Ceremony and Reception


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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Bubbly Bride: Don’t Keep Quiet on your Wedding Day

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You won't be hearing librarians shhh you today. Finding a venue to hold your wedding event is always a search. Some places are too big, some aren't big enough. Cost is always an issue while location is key to the final choice. With all these factors coming into play, it is most important that you need to have a place you are comfortable with because you will be creating many memories there. Book lovers can now share their archives of hundreds of books with...

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Bride Chic: A Day A City Hall- A Look At The New Civil Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic The brief city hall ceremony or ‘champagne wedding’ is every bit as significant as the formal wedding planned months ahead. City hall weddings are ideal for couples who don't want to bother with juggling florists, caterers, bands and wedding planners. No longer considered the spontaneous events they once were, civil ceremonies are going through new approval and popularity. And in the case of the opulant San Francisco City Hall- you get the use of a palace for...

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Swooning for Wedding Photography from Opdahl Photography

by Azure

I have the distinct pleasure of looking at gorgeous wedding photos every day. On occasion, I do see photos that absolutely take my breath away. That was the case with these stunning photos from Opdahl Photography of Ann Arbor, MI. Just gorgeous. Enjoy!

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Featured Wedding:Daniel and Mindy

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Blue Kite Photo Daniel and Mindy were married on September 5, 2009. These two are absolutely crazy about each other! Mindy incorporated many details of her and Daniel's relationship in the wedding. They had polaroids on display of every date they had ever been on together. They were able to have a lovely and personal wedding on a tight budget. Many elements of the wedding were handmade by the bride herself (including the adorable cake topper!). They had a...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: I Hate Wedding Cake!

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding cake alternatives that turns out to be about something just a little bit different. Don't forget, OneWed offers two great resources for getting your questions answered. If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Audio and Video Equipment

by Azure

Audio and video equipment may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of wedding registries, but a home theater--whether it takes up a corner nook in your living room, the living room itself, or a separate dedicated space--is the place where you and your betrothed can cozy up and enjoy your favorit e TV shows, movies, music, and home videos from whatever sources you choose. You'll want to feature the components prominently in your registry. That’s why this week’s...

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Photoshop

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:How much does a photographer use Photoshop on wedding photos. And now much should I expect my pictures to be ‘Photoshoppped’? Thanks, Kaylie M.” The A: There are three answers to your question. Answer 1: No matter how hard any wedding photographer tries, some images aren't perfect. Stuff happens. "Problem" images – under-exposed, with incorrect white balance, with an odd hue due to light sources or reflections – can...

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A Sports Themed Wedding That’s a Little Corny

by Azure

Well, one thing you can say about this couple, they definitely know how to commit to an idea!

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Jon Stewart Has An Idea For A New Bridal Magazine!

by Azure

Jon Stewart is one funny man... You've gotta love this clip- Stewart's take on the shut down of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride!

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A Unique Spin: Hire a Pro Wedding Photographer for a Romantic Honeymoon Photo Shoot!

by Azure

This is something I hadn't thought of... And I LOVE the idea! Kate and Alex had a small garden wedding at the bride's mom's house, so they wanted their honeymoon to be extra special. Greece and the Greek Islands would be their destination of choice, and since a second ceremony on the beach in Greece was not an option (as neither the bride nor the groom are Greek Orthodox), they decided to get creative! So, the couple brought their wedding garb along on the honeymoon, and once...

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The Man Registry: Tips for a Successful Backyard Wedding

by Azure

About The Man Registry I had the privilege of attending a good friend’s wedding over the weekend in Louisville, KY. The ceremony and reception were both held in the beautiful lakefront backyard of the bride’s parents. I have to say that it was one of the most memorable weddings I’ve attended. And yes, I took notes. Here are a few helpful reminders for making your backyard wedding one to remember. Prepare for weather Have a backup plan for bad weather. A large living room or...

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Featured Wedding: Brian and Sara

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Sara & Brian were married Saturday, September 12th at Sugar Loaf Farms! One of the most amazing places around! You could shoot all day there and never exhaust your options! Well this day could not have been better! You had the most astonishing bride and groom, the sweetest & craziest bridal party, the most gorgeous weather, the prettiest details and to top it off the most amazing cheese cake! That’s right instead of...

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Platinum Wedding Gown worth $500,000: Sparkles and Shines on the Runway!

by Azure

Did you catch our News article on the gorgeous Platinum wedding dress, decorated with 10 feet of platinum chain, 33 carats of diamonds, 145.84 carats of aquamarine, white keshi pearls and a white south sea pearl pendant suspended from platinum, that hit the runway last week?? If not, don't you worry! Because now we've got some photos to show the $501,640 wedding dress in all its glory! Thanks to Platinum Guild International for sending us these amazing shots!

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Bubbly Bride: Off-Registry Gifts

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When looking at a registry online, it is filled with housewares and bedding, much needed items to start a new home but not necessarily gifts from the heart. If you are a close friend or family member of the couple getting married, and you have spent the last few years celebrating milestones and supporting them through tough times... buying a china set might seem a bit dull in comparison. You wish them the best with everything that comes their way, and a blender...

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