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A Touching Real Wedding Between Deployments

by HannahN

Courtney and Lee's love story began when she was 16 years old and he 18. Their mother’s believed that they were perfect for each other and essentially tried arranging their first date! Needless to say, they fell in love and have been inseparable for 7.5 years. Lee joined the U.S. Navy 4 years ago and was stationed throughout various states along the east coast while Courtney stayed home (in Delaware) to finish her nursing degree. After she graduated nursing school and he graduated...

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Modern Real Wedding with Tons of SPARKLE!

by HannahN

Tara told her wedding planners from the very beginning that she LOVED SPARKLE. Spencer, not one to disappoint his lady, went full force into the idea. He attended all décor meetings, always had something to say, and he gave his beautiful bride the look she dreamed of. The team began by designing their color board, which ended up being silver (in the form of glitter and sequins), plum, and a touch of turquoise. Mirrors were used frequently in the décor (including table numbers) to...

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Outdoor Orchard Wedding with Amazing DIY Details

by HannahN

Ashley and Corey's orchard wedding is full to the brim of fun DIY details that are perfect for outdoor weddings! They have an interesting combo of rustic elements and more playful and modern touches that blend really well together and display the bride and groom's personalities. I absolutely adore the unique carved tree trunks that they use as centerpieces and signage and the amazing horse drawn carriages that they used for their entrances and exits! Their fun dessert table contains...

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Intimate New Year’s Eve Wedding

by HannahN

Jenny and Craig love New Year's Eve, so it was only fitting that they would have their wedding on the most party-rific day of the year! A tasteful dinner reception for under 40 guests at Mistral Bistro, a favorite Boston restaurant of many local celebs and athletes, created an intimate feel for the ceremony and reception. The food, atmosphere and gold personalized DIY details made for the most wonderful NYE soiree. The backdrop of the Boston skyline, Jenny and Criag’s great...

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6 Outdoor Wedding Themes That Embrace Their Natural Elements

by HannahN

Outdoor weddings are far and away the most popular choice for summer weddings, but how do you make yours stand out while still reflecting you and your partner’s personalities? Luckily, there are several unique outdoor wedding themes that you can use to plan your wedding so that you and your guests will remember your special day and stunning venue forever. OneWed is lucky to have a team of amazing planners, bloggers, and photographers who have shared their favorite themes below. ...

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A Special DIY Real Wedding at Anvil Ranch

by HannahN

Reading the story behind Isabel and Joe's wedding is guaranteed to make you smile! The two were married at Anvil Ranch north of San Francisco, which is a special place with a lot of family history - Isabel's great uncle was the care taker of the ranch in the 60's through the 80's. They also incorprated a lot of DIY projects that involved the participation of many of the guests. A lot of guests gathered flowers, and everything was foraged from peoples' farms or the road side. Isabel's...

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Affordable DIY wedding centerpieces: 5 Fab Ideas

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Erik Braunitzer of Douglas Elliman Creating beautiful, memorable wedding table centerpieces doesn’t have to translate into breaking the budget, especially if you do-it-yourself!  And if you’re a crafty bride, preparing your own DIY centerpieces can actually help diffuse some of the wedding planning stress, assuming you don’t wait until the night before to get started ☺  Below you'll find five chic, inexpensive and creative ideas for wedding...

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Five Ribbon Backdrop Ideas for your DIY Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

Hi guys!  Chandra from Oh Lovely Day back with some DIY inspiration for you!  By the way, how much do you love that photo above?  I super love it, but I may be a bit biased… When deciding on DIY projects for your wedding, don't forget to include a fabulous backdrop project! Ribbon backdrops are pretty, budget-friendly, and super easy to do. All you need is ribbon, and something to tie it to like a PVC pipe, clothesline, or just long string. SO EASY. And did I mention how pretty...

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DIY Real Wedding, Southern Beach Style!

by Claire

The Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina was the perfect backdrop for Kristy and Tim's southern summer wedding. The couple stayed true to their personalities and kept this wedding completely casual and extremely fun. With things from colorful flipflops, to take-your-own cowboy hat favors to a chalkboard sign guestbook, this wedding was definitely a lively, enjoyable affair. Although entirely DIY, Kristy incorporated fantastic details we just love, and a crepe cake that...

