If April Showers Bring May Flowers, May Flowers Lead to Money

by Azure

Special Feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Do you remember that nursery rhyme that said “April showers bring May flowers”? For brides-to-be, April showers bringing May flowers could mean you are in the process of choosing your floral arrangement. Choosing your floral arrangement is an investment. Therefore you must see it as a process. When you think about your wedding and you see your floral arrangement, what...

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Make Your Something Blue a Bridal Tattoo

by Azure

Here's a fun way to work in your "something blue". These temporary tats from I Do Tattoos are inexpensive and arrive tucked into a keepsake photo frame. You can place them so they're visible, of course, but they're small and they won't show through a white gown in case you'd like to keep your new design as a surprise for your groom. Enjoy your new ink!

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Invite IdoStream to Your Wedding!

by Azure

Say "I Do" to I Do Stream.com and broadcast your wedding, live! Did you know that you could bring your wedding vows and beautiful ceremony to all those loved ones who just couldn't make the big day? With high travel costs and the uncertain economy throwing a wrench in vacation plans, and more and more people studying/working abroad, it's expected that some of your family and friends will be unable to attend your wedding. With IdoStream, these guests will attend your wedding...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Kedai Photo Kiosk

by Azure

"We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory." How would you like to be one of the very first brides to test-drive a new machine that will change the way you capture those special moments on your wedding day? Our Savvy Steal this week, generously provided by Kedai Photo, will allow one lucky couple to re-experience the magic of their event through dozens of perspectives. Our Savvy Steal winner will receive rental of the Kedai Photo...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Pink Hair and Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Happy Monday! I hope you have all had an awesome weekend. I have an absolutely amazing wedding to bring into your lives today - pink haired bride oh yes! Normally when I find a wedding as fabulous as this I feature it straight away on Rock ‘n Roll Bride, however I thought this would be an amazing wedding to share with you as it really encompasses everything I love about rock n roll weddings! The Bride, Ingo, wore her mother's wedding dress that was...

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Bubbly Bride: Celebrating the Memory Of… At Your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you are a past bride you will probably agree that amidst all of the planning and excitement of a wedding there is a constant reminder of loved ones that have passed, and are unable to be there with you on your wedding day. While some believe that bringing in memories of the past put a dark cloud over the day, I believe that it should be treated as a celebration of those that have been with you every step of the way. Instead of simply "In Memory of"... why not...

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A Green Idea for Taking Care of Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

If you’re using an heirloom wedding dress, or you’d like your future daughter to have the option of doing so, you need to have your dress properly cleaned and stored. The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is an organization of dry cleaners that specializes in restoring and preserving wedding dresses. As you know, we like to keep things as green as possible here at onewed, but regular dry cleaning is anything but environmentally friendly. That’s why we’re glad The...

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of May 4, 2009

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. Are you worried you missed something in this week’s Savvy Scoop? Here’s your weekly wrap-up of wedding ideas for the week of May 4th. On Monday: • We saw some great purses for brides or m-o-bs. Later in the week we saw one more. • Bubbly Bride played musical chairs with some beautiful mood-setting furniture. •Rock N’ Roll Bride went veddy, veddy British on us. • Wedding Paper Diva let us in on the newest trends in invitation colors for...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Flawless Face from Laura Mercier goes to…

by Azure

... llamaleadr! Congratulations to this lucky Savvy Bride! These Laura Mercier Mineral Powder products are to die for and are ideal for your big day- giving you that flawless complexion you've been jonesing for! Many thanks to all of our Savvy Scoop readers who continue to participate it our Savvy Steals giveaway! Don't get discouraged if you have yet to win... There are so many more amazing, can't-live-without products to come. Check back on Monday- you do not want to...

