Diamonds are a drink’s best friend

by Azure

What's cooler than cool? Ice cold. Add some extra sparkle to your reception or engagement party with Cool Jewels from Fred. These diamond-shaped ice cube trays are an easy and inexpensive way to play up your party's theme - not to mention a fun surprise when your guests order something "on the rocks".

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Introducing It’s A Jaime Thing- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Hi Everyone! My name is Jaime, I'm a wedding blogging, high-heel wearing, dark chocolate loving, red wine drinking Chicago girl who loves to plan, create, try to inspire & make people smile! I write the wedding blog at http://www.itsajaimething.com.

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Who Shined the Brightest at the 2009 Academy Awards?

by Azure

Last night, the stars on the red carpet took the 2009 Little Gold Dress trend to new heights! Stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Fey, Evan Rachel Wood and Jennifer Aniston dazzled in gilded gowns.

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Bubbly Bride: Ice (Sculptures that is) Takes the Cake

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you are looking for ways to WOW your guests, ice sculptures are a unique way to bring in creativity to your day! Whether it is as simple as an ice vase centerpiece or as complex as an ice bar for your drinks, your guests will appreciate the skills of the artists I found at Ice Sculpture Designs. Have bowls and trays carved to serve your shrimp and hors d'oeuvres during your cocktail hour, It will keep them fresh and looking tasty! If you order an ice bar,...

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Wedding Dresses Straight from the Red Carpet

by Azure

For some of us, watching the Academy Awards is a love-hate experience. No matter how many lame jokes, cheesy musical numbers, and baffling award choices we stay glued to our seats. Sometimes we’re waiting for those can’t miss moments like Jack Palance doing one-handed push ups, or the Adrien Brody/Halle Berry kiss, but more often then not, we just want to know what people are wearing. To make ourselves feel better about spending 5 hours in front of the TV this weekend, we’re...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Sweet Menagerie of Birds

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Fill your wedding with the cheerful melody of chirping birds! Our merchants offer a wide selection of bird inspired products to embellish your ceremony. From exotic peacocks to delicate hummingbirds, the variety of plumage makes it easy to match your wedding colors. Try adding elegant feathers to favor boxes or have your guests toss bird seed instead of rice. In order from Top Left to Bottom Right: Nansglam Pink Lily Press Elaine Haydon...

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Ever After Wedding Market: True Blue

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market A selection of items to chase away your winter blues! The color blue has a long history of symbolism for weddings. Brides in Ancient Rome wore blue to represent their love, modesty and fidelity. And to this day, many brides follow the Victorian tradition of wearing something blue for good luck. The color blue continues to be a popular choice for weddings and these suggestions from our merchants will certainly inspire you to pick something blue! In...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Color is Free

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid So, today is my first day posting for OneWed and I am just thrilled! I'm hoping to bring you some of the fun advice that I share with readers of my own blog as well as inside tips that's usually reserved for my clients. As always, I love taking reader questions, and to get my "online life" at OneWed started, I'm going to share a question that I get again and again from brides. The Question: I'm on a tight décor budget, what can I do to make the most of my...

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Bubbly Bride: I Thought Black Was For Funerals?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Tradition says you wear black to funerals to mourn–I say wear black in weddings to be classy, fun and fabulous! Over half of the weddings I have been to in the past year have sported black bridesmaids dresses down the aisle. This may seem out of place for someone who holds to the traditional view of black, but it is one of the hottest trends in 2009. The classic “little black dress” complements every figure and can be worn to most any occasion. Black...

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Expert Answers: Your Money Personality Is Showing

by Azure

Special Feature from Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Do you realize that you have a money personality? You do, and it shows. As you prepare to walk down the aisle, it’s important that you and your groom are paying attention to each other’s money personality. Or will you both believe that since you are already discussing the wedding expenses, your money personality does not have to be addressed? Let’s break this...

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There’s No Sweeter Way to Keep the Doctor Away

by Azure

...Unless one or both of you are doctors. Then they're not a bad way to get the doctor to cuddle up! These happily paired chocolate-caramel apples are a fun and tasty treat. Not to mention adorable. The "brides" are dipped in white chocolate, while the grooms are a tasty mix of white and dark. Serve them as engagement party favors, give them to your attendants, or just save them for the apple of your eye.

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The Man Registry: Groom’s Guide to the Bride’s Gift

by Azure

About The Man Registry As the wedding day approaches, it’s probably not a bad idea to start thinking about getting a wedding day gift for your bride-to-be. We know that you’ve already purchased a ton of gifts from the parents to the groomsmen to the out-of-town welcome bags, but we promise you that this one is just as important. If you make the right choice, you can almost guarantee that you won’t end up in the doghouse for at least the first few months of marriage. After that,...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Modern Moroccan Wedding

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess The modern Moroccan theme is sure to be a hit with your guests, and is perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding reception! The eclectic, colorful vibe exudes romance and mystery. This theme is perfect for any bride with a penchant for creative details like metallic gold branches, exotic fabrics, jewel-toned hues, and Casbah lanterns. Use lightweight, gemstone-inspired fabrics such as chiffon or dupioni silk for festive table runners, and fill colored...

