To Celebrate Matrimony Monday, New Wedding Planning Tools, Features, Giveaways!

by Azure

To celebrate the biggest online wedding planning day of the year—January 4 2010, known as Matrimony Monday here at OneWed—we have launched all new features, tools and giveaways to help our newly engaged brides-to-be! Here are just a few of the new features you’ll find on OneWed: Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway--$15,000 in prizes! Create a Wedding Pre-Party (the only social wedding planning network—a Private-Facebook for Weddings) and you’ll be entered to win prizes for...

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2009 Celebrity Weddings: Celebs Wore Vera, Get the Look for Less!

by Azure

Vera Wang designed some beyond-stunning couture wedding dresses for celebrity weddings throughout 2009. Ivanka Trump's modest lace a-line gown was beautifully classic. Khloe Kardashian and American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi donned more modern Vera creations- with mermaid silhouettes, drop waist bodices, and billowy trains. And Alyssa Milano was regal in a custom-made Vera Wang dress, perfectly-suited for her August fairytale wedding. Ladies these days dream about walking down the...

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Recycled Bride: Everything You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses, Part 2

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Welcome back to Recycled Bride's roundup of the freshest ideas in ethical bridalwear. Last week we talked about recycling and reusing your dress through online resale, and I shared some of the latest styles from the hottest eco-friendly wedding dressdesigners around. Today in Part 2, you'll learn even more exciting ways to wear the dress of your dreams and be kind to the planet. • Rent a wedding gown. Grooms have been getting married in rented tuxedos since the...

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Bride Chic: A Winter Wedding Fairytale

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Winter forest by night is the subject of more than a few fairy tales, suggesting magic, miracles and the reflection of jewels and opulent fabrics in the moonlight. Here our story follows a walk through those woods by night in sweeping, full skirts celebrating all the majesty of the enchanted... Photo 2: Low-waist Miss Kelly dress with draped bodice and Swarovski crystals on the skirt. Photo 3: Gold bustier Magnani wedding dress with thickly embroidered...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

by Azure

About Recycled Bride (Pssst... They don't have to be made of hemp, and can be fabulously glamorous- and affordable!) As the founder of RecycledBride.com, I'm often asked to help brides find wedding dresses that are sustainable and Earth-friendly. Many of them expect their options to be limited, and are surprised to learn that wedding dresses made from organic and sustainable fabrics are just the tip of the eco-wedding iceberg. There are lots of ways to choose ethical and responsible...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I am totally smitten with the 2010 Kenneth Poolwedding dresses! The entire collection just oozes unapologetic glamour... opulent, dramatic, glamour with a kick of fantasy. Sumptuous, creamy duchess satin and romantic clouds of tulle. Eye-catching Swarovski crystal beading and exquisite embroidery. Masterfully crafted organza ruffles, scalloped tiers, and crumb-catcher necklines. These Kenneth Pool dresses have it all, and it's all done right! All of these beautiful creations...

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Bride Chic: To Have And To Halter

by Azure

About Bride Chic Believe it or not, the halter evolved from 1920s swimwear. Golden Age Hollywood designers popularized the look for evening, dressing stars like Garbo and Harlow. Actually the look was so radical and daring back then, tongues clucked as the etiquette police of the time declared, "no nice lady wore such things out at night". Ladies had different ideas though and wore the back-baring halter anyway. Halters once again made their comeback big time in the 1970s with the...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Watters Brides Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Watters did a fabulous job with their Spring 2010Watters Brides collection! There is something so sweet and romantic about this line... Maybe it's the abundance of beautiful lace, the gorgeously crafted floral details, or the unique low and open backs. I can't quite put my finger on it. But what I do know is that I could see myself walking down the aisle in several of these Watters wedding dresses! And if you are planning a destination or beach wedding, the dress in the last...

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Another Fantastic Tool For Brides-to-Be: Design Your Dream Wedding Dress!

by Azure

First, Dessy launched its awesome new Dessy-Pantone Style Board builder, helping brides select and coordinate their perfect wedding colors! Now, Pronovias has unveiled another amazing tool to help brides-to-be with one of the most important wedding day decisions- finding The Dress! With Design Your Ideal Wedding Gown, you can select the silhouette, waistline and neckline, fabric, accessories and veil perfect for you (see my dream wedding dress creation, above). And then Pronovias...

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Question of the Week: What Will You Do With Your Wedding Dress?

by Azure

Well, last week's question of the week was a little controversial, so let's go back to a more neutral topic for this week. What are you going to do with your wedding dress after the wedding? Trash it? Save it? resell it? If you're saving it, will you let someone else wear it or is it only for your daughter? What do you think of the trash the dress concept? Is it wasteful or fun?

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