Guest Picks: Formal China Patterns for the Fashionable Bride and Groom

We are still in the last throes of wedding time, and let us be fair: Choosing a china pattern is a major perk of getting married! But picking a pattern can occasionally feel more difficult than picking your partner — especially if your taste extends beyond the typical metallic-rimmed plate.

Similar to marriage, registering for china is about commitment. Go daring and make a statement about your style using these patterned china settings. Do not be concerned about getting”tired” of a pattern; consider your choice a gorgeous representation of your taste at the time of your nuptials. Say no more to neutral and hello to tabletop sizzle! –Daniela from Aesthetic Oiseau

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Alberto Pinto Belle Saisons Dinnerware – $380

If your dining room and house are teeming with colour, this vibrant, multicolor setting is for you! Every colour of the rainbow is represented in small doses, keeping the pattern feeling delicate and enjoyable.

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Kyoto Dinnerware – $225

Bold orange peeks from behind a fantastic golden lattice in this china setting. An excellent selection for the chinoiserie lover! Along with the non-circular form of this dinner plate adds a layer of geometric interest.


Royal Crown Derby Grenville Place Setting – $325

The gold-rimmed scalloped borders and beautiful marine blue give this setting a very delighted vibe, although the subtle pattern and monotone coloring maintain it feeling impartial.

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Haviland Cible Dinnerware – $400

A modern, artful spin on the traditional gold-rimmed plate. If you’re looking for an excess dose of glitz, this setting is right for you.

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Haviland Dammouse Dinnerware – $570

Floral clusters provide this setting an almost Cloisonné-like feeling. This plate is about the gorgeous edge of blooms.


Haviland “Laque de Chine” Dinnerware – $102

Not prepared to make a statement with pattern? Make it! This drop-dead stunning shade of amethyst is going to be a magnificent focal point, allowing you to mix and match other settings as the china collection expands.

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Alberto Pinto Mer Turquoise Dinnerware – $220

For your bride that is coastal, or only a fan of all things nautical, consider this setting left in a rich cobalt blue featuring a golden seashell. An elegant ode to the ocean.

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Alberto Pinto Magnolia Dinnerware – $295

The ideal choice for a southern bride — delicate magnolias put across a gorgeous scalloped plate. Divine.

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Alberto Pinto Renouveau Russe Dinnerware – $258

Artful and daring, this pattern is for the modern bride who is not afraid to add some modern glitz to her desk.

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Alberto Pinto Or Des Airs Dinnerware – $295

Traditional however quirky, this golden setting showcases a gorgeous fish at its center. An elevated design using a sophisticated feel that also shows that you don’t take yourself (or your own china) too seriously.


Minton Orchid China Dinnerware – $655.95

A single orchid adds a gorgeous pink touch for this gold-rimmed dinner plate.


Mottahedeh Chelsea Botanicals – $349.95

A personal favorite, this pattern features the look of classic botanicals in beautiful shades of chartreuse, green, lilac and plum.


Royal Crown Derby – Derby Panel Green Set – $500

My wedding china. I chose this pattern for its warm tones of gold and green. As beautiful to get a holiday table since it’s for a casual brunch, I have found it versatile and absolutely stunning paired with colors of pink and lavender.


Mottahedeh – Chelsea Bird – $80

The striking avian motif will make quite a statement at your next dinner party. This setting would also seem wonderful hung decoratively onto a wall.


Versace by Rosenthal “Marco Polo” Dinnerware – $145

For your fashion-forward bride, a china pattern motivated by the house of Versace. Bold orange and orange will dazzle in your desk — and who wouldn’t want to drink from a cup?


Royal Crown Derby – Traditional Imari – $875

Among my all-time preferred settings because of its black backdrop that offers a healthy dose of depth and drama! A really classic pattern. Consider gold flatware to accompany this gorgeous setting.


Herend – Queen Victoria Blue Border – $575

Bring your love of your Shrub Removal to your table with this delicate and feminine pattern by Herend. Wonderfully traditional — I adore the butterflies! If your husband-to-be is not keen on something “girly,” contemplate registering for a set of dessert plates and deliver them out for your own girlfriend get-togethers.

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Philippe Deshoulieres Pergola Fine China – $279.99

This vibrant orange pattern would sparkle against golden stoves and cobalt glassware.


Mottahedeh “Blue Canton” Dinnerware – $215

A classic spin on blue-and-white ceramic to your own table. Fantastic for the chinoiserie lover, the monochromatic colors give a great backdrop for mixing and matching other plates and colours.


Mottahedeh “Tobacco Leaf” Dinnerware – $448

A true classic, with classic appeal and enough colours to coordinate with your dining room as it changes through the years.

What’s your china pattern? Tell us in the comments below.

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