Ceremony and Reception


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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Bubbly Bride: Romance in the Shadows

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Let the sun shine in...and let the sun shine in at the just the right angle to create fabulous wedding images! Shadows are a way of creating emotion, highlighting the main part and adding an interesting twist to your shot.Wedding photographers can truly show off their skills by finding the light and manipulating it to return not only interesting but memorable photographs. I attached some of my favorite shadow inspirations I found that use shadows in a variety of...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Couture Quality Stationery to Show Praise, Spread Love, and Inspire!

by Azure

Congrats, SingColleen! You are this week's Savvy Steals winner! You will now have everything you need to show praise for the ones you love, share romantic sentiments with your man, and inspire those special people in your life. These Paper Couture products from The 2U Collection are just so lovely and beautiful, we know you'll adore them! Keep the comments coming ladies! We have some amazing Savvy Steals lined up!

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Ever After Wedding Market: Popular Wedding Trends

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Our merchants are always on the lookout for the latest wedding trends! Whether it be a popular color, seasonal detail or unique theme, they’re busy creating products to match. Asked to describe their favorite trends, our merchants had a few suggestions for couples. Many couples are choosing to personalize their wedding with items that symbolize their unique story as a couple. They don’t limit themselves to traditional guidelines. Instead they use...

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Buy Discounted Wedding Items or Sell Your Extras at BravoBride’s Boutiques!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Brides! Looking for a place to buy all sorts of wedding items at a discount? Or... are you a recently married gal with lots of extra stuff from your wedding, turning your new home with your husband into a cluttered mess? If so, you will love BravoBride's newly launched Boutiques. Vendors (and brides) can list anything wedding-related, from the wedding dress and bridal shoes, to the ceremony and reception items. And, with no listing or selling fees, you don't have to be...

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Bride Chic: Ode To The Bias Cut

by Azure

About Bride Chic Long before knits came on the fashion scene, the bias cut was used for body-hugging silhouettes like the dress on Jean Harlow above. It all started back in the 1920s when a Parisian couturier, Madeleine Vionette developed a technique using the true cross grain of fabric. Defined, a bias cut simply means the pattern pieces are placed on the cross grain rather than straight grain lines of weft or warp of the fabric. By 1930, Hollywood designers took advantage of this...

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Keeping Track of your Wedding RSVPs

by Azure

It seems simple enough. You fill in a reply card and the bride and groom know whether or not you’re coming to the wedding. Believe it or not though, most couples wind up with at least one or two mystery responses. Either the responder forgets to put in his or her name, or the handwriting is illegible. It’s common practice to suggest that couples put a discreet number on each reply card, and then match that number to a specific guest. So, if Aunt Betty is number 1, you make sure...

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Upload Your Fave Summer Wedding Photo, Win Digital Camera or 50” Plasma HDTV!

by Azure

Hi beauties! Have any summer wedding photos (either from your own nuptials or another wedding you attended this summer) that you think are out-of-this-world? If so, take advantage of this End of Summer Panasonic giveaway for your chance to win either... - Panasonic’s newest digital camera, the DMC-GH1 ($1,499.95) - 50” Viera G10 Series Plasma HDTV ($1799.95) You have until Sunday (August 16th), and can upload one new photo each day to be considered for this Livinginhd.com...

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Featured Wedding: A Jamaican Destination Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Affiong Bassey of FotogrAffi Ukonwa & Femi got married on July 4, 2009. They both wanted an intimate destination wedding with close family and friends. The destination they chose was Tensing Pen, nestled on the cliffs of the western tip of Negril, Jamaica. The resort consists of 17 unique, rustic cottages and suites. The weather was just perfect (even the occasional daily 30 minute downpours), the food was amazing, and the music was jamming. As a friend of the...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Knives

by Azure

This week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip is only for those couples where no one has a bad temper! A good knife can make cooking easier, and safer! Quality cutlery is one of the most important parts of your new kitchen. Every time you cook, you'll likely require a knife--and perhaps not always the same one. Select sturdy, well-made knives. Just like your marriage, they'll last a lifetime. Knife Construction 101 Every knife has a blade, tang, and handle. Blades come in many sizes and...

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