Ceremony and Reception


Heartwarming Proposal Live on TV

by Azure

Too cute...love a good live on TV engagement. Embedded video from CNN Video

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Top Ten Tips for Creating Your Kitchen Registry

by Azure

If your gift registry is leaving you wilted, check out our advice section. We sat down with personal chef Susan Hynes to get ten top tips on registering for your kitchen. Whether you're the second Martha Stewart, or a gal who doesn't know a sauté from a flambé, these ideas can help! If there are other areas of the registry process confusing you, let us know!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: For The Sunflower Bride - Gorgeous Letterpress Wedding Invitations!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Who's ready for summer already? I know I sure am! If you're planning a sunflower wedding, send a little extra sunshine to impress your guests! Do so with these stunning swirly Sunflower Letterpress Invitations which I absolutely adore, by Chicago designer Denise Johnson, owner of Bellis Studios.. What is letterpress? "The art of letterpress involves inking raised type and then impressing it directly onto the printing surface. The result is an impression...

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Win a Felt and Button Bouquet for your Wedding Day!

by Azure

Rock n’ Roll Bride, one of our fabulous weekly guest bloggers, is running a fantastic contest on her blog right now. With so many creative Savvy Scoop readers, we knew this contest would be right up your alley and just had to share! Kat (Rock n’ Roll Bride) is ready for a change, and is looking for a new slogan for her site. She’s become a bit bored with her current slogan- “Wedding inspiration… in a Rock n Roll way”- and would like your help creating a new one! All she...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Another fabulous wedding captured with artistic photos

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Wow, what a busy week it has been over at Rock n Roll Bride HQ. I have not only launched myself a little contest to find a new slogan (plug plug!) but I have been inundated with amazing amazing amazing engagements, weddings, videos all week (not that it is any cause for complaint!) So I had a plethora of little gems to choose from to share with you all this week. It really was a toughie (mainly because I just want to post them all on my RnR Bride!) but I have...

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Bubbly Bride: Bringing your Hometown to your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you and your husband met in New York City, moved to Chicago but left your heart in NYC... why not remind your guests what you love about the city? You might not be able to return to your favorite location, but you can bring it to your friends and family! The best way to pull off this idea at your wedding, is to create food stations. I will use New York as an example since they are known for their famous food, found all over the different neighborhoods. ...

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Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Wedding Caterer

by Azure

Getting ready to choose your caterer? We talked to some wedding reception catering veterans to get their very best advice. Check out our Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Caterer for a wedding reception that's as effortless as it is delicious.

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Bride Chic: A Celebration of Bridal Fashion and Photography

by Azure

We are so excited to have a first look at Amy-Jo Tatum's photo shoot, with wedding photographer Stephanie Williams, featuring five gorgeous bridal gowns from her Dioresque collection! About Bride Chic If there is such a thing as visual poetry it is in these images. All are from a recent photo shoot I had with Orange County wedding photographer Stephanie Williams. We shot five of my gowns in various locations around San Juan Capistrano, California--including the mission. While I'm...

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Great Wedding Idea: Bring the Wedding to the Guests

by Azure

Shortly before my wedding, one of my readers had a family tragedy and another reader lost his job (here’s a hint, if I ever ask you to read something, say no). We found replacement readers, but what really made me sad was that these people, who were so important to me, couldn’t be at the wedding. Well, today they could be. If you have family and friends who can’t come to the wedding due to money or illness, consider a live stream broadcast of your wedding. If just reading those...

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Save on Letterpress Wedding Invitations with Wedding Paper Divas!

by Azure

With so many fabulous wedding invite and stationery designers out there, it’s not always easy making your final invitation selection. What if I told you that you could get exclusive wedding invitations and announcements designed by some of the hottest artists in the industry for free? Would this help make your decision a bit easier? I thought so! The folks at Wedding Paper Divas are currently running a promotion unlike any other they have ever offered, and we wanted to let all of...

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Featured Wedding: Jeff and Angel

by Azure

Special Feature by Joseph Harris of JLH Photography Jeff and Angel's wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus was easily the most interesting wedding I shot in 2008. "Traditional" is certainly not a word that I would use to describe them. When I met with Angel the first time and saw that she had written the word "steampunk" in for the wedding's theme, I knew we would be making some remarkable images together. Steampunk is a style that is best understood as coming...

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Top Ten Tips for Hiring (and enjoying) Your Wedding Band

by Azure

Looking for advice on hiring a wedding band? Come on over to OneWed's advice section and check out bandleader Becca Kaufman's excellent top ten tips for hiring a wedding band.

