Bride Chic: Putting Together Your Hot Trousseau

by Azure

About Bride Chic How come I haven't addressed this subject before? Putting together a hot trousseau is a fun part of the whole crossing the threshold transition. Trousseau defined is simply a new wardrobe or special pieces for the bride to see her through her wedding, honeymoon, and first days as a newlywed. If you're honeymooning in the tropics or anyplace casual and sunny, Charlotte Chen's Dysfunctional Bamboo label of hand-painted and dyed silks are the perfect vacation attire....

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DIY Wedding Favor Idea, Create Your Own Scent

by Azure

I’ll admit it; I like aromatherapy. I know it’s a little hokey, and a lot of products called “aromatherapy” just mean “nice smelling,” but I’m really fascinated by how different scents can influence our moods. One of my favorite books on the subject is “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood. I was just flipping through it last night and realized that creating a small vial of massage oil or a home spray could be a great idea...

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Featured Wedding: The Socialite’s Dream

by Azure

Special Feature by Lux Photo Studios Last summer, Brazilian model Anna Maria Macedo and Swedish financier Jon Jonsson received some notoriety when the New York Post wrote an article about the parallels between their recently cancelled wedding, and that of Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big in the Sex and the City movie. But, just like Carrie and Big, this June Anna and Jon got it together, and got together, in an amazing wedding. Preparations started at New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: The Pregnant Bridesmaid

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven answers a question from a would-be-bridesmaid, who is a soon-to-be mother. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Do you need advice about a sticky wedding situation? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com, we're here to help.

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The 2u Collection Creates Gorgeous Wedding Stationery, And Any Printed Item, For Your Wedding!

by Azure

Here at OneWed, we have the pleasure of seeing the work of talented artists each and every day. So to say I now have a discerning eye when it comes to all things wedding is an understatement. But when I saw some of the designs from The 2u Collection, I was beyond impressed! The 2u Collection is a full-service national design studio, specializing in Custom Designed Invitations, and can create and produce any printed item one might need for a wedding. From the church program, to...

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Raw Photo Design Helps Our Brides-To-Be Find The Light!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Amber & Eric ofRaw Photo Design Sometimes everything just comes together perfectly right and magic happens. We believe that this is definitely one of those times. Winvian in Morris, CT is an incredible wedding venue, the florals from Datura were stunning, and the Anne Bargewedding dress graciously donated by White Dress by the Shore couldn't have been more beautiful. If you are a bride that understands the importance of photography and capturing one of the...

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A Great Wedding Processional

by Azure

OK, this video goes on a little too long for my tastes, but here is why I absolutely LOVE it anyway: 1) The couple found a way to make it clear from the very beginning of their wedding that the wedding was about them, their feelings, their lives, their style. 2) Everything fits the tone/mood. The groomsmen and bridesmaids aren't trying to dance down the aisle in tuxes and full-length dresses, they're in casual outfits for what's clearly a fun, casual wedding. 3) This is fun and...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Cookware

by Azure

If you can’t cook, getting married does not automatically turn you into Betty Crocker. But, it does give you a good excuse to learn a little bit about things in the kitchen, after all, a couple’s got to eat. Amazon’s gift registry guides provide great definitions of some of the most common terms for things like cookware. Check out these definitions for cookware materials: Aluminum: Aluminum is lightweight and conducts heat well, but it can also dent easily and react with...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Wedding At The Wynn…Las Vegas!

by Azure

With A Yellow & Sage Green Theme... About It's A Jaime Thing Juliet of Green Orchid Events sent me these lovely pictures of a recent wedding she planned, so I thought I'd share! The happy couple married at The Wynn in Las Vegas and showed just how gorgeous an intimate wedding can truly be... After the ceremony, the couple celebrated with their guests at Maggiano's Little Italy... Are you planning a Las Vegas style wedding or maybe know someone who recently got married in...

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The Man Registry: The Bride vs. Bro Dilemma To Consider Before Getting Married

by Azure

About The Man Registry It’s the ultimate test for the girlfriend/fiancé: does she like your friends? We hope that the answer to this question is a resounding yes… unfortunately, there are always some brides and bros that just can’t seem to get along. It may not seem like a big deal, but it’s very important for your soon-to-be-wife to at least have an amicable relationship with your man-crushes, especially those that will be in your wedding party (and visa versa). She may...

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Laughter is the Best Wedding Planning Tool

by Azure

Let’s face it, when you’re planning a wedding it’s easy to get a little over-serious. If you need a good laugh, check out these wedding planning tips from the Onion. When you’re done laughing, come back and read some real wedding planning advice right here. How important was a sense of humor to you when you chose your fiancé(e)?

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Songstress Christina Milian Will Marry Singer/Producer The-Dream!

by Azure

If you love rap and hip hop like me, you've definitely heard Rockin' That Sh** by The-Dream. And if you haven't, below is the first verse... Girl I'm in love with you baby. And I want you to know. That I'm hooked on your body. And I'm trying to be your's. Now we know what lovely lady The-Dream was talking about! It was just confirmed that beautiful songstress Christina Milian will be tying the knot to The-Dream. I'm expecting one larger than life, blinged out, over-the-top,...

