Chic Black and White Wedding Ideas!

by Azure

This classic, chic wedding theme was inspired by my best friend. She has such a classic style and always looks stunning, with a true penchant for all things black and white!

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Featured Wedding: An Engagement Session in Utah

by Azure

Special Feature by Will Duris of Will Duris Photography We love doing engagement sessions, the couples are so full of fun and excitement. Of course, the fact that we have the natural beauty of Provo, Utah to work with doesn’t hurt either. For more beautiful engagement sessions, check out our Will Duris Photography website!

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: The Bath

by Azure

Whenever I stay in a hotel one of the first things I do is check out the bath towels. If they’re large and fluffy, I instantly feel like I’m going to have a relaxing trip. Why not bring some of that honeymoon luxury to your home bathroom, courtesy of your wedding registry? This week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip is all about the bath. Choosing towels and other accessories for your bathroom shouldn't just come down to coordinating colors. There's nothing like wrapping yourself in...

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The Man Registry: Manscaping 101

by Azure

About The Man Registry For grooms wanting to do a little extra grooming and look their best on the wedding day, a new term has evolved: manscaping. Yes, you read that right: manscaping. Think of it an art form for men who want to keep their skin and hair in tip top shape. We know it may sound a little metro sexual, but manscaping is nothing to be embarrassed about. Women shave, wax, pluck and so on. Many Hollywood actor type folks are quite smooth in the skin department and...

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Calling All Atlanta Brides

by Azure

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you start planning your wedding. Well, Bridal Bar opening today in Atlanta is the perfect place to start for discerning brides. Bridal Bar prescreens all of its wedding vendors and products simplifying your planning process. Relax at Bridal Bar’s boutique and enjoy a glass of champagne while perusing only the best wedding offerings in Atlanta. Sound too good to be true? It gets even better, all of Bridal Bar’s services are FREE. For you...

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Robert Redford Wedding In Hamburg, Germany This Weekend- An Intimate Affair

by Azure

A 20-year age difference didn't stop this happy couple! Robert Redford, 71, and Sibylle Szaggars, 51, tied the knot this weekend in Hamburg, Germany! Love was in the air for this notoriously private actor, and true to form, the celebration was small and intimate, with a guest list of just 30 friends and family. Redford proposed to his girlfriend of 13 years, abstract artist Sibylle Szaggars, back in March, and they finally took the plunge at the exclusive, luxury Louis C. Jacob...

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Wedding Cake Traditions, a Little History

by Azure

One of the things that makes planning a wedding so challenging is that people like to tell you that either you can’t, or must, do something because “it’s tradition.” What’s so interesting about this is that most of us actually know very little about the wedding traditions to which we’re so attached. For example, did you know that wedding cake was traditionally a meat dish, and not a very tasty sounding one. Lamb testicles anyone? It wasn’t until the 1500s, when sugar...

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Featured Wedding: A Backyard Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Stacey Chance of Discovery Bay Studio Elyse & Mark we're married on their back deck, overlooking the water. Their ceremony was casual, short, sweet, and very festive! Near the end of the festivities Elyse and Mark changed into their "wedding boating attire", jumped into their boat, and motored off in dramatic fashion. We had such a great time with Elyse & Mark and enjoyed meeting their family and friends.

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Hostess with the Mostess: French Bridal Shower Ideas? Mais Oui!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Happy Bastille Day! The French may have gained their independence, but we’re still hopelessly addicted to French style! There’s nothing like a little Parisian accent to make a party seem both sophisticated, and a little naughty. The bride being honored here met her French fiancé at the France pavilion at Epcot, where they also got engaged. But this theme would be perfect for any bride who dreams of a honeymoon in France! For more pictures from...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Life After The Wedding…

by Azure

...Should Still Include Time For Friends! About It's A Jaime Thing You get a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, a wedding and then maybe go on a honeymoon. We all know how it goes... but what about after the wedding? Sure, you're "Coo-Coo For Cocao Puffs" for each other so of course you'll want to spend every waking minute together... but don't forget margaritas with the girls! As we get older, we get married, have kids, become work-a-holics, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da.... sometimes...

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A Fabulous Wedding Favors & Gifts Idea for the Charitable Couple!

by Azure

Wanting to include a small take-away favor for your wedding guests, but finding it difficult to settle on something? A lot of the wedding favors out there feel more like a throw away than a keepsake, an extra expense adding little to the overall fabulousness of the wedding. There are two things that most people have in common, though- a love of chocolate and an affinity for philanthropy. Truffles for a Cause combines the two into beautifully packaged wedding favors, donating two...

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Unique Wedding Transportation: Bride and Groom on Chicago’s El

by Azure

Forget the romantic horse-drawn carriage! This couple opted to share their love with the public... the Chicago public transit authority, that is! If it were me, I'd like to make our entrance on a beautiful hot air balloon (I just saw the Pixar movie Up- can you tell I'm inspired?)! Although I think I'd settle for a Maserati... Now I'm curious... What's the most unique or creative mode of transport for soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. that you've seen or heard of? Photo courtesy of man...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 50 Wedding Invitations and Response Cards from Urbanity!

by Azure

Let the celebration begin with this week’s Savvy Steal! About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Featured in Modern Bride and The Oprah Magazine, Urbanity Studios has been gaining momentum since inception nearly three years ago. After Meghann Kopecky planned her wedding and was unable to find the perfect wedding invitations, she and her husband decided to make their own. From this, Urbanity Studios was born! This week’s Savvy Steals winner will chose 50 flat panel wedding...

