Dresses and Fashion


Ever After Wedding Market: Radiant Roses Wedding Ideas

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Roses are not strictly limited to your wedding bouquet! Our merchants demonstrate the wide variety of ways in which you can incorporate roses into your ceremony. Flowers always make a beautiful hair accessory and roses are no exception. The Floral Facinator from Ann Leslie Designs features an ivory rose embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystal with layers of French veiling between the petals. Agape Gifts has an equally elegant creation in the...

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Bride Chic: Unique But Understated- Wedding Dress Ideas for a Relaxed Look

by Azure

About Bride Chic Want a more relaxed look for your wedding day? If you're not so much into 'The Big Dress' and more about being yourself in some really great fabric, here are a few choice picks from the best of the Spring/Summer 2009 collections. Though understated, these all have some intricate detailing. 1. Full-length white dress from Temperly 2.Cream stretch lace bandage dress with tan leather lace up back. Alexander McQueen dress has overlapping shoulder straps, a concealed...

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Pre-Wedding Party Idea: A Wine Tasting

by Azure

Are you looking for a way to make some of your wedding planning decisions a little more fun? Why not involve your friends? When my friends Michael and Matthew were getting married they were lucky enough to have a venue (Chicago’s Newberry Library) that allowed them to provide their own bar. We’ve written about this idea before, because it’s a great way to save money. Michael and Matthew both like a nice glass of wine, but neither of them are exactly Alpana Singh. So, to...

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Loving Jenny Yoo’s Spring 2009 Bridesmaid Dress Collection!

by Azure

Clean and simple, yet flattering, stylish and beautiful. Every bridesmaid's dream come true, right? These bridesmaid dresses from Jenny Yoo's Spring '09 collection are so lovely! I adore the understated elegance and whimsical, romantic colors present in this collection.

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Get Messy with Trash the Dress!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Trash the dress is a phenomenon that has been gaining momentum for a while now – no longer is it just the crazy brides who want to ‘trash their dress’ and in a way it’s becoming a lot more accepted as a part of the wedding process – get engaged, do engagement shoot – get married, have wedding pictures, married, trash your dress! It’s not all about setting yourself on fire or jumping in a muddy lake however, maybe you just want to get good and...

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Bubbly Bride: Pole Dancing Lessons For Your Bachelorette Party!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Surprise your Fiance with Some New Moves! You have probably heard of the new exercise classes such as pole dancing or strip fitness that insist on improving your body and teaching you how to be sexy at the same time! When you are planning your next bachelorette party, consider gathering your group of girls and giving the bride something special she can take with her on the honeymoon... exotic dancing lessons! If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate,...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Rock Star Bride Lounge Set Goes To….

by Azure

swisskitty82! And she earned it with all her savvy comments this week! Congrats, swisskitty82. Whether you choose the Brides in White or the Brides Love Grey for the Big Day lounge set from Rock Star Bride, we know you will look smashing! And with the zip-up hoody, it will be perfect to wear while getting your hair and makeup done before you walk down the aisle. Until next week, Savvy Scoopers!

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Bride Chic: Groom Chic Part 2

by Azure

About Bride Chic Last week we explored the history of men's formal wear along with how easy it is for them to shop online. Don't you, in a way, envy them? I mean, you don't find guys making the rounds at Selix and Gingiss with an entourage of gromsmen all comparing colors, shapes and textures. Nor do they blog much about finding their dream suit and how many different styles they had to try on before they found, The One. The most important thing to remember about your overall look...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Precious Pastels

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Fill your celebration with pretty pastel treasures with this theme suggested by Nansglam. Carry a unique bouquet down the aisle with the Peonies and Hydrangeas handbag with fabric blooms and a stalk-like handle from The Other Sister. Mix and match fabrics for a customized cloth bound album cloth bound album from Flyleaf Books. The Midwest Modern fabrics from Amy Butler in this package feature a range of bright pastel colors with pink, orange,...

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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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Bridesmaid dresses – Why All The Drama?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Bridelines.com Have you had a relationship with a bridesmaiddress that is more tumultuous than Heidi and Spencer’s faux marriage? We know there are lots of women who curse the day bridesmaid dresses were invented, so Bridelines has some tips for brides on how to choose dresses that won’t make your bridesmaids regret answering the inevitable question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” As your friends are trying to be sensitive to you and your every whim,...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Questions about What to Wear

by Azure

In this week's Wedding Maven column, I answer another question about what guests should, and shouldn't, wear to a wedding. Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or issues? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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The Man Registry: The top 5 things that grooms wish they had known

by Azure

About The Man Registry Being in business as groom experts, we get the chance to meet lots of newlyweds, and more specifically, grooms. Over the past year, we’ve talked to hundreds of men who have taken “the plunge” and gotten married. We always like to ask them what they liked, disliked and wish they had known about the wedding experience beforehand. We do get some pretty interesting answers (some of which can’t be shared here); however there are a few things that seem to...

