Ceremony and Reception


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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Featured Engagement Session: Nicole and Brandon

by Azure

Special Feature by Sheena of S.C. Photography Nicole and Brandon were high school sweethearts, now engaged. Brandon flew to London to visit Nicole while she was doing an internship for three months. They decided to head to Paris to check out the sights because neither of them had ever been there and he popped the question unexpectedly on a bridge of the river Seine with the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the background (swoon!). This couple loves traveling and decided to go for the wedding...

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Winter 2009 Bridal Hair Accessory Trends

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Maura Foster of DTABridal.com It's 90 degrees outside right now, but bridal designers are thinking ahead to Fall and Winter 2009 with an eye towards the newest designs and the hottest trends. Bridal magazines rarely focus on bridal accessories– for them, it's all about the dress. Hair accessory aficionados know how to track the trends – look towards the hair styles. Accessories tend to follow the current hair styles. There are two styles right now leading...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

by Azure

It may be that all you really need is love, but life is a little more fun with the right tools and gadgets! That’s where this week’s Amazon.com Wedding Gift Registry tip comes in. Cook's Tools & Gadgets In the kitchen, as in all things, nothing beats the right tool for the job. Using an ice-cream scoop as a ladle may have suited the single life just fine, but now that you have the occasion, why not create a well-oiled kitchen with a collection of helpful tools? Tools of the...

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The Man Registry: Best Man Qualifications

by Azure

About The Man Registry Having a tough time deciding on your Best Man? Don’t worry; this is more common than you think. Here are a few pointers to remember when making this important selection. Get it right, because for 50% of us, this is the only wedding you’re ever going to have! Can he plan a party? Can he plan the bachelor party that you want? If not, move on to your second choice. Life-long friend Thinking about giving the Best Man honor to your current man crush you just...

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Gurkha Cigars: Treat Your Groomsmen to the Very Finest

by Azure

Some people feel that cigar smoking is taboo, some feel quite the opposite. Regardless of what camp you fall into, cigars can be a great little addition at your wedding. Many men love their cigars as a way to celebrate their nuptials and bond with their new family. And for the right group of guys, cigars can make a fabulous groomsmen gift! Gurkha Cigars is a premium cigar brand with a fantastic suite of cigar products, boasting the most expensive cigar in the world (His Majesty...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Light Up Your Wedding Night…

by Azure

...With Glowing Lanterns! About It's A Jaime Thing So, your friends keep telling you you're glowing, huh? Well then, glow on, girl! If you're in love and your heart, soul and mind are glowing along with that gorgeous smile of yours, why not carry that glow throughout your wedding decor? Do so with these lovely lanterns by Hannah Nunn... Aren't these lovely? If you're a bride on a tight budget, however, fear not! Grab your girls and get a little crafty...you can probably make...

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Hostess with the Mostess: How to Win Money by Serving Wine!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess After years of serving as a punch line for jokes about tacky parties, wine in the box is finally coming into it’s own. To prove it, this summer Black Box Wines launched the “You Got Boxed” contest to challenge its fans to share boxed wines with their friends. For a chance to win, contestants secretly serve guests Black Box Wines (in lieu of traditional bottled wine) and capture their reaction on camera when the box is revealed. There is a monthly...

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Featured Wedding: Jennifer and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Mark Lovett ofMark Lovett Photography It was a soft lit day on Marlyand's eastern shore in beautiful Saint Michaels, Maryland, where Jennifer and Matt became one. Family came from across the country to celebrate the union, and there was no shortage of real emotion. I could sense the deep connection between Jennifer and Matt, which was undeniable in every photo I captured. The event was held on the waters edge at an absolutely beautiful historic venue called...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Gifting Ten Couples with the Perfect Online Wedding Album!

by Azure

About OneWed’s Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway This week’s Savvy Steal is a bit different… We’ll be hooking up not one, but TEN lucky couples with the ultimate prize! We know you want to capture each and every moment at your wedding, and while many guests will bring their digital cameras and snap away, the tough part is accessing those photos after the fact. You can access some on facebook, some on Flickr, some on Photobucket, and the list goes on, but that creates a lot of...

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Ask The Expert series: Jeff Haden from Blackbird Images Offers Nuggets of Wedding Photography Wisdom

by Azure

Ladies, we know how many questions pop up while planning your wedding! You are playing in a world (the wedding space) filled with endless information, but the quality of this information is, in many cases, hard to determine. With over 200,000 wedding vendors on our site, we have the experts on hand to help answer your burning questions. Our very first expert who will be fielding your questions is Jeff Haden, President ofBlackBird Images, wedding photographers based in Harrisonburg,...

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