I just found out about a local Austin ceramicist, Keith Kreeger. His elegant porcelain dishes would be a fantastic registry item! Skip Crate & Barrel (Seriously! Skip them! We registered there and they discontinue their patterns all of the time, leaving you in the lurch if you break dishes with any regularity) and shop locally. And, as if this needs any hipster cred, Keith is responsible for the gorgeous mint & gray dishes at Paul Qui's smashing success of a joint, Qui.
While we're talking local, check out my good friend Julie Konvicka's amazing jewelry! I own a version of the ring featured above and I get tons of compliments on it (one even mid-ceremony, from a bride!). Julie could work with you to make a truly unique engagement or wedding ring or - another idea - give her lovely work away as bridesmaid gifts!
Contact Sarah and "Let's Do It" Vows for more information about her officiant / celebrant services for opposite and same-sex weddings, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals in Austin, Central Texas, and West Texas.