Ever After Wedding Market: Midas Touch for a Gilded Wedding

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market All that glitters is not gold, but these golden handmade wedding accessories are irresistible! Nothing glitters more than the Elegant Glitzy Layered Wedding Invitation with Gold Rhinestone Buckle , a metallic invitation with double faced satin ribbon and gold rhinestone buckle, from Glitzy Events. For an elaborate modern design select the Quatrefoil Wedding Invitation from Pink Lily Press. Add a flourish to your envelopes with gold Custom Calligraphy...

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Bride Chic: Going Floral With Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Florals aren't exactly a new and radical concept in bridal wear but oh la la! They sure are romantic. And what options and diversity a designer has creating when it comes to planting them in collections. Florals can decorate an entire bodice and skirt, adorn a hemline or be a small and suble accent on a belt or shoulder. I'm always intrigued by embossed floral fibers like the Alexis Mabille dress in the last photo. One of my favorite looks is the classic...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Always a Bridesmaid AND a Bride

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a woman who is juggling being both a bridesmaid and a bride. Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Small Kitchen Appliances

by Azure

This week’s helpful information about Amazon’s Wedding Registry Guide is about the top five Small Appliances. When assembling your registry list of appliances, keep in mind the size of your kitchen and whether the items will fit. If the appliance is accessible and you're comfortable using it, it'll more likely add to your cooking ease and pleasure. Food processor: These range from mini chopping machines to full-size professional models. Be sure to check which attachments come...

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Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

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Featured Wedding: Ashley and Tom (and Holly)

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Ashley and Tom met on a golf course. He wouldn't let her leave until she tried golfing (which she had never done)... so she obliged. And the rest they say... is history. They decided that they wanted to get some of their photos with their horse, Holly, who is just beautiful and has a lot of personality. She was great and was even rewarded by being able to run around after. Afterwards, we snapped some of Tom and...

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The Man Registry: The 5 Most Romantic Places To Get Engaged

by Azure

About The Man Registry You’ve got the engagement ring picked out. You know when you’re going to pop the question. Now all that’s left is to decide where and how you’re going to do it. Here’s our suggestions for romantic places to get down on one knee and pray she says yes. (Ignore the cliché’s and just go with it) 5.) Location of your first date– How about a blast from the past? Tell her you’re going to a “surprise destination” for a date night. She’ll be...

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Women Who Proposed, Part II, First Dates

by Azure

Check out our Advice section today for Part Deux of our Platinum Proposal Stories! This week, we give you stories of women who wanted to use their first date as inspiration for the proposal! Enjoy!

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The Notorious Tuxedo T-Shirt: Not For The Wedding Ceremony, But Fun Nonetheless!

by Azure

The truth is... Tuxedo T-Shirts can be fun attire for the right occasion, and make cute wedding favors/gifts for the littlest members of your wedding party. If this is something you've considered for your bachelor/bachelorette party, look no further than Tuxedo T-Shirts Online , a website inspired by a movie quote and an attitude. The ever popular tuxedo t-shirt, is it just funny or is it making a statement? I always assumed it was just to get a laugh. I have come to realize they...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Unique Wedding Dresses…

by Azure

...Whimsical & Artsy Gowns For Your Big Day! About It's A Jaime Thing Have you been enjoying adventures in wedding dress shopping? Maybe you feel like you've seen them all. Fear not, the sea of wedding dresses is deep and never ending. If you've already found "the perfect dress", congratulations! However, if you're still on the dress hunt, step outside the box with me and take a look at these stunning and artsy pieces of work. They're most definitely unique and quite...

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Clarisonic PLUS- A Must-Have For A Flawless Face On Your Wedding Day!

by Azure

We are so excited about our WeddingPreParty Twitter Launch Party tomorrow (Wednesday, August, 5th from 9-10 pm EST)! If you missed the post, or have yet to RSVP, check out the details of this fab virtual party HERE! We’ll be giving away some amazing door prizes throughout the event, one of which is the Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Care Cleansing System (a $225 value). After trying this product over the past few months (thanks to the wonderful folks at Clarisonic), I was beyond...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Last Chance for Summer Drinks

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess I know summer is winding down, but I for one refuse to let it go without a fight! One of the best ways to keep summer going is by keeping your drinks summery. Here are three of my favorite summer cocktails, all recipes make one drink. Fresh Squeezed Margaritas Ingredients Hornitos Resposado Tequila
 Mr. T's Sweet and Sour Mix 2 Limes, juiced
 1 Tangerine, juiced
 2 Oranges, juiced
 1 Grapefruit, juiced
 Ice
Lime Wedges to...

