As a starter I would suggest L'Occitane Cade or Tabac, probability the Tabac as the one with the bowl is very reasonably priced ($15 range) and easily available online. The Rooney is a great brush at that price but hey I still use and love my Tweezerman ($15) and continue to recommend it as a starter brush. Nice plastic stand in black or white ($8) and maybe a nice AS and ASB with the remaining $25 or $30 bucks.
A nice hand written note on the card with your fountain pen and your done. Oh and don't forget to reference your friends over at the B&B site for those who catch the bug.
Congrads on your upcoming marriage. Can't be to many grandkids in the world.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company. G. Washington