Ceremony and Reception


DIY Decorating Idea for a Casual Event

by Azure

Happy Monday, hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Remember a few weeks ago when Jamie pointed us toward paint cards as a way to get inspiration for wedding colors? In Real Simple, one of this month’s “New uses for old things” has an idea for folding the paint cards over and making place cards out of them. I tried it this weekend for a family brunch, and it really brightened up the table. Obviously, not the way to go for a formal event, but it could be a fun touch for a...

Read Article »

A Fourth of July Ballpark Wedding

by Azure

Welcome to your three day weekend. We hope you've enjoyed our week of patriotic and Fourth of July themed posts. You can't get more All-American than baseball, so we hope you enjoy this video! If you get dizzy easily, be careful, the cameraman seems to have had one or two ballpark beers too many!

Read Article »

The Bespoke Bride: Plan To Enjoy The Wedding Planning Process

by Azure

About The Bespoke Bride Long before I got engaged and began planning my own wedding, I planned events for a living. So it came as little surprise the level of detail and logistics that are required to pull one off – whether it’s a small intimate gathering or grand scale ballroom affair. Pulling things together, getting people in one area, and providing them a memorable experience, takes work. There are so many options to choose from, costs to incur and decisions to be made. If...

Read Article »

Ask the Wedding Maven: Potluck Wedding Reception, Can it Be Done?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven looks for a way to combine: a tight budget, a desire to feed people, and good manners. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Why not write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

Read Article »

Love These Stunning Clutches For Your Stylish, Garden-Inspired Wedding!

by Azure

Like many women, I love flowers. I've seen so many gorgeous weddings inspired by the vibrancy and beauty of blooming blossoms. I found these clutches, designed by Santi and on sale today at Gilt.com, to be perfect for a garden-inspired wedding. And at a 70 to 90% discount, with adorable versions for your bridesmaids, I just had to share! What do you think of these cute bridal clutches?

Read Article »

Top Tips: Things to Know When Ordering Wedding Invitations

by Azure

Remember high school when issuing an invitation meant calling your best friend and letting her know that your parents were out of town? Suddenly, your house was full of 100 of your closest friends. Ordering wedding invitations can be a little more complicated than that, so I recently sat down with the lovely ladies of Three Graces Design in Chicago to get some tips for how to go about the process. Because I learned so much, and because it's summer, I've got a special treat for you:...

Read Article »

Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson’s Wedding Video

by Azure

Sneak peek from Kendra's wedding at the Playboy Mansion...

Read Article »

A Sparkling Reception Idea: Fireworks

by Azure

Continuing with our Fourth of July theme... If this weekend’s fireworks displays get you thinking about adding some oooh and ahhh to your reception, we have some ideas for you. 1. Outdoor Display - This is possible, but remember it involves planning, space, darkness, and of course additional money for insurance. 2. Indoor Display – Some companies can do stunning indoor displays for less money than a full-fledged outdoor display. Again, don’t forget to check with the venue...

Read Article »

A Salute to Patriotic Wedding Cakes

by Azure

Still haven't settled on a look for your wedding cake? Well, it never hurts to take inspiration from what's going on around you...

Read Article »

Burgundy Wedding Ideas from Wishpot

by Azure

We're thrilled to announce that we've been added as a Wedding Expert on Wishpot, and we'll be guest blogging there on the 30th of every month! We're equally thrilled that Wishpot's Gift Girl will be guest blogging here on the 30th of every month. Enjoy her great ideas for adding a little royal color to your wedding. Burgundy, a shade of red, also known as wine, is a rich elegant color that adds an air of sophistication and, dare I say, royalty to a wedding. So if you love burgundy...

Read Article »

It’s A Jaime Thing: A Lyrical Wedding, Inspired By Aerosmith…

by Azure

...Because Pink, It Was Love At First Site! About It's A Jaime Thing Brides, inspired ever by music? Or feel like the song was written just for you even if a million other people might feel the same way? What if you used those inspiring lyrics from your favorite songs to help plan your wedding? One that comes to mind is the song "Pink" by Aerosmith. Oh yes, you know I'm a fan! For this inspiration board dreamed up due to my love for Aerosmith, I vision a retro loving rock and...

Read Article »

Bubbly Bride: Capturing the Moment from the First “I Will” to the Final “I Do”

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Some may call it wedding paparazzi, but having your photographer there when you pop the big question is quickly becoming a popular trend. Men are hiring photographers to follow them throughout the evening - undercover, snapping pictures in a very photo-journalistic style. For example, a team of photographers may dress up as tourists and you will never know their cameras are actually pointed at you! Now, what used to be stories of a private moment between the...

Read Article »

Savvy Steals Winner- Cue The Drum Roll For This Fresh And Funky Bride!

by Azure

Congrats, AngelofArdor! You are this week's lucky ducky Savvy Steals winner! We can't wait to see which adorable Polka Dot Design personalized note cards you chose! There will be another fabulous Savvy Steal on Monday, but... Don't forget to send your platinum proposal story to savvyscoop@onewed.com by July 15th! He asked for your number, he made the first move and he dropped the first "L" bomb. Now it's your turn... For a woman with all the answers, tell us in 200 words or...

