Ceremony and Reception


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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Hostess with the Mostess: Coffee and Dessert Bridal Shower

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’re planning a bridal shower, or other get together, one way to save money without looking like your skimping is to invite people for coffee and dessert. With dessert, you need less food per person than you do with appetizers. Coffee and dessert don’t have to wait until night time, with the right decorations you can have a mid-day sweets fest. To make the cheerful decorations above, just take 4 glass cylinder vases, line them with your...

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Inspiration for Your Wedding Menu

by Azure

Happy Monday! Last month the New York Times did an interesting article on how a lot of people, especially in California, are trying to make their weddings look less expensive than they actually are. I had to laugh about people spending money to make it look like they weren’t spending money, because looking like you have money is out of fashion. To me it's sort of like spending extra money for distressed furniture or jeans. But, my favorite part of the article was an interactive...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Walking Away With 50 Invitations and Response Cards…

by Azure

... is apptygmbrzrk! Congrats on winning the fabulous wedding stationery from Urbanity Studios! We hope that 50 invitations and matching response cards will be a great start to planning your beautiful wedding! On another note, thanks to everyone for participating in our Platinum Proposal contest! I'm blown away by the creativity of all our Savvy Scoop readers... and because of this, we'll be highlighting some of our favorite platinum proposal stories throughout the next couple...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Pearlescent Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Pearls have a unique translucent luster that is irresistible and makes them perfect inspiration for an elegant wedding. Add shimmer with these pearlescent suggestions and to find out more about pearls be sure to read Spirit of Elegance’s informative blog post. What could be more elegant than pairing a long strand of pearls with your wedding gown? The Classic and Elegant White Potato Pearl Necklace from Spirit of Elegance has uniquely shaped potato...

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Chic Black and White Wedding Ideas!

by Azure

This classic, chic wedding theme was inspired by my best friend. She has such a classic style and always looks stunning, with a true penchant for all things black and white!

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Featured Wedding: An Engagement Session in Utah

by Azure

Special Feature by Will Duris of Will Duris Photography We love doing engagement sessions, the couples are so full of fun and excitement. Of course, the fact that we have the natural beauty of Provo, Utah to work with doesn’t hurt either. For more beautiful engagement sessions, check out our Will Duris Photography website!

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Calling All Atlanta Brides

by Azure

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you start planning your wedding. Well, Bridal Bar opening today in Atlanta is the perfect place to start for discerning brides. Bridal Bar prescreens all of its wedding vendors and products simplifying your planning process. Relax at Bridal Bar’s boutique and enjoy a glass of champagne while perusing only the best wedding offerings in Atlanta. Sound too good to be true? It gets even better, all of Bridal Bar’s services are FREE. For you...

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Wedding Cake Traditions, a Little History

by Azure

One of the things that makes planning a wedding so challenging is that people like to tell you that either you can’t, or must, do something because “it’s tradition.” What’s so interesting about this is that most of us actually know very little about the wedding traditions to which we’re so attached. For example, did you know that wedding cake was traditionally a meat dish, and not a very tasty sounding one. Lamb testicles anyone? It wasn’t until the 1500s, when sugar...

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Featured Wedding: A Backyard Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Stacey Chance of Discovery Bay Studio Elyse & Mark we're married on their back deck, overlooking the water. Their ceremony was casual, short, sweet, and very festive! Near the end of the festivities Elyse and Mark changed into their "wedding boating attire", jumped into their boat, and motored off in dramatic fashion. We had such a great time with Elyse & Mark and enjoyed meeting their family and friends.

