Bride Chic: A Day A City Hall- A Look At The New Civil Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic The brief city hall ceremony or ‘champagne wedding’ is every bit as significant as the formal wedding planned months ahead. City hall weddings are ideal for couples who don't want to bother with juggling florists, caterers, bands and wedding planners. No longer considered the spontaneous events they once were, civil ceremonies are going through new approval and popularity. And in the case of the opulant San Francisco City Hall- you get the use of a palace for...

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Pam and Jim: The Office Wedding!

by Azure

OK, so I must admit, we’ve been following the wedding plans of Jim and Pam from The Office pretty closely here at OneWed. Before the show even aired last night, we knew Pam would be walking down the aisle in a David's Bridal wedding dress, accessorized with an Energy Muse Sri Yantra Oval Pendant (thought to bring affluence, abundance, blessings and love into one's life). It’s just that so much of what’s been happening is equal parts hilarious parody and painfully realistic!...

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Great Deals on Shoes!

by Azure

You know what Monday is don’t you? It’s Columbus Day. Ahh Columbus Day, celebrating Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas and really good sales! Columbus Day Sale Event on Shoes.com
 Look for huge savings on the most popular brands at shoes.com over the Columbus Day weekend plus save an extra 25% on all sale items* when you enter promo code 1492 at checkout. Sale and promo code are valid 10/9/09 - 10/13/09. Excludes handbags.

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Swooning for Wedding Photography from Opdahl Photography

by Azure

I have the distinct pleasure of looking at gorgeous wedding photos every day. On occasion, I do see photos that absolutely take my breath away. That was the case with these stunning photos from Opdahl Photography of Ann Arbor, MI. Just gorgeous. Enjoy!

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Ask the Experts: Signing Contracts with Vendors

by Azure

This week we launch our first "Ask the Experts" column featuring a panel of expert wedding vendors. Every week, we'll send a new question out to our panel of 22 wedding experts. These vendors work in a variety of wedding-related fields. We'll publish 1-5 answers for each question so that you can get a variety of opinions. If you have a question for this all-star panel, write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: My fiancé and I are getting married next year and have not...

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Featured Wedding:Daniel and Mindy

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Blue Kite Photo Daniel and Mindy were married on September 5, 2009. These two are absolutely crazy about each other! Mindy incorporated many details of her and Daniel's relationship in the wedding. They had polaroids on display of every date they had ever been on together. They were able to have a lovely and personal wedding on a tight budget. Many elements of the wedding were handmade by the bride herself (including the adorable cake topper!). They had a...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: I Hate Wedding Cake!

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding cake alternatives that turns out to be about something just a little bit different. Don't forget, OneWed offers two great resources for getting your questions answered. If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Audio and Video Equipment

by Azure

Audio and video equipment may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of wedding registries, but a home theater--whether it takes up a corner nook in your living room, the living room itself, or a separate dedicated space--is the place where you and your betrothed can cozy up and enjoy your favorit e TV shows, movies, music, and home videos from whatever sources you choose. You'll want to feature the components prominently in your registry. That’s why this week’s...

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Photoshop

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:How much does a photographer use Photoshop on wedding photos. And now much should I expect my pictures to be ‘Photoshoppped’? Thanks, Kaylie M.” The A: There are three answers to your question. Answer 1: No matter how hard any wedding photographer tries, some images aren't perfect. Stuff happens. "Problem" images – under-exposed, with incorrect white balance, with an odd hue due to light sources or reflections – can...

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A Sports Themed Wedding That’s a Little Corny

by Azure

Well, one thing you can say about this couple, they definitely know how to commit to an idea!

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Jon Stewart Has An Idea For A New Bridal Magazine!

by Azure

Jon Stewart is one funny man... You've gotta love this clip- Stewart's take on the shut down of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride!

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A Unique Spin: Hire a Pro Wedding Photographer for a Romantic Honeymoon Photo Shoot!

by Azure

This is something I hadn't thought of... And I LOVE the idea! Kate and Alex had a small garden wedding at the bride's mom's house, so they wanted their honeymoon to be extra special. Greece and the Greek Islands would be their destination of choice, and since a second ceremony on the beach in Greece was not an option (as neither the bride nor the groom are Greek Orthodox), they decided to get creative! So, the couple brought their wedding garb along on the honeymoon, and once...

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The Man Registry: Tips for a Successful Backyard Wedding

by Azure

About The Man Registry I had the privilege of attending a good friend’s wedding over the weekend in Louisville, KY. The ceremony and reception were both held in the beautiful lakefront backyard of the bride’s parents. I have to say that it was one of the most memorable weddings I’ve attended. And yes, I took notes. Here are a few helpful reminders for making your backyard wedding one to remember. Prepare for weather Have a backup plan for bad weather. A large living room or...

