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Today we are taking the opportunity to share with you a little bit about Puerto Vallarto, which for those of you that haven’t even been, is a super fun resort town in Mexico with tons of fab beaches, activities, shopping, and nightlife! It is the perfect place for a young newlywed couple! We thought it would be fun to share with you a sneak peak of the Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort and tell you a little about the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes.

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The AAA Four-Diamond, all-inclusive Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort is a beachfront resort with views that we really can’t get over!!! Located just five minutes from the airport, ten minutes from the Colonial charm of the city center, and in walking distance of the cruise port, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort is perfect for the fantasy private beachside proposal, the spa trip bachelorette party, or the private pool veranda suite honeymoon. Enjoy options that include indoor venues, the rooftop overlooking the ocean, or the sandy beaches with swaying palms, balmy breezes and the famous Banderas Bay at sunset.

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In addition to honeymoons, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal beach resort for a destination wedding. This beautiful city is one of the most romantic places on earth offering a unique combination of classic Mexico world-class resorts, the majestic beauty of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the spectacular Bahía de Banderas, the world´s 7th largest bay. Puerto Vallarta has become the perfect setting in which to celebrate love with a unique and unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or anniversary. Whether you’re saying “I Do!” or coming back to commemorate your wedding, the city has an innumerable number of hotels, luxury villas, and beachfront condos that are perfect for hosting a large group, just the two of you, or an intimate gathering of close friends. Visitors will be able to find the ideal option here, as many of the hotels can offer individually designed plans for that special day.

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For those of you interested in entering the Puerto Vallarta Sweepstakes Romantic giveaway, which includes 3-night stays for a couple at Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Costa Sur Resort & Spa, Westin or the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta Hotel, you can register here! (Sweeps started on February 16, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on October 15, 2015).

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With wedding season fast approaching, we have definitely got gifts on our minds, ladies! Seriously, how much fun is it to curate your wedding registry? It’s like figuring out a way to define your sense of style going forward and such a fun way to have you home reflect the new stage of your life as a Mrs. So, speaking of registries, we thought today it would be really fun to show you three different styles of registries, and how fun it can be to reflect–or perhaps even FIND–your style using a registry! Which brings us to Zola Registry!

But why? Well, for starters, we are all about style. However, sometimes, curating your style is easier said than done. Creating a registry with Zola is more than just picking your fave gifts. Zola actually helps you by curating collections of gifts, based on style. Whether you lean rustic, boho, or glam, they are there to help you round out your style so that your registry reflects you, your partner, and the home you are creating. To show you just how it works, we thought we’d share with you some of the curated collections from Zola.

First up, The Georgetown Collection, which if you might have already guessed, is Lady Grey’s fave:

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Side note: that gold bar cart above is a bit pricey, but thankfully Zola allows for group gifting so you can talk all your besties into going in together on that one for you! Dreamy, no?

Find these Georgetown items: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

If the preppy style isn’t your jam, how about the chic and modern Tribeca Collection?

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Find these Tribeca items: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

For those of you boho girls, we love The Silver Lake Collection.

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Find these Silver Lake items: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

Of course, if your house is already bursting at the seams with stylish finds, or if you are the kind of couple that prefers activities, it is super fun that Zola allows for you to registry for experiences or honeymoon funds as well as gifts. There are all sorts of other killer perks that they offer like gift tracking, so you know who bought you what (comes in handy for thank you notes), virtual exchange, so you can swap out gifts before they are even sent, and even a send it later option, so that you can choose when you want each individual gift shipped (and don’t have to deal with a million boxes after your honeymoon).

For those of you who are as obsessed with we are, Zola is offering $25 to spend when you sign up and create a registry!

As we head into the weekend, we thought the perfect way to enjoy our Friday is with a recap of our favorite party of the year: The Cream Event.

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If you haven’t ever been, here’s how it works. The genius team behind The Cream Event sets a mood/theme for all the vendors–and for you! This year, the color scheme included tons of whites and creams–so everything from decor to fashion was all in these hues!! All sorts of killer wedding vendors are invited to show off their wares for you–the attendee. What is amazing is that you can see how one inspiration board can be interpreted in so many different ways! What a killer way to check out wedding pros in the actual context with which you’d use them!

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Not only do you get to meet and chat with killer designers, but you also get to sip fab cocktails and munch on insanely delish food, and learn more about all kinds of amazing options to make your wedding gorg–think exquisite linens, bespoke bow ties, venue resources, stunning cakes, vintage furniture, gilded tableware–the list goes on!

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Lady Grey made an appearance with a little station to show of her Mrs. Box collection with special thanks to Bloom Babes for our fab flowers and Found Vintage Rentals for our furniture!

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After plenty of oogling at all the pretty, entertainment and dancing kicks off (with plenty of cocktails to go around for everyone!).

