It is a wonderful lifetime investment. Thanks for the article.

    February 22, 2013 at 11:39 am
  5. Cindy Gill

    I like #1 and #2, but I also like the one in the pic on the top of the page, which isn’t identified. Please provide info on that one!

    February 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

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