Beyond Ruffles and Lace

by Claire

Della Giovanna's first ever bridal line launched this year for Fall 2014 with innovative bridal looks that turn tradition upside down. Using studs and leather in her designs, Michelle Della Giovanna creates edgy styles with echoes of New York City for contemporary, offbeat brides. Plus, Michelle is pioneering the bridal industry in other ways: she is one of the first designers to release a "bridal separates" line. Each one of the gowns below is made up of a corset and skirt...

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Modern Sophistication from Alana Aoun

by Claire

With the highest level of fashion and sophisticated refinement, Alana Aoun crafts her designer gowns to push the envelope of traditional wedding dress concepts. Based in Sidney, Australia, Alana can take a simple a-line wedding gown, add gold applique, and create a grecian-inspired masterpiece. Her unique fabric combinations and embroidery choices result in strikingly modern gowns that will grace any bride in contemporary beauty. Explore the spring 2014 collection below and Ideabook...

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30 Unique Bridesmaid Dresses Your Ladies Will Love

by Azure

With all the heavenly wedding dress inspiration we've been dishing up lately, we didn't want to leave your loyal bridesmaids out in the cold! So... We trolled through Etsy looking for the latest, most unique, and sophisticated choices for the bridal party, and came up with a lovely bunch of 30 stylish designs. Scroll on to see them all...

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27 Ways to Seat Your Wedding Guests with Style

by Azure

While escort cards serve an important purpose, they can also really ramp up the uniqueness of your wedding day and reception decor. Thanks to creative Etsy sellers dreaming up new and unexpected ways to stylishly seat guests, the escort card world is bigger and better than ever. From keys and pinwheels, to vintage windows and mini gilded animals, the innovative ideas below are sure to get your DIY juices flowing! Don't forget to add your favorite escort card finds to an inspiring...

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Top Places For Finding Indie Bridal Designers

by Bride Chic

Have you noticed the past few years indie designers seem to be, The Big Thing in bridal fashion? The mass produced uniform—you know the one that's in all the mainstream bridal salons: strapless mermaid with loads of ruffles—isn't everyone's cup of tea. Enter the indie designer. An indie is someone who has a real love of practicing her art and giving personal service. Her products are handmade and unique. As Hailey of Hustle Your Bustle (an online site offering indie designed...

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8 Creative Wedding Cake Toppers

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Looking for a unique and personal topper for your wedding cake or groom’s cake? Check out these fabulous creative handmade picks spied on Etsy: ONE. Customized Wedding Cake Banner with Bride & Groom — this adorable paper banner, available in a range of colors, comes with custom bride and groom cutouts made to look like you and your fiancé. TWO. Personalized “Woodland Heart” Wedding Cake Topper — this sweet, shabby...

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Beyond the Wedding Cake: Alternative Desserts

by Courtney

Looking for a sweet treat for guests in addition to your wedding cake?  Maybe you want to do away with the tiered tradition altogether?  Cupcakes, pies, candy tables and tiers of doughnuts are fun alternatives, but let’s face it, by now they’ve lost their uniqueness in the world of weddings.  Below are some of our (not too-overly done) alternatives to wedding cakes. Milk and Cookies: Perfect for the DIY bride whose mom makes a fantastic cookie, or for the bride with the...

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A Unique Save-the-Date Video Invitation for an Austin, Texas Wedding

by Azure

Check out this adorable video Save-the-Date wedding invitation! Quirky, fun, and totally DIY. And since there's no postage required or invitation paper used, it's eco-friendly, too! What do you think of this video save-the-date? Have you and your fiancée considered this option? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Bride Chic: Bridal Fashion And Style Inspiration From Etsy

by Azure

About Bride Chic What if we just spent Friday kicking back, exploring and getting inspired? Usually when I want to do just that I check in with Etsy. There I find so much talent and creativity I can't believe it. If you're on the lookout for an extraordinary wedding dress, accessories or head chic, this is the place to go. Below is a visual of some of the best of the best from Etsy... How many Etsy fanatics are reading this right now? Do you have a favorite Etsy vendor that...

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How Far Will Your Groom Go With His Perfect Proposal?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Grooms - How far will you go for your proposal? Or better yet, brides - How far do you want your man to go? Some women dream of the words 'Will You Marry Me' being posted across a football stadium and their man kneeling on the 50 yard line with an engagement ring in hand, while other gals would be mortified at that act and want an intimate one-on-one proposal. The question is how much is too much, or can there be too much? Do grooms feel as if they have to...

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