Featured Engagement Session: Nicole and Brandon

by Azure

Special Feature by Sheena of S.C. Photography Nicole and Brandon were high school sweethearts, now engaged. Brandon flew to London to visit Nicole while she was doing an internship for three months. They decided to head to Paris to check out the sights because neither of them had ever been there and he popped the question unexpectedly on a bridge of the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the background (swoon!). This couple loves traveling and decided to go for the wedding...

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Winter 2009 Bridal Hair Accessory Trends

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Maura Foster of DTABridal.com It's 90 degrees outside right now, but bridal designers are thinking ahead to Fall and Winter 2009 with an eye towards the newest designs and the hottest trends. Bridal magazines rarely focus on bridal accessories– for them, it's all about the dress. Hair accessory aficionados know how to track the trends – look towards the hair styles. Accessories tend to follow the current hair styles. There are two styles right now leading...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

by Azure

It may be that all you really need is love, but life is a little more fun with the right tools and gadgets! That’s where this week’s Amazon.com Wedding Gift Registry tip comes in. Cook's Tools & Gadgets In the kitchen, as in all things, nothing beats the right tool for the job. Using an ice-cream scoop as a ladle may have suited the single life just fine, but now that you have the occasion, why not create a well-oiled kitchen with a collection of helpful tools? Tools of the...

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The Man Registry: Best Man Qualifications

by Azure

About The Man Registry Having a tough time deciding on your Best Man? Don’t worry; this is more common than you think. Here are a few pointers to remember when making this important selection. Get it right, because for 50% of us, this is the only wedding you’re ever going to have! Can he plan a party? Can he plan the bachelor party that you want? If not, move on to your second choice. Life-long friend Thinking about giving the Best Man honor to your current man crush you just...

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Let Us Help YOU: OneWed’s Wedding Checklist, Secrets Revealed!

by Azure

Feeling overwhelmed by all of the outstanding To Dos on your Wedding Checklist? Never fear, OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party is here to save the day! So take a deep breath, relax, and we'll make sure that you get through all your To Dos before your I Dos, armed with our fab Wedding Checklist! Our checklist is totally comprehensive, but we understand that every wedding is unique! So, you can... •Add and delete tasks, because one-size-fits-all does NOT fit all when it comes to your very...

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Gurkha Cigars: Treat Your Groomsmen to the Very Finest

by Azure

Some people feel that cigar smoking is taboo, some feel quite the opposite. Regardless of what camp you fall into, cigars can be a great little addition at your wedding. Many men love their cigars as a way to celebrate their nuptials and bond with their new family. And for the right group of guys, cigars can make a fabulous groomsmen gift! Gurkha Cigars is a premium cigar brand with a fantastic suite of cigar products, boasting the most expensive cigar in the world (His Majesty...

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New Wedding Gift Registry Ideas

by Azure

In 1924 Marshall Field’s department store in Chicago introduced the idea of a wedding gift registry, where brides could indicate their preferred china and silver patterns. The idea took off and couples began thinking of their ability to choose their own wedding gifts as a time-honored right. In 1993, Target introduced the idea of self-service gift registry, and people suddenly began registering for items well outside the traditional plates and towels. Today, you’ll often hear...

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Be Grateful for your Freedom and Enjoy A Beer Today!

by Azure

On my way to work this morning, I read an upsetting news article that really touched my heart (and made me appreciate what we have here in the U.S.). A beautiful Muslim model in Malaysia has admitted to drinking a beer... And under Islamic law, she'll be punished for this by a caning. Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno is the first woman in Malaysia to be given this punishment, and will be imprisoned for one-week while her sentence is carried out. This just breaks my heart, and I can't...

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The Honeymoon, Special Feature by Robbin Montero of “A Dream Wedding”

by Azure

Special feature by Robbin Montero of a Dream Wedding Generally thought to be the most “honeyed” time of a couple’s marriage, the honeymoon is certainly one of the most romantic trips you and your spouse will ever take. With careful planning, you will have many treasured memories of this occasion. I highly recommend using the services of an experienced travel agent. Not only will you get the best prices, but most agents have traveled extensively and can easily provide...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Light Up Your Wedding Night…

by Azure

...With Glowing Lanterns! About It's A Jaime Thing So, your friends keep telling you you're glowing, huh? Well then, glow on, girl! If you're in love and your heart, soul and mind are glowing along with that gorgeous smile of yours, why not carry that glow throughout your wedding decor? Do so with these lovely lanterns by Hannah Nunn... Aren't these lovely? If you're a bride on a tight budget, however, fear not! Grab your girls and get a little crafty...you can probably make...

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Women Who Proposed, Part IV, Travel

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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Calling Chicago Brides, Great Designer Wedding Dress Sale

by Azure

Hey Chicago Brides! Are you looking for a great chance to save money on a Caroline De Villa wedding dress? This Saturday and Sunday is the semi-annual sample sale. Call 773-342-0096 for more info, or to RSVP.

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Hostess with the Mostess: How to Win Money by Serving Wine!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess After years of serving as a punch line for jokes about tacky parties, wine in the box is finally coming into it’s own. To prove it, this summer Black Box Wines launched the “You Got Boxed” contest to challenge its fans to share boxed wines with their friends. For a chance to win, contestants secretly serve guests Black Box Wines (in lieu of traditional bottled wine) and capture their reaction on camera when the box is revealed. There is a monthly...

