Wedding registry ideas for the cooking-challenged: The must-have kitchen items

We recently had long-term house sitters who found our kitchen very much lacking in basic amenities. So I asked them what our kitchen needed. They turned around and said… basically, everything.

If you are also cooking-challenged, and want to use your newly married lives as an excuse to start learning how to use your kitchen, here are the things that a newbie should register for…

Noir registry gifts for those who long for a darker color than black

Are you the type who loves to wear black and sees the world through sleek goth lenses? These noir registry gifts should definitely be added to your wedding registry. From goth-inspired playing cards to black Post-Its to sleek black candles, these are the gifts that will make your home (or your friends' homes!) look chic as hell.

Whether gift or decor, these DIY embroidered vintage photos are AWESOME

I once found an old photo album at a thrift store and I remember feeling captivated looking through the photos of those strangers' lives. The last photo I saw was a wedding photo. Since then I've had a fascination with vintage photos as well as incorporating something of myself creatively, like weaving myself into the scene in a way. So I tried embroidering right onto a copy of the photo!

I could see these DIY embroidered vintage photos as a beautiful gift for an engaged couple, a creative way to display your own family wedding photos, or as lovely wedding decor and centerpieces.