Ceremony and Reception


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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Ever After Wedding Market: Regal Autumn Trend Spotting for Our Savvy Brides

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market For the fall season, our merchants recommend earthy tones offset with a bright contrasting accent color. Consider combining burgundy with chartreuse or olive green with fuschia. For an outdoor wedding, chase away the chill with glowing candles ensconced in mason jars and surrounded by arrangements of berries and leaves. Continue the celebration of the changing season by incorporating pressed leaves into your invitations and decorative paper goods. A...

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Mass Trash The Dress in The Netherlands on 09.09.2009

by Azure

You've probably heard about all of the wacky wedding stuff that went down on 09.09.2009 (like the nearly 20,000 couples who tied the knot in Beijing, China, the nine couples in Los Angeles who married at the 99cents store, etc). But this one I hadn't heard about, and really loved the concept! In the Northsea in Scheveningen, Netherlands, 99 Dutch brides got in on the American Trash The Dress trend. The photos, shot by photographer Melanie Rijkers, beautifully & artistically...

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Bride Chic: A Castle Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic Nothing could make me happier than watching one of my brides get married in a picturesque kingdom by the sea. Kalmar Castle in Sweden is the ultimate Once-Upon-a-Time experience for a romantic wedding. Elin chose the 'Mira' dress from my Dioresque Collection to work with the backdrop of her August 15 wedding to Anton. For me, first thoughts of Sweden conjure up toy-village castles and pastel painted facades like this one above. These images are by the very talented...

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Changing Autumn Landscape: Fall Wedding Inspiration!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Stephanie of Starry Night Design Studio As the NFL regular season kicks off today, I get that familiar sad feeling in the pit of my stomach. Fall has arrived. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid and I feared the Jerry Lewis telethon, and the horror of the first day of school that immediately followed it. No more lazy days. Back to books and homework and studying and reports and… Yuck! I shudder to think. I have been out of school for a while, but...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Dinnerware

by Azure

Get ready for some fine dining with this week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip, it’s all about dinnerware. Whether your dining style is mac and cheese or parmesan soufflé, you'll find occasions in your wedded life to dish up everything from basic to brilliant. And while thrift-store plates may have suited your budget as a single, as a couple you'll find that having a cupboard full of dinnerware you love will turn those everyday meals into special occasions and will make hosting the...

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something… Green and Yellow?

by Azure

Bride, groom, and wedding party make their grand entrance on John Deere tractors. Hitch it or Ditch it?? My vote: Ditch it!

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Posing 101

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:Hi Jeff! I hate to say it but all my friends look awkward in their wedding photos. None of us are models and we don't know how to pose. Do you have any tips for regular people that will help them look great in their photos? Cheers - Alexa G. The A: Wow – clearly candor is one of your strong suits. The main problem is you’re comparing yourself to professional models, women who make it their business to look great in photos. A...

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Bubbly Bride: Storytelling by Shoes at your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride All you need is two pairs of shoes, one bride, one groom and one unique picture to begin to tell the story of your wedding. You spend a year planning every detail down to what shoes you are going to wear, so it only makes sense to ensure your photographer gets a shot of them. This photo will tell a lot more about your wedding than you think. Your shoes reflect not only you and your groom's personalities but also the spirit of the day. A bride wearing high heels...

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Ever After Wedding Market: August Warmth Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Warm colors are a classic choice for Fall, especially as the leaves begin to change color! Bring a touch of this season indoors by choosing decorations that range from yellow to red. The vivid orange Berberi Wedding Invitation from Designer Photo Imaging has a lovely modern botanical design. Bright daisies decorate the hand printed Daisy Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden Invitations & Stationery. If you like modern monograms, the Pinstripe...

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Bride Chic: The Mantilla

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently a client came to me wanting a veil not because she was getting married but going through the ritual of converting to Catholicism. Once she walked into my studio with the imported laces she'd just purchased and we discussed her design in greater depth, I realized this is one headpiece that evolved from a truly remarkable history worth posting about. The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa 1700. Lace versions were chic through the 17th...

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The Laughing Bride

by Azure

I think the upcoming holiday weekend has us all in the mood for a good laugh around here. If your wedding planning is getting a little too serious, take a break and watch this! Don't forget, Labor Day is all about honoring the workers who make the world go round (and getting a last shot at a good tan), so make sure to thank those hard working wedding vendors for all they're doing for you, and relax and take a break yourself!

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Don’t Lose your Shirt (or your PANTS) at your Wedding!

by Azure

The truth is... Insisting that all males walking down the aisle at your wedding wear a belt does NOT make you a bridezilla.

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