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DIY with Rose Petals: 3 Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Set the scene for a romantic evening with fresh rose petals everywhere and enjoy whatever happens next. Idea #1 – A Relaxing Tub As soon as your sweetie arrives home from work, invite him into a warm bath filled with rose petals. It will be just what he needs to put the day behind him and enjoy the many surprises that you have in store for him tonight. Idea #2 – Rose Petal Garland With fishing wire, a sewing needle and pair of...

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DIY Wedding Centerpieces: Get Creative with Your Cake Stand

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jennifer McGarigle of FloralArt Let Them Eat Cake! You've probably never thought of your wedding cake stand as anything other than that... a stand for your beautiful wedding cake! But if you think outside of the box, you'll see that cake stands are versatile, and add a simple décor element to any engagement party, bridal shower or wedding centerpiece. Here are three ideas for using your cake stand in a creative way: 1. Fruit-filled Centerpiece: For a still...

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DIY Floral Pins for Your Bridal Bouquet, Boutonnieres or Wedding Cake

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Planning to make bouquets for your wedding day? You need DIY Floral Pins, the only pins that are the perfect length for wedding flower projects. With DIY Floral Pins you can add texture and color to your one-of-a-kind designs. Decorate a bouquet handle. Insert into flower blooms. Accent a boutonniere stem. Add a colorful and textured pattern to your cake. These smart pins are available in short pin lengths that don't poke...

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DIY Wedding Hairstyles: Old Hollywood Glamour

by Azure

I don't know about you, but I LOVED January Jones' red carpet hairstyle at the 2011 Golden Globes. Her 1920's-inspired brushed out wave was picture perfect with her bold red lips and gown. This Old Hollywood Glamhairstyle would look great with a French net veil, blusher, or bridal fascinator. And paired with a slinky, sheath style wedding dress (Jenny Packham's gorgeous dresses come to mind) and retro peep-toe bridal heels, the look would be divine. It's a simple enough...

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When To DIY, When To Call On The Pros

by Azure

Weddings continue to become more extravagant, with a focus on little details that add up to real dollars! I read all types of blogs highlighting extravagant weddings costing hundreds of thousands, and I also read about creative ways for brides to save money and not break the bank (or the wedding budget!). So, the question becomes when do you DIY... and when do you splurge in the name of convenience? It's easy to say that you want a simple centerpiece with a few flowers, and then go...

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Weekly Wedding Giveaway for DIY Brides: And the winner is…

by Azure

About OneWed's weekly Savvy Steals giveaway ... Amie R! Congrats, Amie! We know you'll fall in love with Handmade Weddings the instant it arrives at your doorstep! Just don't forget to send us pictures of your best DIY work! And please email SavvyScoop@OneWed.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned for another great wedding giveaway next week, Savvy Scoopers! Every week there's a new chance to win. And speaking of giveaways... if you haven't already done so, enter our Diamond...

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Three Simple DIY Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Looking for a show-stopper idea that won’t break the wedding flower budget? At the Atlanta Gift Market earlier this week we stumbled upon these three DIY solutions to adorn your reception tables without needing a lot of flower stems: Whimsical Spring Everyone loves animals and your wedding guests will adore these adorable watering cans by Global Amici. To instantly create a colorful and lively wedding reception table, simply set...

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DIY Wedding Save-the-Date to Make You Swoon!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Bride Buzz At Bride Buzz, we love our readers a lot. And we especially love them when they send us tips about their favorite finds and DIY projects. Afterall, it's all about YOU, right?! So when a faithful reader and bride-to-be Rosie Dulyapaibul—owner of the impeccably appointed Chicago boutique Roslyn—sent us her amazing wedding save-the-dates, we knew we had to share. Why? The adorable sheet-moss filled boxes, the classic pencils, the kraft paper, the...

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Budget-Friendly DIY Wedding Flowers Project- Texture-Rich Boutonnieres

by Azure

Hello! Lucky just released a fabulous new book, Handmade Weddings, for crafty brides. You’ll find DIY wedding projects for all styles and endless inspiration for your upcoming nuptials! Since texture is huge for 2011 weddings, I thought it would be fun to share a texture-heavy DIY project from Hello! Lucky’s Handmade Weddings book. And... please excuse the crude iPhone photo above! It does no justice for the beauty of these bouts! Tallow Berry and Cotton Bud Boutonnieres for...

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Holiday Wedding Tablescape with Red and White Carnations

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Festive Red and White Holiday Wedding Tablescape Whether you're planning an engagement dinner over the holidays or looking for ideas to incorporate carnations into your wedding flowers, this little table is sure to inspire! Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic created the perfect blend of casual and Christmas using red and white carnations. The country, outdoorsy vibe is created with bottle vases, clear mason jars (transformed...

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Weekly Giveaway Winner: The $150 FiftyFlowers Gift Certificate Goes To…

by Azure

.... Lindsay G.! Congrats, Lindsay! Don't forget to contact SavvyScoop@OneWed.com by next Friday! We'd hate to have to pick another winner for this hotly contested Savvy Steal! Thanks to all of our fantastic readers for entering!

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Winter Wedding Inspiration- 5 More DIY Wedding Flowers Projects!

by Azure

We already broke down how to create 5 of the fabulous holiday-inspired DIY wedding flower p rojects. And today, we walk you through recreating the remaining 5 very merry flower arrangements! DIY Wedding Flowers Project 6- Fresh Flower-Adorned Ring Bearer Pillow Materials • Small, round pillow • Two stems Spray roses • Straight pins • Floral shears Ring Bearer Pillow How-To • Snip ten roses just below the bloom and leaving no stem. • Arrange your roses on top of the...

