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New Orleans wedding gifts and where to find them 

Ideas with an artisan's touch

Registries take some of the guess work out of choosing a wedding gift for a happy couple, but if you'd rather give something personal and unique, consider a fun, New Orleans-centric find, made by local artisans.

 We offer a few suggestions that you can present as a stand-alone gift, or pair with that set of multicolored Pyrex containers the newlyweds requested. No matter what you choose to do, you're sure to make the sweethearts feel extra special about their big day.


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Hand-painted wine glasses

Practical and pretty, hand-painted wine glasses featuring portraits of the couple are perfect for the wedding reception. They're also a gift that the lovebirds will treasure for years to come. Christina Pappion's designs for Pappion Artistry are abstract yet detailed, with carefully placed brushstrokes of enamel paint. They can be customized further with the wedding date and the couple's names.

 To order, email Pappion a picture of the bride and the groom. She'll paint their images onto the glasses, which then are baked to ensure the paint bonds to them. The images also can be painted onto a tumbler, cocktail glass or mug.

 Pappion also can set up her easel at the wedding reception to capture the celebration in action with a painting of the event.


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Mardi Gras platter

Surprise the couple that loves Carnival season with this porcelain platter from Suzanne Ormond Pottery. It depicts a married couple parading through Uptown and can be displayed year-round.

 Alice Stout, a Louisiana native, designed the featured image, which was applied to the platter by hand and then fired in a kiln. The platter can be customized with Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paint markers, and baked in the oven to make the colors permanent. This platter is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe.

 To order, contact Lisa Caire, owner of Suzanne Ormond Pottery, or visit the store's website for additional personalized wedding keepsakes.


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Personalized cutting board

Although cutting boards are common wedding gifts, there's nothing ordinary about this personalized, high-quality board in Carnival colors from NOLA Boards, a French Quarter shop that also sells customizable utensils and other items for the home cook.

 Each board is made to order and contains purple heart, sinker Cypress and yellow heart woods. Monogramming starts at $25 and is available in a variety of fonts. Finished products take about a week.


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Umbrellas

When it's time to second line, the bride and groom can lead the way with festive, black or white umbrellas made by Nola Fabiola. Customizations can include delicate feathers, lace, beads, fairy lights or other embellishments.

 Begin the process by contacting Nola Fabiola to describe the design you envision, or email a picture of a sample. Local artist Sean Nethery will take it from there.

 Umbrellas without customizations range between $40 and $50. The price for an umbrella with add-ons depends on labor and materials, but won't exceed $100. They can be made in as little as a day.

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