Ask the Experts: Wedding Programs

by Azure

Our As the Experts column lets you tap into a panel of wedding experts to get your individual questions answered. If you have a question for our experts send it to asktheexperts@onewed.com This week the experts tackle this question: Dear Ask the Experts My fiancé and I are trying to decide whether or not to have wedding programs. Are wedding programs important? Are they necessary? What are some good ideas for making them personal, but not over-spending on them? Read what our...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Exes at the Wedding with Special Guest Advice from the Plunge

by Azure

As you’ve probably noticed, most wedding planning information is aimed at brides. That’s because frankly, brides make most of the decisions when it comes to wedding planning. We know that you’re savvy enough to do it all by yourself, but you probably don’t want to. You want your wedding day to be about both you and your groom, and for that to happen, you have to get him involved. So, we’ve decided to try something new around here. Think of it as an exchange program of sorts....

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Tara Keely Wedding Dresses

by Azure

These are fabulous wedding dresses, ladies! I can't say I knew much about Tara Keely prior to New York market... and I guess I still don't know too much! But what I do know, is that I LOVE this Spring 2010 line! Simplicity is key with this collection. These gowns aren't suited for a bride seeking high drama, but they are perfect for a more demure, sophisticated, modern bride. I love the deep sweetheart necklines in the third photo, and the beautiful satin or organza ribbons...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Alfred Angelo Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses

by Azure

At the Alfred Angelo studio, wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses were never in short supply with several sending us swooning for more. The new collections, inspired by the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, was all about juxtapositions and contradictions. From the Private Collection, we saw a few of our favorite Spring 2010 trends--sweetheart necklines (styles 2119, 2117), pockets (style 2119), ruffled skirts (style 2119), flower appliques and organza over satin (style 2115). From...

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Featured Wedding: Lauren and Isaac

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kelly Canova Photography Lauren and Isaac were married in DeLand, Florida on August 8th. My husband Courtney has known Isaac since he was a little boy! They are a wonderful couple and their wedding was so beautiful. Her lovely red and white roses were from Deland's Flower Gallery and catering was by Amber Jewel Catering. Their wedding party was so much to fun to photograph- ready for anything! I loved the boys and their Chuck Taylor shoes, which went great with...

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Wedding Invitations and Stationery For All Types Of Weddings!

by Azure

No matter what type of wedding you are planning or what color palette you are envisioning, kenzieKate Invitations s hould have something that'll tickle your fancy. I stumbled upon this fab wedding stationery company, and couldn't wait to feature some of my favorite designs on the blog. I have lots of favorites, so here goes! I'm a big fan of pairing grey with a bright, vibrant color- like yellow, pink, or orange. The Metropolis and Notting Hill designs above are great examples of this...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Piccione Wedding Dresses

by Azure

While in NYC at bridal market, we had the opportunity to drop by the Alfred Angelo design studio to view the Spring 2010wedding dresses collection from Piccione Bridal. Breathtaking styles with elegant details, indeed! A few of our standout faves: Style 479: Strapless taffeta cocktail dress with rhinestones & crystal beaded belt. Perfect for a reception dress! Style 465: Fit & flare one shoulder gown with rhinestone & crystal waist. All glitz & glamour! Style 473: Silk taffeta with...

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Special from Queerly Wed: Is it Legal?

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Melissa Johns of Queerly Wed One of the most common questions I am asked by straight people when they hear I’m getting married is, “Is it legal?” I know that they don’t ask with malicious intent. However, it stings each time it’s asked and I will tell you why. Love is not illegal. Gays can love all they want and call themselves committed in their relationship for however long they want to. Many of us decide to make that solemn vow of love and monogamy...

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Wishpot: How to Save the Date

by Azure

This month Wishpot brings you creative ways to let your guests know to save the date. Your wedding date is a momentous occasion and when you let others know to book that date on their calendars do it in style. Have your wedding date printed or embroidered on something your guests will carry with them. Such as dainty hankies (1) like the ones found on Pretty Chicky’s Wishpot list. Or print your date on mint tins (8) like the ones from Beaucoup Favors. Print your save the date on...

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11.4.2009 Wednesday Winner’s Wishlist

by Azure

Welcome to this week’s Wednesday’s Winner Wishlist where we remind you of some of the great prizes, contests and deals OneWed has for our readers. A quick recap of amazing promotions and deals for our Savvy Scoopers! 1. Win $500 in Dessy Accessories: This week we’ve unveiled our Dessy-Pantone Style Board Challenge where you can show off your creative talents and win $500 worth of Dessy accessories. 2. $10 Off & Free Shipping from Beauty.com: Stock up on wedding make-up with...

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What’s Better than a Proposal Video? A Save the Date Video!

by Azure

You know we love a good proposal video around here, but I have to say, they also make me a little nervous. What happens if she says, "no"? What would the groom do with that footage? Maybe that creative energy would be better spent on a Save-the-Date video. This one cracked me up.

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Katarina Bocci Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Katarina Bocci's Spring 2010 wedding dresses are fit for a queen. This is her very first bridal couture collection, and she definitely hit the mark! Although unique and one-of-a-kind, the wedding dresses in the photo above follow suit with the Spring 2010 trends. On the left (the La Regina), this gorgeous drop waist creation features a one-shoulder design made from oversized hand-made rosettes. The dress on the right (the Vivian) is much more simple and understated, with hints of...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Gilles Montezin Wedding Dresses

by Azure

This Spring 2010 collection is incredible! If you are a sophisticated bride looking for high drama, Gilles Montezin's Opera Collection was created just for you! This collection pays homage to the art form of opera by bringing together a complex combination of drama, sensuality, femininity and emotion... and each dress is more beautiful and unique than the last. We saw this fabulous line up close and personal while in NYC, and I must say, these photos don't do the gowns justice. I...