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What’s Better Than Diamonds And Chocolate?  A Decadent Bridal Event!

by Azure

Calling all D.C Brides and Grooms! Tomorrow, July 22, Mervis Diamond Importers and Cristina Maria Special Events are hosting a divine Diamonds & Chocolate Soiree! If you can make it to Mervis Diamond Importers between 4:30 and 7:30 pm, you can indulge in complimentary diamond martinis, passed h'or d'oeuvres, chocolate deserts, and more! And for those Platinum Wedding gals out there, you'll have the opportunity to feast your eyes on the 1st ever diamond chocolate fountain, worth...

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OneWed and simplehuman Help You “Shower Her With Thanks”!

by Azure

Even if you’re the farthest thing from a bridezilla, you depend on several of your best girls (MOH and Bridesmaids) to help keep your wedding together. You’ve delegated to them those small tasks that could have easily fallen through the cracks, they’ve organized a fabulous bridal shower, seamlessly planned an out of this world bachelorette party, and done it all with a smile. Wouldn’t you love the chance to thank these special ladies for all of their hard work? Enter the...

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Featured Wedding: A Very Small Guest List

by Azure

Special feature by Molly Marie Photography Julie & Jake opted to rent a country house in Oregon, WI. They shared their wedding day with a total of 13 people, including his sister who acted as the officiant. I felt very special being one of only two paid vendors. Since the wedding was so small, I really felt like I had the chance to get to know the couple and their guests, and I hope that shows in the photographs.

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Hostess with the Mostess: Coffee and Dessert Bridal Shower

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’re planning a bridal shower, or other get together, one way to save money without looking like your skimping is to invite people for coffee and dessert. With dessert, you need less food per person than you do with appetizers. Coffee and dessert don’t have to wait until night time, with the right decorations you can have a mid-day sweets fest. To make the cheerful decorations above, just take 4 glass cylinder vases, line them with your...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- A simplehuman Product For Your New Home As Mr. And Mrs.!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway This week’s fabulous Savvy Steal is from simplehuman, a housewares design company committed to designing stylish, space-saving products for your home. To help you get your life as man and wife started on the right foot (no pun intended), we’ll be awarding one lucky Savvy Scooper the simplehuman steel bar rectangular step can, a fantastic item worth $200. This highly streamlined step can is inspired by the clean, upscale aesthetics of...

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Our Platinum Proposal Winner Has Been Selected!  Drum Roll Please….

by Azure

Our POP Your Platinum Proposal contest has come to an end, and the oh-so-lucky winner of the gorgeous Kirk Kara platinum wedding bands is... kristensoto! Here is how Kristen would have popped a platinum proposal to her man: I will begin with a day of sun by the pool with just the two of us, followed by a steak dinner for me and him… at the very finest restaurant. I will be wearing a nice flowing black dress with heels and have him dressed to the T as well. I will have the platinum...

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Bubbly Bride: Discovering Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride One of the biggest questions after you get engaged is... Where do I start? There are so many avenues today to find inspiration. I have listed a few below where I personally frequent often and I want to hear from you what helped you most while finalizing your wedding details. Blogs Thousands of wedding blogs are on the Internet just waiting to be googled. Experts in the industry are constantly updating their blogs with trends and advice for brides to read. ...

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Inspiration for Your Wedding Menu

by Azure

Happy Monday! Last month the New York Times did an interesting article on how a lot of people, especially in California, are trying to make their weddings look less expensive than they actually are. I had to laugh about people spending money to make it look like they weren’t spending money, because looking like you have money is out of fashion. To me it's sort of like spending extra money for distressed furniture or jeans. But, my favorite part of the article was an interactive...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Walking Away With 50 Invitations and Response Cards…

by Azure

... is apptygmbrzrk! Congrats on winning the fabulous wedding stationery from Urbanity Studios! We hope that 50 invitations and matching response cards will be a great start to planning your beautiful wedding! On another note, thanks to everyone for participating in our Platinum Proposal contest! I'm blown away by the creativity of all our Savvy Scoop readers... and because of this, we'll be highlighting some of our favorite platinum proposal stories throughout the next couple...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Pearlescent Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Pearls have a unique translucent luster that is irresistible and makes them perfect inspiration for an elegant wedding. Add shimmer with these pearlescent suggestions and to find out more about pearls be sure to read Spirit of Elegance’s informative blog post. What could be more elegant than pairing a long strand of pearls with your wedding gown? The Classic and Elegant White Potato Pearl Necklace from Spirit of Elegance has uniquely shaped potato...

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Bridelines: The Wedding Bailout Plan

by Azure

Despite the failing economy, one thing remains constant - the wedding announcements in The New York Times Style Section. Weddings occur on every weekend of every year, no matter what the stock market says. Here are some ideas to get you through wedding season without having to search for a bailout plan: 1. Borrow a dress from a friend. No cost, except it would be nice to dry clean it afterwards. 2. Chip in together with your friends for bridal shower gifts - get lingerie (maybe...

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Bride Chic: Bridal Fashion and Wedding Dresses- Everything Old Is New Again

by Azure

About Bride Chic One of my newest acquisitions is a copy of Bride's Magazine dating back to Fall/Winter 1939. I picked it up downtown in an antique store. Vintageholic that I am, you can imagine how much inspiration I've picked up studying each page with all the concentration of a scholar. Fashion-wise, 1939 was an interesting year.Gone With the Wind, just released, had incredible influence on evening and bridal with stores rolling out antebellum silhouettes in yards of taffeta and...

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