Ceremony and Reception


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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Featured (mock) Wedding: Jeff and Gena

by Azure

An amazing photographer on our OneWed site, Fola Adewole, posted this wedding on my facebook wall yesterday, and I just couldn't help myself... I loved it so much, I had to share it with our Savvy Scoopers right away! This was a mock wedding in Orange County, CA, shot with a beautiful couple who was married recently. Unfortunately, the wedding photos from their real wedding weren't exactly what they were looking for... So how cool that they got to be a part of this! I absolutely...

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Bride Chic: The History of the Tiara

by Azure

About Bride Chic When Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew in 1986, she wore a wreath of flowers on her head as she processed down the aisle of Westminster Abbey. Once she emerged from the registry after signing the marriage certificate, she had changed into a tiara for the recessional. Sarah went to the altar as a young lady and emerged on her husband's arm a married woman. Her statement was simple: According to custom for last two hundred years, the tiara has been the official...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Congratulations,  I Now Pronounce You a Stepmother!

by Azure

In this week's column, The Wedding Maven answers a guest-list question from a woman about to become a bride and a stepmother. Don't forget, OneWed now offers two ways for you to get personalized wedding advice! 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 experts at...

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One Dress, Infinite Ways, For Your Beautiful Bridesmaids!

by Azure

You already know how much we love the Dessy Twist Dress for your 'maids! But I came across another fabulous, versatile bridesmaid dress option from Moonlight Bridal, designed by Val Stefani. Even the neckline is versatile, so your girls can get sassy with a one-shoulder look for your wedding, and then wear this frock again and again, as a halter, kimono-style, and more! Even better- there are over 30 colors (for both the bodice, and the cute bubble skirt) to choose from. So if...

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Featured Wedding: Sharpe and Berry

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Brooke Christl of Brooke Christl Photography The Sharpe/Berry Wedding took place on August 1st, 2009 with a brief ceremony on the beach in Ocean Isle, NC with a reception following at the Silver Coast Winery. This wedding was especially great for me because of how easy the couple was to work with and how much they wanted some fun pictures. We were stuck in beach traffic and late for the ceremony and Becky loved the idea of jumping out the limo to get pictures...

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The Man Registry: 5 Wedding Day Fashion Tips for Grooms

by Azure

About The Man Registry Think about it guys, you’re going to be looking at your wedding day photos for the rest of your life (albeit probably not as often as your bride). So, do yourself a favor and put some extra thought into your attire and fashion choices. You’ll be thanking us when you’re seeing those wedding photos for the zillionth time. Make sure that tux fits properly If you’re renting a tux, you run the risk of getting stuck with a tux that doesn’t fit correctly....

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Featured Wedding: Julie Ann and Justin

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jayson of Jayson's Photography Julie Ann and Justin had a beautiful wedding. It was held at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. I had a blast capturing their personalities and love that they share for one another. They are a perfect couple and really know how to work the camera! I loved everything about this wedding, from Julie Ann’s awesome blue shoes to all the amazing details and the wonderful food.

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Bubbly Bride: Kiddie Korner

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Some couples decide to not invite kids altogether, but for those with big families and a lot of little ones running around, a way to entertain them is a blessing. Parents with kids want to enjoy your vows, dinner and dancing, yet most of the time they are preoccupied with being the sole entertainment for their children. Be the bride and groom who plans ahead and give the gift of a babysitter to your friends and family with children. They will be overly grateful...

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Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses: To Wear or To Get Inspired!

by Azure

One wedding dress designer who always hits the mark is Kenneth Pool. I really love his use of different fabrics, and the intricate, surprising details on each dress. If you are still on the hunt for your perfect gown, and don't really have a clear picture of what you want, a great starting point is a high-end designer's wedding dress collection. Even if you can't afford to walk down the aisle in a gorgeous Kenneth Pool creation, you can certainly narrow down what you like and don't...

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Khloe Kardashian Dons Gorgeous Vera Wang Wedding Dress on Sunday!

by Azure

Unfortunately, this is the only Khloe Kardashian/Lamar Odom wedding photo available as of now, but... I must say, I like what I see thus far! Obviously, its not just sister Kim Kardashian who's a Vera Wang fan. Khloe wore a Vera gown- white strapless with a beautiful steely lavender sash adorned with a rhinestone brooch in the center. I can't wait to see more wedding photos from this whirlwind romance that caused Kardashian and Lamar Odom to say "I Do" only one month after becoming...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Parisian Chic

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Evoke the stylish splendor for which the city of Paris is well known with this selection of fashionable accessories for your wedding! Embellish your wedding gown with the Three Rhinestone Silk Dupioni Roses Bridal Sash from Emici Bridal. This gorgeous ivory dupioni silk flower sash is completely handmade and features beautiful rhinestone details. Your rings will be the center of attention perched atop a black quilted Couture Wedding Ring Pillow from...

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Introducing Marie O’Mara of Honeymoons.com- Our Honeymoons & Destination Weddings Expert!

by Azure

Recognized throughout the Wedding &Honeymoon industry for not only her passion & creative thinking, but also her commitment to educating clients on creating the perfect event, Marie O’Mara reports the latest in destination wedding & honeymoon trends for Hon eymoons.com. Marie O’Mara came to Honeymoons.com with over 15+ years of event &wedding planning experience. Her knowledge & understanding of destination wedding planning speaks for itself with the countless numbers of ecstatic...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Table Linens

by Azure

As we recently learned, there’s no easier way to make an inexpensive decorating splash than with table linens. The same goes for your home table as well. This week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip puts it all on the table. A Well-Dressed Table While you'll probably have only a couple of dinnerware and flatware sets, an array of linens can turn your table from festive and fun to fancy and fabulous. Register for place mats, napkins, tablecloths, and runners in a wide variety of styles,...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: When Fashion Inspires Wedding Decor

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Transform The Look Of The Runway Styles To The Look Of Your Day! Stop allowing the runway shows the opportunity to tease you! You know what I'm talking about, don't you? You'll see some amazing jaw-dropping look, which you may appreciate the art behind... but you might think twice about actually wearing on the street. Or, perhaps you could totally imagine wearing it yourself but you can't imagine spending the thousands of dollars to do so. See what...

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