Dresses and Fashion


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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Ask the Wedding Maven: When Bachelorette Parties Go Awry

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who feels like she might get taken for a ride. If you've got a question about wedding traditions or etiquette, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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A Diamond Is Expensive Contest: The Verdict Is In…

by Azure

Congratulations, Lauren M.! We absolutely loved your “A Diamond Is Expensive” idea, and you are the lucky winner of a gorgeous ring from Turtle Love Committee. So tell your fiancé that he can skip the coupon clipping the next couple of Tuesdays! Because of all the fabulous submissions we received, we’d like to share a few of our favorite sassy and savvy submissions, and recognize the brains behind the creativity... Because size does matter… -Brooke K. of Medina,...

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Free Bridal Flip Flops, Anyone?

by Azure

Did you get your free pair of J*Flops bridal flip flops yesterday? Savvy Scooper Courtney F. did! Maybe you missed my post on these fabulously fun bridal flops. Or saw the post, but weren't really paying attention... or didn't make it to the end? If so, you missed your chance to win a pair of customized bridal flops on the house! For the rest of our readers, how does 20% off your entire J*Flops order sound? Use coupon code JFlopsSavvy at checkout after you've picked the...

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The Man Registry Joins The Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Azure

About The Man Registry Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a terrible disease that has surely affected the lives of many that are reading this. As the 2009 wedding season hits full speed, The Man Registry is proud to announce that we’ll be donating a percentage from each of our wedding registry and groomsmen gift sales to The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation. The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation was founded in 2008 and has already generated...

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“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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