Top Tips: Getting in Shape for the Wedding, Hiring a Trainer

by Azure

According to the May 2009 issue of Shape Magazine, 48% of brides say they'll exercise to get in shape for their wedding. Whichever half of the group you're in, you'll want to read our latest Top Tips article. Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach Giulia Isetti, of Coaching by G, will give you a whole new perspective on how to think about your body, your health, and your wedding day. She also gives some great advice on how to hire a trainer!

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Upload Your Fave Summer Wedding Photo, Win Digital Camera or 50” Plasma HDTV!

by Azure

Hi beauties! Have any summer wedding photos (either from your own nuptials or another wedding you attended this summer) that you think are out-of-this-world? If so, take advantage of this End of Summer Panasonic giveaway for your chance to win either... - Panasonic’s newest digital camera, the DMC-GH1 ($1,499.95) - 50” Viera G10 Series Plasma HDTV ($1799.95) You have until Sunday (August 16th), and can upload one new photo each day to be considered for this Livinginhd.com...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Bridal Shower Dilemma

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a sad question about a bridal shower that may be upstaged by a death in the family. Do you need wedding advice? Have a question about wedding traditions, wedding etiquette, or relationships? Write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan- “Side by Side” Ink to Symbolize Marriage

by Azure

While Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who starred together in Step Up, tied the knot on July 11 in Malibu, they enjoyed a couple weeks of married life before jetting off to their honeymoon. Their 5-day vaca to beautiful Bali had some serious ups and downs... both Tatum and Dewan were hit hard with food poisoning during the trip, forcing the couple to spend more time than expected in bed. But, this didn't stop the pair from getting tatted up, symbolizing their love and devotion to...

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Featured Wedding: A Jamaican Destination Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Affiong Bassey of FotogrAffi Ukonwa & Femi got married on July 4, 2009. They both wanted an intimate destination wedding with close family and friends. The destination they chose was Tensing Pen, nestled on the cliffs of the western tip of Negril, Jamaica. The resort consists of 17 unique, rustic cottages and suites. The weather was just perfect (even the occasional daily 30 minute downpours), the food was amazing, and the music was jamming. As a friend of the...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Knives

by Azure

This week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip is only for those couples where no one has a bad temper! A good knife can make cooking easier, and safer! Quality cutlery is one of the most important parts of your new kitchen. Every time you cook, you'll likely require a knife--and perhaps not always the same one. Select sturdy, well-made knives. Just like your marriage, they'll last a lifetime. Knife Construction 101 Every knife has a blade, tang, and handle. Blades come in many sizes and...

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The Best Bra EVER For Your Wedding Day!

by Azure

My search for the perfect strapless bra is finally over! I wore my new BioFit® 7-way bra from Victoria's Secret for the first time this past weekend, and I LOVE love love it! Gone are the days of pulling my strapless up every 5 minutes to keep it from falling down around my waist. Or (embarassed to admit this) knotting the underband on either side of the hooks to ensure I don't end up looking like I have 4 ta-tas. A little bit about the bra... "With 7 ways to wear it, you'll...

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Surprise Your Man With A Romantic Date (Without Breaking The Bank)

by Azure

This past Saturday, I planned a day of fun for that special someone in my life. I don’t claim to be a planner… in fact, I’m more of a “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of gal. So, I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about how it would all go down. Luckily it was a success, and a fun, romantic date that can be easily recreated, no matter where you live! 1) Art:We hit up four or five art galleries in Chicago, each with a different look and feel.Art galleries are...

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Bel Canto Designs: Vintage Jewelry Designer Launches Fab New Blog!

by Azure

The talented Mari of BelCanto Designs just launched her new vintage bridal jewelry blog! Back in May, we featured some of her gorgeous hair accessories and bracelets on the Savvy Scoop, and I was delighted to be given a first look at her brand new blog. A very well-done, beautiful site, with stunning bridal accessories for the classic, timeless bride, it's definitely worth a look! While the vintage bridal jewelry and hair accessories steal the show, Mari also incorporates photos of...

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Design Your Own Wedding Dress, It’s Child’s Play

by Azure

My five year old definitely has her own sense of style. I recently bought her this great toy that lets you play fashion designer, even if you have the drawing skills of a five year old. It got me thinking, what if they made a toy like that for brides? You could match different hairstyles with different bodices, different skirts, and different shoes and see which combination added up to the perfect wedding dress? Then I realized, they do make it, it’s called scissors and glue, or...

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Happy Anniversary, My Love!

by Azure

Why do I love working in the wedding industry? Simply put, I spend every day talking and thinking about the happiest day of my life...the day I married my husband. Happy 3rd Anniversary, Dave! I love you with all my heart. xoxo JP

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Vote For OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party for AdWeek’s People’s Choice Award!

by Azure

We are so excited about the launch of WeddingPreParty.com (the first of its kind Wedding Social Network), and need you help Savvy Scoopers! Wedding Pre-Party is up for a People's Choice Buzz Award on AdWeek, and we'd love for you to vote for OneWed and help spread the love! To nominate Wedding Pre-Party for the People's Choice award: - clickHERE - look for our pretty pink and green Wedding Planning and Social Networking wedding invitation - and click the blue "Vote Now!" button...

