Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Grills

by Azure

Summer is almost over, but remember, your wedding registry covers the whole year! This week’s Amazon registry tip is on one of summer’s hottest kitchen accessories, the grill! Grills Price and preference--two things you'll need to consider when shopping for your dream grill. The average grill requires new parts about every 14 months. So when it comes to price tags, paying more for a better grill now will save you money later on. As for preference, from propane to charcoal, the...

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Cupcake Trees and Beautiful Wrappers: A Wonderful Alternative to the Traditional Wedding Cake

by Azure

Are you thinking of doing something a little bit different for your wedding cake? Cupcake trees are huge right now, and a perfect alternative to the traditional wedding cake. I stumbled upon Paper Orchid Stationery the other day, and fell in love with their beautiful cupcake wrappers. Paper Orchid offers a myriad of designs (even monogram wrappers!), with nearly 20 custom colors to choose from, so any bride (no matter what vibe or color palette she decides on) can find the perfect...

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Win a Florida Destination Beach Wedding!

by Azure

Are you planning a Florida destination wedding? How would you like to get your beach wedding ceremony, officiant, photographer, and a bamboo canopy for free? Simple Treasures Photography and Simple Weddings is giving away a free beach wedding! All you have to do is follow their blog at Simple Weddings and get the full details. Good luck!

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Top Tips: Choosing Table Linens

by Azure

Poor, abused table linens. Talking about how unimportant they are is a wedding planning cliché. But, after my conversation with Howard Spiro, owner of Windy City Linens, I'm glad I have a napkin to wipe the egg off my face. It turns out, table linens can be a great, inexpensive way to add a lot of WOW to your wedding. Read our top tips for choosing your table linens and you'll never look at a table the same way again!

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Still in the Market for your Fiance’s Wedding Band? Save 10%!

by Azure

Our fabulous engagement ring and wedding band partner, Blue Nile, has an exclusive offer just for OneWed brides and grooms! Now until December 31, 2009, you and your love can save 10% on Blue Nile wedding rings! Just enter the code ONEWED in your checkout cart if you are buying online (or mention ONEWED at time of purchase if ordering over the phone) and save 10% on diamond bands or wedding bands! So don't miss out on this limited-time offer! The 10% you save on such a pricey...

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Ask The Experts with Photographer Jeff Haden: Minimizing Family Drama at the Wedding

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:“What can I do to minimize family drama during our post-ceremony portrait session? I have in-laws and out-laws and split families to deal with and I have no idea how to keep the peace.”Lindsey D., Bethesda, MD. The A: First things first: At least a third of our couples worry – and some worry a lot– about tantrums or hurt feelings during the post-ceremony family and bridal party photo session. Typically the concern is with divorced...

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A DIY Project for the Resourceful Bridesmaid

by Azure

It's a question as old as time... what to do with that damn bridesmaid's dress? ReadyMade magazine (a great resource if you're a DIY kind of gal) recently held a contest and the winner turned hers into a pillow! Here are the directions: 1. Remove all bows, ruffles, and ties from the dress using a seam ripper or sharp scissors. These will be your accents. 2. Use the bottom half of the dress for the body of the pillow. Cut the bottom of the dress away from the top, and slit it...

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Feast Your Eyes on these Fabulous (Affordable) Bridal Shoes!

by Azure

You may be going for a classic, timeless bridal look. Or, you could be an edgy bride wanting a daring look that'll ensure that all eyes are on you! No matter what you are looking for, our OneWed Store has got you covered in the bridal shoe department! A few of my favorites are below... Fit for a Queen: Johnathan Kayne Tiara bridal shoes- Love the champagne satin, and Swarovski Austrian tiara pendant! Classic and Chic: Johnathan Kayne Rio bridal shoes- This classic stiletto goes...

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Women Who Proposed, Part V, Food

by Azure

Last month, we finished up an amazing contest. Working with PGI, we gave away platinum wedding bands. To be entered in this contest, women had to tell us their stories of how THEY would (or did, or might) propose if they had been the ones to ask the question. We received HUNDREDS of entries. The winner was chosen randomly, but we received so many amazing entries we just had to find a way to share some of them with you. Check our advice section every week for a new article featuring a...

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Ask The Experts with Photographer Jeff Haden: Family Dynamics / Unusual Location

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images Before we get to this week’s question, here’s a quick follow-up to the article on location permit fees from last week. Jamie K. asked, “How do you get access to unusual places to take engagement or wedding photos? I want to do something unique but don't know where to start.” Easy: Ask! Just make your request hard to refuse… without any Godfather moments. Say you want photos taken beside the columns on the third-story terrace of...

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Featured Engagement Session: Erica and Michael

by Azure

Special feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios Downtown Acworth (Georgia) is a great location for an engagement session. Erica and Michael make an adorable couple, and their session came out great! I love engagement sessions because you have more time to get to know the couple, and more time to try different poses, and work with different backgrounds. I L-O-V-E-D how this engagement photo session turned out!

