Dresses and Fashion


It’s A Jaime Thing: Spellbound Weddings Inspired By The Indian Culture

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Indian weddings have always fascinated me. Vibrant colors, luscious details, the long celebration that often times (from what I hear) lasts for days.... I'm in awe! While I wish I knew more about the traditions that go along with an Indian wedding, I can say that every time I see pictures from one of these gorgeous celebrations, I wonder - who couldn't get inspired by the beauty of it all? I'm mesmerized by all of the bright, bold and colorful decor and...

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First Look: Must-Have Bridal Jewelry from Watters

by Azure

During Chicago's Bridal Market a few months back, I had the pleasure of watching a Watters runway show. The dresses, both bridal and bridesmaids, were absolutely stunning. But the show was stolen by the necklaces worn by the models. I have been chomping at the bit since Market for Watters to officially launch this amazing new jewelry line, and it's finally here! These made to order pieces are beyond beautiful, the perfect accessory for your big day. To find an upcoming Watters...

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Betty White Flips Ryan Reynolds The Bird on Set of The Proposal

by Azure

Did you go out and see The Proposal this weekend? If not, check out this hysterical promo for the production! Wait 'til you've left the office though, as it's NSFW! Once you've laughed until it hurts, get those creative juices flowing and dream up yourperfect platinum proposal, and you could win a set of hand-engraved platinum wedding bands from Kirk Kara, worth $4,500. Enjoy this hilarious clip!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Orange, Peach, and Teal Edgy, Rock ‘n Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Lori and Phillip are most definitely a couple with rock star credentials - check out how much they rocked these portraits. And I can't believe I've never seen a couple posing in a bath before, there is just something about that that I can't get enough of! Everything from the boys 50's style tuxes and the shots on the motorbike to the gorgeous flowers and the amazing peacock cake absolutely screams rock and rooooll! And don't forget to check out the new...

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Savvy Steals Winner- A Vintage Chic Cake Stand Made For This Bride!

by Azure

Congrats, sdbtrflygrl! Your comments this week earned you the beautiful antique white, 16’’ Victorian Frill handmade cake stand from Handmade Cake Stand. This will be a perfect accent at your vintage chic-themed wedding! We know your cake will steal the show atop this stunning cake stand! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoopers... Grab your best girls and head to The Proposal (starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds) this weekend, all the while thinking about how you would...

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Ever After Wedding Market:Sunny Day Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Every couple wishes for good weather on their wedding day, but you can obtain instant assurance by choosing items from our sun inspired selection! Start with a cheerful wedding invitation like the Elegant Floral Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design. Pairing canary yellow with black and white, this invitation suite includes matching lined polka dot envelopes. The Love Bug Letterpress Wedding Invitations from Invited Ink are equally charming with...

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Bride Chic: Elegant Asymmetrical Wedding Dresses

by Azure

About Bride Chic The picture above inspired this post. Truly unique, simply stunning . . . . There's something exotic about asymmetrical necklines and we've been seeing a few of them gracing the runways in the past couple years. The beauty of going asymmetrical is, you can ruffle, ruche, dapple with florals, or simply leave the shoulder bare and whatever treatment you choose, it always comes off elegant . . . . If you're a tall, heavier or large boned bride, an asymmetrical...

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Reese Witherspoon Finds “The Dress” For Upcoming Nuptials To Jake Gyllenhaal

by Azure

Unfortunately, we don't know much more than that! According to this week's In Touch Weekly, Reese has decided on the dress she'll walk down the aisle in. We don't know the style, we don't know the designer, but... We do know that Reese will don a gorgeous gown in a non-traditional color, similar to the fabulous frock Gwen Stefani wore (designed by John Galliano for Dior) when she wed Gavin Rossdale in '02. And to up the cute factor at the wedding, Reese's adorable daughter, Ava,...

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Gorgeous Vintage-Inspired One Shoulder Wedding Dress for $98?

by Azure

The Bespoke Bride is right. You should love how you feel in your wedding dress, and adore how you look in the photos that captured the big day. But... If you can find a beautiful wedding dress, perfectly suited for you on the cheap, that's as good as it gets, right? While trolling the fashion and wedding style websites today, I came across these two gowns, and could not believe my eyes when I saw the prices! The first dress, ultra chic and glamorous, with a long sheer train and...

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The Bespoke Bride: Budget Wisely, But Splurge For Your Dream Wedding Dress!

by Azure

About The Bespoke Bride As a bride-to-be one of the most frequently asked questions seems to be, “So? Do you have your dress?”. I get this. It makes sense. The Dress plays a big role in a wedding. I know it’s the first thing I’m looking at when the bride is walking down the aisle . It’s probably the most significant single piece of clothing you’ll purchase. For many, it’s also the most expensive single piece of...

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POP a Platinum Proposal, Win Kirk Kara Platinum Wedding Bands

by Azure

Remember way back in 2000 when Monica proposed to Chandler on “Friends”? Women proposing used to seem edgy. Today though, it’s a bona fide trend! Celebrities like Jennifer Hudson are leading the charge, and with movies like the Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds production, The Proposal, opening this Friday, it’s becoming more and more popular. OneWed is awarding one lucky reader the ultimate prize to get in on the trend of proposing to her man- a pair of hand engraved Platinum...

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Lufthansa Does Weddings??

by Azure

Who knew! Lufthansa just celebrated a big anniversary. 50 years of service to India. In honor of this, the airline tapped the "Vera Wang of South Asia", Manish Malhotra, to design three wedding dresses exclusively for Lufthansa. This is all part of a larger promotion (for details, click here), but... I thought these designs were just stunning and had to share! Nearlyweds were asked to select their favorite Manish Malhotra/Lufthansa design as part of the contest. So, I'm...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Sweet Home Chicago Weddings…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Planned All The Way Down To The Last Detail! They say, "If you've got it, flaunt it" - and Chicago's definitely got it! If you and your love are planning a Chicago wedding, consider flaunting this gorgeous city of ours at your wedding, all the way down to the very last detail. Adding a lil' Chicago into your wedding has never felt so good! Below are a few ideas on how to celebrate your love of the "Windy City" by incorporating it into your big...

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Plus Size Female Form- Because Every Girl Deserves Her Dream Wedding Dress

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Debbie Welcher of Chatfields Boutique As full figure brides are aware, many bridal boutiques do not carry sample sizes to try on in their size. The bridal industry, as with most designers, is influenced by smaller-sized brides. It’s all a bit confusing in a nation where the typical woman is a size 14, as very few designers feature plus size models to exhibit their bridal gowns. Often, a designer will offer their stunning designs up to size 26, but don't...

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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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