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Featured Wedding: Jennifer and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Mark Lovett ofMark Lovett Photography It was a soft lit day on Marlyand's eastern shore in beautiful Saint Michaels, Maryland, where Jennifer and Matt became one. Family came from across the country to celebrate the union, and there was no shortage of real emotion. I could sense the deep connection between Jennifer and Matt, which was undeniable in every photo I captured. The event was held on the waters edge at an absolutely beautiful historic venue called...

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A Great Inexpensive Site for Bridesmaid Dresses, Accessories, and More!

by Azure

I recently discovered LuLu's, an online shopping site featuring emerging new designers and pieces from around the world, all of which are affordable for the average gal! I poked around a bit, and found some adorable dresses, shoes, and hair accessories that would be perfect for your bridesmaids! With dresses for under $50, shoes under $40, and hair accessories under $15, your 'maids would be delighted to pony up a little cash for these cute items. And if these finds are too casual...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Gifting Ten Couples with the Perfect Online Wedding Album!

by Azure

About OneWed’s Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway This week’s Savvy Steal is a bit different… We’ll be hooking up not one, but TEN lucky couples with the ultimate prize! We know you want to capture each and every moment at your wedding, and while many guests will bring their digital cameras and snap away, the tough part is accessing those photos after the fact. You can access some on facebook, some on Flickr, some on Photobucket, and the list goes on, but that creates a lot of...

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Ask The Expert series: Jeff Haden from Blackbird Images Offers Nuggets of Wedding Photography Wisdom

by Azure

Ladies, we know how many questions pop up while planning your wedding! You are playing in a world (the wedding space) filled with endless information, but the quality of this information is, in many cases, hard to determine. With over 200,000 wedding vendors on our site, we have the experts on hand to help answer your burning questions. Our very first expert who will be fielding your questions is Jeff Haden, President ofBlackBird Images, wedding photographers based in Harrisonburg,...

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Bubbly Bride: Romance in the Shadows

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Let the sun shine in...and let the sun shine in at the just the right angle to create fabulous wedding images! Shadows are a way of creating emotion, highlighting the main part and adding an interesting twist to your shot.Wedding photographers can truly show off their skills by finding the light and manipulating it to return not only interesting but memorable photographs. I attached some of my favorite shadow inspirations I found that use shadows in a variety of...

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Want Honest Wedding Advice? Be Honest

by Azure

Happy Monday! I got my haircut this weekend (By the way, what they say about bangs making you look younger is 100% true, 3 hours later I was carded in a restaurant). Anyway, my hairstylist started complaining about a wedding she’s in, which led to me telling her about my job, and then she said that she’s engaged, too! She asked me a few questions, then she said “I’ve heard you shouldn’t tell vendors that things are for a wedding, because they’ll charge you more. Is that...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Couture Quality Stationery to Show Praise, Spread Love, and Inspire!

by Azure

Congrats, SingColleen! You are this week's Savvy Steals winner! You will now have everything you need to show praise for the ones you love, share romantic sentiments with your man, and inspire those special people in your life. These Paper Couture products from The 2U Collection are just so lovely and beautiful, we know you'll adore them! Keep the comments coming ladies! We have some amazing Savvy Steals lined up!

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Ever After Wedding Market: Popular Wedding Trends

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Our merchants are always on the lookout for the latest wedding trends! Whether it be a popular color, seasonal detail or unique theme, they’re busy creating products to match. Asked to describe their favorite trends, our merchants had a few suggestions for couples. Many couples are choosing to personalize their wedding with items that symbolize their unique story as a couple. They don’t limit themselves to traditional guidelines. Instead they use...

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A Couple Great Finds for your Bridal Look from the J.Crew Catalog

by Azure

You can always count on J.Crew to deliver understated, yet beautiful, pieces. While some brides dream about an over-the-top fairytale wedding... Others are looking for a more classic, simple vibe on their big day. If this sounds like you, these finds from J.Crew's latest catalog (exclusively available on J.Crew.com) should be right up your alley!

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Buy Discounted Wedding Items or Sell Your Extras at BravoBride’s Boutiques!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Brides! Looking for a place to buy all sorts of wedding items at a discount? Or... are you a recently married gal with lots of extra stuff from your wedding, turning your new home with your husband into a cluttered mess? If so, you will love BravoBride's newly launched Boutiques. Vendors (and brides) can list anything wedding-related, from the wedding dress and bridal shoes, to the ceremony and reception items. And, with no listing or selling fees, you don't have to be...

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Bride Chic: Ode To The Bias Cut

by Azure

About Bride Chic Long before knits came on the fashion scene, the bias cut was used for body-hugging silhouettes like the dress on Jean Harlow above. It all started back in the 1920s when a Parisian couturier, Madeleine Vionette developed a technique using the true cross grain of fabric. Defined, a bias cut simply means the pattern pieces are placed on the cross grain rather than straight grain lines of weft or warp of the fabric. By 1930, Hollywood designers took advantage of this...

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