Wedding Series: Nina Friend on The Registry
Friend & Company’s bridal registry and gift boutique is located on the second floor of their headquarters on Maple Street and features a world-class collection of china, crystal, silver, and giftware for any occasion, from companies such as William Yeoward, Baccarat, Anna Weatherley, Herend, Fabergé, Annieglass, and Waterford/Wedgwood, to name a few.
Owner Nina Friend carefully curates the collection. With her amazing eye and sense of style, you can absolutely trust her recommendations to ensure you are investing in timeless pieces.
Nina wants every bride to have a memorable experience registering at FRIEND & COMPANY. Each bride is invited for a morning coffee or afternoon of champagne. She can sip and shop with her mom, grandmother, or maid of honor, while receiving the best advice on creating the perfect registry.
Nina notes the five categories a bride typically registers for are Crystal, Formal China, Everyday China, Silver, and Gifts. We asked her to share her favorite selection in each category and tell us why it has become her go-to piece.
NINA’S RECOMMENDATION FOR CRYSTAL:
“Champagne coupes have made a comeback. The style of glass is typical of the late 19th century. And I love the William Yeoward designs for their timeless appeal. The company is known to scout antique flea markets for old patterns and reinstate the designs of the past.”
NINA’S RECOMMENDATION FOR FORMAL CHINA:
“My favorite formal china pattern is the Rothschild Bird plates by Herend because each plate has a different motif, yet the table stays consistent. I also love the combination of the birds and the insects.”
NINA’S RECOMMENDATION FOR SILVER:
“The Francis I Sterling Flatware pattern by Reed & Barton is another great choice for any couple. This pattern eclipses the splendid designs of Renaissance and Baroque artisans with its ornate fruit and flower clusters on each piece.”
NINA’S RECOMMENDATION FOR A GIFT:
“These Laguiole mother-of-pearl steak knives are the best wedding gift you can give! Not only are they practical, but also they look beautiful on the table. You’ll always remember who gifted these to you.”
Registering six months in advance of your wedding provides ample time for your guests to make their selection. Nina is happy to assist at any time, so call today to schedule your appointment:
TELL THEM SCOUT SENT YOU!
*This article was originally published on May 23rd, 2017.