Ceremony and Reception


Involving Your Children in Your Wedding

by Azure

Getting married can be stressful, but getting married while also being a parent can add even more stress. No matter what their age, finding ways to include children in the wedding can go a long way toward making sure that everyone is comfortable in the new family. Older children might participate as bridesmaids, groomsmen, or readers. Younger children may appreciate something like the Family Medallion service that reasserts that the new marriage is forming a family. Roles like junior...

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Laura Merkin Clutches on Gilt.com Today!

by Azure

Love Laura Merkin. Love Gilt.com. Love saving big on high-end designer items. Laura Merkin clutches and bags are on Gilt today, and there are styles and colors perfect for you and your bridesmaids! Buthurry, I guarantee these will sell out in no time! If you need an invite to become a member of Gilt, shoot me an email at savvyscoop@onewed.com

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Floral Fascinators: What Are They, And Why Are They So Fabulous?

by Azure

I have a confession. Graduating from college, with a degree in finance, and starting work at OneWed back in January, I was far from a wedding expert- especially when it came to bridal fashion. How far I've come since then... Its as if I've learned a whole new language! And I must say, it was a lot more fun (and much easier) than learning Spanish or Italian! Do you know what a Fascinator is? Because when I started at OneWed, I sure didn't! Defined, a fascinator is a delicate,...

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Featured Wedding: Matt and Susan

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kristen Weaver ofKristen Weaver Photography Matt and Susan Dunn got married on September 4, 2009 at the Mead Gardens in Winter Park, with their reception at the Winter Park Farmer's Market. Their wedding really had this awesome casual vibe to it! It was beautiful, no fuss and just focused on Matt and Susan. Lots of fun, and lots of love. I met Susan just a few months ago and I knew we'd be a great fit. Sometimes, you just get lucky. Matt is this amazing graphic...

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Photographers (and other wedding professionals) Unite- Images For A Cure

by Azure

On October 11, 2009, wedding photographers, videographers, makeup artists, and more will band together for one common purpose- finding a cure. Images for a Cure is an amazing charitable organization, raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you are still looking to book an engagement session with your hubby-to-be, or are considering surprising your man with a racy boudoir shoot, wouldn't you love it if your session fees supported a great cause? With over 119...

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Bubbly Bride: Barefoot Bride

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride A few weeks ago I wrote a post on telling your story through the shoes you pick for your wedding day. Today I am going to entertain another idea— walking down the aisle barefoot. Your story may not include shoes at all and that is OK! If shoes aren't your thing, do not waste time and money searching out a pair to complete your attire. A common stereotype that goes along with brides and bare feet is that it is only acceptable at beach weddings or if you...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Soft Satin Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market There is nothing more luxurious than the sheen of soft satin. Whether it is used as an elegant embellishment or the fabric of a wedding dress, satin is the perfect choice for your special day. Adorn ivory or white satin with ribbons and pearls for even greater sophistication. The White Magnolia Lily Hair Clip from Agape Gifts is hand crafted from light weight clay and embellished with a gold detailed piece and fluffy white feathers. Equally lovely is...

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Top Tips: Top Ten Questions to Ask a Videographer

by Azure

Your wedding video will last a lifetime. Are you thinking about hiring a videographer for your wedding? Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films gives you the top ten questions you should ask a videographer before hiring him or her. Don't forget to check out our Advice Section for Top Tips on almost all your wedding vendor needs!

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Featured Wedding: Sarah and Jae

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Wow! What can I say about this AWESOME couple! First, you all are definitely soul-mates! Made perfectly for each other but also full of sweet romance and crazy energy! We have never seen a crowd who could dance like you all! Soul train was awesome! Thank you so much for allowing us to be your photographers we will remember your wedding forever! Bride's Dress- Bridal Impressions Flowers by- The Artistic...

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Bride Chic: Clouds of Tulle

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could say bridal more than a cloud of soft tulle? Defined, tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Tulle is familiar because its the standard material for bridal veils. But did you know it comes in lighter versions and is used in bouffant skirts? The one pictured above proffers that ballerina look Vera Wang popularized a few years back. While the big tulle skirt is classic, edgier...

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Best Man Speech ... Awesome or Awful?

by Azure

So, is this the best or the worst best man speech ever? Fortunately, it seems like the bride and groom both agree that it's the best!

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Can’t Your Wedding Photographer and Videographer Just Get A

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:What is the best way to have the videographer and the photographer work together and not get in each other’s way? I went to a wedding where I thought they were going to get in a fight because they kept getting in front of each other. I want a good video and good pictures and no drama. Thanks, Lisa. The A: At its best, the interaction between photographers and videographers is smooth and trouble-free; we move seamlessly into and out of...

