Diva Dialogue: Wedding Trends for the 2009

by Azure

About Diva Dialogue at Wedding Paper Divas It’s official—the 2009 wedding season is here and we can’t help but feel the excitement in the air as couples head to Wedding Paper Divas to select their save the date cards, engagement party invitations and wedding invitations. As couples select their wedding stationery designs, we especially love watching the new styles, trends and inspiration of the season unveil. After all of our research into what’s hot for 2009, we’ve come...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Traditional meets Rock ‘N Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Happy Monday people...I hope I can cure some Monday blues with today’s super cool Rock n Roll wedding! As many of you will know, I am all about the promotion of being yourself when it comes to your wedding. There does sometimes appear to be two camps when it comes to such things, firstly the uber traditional (usually) spend lots of money types, and secondly the totally out-there wacky ‘we won’t follow the system’ crazy crazy wedding types. To me...

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Bubbly Bride: Midnight Madness

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride After the delicious dinner, and hours of dancing and celebrating, you guests will start to get hungry again! A big trend among brides right now is to serve a "midnight snack" as the party winds down. Tie in you and your fiance's favorite late night treat, whether it is deep dish pizza or donuts and serve your guests in style! Begin budgeting now for this snack and talking with your caterer on different possibilities for this surprise. You don't need anything...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Hello!Lucky Wedding Invitations

by Azure

Hello! Gorgeous… Are you feeling Lucky? This week, for our fabulous Savvy Steals giveaway, one of our favorite invitation and stationary companies, Hello!Lucky, is hooking up one lucky Savvy Scoop reader! Hello!Lucky has been creating wedding invitations since 2003, with designs featured in every major magazine, from Martha Stewart Weddings, to Real Simple, to Lucky, to InStyle. If you haven’t yet decided on your wedding invitations, this week’s Savvy Steal is just for...

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Money’s Ongoing Role in a Marriage

by Azure

Special Feature from Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar I read an article the other day regarding how getting married can affect your taxes. As you are preparing for marriage, understand that money has many roles in your individual life and as a bride-to-be. When you read the article, make sure you do your homework. What I do not want to happen is that you read this article and say, “Oh, we are going to be penalized...

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Groom Your Groom

by Azure

It goes without saying that I think my husband is a handsome and talented man (although, I’ve found it helps to say it, frequently). But, there is one thing he’s not very good at, and that he was even worse at before we got married. It’s a little hard to discuss. It’s personal. OK, I’ll just spit it out: He’s not very good at shaving. Now that we’ve been married for a little while, I’ve found some things to help him. Chief among them, products from The Art of...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway: Cue the drum roll…

by Azure

And the winner is…MaryandJim! Congratulations MaryandJim- you are our very first Savvy Steals winner. Amrita Singh’s gorgeous Southampton bracelet is all yours, but we’ll let the two of you duke it out for who gets to don this fabulous piece on your wedding day! Our suggestion? Jim, bow out and let your beautiful bride take this one! Thank you to ALL our Savvy Scoop readers who participated this week! Keep up the good work- with a new giveaway every Monday, there...

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Ever After Wedding Market: By the Sea

by Azure

If you are having a spring or summer wedding near the ocean then this inspiration board is for you! Whether you have planned an elegant seaside pavilion or a clam bake reception, these products will be perfect embellishments for your ceremony. Pearls, seashells and sea glass make beautiful jewelry that reference the bounty of the sea. We recommend the Perles (II) Necklace with large creamy freshwater pearls from Elaine Haydon Jewelry and the Full Moon Necklace with a white mother of...

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Bride Chic: YOUR GOWN: 5 WAYS TO GO GREEN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Have you any idea the impact the production of clothing and textiles has had on the environment? Well check this out: In the UK alone according to 2006 statistics, clothing and textiles contributed in producing up to two million tons of waste, 3.1 million tons of CO2 and 70 million tons of waste water. Whoah! Time for a reality check: Have we become so used to fast food, fast technology and now fast fashion that we've created a manufacturing monster like this? No...

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Introducing Our Interactive Wedding Planning Timeline & Checklist

by Azure

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our online interactive wedding timeline & checklist! Now you can prioritize, manage & organize all the little details for your big day. Our new checklist is pre-populated with tasks from OneWed's Guide for the Savvy Bride, but you can add or delete any tasks with a click of a button. And you can write yourself little notes associated with each task to keep a running tally of all that you are doing. Best of all, you can delegate to others....

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Barbeque or banquet—planning your rehearsal dinner

by Azure

Barbeque or banquet—planning your rehearsal dinner Special feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding The wedding rehearsal and subsequent dinner kick off the entire series of wedding events. What better way to introduce members of the wedding party and key family members than with warm introductions and a celebratory meal? Depending on the type of wedding, the number of guests at the rehearsal dinner is sometimes nearly as large as the guest list for the actual wedding. In...

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Real Wedding Challenges: An Interfaith Wedding

by Azure

We have two things we love to find here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and inspiring ideas to help you make your wedding special. Our new monthly feature Real Wedding Challenges combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we’ll introduce you to a real married couple who 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...

