Your Wedding Colors: Pull Inspiration from Wedding Invitation Designs

by Azure

Special feature by Leah of1st Class Wedding Invitations Okay. I’ll admit it. I was stalking wedding blogs and wedding products online in the summer of 2008, long before a wedding proposal was even in the works. Little did I know I would be engaged just 5 months later. Imagine my shock when my longtime boyfriend proposed to me on our three year anniversary! On that Tuesday, I left my office to go pick up my future fiancé for dinner, but he instead surprised me with a ring before we...

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iPhone Marriage Proposal

by Azure

Geek Week continues! This iPhone proposal is full of awww. Enjoy!

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Featured Wedding: AnnElise and Christopher

by Azure

Special Feature - Photos by Will Duris of Utah Wedding Photography, text by AnnElise Our vision was to have a simple wedding without sacrificing elegance. We wanted to make it a warm and comfortable atmosphere. First we were sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple overlooking the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. Afterward there was a small luncheon for our closest guests, outstretching over the marina in a room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Later that night, we chose to have a reception...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 75 Invitations and Response Cards from Momental Designs!

by Azure

Capture the Momental with this week's Savvy Steal! A momental moment is one that is fleeting, yet profound; your wedding could be one of the most significant in your life. Our Savvy Steals winner this week will receive 75 custom-made, individually handpainted wedding invitations and response cards from Momental Designs. The owner, Kristy Rice, is an artist-turned-stationery designer, who in 2003, formed Momental Designs which features a collection of hand-painted wedding...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Get Messy with Trash the Dress!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Trash the dress is a phenomenon that has been gaining momentum for a while now – no longer is it just the crazy brides who want to ‘trash their dress’ and in a way it’s becoming a lot more accepted as a part of the wedding process – get engaged, do engagement shoot – get married, have wedding pictures, married, trash your dress! It’s not all about setting yourself on fire or jumping in a muddy lake however, maybe you just want to get good and...

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Bubbly Bride: Pole Dancing Lessons For Your Bachelorette Party!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Surprise your Fiance with Some New Moves! You have probably heard of the new exercise classes such as pole dancing or strip fitness that insist on improving your body and teaching you how to be sexy at the same time! When you are planning your next bachelorette party, consider gathering your group of girls and giving the bride something special she can take with her on the honeymoon... exotic dancing lessons! If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate,...

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Are you KC? Help a bride find her online marriage proposal!

by Azure

Time for a little pure romance with a touch of serendipity. Not to mention a chance to guide Cupid's arrow. A web designer with a little adventure in his soul has set up a website for his wedding proposal...but hasn't told his intended about it. He's counting on the good people of the Internet to spread the word about his site, Will You Marry Me, KC? and help the girl get to her ring. While you're there, you can take the Will You Marry Me survey - Careful! If you claim to be KC,...

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Wedding Planning Idea: The Rule of Three

by Azure

Have you ever heard of “The Rule of 3”? I’d always heard it as a rule of comedy and writing. Things are funnier in threes, (A rabbi, a priest, and a doctor walk into a bar…). But the other day I was talking to Heather of Greatest Expectations (a Chicago-area wedding planner) and she used it in a different way. She tells brides to think of the three most important things, and those are the three things they should not compromise on in terms of money. So, if you care about...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Rock Star Bride Lounge Set Goes To….

by Azure

swisskitty82! And she earned it with all her savvy comments this week! Congrats, swisskitty82. Whether you choose the Brides in White or the Brides Love Grey for the Big Day lounge set from Rock Star Bride, we know you will look smashing! And with the zip-up hoody, it will be perfect to wear while getting your hair and makeup done before you walk down the aisle. Until next week, Savvy Scoopers!

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Only In Europe… How To Raise Money For Your Wedding

by Azure

My oldest sister and her husband just celebrated their 1-year anniversary. In honor of their first happy year together, they took a trip to Europe. On my recommendation, they visited Capri, Italy, and agreed that it was truly one of the most romantic places on earth. Perfect for a honeymoon! While in Frankfurt, Germany, they met a man who was getting married. To help pay for the wedding, he drew hearts on a white t-shirt, labeled each with a price (in Euros), and went walking...

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Bride Chic: Groom Chic Part 2

by Azure

About Bride Chic Last week we explored the history of men's formal wear along with how easy it is for them to shop online. Don't you, in a way, envy them? I mean, you don't find guys making the rounds at Selix and Gingiss with an entourage of gromsmen all comparing colors, shapes and textures. Nor do they blog much about finding their dream suit and how many different styles they had to try on before they found, The One. The most important thing to remember about your overall look...

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WOW! This is the best wedding invitation you’ll see all day.

by Azure

Congratulations to this couple. Looks like it's going to be a fun marriage.

