Bubbly Bride: Men’s Wedding Fashion Trend Alert- Suspenders

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride There is something about men in suspenders that makes the wedding's atmosphere a bit more lighthearted and fun! They add a vintage touch, a little bit of rock 'n' roll and a whole lot of attitude to the men's attire on the big day. Don't worry about sacrificing a formal feel at your wedding. During the ceremony the jackets can stay on and no one will see the suspenders, but during pictures and the reception let the guys cut loose and have some fun! Your...

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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...

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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!

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DIY Wedding Idea:  Clinique Bridal Make-up

by Azure

Feeling the pinch on your wedding budget because you fell in love with the designer wedding dress or your mother made you invite your Great Aunt Mildred who you have never met? Even on a tight budget, you should never have to compromise on looking your best on your special day. That is why Clinique’s tips for Do-It-Yourself Bridal Beauty are ideal for brides on a budget.

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Savvy Steals Winner- Sexy Frederic Fekkai Waves For One Lucky Bride!

by Azure

Congratulations, SkippyNXC! We're arming you with all the essentials to make waves with your sexy, tousled summertime hair! We know you'll love these Frederic Fekkai products as much as we do. And to the rest of our Savvy Scoopers- less than two weeks left to tell us how you would POP your Platinum Proposal! You don't want to miss your chance to win a set of fabulous Kirk Kara platinum wedding bands. For full details, click HERE! Happy 4th of July, ladies!

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Calling Chicago Brides in Search of a Great Deal on a Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Hey Chicago Brides! Here's a great opportunity for you to save money on a Caroline De Villo dress.

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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...

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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

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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?

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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:...

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Outdoor Gift Registry Ideas from Amazon

by Azure

All this week we’ve been getting inspired by the Fourth of July, and for the past few weeks we’ve been getting some gift registry inspiration from Amazon, so today we thought we’d combine the two. One of the great categories Amazon lets you register for is outdoor items, including patriotic touches like flags. Check out these tips from Amazon on registering for outdoor items. Gardening America's other greatest pastime is toiling in the garden for hours on end. Whether you're...

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Follow OneWed on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace!

by Azure

For the latest on OneWed, wedding trends and just to have a chat, follow us on Twitter. friend us on Facebook and fan us on MySpace! Happy July 4 weekend!

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Featured Engagement Session: Wunmi and Fred

by Azure

Special feature by Afolabi Sogunro of Fotos by Fola. Alfred Alli proposed to Wunmi Ynusa in April and they are getting married this September. They are a very fun couple and I was excited to take their engagement pictures. We took advantage of two great spots in Atlanta, GA - Piedmont Park and Atlantic Station. This couple is full of love and affection which made the shoot so much fun and natural. I'm looking forward to the actual wedding in September. This was a fun session on...

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Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson’s Wedding Video

by Azure

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

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The Man Registry: To Groom (or not to groom): @TheManRegistry Twitter Contest

by Azure

About The Man Registry Are you worried about your groom looking like a bum in the wedding photos? If you answered yes to this question, you’re not alone. Enter The Man Registry: We’re giving away one ‘Here Comes the Groomed’ grooming kit through our first ever Twitter contest. This kit was designed specifically for grooms from the fine folks at Anthony Logistics. To be entered into the contest, simply send a tweet to The Man Registry telling us why your groom is in...

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Marriage Through The Decades: How Times Have Changed!

by Azure

I often find myself wishing I was born decades ago, when life seemed so simple. With BlackBerrys, iPhones, and other smartphones replacing face-to-face conversation, and constant email inundation making it impossible to leave work at the office, I yearn for the days when family and feelings trumped technology... But, when I see things like this, I thank my lucky stars that I'm a GenY baby! This newspaper clip was taken from the January, 12th, 1918 Brooklyn Eagle, and it...

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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...

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How Do I Love Thee… Let Me Count The Ways (To Have the Money Talk)

by Azure

Special feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Let’s have some fun this month and give you some ideas when it comes to romance and finance: Phase 1 I Love Thee Enough To: •Be honest about my finances and not hide them from you. •Know that when I tell you about my finances, you will not leave me. •Have the discussion about who should manage our household finances. •Refuse to let the fear of talking...

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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...

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Summer Advice for Fall Weddings

by Azure

This weekend is the Fourth of July, which of course has me thinking about… fall brides! That’s right you ladies, relaxing over there in your lounge chairs while the summer brides go nuts putting the finishing touches on everything, I’m talking to you! Did you remember your sunscreen? Tan lines last much longer than summer, so if you’re wearing a strapless or backless wedding dress, even as late as November, make sure to cover up or apply sunscreen. Thanks to my kids, I...

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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...

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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...

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