Flowers are Expensive: Save By Choosing Seasonal Buds that are in Bloom!

by Azure

Flowers can be a very big expense in your wedding budget. Many couples don't realize just how pricey fresh blooms are until they're at the florist, selecting their arrangements. But, fresh flowers add so much to the vibe and overall beauty of your wedding! Definitely a worthwhile expense! Our super new Wedding Flowers Gallery can help save time and money, but choosing buds that are in bloom is another great way to cut costs. Since it's that time of year, below are a few flowers...

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Bubbly Bride: Spice up Your Wedding with a Dash of Ginger(bread)

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When preparing for your holiday wedding, start thinking about what you look forward to around the holidays! What are your favorite traditions, memories, and cookies (of course)? I have fond memories of making gingerbread cookies every year with my grandma while growing up. While it appeared to our family we were baking cookies... her and I both knew the only reason we were in that kitchen was to enjoy the sugary bliss of the cookie dough! Those memories will...

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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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Bubbly Bride: Add Twinkle to your Winter Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When brainstorming how to decorate your winter wedding, think outside of the box. Change up the typical wedding decor and add some twinkle to your day. Adding lights gives the reception a much more whimsical feel. Your guests will enjoy the atmosphere since it will appear as if they are walking into a fantasy world. They can leave their worries at the door and for tonight they can dance and drink and be surrounded with sparkle. If you have over a year to plan...

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Dessy Style Board Challenge: Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration!

by Azure

It's officially winter here in the Windy City- the first real snow fall in Chicago! Waking up to snow-covered cars, streets, and trees got me in the holiday spirit! So, to kick off round two of our Dessy-PantoneStyle Board Challenge, I've created a little Winter Wonderland inspiration board to help get your creative juices flowin'! If you are loving the Dessy items featured in this board, check out the After Six bridesmaid dress (Style 6582), full length Dessy bridesmaid dress...

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Ask the Experts: DIY Winter Decorations

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Experts column our panel of wedding experts helps out a bride looking for some DIY decorating ideas. If you want your wedding questions answered by a team of experts write asktheexperts@onewed.com. Here's the question: Dear Experts I’m getting married in January in Chicago (I know, but we don’t have a lot of out of town guests, so I’m not worried about the weather). I’m on a tight budget but most of the DIY advice I see for flowers and decorations...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Enzoani Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Enzoani Spring 2010wedding dress collection is chock full of lace (subtle hints and head-to-toe), floral details and appliques, sweetheart necklines, and s ilver brooches and accents. This line has some great options for all types of brides and all types of weddings. I love the second dress (the Eleanor) for a beach or destination wedding. And how perfect is the knee-length Evita for a downtown civil ceremony or as a second dress for your wedding reception? And if you are a...

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Bride Chic: The Coatdress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Winter is almost here. Coatdresses and coat & dress ensembles are an option many brides overlook simply because the concept is just now being reintroduced by a few savvy designers. A coatdress is just that: a lighter weight coat (street or floor length); and can be single or double-breasted. Then there's the coat & dress ensemble. Defined, this is a coat with a dress out of matching fabric underneath it. In the 60s, these were popular mostly for formal occasions....

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BCBG: Jewel-Toned Evening Dresses for your Bridesmaids!

by Azure

I love BCBG for cute cocktail dresses, chic layering pieces, and of course, stylish clutches and purses. But while shopping this weekend, I thumbed through this season's BCBG Shopping Guide, and saw a midnight blue evening gown that I fell in love with. For bridesmaids in an elegant fall or winter wedding, it was simply perfection. Unfortunately, it must be a brand new piece because its not yet listed on the BCBG website. The photo above is currently featured on the home page, but...

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Bride Chic: Clouds of Tulle

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could say bridal more than a cloud of soft tulle? Defined, tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Tulle is familiar because its the standard material for bridal veils. But did you know it comes in lighter versions and is used in bouffant skirts? The one pictured above proffers that ballerina look Vera Wang popularized a few years back. While the big tulle skirt is classic, edgier...

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