25 Handmade Wedding Treasures that Hit All the Right Notes

by Azure

Do you and your soon-to-be share a love of classical, jazz, rock 'n roll, or just music in general? I know my guy and I do! We bring Pandora with us wherever we go, and agree wholeheartedly that splurging on an amazing wedding band is totally worth it! But you can showcase your love of music with more than just an incredible band or kicka** playlist, and sites like Etsy make it a breeze. Now you can infuse vintage sheet music and musical notes, and quotes or snippets from your...

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OneWed’s 1st Annual Wedding Costume Contest!

by Azure

With Trick or Treating off the table (oh, to be young again...), I've had to find other ways besides sugar highs to get in the Halloween spirit. And do you know what comes through each and every time? Brides & grooms in costume and other wild and wacky wedding themes! So we are starting a new tradition this All Hallows' Eve, a spectacular costume contest showcasing the best of dressed up weddings. Scroll on to see ten amazing category winners, then click HERE for lots...

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10 Secrets to Styling an Old Hollywood Wedding

by Azure

When styling any wedding with a theme there is one golden rule—exercise restraint! Style your overall décor with influences from your theme or era, rather than actually having a “themed wedding.” It is much more tasteful to plan your wedding décor with influences rather than making the focus of your day the “theme” and not you! Old Hollywood, vintage glam weddings have been trending for quite some time, and while we love this theme, it’s one that can quickly take a...

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Stalking the Look Books: Eliza Jane Howell Bridal

by Bride Chic

Isn't there something to really love about those body-clinging gowns evoking 1930's Hollywood glam? They're perfect for showing off curves and rewarding bodies that work out. London designer, Eliza Jane Howell has captured this golden era of fashion with a dash of modern thrown in for today's bride. If you love what you see here, believe me, her collection is extensive and these wedding dresses are just the beginning of a gorgeous cavalcade of thirties-inspired fashion you'll find...

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4th of July Wedding Roundup

by Azure

Are you seeing stars & stripes with the Fourth of July just two days away? I know I am! And I've been dreaming about firework displays, BBQ deliciousness, refreshing cocktails, and red white & blue! So I thought, what better way to kick off the holiday than with a festive roundup of patriotic wedding pretties! Once you take in all the lovely in the inspiration board above, scroll down to see so much more. P.S. This Stars & Stripes ideabook is also red, white and beautiful! ...

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Vintage Weddings: Downton Abbey Meets Jay Gatsby

by Bride Chic

Most brides I'm consulting these days are in awe of the Downton Abbey/Gatsby-inspired gowns and accessories spreading all over the the wedding blogs like fire. The pre-1920s right up to the era of Art Deco was a pivotal time in fashion. Women were freed of the corset and hobble skirt and wore looser undergarments. Silhouettes tended to be long and lean with dropped waists. Do you need to adopt the whole costume theme to go about getting the look? You can of course but you can also...

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Modern Brights Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

I've been on a bright colors kick lately (maybe it's my summertime state of mind), and although modern wedding style isn't really my taste, I still love the inspiration these soirees deliver. Bold patterns, transparent ghost chairs, blank-slate venues that can be tailored to the couple's personality... what's not to like? And when I spotted this bright and beautiful styled shoot on Style Me Pretty, I was beyond inspired! I mean, who would have thought that a neon rainbow striped...

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5 Bridal Designers On-Trend for Jazz Age Fashion

by Bride Chic

The Great Gatsby premieres today and oh what a costume fest it will be, especially for brides contemplating sheath and evening gown silhouettes. The fusion of Art Deco/Gatsby/Jazz Age that designers are incorporating into their collections boils down to a stew of the creme de la creme of early 20th Century fashion. First talent that comes to mind of course is Claire Pettibone, a woman who's earned a niche all her own in this industry of white lace and satin. While her gowns...

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13 Baseball Details That’ll Knock Your Wedding Out of the Park

by The Broke-Ass Bride

A cheer erupts as two teams take to the field for one glorious show. The sun is casting a warm light over the crowd and the grass is a perfect crisp green. Emotions run high as folks gather to hail their favorites. Beers are cheersed and high-fives are had. And one thing's for sure: He sure snagged a great catch! It's baseball season. And wedding season! And for anyone who has a love of America's Pastime, there are few greater marriages than the old ball game and your big day!...

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Let Them Eat Cake! Sweet Wedding Inspiration from Marie Antoinette

by The Broke-Ass Bride

I know I'm a little late to this party, but I recently watched "Marie Antoinette." And holy gilded bananas! The fashion ... the opulence ... the FASHION. And my little broke-ass brain started a-churnin' with ideas on how to throw a fabulously fancy fete the Queen herself would be proud of.  From gilded centerpieces to feathers in lustrous updos to dresses with decolletage-enhancing bustiers and ruffles for days, the options are endless. Tables adorned with every dessert imaginable...

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