Ceremony and Reception


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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Bubbly Bride: Falling into Autumn for your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As the weather turns chilly, kids go back to school and the leaves start changing colors, we begin to see the signs of fall right around the corner. September is here and we are officially ending summer and entering fall. Pumpkins are always associated with autumn and can be used in a variety of ways at weddings. If you are a bride who is considering a fall wedding and wants to incorporate these colorful vegetables, I have a couple of ideas for you! Greet your...

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My Not So Big Fat Greek Wedding, Part II

by Azure

For those of you who read Friday's Real Wedding Challenges story and were eagerly awaiting the photos of this amazing Greek destination wedding, they are now part of the article. Thanks again to Cheli for sharing her story, and congratulations on the new baby!

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Savvy Steals Winner - Fabulous Cards from Tallu-lah (and a tote!)

by Azure

Congratulations AngelofArdor, you’re the winner of this week’s Savvy Steal! Thanks to the fabulous Tallu-Lah, you get to choose 10 letterpress cards, printed on Italian-made paper, adorned with beautiful hand calligraphy. Each card is packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a matching envelope, and the high-quality composition of these cards is undeniable. So whether you want to ask your best girl to be your maid of honor, thank her for the fabulous job she did, or write a sweet...

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Ever After Wedding Market: What Should My Wedding Invitations Say?

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Determining the correct wording for your wedding invitations can be daunting. But there are plenty of samples to be found to help you get started! If you are ordering your wedding invitations, ask your merchant if they can provide examples of appropriate phrasing. For traditional phrasing and suggestions for unusual situations, the Crane's Wedding Blue Book: The Styles and Etiquette of Announcements, Invitations and Other Correspondences is the most...

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Wishpot: The Art of a Wedding Cake

by Azure

Wedding cakes have long been a way of adding elegance, class, personality, and creativity to a wedding with everything from flowers and pearls to polka dots, stripes, and various shapes. To celebrate the creativity of this delectable dessert, the Wishpot Wedding Team has compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding cake styles. (clockwise from top left) Flowers Between Layers: There is nothing new about this wedding cake style but year after year it continues to be a stunning...

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Featured Wedding: A Winery Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Robin Dini of Robin Dini Photography Christine and Kevin had a beautiful day for a vineyard wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in historic North Stonington, CT. Their wedding style was classic and fun. Guests were invited to their ceremony in the center of the vineyard amongst the rows of vines. Cocktail hour followed with samplings of wines from the Jonathan Edwards' wine collection. A tented reception took place on the front grounds with each table being named...

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Free Wedding Website: Share your Love Story and Dish your Wedding 411!

by Azure

Have you created your Wedding Pre-Partyfreewedding website? If not, create one today and ease some of the stress of the wedding planning process! Instead of emailing, calling, or snail-mailing your guests to keep them in the loop, share all of those important wedding details on your free wedding website! Think of it as a one-stop-shop for your guests to get the wedding 411! With OneWed's Wedding Websites you can: • Show Your Style: With over 70 design and color combos...

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Green Means Go: Lovely Greens, Creams and Golds for your Bridesmaids!

by Azure

I've always loved the pairing of shades of green, ivory, and gold for a wedding. For our Savvy Scoopers who are considering this chic, natural color palette, below are some fab finds for your bridesmaids! - One shoulder bridesmaid dress with gold mesh flower from Aria Bridesmaids - Lulu Frost Stone Heart bracelet and earrings, via Gilt.com - rsvp Anyssa champagne platform heels, via Zappos.com - Deux Lux Gold Pasha clutch, via Kitson - White tulip bridal bouquets, via...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Grills

by Azure

Summer is almost over, but remember, your wedding registry covers the whole year! This week’s Amazon registry tip is on one of summer’s hottest kitchen accessories, the grill! Grills Price and preference--two things you'll need to consider when shopping for your dream grill. The average grill requires new parts about every 14 months. So when it comes to price tags, paying more for a better grill now will save you money later on. As for preference, from propane to charcoal, the...

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Cupcake Trees and Beautiful Wrappers: A Wonderful Alternative to the Traditional Wedding Cake

by Azure

Are you thinking of doing something a little bit different for your wedding cake? Cupcake trees are huge right now, and a perfect alternative to the traditional wedding cake. I stumbled upon Paper Orchid Stationery the other day, and fell in love with their beautiful cupcake wrappers. Paper Orchid offers a myriad of designs (even monogram wrappers!), with nearly 20 custom colors to choose from, so any bride (no matter what vibe or color palette she decides on) can find the perfect...

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Top Tips: Choosing Table Linens

by Azure

Poor, abused table linens. Talking about how unimportant they are is a wedding planning cliché. But, after my conversation with Howard Spiro, owner of Windy City Linens, I'm glad I have a napkin to wipe the egg off my face. It turns out, table linens can be a great, inexpensive way to add a lot of WOW to your wedding. Read our top tips for choosing your table linens and you'll never look at a table the same way again!

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Ask The Experts with Photographer Jeff Haden: Minimizing Family Drama at the Wedding

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:“What can I do to minimize family drama during our post-ceremony portrait session? I have in-laws and out-laws and split families to deal with and I have no idea how to keep the peace.”Lindsey D., Bethesda, MD. The A: First things first: At least a third of our couples worry – and some worry a lot– about tantrums or hurt feelings during the post-ceremony family and bridal party photo session. Typically the concern is with divorced...

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Feast Your Eyes on these Fabulous (Affordable) Bridal Shoes!

by Azure

You may be going for a classic, timeless bridal look. Or, you could be an edgy bride wanting a daring look that'll ensure that all eyes are on you! No matter what you are looking for, our OneWed Store has got you covered in the bridal shoe department! A few of my favorites are below... Fit for a Queen: Johnathan Kayne Tiara bridal shoes- Love the champagne satin, and Swarovski Austrian tiara pendant! Classic and Chic: Johnathan Kayne Rio bridal shoes- This classic stiletto goes...

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Ask The Experts with Photographer Jeff Haden: Family Dynamics / Unusual Location

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images Before we get to this week’s question, here’s a quick follow-up to the article on location permit fees from last week. Jamie K. asked, “How do you get access to unusual places to take engagement or wedding photos? I want to do something unique but don't know where to start.” Easy: Ask! Just make your request hard to refuse… without any Godfather moments. Say you want photos taken beside the columns on the third-story terrace of...

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