Savvy Steals Winner- Making One Bride Bliss-fully Happy!

by Azure

Congratulations, myroarisameow! You are this week's lucky Savvy Steals winner! We know you will love the Best of Bliss products as much as we do. This sure was an action-packed week. Not only did myroarisameow win the Best of Bliss spa gift box, but Lauren M. won the beautiful ring of her choice from Turtle Love Committee, and Courtney F. won a free pair of J*Flops bridal flip flops! See ladies, we take care of our Savvy Scoop readers. And there are many more fab giveaways...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Art Nouveau

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market This week our inspiration board is a combination of the undulating curves, flowing lines and nature imagery that exemplified the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the twentieth century. White freshwater teardrop shaped pearls and beautiful curved sterling silver flower caps make the Floral Fantasy Earrings from Nansglam worthy of any art nouveau maiden. Inspired by lily of the valley flowers, the Pearl Nouveau Cuff Bracelet from Blazer Arts features...

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Bride Chic: He Chic- The History of Men’s Formal Wear

by Azure

About Bride Chic I've devoted so much time and energy to women's bridal fashion, it's time to address the grooms. Men's formal wear is as fascinating a subject as the men who set the trends. Your fiance's tie still dictates the formality of your wedding or lack thereof. Black or white tie determines just how formal an affair you're going to have. And though men's formal wear has been restricted to black, white and shades of gray for the better part of two hundred years, lately all...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Getting Married on Short Notice

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge 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. To read the first two Real Wedding Challenges, click here and here. This month was my wedding anniversary, and since I didn’t quite finish editing the article about my first choice of a couple… I thought I’d...

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Not an Engagement Video (but still pretty great)

by Azure

Indie folk-singer Evan Jacover is known around Chicago for his quirky sense of humor. Lucky for him, his girlfriend Shama shares his sense of humor. Normally, we share engagement videos here, but when I saw this video she made for his birthday, it made me so happy, I asked his permission to share it with you. What's the best birthday present you ever received?

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Ask the Wedding Maven: When Bachelorette Parties Go Awry

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who feels like she might get taken for a ride. If you've got a question about wedding traditions or etiquette, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Introducing The Bespoke Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

The Bespoke Bride is a big-city loving gal with a background in event planning and communications. She's using this to plan the biggest celebration she's thrown- her unwedding. She started The Bespoke Bride blog to chronicle her planning experience and has grown into a resource for other couples out there who also want a customized tailor-made wedding. You won't find anything on garter belts or flower tosses, but you may find a few unique tidbits on throwing a fabulous party with the...

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Featured Wedding: Miguel and Thaymee

by Azure

Special Feature by Tim Hussey of Hussey Photography Miguel and Thaymee Ortiz just celebrated their seven-year anniversary in style! When they first wed seven years ago, they didn't get to have a full wedding celebration with family and friends, so they decided to plan the wedding that they never had to celebrate seven years of love!

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A Diamond Is Expensive Contest: The Verdict Is In…

by Azure

Congratulations, Lauren M.! We absolutely loved your “A Diamond Is Expensive” idea, and you are the lucky winner of a gorgeous ring from Turtle Love Committee. So tell your fiancé that he can skip the coupon clipping the next couple of Tuesdays! Because of all the fabulous submissions we received, we’d like to share a few of our favorite sassy and savvy submissions, and recognize the brains behind the creativity... Because size does matter… -Brooke K. of Medina,...

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Free Bridal Flip Flops, Anyone?

by Azure

Did you get your free pair of J*Flops bridal flip flops yesterday? Savvy Scooper Courtney F. did! Maybe you missed my post on these fabulously fun bridal flops. Or saw the post, but weren't really paying attention... or didn't make it to the end? If so, you missed your chance to win a pair of customized bridal flops on the house! For the rest of our readers, how does 20% off your entire J*Flops order sound? Use coupon code JFlopsSavvy at checkout after you've picked the...

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Top Tips for Getting Beautiful Photos at Your Beach Wedding

by Azure

Has summertime got you thinking about surf and sand? If you're thinking about a beach wedding, check out these tips on getting great photos by Jennifer Angelero of Jennifer Angelero Photography.

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A Wedding Registry You Can Feel Good About

by Azure

Sometimes planning a wedding can make you feel a little guilty. Here you are spending all this money on cakes, music, and dresses and other people are having trouble making ends meet. It’s no secret that the economy is not doing so well, and more brides and grooms than ever feel like they want to give back give back to those in need while celebrating the biggest event of their lives. One idea is to encourage your guests to shop for your wedding presents via Goodshop.com. If...

