Dresses and Fashion


Is Another Kardashian Rushing A Trip To The Altar?

by Azure

The Kardashian ladies sure have been busy! First, we heard Kim Kardashian was wedding dress shopping (and meeting with Vera Wang) in anticipation of tying the knot with boyfriend Reggie Bush. Then they broke up, and now they may or may not be back together. Then, oldest Kardashian, Courtney, announced she had a bun in the oven, with on again off again boyfriend Scott Disick. Now, E! News is reporting that Khloe (the youngest of the three Kardashian girls) is talking marriage with...

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Bride Chic: Clouds of Tulle

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could say bridal more than a cloud of soft tulle? Defined, tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Tulle is familiar because its the standard material for bridal veils. But did you know it comes in lighter versions and is used in bouffant skirts? The one pictured above proffers that ballerina look Vera Wang popularized a few years back. While the big tulle skirt is classic, edgier...

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Best Man Speech ... Awesome or Awful?

by Azure

So, is this the best or the worst best man speech ever? Fortunately, it seems like the bride and groom both agree that it's the best!

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Gorgeous Kevia Jewelry on Gilt.com Today!

by Azure

I've never heard of Kevia Jewelry, but I must say, I like what I see. They are featured on Gilt.com today, and their pieces are amazing. If you're a gold-loving gal, you've got to check this jewelry out! I love all the hammered and pounded gold pieces that are showing. And if you're still in the market for your Something Blue, they've got loads to choose from! Still not a Gilt member? Email me at , and I'll send you an invitation. Happy shopping!

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Caroline DeVillo Wedding Dresses: Chic, Understated Elegance at its Finest

by Azure

I attended an event at Caroline DeVillo’s Chicago design studio last night. DeVillo just launched her Cocktail and Kiddy Cocktail Collections, and I fell in love with a few of the pieces in the Cocktail Collection. And, the Kiddy Cocktail dresses for Flower Girls were some of the cutest little things I’ve ever seen! While there, I browsed DeVillo’s Couture Wedding Dresses, and there were a couple of things that stood out… - DeVillo has quite a knack for choosing gorgeous,...

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For Our Flower Child Brides- How To Accessorize Your Bridal Look!

by Azure

Renee Pawele creates gorgeouscustom bridal accessories- from veils, to tiaras, to bridal and bridesmaid jewelry. Wedding dress designer Amy Michelson often shows her stunning gowns paired with Renee Pawele custom pieces, and they are to-die-for! If you are feeling inspired by mother nature and are wondering how to incorporate florals into your bridal look in a chic, stylish way, you should definitely check out Renee Pawele's website. Enjoy! Featured below: Renee Pawele Palisades...

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The Man Registry’s Favorite Signature Cocktails

by Azure

About The Man Registry Stocking the bar for the rehearsal dinner or wedding reception can be tedious (and also a big hit on the pocketbook). To help save money while still having giving your guests options on drinks, many couples decide to offer a few signature cocktails for the event. Here are three of The Man Registry’s favorites: The Manhattan– It never goes out of style and is perfect for classy affairs. You’ll need: • 1 ½ oz whiskey •¾ oz sweet vermouth • 1...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: The Vampire Wedding Edition

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Welcome To The Vampire Wedding Edition! Calling All Brides, Vampires, Maenads, Shapeshifters & TrueBlood Fans! If you're a fan of HBO's sexy hit TV show True Blood, you are probably aware that (*spoiler alert*) this weekend's Season 2 finale was quite wedding related! Vampires and weddings? Could it get any better? Yes! A couple of months ago, I invited a few other wedding bloggers to join me in a special group blogging project...one where we could...

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Make Your Fiance’s Day with a Virtual Love Note!

by Azure

Robbins Brothers' just launched a new virtual love note widget, allowing nearlyweds to create a special little video especially for their love. I wanted to give it a go, and I must say, I give this fun tool two thumbs up. I created a virtual love note for my sister and her fiance, who will marry in May, 2010, and it was as easy as pie! Wouldn't this be a great way to announce your engagement to family and friends? A Virtual Love NoteFeaturing Ashley and ToddCreate your own at...