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Hostess with the Mostess: French Bridal Shower Ideas? Mais Oui!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Happy Bastille Day! The French may have gained their independence, but we’re still hopelessly addicted to French style! There’s nothing like a little Parisian accent to make a party seem both sophisticated, and a little naughty. The bride being honored here met her French fiancé at the France pavilion at Epcot, where they also got engaged. But this theme would be perfect for any bride who dreams of a honeymoon in France! For more pictures from...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Life After The Wedding…

by Azure

...Should Still Include Time For Friends! About It's A Jaime Thing You get a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, a wedding and then maybe go on a honeymoon. We all know how it goes... but what about after the wedding? Sure, you're "Coo-Coo For Cocao Puffs" for each other so of course you'll want to spend every waking minute together... but don't forget margaritas with the girls! As we get older, we get married, have kids, become work-a-holics, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da.... sometimes...

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A Fabulous Wedding Favors & Gifts Idea for the Charitable Couple!

by Azure

Wanting to include a small take-away favor for your wedding guests, but finding it difficult to settle on something? A lot of the wedding favors out there feel more like a throw away than a keepsake, an extra expense adding little to the overall fabulousness of the wedding. There are two things that most people have in common, though- a love of chocolate and an affinity for philanthropy. Truffles for a Cause combines the two into beautifully packaged wedding favors, donating two...

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Unique Wedding Transportation: Bride and Groom on Chicago’s El

by Azure

Forget the romantic horse-drawn carriage! This couple opted to share their love with the public... the Chicago public transit authority, that is! If it were me, I'd like to make our entrance on a beautiful hot air balloon (I just saw the Pixar movie Up- can you tell I'm inspired?)! Although I think I'd settle for a Maserati... Now I'm curious... What's the most unique or creative mode of transport for soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. that you've seen or heard of? Photo courtesy of man...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 50 Wedding Invitations and Response Cards from Urbanity!

by Azure

Let the celebration begin with this week’s Savvy Steal! About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Featured in Modern Bride and The Oprah Magazine, Urbanity Studios has been gaining momentum since inception nearly three years ago. After Meghann Kopecky planned her wedding and was unable to find the perfect wedding invitations, she and her husband decided to make their own. From this, Urbanity Studios was born! This week’s Savvy Steals winner will chose 50 flat panel wedding...

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Wedding Photography Tips ... for Wedding Photographers

by Azure

Happy Monday! Many, many years ago I went out on a date with a guy I met while working out. These days, the most interesting thing I pick up at the gym is a magazine! I love to see what other people leave there, usually it's Shape, or Entertainment Weekly. Last week someone left Photo District News (pdn), a trade magazine for photographers. As coincidence would have it, they left “The Wedding and Portrait Issue,” full of advice for wedding photographers. Since I usually read...

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Bride Chic: FINDING YOUR CHIC FACTOR

by Azure

About Bride Chic Once upon a time I was a bride-to-be. And the day my husband proposed I thought whipping up my bridal look would be simple. I was a designer of Harlowesque bridal gowns and envisioned myself in an ivory bias cut crepe carrying one long stemmed calla lily. Then my hopeless romantic Edgar said, "I have a request, Amy. I'd like a band of Scottish pipers and to wear a kilt." Add to that we lived at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, a landmark that looks like an...

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How to Create the Perfect Wedding Toast, Have Someone Write it for You

by Azure

You love your maid-of-honor. She’s your best-friend, she’s been with you through grade school, summer camp, high school, and countless break-ups. You know she loves you and has hundreds of great things to say about you and your fiancé at the wedding, if only she were capable of writing a decent speech. Too bad speechwriters are only for politicians. Guess what? Now they aren’t. Oratory Laboratory takes the concept of speech writing and brings it to a level everyone can take...

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Beautiful Red and Black Wedding Inspired By Couple’s Alma Mater!

by Azure

Who knew Bucky Badger could inspire such a classic, stunning, sophisticated affair! Our head developer recently attended the wedding between his college pals Gina and Ben, and when I saw the photos, I couldn't wait to feature it on the Savvy Scoop! Clearly, no expense was spared in making this wedding an over-the-top, exquisite affair; each and every detail was thought out, and executed to perfection. My favorite thing about this wedding, though, is how the couple infused their UW...

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