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Every year, The Cream Event ends with the most epic dance off. For this year’s prize to the dance off winner, Wanderable teamed up with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (who has spent the last decade checking into the world’s most stylish, inspiring and romantic boutique hotels) to offer a 7 night honeymoon in France at this year’s Cream Event in Los Angeles. The incredible giveaway included a $2,000 hotel credit in Paris (which can be used at any of the 65 properties in the Mr. and Mrs. Smith Hotel Collection in France), as well as 7 different Wanderable experiences, like a Flytographer photo shoot, Macaron making class, guided tours of Montmartre and Versailles and foodie excursions! In total, the prize was valued at over $5,000!!! Crazy, right? That’s why things get a little crazy during the dance off:

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If you didn’t know, Wanderable is a super fab online resource for the chic, modern couple who values experiences over things. Their site allows you to register for custom experiences, rather than the standard gift, and we love the idea! In fact, Wanderable is offering a $20 credit if you sign up by clicking here! So great, right?

For an even better feel for the action at The Cream Event, check out the videos below, which give you a little taste of all the fun we had!

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You guys! Our favorite event of the year is quickly approaching and we are insanely giddy. It is time for The Cream Event, which by the way, is THE perfect way to kick off wedding planning for all you newly engaged gals. Why? For starters, The Cream brings together the best of the best in the wedding industry (get it? CREAM of the crop?) to showcase their wares and skills in a way that feels a lot like a wedding–complete with cocktails, tiny bites, tons of fashion and style, oh, and a crazy fab dance party. Plus, to top it all off this year, in collaboration with Wanderable, The Cream is giving away a 7 day Paris honeymoon. This is reason enough to get your tickets and come party with us on March 15th! Ready for this year’s design theme? We love.

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Did your ears perk up when we mentioned Wanderable? They should have! Wanderable is a new kind of honeymoon registry that lets you register for experiences, over things.  Chartering a sailboat in Thailand? No problem.  Sunbathing in the Caribbean? You got it. But there is so much more to this honeymoon registry than just your dream trip.  With over 2,800 curated experiences in 180 different cities, they’re the perfect solution for the modern couple who doesn’t need anymore “stuff.”  The best part is that each one of their experience providers is vetted by their team— and with over 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, so you know you’re getting the best of the best.

You heard us right. Goddess. Today, we’re talking registries, and one thing we’ve learned is that the task of picking out goods for your new abode can be a tad overwhelming. But thanks to our friends over a Zola, we’re going to give you 4 tips for succeeding at this whole registry business. Are you ready? Get your notepad!

Step one: Make your registry personal.

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Not only does your registry reflect your personal sense of style, but it is also a reflection of the two of you! Love cooking? Can’t wait to host friends? Prefer to travel instead? Your registry is a great way to tell a part of your story, so be sure to add fun notes, unique collections, personal pictures and a custom URL. Is it no surprise to you that Zola makes all this easy? And cute?

Step two: Register for what you really want.

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Don’t feel forced into the standard mixer routine–although no judgement–that’s a killer gift and we are obsessing over this copper one:

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Feel the freedom to explore all the other fun options you can add in too. What about a mixology class or an outdoor hike? Do you have your eye on a super pricey couch or heirloom china? Consider group gifting to make those pricey options a possibility. Honeymoon and cash funds (for that down payment maybe?) are always super great additions that allow for plenty of freedom! PLUS, with Zola, those handmade unique one-of-a-kind items from local stores or niche sites can easily be added to your registry with the “Add to Zola” Button!

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Step three: Get inspiration and help when you need it.

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We know you love all the pretty things, but what do you actually NEED for your new married life? It’s easy to get distracted by All. The. Cocktail. Glassware. Do you really need a glass set just for serving mojitos? Okay, maybe, but the point is that you might be forgetting some of the essentials. So, enter the Zola Buying Guide, which breaks down what you need from each category. They’ll help you even further with their Starter Collections which are there to help kick start your inspiration. We love that you can browse curated collections based on the essentials, your style, or interests. Plus, Zola’s Registry Concierge is always there to help you + your guests, and will even import your other registries–because we know that for those of you that have already registered, you’re feeling a little registry envy.

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Step four: Make it easy on yourself and let technology do the hard work and heavy-lifting.

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For most of us busy gals, technology is a huge help in keeping us organized and sane. Where would life be without our smart phones? Seriously. So of course, Zola has an easy to use iPhone App, so you can register for anything using on-the-go with features like a barcode scanner, mobile alerts, and Registry Planner. With the Gift Tracker you’ll know who gave you what, which is a HUGE a lifesaver when it’s time for thank you’s. With their Virtual Exchange it is easy to swap your gifts for ones you want before they are sent! And while we’re on the subject of shipping, if your living room is piled high with DIY projects for the wedding, or if you’re planning on moving right after the big day, you can opt for the Send It Later feature, which allows YOU to decide exactly when you want your gifts shipped.

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Le sigh. All so easy, right? We heart Zola! And guess what? Grey Likes Weddings readers will receive $25 to spend on Zola when they set up their wedding registry on Zola. New registries must be started (but not necessarily published) between 2/24/15 – 5/24/15. Credits will be placed into the couple’s Zola account 4 weeks after a couple’s registry is published live.

*Zola is a sponsor of Grey Likes, but seriously, we love them! All opinions are bloggers’ own.