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DIY Bride: 10 Things You Can Make for Your Own Wedding

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander-Shapiro from BravoBride.com Being a DIY bride can be a daunting but a very rewarding task. Not only can it save quite a bit of the wedding budget but it can also make your big day feel that much more personalized and unique. If you’re ready to tackle some wedding projects we’ve come up with a list of 10 things that you really can do yourself and your name doesn’t have to be Martha. 1. Wedding Invitations If you have sticker shock when...

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Three DIY Flower Projects for Your Romantic Wedding Ceremony

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Are you saving the majority of your wedding flowerbudget for the reception decor? Well, you can still walk a stylish aisle with gorgeous DIY floral accents that add a little something special and don’t cost much. Check out these three DIY designs that anyone can create: Project #1: Bridal Bouquet Playing off the pink hues and sparkle in the absolutely beautiful custom linen created by Kirby Rentals we chose a range of pink and...

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Wedding Flower Ideas: Unique Paper Blooms and Bouquets

by Azure

I love a fabulous statement bridal bouquet! And here at OneWed, we're all about putting a unique twist on tradition. Fresh wedding flowers are gorgeous, but they're also pricey. If you envision a wedding day rich with beautiful blooms, you may want to consider incorporating non-fresh flowers. Paper flowers can be budget-friendlyand eco-friendly, and I was blown away by some of the creations in Etsy's wedding shop! Hopefully these photos will inspire you! And check out the list...

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DIY Wedding Flower Project: Create Floral Pomander Balls in 5 Steps

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Amy C. for FiftyFlowers.com Spring is here and colorful flower bursts make the perfect statement of “Hooray!” Floral pomanders, sometimes called kissing balls, can easily be made with Sunflowers and Gerbera Daisies, carnations, roses, or other sturdy flowers. This gorgeous and relatively simple wedding flower project will take your blooms to new heights. Follow these DIY steps to create your own floral pomander balls for your bridal shower, wedding...

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5 Wedding Flower Ideas for a Modern ‘Something Blue’

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Amy C. for FiftyFlowers.com, photos by Melissa Jill Create your own Blue Heaven with all-white wedding flowers floating like clouds beneath a midnight blue sky. White is the traditional color of the bride’s wedding dress, but why stop there when there are a myriad of white flowers to choose from. Created by tic-tock Couture Florals, this breath-taking scene is visually stunning, modernly chic and undeniably blue. Let’s take a closer look. Idea #1: White is...

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Best DIY Bridal Blog for 2011: Cast Your Vote!

by Azure

Anthropologie's launch of BHLDN means that this week, it's all about homespun goodness, bespoke bridal baubles and vintage-inspired finds. So, lovely brides, what's the best DIY/Bespoke wedding blog around? 1.Postcards & Pretties: daily DIY wedding inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. 2.Emmaline Bride: shop a robust online marketplace of gorgeous handmade wedding items for your special day. 3.La Belle Bride: Swanky and DIY? These two could go hand in hand on La Belle...

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Anthropologie-Inspired Wedding

by Azure

Real Wedding by Nataliya Cole Weddings Jessie and Jay's outdoor celebration was such a joy to photograph! Their choice of venue ( a friend's farm just outside of Portland, OR) set the stage for the day. The bride wore a beautiful tea-length custom wedding dress from an Etsy vendor in a gorgeous faded blush pink with vintage lace. All of the wedding flowers were done by Sharlene from Sharlene Griffith Designs, who also coordinated the event. The vibrant flowers, local picks from the...

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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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