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Wedding Ideas: New and Improved!

by Azure

Some of our favorite spots for wedding inspiration just unveiled their newly-redesigned websites, and we wanted to congratulate them on a job well done! Style Me Pretty, one of our favorite chic blogs for the style obsessed bride, just re-launched their site, and it looks more beautiful than ever. Once Wed also completed their re-launch, and it’s now easier than ever to find pre-owned wedding dresses, real wedding and inspiration galleries, and modern DIY wedding projects. For...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Precious Pastels

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Fill your celebration with pretty pastel treasures with this theme suggested by Nansglam. Carry a unique bouquet down the aisle with the Peonies and Hydrangeas handbag with fabric blooms and a stalk-like handle from The Other Sister. Mix and match fabrics for a customized cloth bound album cloth bound album from Flyleaf Books. The Midwest Modern fabrics from Amy Butler in this package feature a range of bright pastel colors with pink, orange,...

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Featured Wedding: Aaron and Neale

by Azure

Featured wedding by Danielle Murphy of Danielle Murphy Photography "Do what you want with us".....ahhhhhh music to a photographer's ears. I had the privlege of photographing Aaron and Neale's Wedding at Beacon Hill Golf course in Commerce, Michigan. I am eternally grateful that they allowed me to exercise creative control with their wedding images. I promised to get the standard formal shots and then I was free to take the fun shots. I am not sure who had more fun, Aaron and Neale or...

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Great Vacation Give Away from iExplore

by Azure

Our friends over at iExplore just announced a great contest: Win a 5 day/ 4 night luxury culinary tour of Maine! Experience Maine by spending 5 days sampling some of the best restaurants and enjoying the most scenic towns—Portland, Freeport, Brunswick and Rockland. You’ll eat at a variety of restaurants from the casual Lobster Shack, to Fore Street Restaurant (A Gourmet Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurant in 2002) and Marcel’s, recipient of the Wine Spectator “Award of...

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OneWed’s Bridal Board gets Beautiful at Bluemercury!

by Azure

On Tuesday, we partnered with our friends at Bluemercury to throw an event to celebrate the kickoff of wedding season. The event was a huge success, and we wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this a fabulous soiree! The talented make-up artists and skin-care consultants from Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Nars, Skinceuticals, and CAUDALIE offered up their skills to beautify our engaged gals, their bridesmaids, and our Chicago Wedding Bloggers. And Anthos...

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Bridesmaid dresses – Why All The Drama?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Bridelines.com Have you had a relationship with a bridesmaiddress that is more tumultuous than Heidi and Spencer’s faux marriage? We know there are lots of women who curse the day bridesmaid dresses were invented, so Bridelines has some tips for brides on how to choose dresses that won’t make your bridesmaids regret answering the inevitable question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” As your friends are trying to be sensitive to you and your every whim,...

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The Bespoke Bride: What’s A Bespoke Wedding All About

by Azure

About Bespoke Bride I am so thrilled to be guest writing for OneWed and hope that you’ll enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy reading the Savvvy Blog. As this is my first post, I thought I would share a wee bit more information about myself and and my wedding to give you a sense of where I’m coming from. I promise not to make a habit of talking about myself. Promise! As someone who has a wedding blog and writes for two wedding websites, I find it amusing that I was...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Questions about What to Wear

by Azure

In this week's Wedding Maven column, I answer another question about what guests should, and shouldn't, wear to a wedding. Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or issues? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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Tips on Talking about Finances for the June Bride

by Azure

Special feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and The Debt Stops At The Altar Make way! Preparing to walk down the aisle is the June bride. The day that you have been waiting for is almost upon you. You can see your wedding dress, the bridesmaids, the flower girl, and the groom and groomsmen in your mind. You are becoming more and more excited as the day grows closer. While you have the opportunity, take a minute to think about your...

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The Man Registry: The top 5 things that grooms wish they had known

by Azure

About The Man Registry Being in business as groom experts, we get the chance to meet lots of newlyweds, and more specifically, grooms. Over the past year, we’ve talked to hundreds of men who have taken “the plunge” and gotten married. We always like to ask them what they liked, disliked and wish they had known about the wedding experience beforehand. We do get some pretty interesting answers (some of which can’t be shared here); however there are a few things that seem to...

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Diva Dialogue: Planning For Your Destination Wedding

by Azure

About Diva Dialogue at Wedding Paper Divas As you may have seen, we recently partnered with The Islands of the Bahamas to offer a series of Bahamas-inspired destination wedding suites. This got me thinking, specifically, about the planning process. Destination weddings are often accessible and affordable alternatives to a large-scale, hometown wedding. However, just like traditional weddings there are still a few key “must-dos” to consider. If you are considering a...

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