Featured Wedding: Miguel and Thaymee

by Azure

Special Feature by Tim Hussey of Hussey Photography Miguel and Thaymee Ortiz just celebrated their seven-year anniversary in style! When they first wed seven years ago, they didn't get to have a full wedding celebration with family and friends, so they decided to plan the wedding that they never had to celebrate seven years of love!

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A Diamond Is Expensive Contest: The Verdict Is In…

by Azure

Congratulations, Lauren M.! We absolutely loved your “A Diamond Is Expensive” idea, and you are the lucky winner of a gorgeous ring from Turtle Love Committee. So tell your fiancé that he can skip the coupon clipping the next couple of Tuesdays! Because of all the fabulous submissions we received, we’d like to share a few of our favorite sassy and savvy submissions, and recognize the brains behind the creativity... Because size does matter… -Brooke K. of Medina,...

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Free Bridal Flip Flops, Anyone?

by Azure

Did you get your free pair of J*Flops bridal flip flops yesterday? Savvy Scooper Courtney F. did! Maybe you missed my post on these fabulously fun bridal flops. Or saw the post, but weren't really paying attention... or didn't make it to the end? If so, you missed your chance to win a pair of customized bridal flops on the house! For the rest of our readers, how does 20% off your entire J*Flops order sound? Use coupon code JFlopsSavvy at checkout after you've picked the...

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Top Tips for Getting Beautiful Photos at Your Beach Wedding

by Azure

Has summertime got you thinking about surf and sand? If you're thinking about a beach wedding, check out these tips on getting great photos by Jennifer Angelero of Jennifer Angelero Photography.

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A Wedding Registry You Can Feel Good About

by Azure

Sometimes planning a wedding can make you feel a little guilty. Here you are spending all this money on cakes, music, and dresses and other people are having trouble making ends meet. It’s no secret that the economy is not doing so well, and more brides and grooms than ever feel like they want to give back give back to those in need while celebrating the biggest event of their lives. One idea is to encourage your guests to shop for your wedding presents via Goodshop.com. If...

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The Man Registry Joins The Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Azure

About The Man Registry Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a terrible disease that has surely affected the lives of many that are reading this. As the 2009 wedding season hits full speed, The Man Registry is proud to announce that we’ll be donating a percentage from each of our wedding registry and groomsmen gift sales to The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation. The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation was founded in 2008 and has already generated...

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“A Diamond Is Expensive” Contest- Patience Is A Virtue…

by Azure

Hey Ladies! Sorry to keep you waiting, but we received so many fabulous submissions for the Turtle Love Committee "A Diamond Is Expensive" contest that we're having trouble deciding on the lucky winner. Not a bad problem to have, right? Check back tomorrow- we'll reveal the winning submission, and recognize some of our top runners-up! Thanks for all the fantastic submissions, Savvy Scoopers!

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Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Planning Just Got Easier!

by Azure

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new interactive Honeymoon and Destination Wedding planning page. From destination wedding planning to adventurous honeymoon excursions, our newest resource can provide planning advice for every budget. We’ve got tools to help you research, plan, and even buy airline tickets for your honeymoon! The only thing you can’t do from the site is pack your bags! So, visit OneWed’s Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Page and get the...

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Fabulously Fun Bridal Flip Flops

by Azure

Treat your tootsies (and your bridesmaids’ tootsies) to style and comfort with J*Flops! J*Flops personally designs each pair of flip flops with a distinct style that fits the customer’s personality. Anyone can go pick up those generic flip flops from the local drug store, but if you are looking for custom flops made with only the finest embellishments, then J*Flops has got you covered. As much as I adore the bridal flip flops, I love the story of how J*Flops came to be even...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Best of Bliss Spa Gift Set

by Azure

Spoil yourself in a New York minute with this week’s Savvy Steal from Bliss. One lucky winner will receive the Best of Bliss gift box, filled with Bliss skincare and body bests! The following fabulous products are included in this set… - lemon + sage body butter with advanced antioxidants and nourishing coconut oil. - high intensity hand cream with supreme softening and surface smoothing abilities. - triple oxygen instant energizing mask which delivers oxygen to the skin...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Retro Bridal Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife! Sure, times have changed. Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window. Poof, gone! Just like that. However, nothing says we can't bring a little bit of it back, right? I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too? If you're planning a bridal shower, this retro theme might just bring out the pinup housewife in all of you.... Consider serving cherry pie...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Vintage, Timeless Wedding Photography Captures Elegant Bride

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I feel that since starting Rock ‘n Roll Bride I have built up some amazing relationships with some truly fabulous photographers from all over the world. Not only is it great to have so many new friends (online friends are the best!) but I’m never ever short of amazing things to share. This week’s post came in from Lilia of Lilia Photography. I knew it’d be worth a share as not only does the Bride Coleen have that beautifully vintage thing going on,...

