Wedding Wrap-Up: Week of March 30, 2009

by Azure

Welcome, Weekend Wedding Warriors! Are you worried you missed something in this week’s scoop? Here’s your weekly round-up. On Monday: • Dr. Taffy Wagner shared some important information on your financial wedded bliss. • We looked at a great treat to help your groom look his best. • Wedding Paper Divas shared 2009 invitation trends. • Bubbly Bride gave some ideas for late night wedding snacks. • As always, Rock and Roll Bride shared some fantastic photos. On...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway: We have a winner!

by Azure

Announcing the winner of 50 Hello!Lucky digital invitations- mrslaytay! Congrats, mrslaytay-to-be, you are one Lucky gal! So jump on Hello!Lucky and start picking out the invites of your dreams! And if you didn't win this week but love the Hello!Lucky design aesthetic, head on over to your free wedding website and chose the "Cherry Blossom" theme. This is our first wedding website theme provided by Hello!Lucky, but don't you fret, there will be many more to chose from very...

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2009 Wedding Dress Trends: Floral Details

by Azure

I've been wanting to post about 2009 wedding dress trends for some time now, but there are so many fabulous looks this season that I didn't know where to start! I decided to bite the bullet today and share with you some of my favorite dresses with eye-catching floral embellishments. This feminine and sophisticated trend took the Spring '09 catwalks by storm, as some designers added subtle, delicate rosettes to inconspicuous places, while others went bold with massive corsages at the...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Garden Party Inspiration Board

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Enjoy the budding plants and blooming flowers of spring with this garden theme suggested by Daisyblu. The beauty of nature is apparent in these wedding invitations and accessories. For your bridal shower, serve tea and sweet treats at a botanical garden. At the wedding, decorate your venue with brightly colored paper lanterns and spring flowers. Give small potted plants as favors or use packets of seeds as seating cards. Try decorating your cake with...

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Bride Chic: NEW DIRECTIONS IN HEAD CHIC

by Azure

About Bride Chic Here are some of the finest designers of head wear in the world and they're taking us down a new and exciting path to 2010 and beyond. Since bridal fashion is moving toward breaking tradition these days, alternatives to the veil are found everywhere. While veils are still in vogue and ever traditional, the new head options are definately worth checking out. Some brides bypassing the veil are going for wide brimmed hats, fresh flowers or jewels in their hair. The...

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Tips for Buying or Selling a Pre-Owned Wedding Dress

by Azure

Special Feature from Josie Daga, of PreOwned Wedding Dresses.com Tips for Buyers: • Research the gown’s retail price online and in bridal boutiques. Knowing the market value will help you in your negotiations. • Whenever possible, try on the gown at a local store so you can see how it fits your figure. • Ask detailed questions: when and where the gown was purchased, the fabric, detailing, alterations, flaws, cleaning, and storage. If the gown is over two years old, ask...

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Wedding Accessories and Veils, Just as Nice the Second time

by Azure

I wanted to wait until after April Fool’s day to post this, because it’s almost too good to be true. Preownedweddingdresses.com now has a section for pre-owned veils and other accessories, including some stand out jewelry you might be interested in long after the wedding day. Even if you already have the perfect dress and accessories, make sure to bookmark this page. When your wedding day is over, you might want to give your dress or veil a second life. Will you be selling...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should do a Day-After Session

by Azure

Special Feature by Chris and Adrienne Scott of Chris & Adrienne Scott, Photographers Here's a quick list of reasons why, after your big day's over, there should still be one last thing to check off of your photography to-do list… 1. Location, Location, Location So, Aunt Mildred's backyard (while perfect for your intimate gathering of friends and family for your ceremony) didn't quite cut it for the full-on fashion shoot you had in mind, huh? A day-after session is your perfect...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Cherree Berry Papers

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid Last night was the New York Weddings Showcase, which for NYC brides is sort of THE event to go to. I was so excited to get to finally meet Cheree of Cheree Berry Papers. Based in St. Louis, I've been corresponding with her off and on for my clients, but never actually got to meet her or really see her invitations in person. I was beyond impressed. Cheree has existing suites in a variety of styles, but she also works to create gorgeous custom sets for...

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Groom Drops Engagement Ring off Brooklyn Bridge…by Accident

by Azure

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Makeup + Fashion = Every Woman’s Dream!

by Azure

Kali Merrow, of kali make up in NYC, is an amazingly talented makeup artist who picked up a paintbrush at the age of three. She quickly became a skilled and accomplished painter, and after working in Hong Kong in product design, relocated to New York City to pursue her passion of painting. Not long after, Kali made the effortless transition from the canvas to the face. Today, Kali is an amazing makeup artist, drawing her inspiration from fine art, nature, the hustle and bustle of...

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Sitting pretty at your reception

by Azure

Your wedding reception will be a feast for the eyes, and of course a feast for the stomach... But your guests need to sit comfortably too! The Chameleon Chair Collection offers beauty and comfort. The chairs are stackable so they can be easily loaded in and out, and the clever design allows for you to easily customize them with a variety of fabrics. Not a bad way to make sure you feel elegant all over!