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A Tuxedo How To

by Azure

About Kenyatte Nelson WARNING! Reading this will make you look Outstanding Gentlemen, There are 5 things that you absolutely have to do on your wedding day 1. Show up on time (preferably sober) 2. Bring, and don’t lose, the ring 3. Walk (and stop walking) when told 4. Look better than you ever have in your life 5. Say “I do” Since this is my first blog for OneWed I felt it only right to focus on the one thing that guys can screw up pretty easily. Walking and talking...

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Great Give-Away: Win a Free Dress!

by Azure

Do you love this dress? Guess what, you can have it for free! Our friends over at Gal's Guide have a great new monthly contest going. Every month they're giving away a different product, for free. Hey, it's no Savvy Steal, but a girl can't have too many summer dresses. Check it out here!

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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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Wedding Day Bling: How Much Is Too Much??

by Azure

Regardless of how contrived, scripted, or unreal The Hills“reality” show is, I’ll still turn it on from time to time (I’m a total sucker for reality t.v.). I watched The Hills, Season 5 Finale the other night, and was treated to an inside look at Heidi and Spencer’s wedding ceremony. Heidi’s Monique Lhuillier wedding dress was beyond stunning. However, I felt Heidi went a bit overboard with the bling. Now, if I had the chance to borrow Neil Lane jewels for my big day,...

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Introducing Kenyatte Nelson- One of our Fabulous Monthly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Lover of Life, Purveyor of Beautiful Things and OneWed.com Fashion Writer Once upon a time there was this guy named Kenyatte. Oh…sorry, it’s pronounced like “piñata”…you know the brightly-colored paper mache “thingy” that people fill with tasty treats only to have a sugar thirsty mob of stick wielding kids swing away until it “gives up the goods” (wow…It must suck to be a Pinata). I digress. Kenyatte grew up in Charlotte, NC and went to Florida A&M...

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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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Sexy Etoile Lace Lingerie for your Wedding Night or Honeymoon!

by Azure

No need to feel gilt-y about buying this fabulous Etoile Lace Bow G String and Demi Bra from Kiki de Montparnasse. Originally $450 for the bra and panty set, you can scoop up this sexy set for only $146 on Gilt.com! I have a funny feeling that your hubby-to-be will think it's well worth the investment. Perfect for your boudoir photo shoot, wedding night, or honeymoon, don't miss out on this seductive steal! Click HERE to buy this set and view more beautiful items from Kiki de...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Rock Star Bride Hoody and Lounge Pants

by Azure

Unleash your inner rock star with this week's Savvy Steal! What girl doesn't love a cute, comfortable sweatsuit? This week's Savvy Steal is from Rock Star Bride, an edgy and modern lifestyle product line for brides-to-be. The winner of this week's giveaway will have her pick between two adorable hoody/lounge pant combinations- the Brides in White set or the Brides Love Grey for the Big Day set! For our girlie girls out there, the Brides in White set should be right up your...

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Bubbly Bride: Picking a ‘Best’ to Stand Next to You on your Wedding Day!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As you look back over your life to see who has truly stood next to you through every step, it is understandable for your parents to be the first to come to mind. Traditionally your mom and dad are sitting together in the first row, but as family dynamics have changed there are no rules to where your parents can sit! This can be a controversial topic, as some believe the Mother of the Bride title is grand enough, and adding a Matron of Honor title will take away...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Art Nouveau

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market This week our inspiration board is a combination of the undulating curves, flowing lines and nature imagery that exemplified the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the twentieth century. White freshwater teardrop shaped pearls and beautiful curved sterling silver flower caps make the Floral Fantasy Earrings from Nansglam worthy of any art nouveau maiden. Inspired by lily of the valley flowers, the Pearl Nouveau Cuff Bracelet from Blazer Arts features...

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Bride Chic: He Chic- The History of Men’s Formal Wear

by Azure

About Bride Chic I've devoted so much time and energy to women's bridal fashion, it's time to address the grooms. Men's formal wear is as fascinating a subject as the men who set the trends. Your fiance's tie still dictates the formality of your wedding or lack thereof. Black or white tie determines just how formal an affair you're going to have. And though men's formal wear has been restricted to black, white and shades of gray for the better part of two hundred years, lately all...

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