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Splurge In These Tough Economic Times And Get A Free Honeymoon!

by Azure

If curiosity killed the cat, then what did creativity do? In these tough economic times, high-end designers are getting creative to encourage shoppers to keep on buyin'! With Brad Pitt, Sophia Loren, Jennifer Aniston, and Sharon Stone as loyal customers, one would think that Italian jewelry designer Damiani would have nothing to worry about. Pitt even called upon Damiani to design the wedding rings for his marriage to Jennifer Aniston! However, this doesn't seem to be the case. ...

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Bubbly Bride: Tantalizing Tulle At Your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As a little girl you may have had dreams of spinning carefree in a "poofy" wedding gown, living out your fairytale as a true princess. Wedding gowns designed with tulle are a picture perfect inspiration for this carefree way of life. These dresses are a growing trend with brides in search of a romantic feel for their wedding due to their light and airy texture. They also add style in vintage-themed weddings with a flashback to the 1950's and the popularity of...

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Wedding Photography Tips ... for Wedding Photographers

by Azure

Happy Monday! Many, many years ago I went out on a date with a guy I met while working out. These days, the most interesting thing I pick up at the gym is a magazine! I love to see what other people leave there, usually it's Shape, or Entertainment Weekly. Last week someone left Photo District News (pdn), a trade magazine for photographers. As coincidence would have it, they left “The Wedding and Portrait Issue,” full of advice for wedding photographers. Since I usually read...

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Savvy Steals Winner- All The Pre-Wedding Workout Essentials From FRS!

by Azure

Congrats, Ace!! Because of your savvy comments this week, you'll be walking down the aisle with a toned, rock-solid body! Tell your hubby-to-be he can thank us later! Enjoy the suite of FRS Healthy Energy products we'll be sending your way, and make sure you stick to the personalized diet plan that will be created just for you! And for the rest of our lovely readers, don't forget to send your platinum proposal stories to savvyscoop@onewed.com! Only 5 more days to become...

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Bride Chic: FINDING YOUR CHIC FACTOR

by Azure

About Bride Chic Once upon a time I was a bride-to-be. And the day my husband proposed I thought whipping up my bridal look would be simple. I was a designer of Harlowesque bridal gowns and envisioned myself in an ivory bias cut crepe carrying one long stemmed calla lily. Then my hopeless romantic Edgar said, "I have a request, Amy. I'd like a band of Scottish pipers and to wear a kilt." Add to that we lived at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, a landmark that looks like an...

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How to Create the Perfect Wedding Toast, Have Someone Write it for You

by Azure

You love your maid-of-honor. She’s your best-friend, she’s been with you through grade school, summer camp, high school, and countless break-ups. You know she loves you and has hundreds of great things to say about you and your fiancé at the wedding, if only she were capable of writing a decent speech. Too bad speechwriters are only for politicians. Guess what? Now they aren’t. Oratory Laboratory takes the concept of speech writing and brings it to a level everyone can take...

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Top Tips: Things to Know about Wedding Planners

by Azure

A lot of people think of wedding planners as being only for the wealthy, but the truth is, the right wedding planner can save you as much money as he or she costs. Check out our newest Top Tips Article,Ten Things to Know about Wedding Planners. Special thanks to Heather Lynne Vickery of Greatest Expectations in Chicago for her help with the article!

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Beautiful Red and Black Wedding Inspired By Couple’s Alma Mater!

by Azure

Who knew Bucky Badger could inspire such a classic, stunning, sophisticated affair! Our head developer recently attended the wedding between his college pals Gina and Ben, and when I saw the photos, I couldn't wait to feature it on the Savvy Scoop! Clearly, no expense was spared in making this wedding an over-the-top, exquisite affair; each and every detail was thought out, and executed to perfection. My favorite thing about this wedding, though, is how the couple infused their UW...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Wedding Gift Registries, How to Spread the Word

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven performs a daring feat when she helps two brides, each with a different question about her wedding registry, with ONE column! Sound exciting? Read on! Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Amazon Gift Registry: How to Set a Table

by Azure

I’m really loving browsing through Amazon’s new gift registry information. My favorite parts are the helpful illustrations they have to explain terms you think you’re supposed to know! Check out these photos for setting formal and informal tables. Are you registering for china, or just everyday dishes?

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Top Fitness Tips from Lance Armstrong’s Trainer!

by Azure

Special to OneWed fromPeter Park, personal trainer, owner of Platinum Fitness in Santa Barbara, and strength and conditioning coach of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong! As a personal trainer in Southern California, many of my clients are time-starved brides who want to be in tip-top shape for their big day. I make sure to let them know that the key to successfully getting in shape with minimal time is a two-pronged approach, involving a healthy nutrition plan and...

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