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All Your Coordinating Wedding Stationery: Whimsical Prints, One Stop Shop

by Azure

The wedding stationery you choose will set the tone for your fabulous affair. From engagement announcements, to save the dates, to rehearsal dinner invites, to your actual wedding invitations, before you know it, this is a hefty expense that you hadn't really planned (or budgeted) for. In addition to the monetary expen$e, your time is valuable, and the task of finding a company that can create stationery for all your wedding needs may be a daunting one. This is why we love...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: Recognize the Most Important People at Your Wedding in a Special Way

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Tallu-Lah is a fabulous stationery company that designs especially for women with sass (we love sassy women here on the Savvy Scoop!). Combining sophisticated style and handmade flair, when I saw (and felt) cards from Tallu-Lah, I was an instant fan. From Tallu-Lah’s “Wedding Party Collection”, our Savvy Steals winner will choose 10 letterpress cards, printed on Italian-made paper, adorned with beautiful hand calligraphy. Each card...

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Hurry!  Don’t Miss These Fab Finds from Gilt’s Designer Accessories Sale!

by Azure

Gilt.com is having a Designer Accessories Sale today featuring Halston, Kara Ross, and Nina Ricci! Hurry, hurry, hurry! These are going to go fast! Halston cream snake skin clutch- usually $1,595 for only $398! To die for! And if you need an invite to become a member of Gilt Groupe, email me at savvyscoop@onewed.com!

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Dish the Dirt in a Cute, Fun Way!

by Azure

When I think of my best friends and sisters, several hilarious, (semi)embarrassing stories come to mind… stories that always bring a smile to my face, followed by a good, hearty laugh. And I know that my besties have some ammunition stored up on me, as I’ve had my fair share of not so proud moments. I came across this “Dirty Laundry” guest book kit by New York based design consultancy Mélangerie Inc, and thought it was the perfect way to dish the dirt, in a decorative,...

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Bubbly Bride: The Final Wedding Dress Fitting

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You have already been into the boutique 2-3 times to measure and shorten and take in the dress so it fits you perfectly for this final moment! You spent the morning pampering yourself by having your hair designed and your makeup artistically applied. You are ready now for your final fitting. Your bridesmaids, mother, extended family and flower girls are surrounding you, helping you get into your gown, or maybe it is just your maid of honor sharing this special...

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Wedding Gifts and Re-Gifting, Can it Be Done?

by Azure

Happy Monday! I’ve been thinking about gifts and re-gifts today. I know someone who is a notorious re-gifter. She accidentally gives people back gifts that they bought for her, as well as gifts that were obviously bought for her by other people. She has given people gifts with cards tucked into the box that are addressed to her. She’s shameless about it. Why do I think this is so tacky? It’s because she’s ignoring two underlying beliefs about presents. The first is that...

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Our Ten Lucky Winners of Premium Packages from The Wedding Lens are…

by Azure

About OneWed's Weekly Savvy Steals Giveaway - apptygmbrzrk - alexis784 - caeebe - Claudia Arzeno - Dream Weaver - LBM7189 - nicoledrumm - MrsOlsen2B - Ninedays9 - SkippyNXC Congrats, all! Have a fabulous weekend! See you back on the Scoop on Monday, when we'll introduce our next Savvy Steal!

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Ever After Wedding Market: On The Patio Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market As long as the weather is pleasant, an outdoor wedding offers a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by nature. Consider holding your wedding in a botanical garden or near a field of wildflowers. Be inspired by this selection of artisan handmade items in pretty pastels and floral prints! The modern Lattice Wedding Invitation from Pink Lily Press is perfect for an outdoor wedding held in a field or on a patio. The Bees in Blossom Wedding Invitation...

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Buy and Sell Designer Wedding Dresses on whiteXchange!

by Azure

White Chicago is a fabulous consignment bridal boutique in Chicago that sells new, sample and once-wed designer wedding dresses. Allowing only the most pristine dresses, the entire shop (from the floor, to the walls, to the décor) is luminescent white. Brides-to-be take their shoes off before entering and are given, what else, white socks to wear, and dresses are touched only with white gloves, ensuring the gowns are kept in mint condition. Living in Chicago, I feel blessed to have...

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Bride Chic: CHEMISE DRESSING

by Azure

About Bride Chic The chemise or shift is actually a relaxed version of the sheath. It falls in a straight line usually cut on the grain of the fabric. The exception was Madeline Vionet's chemise that was pioneered on the bias cut around 1925. The waistline if any is loosely fitted and fits low on the hips a la 1920s style. Two periods of the twentieth century are known for chemise dressing: the 1920s and 60s. Mod London looks incorporated mini versions of chemise more commonly known...

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Unique Thank You Notes and other Wedding Stationary

by Azure

When screenwriter Sean Abley and his husband were getting married they wanted to find unique items that expressed their personalities. Sean has a love of many things retro, especially B Movies, and 1950s and 1960s music. The couple is also passionately devoted to recycling and reusing. So, Sean came up with the idea of creating his own Thank You notes out of reclaimed books and album covers. Sean now sells these cards (and some funky shirts) on the Etsy site, Jenneration Fix. Each...

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Cheech Marin’s Beautiful Bride Wore Amy Michelson

by Azure

Last week, we covered the marriage of Cheech Marin (one half the famous comedy duo Cheech and Chong) to Russian pianist Natasha Rubin. The bride wore a gorgeous wedding dress designed by Amy Michelson. Below are a few more of my favorite dresses from Amy Michelson. Her pieces are simply stunning, and are sure to make any bride feel like a million bucks on her wedding day!

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Can They Have a Second Wedding?

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven answers another question about the propriety of having a second wedding ceremony for the same marriage. Do you need wedding advice? Have a question about wedding traditions, wedding etiquette, or wedding relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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