Ceremony and Reception


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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Featured Wedding: Chelsea and Jonathon

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Benfield Photography The overall vibe for Jonathan and Chelsea's wedding was love and laughter! The flirty black, white, and fushia color scheme mixed with tons of gorgeous fresh flowers blended perfectly with the upbeat attitude of the bride and groom! Laughter was a common thread throughout the day! There was laughter before during and after the ceremony. Chelsea and Jonathan are such a fun and silly couple! They high-five each other every chance they get! So...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Cameras and Camcorders

by Azure

You do know that after your wedding day there won’t be people following you around with cameras anymore, right? That’s where this week’s Amazon Registry Tip comes in! Digital Cameras & Camcorders A digital camera and camcorder are the best ways to record the major milestones and day-to-day joys of your life together. The images and movies you capture will help you keep in close touch with friends and family and will be a treasure for generations to come. Digital...

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Are Divorces the New Weddings?

by Azure

As you may have seen on our news’ section, last week’s Project Runway featured the designers reworking the wedding dresses of divorced women. The idea was to create an outfit the woman could wear in her “new life.” I've seen a lot of articles lately about bakeries that specialize in “divorce cakes,” cakes that celebrate divorces, usually with a humorous take on wedding cakes. As a general rule, I don’t have a problem with divorce. I think relationships are difficult and...

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Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks Ties the Knot: Weds in Platinum by Tacori!

by Azure

As reported yesterday in our News section, Mad Men's Christina Hendricks tied the knot on Sunday, marrying actor Geoffrey Arend. The couple had a low-key ceremony at New York City's il Buco restaurant, and made it official with the very best, Platinum Tacori wedding bands. Our good friends at Platinum Guild International sent us a photo of the gorgeous wedding rings... Don't they remind you of the platinum wedding bands we gave away to one lucky couple during our POP a Platinum...

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Featured Bridal Session: Lisa and Spencer

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica Feely of Jessica Feely Photography The session with Lisa and Spencer took place in South Seattle, and then we finished off at Discovery Park. We wanted to do something fun to incorporate some of her wedding colors, so she brought the perfect polka dotted boots and red balloons! After having some fun in the urban areas, we headed up to the Discovery Park to get some sweet romantic shots. The lighting was gorgeous, Lisa and Spencer were gorgeous and the...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway- A Beachside Memory That Will Last Forever

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Even if you aren’t having a destination wedding, chances are you and your fiancé have taken a romantic beach vacation together at some time during your courtship. I’ll bet you have a lot of amazing memories from that trip, memories that will always bring a smile to your face and butterflies to your stomach. For this week’s Savvy Steal, we’ll give one lucky lady another beachside memory that will last forever- a beautiful...

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