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The Man Registry Joins The Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Azure

About The Man Registry Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a terrible disease that has surely affected the lives of many that are reading this. As the 2009 wedding season hits full speed, The Man Registry is proud to announce that we’ll be donating a percentage from each of our wedding registry and groomsmen gift sales to The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation. The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation was founded in 2008 and has already generated...

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“A Diamond Is Expensive” Contest- Patience Is A Virtue…

by Azure

Hey Ladies! Sorry to keep you waiting, but we received so many fabulous submissions for the Turtle Love Committee "A Diamond Is Expensive" contest that we're having trouble deciding on the lucky winner. Not a bad problem to have, right? Check back tomorrow- we'll reveal the winning submission, and recognize some of our top runners-up! Thanks for all the fantastic submissions, Savvy Scoopers!

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Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Planning Just Got Easier!

by Azure

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new interactive Honeymoon and Destination Wedding planning page. From destination wedding planning to adventurous honeymoon excursions, our newest resource can provide planning advice for every budget. We’ve got tools to help you research, plan, and even buy airline tickets for your honeymoon! The only thing you can’t do from the site is pack your bags! So, visit OneWed’s Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Page and get the...

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Fabulously Fun Bridal Flip Flops

by Azure

Treat your tootsies (and your bridesmaids’ tootsies) to style and comfort with J*Flops! J*Flops personally designs each pair of flip flops with a distinct style that fits the customer’s personality. Anyone can go pick up those generic flip flops from the local drug store, but if you are looking for custom flops made with only the finest embellishments, then J*Flops has got you covered. As much as I adore the bridal flip flops, I love the story of how J*Flops came to be even...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Best of Bliss Spa Gift Set

by Azure

Spoil yourself in a New York minute with this week’s Savvy Steal from Bliss. One lucky winner will receive the Best of Bliss gift box, filled with Bliss skincare and body bests! The following fabulous products are included in this set… - lemon + sage body butter with advanced antioxidants and nourishing coconut oil. - high intensity hand cream with supreme softening and surface smoothing abilities. - triple oxygen instant energizing mask which delivers oxygen to the skin...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Retro Bridal Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife! Sure, times have changed. Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window. Poof, gone! Just like that. However, nothing says we can't bring a little bit of it back, right? I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too? If you're planning a bridal shower, this retro theme might just bring out the pinup housewife in all of you.... Consider serving cherry pie...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Vintage, Timeless Wedding Photography Captures Elegant Bride

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I feel that since starting Rock ‘n Roll Bride I have built up some amazing relationships with some truly fabulous photographers from all over the world. Not only is it great to have so many new friends (online friends are the best!) but I’m never ever short of amazing things to share. This week’s post came in from Lilia of Lilia Photography. I knew it’d be worth a share as not only does the Bride Coleen have that beautifully vintage thing going on,...

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Featured Wedding: Enid and Casey

by Azure

Special feature by Ayesha Onyekwelu of Bedazzled Photography. April 4th was the day Enid was brought into this world and also the day, in 2009, she vowed to spend the rest of her life with Casey. Enid, a Texas resident, met Casey while she was vacationing in London, where Casey lived. After a year of dating, Casey knew he could not spend one more day without Enid and he asked her to marry him. He left the other side of the pond to be with his true love in Dallas, Texas. Their...

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How To Hire a Wedding Babysitter

by Azure

Nothing gives you and your guests peace of mind like knowing you have a great babysitter on the job. The kids are having fun and taken care of, so you can relax and enjoy your reception. Our friends at Sittercity.com have some great advice for finding a sitter, figuring out a fair pay rate, and keeping the helicopter moms happy. Check out the new How To Hire a Wedding Babysitter article in our advice section and breathe a sigh of sweet relief.

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Not Your Parents Wedding Bands – Or Should It Be?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Jewelry and Style Expert Michael O’Connor Weddings and their signifiers, the wedding bands, have changed dramatically since the time of our parents. Unfortunately in the evolution, the true meaning and significance of the wedding band has lost some importance. As far as the wedding planning goes, back in the day, this was seen to be the domain of the bride and her family. Fairytale weddings were the vision of few brides and an option of fewer. Most gifts given...

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Bubbly Bride: Sweetheart vs. Head Table at Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride There is a lot of thought that goes into arranging seating for your wedding. You take all of your friends and family members over the years, and try to put them with other personalities that they will get along with and have a memorable experience! The big question is where are you and your new groom going to sit? Do you set up the traditional head table with your entire wedding party all in a line in the front of the reception, or do you put yourselves at a...

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Top Tips for a Backyard Wedding

by Azure

Happy summer! It's time to hit the great outdoors, so grab your sunblock and check out our Top Tips for a Backyard Wedding.

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