Ceremony and Reception


WOW! This is the best wedding invitation you’ll see all day.

by Azure

Congratulations to this couple. Looks like it's going to be a fun marriage.

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Ever After Wedding Market: Precious Pastels

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Fill your celebration with pretty pastel treasures with this theme suggested by Nansglam. Carry a unique bouquet down the aisle with the Peonies and Hydrangeas handbag with fabric blooms and a stalk-like handle from The Other Sister. Mix and match fabrics for a customized cloth bound album cloth bound album from Flyleaf Books. The Midwest Modern fabrics from Amy Butler in this package feature a range of bright pastel colors with pink, orange,...

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Featured Wedding: Aaron and Neale

by Azure

Featured wedding by Danielle Murphy of Danielle Murphy Photography "Do what you want with us".....ahhhhhh music to a photographer's ears. I had the privlege of photographing Aaron and Neale's Wedding at Beacon Hill Golf course in Commerce, Michigan. I am eternally grateful that they allowed me to exercise creative control with their wedding images. I promised to get the standard formal shots and then I was free to take the fun shots. I am not sure who had more fun, Aaron and Neale or...

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The Bespoke Bride: What’s A Bespoke Wedding All About

by Azure

About Bespoke Bride I am so thrilled to be guest writing for OneWed and hope that you’ll enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy reading the Savvvy Blog. As this is my first post, I thought I would share a wee bit more information about myself and and my wedding to give you a sense of where I’m coming from. I promise not to make a habit of talking about myself. Promise! As someone who has a wedding blog and writes for two wedding websites, I find it amusing that I was...

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Top Tips: How to Hire and Work with Clergy and other Officiators

by Azure

You've thought about the dress, the food, the flowers... but what about the ceremony itself? Have you given any thought to who will perform your ceremony? Whether you're having a religious or a civil ceremony, you'll need someone to perform it for you. Check out our advice section for Ten Top Tips on Hiring and Working with Officiators.

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Send Out Cards offers personalized cards and announcements

by Azure

Have you ever found yourself spending waaaay too much time in a card or stationery store? You were just going to duck in for a few minutes, but then everything seems to be almost what you're looking for... but only almost. You love the image, but there's a dumb limerick inside that you can't stand. Or you love the sentiment (or the blankness), but the color scheme isn't quite right. Or everything seems perfectly fine, but it just isn't you. Give your poor brain a rest and check...

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Love a Surprise Wedding Reception

by Azure

Couldn't resist sharing this video...Improv Everywhere throws a fake wedding reception for a lucky NYC couple. Enjoy!

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Bubbly Bride: Picking a ‘Best’ to Stand Next to You on your Wedding Day!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As you look back over your life to see who has truly stood next to you through every step, it is understandable for your parents to be the first to come to mind. Traditionally your mom and dad are sitting together in the first row, but as family dynamics have changed there are no rules to where your parents can sit! This can be a controversial topic, as some believe the Mother of the Bride title is grand enough, and adding a Matron of Honor title will take away...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Bridal Photo Shoot in San Fran’s Vibrant Chinatown

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Why hello from sunny England! Oh yes you read that right, it is super sunny today which has automatically put me in a cheery mood despite the fact that I know my porcelain skin will burn! I was sent these last week from photographer Kristy Huston, she and her Bride Nancy braved the San Fran tourists to get these gorgeous snaps in Chinatown and by the beach. I am all about that pink parasol... in fact I could do with one of those right now! Rock ‘n Roll...

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Wedding Invitations with a Personal Touch

by Azure

Remember a few weeks ago I told you about this great tea store near me that makes personalized labels for your tea as party favors? Well, they led me to a great nearby stationary store that does amazing invitations. This is one reason I love going to small local businesses, they’re really into helping you and each other out! One of the things I love about Silhouette Blue is how straightforward their custom ordering guide is. It walks you through the design process and explains how...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Art Nouveau

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market This week our inspiration board is a combination of the undulating curves, flowing lines and nature imagery that exemplified the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the twentieth century. White freshwater teardrop shaped pearls and beautiful curved sterling silver flower caps make the Floral Fantasy Earrings from Nansglam worthy of any art nouveau maiden. Inspired by lily of the valley flowers, the Pearl Nouveau Cuff Bracelet from Blazer Arts features...

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Not an Engagement Video (but still pretty great)

by Azure

Indie folk-singer Evan Jacover is known around Chicago for his quirky sense of humor. Lucky for him, his girlfriend Shama shares his sense of humor. Normally, we share engagement videos here, but when I saw this video she made for his birthday, it made me so happy, I asked his permission to share it with you. What's the best birthday present you ever received?

