Five Ideas for Mothers and Brides

by Azure

Mother’s Day is Sunday and all this week we’ve been taking a light-hearted look at moms. If you have a mother, or a f-m-i-l and you’re planning a wedding, chances are there’s some tension. For a mom, the wedding of a child is a wonderful event, but it can also be bittersweet. This Mother’s Day, take a little time to look at your wedding from your mother’s perspective. Is she trying to be helpful, only to learn all her ideas are old fashioned? Does she feel dismissed in favor...

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Beauty Mag Reality Check

by Azure

If you're stressing out about looking like a model for your big day, watch this video and remember that not even the models look like models. We think you're gorgeous just the way you are.

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Always a Blogsmaid: Spice Up Outdoor Wedding with Parasols for Your Bridesmaids

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid I've been wild about parasols for some time. They are a bridesmaids' (and a bride's) best friend. Not only are they flirty, potentially colorful and fun, but at an outdoor ceremony they serve as both decor and bridal party flowers... and (sometimes) cheaper, too! I went nuts for these personalized parasols at Tange Designs. Parasol bargains abound at Pearl River Market, where you can go solid or patterned, paper or silk. And the look is lovely, especially...

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Love This Ivory Satin Clutch for your Wedding Day!

by Azure

Gilt.com is one of my guiltiest pleasures, and while getting my daily fix, I ran across this beautiful clutch from Lorelei. What a perfect accessory for your big day! Made in Italy from ivory silk satin, the large bow detail is just so classic. Originally $250, if you hurry (Gilt's items sell like hot cakes!) you can pick up this fabulous bag for only $118.

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown: Timeless and Elegant

by Azure

Special Feature from Debbie Welcher ofChatfields Bridal Boutique Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s Hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 50’s inspired glamour and elegance. The timeless beauty of these fashions is still relevant and popular almost 60 years later. Classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s fashion is timeless. The internet is abuzz with search...

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Beat Wedding Stress Instead of Beating up Your Bridesmaids

by Azure

Feeling a little tense? Well, it's only natural - you're taking care of a million little things at once! (And looking fabulous while you do, we might add.) Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding has some expert advice on managing stress and staying your own sweet self as you prepare to walk down the aisle. Check out her Top Tips for Managing Wedding Stress and breathe a sigh of relief!

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Fitness advice for you and your piggy bank

by Azure

We all know how it is: You get so focused on looking your best for a special event - like oh, I don't know, let's say a wedding - that you lose your mind a little bit. You want to fit into that perfect wedding dress so badly that suddenly the all-kumquat diet or The Longshoreman's Workout (On six DVDs. Comes complete with real industrial shipping containers!) sounds like just the thing to get you into your best shape ever. Before you whip out that debit card, check out Infomercial...

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Featured Wedding: Shannon and Chris

by Azure

Special feature by Tim and Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography. Shannon and Chris had the perfect day! I know that is said about many weddings but we have never had a wedding that was as perfect as this sweet wedding. The couple choose to do the “first look” photo session, which gave us a great amount of time to do gorgeous portraits! We highly recommend this to every couple. Not only do you get lots of great pictures, you also have some intimate time with each other before...

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Top Ten Mothers You Would Want at Your Wedding

by Azure

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday we've been taking a light-hearted look at moms and weddings. Yesterday we looked at M-I-Ls from hell, so today we look at the top ten moms you'd want at your wedding! 10. Mrs. Brady, The Brady Bunch 9. Mrs. Partridge, The Partridge Family (especially if the band doesn’t show) 8. Mrs. Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver 7. Bree van de Kamp, Desperate Housewives (a little overbearing, but she’d fix up any catering or florist problems in a...

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Flawless Face: Tips from Professional Makeup Artist CaraSue Hall

by Azure

Special feature by CaraSue Hall of CH Makeup Artistry Your wedding day is the one day in your life that you will be photographed more than any other. Always try to schedule a makeup trial before your big day to make sure that the look is exactly what you want. It not only helps you, but also helps the makeup artist/hair stylist. As much as you would like to have that super dramatic look for your wedding, a softer look is better. You can still have dramatic that is soft and...

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PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com Honeymoon Giveaway!

by Azure

Don't let the fragile economy rain on your Honeymoon-planning parade! Our friends at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com alerted us to a contest they are running now until June 30th, and we just had to pass the information along... One lucky contestant will win a $2,000 Marriott Honeymoon TravelCard redeemable at any Marriott hotel, anywhere in the world. Marriott has over 3,000 hotels in amazing spots like Hawaii, the Cayman Islands, London, Paris, Thailand... just to name a few! So...

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Dudeido’s Top Wedding Planning Lessons for Dudes

by Azure

One of our fellow Tweeters, Patrick Gavin, let us know about the fun, insightful and humorous list of wedding planning lessons (from a decidedly male perspective) that he's started Twittering. In honor of hump day, we've chosen a few of our favorites... But for the full list (chock full of hilarity, sarcasm and honesty) follow #dudeido on Twitter! Lesson #4 of Dude's wedding planning: Most often used phrase: "You're just going to have to suck it up and invite them." Yes,...

