Ceremony and Reception


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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Featured Engagement Session: Erica and Michael

by Azure

Special feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios Downtown Acworth (Georgia) is a great location for an engagement session. Erica and Michael make an adorable couple, and their session came out great! I love engagement sessions because you have more time to get to know the couple, and more time to try different poses, and work with different backgrounds. I L-O-V-E-D how this engagement photo session turned out!

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All Your Coordinating Wedding Stationery: Whimsical Prints, One Stop Shop

by Azure

The wedding stationery you choose will set the tone for your fabulous affair. From engagement announcements, to save the dates, to rehearsal dinner invites, to your actual wedding invitations, before you know it, this is a hefty expense that you hadn't really planned (or budgeted) for. In addition to the monetary expen$e, your time is valuable, and the task of finding a company that can create stationery for all your wedding needs may be a daunting one. This is why we love...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: Recognize the Most Important People at Your Wedding in a Special Way

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Tallu-Lah is a fabulous stationery company that designs especially for women with sass (we love sassy women here on the Savvy Scoop!). Combining sophisticated style and handmade flair, when I saw (and felt) cards from Tallu-Lah, I was an instant fan. From Tallu-Lah’s “Wedding Party Collection”, our Savvy Steals winner will choose 10 letterpress cards, printed on Italian-made paper, adorned with beautiful hand calligraphy. Each card...

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Dish the Dirt in a Cute, Fun Way!

by Azure

When I think of my best friends and sisters, several hilarious, (semi)embarrassing stories come to mind… stories that always bring a smile to my face, followed by a good, hearty laugh. And I know that my besties have some ammunition stored up on me, as I’ve had my fair share of not so proud moments. I came across this “Dirty Laundry” guest book kit by New York based design consultancy Mélangerie Inc, and thought it was the perfect way to dish the dirt, in a decorative,...

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Bubbly Bride: The Final Wedding Dress Fitting

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You have already been into the boutique 2-3 times to measure and shorten and take in the dress so it fits you perfectly for this final moment! You spent the morning pampering yourself by having your hair designed and your makeup artistically applied. You are ready now for your final fitting. Your bridesmaids, mother, extended family and flower girls are surrounding you, helping you get into your gown, or maybe it is just your maid of honor sharing this special...

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Wedding Gifts and Re-Gifting, Can it Be Done?

by Azure

Happy Monday! I’ve been thinking about gifts and re-gifts today. I know someone who is a notorious re-gifter. She accidentally gives people back gifts that they bought for her, as well as gifts that were obviously bought for her by other people. She has given people gifts with cards tucked into the box that are addressed to her. She’s shameless about it. Why do I think this is so tacky? It’s because she’s ignoring two underlying beliefs about presents. The first is that...

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Our Ten Lucky Winners of Premium Packages from The Wedding Lens are…

by Azure

About OneWed's Weekly Savvy Steals Giveaway - apptygmbrzrk - alexis784 - caeebe - Claudia Arzeno - Dream Weaver - LBM7189 - nicoledrumm - MrsOlsen2B - Ninedays9 - SkippyNXC Congrats, all! Have a fabulous weekend! See you back on the Scoop on Monday, when we'll introduce our next Savvy Steal!

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Ever After Wedding Market: On The Patio Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market As long as the weather is pleasant, an outdoor wedding offers a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by nature. Consider holding your wedding in a botanical garden or near a field of wildflowers. Be inspired by this selection of artisan handmade items in pretty pastels and floral prints! The modern Lattice Wedding Invitation from Pink Lily Press is perfect for an outdoor wedding held in a field or on a patio. The Bees in Blossom Wedding Invitation...

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Unique Thank You Notes and other Wedding Stationary

by Azure

When screenwriter Sean Abley and his husband were getting married they wanted to find unique items that expressed their personalities. Sean has a love of many things retro, especially B Movies, and 1950s and 1960s music. The couple is also passionately devoted to recycling and reusing. So, Sean came up with the idea of creating his own Thank You notes out of reclaimed books and album covers. Sean now sells these cards (and some funky shirts) on the Etsy site, Jenneration Fix. Each...

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Cheech Marin’s Beautiful Bride Wore Amy Michelson

by Azure

Last week, we covered the marriage of Cheech Marin (one half the famous comedy duo Cheech and Chong) to Russian pianist Natasha Rubin. The bride wore a gorgeous wedding dress designed by Amy Michelson. Below are a few more of my favorite dresses from Amy Michelson. Her pieces are simply stunning, and are sure to make any bride feel like a million bucks on her wedding day!

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