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Jennifer Hudson: From Proposal Trendsetter to Baby Mama- Gives Birth on Monday!

by Azure

Our Platinum Proposal contest back in June was inspired by the burgeoning trend of women proposing to men. One such celebrity trendsetter was Jennifer Hudson, who proposed to her man with a custom platinum and 5-carat diamond ring by Neil Lane (now, even though she popped the question, I hope Hudson is the one with the 5-carat rock on her finger. I can't imagine that being very masculine...) On Monday, Hudson gave birth to her first child, David Daniel Otunga Jr.! Congrats to this...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Fabulous Aprons For The Bridal Party!

by Azure

...Get 'Em Dolled Up & Dish Out Some Wedding Gossip! About It's A Jaime Thing Whether your bridesmaids are domestic goddesses or domestically disabled, let them have fun playing the part in these lovely aprons by designer Anna Maria Horner, brand new at www.themerrymartini.com! Anna's designs are always unique and whimsical, with silhouettes in different styles and colors to catch your eye... and maybe even his, so grab yourself one, too! Take a look... Aren't they adorable? ...

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Proposal Stories: Women Who Proposed, Part III, Sports

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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Glamour.com Spreads The Wedding Pre-Party Love!

by Azure

Check out the fab story on Glamour.com's SINGLE-ISH blog today about Wedding Pre-Party- How To Scope Out Your Next Wedding Hook-Up! LOVE it!! Let's get the party (and the wedding crashing) started!

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Feature Wedding: Annie and Steve

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Adi of Next Exit Photography Annie and Steve had a picture perfect wedding at the Calamigos Equestrian Center in Burbank. Besides being one of the nicest days in Los Angeles weather-wise, it was such a beautifully designed event, perfect for a princess! Annie works at “the” premiere bridal registry in Beverly Hills so it’s no wonder she has all the style in world.

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Hostess with the Mostess: Great Bridesmaids’ Present Idea

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Are you thinking about bridesmaids’ gifts? What about a hostess gift for anyone throwing you an engagement party or bridal shower? I was thrilled to find these aprons from Smocks. They are the perfect accessory for any stylish girl who loves to entertain. Smocks even offers a volume discount, with bridesmaids gifts specifically in mind! If you’re looking for more great ideas for home entertaining, come visit us at Hostess with the Mostess. ...

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Gorgeous Bridal Shoes To Treasure Forever

by Azure

These bridal heels are definitely worth the splurge! Each Aruna Seth shoe is designed and handcrafted in Northern Italy, but can be purchased online or at high-end boutiques in New York (at exclusive Botticelli shops) and Texas. Comfort and luxury are key with these shoes. Crafted with buttery soft leather, thick cut satin and special padding (and embellished with Swarovski crystals), these are the perfect kicks for the shoe-loving bride-to-be. And hey, they cost less than...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Paper Couture Stationery For Occasions Of All Kinds!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway A few weeks back, I posted about the gorgeous wedding stationery from The 2U Collection. Paper Couture is an amazing line within the 2U Collection offering one-of-a-kind paper creations for everyday life, and the products are beyond beautiful! For this week's Savvy Steal, one lucky reader will receive three must-have Paper Couture products. 1.So you can send praise to those special people in your life, a set of Compliment Cards: These...

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Chinese Nearlyweds Gunning For Guinness World Record- Longest Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Some lofty goals for this Chinese couple! In pursuit of a Guinness World Record, Chinese bride Lin Rong donned a wedding dress that... - had a train over 1.2 miles long (2 km). - was covered in 9,999 silk red roses. Taking guests more than three hours to roll out the bride's nearly $6,000 wedding dress, this couple was not playing around! The reigning record holder, from Romania, had a dress 1.5 km in length, so this title may be changing hands very soon!

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Bubbly Bride: ‘Monumental’ Locations For Your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride What location did you choose to take pictures on your big day? Every state, city and town has that one destination that is a must for photos. Whether it is as grand as the Eiffel tower, or as simple as the popular hamburger joint down the street, you have that monument that your area is known for. Most brides want to have the classic picture with this monument to remember the destination of their wedding. Plan ahead with your photographer to meet at a certain...

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How to Plan a Wedding, an Historical Perspective

by Azure

Happy Monday! I went to my public library’s book sale this weekend and among other things, I picked up this book, first written in 1939 and updated in 1958 (you can actually get your own used copy on Amazon). As you can see, the illustrations are fabulous! In some places the book feels surprisingly modern. For example, there are pages and pages of instructions on how to word invitations in the case of various kinds of situations, including divorce and remarriage. In other places,...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Dalla Nonna Calendar Necklace Goes To…

by Azure

PattyJ! Thanks to all her smart, savvy comments this week, PattyJ is the lucky winner of the gorgeous Dalla Nonna sterling silver calender necklace! It's such a beautiful piece of jewelry and a stylish way to remember that most special day. And hey, now Patty's hubby has no excuse for forgetting their wedding anniversary... so this week, he's a winner, too! TGIF, beauties! And thanks to everyone who attended our fabulous Wedding Pre-Party Twitter launch soiree. It was a huge...

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