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Caroline DeVillo Wedding Dresses: Chic, Understated Elegance at its Finest

by Azure

I attended an event at Caroline DeVillo’s Chicago design studio last night. DeVillo just launched her Cocktail and Kiddy Cocktail Collections, and I fell in love with a few of the pieces in the Cocktail Collection. And, the Kiddy Cocktail dresses for Flower Girls were some of the cutest little things I’ve ever seen! While there, I browsed DeVillo’s Couture Wedding Dresses, and there were a couple of things that stood out… - DeVillo has quite a knack for choosing gorgeous,...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: The Bar

by Azure

Today’s amazon registry tip is something I think we can all appreciate… bar and wine! Bar & Wine Setting up your first bar together can be a lot of fun--and not because you'll be sampling a lot of drinks! It's a chance to bring your own personal style to entertaining by choosing barware that shows off who you are as a couple. Are you Rat Pack wannabes who'll need a sparkly gold bar replete with shiny art deco shakers and every alcohol imaginable? Or are you wine aficionados who...

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For Our Flower Child Brides- How To Accessorize Your Bridal Look!

by Azure

Renee Pawele creates gorgeouscustom bridal accessories- from veils, to tiaras, to bridal and bridesmaid jewelry. Wedding dress designer Amy Michelson often shows her stunning gowns paired with Renee Pawele custom pieces, and they are to-die-for! If you are feeling inspired by mother nature and are wondering how to incorporate florals into your bridal look in a chic, stylish way, you should definitely check out Renee Pawele's website. Enjoy! Featured below: Renee Pawele Palisades...

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Catering Tip: No One Remembers What They Ordered

by Azure

Have you ever gotten to a wedding reception and forgotten which meal you requested? It’s not that anyone is going to go check your RSVP card and refuse to serve you, but you don’t want to be the jerk who takes the last fish meal out of the mouth of someone who doesn’t eat chicken or meat. I saw something so simple and brilliant this weekend I was surprised I hadn’t seen it before. On the inside of the very cute escort card, there were two little stickers reminding my friend...

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The Man Registry’s Favorite Signature Cocktails

by Azure

About The Man Registry Stocking the bar for the rehearsal dinner or wedding reception can be tedious (and also a big hit on the pocketbook). To help save money while still having giving your guests options on drinks, many couples decide to offer a few signature cocktails for the event. Here are three of The Man Registry’s favorites: The Manhattan– It never goes out of style and is perfect for classy affairs. You’ll need: • 1 ½ oz whiskey •¾ oz sweet vermouth • 1...

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Yes, It’s a Star Wars Wedding Theme

by Azure

Um, really, is there anything else to say here? Someone must have a good Star Wars joke to make here.

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It’s A Jaime Thing: The Vampire Wedding Edition

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Welcome To The Vampire Wedding Edition! Calling All Brides, Vampires, Maenads, Shapeshifters & TrueBlood Fans! If you're a fan of HBO's sexy hit TV show True Blood, you are probably aware that (*spoiler alert*) this weekend's Season 2 finale was quite wedding related! Vampires and weddings? Could it get any better? Yes! A couple of months ago, I invited a few other wedding bloggers to join me in a special group blogging project...one where we could...

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Make Your Fiance’s Day with a Virtual Love Note!

by Azure

Robbins Brothers' just launched a new virtual love note widget, allowing nearlyweds to create a special little video especially for their love. I wanted to give it a go, and I must say, I give this fun tool two thumbs up. I created a virtual love note for my sister and her fiance, who will marry in May, 2010, and it was as easy as pie! Wouldn't this be a great way to announce your engagement to family and friends? A Virtual Love NoteFeaturing Ashley and ToddCreate your own at...

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Featured Wedding: Childhood Sweethearts

by Azure

Special Feature by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Melissa and Kevin met when they were seven years old. The adorable couple waited a few years to start dating, until their freshman year of college. These two little lovebirds are full of smiles and laughs and their families were the same way. Their bridal party was a blast too…and despite the rain we were able to get outside for some super sweet shots! The ceremony was held at Most Holy Rosary Church in Syracuse, NY...

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Programs, Vows and Marriage Licenses, Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding The wedding day is fast approaching, but many details remain to be scheduled and inserted into your celebration plans. The following three important aspects of your celebration are worthy of considerable thought, planning and scheduling. The License It would be a great party, but without a license, it won’t be a wedding. Contact or visit the country clerk’s office well in advance of your wedding date in order to check the...

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Bubbly Bride: Pre-Engagement Planning

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Every couple knows the moment when their relationship takes the turn for forever. You start thinking long-term and what used to be 'mine' is now slowing evolving into 'ours'. The top vendors and venues are booked at least a year in advance, so the question is, what happens if you want a short engagement?Planning a wedding six months out leaves you with little to choose from, and less flexibility on dates. The truth of the situation is no one knows when you...

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Making Sure Your Wedding Readings Fit Your Beliefs

by Azure

Happy Monday! I went to a beautiful wedding this weekend, as the “plus one” of a friend from out of town. A difficult issue for many brides and grooms is how to celebrate their own wedding, without ignoring the fact that in most of the country their gay friends cannot get married. Most people do not want to turn their wedding into a political statement, nor should they. I thought his couple handled the issue beautifully by including this as one of their four wedding readings....

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