Read Article »

Ever After Wedding Market:Let Watermelon Hues Inspire Your Wedding Day

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market For a bright summer wedding take inspiration from watermelon, one of the season’s sweetest and most colorful treats. Stickers with a Wedding Monogram Design from Simply Embellish Designs combine playfulness of design with elegant type. Equally charming is the Square CD Folio in Fresh Poppies Pink from Flyleaf Books which could be used to store CD archives of your wedding photographs or music from your reception. The pale green Nénuphar Earrings...

Read Article »

Two Heavenly Wedding Dresses from Amy Michelson

by Azure

I am dying over these new designs from Amy Michelson, drooling on my keyboard as we speak. Ok... not really drooling, but how amazing, dreamy, sexy and chic are these wedding dresses? I've always loved the look of a bare back with a stunning, classy dress. There really is nothing sexier. If you're a bit unsure about baring it all in one of these dresses, though, check out Amy's tips on how to wear your Spanx with a low-back dress!

Read Article »

Top Wedding Invitation Trends: Colors, Patterns, Silhouettes and More!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jeanne & Joyce of Invitations4Less.com Your wedding invitation is more than a piece of paper inviting guests to your event. In addition to setting the tone for your special day, your wedding invitation is an extension of your individuality, style, and taste. The wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding day. Because the design and color used on your invitations will set the mood for your special day, you may be curious as...

Read Article »

Wedding Music Gone Wrong

by Azure

Last week we ran a little piece with the worst Father/Daughter dance choices. Which got us thinking, what would be the worst music choices for weddings in general? It turns out the folks at NPR were one step ahead of us (hey, they’re very smart over there). Here are some of my favorites from their list: Send in the Clowns (as the bride walked down the aisle no less) You’ve Lost that Loving Feelin’ (first dance, no joke) The Lady is a Tramp (sung by the groom to the bride,...

Read Article »

Hostess with the Mostess: Summer Spirit featured in People Style Watch!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess HWTM got a little mention in the new June/July 09 issue of People Style Watch! Enjoy this fabulous and fruity cocktail recipe- perfect for your outdoor bridal shower, engagement party, or bachelorette party! Or... especially perfect to kick back with after a long day at the office!

Read Article »

It’s A Jaime Thing: Spellbound Weddings Inspired By The Indian Culture

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Indian weddings have always fascinated me. Vibrant colors, luscious details, the long celebration that often times (from what I hear) lasts for days.... I'm in awe! While I wish I knew more about the traditions that go along with an Indian wedding, I can say that every time I see pictures from one of these gorgeous celebrations, I wonder - who couldn't get inspired by the beauty of it all? I'm mesmerized by all of the bright, bold and colorful decor and...

Read Article »

Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 50 Customized Note Cards from Polka Dot Design

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Your stationery “wardrobe” can convey just as much about your personal style as your clothing! This week’s Savvy Steal is from the talented ladies at Polka Dot Design, a leading online retailer of custom printed stationery. The winner will receive 50 foldover personalized note cards, in the style of their choice, from Polka Dot Design’s charming collection of patterned note cards or pre-printed monogram note cards. Whether your...

Read Article »

Betty White Flips Ryan Reynolds The Bird on Set of The Proposal

by Azure

Did you go out and see The Proposal this weekend? If not, check out this hysterical promo for the production! Wait 'til you've left the office though, as it's NSFW! Once you've laughed until it hurts, get those creative juices flowing and dream up yourperfect platinum proposal, and you could win a set of hand-engraved platinum wedding bands from Kirk Kara, worth $4,500. Enjoy this hilarious clip!

Read Article »

Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Orange, Peach, and Teal Edgy, Rock ‘n Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Lori and Phillip are most definitely a couple with rock star credentials - check out how much they rocked these portraits. And I can't believe I've never seen a couple posing in a bath before, there is just something about that that I can't get enough of! Everything from the boys 50's style tuxes and the shots on the motorbike to the gorgeous flowers and the amazing peacock cake absolutely screams rock and rooooll! And don't forget to check out the new...

Read Article »

Bubbly Bride: DIY Wedding Ideas- Wedding Day Wine Corks

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you are a wine lover like myself, consider carrying over your passion for wine into your wedding day. Wine corks can be used in a variety of ways to add some style to your big day! If you are well prepared, I suggest simply starting a year out and saving all of your wine corks as you celebrate your upcoming wedding and using these for place cards or decorations. Let your friends and family know your plans and have them start saving their corks, depending on...

Read Article »

Savvy Steals Winner- A Vintage Chic Cake Stand Made For This Bride!

by Azure

Congrats, sdbtrflygrl! Your comments this week earned you the beautiful antique white, 16’’ Victorian Frill handmade cake stand from Handmade Cake Stand. This will be a perfect accent at your vintage chic-themed wedding! We know your cake will steal the show atop this stunning cake stand! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoopers... Grab your best girls and head to The Proposal (starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds) this weekend, all the while thinking about how you would...

Read Article »