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Bubbly Bride: Wedding Registry- Registering Where it Really Counts

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride For brides & grooms who have each lived on their own for awhile, have already found their favorite dish set, and would never part with their 5 year-old blender... some go about registering a bit differently. They don't need the endless sets of glassware and may not be interested in replacing their pots and pans. Combining two kitchens, furniture and odds and ends, they usually are left with more than they can handle! They might choose to replace a few of the...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- A Timeless Piece To Hold Close To Your Heart!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway I’ve loved this company since I heard the name…Dalla Nonna. I studied abroad in Perugia, Italy a few years back, so the Italian language always brings back memories of that amazing semester overseas. Dalla Nonna means “from the grandmother” in Italian, and this week, we’ll be giving away Dalla Nonna’s signature piece, the Sterling Silver Calendar Necklace (a $150.00 value). Inspired by vintage pieces handed down from the...

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Mark Wahlberg Married Longtime Girlfriend, Model Rhea Durham, On Saturday!

by Azure

We all know how unconventional Hollywood couples tend to be... And the nuptials between actor Mark Wahlberg and longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham this Saturday were no different! For this beautiful couple, the babies in the baby carriage came long before the marriage! They have three children together, the eldest 5 years old, and the youngest 10-months old, but that didn't stop them from tying the knot! The two said "I do" at a Catholic church in Beverly Hills on August 1st, and kept...

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The Bachelorette and Wedding Etiquette

by Azure

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people were very excited that the Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Chicagoan Ed Swiderski got engaged. Given that Jillian is Canadian, my big question is “Will she have a wedding social?” Before I go on, let me be clear. Unless you already know what a wedding social is, and live in a community where they are expected, you are NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS! Apparently in some parts of Canada, family members of the bride and groom throw a huge fundraiser,...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Made To Order Watters Necklace!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weeekly Giveaway Did you guys miss the announcement of our lucky Savvy Steals winner on Friday? Well… so did we! I was in Napa this weekend (more about this amazing, beyond-beautiful place later in the week!), and the wine tasting must have gotten the best of me! So, a couple days late, but hey, someone is still walking away with the stunning made to order Watters necklace of their choice, right? And, the lucky ducky winner is.......

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Join Us Aug 5 for WeddingPreParty.com Twitter Launch Party!

by Azure

Mark your calendars Savvy Scoopers! To celebrate the marriage of Wedding Planning & Social Networking, we're hosting a Twitter Launch Party (just follow #preparty) for our FABULOUS, first of its kind site WeddingPreParty.com! That's right! Aug 5 from 9 to 10pm EST live on Twitter. We'll have AMAZING prizes to give away, an unbelievable panel of wedding experts to answer your questions, and even a wedding you can crash to see Wedding Pre-Party in action. How to Win: Choose any and all...

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Bride Chic: A Head of the Times

by Azure

About Bride Chic Never have brides had so much leeway when it comes to headwear. 2010 marks a time when choosing you put on top of your head will add pizazz to your overall look. Thanks to those designers getting creative with netting, florals and plumes, the bride has so, so many options.

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Real Wedding Challenges: Creating a Meaningful Ceremony from Scratch

by Azure

We have two great loves here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and finding inspiration to help you make your wedding special. Our monthly feature “Real Wedding Challenges” combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we introduce 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...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Pre Save the Date, Save the Date Card?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven gets an email that raises some questions about her own family, and how you can regain control of communicating your own wedding news. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Case In Point: Don’t Play With Fire At Your Wedding!

by Azure

Wedding Truth: Playing Disco Inferno at your wedding reception is ok. Going up in flames on your big day... Not so much. Wedding Tip: Let someone else handle the fire at your wedding.

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Proposal Video: World’s Longest Whisper Chain

by Azure

Remember that game you used to play in summer camp, sometimes it was called "Telephone" sometimes "Operator." Basically, you sit in a circle and one person whispers something to the person next to her, who whispers it to the next person, and so on, around the circle. When you get to the end, the message sounds completely different. I think it was supposed to teach a lesson about gossip and how you say one thing, but it gets changed as time goes on. ANYWAY, luckily, that didn't happen...

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Featured Wedding: Touches of Something Blue

by Azure

Special Feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios I have been lucky with all my couples... they are all really nice and very fun to work with, but I can honestly say this Wedding was the most fun! The church was gorgeous, and the reception, filled with dancing was so much fun. This laid back couple clearly loves each other, and I loved working with them.

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