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DIY Decorating Idea for a Casual Event

by Azure

Happy Monday, hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Remember a few weeks ago when Jamie pointed us toward paint cards as a way to get inspiration for wedding colors? In Real Simple, one of this month’s “New uses for old things” has an idea for folding the paint cards over and making place cards out of them. I tried it this weekend for a family brunch, and it really brightened up the table. Obviously, not the way to go for a formal event, but it could be a fun touch for a...

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DIY Wedding Idea:  Clinique Bridal Make-up

by Azure

Feeling the pinch on your wedding budget because you fell in love with the designer wedding dress or your mother made you invite your Great Aunt Mildred who you have never met? Even on a tight budget, you should never have to compromise on looking your best on your special day. That is why Clinique’s tips for Do-It-Yourself Bridal Beauty are ideal for brides on a budget.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Potluck Wedding Reception, Can it Be Done?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven looks for a way to combine: a tight budget, a desire to feed people, and good manners. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Why not write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Bubbly Bride: DIY Wedding Ideas- Wedding Day Wine Corks

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you are a wine lover like myself, consider carrying over your passion for wine into your wedding day. Wine corks can be used in a variety of ways to add some style to your big day! If you are well prepared, I suggest simply starting a year out and saving all of your wine corks as you celebrate your upcoming wedding and using these for place cards or decorations. Let your friends and family know your plans and have them start saving their corks, depending on...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Wedding Color Palettes Inspired By Sexy Paint Colors

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Go On, Grab Some Paint Chips... Choosing your wedding colors can be a frustrating task. You might have an idea as to what colors you like, but why not get some further inspiration by taking a walk down the... paint aisle? Yes! Let's take a walk, shall we? House Beautiful recently featured an article called "Sexy Paint Colors" for your home. Being wedding-obsessed, my brain automatically switched gears and the phrase for your home turned into for your...

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Wedding Ideas: New and Improved!

by Azure

Some of our favorite spots for wedding inspiration just unveiled their newly-redesigned websites, and we wanted to congratulate them on a job well done! Style Me Pretty, one of our favorite chic blogs for the style obsessed bride, just re-launched their site, and it looks more beautiful than ever. Once Wed also completed their re-launch, and it’s now easier than ever to find pre-owned wedding dresses, real wedding and inspiration galleries, and modern DIY wedding projects. For...

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OneWed’s Bridal Board gets Beautiful at Bluemercury!

by Azure

On Tuesday, we partnered with our friends at Bluemercury to throw an event to celebrate the kickoff of wedding season. The event was a huge success, and we wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this a fabulous soiree! The talented make-up artists and skin-care consultants from Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Nars, Skinceuticals, and CAUDALIE offered up their skills to beautify our engaged gals, their bridesmaids, and our Chicago Wedding Bloggers. And Anthos...

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The Bespoke Bride: What’s A Bespoke Wedding All About

by Azure

About Bespoke Bride I am so thrilled to be guest writing for OneWed and hope that you’ll enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy reading the Savvvy Blog. As this is my first post, I thought I would share a wee bit more information about myself and and my wedding to give you a sense of where I’m coming from. I promise not to make a habit of talking about myself. Promise! As someone who has a wedding blog and writes for two wedding websites, I find it amusing that I was...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Very Pretty Bridal Shower Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess While browsing the new website for Everyday with Rachael Ray, rachaelraymag.com, I came across these fabulous, fun centerpieces. I thought these were perfect for a bridal shower, so I just had to share! 1.Bag It- A budget bride's dream! Made from cut-up plastic grocery & shopping bags. 2.Spool Days- How adorable is this one!? 3.Tiny Baubles- designed by Project Runway finalist Daniel Vosovic. 4.In Living Color- created by design guru Christiane...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Engaging Wedding Idea~ Your Love Story, Perfectly Bound!

by Azure

Who Wrote The Book Of Love? Imagine being proposed to with not only a ring, but a small letterpress book bound and sewn with love letters and emails collected during your courtship! That's exactly how this smart groom proposed to his very happy bride...and you know she answered, "yes"! Go on. Say it, "Awww..."! Isn't it just the sweetest thing?! Being a sentimental sap, I think this Love Correspondence Letterpress Engagement Book designed and created by Studio On Fire would be...

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Wedding Invitations with a Personal Touch

by Azure

Remember a few weeks ago I told you about this great tea store near me that makes personalized labels for your tea as party favors? Well, they led me to a great nearby stationary store that does amazing invitations. This is one reason I love going to small local businesses, they’re really into helping you and each other out! One of the things I love about Silhouette Blue is how straightforward their custom ordering guide is. It walks you through the design process and explains how...

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Introducing The Bespoke Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

The Bespoke Bride is a big-city loving gal with a background in event planning and communications. She's using this to plan the biggest celebration she's thrown- her unwedding. She started The Bespoke Bride blog to chronicle her planning experience and has grown into a resource for other couples out there who also want a customized tailor-made wedding. You won't find anything on garter belts or flower tosses, but you may find a few unique tidbits on throwing a fabulous party with the...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Best of Bliss Spa Gift Set

by Azure

Spoil yourself in a New York minute with this week’s Savvy Steal from Bliss. One lucky winner will receive the Best of Bliss gift box, filled with Bliss skincare and body bests! The following fabulous products are included in this set… - lemon + sage body butter with advanced antioxidants and nourishing coconut oil. - high intensity hand cream with supreme softening and surface smoothing abilities. - triple oxygen instant energizing mask which delivers oxygen to the skin...

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A Sweet DIY Wedding Idea: Cupcake Stands

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! If you’ve been following Savvy Scoop you know that serving cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake has become a hot trend. A lot of cupcake brides aren’t going with a traditional bakery, they’re having friends create the tasty tidbits. Here’s a question though, how are you going to display the wedding cupcakes? I mean, this isn’t 2nd grade, you can’t just have your mom bring them in a Tupperware! The simple, but still necessary answer:...

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Jewish Wedding Idea: Design Your Own Chuppah

by Azure

The chuppah, or wedding canopy, is a central part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. But, for years, it was basically treated like a fixed piece of furniture. You used the synagogue’s chuppah, end of story. Many Jewish couples today though want to make the canopy, which after all symbolizes their future home, more personal. One idea is to have your chuppah designed, by an artist like Corinne Soikin Strauss of the Artist’s Wedding Studio. She designs personalized chuppahs painted in vivid...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Red Rose Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess And... They’re off! With the Kentucky Derby this weekend, there is one particular flower on everyone’s mind. Red roses play a huge part in the Kentucky Derby, which has been fittingly christened the “Run for the Roses” due to the gorgeous garland of more than 400 red roses and bouquet of 60 long-stemmed red roses presented to the winning horse/jockey duo. Here are a few quick, easy, & budget-friendly centerpiece ideas to get you started… ...

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