Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of May 11, 2009

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. Are you worried you missed something in this week’s Savvy Scoop? Here’s your weekly wrap-up of wedding ideas for the week of May 11th. On Monday: • We went live with the idea of a streaming broadcast from idostream.com. • Rock and Roll Bride was Pretty in Pink. • Bubbly Bride had some ideas for remembering those no longer with us. • We learned how to store and restore wedding dresses, while still being environmentally friendly. On...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Kedai Photo Kiosk Goes To…

by Azure

kneser!! Congratulations, kneser! You are one lucky bride-to-be! You will be one of the first to have this amazing product from Kedai Photo at your wedding, and will be left with memories that will last a life time. Make sure to tell all of your tech-savvy friends to bring their digital cameras to your event! Thanks to all of our fabulous readers for participating this week! Until Monday, Savvy brides!

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Bride Chic: Kiddie Couture- Dressing All Your Little Attendants

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could be sweeter than adding a flock of kids to your wedding? Either making the trek down the aisle or weaving in and out of festivities, kids add a bright and energetic tone to any wedding. In Europe, kids make up the wedding party almost entirely. Remember Lady Diana's wedding to Prince Charles in 1981? Her eldest attendant was a junior bridesmaid. The rest were taffeta-clad flower girls and pages dressed in the traditional costume of the English Court....

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Spring and Summer Beauty Trends: Hot Nail Colors

by Azure

I have very, very little willpower when it comes to one thing- gossip mags. Standing in line at the grocery store, waiting to check out, I’m faced with a barrage of celebrity weekly covers, each one more tempting than the last. Fortunately for you, I buy the magazines, and just love sharing the juice with our Savvy Scoop readers! From this week’s US Weekly, I wanted to share with you the hot nail colors for spring and summer. These are perfect for your honeymoon! Follow the...

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Invitation Wedding Ideas for the Sparkling Bride

by Azure

A little Bling Invitation Inspiration from MyExpression.com Clockwise from Left: - Blue and red elegant, whimsical Chandelier Invitations - Adorable Bling Bling Die-Cut Engagement Invitations - Gorgeous Engagement Ring Invitation featuring imprintable ring die-cut invitation with imprintable tag that attaches with a ribbon - Beautiful Vintage Chandelier Invitations - Vibrant, edgy green, pink, black and white Chandelier Madness Invitations - Middle: Cute Ring in a Box...

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Another Idea for a Wedding Night Surprise

by Azure

If you liked this week’s idea of a secret tattoo just for you and your groom, you’ll love this: bridal underwear. OK, on the wedding night itself you’ll probably want to wear something fancy, frilly, and sexy, but what about giving your guy a bit of a giggle before or after the wedding? Sayitwithundies.com has adorable thongs with sayings like “I Do” and “Something Blue” and “Just Married.” Don’t forget your bridesmaids, I’ve seen more than a few MOHs for whom...

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Should You Sign on the Dotted Line? Advice about Wedding Contracts

by Azure

Unless you're Ally McBeal, legal matters don't usually seem romantic, but they are part of planning a wedding. Check out this week's Wedding Maven column to get some advice about thinking things through BEFORE you sign on the dotted line. Do you have a question about wedding traditions or etiquette? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Always a Blogsmaid: 5 Tips to Say Yes to the Dress

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid Recently, a client of mine was in a dilemma: she was absolutely stuck when it came to a dress. She had seen a few that she liked, and was leaning towards one a bit more then the other, but she was literally stuck. Not everyone knows immediately if a dress is right for them, and, especially if you look good in a few, it can be a difficult decision. We met up to peruse photos and I offered up a few tips that I find work, and I thought I'd share them with you! 1....

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Quick Poll for all you Brides (or friends of Brides)

by Azure

Quickie for ya...please answer in the comments (as many adjectives as you need): 1. Getting engaged made me feel... 2. Wedding planning makes me feel...

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Save on Vera Wang on Weddings!

by Azure

We all love Vera Wang, and we all love to save money. But saving money on Vera... A seriously killer combination! To help all of our Savvy Scoop readers get a little Vera in their lives, take advantage of Complimentary Shipping with any purchase on VeraWang.com Use Promo Code: freeship09. VeraWangonWeddings offers so many beautiful, fantastic items- from Maid to Order bridesmaid dresses, to sexy lingerie for your wedding night or honeymoon, to gorgeous keepsake gifts for your...

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Bridesmaids or Designers?  With Coco Myles, They’ll Be Both!

by Azure

If you ask your bridesmaids what they want from the designer who outfits them for your wedding, here are a few of the top responses you can expect… 1) A dress they can wear again 2) Styles and designs to flatter every body type 3) Vibrant colors in comfortable fabrics What if I told you that you could get all of this and more for your maids, all for under $200? I came across the Coco Myles website the other day, and was blown away (in a good way!). If you haven’t heard of...

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Featured Wedding: Jessica and Matt

by Azure

Special feature by Erica Velasco of Vision Photographs. She was beautiful and stylish. He was dapper and calm. Packer was ready… to trot down the aisle to his parents. They were finally a happy family. I was so excited to document Jessica and Matt’s wedding at Ancala Country Club. Wow what a beautiful day! The sun was shining, the air was brisk, the perfect time of year for a wedding. I am so happy for Matt and Jessica. They are some of the nicest and kindest people you...