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The Man Registry: Best Bear (and other funny animal wedding stories)

by Azure

About The Man Registry When I heard the story about the man having his pet bear serve as Best Man in his wedding, I was shocked. The bear, named Brutus, weighs in at just over 800 pounds and fronts a pretty vicious appearance. After watching the video and viewing the astonishing photos, I was left with a few questions: • Which wedding guest would be unlucky enough to be seated next to the beast? • What do you tell the caterer to bring to feed the bear? A bucket of raw fish?...

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Insurance after marriage? We’ve got you covered.

by Azure

Should you and your groom change your coverage once you're married? Is it a good idea to recalculate your auto insurance rates? And what about insuring your vast collection of decorative unicorn pot-holders? Get the lowdown on the insurance decisions you should be thinking about with our special feature from Barbara Waltz of 24/7 Quote Us.com. Once you know what you need to be thinking about, the rest is easy. Check out the article in our Advice section here.

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Top Ten Mothers You Wouldn’t Want as Your Mother-in-Law

by Azure

In honor of Mother's Day, we present the Top Ten Women You Wouldn't Want as Your Mother-in-Law 10. Marie Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond 9. Peggy Bundy, Married with Children 8. Mrs. Bennett, Pride and Prejudice 7. Mrs. Vorhees, Friday the 13th 6. Mrs. Portnoy, Portnoy’s Complaint 5. Mrs. Iselin, The Manchurian Candidate (especially as played by Angela Lansburry in the original) 4. Lois Henrickson, Big Love 3. Joan Crawford, the original Mommie Dearest 2. Mrs....

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Top Tips: Five Reasons Not to Elope

by Azure

If your wedding planning is getting a little stressful, the idea of eloping might start to sound good. Check out our newly re-designed advice section and get the top five reasons NOT to elope!

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Featured Wedding: Tony and Ashley

by Azure

Special Feature by Laura Parker of Fairy Tale Photography. Ashley was a second-grade teacher and Tony's nephew was in her class. Once Tony saw her, he knew he wanted to get to know her better. Two years later, he popped the question - and the rest is history. Their wedding was March 13, 2009 at Ashton Depot. It was cold, raining, and amazing! Editor's Update: People have been wondering who the florist for this wedding was. Laura e-mailed to let us know that those gorgeous...

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A Proposal Story Sure to Make You Weep

by Azure

One of our very own OneWed couples was featured on Engagement 101 Mag today. Vince proposed to Brittany with a storybook depicting their fairytale romance. Have a look...I cried at my desk.

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Exclusive to OneWed from Paper Chez: A $1200 Value!

by Azure

For the month of May, Paper Chez is offering our OneWed Savvy Scoop readers FREE custom wedding invitation designs with the purchase of a set of letterpress wedding invitations! If you are wondering what Paper Chez is all about… “At Paper Chez, we believe that the perfect wedding invitation should create a stunning first impression of your special day. Our high-style invitations are crafted with great attention to detail using only the finest paper made from 100% cotton for a...

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Mother-in-Law Trouble? Sometimes You Need to Vent!

by Azure

There’s no doubt about it, mothers-in-law have a bad reputation, and sometimes that reputation is deserved. Planning a wedding can bring out the worst in certain relationships so venting with strangers can be a needed release. If you need a place to vent, I’ve got two suggestions for you. The first, is obviously our forums. The Vents and Frustration forum is especially good for getting things off your chest and getting good advice on how to handle difficult situations. I also...

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Round 2- Wedding Day Makeup Tips from Richard Class of Bluemercury!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Scoopers! Our fabulous resident make-up expert, Richard Class, is back with some marvelous products from Laura Mercier that one Savvy Scoop reader will win this Friday. And, if you find yourself in the Chicago-area and want to learn the tricks of the makeup trade in-person, you can reach Richard at 773.327.6900 to schedule an appointment! Without further adieu, a second priceless product tutorial from the talented and highly-coveted, Mr. Class... With May underway, we...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: For The Stylish Groom…

by Azure

...And His Entourage! About It's A Jaime Thing Today, the groom is just as modern as the bride and becoming more involved with the planning process, especially now that so many couples are paying for their weddings themselves. Therefore, we can't forget the groom when it comes to style, or the groomsmen either, for that matter! Check out these super hot ties for the groom and his entourage by Etsy seller Toybreaker! Who says men can't wear pink? Puh-lease! These ties are...

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Handle with Care Studio- Mention OneWed and get $50 off!

by Azure

Handle with Care Studio is a Brooklyn-based invitation design company, designing one-of-a-kind custom invitations for your wedding day or special event. The breadth of knowledge of its owner, Casey Coyle, is extremely impressive, previously working as an Art Director for a New York magazine, designing lavish invitations for magazine events before starting her own design studio. Handle with Care specializes in custom one of a kind wedding and event invitations, and each invitation is...

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Distinctively beautiful wedding rings

by Azure

Looking for a little more than a plain gold band? I love these handmade rings from Down to the Wire Designs. They're beautiful and distinctive without straying too far from traditional wedding ring territory. You can choose from his line, or work with designer and metalsmith Chuck Domitrovich to create a unique set of wedding bands all your own.

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