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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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Featured Virginia Wedding: Christy and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by GrantDeb Wedding Photographers When Matt popped the question in Florida, and Christy accepted, she signed herself up for the daunting task of planning a wedding 13 hours away! Despite a tight wedding budget, Christy was determined not to sacrifice style for her wedding! To create the wedding of her dreams without breaking the bank, Christy rallied the troops (her mom and closest friends) to help with the planning, and it was smooth sailing from that point...

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Question of the Week: What Is a DIY Bride?

by Azure

The other day I had a conversation with an old friend who started telling me about his DIY wedding, and raving about the food at the restaurant where the reception was held. I was a little confused and asked him how it was DIY, if the reception was at a restaurant, which provided food, drink, and decor. "Oh," he said, well "We didn't have a planner." The more I talk to people about weddings the more I realize there's a huge range of what people consider DIY. So, what do you consider...

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Be Part of the Innovation! Feedback Form for MatchMake Testers

by Azure

Help OneWed improve the smartest wedding planning tool around!

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Featured Wedding With An Edge: Caitlin and Mitchell

by Azure

Featured wedding by Kate's Lens Photography When I was sent this rockin' featured wedding, I could not wait to show it off! I was so inspired by this free-spirited, creative couple, and the vibe they created for their low-key nuptials. Caitlin and Mitchell chose an unexpected wedding venue- the Inn at Lambertville Station- perfect for the beautiful tattooed bride and sharp-dressing groom. I can't get enough of Mitchell's funky groom attire- a sharp grey pinstriped suit and fuchsia...

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Featured California Country Club Wedding: Emily and Jake

by Azure

Featured Wedding- Coyote Hills Country Club, Fullerton, CA 01.10.10- by The Story Keeper Our first wedding of 2010 was spectacular! It came as no surprise that Emily and Jake's wedding was such a smashing success; given how cute they both are! What was surprising was to learn that almost everything was DIY! From the wedding flowers, to the invitations, to the cute little placecards tied to the guests' chairs. The weather was perfect; the music was perfect; Emily and Jake were...

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Another Eco-Chic Fresh Flower Alternative: Felt Bridal Bouquets!

by Azure

I am officially obsessed! As "going green" becomes a priority to many, this eco-friendly focus has opened up a whole new world to wedding planning couples. We've already dished on stunning vintage-chic brooch bouquets and paper wedding decor and flowers. Here's another eco-chic wedding idea to consider... Felt bridal and/or bridesmaids' bouquets! One of our stylish OneWed staffers scooped me on Princess Lasertron, an incredible vintage felt and button design shop. If you are...

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