4th of July Wedding Roundup

by Azure

Are you seeing stars & stripes with the Fourth of July just two days away? I know I am! And I've been dreaming about firework displays, BBQ deliciousness, refreshing cocktails, and red white & blue! So I thought, what better way to kick off the holiday than with a festive roundup of patriotic wedding pretties! Once you take in all the lovely in the inspiration board above, scroll down to see so much more. P.S. This Stars & Stripes ideabook is also red, white and beautiful! ...

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Personalized Wedding Gifts & Holiday Presents from Mark & Graham

by Brooklyn Bride

Mark & Graham Personalized Gifts is a new online shop filled with gifts galore that are all able to be made unique to you. Obviously, it makes for great gift giving now that the holidays are upon us, as well as gifts for couples, parents & bridal party members. What I love are the sheer number of options for the personalizations.... usually you're only given 1 to 4 different fonts & colors, but here, it's practically endless! And did I mention free? Lots of options for people who...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Can I Get Married the Same Month as My Friend?

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column, a woman who has always dreamed of a Christmas wedding runs into a problem, her friend is also getting married in December. Can there be a compromise? Do you agree with the Wedding Maven? If you need wedding advice, or have a question about wedding etiquette, wedding traditions, or relationships, write weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links Can I Get Married in the Same Month as My Friend? Ask the Wedding Maven Holiday Weddings

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A Mexican Wedding Tradition in Honor of Cinco De Mayo

by Azure

Today is Cinco De Mayo, a celebration of Mexican independence and a generally good reason to have a party! If you’re looking for a way to celebrate your Mexican heritage with your wedding, consider the Lasso ceremony (also known as the lazo, cord or rope ceremony). This ceremony is popular in both Mexican and Filipino ceremonies. During the wedding ceremony a cord, representing the rosary, is placed in a figure eight around the couple. It’s a beautiful and meaningful...

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Irish Wedding Customs

by Azure

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We’re all a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day so consider some of these great Irish traditions for your wedding: • One Irish tradition calls for the wedding couple to walk to the church together before exchanging their wedding vows. • Traditionally, Irish brides wear blue wedding dresses, rather than white dresses. In ancient times, blue symbolized purity. • Irish brides often mix lavender (a symbol of love and loyalty) in to their...

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Question of the Week: Is Valentine’s Day Important to You?

by Azure

Valentine's Day is this weekend. How do you feel about Valentine's Day? Is it just a "greeting card holiday" or does it have real meaning for you? Do you think it's a fun day to celebrate love, or a lot of pressure? Do you expect a big gift this year? Are you giving him a big gift this year? Helpful Links Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Guy Question of the Week

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Frugalista Says Think about Next Year’s Holiday Weddings!

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Carrie Kirby of Frugalista I got engaged over the holidays, back in 1996. My parents got engaged over the holidays, back in 1969. So I’m thinking, maybe you got engaged over the holidays! Yes? Congratulations. You are probably thinking about what date a year or so in the future would be a good day to get married. Let me put forth an unpopular suggestion: Get married right after Christmas. It will save you money and give you a good excuse to dump your future...

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Question of the Week: Do You Believe in New Year’s Resolutions?

by Azure

Monday is what we like to call Matrimony Monday, where all the recently engaged brides start fulfilling their New Year's resolutions by getting to work on their wedding planning. What about you? Do you think New Year's resolutions work? Do you make one? Do you have one for 2010? Is it wedding related? Did you have one for 2009, and if so, did you fulfill it?

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Question of the Week: What’s Your Holiday Wish?

by Azure

What else could this week's Question of the Week be? What's on your holiday wish list? What's on your wish list for others? Check in on Thursday and our panel of wedding experts will tell you their wishes for your holiday season!

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Featured Wedding: The Halloween Wedding that Wasn’t Scary

by Azure

A few weeks ago we told you about an upcoming non-Halloween Halloween wedding. Carmen and Brad got married on October 31 at the Barn at Valhalla in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As promised, their photographer, Kate of This Little Light Photography has shared some pictures of the happy day with us.

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