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Itchin’ for some celebrity wedding news?

by Azure

Love is in the air, especially in Hollywood! Here's a quick recap, but for full details, check out our Wedding News! - Is the wedding still on between Jennifer Hudson and former reality "star" David Otunga? If so, why is she remaining so tight-lipped? - Anna Faris will marry Chris Pratt (of Bride Wars) in a low-key wedding, but the tequila will be flowing! - Is Kim Kardashian really shopping for her Vera wedding gown before Reggie Bush even pops the question? - One wedding...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Carnation Sensation- Part Deux!

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid We received such positive feedback on the Getting Creative with Carnations Savvy Scoop post by Hostess with the Mostess, that we thought you could use a Part Deux- Carnation Sensation! It's been so exciting to see more florists using carnations. Fleurs did a post on the "C" word a few weeks ago and tons of magazines have been featuring them, but brides still haven't warmed up to these cheaper cousins. And, it's somewhat true, they face the stigma of...

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If you love your bridesmaids… let them do the twist!

by Azure

Give your Bridesmaids the freedom to express themselves in Dessy Group's brand new TWIST Wrap Dress! Stylish, comfortable, and versatile... What more could a gal ask for? The TWIST dress, made from luxurious, hand washable matte jersey, offers each member of the bridal party an opportunity to create a unique style that suits their body! Available in both cocktail length and full-length, and with 12 gorgeous colors to chose from, these dresses can be wrapped in countless ways. ...

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2 More Days to Enter our 1st Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Bride....who doesn't love free stuff? Who doesn't like free amazing, can't-live-without, must-have products and accessories? Don't lose out on your chance to win one of our favorite "OneWed Loves It!" award winning items. Dedicated readers will have the opportunity to steal jewelry, accessories, beauty products and more from brands like Bobbi Brown, Vera Wang, Gilt Group, Dermalogica, Dessy Group, Agent Provocateur and more! Entry is free and simple: register with...

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Good bridesmaids don’t need jewelry to be happy… But it doesn’t hurt.

by Azure

I always think jewelry is a smart bridesmaid gift. You know your girls will get use out of it, and it gives you some leeway with your bridesmaids' dresses: You can choose different styles to suit each one's figure best, and then use the jewelry to unify their look. And let's face it: A bride who makes sure each of her besties gets a pearl necklace on her wedding day is going to be a popular woman for years to come. I love the bridesmaid collection at Anna Bellagio. It's got...

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How To: Easy Up-Do Part 2!

by Azure

When Giuliana Depandi married Bill Rancic back in '07, her wedding day hairstyle was flawless! If you loved her hairstyle as much as I did, check out this video on how to create a similar evening look in minutes by Ford Models stylist Johnny Lavoy courtesy of Ford Models. Just nix the headband, add a braided extension to wrap around the up-do, and you are all set!

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12 Ways to Use Lavender in Your Wedding

by Azure

Special feature by Ginna Gemmell of Lavender Green Chris and I just celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary. It seems as though we've been together for our entire lives and it feels as though we have just fallen in love. A paradox! We were married in 1969 on our family farm, which is now LavenderGreen. Our wedding was simple in ceremony and music and yet lush with 300 guests, great food cooked outdoors, and lots of love! There were flowers and fragrance everywhere as I remember....

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The Man Registry: Is Cubic Zirconia just what the Honeymoon Doctor Ordered?

by Azure

About The Man Registry Him: Honey, will you marry me? Her: Yes, yes, yes… omg this ring is beautiful! Him: I’m glad you like it, oh and by the way, don’t ever take it to a diamond inspector! Alright guys, let’s think this through. It’s probably not a good idea to slap a fake rock on her engagement band. Even if you can fool her on the day you propose, chances are that your luck will run out someday when she’s getting it cleaned or appraised. That being said, some of...

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Trash the Dress!

by Azure

Special feature by E'Lisa Campbell of E. C. Campbell Photography Trash the dress sessions are a perfect way for a bride to incorporate her own style while having fun in a carefree environment without the stress of being on time for the reception! I personally recommend these sessions to all brides!! Many of our brides get back into their wedding dress after their wedding and we go all over town having fun! This is a great way to get another use out of your wedding...

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Bridesmaids’ Luncheon: Giving Back to the Girls Who Give to You

by Azure

It’s an occupational hazard that I look at almost everything in terms of weddings! A friend was showing me these dishes at Rosanna Inc the other day and I said “They would be perfect for a bridesmaid’s luncheon.” She had zero idea what I was talking about. So, if you’re similarly baffled, here’s the scoop: A bridesmaid’s lunch is a bridal shower in reverse. You take your bridesmaids (and any other important women in the wedding party) out to a nice old-fashioned...

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Get Inspired at NET-A-PORTER’S Wedding Boutique!

by Azure

NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s leading online luxury retailer, has just launched its Wedding Boutique. There has never been a better time to splurge... So treat yourself, its YOUR big day! And even if your fiance won't let you get away with walking down the aisle in a pair of Louboutins, use this fabulous boutique for wedding style inspiration! Row 1:Anita Ko Diamond encrusted heart necklace, Landver Asymmetric crystal necklace, YSL Arty Enamel ring, Landver Platinum stone...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Spring & Summer Decorating Inspiration

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Since spring has finally sprung, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the imminent arrival of warmer weather with some spring-and-summer-appropriate decorating inspiration from one of my favorite entertaining books: The Perfect Wedding Details by Maria McBride. Whether you are planning an outdoor wedding or just looking for cute ideas for your bridal shower, this book is a great resource to draw creative inspiration! This adorable strawberry &...

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