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Follow February: Follow Your Favorites to Win $250!

by Azure

Guess what? OneWed’s latest upgrade—a slick new Follow feature—lets you connect with your favorite designers, vendors, bloggers, and friends to get a first look at all the gorgeous inspiration they share, save and love! How it works — When you view any photo or save an image to an Ideabook, simply click the Follow button above the photo, or select the checkbox marked “Follow from this photo” in your Add to Ideabook display. To see all the inspiration from the folks...

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Five Favorite DIY Ideas for your Handmade Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

Whether your wedding is an all-out DIY extravaganza or you're just using a couple of handmade touches, there are cool and creative ways to add a little DIY to your day, without losing your mind or spending a ton of money. Here are my five favorite ideas (and full instructions can be found via the source links): DIY Ceremony Aisle Runner This bride DIY'd a 30 foot aisle runner complete with a timeline of their relationship. She also put a crossword on the back of their program and...

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10 Creative Wedding Ideas for Escort Cards

by Azure

Finding your dream wedding dress might be a little more exciting than finding the perfect escort cards. After all, every girl knows what it's like to put something on and suddenly feel like a million bucks (whether it's a dress, pair of shoes or a designer bag). But escort cards become much more exciting when displayed in a creative way, and we've got ten fabulous ideas to share with you today! Take a look at all ten ways to display your escort cards, then post a comment to tell us...

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9 Creative Ways to Say Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

by Azure

You've said YES!, you've thought long and hard about the ladies you want in your bridal party, and now it's time to pop the questions... and ask your gals to be your bridesmaids! There are plenty of unique, unforgettable ways to do so, and a great place to start to get the creative juices flowing is on Etsy. From personalized keepsake boxes and DIY lockets, to mini photo books and secret message styles, take a peek at nine of our favorite ways to say, Will You Be My...

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6 Creative Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Tired of the traditional guest book concept where guests dutifully sign their names on the dotted line? While it’s nice to have a record of those who attended your wedding, a simple book of names can seem a bit, well…boring. But today, there are plenty of unique guest book alternatives to fit any couple’s personality. See below for inspiration! Polaroid book. Update the traditional photo album with a fun, retro feel by...

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5 DIY Hairstyles Perfect for Pre-Wedding Parties

by Azure

If you're ever on the hunt for beauty inspiration, TheBeautyDepartment.com (a blog by Lauren Conrad and two other gals) is a great place to start. Lauren and crew bring LA cool, tips and trends to readers across the nation, dishing fun beauty tutorials on everything from ombre hair to polka dot nails. Just check it out, you won't be disappointed. And since most brides-to-be go DIY with their hair and makeup for pre-wedding festivities (think engagement party, bridal shower,...

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25 Handmade Wedding Treasures that Hit All the Right Notes

by Azure

Do you and your soon-to-be share a love of classical, jazz, rock 'n roll, or just music in general? I know my guy and I do! We bring Pandora with us wherever we go, and agree wholeheartedly that splurging on an amazing wedding band is totally worth it! But you can showcase your love of music with more than just an incredible band or kicka** playlist, and sites like Etsy make it a breeze. Now you can infuse vintage sheet music and musical notes, and quotes or snippets from your...

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9 Ways to Pull Off the Wedding of Your Dreams

by Azure

Wedding planning is hard, especially if you're juggling a full-time job while blissfully engaged. And it's easy to lose sight of what's truly important. In my five years of working with brides, grooms, and vendors, I've picked up priceless nuggets of wisdom on everything from finding the perfect wedding dress, to decorating on a dime. Now as a bride-to-be, I have an even better understanding of the joys and toils of wedding planning, and a new sense of respect for every couple...

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The Crocheted Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

Wednesday on Bride Chic I posted about a woman I knew who hand crocheted her own wedding veil. That was seven years ago and the first crocheted veil I'd ever laid eyes on. Fast forward to Fall 2014 Bridal and not only are crocheted laces trending as trims on wedding dresses, check out some of these allover crocheted creations. That is, as in, completely crocheted! I never imagined there were so many jaw-dropping styles both new and vintage. I began perusing through these...

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Finding Your Bridal Style

by Bride Chic

Every year or so I do a post on Finding Your Bride Style—guidelines to help you out if you're still going through a dilemma about deciding on The Dress. A few thoughts on this if I may. While living and breathing all the changes happening in bridal fashion through my clients, it wasn't until I actually got down to researching this year's post that I realized how much wedding couture has been transformed. These days it's you out there and not the industry paving the way—thanks...

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