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Calling all New York Nearlyweds!

by Azure

If you are in the NYC area tomorrow (April 2nd), don’t miss the opening of Modern Trousseau’s New York showroom! During this 5-day event, Modern Trousseau will unveil the 2009 Spring Collection, so boogie on down to 7th Ave. and be one of the first to feast your eyes on these gorgeous gowns!

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Keep the Comments Comin’!  2 More Days to get Lucky!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Bride.... have you gotten the hang of our Savvy Steals giveaway yet? Don't lose out on your chance to win one of our favorite "OneWed Loves It!" award winning items! Entry is free and simple: register with OneWed.com, comment with your OneWed user name on as many blog postings as you wish this week. Each time you post an informative tip or comment, you are automatically entered into the giveaway contest. The more tips or advice you offer, the greater your chances of...

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The Man Registry: Popping the question (before you pop the question)

by Azure

About The Man Registry Grooms, if you’re planning on taking the traditional steps for your engagement and wedding planning – one thing you can’t leave off of the “to-do” list is asking her father for permission. As with any tradition, modern times have sort of diminished the importance of this act, but don’t underestimate how important this is to the parents of the bride. Put yourself in her father’s shoes. His little girl is getting married and he has to give her...

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The Real Reason You Get Married

by Azure

I know that you’re getting married because you really, truly love each other. I know your wedding is about commitment and family. But you know what, you can have all that by going down to City Hall. So, let’s be honest, we all know why you’re planning this wedding: THE GIFTS! If you want to get the loot you deserve, follow these simple tips: 1) Tell people where you’re registered. I know, “etiquette” says this is a no-no, but really how else are people supposed to know...

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Featured Wedding: Heidi and Doug

by Azure

Special Feature by Kelly Dobson of Kelly Dobson Photography These images are from one of my favorite weddings from the 2008 season. Heidi and Doug's wedding and reception took place at Lovette Hall, located on the grounds of Greenfield Village. Heidi and Doug had great energy and enthusiasm, which made them a joy to photograph. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village are just fantastic places to create unique wedding imagery, indoors and outdoors! I was like a kid in...

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Show everyone your groom is a true prince

by Azure

I've seen releases of doves and butterflies at a few outdoor weddings. They're beautiful, but I think this new tradition from the Pacific Northwest beats them both for symbolism. The wedding takes place in a quiet cove near a pond, lake or river. Once the happy bride and groom are reunited they release a bevy of frogs (native species only, please) toward the water. The frogs hopping toward home symbolize the bride and groom leaping into their new lives together... Not to...

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Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2009!

by Azure

To help all you fashionistas out there ring in the Spring, here’s a bit of info on the top 10 colors for the season, compliments of Pantone's Fashion Color Report! - Bright colors are back (yay!) as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections - Palace Blue dominated the runways, taking on a classic, navy-like tone. A perfect pairing with just about any of the other colors in the Pantone report - Shades like Salmon Rose look great with a bronzed bod, and are...

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Hostess with the Mostess: More fabulous event design inspiration from The Special Event

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Two weeks ago for my Savvy Scoop guest post, I featured amazing photos from the Wedding Lunch to get your “black & white wedding” juices flowin’! After this stimulating and inspirational lunch, we walked through The Special Event’s Exhibit Gallery. The first room we walked through in the Exhibit Gallery featured a contemporary silver & white design (perfect for wedding inspiration!), and judging from the oohs and aahs echoing throughout the...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: DIY Toasting Flutes… Made Simple!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Inspired by these photos taken by photographer Erin Hession, found via Brenda's Wedding Blog, I decided to create my own happy little version of toasting flutes for my sister's recent bridal shower... Below are the flutes I created, complete with colorful swirly wrapped stems. All it took were some sparkly rhinestone sticker appliques, Swarovski crystal beads and turquoise blue wire. They turned out to be fun and perfectly stylish in her wedding colors! ...

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Give your bridesmaids something to clutch

by Azure

Your bridesmaids will clutch their hands to their hearts when they see these gorgeous little purses from Beegee bags. These clutches are perfect for holding just a few things for the busy bridesmaid... With room for some touch-up lip gloss for you. Beegee is a deliberately small company, which means that each bag is sewn in-house for personal attention to detail. They have a ton of beautiful styles and fabrics available, but if you have a special pattern in mind, never fear!...

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For the Groom: Get Cuffed

by Azure

Sometimes as a groom you can feel like a human accessory - or a backdrop for your beautiful bride. It can be a hard world for a guy who wants to add a little personality without going with the wacky ruffled shirt. That's why you should become a connoisseur of cuff links. They're a sly way of letting the real you show even while you're the picture of perfect traditional tuxedoed manhood. Etsy.com is a great place to start. You'll find custom gifts for your groomsmen, or plenty of...

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Diva Dialogue: Wedding Trends for the 2009

by Azure

About Diva Dialogue at Wedding Paper Divas It’s official—the 2009 wedding season is here and we can’t help but feel the excitement in the air as couples head to Wedding Paper Divas to select their save the date cards, engagement party invitations and wedding invitations. As couples select their wedding stationery designs, we especially love watching the new styles, trends and inspiration of the season unveil. After all of our research into what’s hot for 2009, we’ve come...

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