Ask the Experts: How to Have Elegant Decorations in an Unusual Setting

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Experts column, a bride writes in with a difficult decorating dilemma. She wants to know how to have an elegant wedding, in an unusual setting, a basketball court. One florist gives some helpful suggestions. Ask the Experts is your chance to get all of your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question write asktheexperts@onewed.com What's the most unusual location you've heard of for a wedding? Helpful Links Elegant...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Moss, for an Eco-Friendly Wedding Feel

by Azure

Moss is usually thought of as something to walk over, or get rid of, not as part of a decoration plan for a wedding. But as backyard chic takes center stage in weddings this summer, moss is being seen more and more often in decorations, centerpieces and even boutonnieres. What do you think? Does moss have a place at your wedding table? By the way, the first picture is from an engagement shoot by Studio B Photography, the boutonierre pictured here was created by Stylish Blooms...

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Artificial Aisle Runners: Hitch It or Ditch It?

by Azure

Usually when I hear about a new wedding product I know right away if I think it's a good idea or not. Shoe lifts for grooms, um, no. Brooch bouquets? OH YES! I have to admit though that this one has me stumped. Petal Happy is a company offering gorgeous aisle runners and gazebo covers made out of artificial flowers. On the plus side, they are beautiful and each one is unique. If you like the idea of walking down the aisle on top of flowers, you don't have to spend hours...

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Paper Flowers for Your Wedding Decorations

by Azure

Are you LOVING the brooch bouquets we featured a few weeks ago? I've been obsessed ever since I saw them. It's got me thinking about other materials and how you could use them for your wedding. Have you seen these amazing photos from Preston Bailey's blog? He had a client that wanted an entire event created out of paper! The flowers, napkin rings, and chair covers are all made from paper! Whether you like the summery look or not, you've got to admit it's pretty amazing work. I...

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Ask the Experts: DIY Winter Decorations

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Experts column our panel of wedding experts helps out a bride looking for some DIY decorating ideas. If you want your wedding questions answered by a team of experts write asktheexperts@onewed.com. Here's the question: Dear Experts I’m getting married in January in Chicago (I know, but we don’t have a lot of out of town guests, so I’m not worried about the weather). I’m on a tight budget but most of the DIY advice I see for flowers and decorations...

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Perfect Wedding Flowers Shipped to Your Door

by Azure

Wish you could just pick out your bridal & bridesmaid bouquets, centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres online and have them shipped direct to you or your venue? Well, now you can with the help of OneWed and Weddings by FlowerPetal! It’s easy as 1-2-3. 1. Select the arrangements and quantities of wedding flowers that match your personal style: from classic wedding flower likes peonies, calla lilies, ranunculus and roses to contemporary flowers like anthuriums, orchids, cymbidium...

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DIY Wedding Favor Idea, Create Your Own Scent

by Azure

I’ll admit it; I like aromatherapy. I know it’s a little hokey, and a lot of products called “aromatherapy” just mean “nice smelling,” but I’m really fascinated by how different scents can influence our moods. One of my favorite books on the subject is “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood. I was just flipping through it last night and realized that creating a small vial of massage oil or a home spray could be a great idea...

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A Sparkling Reception Idea: Fireworks

by Azure

Continuing with our Fourth of July theme... If this weekend’s fireworks displays get you thinking about adding some oooh and ahhh to your reception, we have some ideas for you. 1. Outdoor Display - This is possible, but remember it involves planning, space, darkness, and of course additional money for insurance. 2. Indoor Display – Some companies can do stunning indoor displays for less money than a full-fledged outdoor display. Again, don’t forget to check with the venue...

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Patriotic Wedding Ideas

by Azure

Happy Monday! At OneWed we love it when couples take what’s important to them and work it into their weddings. But, well, sometimes we think you can take it a little too far. So, in honor of the Fourth of July holiday this weekend, we present you with a collection of VERY patriotic wedding images. Yes, we’ve “artfully” placed the bouquet to protect the innocent. Too much? You decide. Do you think weddings should have "themes"? Stay with us all week for more...

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Wedding Balloons

by Azure

I feel like ever since we wedding guests found out we aren’t supposed to throw rice at the bride and groom (birds eat it, it swells in their bird-sized bellies), we’ve been at loose-ends. Birdseed is out because you’re introducing non-native seeds into an area (and you don’t want the bride looking like Tippi Hedren in “The Birds”). Butterflies have their own obvious mortality problems, and confetti gets stuck everywhere. So, how about a balloon release? Balloons tomorrow ...

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