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Chicago Spotlight: Kevin Weinstein Wedding Photography

by Azure

Throughout the month of November, we'll be spotlighting fabulous Chicago wedding vendors. Kevin Weinstein is a Chicago wedding photographer who puts a special, unique spin on traditional wedding photography. Once Kevin has shot and produced a bride and groom's wedding photos, he creates a beautiful one-of-a-kind, hand crafted wedding album. Kevin's album design team takes the wedding photos and transforms the pictures into spectacular works of art. Albums have signature fold-out...

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Question of the Week: How Did You Decide on Your Wedding Budget?

by Azure

If you're a regular Savvy Scooper you probably already know quite a lot about how to reduce your wedding costs and plan for a fabulous wedding on a budget. We've also got great articles on how to figure out how much of your wedding budget should go to what. But, I want to know, how did you decide on what your wedding budget should be? How did you decide what amount of your savings to spend, or how much into debt you were willing to go? Or, was the amount given to you by your generous...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Alvina Valenta Bridesmaids Dresses

by Azure

I definitely like the Alvina Valenta Spring 2010wedding dresses. But I must admit that I LOVE the bridesmaids' dresses in this collection. The colors are just so vibrant and bold, and the cuts of the dresses are flattering and unique. I adore the hues of all the dresses above and below- the deep midnight blue (perfect for a chic, downtown affair), bright fuchsia, and steely pewter are my absolute favorites! And how adorable is the strapless neckline on the bright fuchsia cocktail...

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Create Your Dessy/Pantone Style Board: Win $500 Of Dessy Accessories!

by Azure

Want to win $500 worth of Dessy accessories just for creating a fab Style Board that will set the tone for your wedding? Dessy has partnered with Pantone, the global authority on color, to create an amazing new tool for brides-to-be. We all have an idea of what our dream wedding looks like, and now you can create your very own Style Boards to help match your wedding colors and visualize the overall vibe! So, we want you to create the best Dessy/Pantone style board! You may submit...

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Bubbly Bride: Napkin Decor At Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You will get asked a million questions about a hundred little details throughout your wedding planning process! Don't let these details stress you out, but don't throw them aside quite yet. Each detail will add a bit more character and 'wow' factor to your decor. One specific item that you may roll your eyes at and say, "I don't care" is your napkins, specifically how they are folded and presented to your guests. Whether it is the napkin color, texture, fold or a...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Alvina Valenta Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The Spring 2010 wedding dress collection from Alvina Valenta is romantic, dreamy and youthful. The line incorporates many of the big trends this season- fabric floral details, full tulle skirts, and hints of alencon lace. But, that's not to say that this line is just like all the rest! The youthful and dreamy look is achieved through soft strapless curved necklines, lightly jeweled fabric florals, and scattered crystals throughout the bodices. And I love the covered buttons and...

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Free! Now, That Has a Nice (Wedding) Ring to It!

by Azure

As you know, our Off-the-Chart wedding giveaway is all about those expenses that sneak onto your wedding budget without you knowing it. Surprisingly, one of those expenses is often the Wedding Bands. One lucky winner will receive two (2) Wedding Bands from Whiteflash.com. These platinum scattered diamond wedding bands are set with 10 brilliant Whiteflash “A Cut Above” diamond melee. To enter the OneWed Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway, simply create your own Wedding Pre-Party, our...

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Spotlight on Chicago: A Month to Celebrate a Great City

by Azure

Happy Monday and Happy November! Every city has its own sense of style and this month we’ll be featuring the incomparable style of OneWed’s hometown, CHICAGO! We may not have gotten the Olympics, but Chicago brides know that those aren’t the only rings that count. So check back with us throughout the month as we bring you the kind of unique vendors and venues that only a city like Chicago can offer. Because Fall is one of the few seasons we can count on actually enjoying...

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Weekly Savvy Steals Giveaway- Who’s The Lucky Winner of 125 TGK Custom Holiday Cards?

by Azure

The lucky ducky winner is... Audra R! Congrats, Audra! We've got you covered for 125 beautiful custom holiday cards from The Green Kangaroo! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoop'ing brides-to-be, guess what? We've just added new designs from The Green Kangaroo to our free wedding website templates, and they are fabulous! Don't forget to check them out! Happy Halloween, all! Have a very scary weekend *Disclosure: The Green Kangaroo is a paying OneWed advertiser

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Lazaro Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I am loving Lazaro's Spring 2010 collection! The detail on these wedding dresses is amazing! Again, we're seeing lots of lace and clouds of tulle, plunging sweetheart necklines, floral appliques, and beautiful, embroidered sashes. I honestly cannot pick my favorite. Can you??

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Bride Chic: Getting Harlow and Garbo Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic I love the Art Deco wedding complete with a bride making her entrance in the starlet wedding dress. Some simply add touches of that movie star look with feathered fascinators or those rare vintage shoes. Though the peak of Hollywood Glamour was the 1930s, 40s and 50s, fashion reflected its own kind of chic too. The 1940s concentrated on wide shoulders, satin and high hair-dos, usually worn half up, half down. The 1950s ushered in the strapless bodice with full...

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