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Vintage, Timeless Wedding Photography Captures Elegant Bride

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I feel that since starting Rock ‘n Roll Bride I have built up some amazing relationships with some truly fabulous photographers from all over the world. Not only is it great to have so many new friends (online friends are the best!) but I’m never ever short of amazing things to share. This week’s post came in from Lilia of Lilia Photography. I knew it’d be worth a share as not only does the Bride Coleen have that beautifully vintage thing going on,...

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Bubbly Bride: Sweetheart vs. Head Table at Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride There is a lot of thought that goes into arranging seating for your wedding. You take all of your friends and family members over the years, and try to put them with other personalities that they will get along with and have a memorable experience! The big question is where are you and your new groom going to sit? Do you set up the traditional head table with your entire wedding party all in a line in the front of the reception, or do you put yourselves at a...

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Specialty Drinks for Your Summer Wedding Reception

by Azure

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day! Welcome to the start of summer. One of the best ways to cut down on bar costs is to serve one or two “specialty “ or “signature” drinks instead of a full-service bar. If you’re having a summer wedding, you’ll want your drinks to have a summer flavor. Here are five classic summer cocktails to consider: Daiquiri Margarita Sangria Long Island Iced Tea Mojito Here are five more you may not have heard of, but are just as...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Diva Walking Away With This Week’s Fab Swag Is…

by Azure

... CourtneyTuck2be! Congratulations, Courtney! We can't wait to see what you chose from Wedding Paper Divas' luxe Thermography collection. With so many gorgeous designs and items to select from, you and Mr. Tuck should have no problem finding the perfect, personalized Save The Dates, Bridal Shower Invitations, or Thank You notes! Thanks to all our Savvy Scoopers for the informative, smart and savvy comments this week! Check back on Monday for our next Savvy Steal, and enjoy your...

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Say Cheese: Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Great Wedding Photographer

by Azure

Starting to think about hiring your wedding photographer? Come on over to OneWed's advice section and check out our Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Wedding Photographer.

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Beautiful Florals for your Timeless Wedding by Petite Fleur

by Azure

Special Floral Feature from Carra Otten ofLa Petite Fleur You know you’ve got a satisfied bride when, upon seeing the finished florals on her wedding day, her response is…“Oh, oh, oh! I need to have another something soon so you can do the flowers for it. I know… you can do my funeral!” Enjoy these gorgeous, timeless bouquets and centerpieces from La Petite Fleur. Perfect pink, green, and ivory inspiration for your big day!

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Couture Lollipops from SugarFactory- Oh So Sweet

by Azure

Lolli licking just got a whole lot sweeter! These Couture Pops from SugarFactory pretty much speak for themselves. And with the likes of Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger (who is ready to tie the knot) and Kim Kardashian loving these jewel-encrusted lollis, they wouldn’t even have to taste good to sell. But… They do. They are delicious! I tried the Opaque Blue Raspberry flavor the other day, and it satisfied my sweet tooth in a very big way. How cute would these be as...

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The Man Registry: 5 tips on hiring a DJ

by Azure

About The Man Registry If you’ve decided to go the route of a DJ for the wedding reception entertainment, there are a few questions you should ask yourself (and the DJ) before you make the hire. Does the DJ take requests? You’re paying a DJ to create your ultimate wedding reception. You want your guests (and you) to have the best experience possible. It’s very uncommon for a DJ to not take requests from guests, but you should ask ahead of time. You can always get a track...

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A Gift Registry Anyone Will Love

by Azure

Are you (or your guy) tired of walking around department stores looking at china patterns? Here’s a gift registry idea that anyone can appreciate, WINE! Lux Wines lets you register for wine. You don’t have to be an oenophile (bonus points if you can define the word), the site is so easy to navigate and understand you’ll be choosing wines like an expert in no time. Hmmm, can I start a registry even if I’m already married?

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Luxe Couture Stationery Design from Sugar River Stationers

by Azure

I came across this amazing stationery company the other day, Sugar River Stationers, and wanted to share some of the fabulous work they have done… Above: This beautiful two-color letterpress wedding invitation set features a modern, Asian-inspired peony floral design, perfect for a chic outdoor or garden wedding affair. Below- photo 1: This letterpress set, in white, orange, and green, was inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright theme. Pure, fresh, and clean, this invitation style is...

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The Perfect Photo Album in Just a Few Clicks

by Azure

The trouble with the digital age is that it's rare to get all those great snapshots back off your hard drive. Printing them individually and then finding just the right photo album to fit them can be a huge drag... If you even get around to doing those things. That's why we love MyPublisher. Pick the size and style of the album you want, then upload your photos. You can drag and drop them into the arrangement you'd like or let the autopublisher do the work for you. Your...

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