Win a Free Tungsten Ring!

by Azure

Our friends at Wishpot are running an absolutely amazing contest that we wanted to share with you. Every day for five days they're giving away a free TUNGSTEN RING,and you get to choose the ring! They're currently on day 3 of the 5 day contest, each day has a different way to win. To win today, you have to add a tungsten ring to your Wishpot Wish List or Registry. To win on Friday, you have to invite people to Wishpot. For full details on the contest, visit them here. For full...

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Featured Wedding: A Sun-Filled Destination Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Ayesha of Bedazzled Photography Latrice and Patrick got married in gorgeous Paradisus, Palma Real, Dominican Republic on June 28th, 2009. Their ceremony was absolutely beautiful. All their guests flew in from all over the world to attend this beautiful destination wedding. It was such a delight photographing them because these two sure do know how to have fun! Wedding Credits: Make Up and Hair: Michelle Rice Event Coordination and Bouquet: Lorely Jimenez of...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Dinnerware

by Azure

Get ready for some fine dining with this week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip, it’s all about dinnerware. Whether your dining style is mac and cheese or parmesan soufflé, you'll find occasions in your wedded life to dish up everything from basic to brilliant. And while thrift-store plates may have suited your budget as a single, as a couple you'll find that having a cupboard full of dinnerware you love will turn those everyday meals into special occasions and will make hosting the...

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Vote for OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party for the Chicago Innovation Award!

by Azure

OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party (which marries social networking and wedding planning) was nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award, and we've made it to the finals! Online voting closes on Monday, September 14th, and we'd love it if you'd cast your vote for Wedding Pre-Party! Just click on the badge below spread the OneWed love!

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Calling Chicago Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

by Azure

If you're a Chicago bride, bridesmaid, or mother of a flower girl, you might want to check out this event at Caroline DeVillo's Studio. The couture designer has a new line of cocktail dresses perfect for bridesmaids, as well as "kiddy cocktail dresses" perfect for the littlest member of the bridal party. To attend, RSVP to rsvp@skirtpr.com or 773-661-0700

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something… Green and Yellow?

by Azure

Bride, groom, and wedding party make their grand entrance on John Deere tractors. Hitch it or Ditch it?? My vote: Ditch it!

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Bridal Accessory Trend Alert: Chunky Necklaces and Long, Layered Strands

by Azure

I was reading the September issue of Vogue this morning, and a few accessory trends jumped out at me in a big way. Every designer, from David Yurman (my personal fave!), to Donna Karan, to Oscar de la Renta, to Michael Kors, was showing one of two things... - chunky necklaces that make a serious statement - long, delicate necklaces layered one on top of another I must admit- the Bitter Betty inside of me often rears its ugly head while I thumb through Vogue, since nearly every...

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Project Bridesmaid: Design Your Own Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

WARNING: If you need to get work done today, do NOT read this post! OK, so after writing about my obsession with OPI’s personalized nail color picker thingy, and my idea to have a toy for designing a wedding dress, a co-worker helpfully gave me a new obsession! Olivia Luca lets you design your own dress, picking the color, fabric, bodice, and skirt and then trying it on a model. This is perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses because you can email the link to the dress around and...

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09.04.09: The-Dream and Christina Millian Get Hitched in Vegas!

by Azure

In July, we reported that rapper/producer The-Dream would wed singer Christina Milian. Well, it didn't take long, because the two got hitched on Friday (Sept. 4th) in Las Vegas! The quickie ceremony went down around midnight Friday morning, at the same Little White Wedding Chapel that Britney Spears married at in 2004 (when she wed her hometown beau, Jason Alexander). Surprisingly, this was a very low-key, budget-friendly affair. Milian rented her wedding dress for a mere $200...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Kick your Girls Night Out and Bachelorette Party into Overdrive!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway You already know this, but we are all about dishing the TRUTH here at OneWed! And this week’s Savvy Steal will help you and your girls do just that! From the fun folks at Table Topics, one lucky Savvy Scooper will receive two fabulous games, sure to get the party started and the conversations flowing! Included in this week’s Savvy Steal is… -Bachelorette Party TableTopics to go: From cute stories, to advice on how to deal with your...

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Posing 101

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:Hi Jeff! I hate to say it but all my friends look awkward in their wedding photos. None of us are models and we don't know how to pose. Do you have any tips for regular people that will help them look great in their photos? Cheers - Alexa G. The A: Wow – clearly candor is one of your strong suits. The main problem is you’re comparing yourself to professional models, women who make it their business to look great in photos. A...

