Dresses and Fashion


“A Diamond Is Expensive” Contest- Patience Is A Virtue…

by Azure

Hey Ladies! Sorry to keep you waiting, but we received so many fabulous submissions for the Turtle Love Committee "A Diamond Is Expensive" contest that we're having trouble deciding on the lucky winner. Not a bad problem to have, right? Check back tomorrow- we'll reveal the winning submission, and recognize some of our top runners-up! Thanks for all the fantastic submissions, Savvy Scoopers!

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Fabulously Fun Bridal Flip Flops

by Azure

Treat your tootsies (and your bridesmaids’ tootsies) to style and comfort with J*Flops! J*Flops personally designs each pair of flip flops with a distinct style that fits the customer’s personality. Anyone can go pick up those generic flip flops from the local drug store, but if you are looking for custom flops made with only the finest embellishments, then J*Flops has got you covered. As much as I adore the bridal flip flops, I love the story of how J*Flops came to be even...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Retro Bridal Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife! Sure, times have changed. Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window. Poof, gone! Just like that. However, nothing says we can't bring a little bit of it back, right? I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too? If you're planning a bridal shower, this retro theme might just bring out the pinup housewife in all of you.... Consider serving cherry pie...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Vintage, Timeless Wedding Photography Captures Elegant Bride

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I feel that since starting Rock ‘n Roll Bride I have built up some amazing relationships with some truly fabulous photographers from all over the world. Not only is it great to have so many new friends (online friends are the best!) but I’m never ever short of amazing things to share. This week’s post came in from Lilia of Lilia Photography. I knew it’d be worth a share as not only does the Bride Coleen have that beautifully vintage thing going on,...

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Not Your Parents Wedding Bands – Or Should It Be?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Jewelry and Style Expert Michael O’Connor Weddings and their signifiers, the wedding bands, have changed dramatically since the time of our parents. Unfortunately in the evolution, the true meaning and significance of the wedding band has lost some importance. As far as the wedding planning goes, back in the day, this was seen to be the domain of the bride and her family. Fairytale weddings were the vision of few brides and an option of fewer. Most gifts given...

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Budget Idea for Dresses: Think Prom

by Azure

As a mom, I hate that kids’ clothes look so adult these days. As a short shopper on a budget, I love it! It’s one of the few benefits of being short, kids’ clothes and shoes cost less than adult clothes and shoes. I’ve found a few places where the smallest adult size and largest kid size are identical, except for pricing. Even if they aren’t short, your bridesmaids can take advantage of a similar “youth discount.” Instead of looking for bridesmaids’ dresses in bridal...

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Priscilla of Boston Bridal Party Dresses: Go Bright or Go Bold

by Azure

How fabulous are these cocktail dresses from Priscilla of Boston? Maybe its just me, but when I saw the frocks above, I literally wanted to take a bite out of the papaya-, nectar- and clementine-coloreddresses. The vibrant, tropical colors took me to a place far, far away- laying on the beach under a palm tree with a pina colada in my hand. And with short and breezy styles dominating the bunch, these are perfect for your destination wedding- pick one up for your rehearsal dinner...

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Wedding Attire: What to Wear When You’re the Guest

by Azure

If you think choosing a wedding dress is hard, try figuring out what to wear when you're the guest! In this week's column The Wedding Maven gives some guidance on decoding dress codes. If you have a question about wedding planning, traditions, or etiquette? Ask the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Two Fabulous Prizes, One Amazing Week!

by Azure

Don't miss out on your chance to win... - This week's Savvy Steal: 50 FREE personalized, gorgeous thermography save the dates, bridal shower invites, or thank you cards from Wedding Paper Divas. - A beautiful ring from Turtle Love Committee ($200 value): Tell us why "A Diamond Is Expensive", and you could be the lucky winner! Just email your masterpiece to savvyscoop@onewed.com by Memorial Day!

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Silk ties for your groomsmen

by Azure

Your groomsmen secretly enjoy spiffing up too. Especially when they can look as good as they will in these hand-silkscreened ties from Cyberoptix TieLab. The designs range from subtle to eye-popping, and somehow manage to mix classic elegance with a distinctively offbeat sensibility. You can choose a range of colors and designs - it's a great way to give the group a unified look while giving each guy a tie that's all his own. The ties feel as beautiful as they look, and if you...

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The Man Registry: 5 tips on hiring a DJ

by Azure

About The Man Registry If you’ve decided to go the route of a DJ for the wedding reception entertainment, there are a few questions you should ask yourself (and the DJ) before you make the hire. Does the DJ take requests? You’re paying a DJ to create your ultimate wedding reception. You want your guests (and you) to have the best experience possible. It’s very uncommon for a DJ to not take requests from guests, but you should ask ahead of time. You can always get a track...

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Tell Us Why “A Diamond Is Expensive” and Win a Beautiful Ring!

by Azure

At one time or another, we’ve all heard the famous phrase coined by DeBeers, “A Diamond is Forever.” These DeBeers commercials bring to mind thoughts of endless love and insatiable desire, both very beautiful things... But not always the most realistic. Here at OneWed, we are all about giving you those honest answers- we know your wedding is going to be absolutely beautiful, memorable, and nearly picture-perfect... but we will not tell you that every single tiny detail will be...

