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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The Man Registry: Tastefully Including Pets In Your Wedding

by Azure

About The Man Registry Pets can be like a part of the family, and sometimes even a cherished part of your wedding day. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure your bride-to-be and both families are on board with the idea. If it’s still a go, you’ll need to figure out exactly what role your pet will play in the day’s festivities. The possibilities are endless. Some of the most common roles include having your dog serve as a ring bearer or flower girl. Of course, this also...

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Love these Love by Enzoani Bridesmaids’ Dresses… and Bouquets to Match!

by Azure

This collection from Enzoani is to-die-for! The luxurious satin fabrics, deep, rich colors, and intricate details make these bridesmaids'dresses perfect for a chic fall or winter wedding. And below, a little floral inspiration from Marc Wilson Design! Wouldn't these stunning bouquets perfectly compliment the Love by Enzoani dresses!? I may have just fallen in love...

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Looking for a Great Nail Polish Color?

by Azure

I had a little bit of writer’s block yesterday and believe it or not, I spent an hour researching nail polish colors! Do you know that the OPI website lets you “try on” nail polish? They have a hand on which you can adjust the skin color and the length of the nail, and get an idea for how the color will look on you! Just click any of their colors, then click “try on this color” to see how it will work for you! I may never get any work done again!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: ...What If You Mixed It Up For Your Wedding?

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Some of us know right off the bat what style wedding we want. What happens when you just can't decide, when you don't know what style you are, let alone even want? Why do you have to limit yourself to one, can't you just toy around with them or have them all? YES! Yes. Absolutely. So stop stressing and start having fun already! Whether you're a traditional bride or a vintage bride, keep in mind that today, the modern bride does whatever she wants. ...

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Featured Engagement Session: Bethany and Rick

by Azure

Special Feature by Kristen Tourtilotte of Kristen Marie Photography Bethany and Rick met at a bar a few years ago in Seattle and had an immediate connection. Rick’s a laid-back outdoorsy type, Bethany is more of a go-getter, but they make a perfect match. I love this engagement session because it shows their personalities so well, and also shows why they’re a great match.

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NY Sample Sale for the Modern Glamorous Bride-to-Be!

by Azure

Chloe and Reese is a high-end design shop that recently launched an exclusive collection of party and cocktail frocks, Ardour. If you want to steal the show at your engagement party, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner, you'll want to check these out. And if you are a New York bride, what better time to scope these fun and flirty numbers than during a Chloe and Reese sample sale! You have from tomorrow until Friday (Sept. 2nd - 4th), between noon and 7pm, to grab a gorgeous,...

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Women who Proposed, Part VI, Kids

by Azure

A few months ago 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...

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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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