Ceremony and Reception


Bride Chic: Going Floral With Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Florals aren't exactly a new and radical concept in bridal wear but oh la la! They sure are romantic. And what options and diversity a designer has creating when it comes to planting them in collections. Florals can decorate an entire bodice and skirt, adorn a hemline or be a small and suble accent on a belt or shoulder. I'm always intrigued by embossed floral fibers like the Alexis Mabille dress in the last photo. One of my favorite looks is the classic...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Small Kitchen Appliances

by Azure

This week’s helpful information about Amazon’s Wedding Registry Guide is about the top five Small Appliances. When assembling your registry list of appliances, keep in mind the size of your kitchen and whether the items will fit. If the appliance is accessible and you're comfortable using it, it'll more likely add to your cooking ease and pleasure. Food processor: These range from mini chopping machines to full-size professional models. Be sure to check which attachments come...

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Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

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Featured Wedding: Ashley and Tom (and Holly)

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Ashley and Tom met on a golf course. He wouldn't let her leave until she tried golfing (which she had never done)... so she obliged. And the rest they say... is history. They decided that they wanted to get some of their photos with their horse, Holly, who is just beautiful and has a lot of personality. She was great and was even rewarded by being able to run around after. Afterwards, we snapped some of Tom and...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Last Chance for Summer Drinks

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess I know summer is winding down, but I for one refuse to let it go without a fight! One of the best ways to keep summer going is by keeping your drinks summery. Here are three of my favorite summer cocktails, all recipes make one drink. Fresh Squeezed Margaritas Ingredients Hornitos Resposado Tequila
 Mr. T's Sweet and Sour Mix 2 Limes, juiced
 1 Tangerine, juiced
 2 Oranges, juiced
 1 Grapefruit, juiced
 Ice
Lime Wedges to...

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The Bachelorette and Wedding Etiquette

by Azure

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people were very excited that the Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Chicagoan Ed Swiderski got engaged. Given that Jillian is Canadian, my big question is “Will she have a wedding social?” Before I go on, let me be clear. Unless you already know what a wedding social is, and live in a community where they are expected, you are NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS! Apparently in some parts of Canada, family members of the bride and groom throw a huge fundraiser,...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Pre Save the Date, Save the Date Card?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven gets an email that raises some questions about her own family, and how you can regain control of communicating your own wedding news. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Case In Point: Don’t Play With Fire At Your Wedding!

by Azure

Wedding Truth: Playing Disco Inferno at your wedding reception is ok. Going up in flames on your big day... Not so much. Wedding Tip: Let someone else handle the fire at your wedding.

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Proposal Video: World’s Longest Whisper Chain

by Azure

Remember that game you used to play in summer camp, sometimes it was called "Telephone" sometimes "Operator." Basically, you sit in a circle and one person whispers something to the person next to her, who whispers it to the next person, and so on, around the circle. When you get to the end, the message sounds completely different. I think it was supposed to teach a lesson about gossip and how you say one thing, but it gets changed as time goes on. ANYWAY, luckily, that didn't happen...

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Featured Wedding: Touches of Something Blue

by Azure

Special Feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios I have been lucky with all my couples... they are all really nice and very fun to work with, but I can honestly say this Wedding was the most fun! The church was gorgeous, and the reception, filled with dancing was so much fun. This laid back couple clearly loves each other, and I loved working with them.

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Introducing Vera Wang Wedding Stationary

by Azure

We love Vera Wang, so we’re super psyched about Vera Wang on Weddings, her new collection of personalized wedding stationary. This collection features more than thirty new wedding stationery suites inspired by the exquisite design details and combination of taste and modernity you’d expect from Vera Wang. The stationary is available in stores, but for everything Vera, visit Vera Wang Weddings. So, which one is your favorite?

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It’s a Jamie Thing: Color Yourself Happy, with Little Bits of Yellow

by Azure

About It's a Jamie Thing Although Fall is trying to approach, I refuse to let it get here too soon. I think we should keep the relaxing, mellow yellows of summer to brighten our days and inspire our events...all throughout the year! Add a little sunshine and happiness to your day with yellow accents, big or small. Pair it with pink, orange or any other color in the rainbow and let it glow...

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Featured Wedding: Wedding 101, Back to School

by Azure

Special Feature by Deonna Caruso of Deonna Caruso Photography with special assistance from Laura Meyer Photography Chris and Patricia held their wedding at Chris' childhood school, the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, IL. The school theme led to a great pre-wedding session, and the tent led to a dramatic outdoor reception location for these two actors. We loved working together to capture this unique and creative event.

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OneWed’s Super New Wedding Pre-Party Marries Wedding Planning And Social Networking!

by Azure

At long last, we have launched the coolest technology ever for brides, grooms, the wedding party, and guests. Our brand new, first-of-its-kind, Wedding Social Network, Wedding Pre-Party, is about to rock your world, ladies and gentleman! To create OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party, we had to play cupid… Social Networking and Wedding Planning were both shot by cupid’s arrow, became instantly smitten with one another, and walked down the aisle, ‘til death do they part. With our...