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Bride Chic: Kiddie Couture- Dressing All Your Little Attendants

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could be sweeter than adding a flock of kids to your wedding? Either making the trek down the aisle or weaving in and out of festivities, kids add a bright and energetic tone to any wedding. In Europe, kids make up the wedding party almost entirely. Remember Lady Diana's wedding to Prince Charles in 1981? Her eldest attendant was a junior bridesmaid. The rest were taffeta-clad flower girls and pages dressed in the traditional costume of the English Court....

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Another Idea for a Wedding Night Surprise

by Azure

If you liked this week’s idea of a secret tattoo just for you and your groom, you’ll love this: bridal underwear. OK, on the wedding night itself you’ll probably want to wear something fancy, frilly, and sexy, but what about giving your guy a bit of a giggle before or after the wedding? Sayitwithundies.com has adorable thongs with sayings like “I Do” and “Something Blue” and “Just Married.” Don’t forget your bridesmaids, I’ve seen more than a few MOHs for whom...

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Always a Blogsmaid: 5 Tips to Say Yes to the Dress

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid Recently, a client of mine was in a dilemma: she was absolutely stuck when it came to a dress. She had seen a few that she liked, and was leaning towards one a bit more then the other, but she was literally stuck. Not everyone knows immediately if a dress is right for them, and, especially if you look good in a few, it can be a difficult decision. We met up to peruse photos and I offered up a few tips that I find work, and I thought I'd share them with you! 1....

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Save on Vera Wang on Weddings!

by Azure

We all love Vera Wang, and we all love to save money. But saving money on Vera... A seriously killer combination! To help all of our Savvy Scoop readers get a little Vera in their lives, take advantage of Complimentary Shipping with any purchase on VeraWang.com Use Promo Code: freeship09. VeraWangonWeddings offers so many beautiful, fantastic items- from Maid to Order bridesmaid dresses, to sexy lingerie for your wedding night or honeymoon, to gorgeous keepsake gifts for your...

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Bridesmaids or Designers?  With Coco Myles, They’ll Be Both!

by Azure

If you ask your bridesmaids what they want from the designer who outfits them for your wedding, here are a few of the top responses you can expect… 1) A dress they can wear again 2) Styles and designs to flatter every body type 3) Vibrant colors in comfortable fabrics What if I told you that you could get all of this and more for your maids, all for under $200? I came across the Coco Myles website the other day, and was blown away (in a good way!). If you haven’t heard of...

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Your marriage is forever, but your jewels don’t have to be.

by Azure

If your exquisite taste in jewelry is currently a little more exquisite than your bank account, give I'm Over It a look. It's a great idea - essentially Netflix for jewelry. It's a great way to add some sparkle to your bridal ensemble without blowing your budget. You can rent pieces as singles or in sets, and by the week or by the month. And, yes, if you absolutely fall in love with a piece, you can work out a way to buy it. It's your inner beauty that shines the most on your...

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The Man Registry: Give the Gift of Spirits to the Wedding Party

by Azure

About The Man Registry Don’t feel like giving the standard flask, personalized money clip, or matching bridal jewelry to your wedding party members? Believe it or not, there actually are some alternative options out there. Take Jerrid and Katie for example. This couple was married last May and recently shared with us how they went about creating some original personalized wedding party gifts. For starters, they bought bottles of their favorite wine or liquor of each groomsmen...

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A Tea-riffic Idea for Bridal Shower Favors

by Azure

The words “party favor” can bring up images of useless knickknacks. For your bridal shower or bridesmaids’ lunch, why not go with something a little more sophisticated, not to mention yummy. Todd and Holland Tea Merchants not only makes yummy teas (my favorite is Morning Dew, a green Sencha with hints of rose, cornflower and sunflower) but they’ll also custom design a tea label for your event at NO additional charge! Pick a tea to serve at the bridal shower, then order extra to...

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Make Your Something Blue a Bridal Tattoo

by Azure

Here's a fun way to work in your "something blue". These temporary tats from I Do Tattoos are inexpensive and arrive tucked into a keepsake photo frame. You can place them so they're visible, of course, but they're small and they won't show through a white gown in case you'd like to keep your new design as a surprise for your groom. Enjoy your new ink!

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A Green Idea for Taking Care of Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

If you’re using an heirloom wedding dress, or you’d like your future daughter to have the option of doing so, you need to have your dress properly cleaned and stored. The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is an organization of dry cleaners that specializes in restoring and preserving wedding dresses. As you know, we like to keep things as green as possible here at onewed, but regular dry cleaning is anything but environmentally friendly. That’s why we’re glad The...

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Bride Chic: Wedding Theme Inspiration for Every Season

by Azure

About Bride Chic Wedding season is here. I've seen invited guests stress like the bride when they have no idea what to wear. Whether you're attending your friends wedding or a big city extravaganza, check out all your dress options. Unless the invite specifies casual, semi-formal or formal you’ll have to either ask or figure it out on your own. Venue and the bride’s gown are big rule of thumb factors. If you know the bride is going to be in a Reem Acra ball gown, walking down...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Special Mother’s Day Edition!

by Azure

Mother knows best... Usually. This week Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block helps out a mom whose daughter who is definitely not having a white wedding and a mom who didn't quite make the wedding album. Read the full article about Mother's Day Advice. Next week, we're opening it back up to the whole family. If you've got a burning bridal question, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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