Two Fabulous Prizes, One Amazing Week!

by Azure

Don't miss out on your chance to win... - This week's Savvy Steal: 50 FREE personalized, gorgeous thermography save the dates, bridal shower invites, or thank you cards from Wedding Paper Divas. - A beautiful ring from Turtle Love Committee ($200 value): Tell us why "A Diamond Is Expensive", and you could be the lucky winner! Just email your masterpiece to savvyscoop@onewed.com by Memorial Day!

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Featured Wedding: Brooks and Heather

by Azure

Special feature by Jackie Wonders of Jackie Wonders Photography Brooks and Heather are such a sweet couple. He's a youth pastor for a church here in San Diego and she works for a non-profit organization. They're such servants and givers who had the most loving friends, kindest family, and a super, super fun bridal party! They decided to do a first-look session (which gives some great alone time before a crazy day awaits!) to get the best photos and to calm some nerves. Then we...

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Silk ties for your groomsmen

by Azure

Your groomsmen secretly enjoy spiffing up too. Especially when they can look as good as they will in these hand-silkscreened ties from Cyberoptix TieLab. The designs range from subtle to eye-popping, and somehow manage to mix classic elegance with a distinctively offbeat sensibility. You can choose a range of colors and designs - it's a great way to give the group a unified look while giving each guy a tie that's all his own. The ties feel as beautiful as they look, and if you...

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Couture Lollipops from SugarFactory- Oh So Sweet

by Azure

Lolli licking just got a whole lot sweeter! These Couture Pops from SugarFactory pretty much speak for themselves. And with the likes of Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger (who is ready to tie the knot) and Kim Kardashian loving these jewel-encrusted lollis, they wouldn’t even have to taste good to sell. But… They do. They are delicious! I tried the Opaque Blue Raspberry flavor the other day, and it satisfied my sweet tooth in a very big way. How cute would these be as...

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The Man Registry: 5 tips on hiring a DJ

by Azure

About The Man Registry If you’ve decided to go the route of a DJ for the wedding reception entertainment, there are a few questions you should ask yourself (and the DJ) before you make the hire. Does the DJ take requests? You’re paying a DJ to create your ultimate wedding reception. You want your guests (and you) to have the best experience possible. It’s very uncommon for a DJ to not take requests from guests, but you should ask ahead of time. You can always get a track...

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A Gift Registry Anyone Will Love

by Azure

Are you (or your guy) tired of walking around department stores looking at china patterns? Here’s a gift registry idea that anyone can appreciate, WINE! Lux Wines lets you register for wine. You don’t have to be an oenophile (bonus points if you can define the word), the site is so easy to navigate and understand you’ll be choosing wines like an expert in no time. Hmmm, can I start a registry even if I’m already married?

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An engagement photo session is a smart idea

by Azure

Special Feature by Tim and Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography We feel that it is so important to do engagement photos! First, we absolutely LOVE capturing couples in love! We have been so honored to share in so many sweet love stories and to document them - to capture everything from shy smiles to wrestling matches and nonstop laughter. Our goal is to truly get to know our clients and become friends so that when the wedding day comes we know how to capture you at your best. The...

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Featured Wedding: Tiffany and Ben

by Azure

Special feature by Sally Kolar of Sally Kolar Photography. Ben and Tiffany tied the knot on May 9th, 2009, in Aiken, South Carolina at the beautiful Rose Hill Estate. Tiffany and Ben choose the Rose Hill Estate because of the beautiful gardens and the Victorian house located on the estate. Tiffany's dress is from David's Bridal. She loved the dress because it made her feel like a fairy princess. Tiffany chose to add colorful wings because she wanted something vibrant and full of...

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Luxe Couture Stationery Design from Sugar River Stationers

by Azure

I came across this amazing stationery company the other day, Sugar River Stationers, and wanted to share some of the fabulous work they have done… Above: This beautiful two-color letterpress wedding invitation set features a modern, Asian-inspired peony floral design, perfect for a chic outdoor or garden wedding affair. Below- photo 1: This letterpress set, in white, orange, and green, was inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright theme. Pure, fresh, and clean, this invitation style is...

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The Perfect Photo Album in Just a Few Clicks

by Azure

The trouble with the digital age is that it's rare to get all those great snapshots back off your hard drive. Printing them individually and then finding just the right photo album to fit them can be a huge drag... If you even get around to doing those things. That's why we love MyPublisher. Pick the size and style of the album you want, then upload your photos. You can drag and drop them into the arrangement you'd like or let the autopublisher do the work for you. Your...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Colorful Gerbera Daisy Wedding ~ Part 2

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing A second Sneak Peek from My Sister's Wedding! My sister and her new husband couldn't have planned a better wedding...it truly rocked! However, there is usually at least one funny story that comes out of most every wedding, so you know my sister had to have one too! After she booked her wedding reception to be held in the tent, we later found out that Prom was to take place the same evening, only inside of the building just a few hundred feet away. ...

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Happy Anniversary Danny!

by Azure

I hope you will all forgive me for taking advantage of my job here to say "Happy Anniversary Honey, I love you." Sorry, but really, at what other job could I get away with this?

