Dresses and Fashion


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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Always a Blogsmaid: Spice Up Outdoor Wedding with Parasols for Your Bridesmaids

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid I've been wild about parasols for some time. They are a bridesmaids' (and a bride's) best friend. Not only are they flirty, potentially colorful and fun, but at an outdoor ceremony they serve as both decor and bridal party flowers... and (sometimes) cheaper, too! I went nuts for these personalized parasols at Tange Designs. Parasol bargains abound at Pearl River Market, where you can go solid or patterned, paper or silk. And the look is lovely, especially...

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Love This Ivory Satin Clutch for your Wedding Day!

by Azure

Gilt.com is one of my guiltiest pleasures, and while getting my daily fix, I ran across this beautiful clutch from Lorelei. What a perfect accessory for your big day! Made in Italy from ivory silk satin, the large bow detail is just so classic. Originally $250, if you hurry (Gilt's items sell like hot cakes!) you can pick up this fabulous bag for only $118.

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Gown: Timeless and Elegant

by Azure

Special Feature from Debbie Welcher ofChatfields Bridal Boutique Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s Hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 50’s inspired glamour and elegance. The timeless beauty of these fashions is still relevant and popular almost 60 years later. Classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly or Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s fashion is timeless. The internet is abuzz with search...

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Dudeido’s Top Wedding Planning Lessons for Dudes

by Azure

One of our fellow Tweeters, Patrick Gavin, let us know about the fun, insightful and humorous list of wedding planning lessons (from a decidedly male perspective) that he's started Twittering. In honor of hump day, we've chosen a few of our favorites... But for the full list (chock full of hilarity, sarcasm and honesty) follow #dudeido on Twitter! Lesson #4 of Dude's wedding planning: Most often used phrase: "You're just going to have to suck it up and invite them." Yes,...

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The Man Registry: Best Bear (and other funny animal wedding stories)

by Azure

About The Man Registry When I heard the story about the man having his pet bear serve as Best Man in his wedding, I was shocked. The bear, named Brutus, weighs in at just over 800 pounds and fronts a pretty vicious appearance. After watching the video and viewing the astonishing photos, I was left with a few questions: • Which wedding guest would be unlucky enough to be seated next to the beast? • What do you tell the caterer to bring to feed the bear? A bucket of raw fish?...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: For The Stylish Groom…

by Azure

...And His Entourage! About It's A Jaime Thing Today, the groom is just as modern as the bride and becoming more involved with the planning process, especially now that so many couples are paying for their weddings themselves. Therefore, we can't forget the groom when it comes to style, or the groomsmen either, for that matter! Check out these super hot ties for the groom and his entourage by Etsy seller Toybreaker! Who says men can't wear pink? Puh-lease! These ties are...

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Distinctively beautiful wedding rings

by Azure

Looking for a little more than a plain gold band? I love these handmade rings from Down to the Wire Designs. They're beautiful and distinctive without straying too far from traditional wedding ring territory. You can choose from his line, or work with designer and metalsmith Chuck Domitrovich to create a unique set of wedding bands all your own.

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Mother’s Day Present Idea for a Mother-of-the-Bride

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Last week we saw some fabulous shoes from Mary Norton, but I also really loved the purses in her bridal collection. I know we’ve seen some other posts on purses, but personally, I don’t see the need for the bride to carry a purse. Your groom has a pocket for your lipstick, and anything else you need can be tucked away in a little bag under your table. BUT, with Mother’s Day less than a week away, these gold purses really struck me as a great present...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Purple Passion

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Purple has long been associated with wealth and nobility. Use this color to bring sophistication and elegance to your wedding. Choose vibrant fuchsia for a modern twist on this color theme. Packaged with real rose petals, the plum and matte silver Vintage Glamour Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design will surprise and impress your guests. Or choose the natural elegance of the Hydrangea Pressed Flower Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden...

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Bride Chic: The Hair Bride- Wedding Day Hairstyle Ideas

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns put it succinctly when making this observation: "When it comes to topping it off there are two types of brides: 'hair' brides and 'veil' brides." In the case of the veil bride, she may figure wearing this traditional accessory will be a once-in-a-life time deal; others claim they don't really feel like a bride till the veil goes on. A hair bride is another story. Her crown of glory is her way of pulling the whole look together...

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Jewish Wedding Idea: Design Your Own Chuppah

by Azure

The chuppah, or wedding canopy, is a central part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. But, for years, it was basically treated like a fixed piece of furniture. You used the synagogue’s chuppah, end of story. Many Jewish couples today though want to make the canopy, which after all symbolizes their future home, more personal. One idea is to have your chuppah designed, by an artist like Corinne Soikin Strauss of the Artist’s Wedding Studio. She designs personalized chuppahs painted in vivid...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Long Distance Maid of Honor

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid The Question: I'm living abroad and my wedding will be in Seattle. My closest friend from growing up lives in Atlanta, but I have several other close friends who live in the Seattle area that I wanted in my wedding party as well. Knowing that I'm going to need help, should I ask one of those girls to be my MOH (Maid of Honor), even though I'm much closer with my friend in Atlanta? I don't want them to be angry with me for having someone else and then them...

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