Doing The Bridal Style Research So You Don’t Have To!

by Azure

We are off to Chicago's National Bridal Market... to scope out all the latest trends, hot bridal accessories, and more! It’s a tough job, but somebody has got to do it! All so that our lovely savvy scoopers can be in the know on what’s hot and what’s not for 2010 weddings. Will ruffles, lace, and other romantic details continue to adorn the newest wedding dresses? Are one-shoulder asymmetrical styles still holding their ground? What wedding dress silhouettes, necklines and...

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2010 Wedding Trend: Wedding Cakes Gone Wild

by Azure

If you read our Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2010 blog post yesterday, you already know that when it comes to wedding cakes, fondant is out, and butter cream icing is in. But after surveying wedding experts, we learned that wedding cakes are taking a little breather in 2010... a mini hiatus of sorts. Brides will be breaking tradition, and branching out by serving alternative, yummy desserts (desserts you do not want to pass up!). Juliet Douglas of Green Orchid Events and The Vegas...

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Top Ten Wedding Trends for 2010

by Azure

We've studied the landscape, interviewed experts and listened to you and now, we proudly unveil our top ten wedding trends for this year! In the coming weeks we'll bring you in-depth explanations of these trends with specific examples and LOADS of photos, but to get you started, here are the top ten trends! 1. Screw the Trends - Be Yourself The top wedding trend for 2010 is personalization. Instead of a cookie-cutter ceremony and reception, the new focus is on customizing the big day...

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Troublesome Trend In The Wedding Industry: The One Stop Shop

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Craig Sumsky of Cutting Edge Entertainment Since the ‘recession’ began, I’ve seen a growing trend in the ‘one stop shop’ business model amongst wedding and event professionals. More and more vendors who might have gotten into the wedding industry years ago because they were really good at something, or perhaps had a passion for a particular craft, are now ‘branching off’ into offering multiple services. I recently took part in a wedding...

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Bel Canto Designs: 10% Off for Savvy Scoop Readers!

by Azure

We've been hard at work compiling all the top wedding trends for 2010! Not that you should (or need to) follow trend, but it's always fun to know what's hot, and what's not, right? For 2010, brides (and wedding planners, alike) are still loving the vintage-chic wedding! You really can't go wrong with vintage, and if you love this style aesthetic, then why not follow your heart? To help you achieve your vintage-inspired bridal look, Bel Canto Designs is offering our Savvy Scoop...

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Mangagement Rings: Just A Fad, Or Here To Stay?

by Azure

The day your man popped the question is a day that you will remember for the rest of your life. And once that bling'ing ring was on your finger, I'll bet you couldn't wait to show it off! Your new rock excited you (and hopefully still does) because... 1. It was from the love of your life 2. You could now buy, and pour over, bridal mags without feeling like "that girl" 3. It was a new piece of fabulous jewelry (duh!) 4. And... it was an undeniable sign to other (sometimes creepy) men...

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2009 Emmys: Red Carpet Trends to Inspire Your Bridal Look

by Azure

If you are lacking inspiration for your wedding dress or bridesmaids' dresses, the red carpet at awards shows is always a great resource. You can see upcoming trends & styles, and the colors that are hot right now, and use these as a starting point for dreaming up your perfect bridal look. A few trends that stood out, many of which translate nicely from a walk down the red carpet to a walk down the aisle... - Sweetheart necklines (always a flattering choice) - Deep V's, for our...

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Bridal Accessory Trend Alert: Chunky Necklaces and Long, Layered Strands

by Azure

I was reading the September issue of Vogue this morning, and a few accessory trends jumped out at me in a big way. Every designer, from David Yurman (my personal fave!), to Donna Karan, to Oscar de la Renta, to Michael Kors, was showing one of two things... - chunky necklaces that make a serious statement - long, delicate necklaces layered one on top of another I must admit- the Bitter Betty inside of me often rears its ugly head while I thumb through Vogue, since nearly every...

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Winter 2009 Bridal Hair Accessory Trends

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Maura Foster of DTABridal.com It's 90 degrees outside right now, but bridal designers are thinking ahead to Fall and Winter 2009 with an eye towards the newest designs and the hottest trends. Bridal magazines rarely focus on bridal accessories– for them, it's all about the dress. Hair accessory aficionados know how to track the trends – look towards the hair styles. Accessories tend to follow the current hair styles. There are two styles right now leading...

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Bride Chic: Ode To The Bias Cut

by Azure

About Bride Chic Long before knits came on the fashion scene, the bias cut was used for body-hugging silhouettes like the dress on Jean Harlow above. It all started back in the 1920s when a Parisian couturier, Madeleine Vionette developed a technique using the true cross grain of fabric. Defined, a bias cut simply means the pattern pieces are placed on the cross grain rather than straight grain lines of weft or warp of the fabric. By 1930, Hollywood designers took advantage of this...

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