2011 Wedding Color Trends, Are They Here?

by Azure

Here in Chicago, Fall has just arrived, but in the design world, it's already 2011. Pantone and Benjamin Moore both recently released their hot colors for 2011. Now, none of these color palettes are specifically for weddings, but what do you think? Would you adopt any of these for your wedding? Personally, I love the appropriately named "Farm" palette for an outdoor wedding, and the similar, but more vibrant "Spice" color palette for an urban wedding. Which one is your...

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Engagement Ring Dreams- 5 Simple Steps To Help You Get Your Dream Diamond!

by Azure

Are you wearing the diamond you've always dreamed of? If you're already engaged, hopefully your fiance popped the question with a dazzling diamond ring that is perfect for you. But for all of our soon-to-be engaged readers who know exactly what they want when it comes to their engagement ring rock, we've got the inside scoop to ensure you get that dream ring! Follow these 5 Steps to Getting Your Dream Diamond from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and you'll be sitting...

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More Great Color Ideas from Dessy

by Azure

Happy Monday! Do you love color? The Dessy Pantone color fan guide is a beautiful, portable way to communicate your wedding colors and ensure perfect harmony for your wedding look. Chromatically arranged by color family, each color in the color-on-paper fan deck is numerically referenced and named to assist quick color decisions. Designed for portable use, the PANTONE WEDDING™ color guide is ideal for shopping for wedding fashions, and coordinating colors with your wedding...

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Let Dessy Pantone Color Gallery Inspire You

by Azure

If you followed our Dessy Styleboard Challenge the last few months you know that Dessy has a fabulous tool that lets you create inspiration boards. But that's not all their fabulous Pantone Gallery lets you do. With their Pantone Wedding Gallery you can: • Order Pantone swatches. • Design inspiration boards that show off your favorite colors, styles, and accessories. • Share your inspiration boards with your wedding party and vendors. • Coordinate your colors with Pantone...

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Ask the Experts: How to Create a Unified Wedding Look

by Azure

Ask the Experts is your weekly chance to get wedding planning advice from a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question write the panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes: Dear Experts, It’s always looks a little silly to me when the bridesmaids dresses match the tablecloths, which match the centerpieces, which match the groomsmen’s ties, etc. So, I was thinking I just wouldn’t have “wedding colors.” But, whenever I talk about this with my...

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Bride Chic: Stalking The Look Books- Cymbeline

by Azure

About Bride Chic Cymbeline does it again. Consistently, this Paris design house gets it right as far as classic chic goes. Check out the draped collar in the first photo... and ooooh la la! touches of red in the third! Helpful Links: - Find your perfect wedding dress - Pair it with a fab pair of bridal heels! - 2010 wedding dress collections

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Bride Chic: Shoe Savvy Bridal Fashion

by Azure

About Bride Chic The ongoing dialogue about finding the perfect bridal shoe seems to go something like this: Comfort first but hey, what better occasion to show off those Jimmy Choos? My suggestion is to find that happy heel height (for most brides, it's 2 inches) where you can maneuver around greeting guests and being a bride without sore calves and blistered feet. Because we have such a vast array to choose from these days, it's hard to believe once upon a time etiquette dictated...

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Ask the Experts: Accent Colors

by Azure

In this week's column, our panel of wedding experts talks down a bride a little overwhelmed by her color choices. Here's the question: I am getting married next summer and my colors are black and ivory. I want to keep things classy and I am having a hard time deciding on an accent color(s). Originally I was using red, but that made things a little too Christmas-y for me. Then I chose yellow, coral and apple green but now I'm thinking that three accent colors are too many!...

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Bubbly Bride: Not So Traditional in A Black Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Brides are changing trends and choosing not to settle for the white wedding dreams of the past. They are becoming a bit more edgy with their attire and looking fabulous in black wedding gowns! The long belief and tradition of women in white wedding dresses symbolizing purity and wholeness seems to have fallen aside, while chic eye-catching fashion has become the front runner. While goth-style brides have been known to dazzle in black, this fashion statement is...

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Introducing Kenyatte Nelson- One of our Fabulous Monthly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Lover of Life, Purveyor of Beautiful Things and OneWed.com Fashion Writer Once upon a time there was this guy named Kenyatte. Oh…sorry, it’s pronounced like “piñata”…you know the brightly-colored paper mache “thingy” that people fill with tasty treats only to have a sugar thirsty mob of stick wielding kids swing away until it “gives up the goods” (wow…It must suck to be a Pinata). I digress. Kenyatte grew up in Charlotte, NC and went to Florida A&M...

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