Local Celebrity Wedding Registries

What do you get Michelle Rhee for her wedding this fall? A $265 sugar bowl, perhaps?

Here's what a few boldface Washington names are registered for on 

Author and disability advocate, offspring of power couple Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn
Significant other: Pary Anbaz-Williamson. Private yoga instructor, personal trainer
Where they're registered: Williams-Sonoma
What they want: Star Wars sandwich cutters, two juicers, $700 VitaMix blender, and 14 bottles of hand and dish soap
Most expensive item: 15-piece set of All-Clad stainless-steel cookware, $1,790
What stragglers will be left with: $325 Wüsthof electric knife sharpener

Departing DC schools chancellor
Significant other: Kevin Johnson. Mayor of Sacramento
Where they're registered: Michael C. Fina
What they want: 16 stemless wine glasses and Haviland Clair de Lune Uni porcelain sugar bowl ($265) and sauceboat ($311)
Most expensive item: $368 Haviland porcelain platter
What stragglers will be left with: Probably the sugar bowl

Former White House budget director
Significant other: Bianna Golodryga. Anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America, weekend edition
Where they're registered: Bloomingdale’s and I Do Foundation charity registry, to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital and B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation
What they want: Waterford picture frames, two toasters, and a garment steamer
Most expensive item: Christofle hors d’ouevres server, $450
What stragglers will be left with: Pair of electric toothbrushes 

Washington Post White House correspondent, author of Notes From the Cracked Ceiling, about women in politics
Significant other: Jon Cohen. Washington Post polling analyst
Where they're registered: Bed Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, and I Do Foundation, to benefit Sierra Club, International Women’s Media Foundation, and Heifer International
What they want: A set of microcotton towels, six beer mugs, and a grated-cheese server
Most expensive item: Cuisinart hand mixer, $145
What stragglers will be left with: Not much—their registries total only 13 items, and 7 have already been snapped up

This article first appeared in the November 2010 issue of The Washingtonian. 

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.