Ceremony and Reception


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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Featured Wedding: Neil and Chloe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jon & Nic of S6 Photography, Sheffield, UK The location of Neil and Chloe's big day was so amazing- a church ceremony followed by the reception at a local cricket club in the sleepy village of Dumbleton (in the Cotswold, England). The weather had been rubbish all week and then Saturday came and it was one of the nicest days of the year (we don't have many in the UK!). Neil and the boys had a pint in the village pub on the morning of the wedding as Chloe & the...

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10.29.09- Did You Miss Our Wednesday’s Winner Wishlist?

by Azure

I sure did! This week's Savvy Steal is great one, and we don't want our Savvy Scoopers to miss out! One lucky bride-to-be will win125 custom holiday cards from The Green Kangaroo. What a great way to kick off the holiday season! And if you ever miss our Monday post announcing the Savvy Steal of the week, never fear! We've added a little Steals & Deals tile on the top right of the blog to keep you all in the loop. Good luck ladies! And don't forget to enter our amazing...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Deciding Which Wedding Traditions to Follow

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding traditions, and how to decide which ones are important. If you need wedding advice we have two ways for you to get your questions answered. Our Ask the Experts panel answers all your questions about wedding logistics and decisions at asktheexperts@onewed.com The Wedding Maven answers your questions about wedding etiquette, traditions, and relationships at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Ask the Experts: How Much Time Do I Need Before and After the Ceremony?

by Azure

Our Ask the Experts series lets you tap into our panel of wedding experts to get your most pressing wedding questions answered. If you have a question about wedding planning write our panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: We are getting married at a church and the church is having multiple weddings the same day. How much time do I need before the ceremony and after? I don't want to be too rushed, so if they can't give me enough time I may need to go somewhere...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: DVDs and CDs

by Azure

Sometimes the best things in life come on shiny round discs. That’s why this week’s Amazon Gift Registry tip is about DVDs and CDs. DVDs & CDs Nothing reveals more about our personalities than the movies and music we love. And memories are made when we share them with the people we love. Including the best, most romantic, and most collectible titles on your registry insures memorable stay-at-home dates for years to come. A Cinema Made for Two
Recipe for a memorable...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Rainbow Of Inspiration…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Colorful Wedding Photography By Erin Hession! It's almost Halloween. How about a little candy? Today I was inspired by a friend who said, "I feel like throwing Skittles at people and telling them to taste the rainbow!" - I know, don't you love it?! Fear not, I won't throw any Skittles at your darling bridal heads. I promise. Instead, let me attempt to inspire you by throwing some colorful eye candy your way! If there is one thing I love about...

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TLC Wants YOU: Calling All NY Metro, Miami and Philly Area Brides-to-Be!

by Azure

TLC reached out to OneWed because they know we have the savviest brides with some serious star potential! Check this out, ladies! This very cute show gives you the chance to compare notes with OTHER brides - before - during - and after your big day!! We will introduce you to other brides where you will compare notes and talk about your wedding (every bride’s favorite topic), what the planning has been like, how stressed out you are, how excited you are, all the things that you...

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