Ceremony and Reception


Don’t Be a Wedding Video Wrecker

by Azure

Before the domination of smart phones and social networks, the task of being a top-notch wedding guest was fairly straightforward. RSVP, show up on time, purchase a gift, and don't drink the open bar dry. Easy, right? Not so much anymore! In this technology-driven, uber social world that we live in, there's a whole new set of rules for wedding guest etiquette. Just take a read of our 13 Do's and Don'ts and 10 Commandments for guests. Our 6th commandment? Honor the couple and PAY...

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9 Sweet Wedding Cake Alternatives

by Azure

We've already showed you tons of delectable alternatives to a traditional wedding cake, and if you missed our coverage, just check out the links at the bottom of this post. But we're not done yet! Read on to feast your eyes on 9 delicious wedding cake alternatives, then share your top picks in the comments section! 1.  Macaron Towers - You'll have to dream up a new tradition to replace the cake cutting moment, but it will be totally worth it once you see your tasty tower of...

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Vibrant and Festive Destination Wedding in Mexico

by Azure

Photographed by Aaron Delesie Guests traveled far and wide to be part of Regina + Zaheen's spectacular wedding in Zacatecas, Mexico. The bride and groom chose a magical 16th century (roofless) convent for their ceremony venue, and the reception was held at the Quinta Real, another 400+ year old building originally built as a bull fighting ring. With help from Lisa Vorce and Mindy Rice, the couple came up with a vibrant hot pink and ivory color palette, and incorporated nods to...

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9 Gorgeous Wedding Color Palettes for Autumn

by Azure

In keeping with our fall theme this week, we've put together nine inspiration boards showcasing wedding color combinations perfect for autumn. Ready to see what we've come up with? Hope you're prepared to swoon... 1 - Burgundy, Sage, Dusty Rose, and Midnight Blue 2 - Orange, Linen, and Green 3 - Plum, Red, and Neon Coral 4 - Navy and Cream 5 - Peach, Nude, and Succulent Green 6 - Emerald and Gold 7 - Burnt Orange, Peach, and Beige 8 - Wine, Burlap,...

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Bridezilla, Meet Bridechilla

by Azure

There's a new bridal sheriff in town, and she's a downright pleasure to work with. Her name is Bridechilla, and she floats through the wedding planning process with style and grace! Defined... Bride • chill • a : a soon to be married lady who is unflappable (cool, calm and collected), equanimous (perfectly poised, dependable and level-headed), and the true antithesis of everything a bridezilla represents. And I think all of us nearlyweds could steal a few pages from...

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30 Interactive Wedding Invitations & Save-the-Dates

by Azure

We're always on the hunt for new and unique ways to invite guests to the wedding. And it just so happens that over the past few years, wedding invites have taken a turn for the interactive! From scratch-off stationery to decoder save-the-dates, transforming invitations that fold out into game boards and fold up into pretty packages, there are so many fantastic options to choose from. The incredible stationery styles featured below set the tone for a most memorable day, and are...

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Win $250 to Tiffany & Co.

by Azure

As a bride-to-be, I know that while a picture is worth a thousand words, it doesn’t always deliver all the details you’re looking for. You may want to know who designed a dress or where you can buy it, what type of flowers were used in some gorgeous bouquet, or the cost of an item that would be perfect for your wedding. Am I right? To help you get your questions answered, we’ve added a new “Ask About This Photo” comments box to each inspiring image you find on OneWed! ...

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The Best Kind of Wedding Favors

by Azure

When the open bar is flowing, the band is crooning or the DJ's spinning, and the photo booth is snap, snap, snapping away, there's just one thing missing... Fun wedding favors that guests can bust out and let loose with at the reception! Because what compliments drinking, celebrating, dancing, and memory-making quite like kitschy chachkies?! Just think back to your old college days, and the madness that ensued when props or costumes were thrown into the mix... then scroll on to...

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Elegant Neutral Wedding Color Inspiration

by Azure

We wanted to end the week on a gorgeous note, and this swoon-worthy wedding color palette of beautiful neutrals (with shades of gray, taupe, nude and white) is just what the doctor ordered! This fantastic fringy backdrop by Confetti System (one of the all-stars featured in yesterday's blog post about 21 shops that deliver the DIY goods) is what inspired it all, and we think the complete look above came together perfectly. Isn't this color combination endlessly dreamy? Click Pin It...

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