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A Look Back at a Wedding Dress Made for a Princess (literally)

by Azure

Let's take a little time travel trip back to 1981, a great year for big, over-the-top weddings. The biggest of course being Luke and Laura on General Hospital and in real life, Prince Charles and Diana. If you’re going to be in Philadelphia between now and the end of the year, you can actually go see the wedding dress of the 1980s. Diana: A Celebration, a touring exhibit, will be at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia through the end of the year. If Diana’s was...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Chicago Bridal Style & Accessories…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Be Your Own Bride! Bridesmaids today are getting creative and choosing their own styles. So why can't you? After all, you are the bride. Choose a style you love or create your own - if you're happy with it, that's all that matters! Just because something isn't marked "bridal" or doesn't come in a shade of white, ivory or blue, it doesn't mean it can't become the perfect accessory to top your bridal look! You're the bride. Be your own bride. Stop...

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Featured Wedding: Brian and Sara

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Sara & Brian were married Saturday, September 12th at Sugar Loaf Farms! One of the most amazing places around! You could shoot all day there and never exhaust your options! Well this day could not have been better! You had the most astonishing bride and groom, the sweetest & craziest bridal party, the most gorgeous weather, the prettiest details and to top it off the most amazing cheese cake! That’s right instead of...

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Love Hollywood Weddings? Bring One Home

by Azure

In case you missed it last week, in honor of the October 13 DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, the nice people at Walt Disney Studios have given us five copies of the movie to give away. If you’d like to win one, leave a comment here or on the original post, or send an email to savvyscoop@onewed.com with the subject line “Proposal Contest.” Let us know your favorite wedding scene from a movie, and a little note about why you like it so...

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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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Platinum Wedding Gown worth $500,000: Sparkles and Shines on the Runway!

by Azure

Did you catch our News article on the gorgeous Platinum wedding dress, decorated with 10 feet of platinum chain, 33 carats of diamonds, 145.84 carats of aquamarine, white keshi pearls and a white south sea pearl pendant suspended from platinum, that hit the runway last week?? If not, don't you worry! Because now we've got some photos to show the $501,640 wedding dress in all its glory! Thanks to Platinum Guild International for sending us these amazing shots!

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Bubbly Bride: Off-Registry Gifts

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When looking at a registry online, it is filled with housewares and bedding, much needed items to start a new home but not necessarily gifts from the heart. If you are a close friend or family member of the couple getting married, and you have spent the last few years celebrating milestones and supporting them through tough times... buying a china set might seem a bit dull in comparison. You wish them the best with everything that comes their way, and a blender...

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Win a Wedding That’s Off the Chart!

by Azure

Happy Monday! Since you’re a savvy bride, you probably already know what chart the title of the post means. That pie chart or bar graph you see on every wedding site that tells you which percentage of your budget should go for which items. Here’s a dirty little secret, those charts leave off a lot! OneWed’s Off The Chart contest gives you and your wedding party all those extras that aren’t on the charts! How many extras? About $15,000 worth! The Off the Chart grand prize...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- And The Winner Is….

by Azure

Alexis M! Congrats, Alexis! We hope these beautiful sterling silver, Amazonite, and Swarovski drop earrings from Lagniappe Couture bring you lots of extra wedding bliss! We received a lot of smart, savvy comments this week, but many of our readers forgot to register first. Bummer! So ladies and gentleman, please register and sign in before commenting on our Savvy Scoop blog posts! And don't forget to enter our amazing Off-the-Chart wedding giveaway!

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Ever After Wedding Market: All About Pearls

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Our merchants work with a wide variety of quality materials, including many different types of pearls. They select the best size, color or shape to achieve the design they have in mind. Here are a few of the types of pearls you may encounter while shopping the selection of jewelry in our market. Natural Pearls are formed by a mollusk (oyster) as defense against an irritant. The mollusk secretes calcium carbonate and conchiolin until the irritant is...

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From Our Honeymoon Expert: Backroads Biking or Hiking for the Adventurous Couple!

by Azure

This week, we move our Destination Weddings and Honeymoons series, to the advice section on our site! Marie O'Mara of Honeymoons.com shares one of her favorite honeymoon plans for the adventurous newlywed couple... There are a few types of honeymoons, those that are filled with beaches, sunsets and relaxation and then there are those full of exploration, sightseeing, education AND let’s not forget the once in a lifetime thrill seeking experiences. For the couples that look for...

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