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Bubbly Bride: Not So Traditional in A Black Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Brides are changing trends and choosing not to settle for the white wedding dreams of the past. They are becoming a bit more edgy with their attire and looking fabulous in black wedding gowns! The long belief and tradition of women in white wedding dresses symbolizing purity and wholeness seems to have fallen aside, while chic eye-catching fashion has become the front runner. While goth-style brides have been known to dazzle in black, this fashion statement is...

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Top 10 Hangover Cures For After The Bachelorette Party!

by Azure

How many of you have had a few too many while out one night, and woke up saying "I'll never drink again!"? If I had a dollar for every time I've said that, I'd have a pretty penny saved up by now. I'll bet that those 4 dreaded words (I'll never drink again) are uttered by the majority of nearlyweds after their bachelor or bachelorette party. Delivery.com, the go-to place for right to your doorstep delivery of nearly anything under the sun, offered these Top 10 Hangover Cures: 10)...

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Featured Wedding: The Socialite’s Dream

by Azure

Special Feature by Lux Photo Studios Last summer, Brazilian model Anna Maria Macedo and Swedish financier Jon Jonsson received some notoriety when the New York Post wrote an article about the parallels between their recently cancelled wedding, and that of Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big in the Sex and the City movie. But, just like Carrie and Big, this June Anna and Jon got it together, and got together, in an amazing wedding. Preparations started at New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria...

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The 2u Collection Creates Gorgeous Wedding Stationery, And Any Printed Item, For Your Wedding!

by Azure

Here at OneWed, we have the pleasure of seeing the work of talented artists each and every day. So to say I now have a discerning eye when it comes to all things wedding is an understatement. But when I saw some of the designs from The 2u Collection, I was beyond impressed! The 2u Collection is a full-service national design studio, specializing in Custom Designed Invitations, and can create and produce any printed item one might need for a wedding. From the church program, to...

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Raw Photo Design Helps Our Brides-To-Be Find The Light!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Amber & Eric ofRaw Photo Design Sometimes everything just comes together perfectly right and magic happens. We believe that this is definitely one of those times. Winvian in Morris, CT is an incredible wedding venue, the florals from Datura were stunning, and the Anne Bargewedding dress graciously donated by White Dress by the Shore couldn't have been more beautiful. If you are a bride that understands the importance of photography and capturing one of the...

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A Great Wedding Processional

by Azure

OK, this video goes on a little too long for my tastes, but here is why I absolutely LOVE it anyway: 1) The couple found a way to make it clear from the very beginning of their wedding that the wedding was about them, their feelings, their lives, their style. 2) Everything fits the tone/mood. The groomsmen and bridesmaids aren't trying to dance down the aisle in tuxes and full-length dresses, they're in casual outfits for what's clearly a fun, casual wedding. 3) This is fun and...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Cookware

by Azure

If you can’t cook, getting married does not automatically turn you into Betty Crocker. But, it does give you a good excuse to learn a little bit about things in the kitchen, after all, a couple’s got to eat. Amazon’s gift registry guides provide great definitions of some of the most common terms for things like cookware. Check out these definitions for cookware materials: Aluminum: Aluminum is lightweight and conducts heat well, but it can also dent easily and react with...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Wedding At The Wynn…Las Vegas!

by Azure

With A Yellow & Sage Green Theme... About It's A Jaime Thing Juliet of Green Orchid Events sent me these lovely pictures of a recent wedding she planned, so I thought I'd share! The happy couple married at The Wynn in Las Vegas and showed just how gorgeous an intimate wedding can truly be... After the ceremony, the couple celebrated with their guests at Maggiano's Little Italy... Are you planning a Las Vegas style wedding or maybe know someone who recently got married in...

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What’s Better Than Diamonds And Chocolate?  A Decadent Bridal Event!

by Azure

Calling all D.C Brides and Grooms! Tomorrow, July 22, Mervis Diamond Importers and Cristina Maria Special Events are hosting a divine Diamonds & Chocolate Soiree! If you can make it to Mervis Diamond Importers between 4:30 and 7:30 pm, you can indulge in complimentary diamond martinis, passed h'or d'oeuvres, chocolate deserts, and more! And for those Platinum Wedding gals out there, you'll have the opportunity to feast your eyes on the 1st ever diamond chocolate fountain, worth...

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Featured Wedding: A Very Small Guest List

by Azure

Special feature by Molly Marie Photography Julie & Jake opted to rent a country house in Oregon, WI. They shared their wedding day with a total of 13 people, including his sister who acted as the officiant. I felt very special being one of only two paid vendors. Since the wedding was so small, I really felt like I had the chance to get to know the couple and their guests, and I hope that shows in the photographs.

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