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Tell Us Why “A Diamond Is Expensive” and Win a Beautiful Ring!

by Azure

At one time or another, we’ve all heard the famous phrase coined by DeBeers, “A Diamond is Forever.” These DeBeers commercials bring to mind thoughts of endless love and insatiable desire, both very beautiful things... But not always the most realistic. Here at OneWed, we are all about giving you those honest answers- we know your wedding is going to be absolutely beautiful, memorable, and nearly picture-perfect... but we will not tell you that every single tiny detail will be...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Wedding Paper Divas Personalized Wedding Stationery

by Azure

Unleash the inner Diva in you with this week's Savvy Steal! This week's fab swag is brought to you by the very talented gals at Wedding Paper Divas. One lucky Savvy Scoop reader will win 50 personalized Thermography Save the Date cards, Bridal Shower Inviations or Thank you notes, whichever your little heart desires! Wedding Paper Diva's Thermography collection is very luxurious and brand new, so we are offering our Savvy Scoopers another "sneak-peek" (so to speak) at an amazing...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Non-Wedding Wedding Inspiration For Your Big Day

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I have been sharing a lot of non-wedding wedding inspiration on Rock n Roll Bride this week. Inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere, whether that is a fabulous vogue photo shoot, an amazing frolic in the forest or a film noir style session. Don’t restrict what you search out to inspire you... just look around you. What do you love? What makes you smile? What do you find pretty? For today’s post I really want to share some images, that...

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Bubbly Bride: Not Your Typical Backyard Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you have a picture of your perfect wedding ceremony or reception in your mind... and can't seem to find the right venue, I suggest creating it yourself! If you have not been given the opportunity to attend a "backyard wedding" in a tent I encourage you to do your research. By starting with an empty tent you can add linens, chairs and even chandeliers that will reflect your non-typical backyard wedding. I urge you not to think that because you are choosing to...

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A Sweet DIY Wedding Idea: Cupcake Stands

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! If you’ve been following Savvy Scoop you know that serving cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake has become a hot trend. A lot of cupcake brides aren’t going with a traditional bakery, they’re having friends create the tasty tidbits. Here’s a question though, how are you going to display the wedding cupcakes? I mean, this isn’t 2nd grade, you can’t just have your mom bring them in a Tupperware! The simple, but still necessary answer:...

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of May 11, 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 11th. On Monday: • We went live with the idea of a streaming broadcast from idostream.com. • Rock and Roll Bride was Pretty in Pink. • Bubbly Bride had some ideas for remembering those no longer with us. • We learned how to store and restore wedding dresses, while still being environmentally friendly. On...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Kedai Photo Kiosk Goes To…

by Azure

kneser!! Congratulations, kneser! You are one lucky bride-to-be! You will be one of the first to have this amazing product from Kedai Photo at your wedding, and will be left with memories that will last a life time. Make sure to tell all of your tech-savvy friends to bring their digital cameras to your event! Thanks to all of our fabulous readers for participating this week! Until Monday, Savvy brides!

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Bride Chic: Kiddie Couture- Dressing All Your Little Attendants

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could be sweeter than adding a flock of kids to your wedding? Either making the trek down the aisle or weaving in and out of festivities, kids add a bright and energetic tone to any wedding. In Europe, kids make up the wedding party almost entirely. Remember Lady Diana's wedding to Prince Charles in 1981? Her eldest attendant was a junior bridesmaid. The rest were taffeta-clad flower girls and pages dressed in the traditional costume of the English Court....

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Spring and Summer Beauty Trends: Hot Nail Colors

by Azure

I have very, very little willpower when it comes to one thing- gossip mags. Standing in line at the grocery store, waiting to check out, I’m faced with a barrage of celebrity weekly covers, each one more tempting than the last. Fortunately for you, I buy the magazines, and just love sharing the juice with our Savvy Scoop readers! From this week’s US Weekly, I wanted to share with you the hot nail colors for spring and summer. These are perfect for your honeymoon! Follow the...

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Invitation Wedding Ideas for the Sparkling Bride

by Azure

A little Bling Invitation Inspiration from MyExpression.com Clockwise from Left: - Blue and red elegant, whimsical Chandelier Invitations - Adorable Bling Bling Die-Cut Engagement Invitations - Gorgeous Engagement Ring Invitation featuring imprintable ring die-cut invitation with imprintable tag that attaches with a ribbon - Beautiful Vintage Chandelier Invitations - Vibrant, edgy green, pink, black and white Chandelier Madness Invitations - Middle: Cute Ring in a Box...

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Another Idea for a Wedding Night Surprise

by Azure

If you liked this week’s idea of a secret tattoo just for you and your groom, you’ll love this: bridal underwear. OK, on the wedding night itself you’ll probably want to wear something fancy, frilly, and sexy, but what about giving your guy a bit of a giggle before or after the wedding? Sayitwithundies.com has adorable thongs with sayings like “I Do” and “Something Blue” and “Just Married.” Don’t forget your bridesmaids, I’ve seen more than a few MOHs for whom...

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Should You Sign on the Dotted Line? Advice about Wedding Contracts

by Azure

Unless you're Ally McBeal, legal matters don't usually seem romantic, but they are part of planning a wedding. Check out this week's Wedding Maven column to get some advice about thinking things through BEFORE you sign on the dotted line. Do you have a question about wedding traditions or etiquette? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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