Ceremony and Reception


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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Ask the Wedding Maven: Bridal Shower Gifts

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who is concerned that her gift is a little cheesy... literally. Do you need wedding advice? Have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, relationships, or logistics? OneWed has two ways for you to get your specific wedding questions answered. You can write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com or get advice from our panel of experts at asktheexperts@onewed.com.

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Featured Wedding: A Florida Beach Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Kelly Canova of Kelly Canova Photography April and Wayne were married June 27th in Jupiter Beach, Florida. Since they live out of state, we had only talked on the phone and met for the first time the night before their Florida destination wedding. I felt like we were old friends right away. They are a beautiful, loving, fun and happy couple, willing to try anything for some great photos. The wedding took place at Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa, which also provided the...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Flatware

by Azure

You don’t have to know which fork to use to benefit from this week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip! Flatware Get rid of those mismatched flatware hand-me-downs, and get set for a well-dressed table fit for your most important guests: Mr. and Mrs. You. Focus on Flatware Like your dinnerware, you'll want to choose both a formal flatware pattern and a casual one. And also like fine dinnerware, there's no reason not to use fine flatware every day, if you wish. In fact, extended use...

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Long Island Brides Do it Outdoors

by Azure

Special Feature by Claudia Copquin of Getting Married on Long Island Wineries …. Beaches …. Backyards… Lighthouses …. Parks ….Nature Preserves… Long Island brides frequently do it outdoors. Get married, that is. There’s something very special about exchanging vows surrounded by a natural setting – even for those of us who aren’t necessarily trying to have the greenest possible wedding. Based on my years of experience with Long Island weddings, I have some tips...

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The Man Registry: Tastefully Including Pets In Your Wedding

by Azure

About The Man Registry Pets can be like a part of the family, and sometimes even a cherished part of your wedding day. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure your bride-to-be and both families are on board with the idea. If it’s still a go, you’ll need to figure out exactly what role your pet will play in the day’s festivities. The possibilities are endless. Some of the most common roles include having your dog serve as a ring bearer or flower girl. Of course, this also...

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Love these Love by Enzoani Bridesmaids’ Dresses… and Bouquets to Match!

by Azure

This collection from Enzoani is to-die-for! The luxurious satin fabrics, deep, rich colors, and intricate details make these bridesmaids'dresses perfect for a chic fall or winter wedding. And below, a little floral inspiration from Marc Wilson Design! Wouldn't these stunning bouquets perfectly compliment the Love by Enzoani dresses!? I may have just fallen in love...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: ...What If You Mixed It Up For Your Wedding?

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Some of us know right off the bat what style wedding we want. What happens when you just can't decide, when you don't know what style you are, let alone even want? Why do you have to limit yourself to one, can't you just toy around with them or have them all? YES! Yes. Absolutely. So stop stressing and start having fun already! Whether you're a traditional bride or a vintage bride, keep in mind that today, the modern bride does whatever she wants. ...

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Featured Engagement Session: Bethany and Rick

by Azure

Special Feature by Kristen Tourtilotte of Kristen Marie Photography Bethany and Rick met at a bar a few years ago in Seattle and had an immediate connection. Rick’s a laid-back outdoorsy type, Bethany is more of a go-getter, but they make a perfect match. I love this engagement session because it shows their personalities so well, and also shows why they’re a great match.

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Avoiding Wedding-Day Pitfalls

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:We are planning our wedding and worried about helping the photographers do their jobs well so we get the best pictures we can. What mistakes do you see couples make and what could they have done differently when planning their weddings so their photos turn out better? Maria L. The A: I have to admit this is a loaded question, since we take pride in making sure couples don’t make mistakes that affect their wedding photographs– and if...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- $100 Gift Certificate from Object Fetish!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Whether you are in the market for custom wedding rings, beautiful bridal earrings, or simply itchin’ to scoop up some fab new jewelry, this week’s Savvy Steal is just for you! Object Fetish is a top-of-the-line online exhibitor of Art Jewelry, handmade in limited production by highly skilled artists. Featuring over 100 artists hailing from 20+ different countries, the pieces sold on the Object Fetish site have been highlighted in Elle,...

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Veils and Bridal Hair Accessories: Inspired by Vintage Hollywood Glamour!

by Azure

If you are going for a vintage-inspired look for your wedding, these veils and hair accessories may be just what you are looking for. Part of New York Nat's Fall 2009 Hair Jewels Bridal Collection, the designer pairs vintage lace, soft feathers, and jade and pearl brooches to create these stunning bridal pieces!

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