Ceremony and Reception


Featured Wedding: Mark and Hannah

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Heather and Grayson of Jagger Photography Mark and Hannah got married at the BEAUTIFUL Malibou Lake Mountain Club Agoura Hills, CA (sort of another part of LA). It was a quite, lake community with beautiful surroundings. You'd never know it was coming when you're driving in the area. This couple was so funny! They were so quiet until it came to their wedding, they we one of the most fun couples we've seen at a reception. This wedding was so much fun to shoot...

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High Fashion and Amazing Color Inspiration for your Wedding!

by Azure

Since launching our Dessy/Pantone Style Board challenge, I've been thinking a lot about color. This video, from WedLuxe Magazine, just put me in a beautiful, vibrant, kaleidoscopic frame of mind. It's amazing... a total must-see!! WedLuxe Magazine - Colour Issue from Cloud Nine Creative on Vimeo.

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Chicago Spotlight: A City Full Of Fabulous Wedding Photo Ops!

by Azure

As we spotlight the city of Chicago this month, I got to thinking... Chicagoans are blessed to be surrounded by a city with such rich culture and history. We have the beautiful skyline, the Chicago Theatre, Museum Campus, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, and the list goes on! As a bride getting married in Chicago, there are endless opportunities for amazing wedding photo ops! So today, I thought I'd share a couple of these perfect spots for the bride & groom... Photo 1: In...

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Robbin Montero: Should Children Be Included at Your Wedding?

by Azure

In this month's column, expert wedding planner Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding discuss the ins and outs of having children on your wedding guest list, and ideas for how to help handle them. Is your reception adults only or will rugrats be allowed?

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Hot Pink and Gold Wedding Inspiration: Dessy Style Board of the Week!

by Azure

Here's a little something to help you get those wheels turning for yourDessy Style Board! Don't forget, the winner of our Style Board Challenge will score$500 in Dessy accessories!! You can submit as many boards as you'd like, and you have until Nov. 28th! So get inspired, ladies! Visit Dessy today to get started! What do you think of this hot pink and gold color palette? I picked some of my favorite Dessy items to feature in this style board! - In Pantone's Posie perfect...

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Featured Wedding: Sarah and Phil

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Ashley McFarlane Photography The wedding theme was Damask, Polka dots, and romance. The ceremony took place at the Manti, Utah Temple. The reception and ring ceremony was held at Mellor Hidden Meadows and Gardens. Sarah's wedding dress was designed and customized by the bride herself and made by Eve Mulligan. I loved working with Sarah and Phil because first of all, they are so sweet and down to earth. Second, right from the beginning I knew that we both had the...

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Bubbly Bride: Modern Twist At Your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride To help add a modern twist to an already contemporary wedding, I saw these clear tables and chairs at Taylor Creative inc. and fell in love! Not only will you save money on table linens and chair covers but your wedding decor will make a huge statement to your guests! So often you walk into receptions and you see beautiful linens covering the table with equally as elaborate chair covers. While these linens can make a room breathtaking, consider losing the fabric...

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Fresh. Adored. Couture…. Sara Gabriel Veils and Bridal Headpieces

by Azure

Ahh... Sara Gabriel. If you haven't heard this name before, you might be missing out on the most perfect veil or bridal headpiece to complete your wedding day look. Each piece is so incredibly done, with the most intricate details... from scattered Swarovski rhinestones, to freshwater pearl details, to custom monograms. I just can't say enough about these veils and blushers. Simply stunning! From dramatic (like the Ginger, Vogue Veil) to classic and traditional (like the Eve),...

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Bride Chic: The Coatdress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Winter is almost here. Coatdresses and coat & dress ensembles are an option many brides overlook simply because the concept is just now being reintroduced by a few savvy designers. A coatdress is just that: a lighter weight coat (street or floor length); and can be single or double-breasted. Then there's the coat & dress ensemble. Defined, this is a coat with a dress out of matching fabric underneath it. In the 60s, these were popular mostly for formal occasions....

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Featured Engagement Session: Shane and Jennifer

by Azure

Featured Engagement Session by Benfield Photography Shane Robertson and Jennifer Fann are such a gorgeous couple, it's hard to take a bad picture of them! Their Tulsa, Oklahoma engagement session with a vintage vibe included a few meaningful stops around the city. The majority of these pictures were taken on the 21st street pedestrian bridge. This bridge is special to the couple because it's where the grooms parents became engaged. There's never a dull moment with this excitable...

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Featured Wedding: Kelly and Luke

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Mary Kate of Kate's Lens Photography Kelly and Luke’s wedding was nothing short of a fairytale. The weather was gorgeous, the gardens enchanting, and the two lovebirds were completely in the moment! From the intricate details to the love and laughter shared by all, we had so much fun capturing the day for such a lovely couple! What made it more fun was the fact that Luke and Kelly were willing to try ANYTHING, even climbing on a pool diving board to pose for a...

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Ask the Experts: Wedding Programs

by Azure

Our As the Experts column lets you tap into a panel of wedding experts to get your individual questions answered. If you have a question for our experts send it to asktheexperts@onewed.com This week the experts tackle this question: Dear Ask the Experts My fiancé and I are trying to decide whether or not to have wedding programs. Are wedding programs important? Are they necessary? What are some good ideas for making them personal, but not over-spending on them? Read what our...

