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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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DIY Wedding Centerpiece Instructions

by Azure

Centerpieces are one of the most popular DIY areas for weddings. Keep in mind though that creating centerpieces can be VERY time consuming, and that to keep flowers looking fresh the centerpieces are best done the morning of the wedding, or the night before (if they can be stored in a refrigerator). If you don't have a lot of willing helpers for the morning of your wedding, or an industrial size refrigerator in which to store the flowers overnight, you should consider a professional...

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Inspiration from Recycled Bride- A Tree-free Wedding

by Azure

About Recycled Bride You don't need paper to make a wedding pretty! New ways to save trees, time & money Most weddings include plenty of paper. From hundreds of save-the-dates and wedding invitations to miles of wrapping paper and packaging, your big day could mean serious waste for the planet. Want to cut back on paper and save big bucks in the process? Here's how: 1.Glosite is the newest, hippest destination for online wedding invitations and stationery, and digital wedding...

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Down Home Wedding In Michigan With A Vibrant Country Vibe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jamie of Color Splash Studio Michelle and Daniel tied the knot in St. Joseph, Michigan, and their wedding venue- The Blue Dress Barn - could not have been more perfect for the laid back, rustic vibe that dominated their special day. The historic dairy barn at the Blue Dress venue provided down home appeal, and Michelle and Daniel chose the perfect color palette to make their wedding decor pop! Bright yellow, pink, and red wild flowers were placed in lovely mason...

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Red Velvet Cake For The DIY And Budget Bride!

by Azure

Red Velvet Cake. Mmm... my mouth is already watering! Throughout the 1920s, red velvet was the signature dessert at NYC's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Since then, it’s become a favorite confection that never fails to impress. And who could forget the armadillo-shaped red velvet groom’s cake in the Julia Roberts flick Steel Magnolias? Whether you’re thinking red velvet for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or for the groom’s cake, today is your lucky day! We’ve got the...

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Red, White, and Teal Rustic Chic in Virginia

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Ampersand Photography Who knew DIY could be so chic!? Kelsey and Ryan's July, 2010 nuptials were picture perfect, thanks to the bride's decor-savvy mom and eager-to-help friends. The wedding venue, in Vinton, Virgina, provided the perfect backdrop for this low-key, cheerful, DIY wedding. Kelsey donned a simple yet chic wedding dress from David's Bridal, and finished the look with ruby red peep-toebridal heels and a traditional veil. Her bridal bouquet, an...

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Question of the Week: What Inspires You for your Fall Wedding?

by Azure

Sometimes it seems like summer brides get all the love. Then, of course there are the Christmas brides who have all the twinkling lights to inspire their wedding decorations. But in many parts of the country, Fall is actually the best time of the year to get married. The heat has calmed down, but you won't chance your wedding party getting snowed in. The weather in the Fall tends to be a little more stable than it is in Spring. So, since Summer is officially over, let's give some...

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Best Tressed At 2010 Emmys: Messy Chignons And Tousled, Shiny Waves

by Azure

The 2010 Emmy Awards was all about the best dressed and the best tressed. And two hairstyles dominated the red carpet- chic chignon updos and sexy, tousled all down hair. For your wedding hairstyle, you can play with the classic chignon and add your own twist, like Kim Kardashian & Heidi Klum. Their updos had extra volume on top with lots of texture all around, creating messy yet sexy versions of the ever classic chignon. But if shiny, tousled hair(like Lea Michele's Emmy...

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Earth-friendly Bridal Bouquets from Recycled Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride - Eco-friendly flowers and fun bouquet ideas for green brides - True or false: Flowers are eco-friendly because they come from the Earth. The answer is... False! There are some ugly facts surrounding beautiful floral bridal bouquets. Conventional methods of growing and transporting cut flowers take an environmental toll in terms of pesticides, working conditions and carbon emissions. The best way to go eco on your wedding day is to avoid conventional cut flowers...

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Bridal Hair How To: Shiny, Bouncy Hairstyle Inspired by Brigitte Bardot!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl, with tips from celebrity hair stylist Mark Townsend Do you remember Jessica Biel's drop dead gorgeous hairstyle at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards? I know I do! Her locks were shiny, bouncy, sexy and pretty much every other adjective us girls strive for when it comes to special occasion hair. And believe it or not, there are just three simple steps to achieving this look, no celebrity hair god needed! Step 1- The Volume: Add oomph by...

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Burberry-inspired DIY wedding

by Azure

Bring regal elegance to your wedding with a color palette inspired by Burberry! Burberry is known for its famous tartan plaid pattern, and the red, taupe, black and ivory plaid colors are beyond classic. I love the idea of bringing this refined English style to your wedding decor! Now, I am not suggesting you trick your wedding out with Burberry tartan plaid galore. Rather, use the classic Burberry color palette and London style aesthetic as a starting point, and create a your...

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Chic DIY Bridal Hairstyle: A Favorite Hair Tool For A Simple Bun

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Nicole Pearl, The Beauty Girl Look out, Bumpits! The Goody Spin Pin is the new kid in town! What girl doesn't love the comfort and chic simplicity of a bun? It can be worn casual or fancy (I wore one for my wedding) and it’s the perfect solution for a bad hair day or if you want to skip a wash. If your wedding budget is tight and you're trying to do as much DIY as possible, this new bun-making tool is the answer to your prayers. It comes in two colors...

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Featured DIY Montana Wedding: Alex and Kendra

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Megan Lane Photography Alex and Kendra married on a gorgeous June afternoon, in a picture-perfect location in Helena, MT. Their beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Kleffner Ranch was followed by a huge reception at the Kleffner's historic barn. This wedding was packed with special details- from the personalized tiles sprinkled throughout the path leading down to the wedding ceremony, to the hand-placed gerbera daisy "garden" lining the aisle, to the curtain of pink...