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Hostess with the Mostess: Splash of Color with a Citrus Wedding

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess This beach-inspired orange and yellow color palette from Pacific Weddings is perfect for a summer wedding! If you’ve already chosen your wedding colors (or are having a fall or winter wedding), incorporate this fabulous citrus color palette into your bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, or any summertime bash. Whether or not you have the sand, shining sun, and crashing waves at your affair, incorporate a sunny splash of color with details...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Throw An Iron Chef Themed Wedding Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing …And Prepare For A Battle Of The Sexes! Getting the groom to come to a shower is not always easy, but if he loves to show off in the kitchen, this idea will make him happy to attend! Host a couples shower for the bride and groom, with an “Iron Chef” theme, such as the one that Chicago wedding plannerMarina Birch helped create... “The idea”, says Birch, according to Chicago Home & Garden Magazine, ”is to have a cooking competition that will...

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Featured Wedding: Gen and Rob

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Gen and Rob got married on January 24th, 2009. I photographed their engagement session last summer and it didn’t take long to see that they mean the world to each other and make a perfect match. Their ceremony took place at Rob’s childhood church - Park Avenue Christian Church - in South Orange, NJ and the reception was held at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ. Their wedding details were unique and absolutely...

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Add some zing to your wedding party table

by Azure

You may have a few Swarovski crystals glittering away on your gown or in your hair, but don't you want to spread the sparkle? These Swarovski crystal tea lights will have your head table glowing. ...And it's not like anybody would exactly complain if these also showed up at your engagement party or future soirées. They're a bit of an investment, but when does shine go out of style?

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Introducing Hello!Lucky Free Wedding Website Designs!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Scoopers! Feeling lucky? Now that you're back in the swing of things on Monday, a special surprise for any recently engaged brides & grooms looking for fabulous FREE wedding website designs to tell their loved ones all the details of their upcoming wedding. We're thrilled to offer 20 design-color-combos for a free wedding website from Hello!Lucky and you can even match your website to your own wedding invitations! Get lucky!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: MangoRED Wedding Photographers

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Recently I have been going crazy over the work of Filipino photographers MangoRED. So much so, that not only have I shared their work on Rock 'n Roll Bride, but on another site I have written for recently, Bridal Soup. And now, I want share it with you too. I really want to spread the word about these amazingly talented guys! Just call me their personal blogging PA! Their style and flair for light and texture is like nothing I’ve seen from any other...

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Bubbly Bride: Wedding Dress Dramatic Backs

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When looking for a dress you hear a lot about the fabric type and shape of the dress. You hear about sweetheart necklines and A-line skirts. At the end of the day the part of the dress that your guests have spent the most time looking at is the back! Designers are realizing the desire for dramatic and eye-catching wedding dress backs, and creating artistic masterpieces! While you are standing in the front of the church, or slow dancing to your first song, your...

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Letterpress Wedding Invitations for Less

by Azure

Special Feature by Thuy Ha of Paper Chez 5 ways to keep the cost down on your letterpress wedding invitations Many brides are absolutely in love with letterpress but are afraid of the higher price tags they usually come with. For style-conscious brides who are looking for letterpress invitations that won’t break the bank, there are many ways to keep the cost down (without sacrificing style). Here are five ways to shop for letterpress invitations on a budget. 1) 1-color...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Something New

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market The selection of beautiful wedding creations in the Ever After Market has recently expanded with the offerings of several new shops! Pick the perfect spring or summer wedding invitations by combining popular colors fuchsia and chartreuse. The Cymbidium Orchid Invitation from Cheer Up Cherup uses a modern floral silhouette in chartreuse with crisp black text to make an eye-catching wedding invitation. Eden Invitations and Stationery offers an equally...

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Bride Chic: THE INTERCHANGABLE WEDDING GOWN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Wouldn't going straight from a wedding ceremony to the bash of your life be a radical transition? Few brides can do this without making some changes. Generally the most common adjustments are from head and hemline. After the ceremony, a bride usually removes the longest layer of veil or doffs it entirely save the headpiece. The train that looked so awesome on the walk down the aisle is bustled for dancing and moving about. Lately brides are taking time out between...

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Bridal Shower Cupcake Treat

by Azure

Maybe because it’s Passover, and I’m not allowed to eat certain things, but I’m drooling over these lingerie cupcakes from Two Parts Sugar. Have you ever seen anything more perfect for a bridal shower? Wedding cakes tend to be beautiful, classic, and classy, but a bridal shower cake (or cupcake) has room to be a little more original, and a little more personal. Let’s see, if I were designing cupcakes to represent me, I’d put tiny cups of coffee on top of each one. If I were...

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No Preacher at the Wedding?  No Problem.

by Azure

Special Feature by Jeff Haden of BlackBird Images No wedding goes perfectly – but some go less perfectly than others. Say you’re getting married on a beautiful hilltop situated 400 yards from the main house… and the best man forgot the rings. No problem – someone runs back to the house, you smile sheepishly, and everyone remembers how gracefully you handled the moment. (Plus it’s a story you can tell your grandkids.) But what happens if months of planning come...

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