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Brides on a Budget: Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Look, no matter how many episodes of Platinum Wedding we watch, it’s time to face it, we’re all on a budget these days. That’s no reason to give up on your dream dress. Check out Sell Your Wedding Dress and Once Wed for amazing deals on wedding dresses and accessories. Don’t forget to tell your bridesmaids about it, too. You may not want to part with your special gown, but even though you know they can totally wear their bridesmaid dress again, they might want to see what they...

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Expert Answers: Enhance Your Photos with a First Look

by Azure

Special Feature from Forever Photography by Kylene What I love about weddings is that they’re constantly evolving. From the big poofy sleeves and massive hair of the 80s, we’ve somehow developed into a sophisticated style where really anything goes. Weddings used to be full of traditional rules that had to be abided, and now it’s up to the couple how they want to portray their new love. One of the most traditional things about a wedding is the bride’s walk down the aisle...

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Free Wedding Websites!

by Azure

Congrats on your engagement! Now the fun begins...Tell your love story from engagement to wedded bliss with our free wedding websites. With over 60 design/color-combos to choose from, courtesy of our friends at Wedding Paper Divas, Luscious Verde and our own custom design vault, you'll be sure to find something that fits your individual couple style and sass. With WPD you can even buy all the matching elements - invitations, save-the-date cards, programs, and more! Enjoy!

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Introducing the Savvy Scoop Wedding Blog!

by Azure

Welcome to Savvy Scoop: OneWed's Bridal Blog! In addition to our fabulous weekly Guest Bloggers: Always a Blogsmaid, The Man Registry, Bubbly Bride, It's A Jaime Thing, Hostess with the Mostess, and DIY Bride, we are thrilled to announce our featured contributors: Once Wed, Diva Dialogue, and Ever After Wedding Market. In addition to these fantastic contributors, we'll also hear from our Expert Wedding Vendors weekly in our Honest Answers from the Experts feature. All the sage...

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Introducing Hostess with the Mostess- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Jennifer Sbranti is an accomplished designer, entrepreneur, and entertaining guru from San Diego, California, where she resides with her husband, Sonny Sbranti, and their 2 yellow labs, Jazz and Max. After graduating from the University of San Diego in 1999, Jennifer pursued a career in graphic design - first working in product development & design for a publishing company, then in print & web design for an advertising agency. In 2002, Jennifer founded her own design firm - Sbranti...

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Introducing DIY Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Khris Cochran is a craft guru, author of The DIYBride: 40 Fun Projects For Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding, and hopeless bon vivant. While widely acclaimed for her abilities to run with scissors and color outside the lines, Khris is best known as the creator of DIYBride.Com, an online hub for the crazy-cool do-it-yourself weddings set. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she teaches crafts and helps couples plan swell weddings. DIY Bride Khris...

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Good Favors and Good Fortune

by Azure

Weddings get everyone thinking about the future... And about food. That's why these fortune cookies make perfect wedding favors. As you can see, these are no ordinary fortune cookies - and you can personalize them to make them truly yours. You choose the flavor, and you choose the gourmet chocolate to dunk them in. Best of all, you can customize the insides too. You can write up to five different fortunes. Make your guests sigh or just freak out Aunt Edna -it's your call. We predict...

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Introducing Bride Chic- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. Other connections to fashion? I've been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and written articles for The Wedding Gazette and Pash. In addition to designing, I'm the editor of Bride...

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Introducing Bubbly Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Caroline has three years of wedding coordinating experience, and recently founded Bubbly Bride, a brand new wedding planning blog offering "wedding inspiration for less stress and more champagne." She is a wedding consultant, twitter addict, optimist, dreamer, and loving wife! Bubbly Bride Caroline Eaton Bubbly Bride Events http://www.bubblybride.com/blog/

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Introducing Always A Blogsmaid- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Xochitl is an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants, one of only 40 in the world. In 2003, Xochitl co-founded Always A Bridesmaid with fellow Brown alumna Mayra Castillo, together they have grown their consultancy into one of New York City’s most sought after wedding planning firms. In addition to being a featured planner on the Style Networks’“Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”, Xochitl has also been named one of New York Magazine’s best...

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Introducing The Man Registry- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

TheManRegistry.com is an online resource for grooms and is the internet leader in wedding advice for men. The centerpiece of the website is a specialized wedding registry featuring wedding gifts tailored toward grooms. Included in the thousands of products you'll find at The Man Registry are barware, electronics, tools, logoed sports items, and groomsmen gifts. The company also recently launched their official blog, GroomsAdvice.com, which gives grooms an outlet to read, share, and...

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