Hilarious Wedding Blooper!

by Azure

You must, must, must watch this! The quality isn't great, but this is truly a classic... And the commentary in the background? One word: Priceless!

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Featured Wedding: Maria and Joe

by Azure

Special Feature by Stacey & Kelly Chance ofDiscovery Bay Studios Wedding Photography Maria and Joe were married March 21st, 2009 on the beautiful grounds of the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California. Maria had planned and dreamed of holding her wedding there for almost two years. When the big day arrived, scattered rain was in the forecast. Sure enough, just as the beautiful bride was about to walk down the aisle, the rain began. Maria really wanted her dream wedding...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Everything Green wedding ideas

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Earth Day (April 22nd) is the perfect opportunity to consider the environmental impact of your wedding celebration, and we wanted to continue the celebration to help keep the earth beautiful. You can significantly reduce your wedding’s ecological footprint by selecting products created by environmentally aware merchants. Many invitations, rings and accessories are eco-friendly, making it easy to have a green wedding! Nansglam repurposes vintage items...

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Spring Inspirations: Wedding Ideas

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid Even in the concrete jungle that I live in (New York City) we are graced with these gorgeous patches of green that are just flooded with color this time of year. Sometimes brides will ask me if a color scheme works, or where they should start with a theme or look. If you're a spring bride, you really don't need to look any further than out the window (or down the street to the park). Here is some SpringSpiration and how it looks in a wedding. Enjoy! ...

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Featured Wedding: Cassandra and Samuel

by Azure

Special Feature by Sally Kolar of Sally Kolar Photography. Cassandra and Samuel Williams were married quickly on March 7th, 2008, in a military chapel wedding at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Immediately afterward Samuel, who is an active Army recruiter, was sent to Miami, Florida for duty. They never had a "real" wedding... Until one year later, when Cassandra planned the wedding of her dreams and was "remarried"! Cassandra and Samuel remarried at the Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia. Her...

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Singing the praises of birdcage bridal veils

by Azure

Count me in as a cheerleader for the resurgence of birdcage veils. I love the Golden Age of Hollywood look. A Savvy Bride knows to choose a veil to suit her gown and not the other way around, and that's why I love Unveiled Bridal Designs. Designer Dorene Vandermeer has a selection of beautiful ready-to-ship veils, but she also offers custom designs so you can create your own unique match. There are six different "rooms" full of accessories to browse through, a huge gallery of...

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Calling All St. Louis Brides!

by Azure

If you are a STL bride-to-be, and have yet to chose your wedding photographer, you must take advantage of this fantastic deal! On 4/25 and 5/03, the talented artists at J. Pollack Photography will be holding 30-minute photo sessions for engaged couples at a St. Louis park. Not only does this give you the chance to get to know and work with a photographer before your big day, but J. Pollack will be providing couples with a web gallery where they can download high-resolution images for...

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The Man Registry: Newlyweds Financial Questions

by Azure

About The Man Registry Statistics say that the number one reason that marriages go downhill is money matters. Unfortunately, we’ve all probably seen this happen to a couple we know. The worst part about it is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Any financial planner in the world will tell you that most, if not all, arguments about money could be avoided if couples talked about financial matters before marriage. Here are three key conversations to have before you say “I...

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The Dr. Pepper eBay Wedding…Photos for your viewing pleasure

by Azure

Earlier in the week, we reported on the Dr. Pepper eBay wedding in our wedding news. The story created a RT frenzy on Twitter, so I'm pleased to provide a few photos from Kelly & Karl's wedding. Drink up!

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In Honor of Earth Day, Another Green Wedding Idea

by Azure

Happy Earth Day! If you’re a regular reader of the Savvy Scoop, you know that the environment is important to us and we try to give you a variety of green wedding ideas. Here’s a new one, why not start your green wedding planning at the very beginning? Hire a wedding planner or event organizer who specializes in green weddings. Wedding planners are a great resource in general, but if keeping things environmentally friendly is important to you, a planner who has given some thought...

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Choosing Invitations To Suit Your Wedding’s Style

by Azure

Special Feature by Thuy Ha of Paper Chez Your wedding invitations give your guests a sneak preview of the whole ceremony. Here’s how to set the tone with the right design. The overall look and feel of your invitations should give your guests an idea of the type of event they’ll be attending. The colors and kind of paper you choose should match your wedding theme, but they can also show your guests whether to expect a casual or formal ceremony, and give them a...

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Featured Wedding: Kristi and Daniel

by Azure

Special feature by Wendy Cooper of Something Blue Photography Kristi and Daniel got married in a "castle" outside of the very small town of Ludowici, Georgia. There is a relatively new event venue built to resemble a castle in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by woods. The couple chose this location because it references Daniel's family castle, which has special meaning for the couple. They were the perfect Cinderella and Prince Charming.