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Ask the Experts: How to Have Elegant Decorations in an Unusual Setting

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Experts column, a bride writes in with a difficult decorating dilemma. She wants to know how to have an elegant wedding, in an unusual setting, a basketball court. One florist gives some helpful suggestions. Ask the Experts is your chance to get all of your wedding questions answered by a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question write asktheexperts@onewed.com What's the most unusual location you've heard of for a wedding? Helpful Links Elegant...

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Recycled Bride: A Budget-Friendly Green Bridal Shower

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Reduce, reuse, and recycle for an amazing and affordable bridal shower celebration! Whether you're a bride who's involved in planning your own shower, or a friend/relative throwing the party for your favorite engaged lady, you can create a fabulous green celebration for next to nothing. The key is to remember the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) with these tips: 1. Forget about wasteful disposable plates, cups and cutlery. You can set a beautiful and stylish table...

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DIY Wedding Reception Decor: An Enchanted Garden Vibe For Your Big Day

by Azure

I’ve already shared tips on pulling off an out-of-this-world Luau-themed rehearsal dinner. Now it’s time to reveal the secrets to creating an enchanted garden vibe at your wedding reception! For the Party City/Samantha Goldberg destination wedding reception, guests were asked to wear all white. At first, this seemed a bit conterintuitive to me… wouldn’t the bride want to be the only one wearing white? But once I saw all of the guests together, the men dressed in their...

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Create A Keepsake Magazine All About Your Wedding With Wedzines!

by Azure

With all of the vendors to book, checklist tasks to complete, invitations to send, and favors & gifts to pick out, it’s easy to lose sight of what your wedding is really about. It is, and should be, all about you and your groom! Don’t forget that! You’ll surely put together a wedding photo album of your own. But wouldn’t it be cool to create something a little bit different, something you can cherish forever? Enter Wedzines, a site where you can create a professionally...

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Featured Long Beach Wedding: Sunny and Robert

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Alec and Ben of Weddirazzi Location, location, location! Sunny and Robert's wedding was incredibly fun to shoot, thanks to all of the rad locations we visited. The wedding festivities kicked off at the bride’s parents’ home in Long Beach, CA for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. For the wedding ceremony, the couple chose the gorgeous Japanese garden at Cal State University Long Beach as their venue. The Korean bell... San Pedro lighthouse... and finally,...

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Featured Maryland Wedding: Morgan and Joe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Megan Brittingham Photography Morgan and Joe's wedding was one of the most creative weddings I've ever been to! Everything was made by hand (including the wedding cake and the birdcage centerpieces), so this was truly a DIY wedding! Morgan came prepared with hot glue, needle and thread to finish the last minute DIY projects with the help of her bridesmaids. The wedding ceremony venue was absolutely stunning, complete with an elegant built-in pond filled with...

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Featured Wedding: The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, CA

by Azure

Featured Wedding by FloralArt at the beautiful Parker Hotel This Palm Springs wedding is too lovely for words! Romantic, enchanted, organic... and so much more! Learn how to achieve a similar look for your big I Dos with the top tips and tricks below! Budget-Friendly Décor Tips: 1. Get fruity! Vibrant fruit (either in season fresh fruit or faux) is a great add to any wedding centerpiece! It’s unexpected, and when done well, will make such a statement. And a bunch of grapes...

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Sports-Inspired Weddings: Chicago Blackhawks Win The Stanley Cup!

by Azure

Today is a big day for Chicago sports fans! Last night, the Blackhawks captured the Stanley Cup from the Philadelphia Flyers, the first time since 1961! So… GO HAWKS! To honor our beloved Hawks, I've put together a red, black, gold and white Blackhawks-inspired wedding theme. This wedding color palette is both rich and classic, and you can definitely go glam and chic while showing your groom some love! A little infusion of hockey and/or sports into the wedding planning, and...

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Create This Tropical Destination Wedding Tablescape In 10 Easy Steps!

by Azure

Now that you’ve seen what a fabulous affair you can create with the help of Party City, let’s break down this tropical tablescape into ten simple, DIY steps! 1. Set the tone with your table cover Drape each dinner table with Party City’s Hibiscus White Table Roll ($19.99) or Floral Paradise Table Cover ($3.20). 2. Dress it up with a tableskirt Adorn the tropical draped tables with bright pink (if your hubby-to-be will allow it!) or Caribbean blue tableskirts. Or mix and match...

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Plan The Perfect Destination Wedding Rehearsal Dinner: Hawaiian Paradise With Party City!

by Azure

Over the next few weeks, right here on the blog, I’ll be taking you through how to plan an out-of-this-world destination wedding weekend! The Wyndham Nassau Resort in Nassau, Bahamas is where I learned the tricks of the trade, b ut if the beautiful Bahamas isn’t right for you and your fiancé, these tips and tricks will work like a charm at any location you desire. Let’s start with the rehearsal dinner, shall we?Samantha Goldberg (celebrity wedding planner) and Party City chose a...

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Simple, Budget-Friendly DIY Wedding Decor Must-Have: White Candles

by Azure

You are planning your wedding on a tight budget. But, you have an eye for style that you are not willing to compromise. Does this sound like you? A little DIY and creativity can go a long way, and you can create a beautiful ambiance at your wedding reception without breaking the bank. Want to know how? Meet white candles of all different sizes; they may just become your new best friend! Plain white candles are extremely budget-friendly, can be purchased in bulk, and will create a...

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