Dresses and Fashion


How to Merge Your Fantasy Wedding with His Fantasy Football League

by Azure

With football season approaching (I’m sorry, should that be capital letters, is it important or something?), a lot of brides are worried that they’re about to lose their grooms to the T.V. and be stuck planning the wedding alone. If that’s your concern, you might want to have your groom check out this hilarious article from the groom-centric site, The Plunge: “20 Rules for Fantasy Football, and Oddly, Wedding Planning.” My favorites: 2. Bone up on the draft, then...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Giving a Toast, When You Don’t Know the Couple

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a Matron of Honor who is at a loss for words. Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Ask the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Changing Autumn Landscape: Fall Wedding Inspiration!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Stephanie of Starry Night Design Studio As the NFL regular season kicks off today, I get that familiar sad feeling in the pit of my stomach. Fall has arrived. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid and I feared the Jerry Lewis telethon, and the horror of the first day of school that immediately followed it. No more lazy days. Back to books and homework and studying and reports and… Yuck! I shudder to think. I have been out of school for a while, but...

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Vote for OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party for the Chicago Innovation Award!

by Azure

OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party (which marries social networking and wedding planning) was nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award, and we've made it to the finals! Online voting closes on Monday, September 14th, and we'd love it if you'd cast your vote for Wedding Pre-Party! Just click on the badge below spread the OneWed love!

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Calling Chicago Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

by Azure

If you're a Chicago bride, bridesmaid, or mother of a flower girl, you might want to check out this event at Caroline DeVillo's Studio. The couture designer has a new line of cocktail dresses perfect for bridesmaids, as well as "kiddy cocktail dresses" perfect for the littlest member of the bridal party. To attend, RSVP to rsvp@skirtpr.com or 773-661-0700

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something… Green and Yellow?

by Azure

Bride, groom, and wedding party make their grand entrance on John Deere tractors. Hitch it or Ditch it?? My vote: Ditch it!

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Bridal Accessory Trend Alert: Chunky Necklaces and Long, Layered Strands

by Azure

I was reading the September issue of Vogue this morning, and a few accessory trends jumped out at me in a big way. Every designer, from David Yurman (my personal fave!), to Donna Karan, to Oscar de la Renta, to Michael Kors, was showing one of two things... - chunky necklaces that make a serious statement - long, delicate necklaces layered one on top of another I must admit- the Bitter Betty inside of me often rears its ugly head while I thumb through Vogue, since nearly every...

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Project Bridesmaid: Design Your Own Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

WARNING: If you need to get work done today, do NOT read this post! OK, so after writing about my obsession with OPI’s personalized nail color picker thingy, and my idea to have a toy for designing a wedding dress, a co-worker helpfully gave me a new obsession! Olivia Luca lets you design your own dress, picking the color, fabric, bodice, and skirt and then trying it on a model. This is perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses because you can email the link to the dress around and...

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09.04.09: The-Dream and Christina Millian Get Hitched in Vegas!

by Azure

In July, we reported that rapper/producer The-Dream would wed singer Christina Milian. Well, it didn't take long, because the two got hitched on Friday (Sept. 4th) in Las Vegas! The quickie ceremony went down around midnight Friday morning, at the same Little White Wedding Chapel that Britney Spears married at in 2004 (when she wed her hometown beau, Jason Alexander). Surprisingly, this was a very low-key, budget-friendly affair. Milian rented her wedding dress for a mere $200...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Kick your Girls Night Out and Bachelorette Party into Overdrive!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway You already know this, but we are all about dishing the TRUTH here at OneWed! And this week’s Savvy Steal will help you and your girls do just that! From the fun folks at Table Topics, one lucky Savvy Scooper will receive two fabulous games, sure to get the party started and the conversations flowing! Included in this week’s Savvy Steal is… -Bachelorette Party TableTopics to go: From cute stories, to advice on how to deal with your...

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Posing 101

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:Hi Jeff! I hate to say it but all my friends look awkward in their wedding photos. None of us are models and we don't know how to pose. Do you have any tips for regular people that will help them look great in their photos? Cheers - Alexa G. The A: Wow – clearly candor is one of your strong suits. The main problem is you’re comparing yourself to professional models, women who make it their business to look great in photos. A...

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Bubbly Bride: Storytelling by Shoes at your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride All you need is two pairs of shoes, one bride, one groom and one unique picture to begin to tell the story of your wedding. You spend a year planning every detail down to what shoes you are going to wear, so it only makes sense to ensure your photographer gets a shot of them. This photo will tell a lot more about your wedding than you think. Your shoes reflect not only you and your groom's personalities but also the spirit of the day. A bride wearing high heels...

