Uncovering the Most Spectacular Wedding Venues, One Day at a Time

by Azure

Since becoming engaged in November, I've been on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue. But... the task has proved more difficult than I could have ever imagined! I'm convinced that finding the venue (at the right price, for the date you want) is one of the most challenging parts of the entire wedding planning process. Luckily though, we're here to help! Each week, Monday through Friday, we'll spotlight five amazing venues across the U.S. and today we kick things off with a major...

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30 Best Botanic Garden Wedding Venues in the U.S.A.

by Azure

Do you love being one with nature, and have visions of an enchanted outdoor wedding? I know I do! Which means botanic garden venues are at the top of my "must-explore" wedding planning checklist! We recently visited the Chicago Botanic Gardens and were blown away by its natural beauty. Even in the dead of winter with barely a colorful bloom in sight, we were instantly smitten. And my experience inspired me to round up all the best botanic garden venues for weddings across America....

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Quest for the Wedding Venue: Five Steps to Success

by Azure

Hello brideys! You're newly engaged (congrats!), obsessed with your bling (obvi), and ready to get the wedding planning ball rolling! One of the most daunting steps of the entire planning process is finding and booking a venue, but it can also be one of the most rewarding and impactful decisions you'll make. So follow the simple steps below, and your quest for the perfect venue will be a success! Step 1 - Sit down with your groom with two goals in mind. First, to get a general...

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Wedding Venue Dealings: That THING You Do

by Bitchless Bride

Brideys… if the beautiful venue hosting your wedding says that they can’t do a particular “thing” that you want them to do, or what you are asking for is outside the boundaries of what they can do (legally or otherwise), please BELIEVE them. ESPECIALLY if this piece was discussed ad nauseum during the initial site visit. What am I talking about? Such things may include (but are not limited to): providing a particular cuisine or food you saw at some AMAZING restaurant that...

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Wedding Venue, Bride + Groom Mashup

by Azure

Since today we announced our new smart matching technology and MatchMake tool for Chicago and New York brides, grooms, & vendors, we thought we'd let you try your hand at playing Matchmaker too! Check out the five gorgeous venues and five lovely couples below, then match them up using the form at the end of this post. Good luck! (Venues) 1 - 5 (Bride + Groom) a - e

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5 Lush Garden Wedding Venues

by Azure

  Lush locations for your outdoor I Do's! From botanical to Japanese, garden wedding venues are budget-friendly and can be transformed into whimsical, romantic, enchanted spots for your most special day. Check out five of my favorite garden wedding venues below, then post a comment to share your favorite outdoor garden location! 1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY: The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens are breathtaking, especially for a Spring wedding when the trees, plants...

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Top Eco-Friendly Wedding Venues

by Azure

Happy Earth Day brideys! If you're planning a sustainable wedding, an eco-friendly wedding venue is a must. Check out these 4 fabulous eco-chic wedding locations for your earth-friendly I Do's! 1.Cedarwood Weddings, Nashville, TN: This picturesque wedding venue offers vintage wedding decor rentals- think antique silver, vintage crystal, wedding cake stands, rustic crates, birdcages, chandeliers, lanterns, linens, furniture, etc.- as part of their Perfect Wedding...

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Bizarre Wedding Venues: Top 10 Offbeat Locations to Get Hitched

by Azure

This top 10 list of obscure wedding venues has been created with lots of love from our friends at TotallyTop10.com. To check out more quirky, funny and offbeat top ten lists, be sure to visit their blog.       1. Wed at a crocodile ranch: In Australia and South Africa, real crocodile ranches offer wedding packages! Dare to explore this venue option? The croc wedding environment is only for the adventurer at heart! 2. Budget Wedding Venue: Getting Hitched at Wal-Mart...

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Top Wedding Venue Perfect for an Outdoor Affair: Pelican Hill Resort

by Azure

Looking for a beyond gorgeous outdoor wedding venue in California? Pelican Hill Resort, located in Newport Coast, California, was recently voted the best wedding venue by Celebrity Bridal Guide. And it's no question why... this California wedding venue is incredibly beautiful! Ian Ziering, best known for his role as Steve Sanders in 90210, and Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce tied the knot at Pelican Hill. And when I came across this real wedding at Pelican Hill by Victor Sizemore...

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Former Bachelor Melissa Rycroft Shares Wedding Planning Tips Exclusively With OneWed!

by Azure

Calling all Bachelor and Bachelorette fanatics! We have got an extra special treat for you today! Melissa Rycroft first hit the celebreality scene on season 13 of The Bachelor. She stole Jason Mesnick’s heart, was the last girl standing, but we all know how that ended… Mesnick married runner-up Molly Malaney, and Rycroft soon found her true love, and tied the knot in December. This former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is now busy as a bee, but… she knows firsthand what goes...

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