Ceremony and Reception


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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Featured Wedding: Jenny and Nelson

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Becca and Matt Enslein of The Studio B Photography Jenny and Nelson’s wedding day revolved around three things, love, laughter and family. When you meet the both of them, you’re instantly drawn in by their friendly personalities and warm nature. Once you’re friends with them, you’re in. You’re family. Jenny had four traditional bridesmaids, but she also had two “bridesmen”- twin brothers who she has been friends with since high school. As soon as...

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Star Wars Themed Groom’s Cake, Hitch it or Ditch it?

by Azure

OK, I've gotten in a little trouble for making fun of Star Wars weddings before, but I just cannot resist providing you with this Star Wars themed groom's cake picture. The cake was designed for Star Wars artist Chris Trevas by Courtney Clark of Cake Nouveau, of Food Network Challenge and TLC's Ultimate Cake-off. For the full story on this unique groom's cake, check out the official Star Wars Blog.

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 125 Custom Holiday Cards from The Green Kangaroo!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Halloween is right around the corner, and next thing you know, it’ll be time to send out those holiday cards! Time sure does fly when you are having fun, doesn’t it? This week’s Savvy Steal will help one lucky bride-to-be ring in the holiday season in style. Our friends over at The Green Kangaroo- a fabulous wedding invitation and stationery company- will give our Savvy Steals winner 125 beautiful Custom Holiday Cards! The best...

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Bubbly Bride: Create your own Caramel Apple

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride The cupcake bar, candy bar and mashed potato bar are great ideas for your wedding, but if you are looking for a do-it-yourself bar for your guests— focused on celebrating Fall— the caramel apple bar is right up your alley! Have a table set with apples, caramel and a colorful display of toppings. Your guests will love being artists while they decorate their apples with their favorite chocolate, sprinkles and icing. Ask your caterer to have one of the servers...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Pixton Couture

by Azure

A new designer to the scene, Kimberly Pixton of Pixton Couture is as cute as a button. While her background as an NFL cheerleader and designing cheer uniforms has aided her in creating body conscious silhouettes that truly flatter the female form, her designs are anything but Ra Ra Ra!!! In fact, her Spring 2010 wedding dresses evoke old Hollywood glamour and vintage sophistication. We had the pleasure of attending a private runway show with Kimberly, her model, and her four...

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Cute Wedding Napkins Perfect for Cocktail Hour or Bachelorette Parties!

by Azure

These are adorable!! While in New York for Bridal Market (lots more to come on that- we saw all of the designers' Spring 2010 wedding dress collections, and we'll be giving you the low down throughout the next couple of weeks!), we received some cute swag bags filled with goodies. I absolutely loved these ThemeNaps wedding napkins! Shaped like a bride holding her bridal bouquet, or a groom in his tux, these are so fun and festive! And the design on the back of the napkins is...

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Featured Wedding in Providence, Utah: Josh and Arlena

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica of BellaRose Photography A perfect day coupled with a beautful bride and groom set the stage for these colorful, exquisite wedding photos. The wedding took place at the Old Rock Church at The Providence Inn in Providence, Utah. It was a gorgeous September afternoon, not too hot, not too cold, simply perfect. There was a slight breeze in the air, and all around the first signs of fall were starting to show. All the makings of what would become a...

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Inspiring Wedding Designs from Rifle

by Azure

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m not very good at making Inspiration Boards. Even in grade school my collages never came out the way I wanted, so it's not a big surprise. But, I love finding great ones. I think they can really help you think about design and weddings in a new way. Lately, I’ve loved looking at RIFLE. Anna Bond is an illustrator and paper goods designer in Florida and on her blog she shows not only the finished product, but also her inspiring inspiration boards. You can...

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It’s a Jamie Thing: Personalized Plates

by Azure

About It's a Jamie Thing Planning a bridal shower or a bachelorette party? How fab are these super cute party plates?! Personalize these with a picture of the couple, a hot shot of the bride or some adorable text - it's up to you. Get them exclusively at Hallmark.com. Can't decide on a party theme? Head on over to the wedding blog I write, where I've featured some cocktail napkin patterns that will surely impress your guests! Sometimes I find it's easier to pick a theme...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Cherry and Blossom Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Dramatic cherry red softens when paired with sweet shades of blossom pink. A color combination flexible enough to warm up any Valentine's day soiree, add a touch of whimsy to a spring time ceremony, or refresh one's pallet on a steamy summer day. No matter the season you plan to wed, these simple and elegantly hand made Letterpress Save the Dates by Invited Ink will inform your guests to promptly mark their calendars! May and June brides can capture...

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Bride Chic: Spring 2010 Wedding Dress Trend- Nature Inspired

by Azure

About Bride Chic I'm starting a series where we're going to be taking a closer look at some of the most popular trends coming up in 2010. We'll start with nature, the catalyst of a bucolic movement we're seeing in bridal wear, embracing all things living: Flowers, leaves and feathers are showing up on wedding dresses with interesting applications whether printed, embroidered or applied. Photo 1: Retro lines and a major border embroidered in bright tones add pizazz to the white dress...

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Beautiful Bridal Bouquets and Floral Centerpieces by Amy Osaba

by Azure

It's not every day that you come across a florist who really knocks your socks off. Well... I'm happy to report that today, my socks are officially knocked off. Amy Osaba was a professional ballet dancer with the Joffery ballet company, and now that she's in the business of floral and event design, it's clear that her artistic, theatrical background is infused throughout her lush, dramatic florals. Even if you are working on a tight budget for your wedding flowers and design (or...

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Engagement Photos Gone Wrong

by Azure

Happy Friday! OK, we like engagement shoots here, after all when else do ordinary people get to pretend to be fashion models? But not all engagement shoots go as well as you might like. Check out these hilarious examples, courtesy of Guidespot.

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Robbin Montero: Cheers! When to Toast and When to Roast!

by Azure

Are you looking for advice on how to give a great wedding speech or toast? This month wedding planning expert, and owner of A Dream Wedding, Robbin Montero offers excellent advice about making toasts and speeches. Make sure to bookmark and forward this article to your Maid of Honor, Best Man, Father of the Bride, and anyone else you think might get the urge to speak at your wedding! What's the best or worst speech you've heard at a wedding?

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Don’t Let Your Wedding Cake Become A Frosted Disaster!

by Azure

The New York Times published an article yesterday, entitled When the Icing on the Cake Spells Disaster. This article was cooked up after speaking with Jen Yates, the brainchild behind the Cake Wrecks blog, which celebrates the "folly of professional confections gone horribly, horribly wrong." Wondering how you can avoid a wedding cake blunder like the ones featured above?? Search for your baker on OneWed, where we've got detailed ratings and reviews from past brides and grooms. You...

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Coming November 1: Chicago Spotlight!

by Azure

We all have our favorite season, our favorite time of year... But there is no denying that Fall in Chicago is one of the best! Albeit shorter than we’d all like, the falling leaves, rich changing colors, and of course, da BEARS… Autumn in Chicago is simply the best. Because of this, throughout the month of November, we'll be spotlighting the work of talented Chicago wedding vendors on the Savvy Scoop blog! So, if you are a Chicago gal who knows a baker who creates the most...

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Ask the Experts: Deciding on Your Buffet Items

by Azure

Ask the Experts is a weekly feature that allows couples to get a variety of opinions on their real-life wedding questions. If you have a question for the panel write us at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: I plan on having 180 guests at my reception. How do I decide on how many items per person if I'm having a buffet? Visit our advice section for an answer to this wedding menu question.

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