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Bride Chic: Wedding Theme Inspiration for Every Season

by Azure

About Bride Chic Wedding season is here. I've seen invited guests stress like the bride when they have no idea what to wear. Whether you're attending your friends wedding or a big city extravaganza, check out all your dress options. Unless the invite specifies casual, semi-formal or formal you’ll have to either ask or figure it out on your own. Venue and the bride’s gown are big rule of thumb factors. If you know the bride is going to be in a Reem Acra ball gown, walking down...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Special Mother’s Day Edition!

by Azure

Mother knows best... Usually. This week Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block helps out a mom whose daughter who is definitely not having a white wedding and a mom who didn't quite make the wedding album. Read the full article about Mother's Day Advice. Next week, we're opening it back up to the whole family. If you've got a burning bridal question, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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Five Ideas for Mothers and Brides

by Azure

Mother’s Day is Sunday and all this week we’ve been taking a light-hearted look at moms. If you have a mother, or a f-m-i-l and you’re planning a wedding, chances are there’s some tension. For a mom, the wedding of a child is a wonderful event, but it can also be bittersweet. This Mother’s Day, take a little time to look at your wedding from your mother’s perspective. Is she trying to be helpful, only to learn all her ideas are old fashioned? Does she feel dismissed in favor...

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Beauty Mag Reality Check

by Azure

If you're stressing out about looking like a model for your big day, watch this video and remember that not even the models look like models. We think you're gorgeous just the way you are.

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Always a Blogsmaid: Spice Up Outdoor Wedding with Parasols for Your Bridesmaids

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid I've been wild about parasols for some time. They are a bridesmaids' (and a bride's) best friend. Not only are they flirty, potentially colorful and fun, but at an outdoor ceremony they serve as both decor and bridal party flowers... and (sometimes) cheaper, too! I went nuts for these personalized parasols at Tange Designs. Parasol bargains abound at Pearl River Market, where you can go solid or patterned, paper or silk. And the look is lovely, especially...

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Love This Ivory Satin Clutch for your Wedding Day!

by Azure

Gilt.com is one of my guiltiest pleasures, and while getting my daily fix, I ran across this beautiful clutch from Lorelei. What a perfect accessory for your big day! Made in Italy from ivory silk satin, the large bow detail is just so classic. Originally $250, if you hurry (Gilt's items sell like hot cakes!) you can pick up this fabulous bag for only $118.

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown: Timeless and Elegant

by Azure

Special Feature from Debbie Welcher ofChatfields Bridal Boutique Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s Hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 50’s inspired glamour and elegance. The timeless beauty of these fashions is still relevant and popular almost 60 years later. Classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s fashion is timeless. The internet is abuzz with search...

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Beat Wedding Stress Instead of Beating up Your Bridesmaids

by Azure

Feeling a little tense? Well, it's only natural - you're taking care of a million little things at once! (And looking fabulous while you do, we might add.) Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding has some expert advice on managing stress and staying your own sweet self as you prepare to walk down the aisle. Check out her Top Tips for Managing Wedding Stress and breathe a sigh of relief!

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Fitness advice for you and your piggy bank

by Azure

We all know how it is: You get so focused on looking your best for a special event - like oh, I don't know, let's say a wedding - that you lose your mind a little bit. You want to fit into that perfect wedding dress so badly that suddenly the all-kumquat diet or The Longshoreman's Workout (On six DVDs. Comes complete with real industrial shipping containers!) sounds like just the thing to get you into your best shape ever. Before you whip out that debit card, check out Infomercial...

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Featured Wedding: Shannon and Chris

by Azure

Special feature by Tim and Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography. Shannon and Chris had the perfect day! I know that is said about many weddings but we have never had a wedding that was as perfect as this sweet wedding. The couple choose to do the “first look” photo session, which gave us a great amount of time to do gorgeous portraits! We highly recommend this to every couple. Not only do you get lots of great pictures, you also have some intimate time with each other before...

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Top Ten Mothers You Would Want at Your Wedding

by Azure

In honor of Mother's Day this Sunday we've been taking a light-hearted look at moms and weddings. Yesterday we looked at M-I-Ls from hell, so today we look at the top ten moms you'd want at your wedding! 10. Mrs. Brady, The Brady Bunch 9. Mrs. Partridge, The Partridge Family (especially if the band doesn’t show) 8. Mrs. Cleaver, Leave it to Beaver 7. Bree van de Kamp, Desperate Housewives (a little overbearing, but she’d fix up any catering or florist problems in a...

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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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