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Savvy Steals Winner- $100 Gift Certificate from Object Fetish!

by Azure

A couple days late... but hey, someone is still walking away with a $100 gift certificate to Object Fetish! The lucky winner of last week's Savvy Steal is.... kmbchicago ! Congrats, kmbchicago! We know you'll find a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry on the Object Fetish site to complete your bridal look! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoopers, check back in a few hours for this week's Savvy Steal! Hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

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White, Now it IS Just for Brides

by Azure

Happy Labor Day! For the next few months, white belongs solely to you brides. I know that only wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day is one of those “fashion rules” that people like to trot out as silly and unnecessary. “After all, “ the fashion forward say, “it’s still hot after Labor Day.” For me though, that’s precisely why I stop wearing white after Labor Day. If I had anything in seersucker, I’d stop wearing it as well. Although I am guilty of...

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Ever After Wedding Market: August Warmth Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Warm colors are a classic choice for Fall, especially as the leaves begin to change color! Bring a touch of this season indoors by choosing decorations that range from yellow to red. The vivid orange Berberi Wedding Invitation from Designer Photo Imaging has a lovely modern botanical design. Bright daisies decorate the hand printed Daisy Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden Invitations & Stationery. If you like modern monograms, the Pinstripe...

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Bride Chic: The Mantilla

by Azure

About Bride Chic Recently a client came to me wanting a veil not because she was getting married but going through the ritual of converting to Catholicism. Once she walked into my studio with the imported laces she'd just purchased and we discussed her design in greater depth, I realized this is one headpiece that evolved from a truly remarkable history worth posting about. The mantilla originated in the warmer climates of Spain circa 1700. Lace versions were chic through the 17th...

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Don’t Lose your Shirt (or your PANTS) at your Wedding!

by Azure

The truth is... Insisting that all males walking down the aisle at your wedding wear a belt does NOT make you a bridezilla.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Bridal Shower Gifts

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who is concerned that her gift is a little cheesy... literally. Do you need wedding advice? Have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, relationships, or logistics? OneWed has two ways for you to get your specific wedding questions answered. You can write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com or get advice from our panel of experts at asktheexperts@onewed.com.

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Getting the Best Bling for Your Buck!

by Azure

Special to OneWed fromWhiteflash.com The term “bling” is everywhere these days, but it’s nothing more than a slang term referring to flashy or elaborate jewelry. It may seem like an easy task to determine whether a stone has been cut well because it will sparkle, right? When purchasing diamonds or any precious stones, be wary of low-quality inventory that retailers are trying to pass off as high-quality choices. But don’t worry. Whiteflash.com is dedicated giving you a...

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The Man Registry: Tastefully Including Pets In Your Wedding

by Azure

About The Man Registry Pets can be like a part of the family, and sometimes even a cherished part of your wedding day. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure your bride-to-be and both families are on board with the idea. If it’s still a go, you’ll need to figure out exactly what role your pet will play in the day’s festivities. The possibilities are endless. Some of the most common roles include having your dog serve as a ring bearer or flower girl. Of course, this also...

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Love these Love by Enzoani Bridesmaids’ Dresses… and Bouquets to Match!

by Azure

This collection from Enzoani is to-die-for! The luxurious satin fabrics, deep, rich colors, and intricate details make these bridesmaids'dresses perfect for a chic fall or winter wedding. And below, a little floral inspiration from Marc Wilson Design! Wouldn't these stunning bouquets perfectly compliment the Love by Enzoani dresses!? I may have just fallen in love...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: ...What If You Mixed It Up For Your Wedding?

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Some of us know right off the bat what style wedding we want. What happens when you just can't decide, when you don't know what style you are, let alone even want? Why do you have to limit yourself to one, can't you just toy around with them or have them all? YES! Yes. Absolutely. So stop stressing and start having fun already! Whether you're a traditional bride or a vintage bride, keep in mind that today, the modern bride does whatever she wants. ...

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NY Sample Sale for the Modern Glamorous Bride-to-Be!

by Azure

Chloe and Reese is a high-end design shop that recently launched an exclusive collection of party and cocktail frocks, Ardour. If you want to steal the show at your engagement party, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner, you'll want to check these out. And if you are a New York bride, what better time to scope these fun and flirty numbers than during a Chloe and Reese sample sale! You have from tomorrow until Friday (Sept. 2nd - 4th), between noon and 7pm, to grab a gorgeous,...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- $100 Gift Certificate from Object Fetish!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Whether you are in the market for custom wedding rings, beautiful bridal earrings, or simply itchin’ to scoop up some fab new jewelry, this week’s Savvy Steal is just for you! Object Fetish is a top-of-the-line online exhibitor of Art Jewelry, handmade in limited production by highly skilled artists. Featuring over 100 artists hailing from 20+ different countries, the pieces sold on the Object Fetish site have been highlighted in Elle,...

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