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Your marriage is forever, but your jewels don’t have to be.

by Azure

If your exquisite taste in jewelry is currently a little more exquisite than your bank account, give I'm Over It a look. It's a great idea - essentially Netflix for jewelry. It's a great way to add some sparkle to your bridal ensemble without blowing your budget. You can rent pieces as singles or in sets, and by the week or by the month. And, yes, if you absolutely fall in love with a piece, you can work out a way to buy it. It's your inner beauty that shines the most on your...

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Workout Tips: Box Your Way to a Wedding-Ready Body

by Azure

Special Feature by Rob Peterson ofLA Boxing Box your way to a killer bod with these tips from LA Boxing's Director of Fitness... • Some easy ways to cut calories include: - Cut your meal portions in half - Drink more water (approximately 1 oz per kilo of body weight) - Eat more vegetables - Minimize sugars and starches - Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day • Doing little things like parking further away from work or the gym and always taking the stairs or doing little bits...

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The Man Registry: Give the Gift of Spirits to the Wedding Party

by Azure

About The Man Registry Don’t feel like giving the standard flask, personalized money clip, or matching bridal jewelry to your wedding party members? Believe it or not, there actually are some alternative options out there. Take Jerrid and Katie for example. This couple was married last May and recently shared with us how they went about creating some original personalized wedding party gifts. For starters, they bought bottles of their favorite wine or liquor of each groomsmen...

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Featured Wedding: Sarah and Joe

by Azure

Special Feature by Michelle Huber of Huber Photography. Joe and Sarah were married Feb 7th, 2009, in Woodbury, MN. Sarah is the nicest, sweetest young woman I think I have ever met, and Joe is equally sweet - it's so amazing that they found each other. They actually met in high school, and dated for seven years. The pastor talked about how thrilled he was to officiate their wedding! He also said that he knew that they would have a strong marriage because of their faith. Before I...

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A Tea-riffic Idea for Bridal Shower Favors

by Azure

The words “party favor” can bring up images of useless knickknacks. For your bridal shower or bridesmaids’ lunch, why not go with something a little more sophisticated, not to mention yummy. Todd and Holland Tea Merchants not only makes yummy teas (my favorite is Morning Dew, a green Sencha with hints of rose, cornflower and sunflower) but they’ll also custom design a tea label for your event at NO additional charge! Pick a tea to serve at the bridal shower, then order extra to...

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It’s A Jaime Thing… A Colorful, Gerbera Daisy Themed Soiree!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing A Sneak Peek From My Sister's Wedding This Weekend... She's married. My little sister is officially married! The vows took place this weekend, so you know I couldn't wait to share the details with you. While I'm waiting for more pictures to roll in, here's a little sneak peek... Next week, I'll give you the rest of the details! (Please forgive my lovely photography skills...or rather, lack of! Did I mention my camera batteries died too? I wish I had...

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Featured Wedding from a Fabulous Caterer!

by Azure

Special Feature by Jody Wimer ofJody's Pantry Catering This wedding took place at one of our exclusive catering venues The Buhl Mansion- a five diamond, Select Registry property that has won a bevy of awards! The lovely gardens showcased a cocktail and butlered champagne hour and then dinner was served in the tented courtyard with beautiful satin linens, charger plates and chiavari chairs. The wedding cake was created by our owner Jody in rolled chocolate fondant with hand...

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If April Showers Bring May Flowers, May Flowers Lead to Money

by Azure

Special Feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Do you remember that nursery rhyme that said “April showers bring May flowers”? For brides-to-be, April showers bringing May flowers could mean you are in the process of choosing your floral arrangement. Choosing your floral arrangement is an investment. Therefore you must see it as a process. When you think about your wedding and you see your floral arrangement, what...

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Make Your Something Blue a Bridal Tattoo

by Azure

Here's a fun way to work in your "something blue". These temporary tats from I Do Tattoos are inexpensive and arrive tucked into a keepsake photo frame. You can place them so they're visible, of course, but they're small and they won't show through a white gown in case you'd like to keep your new design as a surprise for your groom. Enjoy your new ink!

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Invite IdoStream to Your Wedding!

by Azure

Say "I Do" to I Do Stream.com and broadcast your wedding, live! Did you know that you could bring your wedding vows and beautiful ceremony to all those loved ones who just couldn't make the big day? With high travel costs and the uncertain economy throwing a wrench in vacation plans, and more and more people studying/working abroad, it's expected that some of your family and friends will be unable to attend your wedding. With IdoStream, these guests will attend your wedding...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Kedai Photo Kiosk

by Azure

"We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory." How would you like to be one of the very first brides to test-drive a new machine that will change the way you capture those special moments on your wedding day? Our Savvy Steal this week, generously provided by Kedai Photo, will allow one lucky couple to re-experience the magic of their event through dozens of perspectives. Our Savvy Steal winner will receive rental of the Kedai Photo...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Pink Hair and Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Happy Monday! I hope you have all had an awesome weekend. I have an absolutely amazing wedding to bring into your lives today - pink haired bride oh yes! Normally when I find a wedding as fabulous as this I feature it straight away on Rock ‘n Roll Bride, however I thought this would be an amazing wedding to share with you as it really encompasses everything I love about rock n roll weddings! The Bride, Ingo, wore her mother's wedding dress that was...

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