Flawless Face: Tips from Professional Makeup Artist CaraSue Hall

by Azure

Special feature by CaraSue Hall of CH Makeup Artistry Your wedding day is the one day in your life that you will be photographed more than any other. Always try to schedule a makeup trial before your big day to make sure that the look is exactly what you want. It not only helps you, but also helps the makeup artist/hair stylist. As much as you would like to have that super dramatic look for your wedding, a softer look is better. You can still have dramatic that is soft and...

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PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com Honeymoon Giveaway!

by Azure

Don't let the fragile economy rain on your Honeymoon-planning parade! Our friends at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com alerted us to a contest they are running now until June 30th, and we just had to pass the information along... One lucky contestant will win a $2,000 Marriott Honeymoon TravelCard redeemable at any Marriott hotel, anywhere in the world. Marriott has over 3,000 hotels in amazing spots like Hawaii, the Cayman Islands, London, Paris, Thailand... just to name a few! So...

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Dudeido’s Top Wedding Planning Lessons for Dudes

by Azure

One of our fellow Tweeters, Patrick Gavin, let us know about the fun, insightful and humorous list of wedding planning lessons (from a decidedly male perspective) that he's started Twittering. In honor of hump day, we've chosen a few of our favorites... But for the full list (chock full of hilarity, sarcasm and honesty) follow #dudeido on Twitter! Lesson #4 of Dude's wedding planning: Most often used phrase: "You're just going to have to suck it up and invite them." Yes,...

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The Man Registry: Best Bear (and other funny animal wedding stories)

by Azure

About The Man Registry When I heard the story about the man having his pet bear serve as Best Man in his wedding, I was shocked. The bear, named Brutus, weighs in at just over 800 pounds and fronts a pretty vicious appearance. After watching the video and viewing the astonishing photos, I was left with a few questions: • Which wedding guest would be unlucky enough to be seated next to the beast? • What do you tell the caterer to bring to feed the bear? A bucket of raw fish?...

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Insurance after marriage? We’ve got you covered.

by Azure

Should you and your groom change your coverage once you're married? Is it a good idea to recalculate your auto insurance rates? And what about insuring your vast collection of decorative unicorn pot-holders? Get the lowdown on the insurance decisions you should be thinking about with our special feature from Barbara Waltz of 24/7 Quote Us.com. Once you know what you need to be thinking about, the rest is easy. Check out the article in our Advice section here.

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Top Ten Mothers You Wouldn’t Want as Your Mother-in-Law

by Azure

In honor of Mother's Day, we present the Top Ten Women You Wouldn't Want as Your Mother-in-Law 10. Marie Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond 9. Peggy Bundy, Married with Children 8. Mrs. Bennett, Pride and Prejudice 7. Mrs. Vorhees, Friday the 13th 6. Mrs. Portnoy, Portnoy’s Complaint 5. Mrs. Iselin, The Manchurian Candidate (especially as played by Angela Lansburry in the original) 4. Lois Henrickson, Big Love 3. Joan Crawford, the original Mommie Dearest 2. Mrs....

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Top Tips: Five Reasons Not to Elope

by Azure

If your wedding planning is getting a little stressful, the idea of eloping might start to sound good. Check out our newly re-designed advice section and get the top five reasons NOT to elope!

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Featured Wedding: Tony and Ashley

by Azure

Special Feature by Laura Parker of Fairy Tale Photography. Ashley was a second-grade teacher and Tony's nephew was in her class. Once Tony saw her, he knew he wanted to get to know her better. Two years later, he popped the question - and the rest is history. Their wedding was March 13, 2009 at Ashton Depot. It was cold, raining, and amazing! Editor's Update: People have been wondering who the florist for this wedding was. Laura e-mailed to let us know that those gorgeous...

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A Proposal Story Sure to Make You Weep

by Azure

One of our very own OneWed couples was featured on Engagement 101 Mag today. Vince proposed to Brittany with a storybook depicting their fairytale romance. Have a look...I cried at my desk.

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Exclusive to OneWed from Paper Chez: A $1200 Value!

by Azure

For the month of May, Paper Chez is offering our OneWed Savvy Scoop readers FREE custom wedding invitation designs with the purchase of a set of letterpress wedding invitations! If you are wondering what Paper Chez is all about… “At Paper Chez, we believe that the perfect wedding invitation should create a stunning first impression of your special day. Our high-style invitations are crafted with great attention to detail using only the finest paper made from 100% cotton for a...

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Mother-in-Law Trouble? Sometimes You Need to Vent!

by Azure

There’s no doubt about it, mothers-in-law have a bad reputation, and sometimes that reputation is deserved. Planning a wedding can bring out the worst in certain relationships so venting with strangers can be a needed release. If you need a place to vent, I’ve got two suggestions for you. The first, is obviously our forums. The Vents and Frustration forum is especially good for getting things off your chest and getting good advice on how to handle difficult situations. I also...

