Mark Wahlberg Married Longtime Girlfriend, Model Rhea Durham, On Saturday!

by Azure

We all know how unconventional Hollywood couples tend to be... And the nuptials between actor Mark Wahlberg and longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham this Saturday were no different! For this beautiful couple, the babies in the baby carriage came long before the marriage! They have three children together, the eldest 5 years old, and the youngest 10-months old, but that didn't stop them from tying the knot! The two said "I do" at a Catholic church in Beverly Hills on August 1st, and kept...

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The Bachelorette and Wedding Etiquette

by Azure

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people were very excited that the Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Chicagoan Ed Swiderski got engaged. Given that Jillian is Canadian, my big question is “Will she have a wedding social?” Before I go on, let me be clear. Unless you already know what a wedding social is, and live in a community where they are expected, you are NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS! Apparently in some parts of Canada, family members of the bride and groom throw a huge fundraiser,...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Made To Order Watters Necklace!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weeekly Giveaway Did you guys miss the announcement of our lucky Savvy Steals winner on Friday? Well… so did we! I was in Napa this weekend (more about this amazing, beyond-beautiful place later in the week!), and the wine tasting must have gotten the best of me! So, a couple days late, but hey, someone is still walking away with the stunning made to order Watters necklace of their choice, right? And, the lucky ducky winner is.......

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Join Us Aug 5 for WeddingPreParty.com Twitter Launch Party!

by Azure

Mark your calendars Savvy Scoopers! To celebrate the marriage of Wedding Planning & Social Networking, we're hosting a Twitter Launch Party (just follow #preparty) for our FABULOUS, first of its kind site WeddingPreParty.com! That's right! Aug 5 from 9 to 10pm EST live on Twitter. We'll have AMAZING prizes to give away, an unbelievable panel of wedding experts to answer your questions, and even a wedding you can crash to see Wedding Pre-Party in action. How to Win: Choose any and all...

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Bride Chic: A Head of the Times

by Azure

About Bride Chic Never have brides had so much leeway when it comes to headwear. 2010 marks a time when choosing you put on top of your head will add pizazz to your overall look. Thanks to those designers getting creative with netting, florals and plumes, the bride has so, so many options.

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Real Wedding Challenges: Creating a Meaningful Ceremony from Scratch

by Azure

We have two great loves here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and finding inspiration to help you make your wedding special. Our monthly feature “Real Wedding Challenges” combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge (or two, or three) in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Pre Save the Date, Save the Date Card?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven gets an email that raises some questions about her own family, and how you can regain control of communicating your own wedding news. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Case In Point: Don’t Play With Fire At Your Wedding!

by Azure

Wedding Truth: Playing Disco Inferno at your wedding reception is ok. Going up in flames on your big day... Not so much. Wedding Tip: Let someone else handle the fire at your wedding.

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Proposal Video: World’s Longest Whisper Chain

by Azure

Remember that game you used to play in summer camp, sometimes it was called "Telephone" sometimes "Operator." Basically, you sit in a circle and one person whispers something to the person next to her, who whispers it to the next person, and so on, around the circle. When you get to the end, the message sounds completely different. I think it was supposed to teach a lesson about gossip and how you say one thing, but it gets changed as time goes on. ANYWAY, luckily, that didn't happen...

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Featured Wedding: Touches of Something Blue

by Azure

Special Feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios I have been lucky with all my couples... they are all really nice and very fun to work with, but I can honestly say this Wedding was the most fun! The church was gorgeous, and the reception, filled with dancing was so much fun. This laid back couple clearly loves each other, and I loved working with them.

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Gorgeous Vibrant Jewelry Perfect For Your Honeymoon… And For A Steal!

by Azure

During my daily Gilt.com scoping, I'm always on the lookout for fabulous finds for our Savvy Scoop readers! The stunning jewelry above from Lee Angel is perfect for your honeymoon- I absolutely love the colors... very tropical, fun and flirty! The Ombre Bib necklace (in yellow, coral, purple and green) would look great with a simple black or white sun dress, and is a steal at $250 (originally $500). The multi stone ring ($45) embellished with turquoise, citrine color glass and...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Bakeware

by Azure

This week’s helpful information from Amazon’s Wedding Registry Guide is about bakeware. Though you're probably not making your own wedding cake, we bet you'll want to bake some sweets into your married life. So, what's the difference between aluminum, stainless steel, and other options? Which one works for you? Do you prefer a complete bakeware set or mixed and matched pieces? Our tips on choosing bakeware will get you ready to bake your cake and eat it too. Materials With a...

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Top Tips: Six Top Tips for Buying Your Wedding Bands

by Azure

Your wedding bands may be one of the most expensive things you need to buy for your wedding. But, few of us have much experience shopping for high-end jewelry. Our friends over at Platinum Guild International were kind enough to give us their top tips for buying your wedding rings.