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Bubbly Bride: Storytelling by Shoes at your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride All you need is two pairs of shoes, one bride, one groom and one unique picture to begin to tell the story of your wedding. You spend a year planning every detail down to what shoes you are going to wear, so it only makes sense to ensure your photographer gets a shot of them. This photo will tell a lot more about your wedding than you think. Your shoes reflect not only you and your groom's personalities but also the spirit of the day. A bride wearing high heels...

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Women who Proposed, Part VII, Arts and Crafts

by Azure

We are finally at the end of our proposal stories! For the past six weeks we've been running stories we received in response to our amazing contest back in July. 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...

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Savvy Steals Winner- $100 Gift Certificate from Object Fetish!

by Azure

A couple days late... but hey, someone is still walking away with a $100 gift certificate to Object Fetish! The lucky winner of last week's Savvy Steal is.... kmbchicago ! Congrats, kmbchicago! We know you'll find a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry on the Object Fetish site to complete your bridal look! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoopers, check back in a few hours for this week's Savvy Steal! Hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

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White, Now it IS Just for Brides

by Azure

Happy Labor Day! For the next few months, white belongs solely to you brides. I know that only wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day is one of those “fashion rules” that people like to trot out as silly and unnecessary. “After all, “ the fashion forward say, “it’s still hot after Labor Day.” For me though, that’s precisely why I stop wearing white after Labor Day. If I had anything in seersucker, I’d stop wearing it as well. Although I am guilty of...

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Ever After Wedding Market: August Warmth Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Warm colors are a classic choice for Fall, especially as the leaves begin to change color! Bring a touch of this season indoors by choosing decorations that range from yellow to red. The vivid orange Berberi Wedding Invitation from Designer Photo Imaging has a lovely modern botanical design. Bright daisies decorate the hand printed Daisy Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden Invitations & Stationery. If you like modern monograms, the Pinstripe...

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Bride Chic: The Mantilla

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently a client came to me wanting a veil not because she was getting married but going through the ritual of converting to Catholicism. Once she walked into my studio with the imported laces she'd just purchased and we discussed her design in greater depth, I realized this is one headpiece that evolved from a truly remarkable history worth posting about. The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa 1700. Lace versions were chic through the 17th...

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The Laughing Bride

by Azure

I think the upcoming holiday weekend has us all in the mood for a good laugh around here. If your wedding planning is getting a little too serious, take a break and watch this! Don't forget, Labor Day is all about honoring the workers who make the world go round (and getting a last shot at a good tan), so make sure to thank those hard working wedding vendors for all they're doing for you, and relax and take a break yourself!

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Don’t Lose your Shirt (or your PANTS) at your Wedding!

by Azure

The truth is... Insisting that all males walking down the aisle at your wedding wear a belt does NOT make you a bridezilla.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Bridal Shower Gifts

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who is concerned that her gift is a little cheesy... literally. Do you need wedding advice? Have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, relationships, or logistics? OneWed has two ways for you to get your specific wedding questions answered. You can write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com or get advice from our panel of experts at asktheexperts@onewed.com.

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Getting the Best Bling for Your Buck!

by Azure

Special to OneWed fromWhiteflash.com The term “bling” is everywhere these days, but it’s nothing more than a slang term referring to flashy or elaborate jewelry. It may seem like an easy task to determine whether a stone has been cut well because it will sparkle, right? When purchasing diamonds or any precious stones, be wary of low-quality inventory that retailers are trying to pass off as high-quality choices. But don’t worry. Whiteflash.com is dedicated giving you a...

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Featured Wedding: A Florida Beach Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Kelly Canova of Kelly Canova Photography April and Wayne were married June 27th in Jupiter Beach, Florida. Since they live out of state, we had only talked on the phone and met for the first time the night before their Florida destination wedding. I felt like we were old friends right away. They are a beautiful, loving, fun and happy couple, willing to try anything for some great photos. The wedding took place at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa, which also provided the...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Flatware

by Azure

You don’t have to know which fork to use to benefit from this week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip! Flatware Get rid of those mismatched flatware hand-me-downs, and get set for a well-dressed table fit for your most important guests: Mr. and Mrs. You. Focus on Flatware Like your dinnerware, you'll want to choose both a formal flatware pattern and a casual one. And also like fine dinnerware, there's no reason not to use fine flatware every day, if you wish. In fact, extended use...

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Long Island Brides Do it Outdoors

by Azure

Special Feature by Claudia Copquin of Getting Married on Long Island Wineries …. Beaches …. Backyards… Lighthouses …. Parks ….Nature Preserves… Long Island brides frequently do it outdoors. Get married, that is. There’s something very special about exchanging vows surrounded by a natural setting – even for those of us who aren’t necessarily trying to have the greenest possible wedding. Based on my years of experience with Long Island weddings, I have some tips...

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