Author: Carolyn Zale

Five Wedding Gift Trends for the Modern Couple

Lucky for you, 2016 is all about letting your personality shine, especially when it comes to weddings and your registry. The constraints of convention are no longer—just because your mom did it, doesn’t mean you have to. Couples are choosing gifts that fit into their lifestyle, whether they’re “traditional” or not. So, skip the fine china. Here are five wedding gift trends you should consider for your registry: It’s All About the Experience: If the idea of bringing one more thing into your home has you wanting to forego your registry entirely, consider adding experiences to your wish list. From cooking classes Read More

Los Angeles Actors and #ZolaCouple: Annie & Tony

Annie and Tony met in Los Angeles in an acting program. It wasn’t until later once Tony had graduated and Annie was just starting that their real romance began. Read below to find out how he proposed, their favorite ways to entertain and registry tips. How did you meet? We met performing together in the Groundlings Theatre’s Sunday Company in 2011 (alums include Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Will Ferrell) in Los Angeles. It’s sort of like getting a “comedy MFA” and takes years of going through the Groundlings school before getting a shot at Sunday Company. There are hundreds of students, Read More

#ZolaCouple: Julia & Camilo’s Love-Filled Wedding Registry

Julia and Camilo met in Houston at a dinner party when they both quickly realized they were the only ones there of the same age. Julia had recently moved from Ukraine and Camilo offered to show her around town. Through their shared love of art galleries and exploration, their relationship developed, and Camilo popped the question on one fateful walk. How did you meet? We first met at a house sushi party. We were the only couple our age there so we naturally gravitated towards each other. I had recently moved from Ukraine to the US and Camilo offered to show me Read More

Friday Faves: Valentine’s Day Edition

We’ve got the Valentine’s Day spirit in full force here at Zola, so we thought we’d use this edition of Friday Faves to round up some of our favorite sweet treats and moments. Enjoy! Chocolate For All Occasions  Ginger Snap Crusted Chocolate Mousse Tarts, Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes, No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars… the list goes on and on. Who needs Valentine’s Day to indulge in these chocolatey treats – we’ll be enjoying them all year long. See more on Bell’Alimento. 14 Ways To Be Romantic #1: “Say I love you with actions.” Camille Styles is helping us get into the Valentine’s Read More

Discovered by Zola

We’re always on the lookout for up-and-coming designers that will bring personality to your registry. Sure, a toaster upgrade and a nice set of pots and pans are registry musts (and will be the perfect supplement to your kitchen), but we believe your registry should be as unique as your wedding day. Here are three of our favorite brands that we believe will bring flair and add variety to your newlywed home. Brooklyn Slate:   Image Credit: Zola, Ali Harper – Once Wed, Brooklyn Slate Brooklyn Slate is an entertaining favorite. Whether we’re using their Cheeseboard + Wood Cheese Knife for an antipasti Read More

Take an Adventure with This Week’s #ZolaCouple

This week, we’re shouting out to #ZolaCouple Andy & Gabby. They’ve met their match in each other through their love of experiencing new things and exploring the outdoors. Fun facts from Gabby: 1. “We have mutual friends going back to when we were 18.” 2. “We ski mountaineering races together all over the Western US!” We love that their love of adventure and unique sense of humor extends into their registry. With Starter Collections like “Kitchen & Dining,” “Bed & Bath,” and “Fun & Adventure,” we know this couple is going to have an amazing newlywed home and many adventurous experiences to come. Here are Read More