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Chic DIY Wedding Updo for Brides with Long Hair

by Azure

When you have super long, super thick hair, creating a special occasion updo without the help of a pro is nearly impossible. But never fear, abundantly-tressed brides-to-be! You can create a chic chignon for your rehearsal dinner or wedding day, in just five simple steps! This DIY bridal updo by celebrity stylist Ted Gibson is modern, feminine and red carpet worthy! To wrap your luscious locks into a chic chignon... 1. Start with not so fresh hair because natural oil is your...

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Wedding Flowers Giveaway- $150 Gift Certificate to FiftyFlowers!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Nearly ten years ago, FiftyFlowers.com envisioned an eco-chic alternative to traditional wedding flower purchasing. By allowing brides to order their wedding flowers online, carbon footprints were reduced and wedding budgets were spared. Nearlyweds could save up to 75% on their wedding day blooms! Today, FiftyFlowers is the leading provider of flowers shipped directly from the farm to the doorstep, providing seamless coordination, expert...

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Simple DIY Wedding Flowers Project- Floral Toasting Flutes!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com, video by Pro One Video Wow your wedding guests with fresh flower-adorned champagne toasting flutes! Last week, we got into the holiday spirit with the very merry red and green wedding from FiftyFlowers. This post featured 10 simple DIY wedding flower projects, and we're teaching you how to create each one! Today in our Advice section, we walk you through how to create 5 fabulous DIY wedding flower arrangements for your...

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10 Flower Ideas for Top Wedding Words and Styles

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Let the words that describe your wedding be the perfect inspiration for your wedding flowers, and be inspired by our flower idea for each word! Wedding Word 1: Rustic Flower Idea: Thistle Technically a green, this simple, honest and sturdy stem gives your day a back roads, woodsy, cowgirl feel. The texture is rooted in nature and evokes an idyllic rural quality. Thistle is available in a range of colors from copper, red, orange,...

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Bridal Hair How To: Turn Baubles into Hair Accessories!

by Azure

When it comes to spicing up your wedding day updo or down 'do, celebrity hair stylist Mark Townsend knows his stuff! You can spend hundreds, even thousands, getting your tresses in shape for your big I Dos. And healthy, shiny hair is a must for your wedding day! But spending big on bridal hair accessories may not be the savviest way to go. You can get creative with jewelry pieces you already own, and transform these gems into lovely hair accessories! From fabric flowers, to...

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Holiday-Inspired Red and Green Wedding- 10 Simple DIY Flower Projects!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Fifty Flowers ‘Tis the season for a sweet I Do! Imagine a holiday wedding in a hometown chapel followed by champagne, wedding cake and peppermint hot chocolate. The scene is infused with red, bright green and geometric patterns creating a whimsical wedding approach to the season. And just about everything is adorned with fresh flowers, including the toasting flutes. We chose a combination of roses and green hypericum berries, blooms that are easy to work...

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3 Simple DIY Wedding Centerpieces: Luscious Succulents

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jennifer McGarigle of FloralArt Succulents have a lot going for them. First, succulent arrangements can be made long before the “day of.” If you’re doing your own wedding centerpieces, this can be a huge time-saving advantage. Secondly, they’re great gifts for your wedding guests to take home that will last for months to come. And finally, succulents are super easy to care for and eco-friendly, too! Here are three chic and simple succulent...

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DIY Wedding Invitations and Favors: Is It Really Budget-Friendly?

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jean M, Wedding Invitations and Accessories DIY is all the rage these days, and it's easy to understand why. Who doesn’t love to be creative? And your wedding day is the perfect time to show off your personality and style with handcrafted touches. If you’re an artistic bride who loves all things DIY, Jean M salutes you! But if your sole reason for deciding to DIY your wedding invitations and favors is to save money, think carefully. As with anything, there...

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A Unique Save-the-Date Video Invitation for an Austin, Texas Wedding

by Azure

Check out this adorable video Save-the-Date wedding invitation! Quirky, fun, and totally DIY. And since there's no postage required or invitation paper used, it's eco-friendly, too! What do you think of this video save-the-date? Have you and your fiancée considered this option? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Savvy Steals Winner: $100 to Blurb For Our DIY Brides!

by Azure

This week's lucky Savvy Steals winner is... Erin A.! Congratulations, Erin A.! We can't wait to see what you do with your $100 Blurb gift certificate! A gorgeous wedding photo album is a fantastic option! Disclosure: Blurb is generously donating the gift certificate.

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Bridal Updo How To: Flirty, Modern French Twist

by Azure

The classic french twist has been reinvented by Hollywood A-listers who walk the red carpet. An antiquated updo no more, the french twist can be sexy, flirty, and super stylish. Not to mention its low on fuss factor, which makes it an ideal wedding hairstyle! As DIY continues to save wedding planning couples tons of dough, a DIY wedding hairstyle is not a bad idea. Now, I'm not suggesting that the bride do the DIY'ing; you'll have plenty to worry about on your wedding day, and...

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DIY Photo Album Giveaway, This Week’s Savvy Steal

by Azure

Whether you're a total DIY Bride, or just someone who can't get enough wedding photographs, you're going to LOVE this week's Savvy Steal. Blurb, the leader in make-your-own photo books, is offering a $100 gift certificate to one lucky Savvy Steal reader! With Blurb's free online tools, you'll have everything you need to make your own personalized wedding album. You can count on bookstore-quality printing and binding, and a range of choices from hardcover photobooks to softcover...

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