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Wedding Industry Inspiration

by Azure

A month ago, I eagerly joined a group of wedding bloggers pledging to write a blog post today, April 21st, about someone inspiring in the industry. The tough part of this pledge is choosing just one person...so I will mention a few. Several amazing wedding bloggers have been unbelievably giving of their time, expertise, creative verve and I am forever grateful. In particular, Always a Blogsmaid, Bubbly Bride, It's A Jaime Thing, Hostess with the Mostess, Rock n Roll Bride, The Man...

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Heartwarming Proposal Live on TV

by Azure

Too cute...love a good live on TV engagement. Embedded video from CNN Video

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Get in Shape for Your Wedding Day with these Top Fitness Exercises!

by Azure

It's time to get in shape for both your wedding &honeymoon. Score strapless wedding dress-ready arms & shoulders and bikini-worthy legs & bottom with these fabulous exercises from Katie of KTFitness. And for those brides (and grooms)in the Chicago area, Katie would like to giveaway an 8-week Beach Ready BootCamp membership starting this weekend to a lucky Savvy Scoop reader. Simply email katie@ktfitness to enter.

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Top Ten Tips for Creating Your Kitchen Registry

by Azure

If your gift registry is leaving you wilted, check out our advice section. We sat down with personal chef Susan Hynes to get ten top tips on registering for your kitchen. Whether you're the second Martha Stewart, or a gal who doesn't know a sauté from a flambé, these ideas can help! If there are other areas of the registry process confusing you, let us know!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: For The Sunflower Bride - Gorgeous Letterpress Wedding Invitations!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Who's ready for summer already? I know I sure am! If you're planning a sunflower wedding, send a little extra sunshine to impress your guests! Do so with these stunning swirly Sunflower Letterpress Invitations which I absolutely adore, by Chicago designer Denise Johnson, owner of Bellis Studios.. What is letterpress? "The art of letterpress involves inking raised type and then impressing it directly onto the printing surface. The result is an impression...

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Beautiful bracelets for a beautiful bride

by Azure

Why should your neck have all the fun? When you're getting dolled up for your wedding day, don't forget your wrists! I love the bridal collection from BGB Jewelry. The pieces are beautiful, handmade, and designed to be affordable. The collection is a great place to browse if you're looking for ideas for your wedding accessories. You'll find great vintage looks, and the styles range from simple elegance to WOW!

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Budget Wedding Ideas with Bridal Bargains!

by Azure

This week we are thrilled to offer an amazing wedding planning resource from the authors of Baby 411 and Baby Bargains (both books turned me into an unbelievably savvy mom). Rest assured, our Savvy Steals giveaway this week will be all about Weddings and not bringing up baby. Product Description: To help plan your dream wedding without breaking the bank, one lucky Savvy Steal winner will receive the Bridal Bargains Gift Set- America’s best-selling guides for planning a fantastic...

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Win a Felt and Button Bouquet for your Wedding Day!

by Azure

Rock n’ Roll Bride, one of our fabulous weekly guest bloggers, is running a fantastic contest on her blog right now. With so many creative Savvy Scoop readers, we knew this contest would be right up your alley and just had to share! Kat (Rock n’ Roll Bride) is ready for a change, and is looking for a new slogan for her site. She’s become a bit bored with her current slogan- “Wedding inspiration… in a Rock n Roll way”- and would like your help creating a new one! All she...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Another fabulous wedding captured with artistic photos

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Wow, what a busy week it has been over at Rock n Roll Bride HQ. I have not only launched myself a little contest to find a new slogan (plug plug!) but I have been inundated with amazing amazing amazing engagements, weddings, videos all week (not that it is any cause for complaint!) So I had a plethora of little gems to choose from to share with you all this week. It really was a toughie (mainly because I just want to post them all on my RnR Bride!) but I have...

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Bubbly Bride: Bringing your Hometown to your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you and your husband met in New York City, moved to Chicago but left your heart in NYC... why not remind your guests what you love about the city? You might not be able to return to your favorite location, but you can bring it to your friends and family! The best way to pull off this idea at your wedding, is to create food stations. I will use New York as an example since they are known for their famous food, found all over the different neighborhoods. ...

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Wedding Idea for a Warm Wedding Party

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers. Here in Chicago, this weekend had all the typical spring weather, sunny and warm one minute, cold and rainy the next. It’s always a risk you take with spring weddings, but the payoffs of beautiful flowers, generally good travel weather, and the feel of love in the air is well worth it. Here’s an idea to lessen the threat of an impending cold front. Why not get your bridesmaids gorgeous pashima scarves to wear over their dresses. If you’re one of those...

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Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Wedding Caterer

by Azure

Getting ready to choose your caterer? We talked to some wedding reception catering veterans to get their very best advice. Check out our Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Caterer for a wedding reception that's as effortless as it is delicious.

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