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Featured Wedding: Enid and Casey

by Azure

Special feature by Ayesha Onyekwelu of Bedazzled Photography. April 4th was the day Enid was brought into this world and also the day, in 2009, she vowed to spend the rest of her life with Casey. Enid, a Texas resident, met Casey while she was vacationing in London, where Casey lived. After a year of dating, Casey knew he could not spend one more day without Enid and he asked her to marry him. He left the other side of the pond to be with his true love in Dallas, Texas. Their...

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How To Hire a Wedding Babysitter

by Azure

Nothing gives you and your guests peace of mind like knowing you have a great babysitter on the job. The kids are having fun and taken care of, so you can relax and enjoy your reception. Our friends at Sittercity.com have some great advice for finding a sitter, figuring out a fair pay rate, and keeping the helicopter moms happy. Check out the new How To Hire a Wedding Babysitter article in our advice section and breathe a sigh of sweet relief.

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Not Your Parents Wedding Bands – Or Should It Be?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Jewelry and Style Expert Michael O’Connor Weddings and their signifiers, the wedding bands, have changed dramatically since the time of our parents. Unfortunately in the evolution, the true meaning and significance of the wedding band has lost some importance. As far as the wedding planning goes, back in the day, this was seen to be the domain of the bride and her family. Fairytale weddings were the vision of few brides and an option of fewer. Most gifts given...

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Bubbly Bride: Sweetheart vs. Head Table at Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride There is a lot of thought that goes into arranging seating for your wedding. You take all of your friends and family members over the years, and try to put them with other personalities that they will get along with and have a memorable experience! The big question is where are you and your new groom going to sit? Do you set up the traditional head table with your entire wedding party all in a line in the front of the reception, or do you put yourselves at a...

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Top Tips for a Backyard Wedding

by Azure

Happy summer! It's time to hit the great outdoors, so grab your sunblock and check out our Top Tips for a Backyard Wedding.

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Specialty Drinks for Your Summer Wedding Reception

by Azure

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day! Welcome to the start of summer. One of the best ways to cut down on bar costs is to serve one or two “specialty “ or “signature” drinks instead of a full-service bar. If you’re having a summer wedding, you’ll want your drinks to have a summer flavor. Here are five classic summer cocktails to consider: Daiquiri Margarita Sangria Long Island Iced Tea Mojito Here are five more you may not have heard of, but are just as...

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of May 17, 2009

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. It’s a holiday weekend, so you have plenty of time to catch up on anything you may have missed in this week’s Savvy Scoop. On Monday: • Rock ‘n Roll Bride shared some inspiration from non-wedding sources (wait, there’s a world outside of weddings, who knew?) • Bubbly Bride gave ideas on how to use tents to create your own outdoor wedding venue. • We stood up for cupcake stands. On Tuesday: • We opened invitations from Sugar River...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Diva Walking Away With This Week’s Fab Swag Is…

by Azure

... CourtneyTuck2be! Congratulations, Courtney! We can't wait to see what you chose from Wedding Paper Divas' luxe Thermography collection. With so many gorgeous designs and items to select from, you and Mr. Tuck should have no problem finding the perfect, personalized Save The Dates, Bridal Shower Invitations, or Thank You notes! Thanks to all our Savvy Scoopers for the informative, smart and savvy comments this week! Check back on Monday for our next Savvy Steal, and enjoy your...

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Get cruise ship savvy

by Azure

Thinking about a seafaring destination wedding or a romantic honeymoon cruise? Check out our Top Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Cruise!

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Budget Idea for Dresses: Think Prom

by Azure

As a mom, I hate that kids’ clothes look so adult these days. As a short shopper on a budget, I love it! It’s one of the few benefits of being short, kids’ clothes and shoes cost less than adult clothes and shoes. I’ve found a few places where the smallest adult size and largest kid size are identical, except for pricing. Even if they aren’t short, your bridesmaids can take advantage of a similar “youth discount.” Instead of looking for bridesmaids’ dresses in bridal...

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Say Cheese: Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Great Wedding Photographer

by Azure

Starting to think about hiring your wedding photographer? Come on over to OneWed's advice section and check out our Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Wedding Photographer.

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Kris (and OneWed) Big Winners on American Idol

by Azure

For the past month or so, we've had a little wedding industry competition running on Twitter to see who could correctly pick the Idol cast-off each week and ultimately pick the winner. And, yes, Kris Allen was victorious Tuesday night, but so was OneWed!! Woo-hoo! I promise we did not vote 100MM times for Kris. Thanks to our worthy opponents, TheManRegistry, MyWedding, and TweetMyWedding.

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