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Round 2- Wedding Day Makeup Tips from Richard Class of Bluemercury!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Scoopers! Our fabulous resident make-up expert, Richard Class, is back with some marvelous products from Laura Mercier that one Savvy Scoop reader will win this Friday. And, if you find yourself in the Chicago-area and want to learn the tricks of the makeup trade in-person, you can reach Richard at 773.327.6900 to schedule an appointment! Without further adieu, a second priceless product tutorial from the talented and highly-coveted, Mr. Class... With May underway, we...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: For The Stylish Groom…

by Azure

...And His Entourage! About It's A Jaime Thing Today, the groom is just as modern as the bride and becoming more involved with the planning process, especially now that so many couples are paying for their weddings themselves. Therefore, we can't forget the groom when it comes to style, or the groomsmen either, for that matter! Check out these super hot ties for the groom and his entourage by Etsy seller Toybreaker! Who says men can't wear pink? Puh-lease! These ties are...

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Handle with Care Studio- Mention OneWed and get $50 off!

by Azure

Handle with Care Studio is a Brooklyn-based invitation design company, designing one-of-a-kind custom invitations for your wedding day or special event. The breadth of knowledge of its owner, Casey Coyle, is extremely impressive, previously working as an Art Director for a New York magazine, designing lavish invitations for magazine events before starting her own design studio. Handle with Care specializes in custom one of a kind wedding and event invitations, and each invitation is...

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Distinctively beautiful wedding rings

by Azure

Looking for a little more than a plain gold band? I love these handmade rings from Down to the Wire Designs. They're beautiful and distinctive without straying too far from traditional wedding ring territory. You can choose from his line, or work with designer and metalsmith Chuck Domitrovich to create a unique set of wedding bands all your own.

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Set

by Azure

Experience the power of pure pearl and gems To enhance your natural beauty, this week’s Savvy Steal is from Laura Mercier’s Flawless Face collection. One gorgeous Savvy Scoop reader will receive the Mineral Powder Set, composed entirely of natural elements to promote healthy skin growth and fight the aging process. Included in this week’s fab Savvy Steal… 1.Mineral Primer: A formula to perfect and prime the face before applying powder foundation formulas, this primer...

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Bubbly Bride: Sitting in Style at Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When planning a wedding we all want our guests to be as comfortable as possible. You will be amazed at how by adding furniture to your wedding it will transform the evening from a reception hall to a lavish event unique to you! Try creating corners and gathering areas for your guests to join together and get to know one another. The furniture will encourage your guests who choose not to dance or are taking a break, to sit and stay for awhile! Your friends and...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Featured Wedding at England’s Bradley House

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I consider myself a very lucky blogger. I get sent so much amazing stuff that my job is practically done for me! So this week I decided to take a different approach to the sometimes daunting task of selecting which wedding of all the amazing ones I come across to use for my guest post. So I put a little update on twitter (feel free to follow me and say hi by the way, I’m under RocknRollBride surprisingly http://twitter.com/RocknRollBride) saying ‘I'm on...

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Mother’s Day Present Idea for a Mother-of-the-Bride

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Last week we saw some fabulous shoes from Mary Norton, but I also really loved the purses in her bridal collection. I know we’ve seen some other posts on purses, but personally, I don’t see the need for the bride to carry a purse. Your groom has a pocket for your lipstick, and anything else you need can be tucked away in a little bag under your table. BUT, with Mother’s Day less than a week away, these gold purses really struck me as a great present...

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of April 27

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. Are you worried you missed something in this week’s scoop? Here’s your wrap-up of wedding ideas for the week of April 27th. On Monday: • We got some recommendations on what to do with children at your reception. • Rock n’Roll Bride got “wrapped up” in an engagement photo session. • We learned about a new MySpace wedding planning contest. • The Bubbly Bride shared some ideas for a sports themed wedding. On Tuesday: • We...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Purple Passion

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Purple has long been associated with wealth and nobility. Use this color to bring sophistication and elegance to your wedding. Choose vibrant fuchsia for a modern twist on this color theme. Packaged with real rose petals, the plum and matte silver Vintage Glamour Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design will surprise and impress your guests. Or choose the natural elegance of the Hydrangea Pressed Flower Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden...

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Savvy Steals Winner: Commenting your way to pearly white teeth!

by Azure

Our Savvy Steal winner this week, who will be armed with an amazing suite of REMBRANDT whitening products for picture-perfect wedding day photos, is MrsOlsen2Be! Congratulations, MrsOlsen2Be and MrOlsen2Be! Promise to send a along a wedding photo so we can see those gleaming smiles. Don't forget to check back Monday for our next Savvy Steal! Put your best face forward with the next great giveaway....

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Speaking of Honeymoons and Swine flu…How to Avoid Wedding Disasters!

by Azure

Planning for Wedding Day Debacles:How to sidestep Swine flu on your honeymoon! Would-be Wedding Disaster: Swine Flu Pukes on Honeymoon Plans The Savvy Solution: Contact the Center for Disease Control for the most accurate and up-to-date details. Sign up for national/international news and updates from your travel agent. Contact the hotel and airline about potential refunds and rescheduling. Emphasize the fact that it’s your honeymoon which could lead to more sympathy and agent...

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Top Tips on Navigating the Wedding Aftermarket

by Azure

If you just got married, you might be staring at a closet full of candles, vases and other wedding items that you’ll never use again. Instead of shutting the door and dealing with it later, consider selling your items to another bride. Not only will you be helping her save some money, but you can recoup some of your wedding costs, too. If you're nervous about diving into the online wedding aftermarket, Susan Alexander Shapiro of BravoBride has some great advice on buying, selling,...

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