Ode To a Gracious Bride

by Azure

Nothing beats seeing your bestie marry her best friend, or sharing in the celebration of one of your favorite couple's nuptials. My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of the latter this weekend, and our dear friends' Sweetest Day wedding was truly unforgettable. Two unique cultures—Irish and Vietnamese—came together beautifully, and the bride looked drop dead gorgeous in an all-lace Monique Lhuillier mermaid gown (featuring a keyhole back and tasteful slit). Rather than don an...

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Real Wedding Challenges: A Halloween Wedding that Isn’t Scary

by Azure

Usually our monthly Real Wedding Challenges series covers a wedding that’s long over so that you can get some interesting perspective on the wedding planning process. But, when I learned about a wedding that’s happening this Halloween I had to explore that challenge. The couple: Carmen, 31, lawyer Brad, 39, lawyer How did you meet and get engaged? Carmen says: We met through work because we were both involved in the same case. When I asked Brad to go to lunch with me, he...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Moving On

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month Real Wedding Challenges introduces you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge (or two, or three) in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. The Couple: Margalit, 34, C.O.O., medical equipment business Lee, 36, collections manager Wedding date and location: May 26, 2002, School of the Art Institute, Chicago How...

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My Not So Big Fat Greek Wedding, Part II

by Azure

For those of you who read Friday's Real Wedding Challenges story and were eagerly awaiting the photos of this amazing Greek destination wedding, they are now part of the article. Thanks again to Cheli for sharing her story, and congratulations on the new baby!

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Real Wedding Challenges: Being the Center of Attention

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month Real Wedding Challenges introduces you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge (or two, or three) in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. As a camera operator, Cheli is literally a behind-the-scenes kind of gal. She’s never been a big fan of being the center of attention, and it’s part of the reason she...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Creating a Meaningful Ceremony from Scratch

by Azure

We have two great loves here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and finding inspiration to help you make your wedding special. Our monthly feature “Real Wedding Challenges” combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge (or two, or three) in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Making Accommodations

by Azure

We love hearing real wedding stories, and on the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through one or more challenges in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. To read the first three Real Wedding Challenges, click here. Luke and Amber have only been married a year, so I found their perspective on their somewhat unique situation...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Getting Married on Short Notice

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. To read the first two Real Wedding Challenges, click here and here. This month was my wedding anniversary, and since I didn’t quite finish editing the article about my first choice of a couple… I thought I’d...

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Real Wedding Challenges: The Importance of Declaring Your Love

by Azure

We have two great loves here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and finding inspiration to help you make your wedding special. Our monthly feature Real Wedding Challenges combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple who worked through a challenge in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. To read the...

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No Preacher at the Wedding?  No Problem.

by Azure

Special Feature by Jeff Haden of BlackBird Images No wedding goes perfectly – but some go less perfectly than others. Say you’re getting married on a beautiful hilltop situated 400 yards from the main house… and the best man forgot the rings. No problem – someone runs back to the house, you smile sheepishly, and everyone remembers how gracefully you handled the moment. (Plus it’s a story you can tell your grandkids.) But what happens if months of planning come...

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