Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Avoiding Wedding-Day Pitfalls

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:We are planning our wedding and worried about helping the photographers do their jobs well so we get the best pictures we can. What mistakes do you see couples make and what could they have done differently when planning their weddings so their photos turn out better? Maria L. The A: I have to admit this is a loaded question, since we take pride in making sure couples don’t make mistakes that affect their wedding photographs– and if...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- $100 Gift Certificate from Object Fetish!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Whether you are in the market for custom wedding rings, beautiful bridal earrings, or simply itchin’ to scoop up some fab new jewelry, this week’s Savvy Steal is just for you! Object Fetish is a top-of-the-line online exhibitor of Art Jewelry, handmade in limited production by highly skilled artists. Featuring over 100 artists hailing from 20+ different countries, the pieces sold on the Object Fetish site have been highlighted in Elle,...

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Veils and Bridal Hair Accessories: Inspired by Vintage Hollywood Glamour!

by Azure

If you are going for a vintage-inspired look for your wedding, these veils and hair accessories may be just what you are looking for. Part of New York Nat's Fall 2009 Hair Jewels Bridal Collection, the designer pairs vintage lace, soft feathers, and jade and pearl brooches to create these stunning bridal pieces!

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Bubbly Bride: Falling into Autumn for your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As the weather turns chilly, kids go back to school and the leaves start changing colors, we begin to see the signs of fall right around the corner. September is here and we are officially ending summer and entering fall. Pumpkins are always associated with autumn and can be used in a variety of ways at weddings. If you are a bride who is considering a fall wedding and wants to incorporate these colorful vegetables, I have a couple of ideas for you! Greet your...

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STFU, Bride!

by Azure

Happy Monday! I bet that title got your attention! As if we needed more proof of why Wedding Pre-Party was a great idea, we recently stumbled upon these Facebook postings on a great website called Passive Agressive Notes. The problem with talking about your wedding on Facebook or MySpace is that not all of your social networking friends are actually your friends! Even if you were inviting all 300+ of your “friends” to your wedding, do you want to let all of their friends know...

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My Not So Big Fat Greek Wedding, Part II

by Azure

For those of you who read Friday's Real Wedding Challenges story and were eagerly awaiting the photos of this amazing Greek destination wedding, they are now part of the article. Thanks again to Cheli for sharing her story, and congratulations on the new baby!

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Savvy Steals Winner - Fabulous Cards from Tallu-lah (and a tote!)

by Azure

Congratulations AngelofArdor, you’re the winner of this week’s Savvy Steal! Thanks to the fabulous Tallu-Lah, you get to choose 10 letterpress cards, printed on Italian-made paper, adorned with beautiful hand calligraphy. Each card is packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a matching envelope, and the high-quality composition of these cards is undeniable. So whether you want to ask your best girl to be your maid of honor, thank her for the fabulous job she did, or write a sweet...

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Ever After Wedding Market: What Should My Wedding Invitations Say?

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Determining the correct wording for your wedding invitations can be daunting. But there are plenty of samples to be found to help you get started! If you are ordering your wedding invitations, ask your merchant if they can provide examples of appropriate phrasing. For traditional phrasing and suggestions for unusual situations, the Crane's Wedding Blue Book: The Styles and Etiquette of Announcements, Invitations and Other Correspondences is the most...

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Bride Chic: Bridal Looks for the Petite Bride

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently I was out shopping for fabric and was surprised at how many huge floral and big prints are out there. For brides over 5'8, these work fine but what about the so-called average and petite bride? Here's an example of the kind of email I get from the concerned shorter bride:I'm very small boned. Most gowns I’ve tried on are for women that are 5’6’’. This means whenever I get in front of the mirror I’m swimming in the dress. Almost any sleeve, belt,...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Being the Center of Attention

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month Real Wedding Challenges introduces you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge (or two, or three) in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. As a camera operator, Cheli is literally a behind-the-scenes kind of gal. She’s never been a big fan of being the center of attention, and it’s part of the reason she...

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Wishpot: The Art of a Wedding Cake

by Azure

Wedding cakes have long been a way of adding elegance, class, personality, and creativity to a wedding with everything from flowers and pearls to polka dots, stripes, and various shapes. To celebrate the creativity of this delectable dessert, the Wishpot Wedding Team has compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding cake styles. (clockwise from top left) Flowers Between Layers: There is nothing new about this wedding cake style but year after year it continues to be a stunning...

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Featured Wedding: A Winery Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Robin Dini of Robin Dini Photography Christine and Kevin had a beautiful day for a vineyard wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in historic North Stonington, CT. Their wedding style was classic and fun. Guests were invited to their ceremony in the center of the vineyard amongst the rows of vines. Cocktail hour followed with samplings of wines from the Jonathan Edwards' wine collection. A tented reception took place on the front grounds with each table being named...

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Free Wedding Website: Share your Love Story and Dish your Wedding 411!

by Azure

Have you created your Wedding Pre-Partyfreewedding website? If not, create one today and ease some of the stress of the wedding planning process! Instead of emailing, calling, or snail-mailing your guests to keep them in the loop, share all of those important wedding details on your free wedding website! Think of it as a one-stop-shop for your guests to get the wedding 411! With OneWed's Wedding Websites you can: • Show Your Style: With over 70 design and color combos...

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Green Means Go: Lovely Greens, Creams and Golds for your Bridesmaids!

by Azure

I've always loved the pairing of shades of green, ivory, and gold for a wedding. For our Savvy Scoopers who are considering this chic, natural color palette, below are some fab finds for your bridesmaids! - One shoulder bridesmaid dress with gold mesh flower from Aria Bridesmaids - Lulu Frost Stone Heart bracelet and earrings, via Gilt.com - rsvp Anyssa champagne platform heels, via Zappos.com - Deux Lux Gold Pasha clutch, via Kitson - White tulip bridal bouquets, via...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Are Bridal Showers Just for Young Brides?

by Azure

This week the Wedding Maven answers a question about "older brides" that made her a little bit cranky! Was she too mean? You decide. Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, relationships, or even logistics? Now OneWed offers you two great ways to get your specific questions answered! You can write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com or ask an entire panel of wedding experts at asktheexperts@onewed.com. Make sure the subject...

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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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