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Expert Answers: Reasons to Customize Your Engagement RIng

by Azure

If you are on the fence regarding your engagement ring- to customize or not to customize - check out these top ten reasons why a custom design may be right for you, straight from the experts at Whiteflash.com! A few of my favorites... 3: You don’t want a traditional engagement ring; you are a trend-setter. 4: You want to be able to remember not only where the ring was bought, but also how it was made. 6: Details only known to you.

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Exfoliate, Brighten And Smooth, Blushing Bride, With This Week’s Savvy Steal!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway To help you glow on your wedding day and beyond, this week’s Savvy Steal is from Dermalogica, the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. One lucky Savvy Scooper will win one of Dermalogica’s top-selling products, the Daily Microfoliant. This rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing enzymes and compounds that micro-exfoliate dead skin cells, leaving skin instantly smoother and...

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Calling All New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Brides-to-Be!

by Azure

Want to be a star on a major cable t.v. network, and win a 5-star honeymoon doing it? For all of our New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area brides who love the spotlight, don't miss your chance! Email MyWeddingGuest@gmail.comfor details! We want to see your name in lights, ladies!

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Bubbly Bride: Pre-Engagement Planning

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Every couple knows the moment when their relationship takes the turn for forever. You start thinking long-term and what used to be 'mine' is now slowing evolving into 'ours'. The top vendors and venues are booked at least a year in advance, so the question is, what happens if you want a short engagement?Planning a wedding six months out leaves you with little to choose from, and less flexibility on dates. The truth of the situation is no one knows when you...

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Ask The Expert, Any Expert!  Get the Answers to Your Most Puzzling Wedding Questions!

by Azure

Wondering which flowers are most appropriate, available and affordable for a winter wedding? Or how to incorporate your fiance’s love of football into your chic, modern wedding? What about the perfect wedding invitations and save-the-dates that won’t break the bank? Even the savviest of brides sometimes need a little professional help! And that’s why we’ve expanded our Ask the Experts series to include experts across the wedding industry, from florists & videographers, to...

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Savvy Steals Winner- TableTopics Games for One Lucky Lady and her Best Gals!

by Azure

This week's Savvy Steals winner is... PDXBride! Congrats, PDXBride! We know you and your ladies are going to have a blast playing these two fab TableTopics games! Now all you need to really kick your bachelorette party into full gear is some wine, champagne, or the kiddy cocktail of your choice... Cheers!

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Ever After Wedding Market: Regal Autumn Trend Spotting for Our Savvy Brides

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market For the fall season, our merchants recommend earthy tones offset with a bright contrasting accent color. Consider combining burgundy with chartreuse or olive green with fuschia. For an outdoor wedding, chase away the chill with glowing candles ensconced in mason jars and surrounded by arrangements of berries and leaves. Continue the celebration of the changing season by incorporating pressed leaves into your invitations and decorative paper goods. A...

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Mass Trash The Dress in The Netherlands on 09.09.2009

by Azure

You've probably heard about all of the wacky wedding stuff that went down on 09.09.2009 (like the nearly 20,000 couples who tied the knot in Beijing, China, the nine couples in Los Angeles who married at the 99cents store, etc). But this one I hadn't heard about, and really loved the concept! In the Northsea in Scheveningen, Netherlands, 99 Dutch brides got in on the American Trash The Dress trend. The photos, shot by photographer Melanie Rijkers, beautifully & artistically...

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Bride Chic: A Castle Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic Nothing could make me happier than watching one of my brides get married in a picturesque kingdom by the sea. Kalmar Castle in Sweden is the ultimate Once-Upon-a-Time experience for a romantic wedding. Elin chose the 'Mira' dress from my Dioresque Collection to work with the backdrop of her August 15 wedding to Anton. For me, first thoughts of Sweden conjure up toy-village castles and pastel painted facades like this one above. These images are by the very talented...

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Make A Statement… With Your Something Blue!

by Azure

You've gotta love the Something Blue part of the age old Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue wedding tradition. Use your Something Blue to express your personal style and make a true statement! Especially if you are wearing a simple, chic strapless wedding dress, like this one from Watters & Watters! Photo Credits: - Stunning Turquoise Bib Necklace from Roberta Chiarella ($150)~ #1 on every fashion editor's "must have list" this season! - Gorgeous...

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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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