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Introducing Vera Wang Wedding Stationary

by Azure

We love Vera Wang, so we’re super psyched about Vera Wang on Weddings, her new collection of personalized wedding stationary. This collection features more than thirty new wedding stationery suites inspired by the exquisite design details and combination of taste and modernity you’d expect from Vera Wang. The stationary is available in stores, but for everything Vera, visit Vera Wang Weddings. So, which one is your favorite?

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The Man Registry: Operation Dinner Out

by Azure

About the Man Registry This week’s post from The Man Registry comes from a member of our panel of groom experts: Groom planning & style expert Simon Daykin. The topic: Operation Dinner Out. You can learn more about Simon and his wedding planning services at Gutsy Groom. Operation: Dinner Out is a code word from the film “Spy Games” to get Brad Pitt out of a bad situation. So why can't you, as a groom use it to not only get you out of a bad situation with your bride BUT (and...

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OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party Creating Quite A Buzz On NBC Chicago!

by Azure

Less than 24 hours after announcing the launch of our Wedding Pre-Party, the very first Wedding Social Network, NBC Chicago is already abuzz! Entitled "Marriage Material- Dot-com your way to a hook-up", the writer Kim Peiffer totally gets it! This article is amazing, and we couldn't be more psyched about the fabulous things they had to say about OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party! Looks like we are getting the party started even earlier than expected! And speaking of creating a buzz,...

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Wedding Humor for the DIY Bride

by Azure

I don't know readers, do I need to say anything? OK, just in case you're looking at this and thinking "Holy Crap! (pun intended) I forgot to order decorations for my port-a-potty!" Don't worry, it's generally not needed. If you're getting married at a park, or Lollapalooza, or some other event requiring a port-a-potty, just let it go.

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Buy The Dress, Get The Rest!

by Azure

A novel concept for a brick and morter store! I went into 2 Sisters Boutique in Chicago last Thursday, looking (last-minute) for a cute dress to wear out to a dinner date I had that night. 2 Sisters has a very edited selection of boutique-quality jeans, tops, dresses, jewelry and shoes... all for under $100! The last dress I tried on was adorable, so I was sold! Since I was in such a rush, I began looking for jewelry to complete the look. Imagine my surprise when the owner...

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Wishpot: Your Post-Wedding Wardrobe

by Azure

The amount of thought that goes into every detail of a wedding is so great that it can be easy to forget about the post-wedding wardrobe. Here are examples of a few essential pieces for any newlywed. The first item comes from Wishpot Wedding Expert, beyondsmitten. It is the Hanky Panky Rosalyn Thong and according to our wedding expert, it is “perfect for the bride.” The next key piece is this adorable Kimono Style Robe by etsy designer, plumprettysugar. My favorite aspect of...

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It’s a Jamie Thing: Color Yourself Happy, with Little Bits of Yellow

by Azure

About It's a Jamie Thing Although Fall is trying to approach, I refuse to let it get here too soon. I think we should keep the relaxing, mellow yellows of summer to brighten our days and inspire our events...all throughout the year! Add a little sunshine and happiness to your day with yellow accents, big or small. Pair it with pink, orange or any other color in the rainbow and let it glow...

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Featured Wedding: Wedding 101, Back to School

by Azure

Special Feature by Deonna Caruso of Deonna Caruso Photography with special assistance from Laura Meyer Photography Chris and Patricia held their wedding at Chris' childhood school, the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, IL. The school theme led to a great pre-wedding session, and the tent led to a dramatic outdoor reception location for these two actors. We loved working together to capture this unique and creative event.

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OneWed’s Super New Wedding Pre-Party Marries Wedding Planning And Social Networking!

by Azure

At long last, we have launched the coolest technology ever for brides, grooms, the wedding party, and guests. Our brand new, first-of-its-kind, Wedding Social Network, Wedding Pre-Party, is about to rock your world, ladies and gentleman! To create OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party, we had to play cupid… Social Networking and Wedding Planning were both shot by cupid’s arrow, became instantly smitten with one another, and walked down the aisle, ‘til death do they part. With our...

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Platinum Proposal Stories, Part I, Hobbies

by Azure

A few weeks ago we finished up an amazing contest. Working with PGI, we gave away platinum wedding bands. To be entered in this contest, women had to tell us their stories of how THEY would (or did, or might) propose if they had been the ones to ask the question. We received HUNDREDS of entries. The winner was chosen randomly, but we received so many amazing entries we just had to find a way to share some of them with you. Check our advice section every week for a new article...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Dressing up Small Gifts

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’re getting married, chances are at least some of your friends are, too. If you've been invited to a lot of bridal showers and engagement parties, expenses can start to add up, just when you’re trying to save money for your own wedding. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, but you want to let your friends know you put a lot of thought into the gift, dress up your small gift with special gift-wrap. It can make even the smallest gift...

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