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Featured Wedding: Lauren and Isaac

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kelly Canova Photography Lauren and Isaac were married in DeLand, Florida on August 8th. My husband Courtney has known Isaac since he was a little boy! They are a wonderful couple and their wedding was so beautiful. Her lovely red and white roses were from Deland's Flower Gallery and catering was by Amber Jewel Catering. Their wedding party was so much to fun to photograph- ready for anything! I loved the boys and their Chuck Taylor shoes, which went great with...

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Wedding Invitations and Stationery For All Types Of Weddings!

by Azure

No matter what type of wedding you are planning or what color palette you are envisioning, kenzieKate Invitations s hould have something that'll tickle your fancy. I stumbled upon this fab wedding stationery company, and couldn't wait to feature some of my favorite designs on the blog. I have lots of favorites, so here goes! I'm a big fan of pairing grey with a bright, vibrant color- like yellow, pink, or orange. The Metropolis and Notting Hill designs above are great examples of this...

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Special from Queerly Wed: Is it Legal?

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Melissa Johns of Queerly Wed One of the most common questions I am asked by straight people when they hear I’m getting married is, “Is it legal?” I know that they don’t ask with malicious intent. However, it stings each time it’s asked and I will tell you why. Love is not illegal. Gays can love all they want and call themselves committed in their relationship for however long they want to. Many of us decide to make that solemn vow of love and monogamy...

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Wishpot: How to Save the Date

by Azure

This month Wishpot brings you creative ways to let your guests know to save the date. Your wedding date is a momentous occasion and when you let others know to book that date on their calendars do it in style. Have your wedding date printed or embroidered on something your guests will carry with them. Such as dainty hankies (1) like the ones found on Pretty Chicky’s Wishpot list. Or print your date on mint tins (8) like the ones from Beaucoup Favors. Print your save the date on...

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What’s Better than a Proposal Video? A Save the Date Video!

by Azure

You know we love a good proposal video around here, but I have to say, they also make me a little nervous. What happens if she says, "no"? What would the groom do with that footage? Maybe that creative energy would be better spent on a Save-the-Date video. This one cracked me up.

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Chicago Spotlight: Kevin Weinstein Wedding Photography

by Azure

Throughout the month of November, we'll be spotlighting fabulous Chicago wedding vendors. Kevin Weinstein is a Chicago wedding photographer who puts a special, unique spin on traditional wedding photography. Once Kevin has shot and produced a bride and groom's wedding photos, he creates a beautiful one-of-a-kind, hand crafted wedding album. Kevin's album design team takes the wedding photos and transforms the pictures into spectacular works of art. Albums have signature fold-out...

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Question of the Week: How Did You Decide on Your Wedding Budget?

by Azure

If you're a regular Savvy Scooper you probably already know quite a lot about how to reduce your wedding costs and plan for a fabulous wedding on a budget. We've also got great articles on how to figure out how much of your wedding budget should go to what. But, I want to know, how did you decide on what your wedding budget should be? How did you decide what amount of your savings to spend, or how much into debt you were willing to go? Or, was the amount given to you by your generous...

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Bubbly Bride: Napkin Decor At Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You will get asked a million questions about a hundred little details throughout your wedding planning process! Don't let these details stress you out, but don't throw them aside quite yet. Each detail will add a bit more character and 'wow' factor to your decor. One specific item that you may roll your eyes at and say, "I don't care" is your napkins, specifically how they are folded and presented to your guests. Whether it is the napkin color, texture, fold or a...

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Weekly Savvy Steals Giveaway- Who’s The Lucky Winner of 125 TGK Custom Holiday Cards?

by Azure

The lucky ducky winner is... Audra R! Congrats, Audra! We've got you covered for 125 beautiful custom holiday cards from The Green Kangaroo! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoop'ing brides-to-be, guess what? We've just added new designs from The Green Kangaroo to our free wedding website templates, and they are fabulous! Don't forget to check them out! Happy Halloween, all! Have a very scary weekend *Disclosure: The Green Kangaroo is a paying OneWed advertiser

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Lazaro Wedding Dresses

by Azure

I am loving Lazaro's Spring 2010 collection! The detail on these wedding dresses is amazing! Again, we're seeing lots of lace and clouds of tulle, plunging sweetheart necklines, floral appliques, and beautiful, embroidered sashes. I honestly cannot pick my favorite. Can you??

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Pop The Cork On Your Something Blue!

by Azure

For your "something blue", the options are endless. Some brides choose a hot pair of blue heels. Some opt for a gorgeous bridal hair accessory with a sapphire or turquoise stone. But what if your something blue could be enjoyed by all the guests at your wedding? I was contacted by the folks at Champagne Pommery, and they have a couple bubblies that taste great and are dressed in blue! They sent me samples of their Champagne Pommery Brut Royal NV and Pommery POP Champagne, and...

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Real Wedding Challenges: A Halloween Wedding that Isn’t Scary

by Azure

Usually our monthly Real Wedding Challenges series covers a wedding that’s long over so that you can get some interesting perspective on the wedding planning process. But, when I learned about a wedding that’s happening this Halloween I had to explore that challenge. The couple: Carmen, 31, lawyer Brad, 39, lawyer How did you meet and get engaged? Carmen says: We met through work because we were both involved in the same case. When I asked Brad to go to lunch with me, he...

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