Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- And The Winner Is….

by Azure

Alexis M! Congrats, Alexis! We hope these beautiful sterling silver, Amazonite, and Swarovski drop earrings from Lagniappe Couture bring you lots of extra wedding bliss! We received a lot of smart, savvy comments this week, but many of our readers forgot to register first. Bummer! So ladies and gentleman, please register and sign in before commenting on our Savvy Scoop blog posts! And don't forget to enter our amazing Off-the-Chart wedding giveaway!

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Ever After Wedding Market: All About Pearls

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Our merchants work with a wide variety of quality materials, including many different types of pearls. They select the best size, color or shape to achieve the design they have in mind. Here are a few of the types of pearls you may encounter while shopping the selection of jewelry in our market. Natural Pearls are formed by a mollusk (oyster) as defense against an irritant. The mollusk secretes calcium carbonate and conchiolin until the irritant is...

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From Our Honeymoon Expert: Backroads Biking or Hiking for the Adventurous Couple!

by Azure

This week, we move our Destination Weddings and Honeymoons series, to the advice section on our site! Marie O'Mara of Honeymoons.com shares one of her favorite honeymoon plans for the adventurous newlywed couple... There are a few types of honeymoons, those that are filled with beaches, sunsets and relaxation and then there are those full of exploration, sightseeing, education AND let’s not forget the once in a lifetime thrill seeking experiences. For the couples that look for...

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Featured (mock) Wedding: Jeff and Gena

by Azure

An amazing photographer on our OneWed site, Fola Adewole, posted this wedding on my facebook wall yesterday, and I just couldn't help myself... I loved it so much, I had to share it with our Savvy Scoopers right away! This was a mock wedding in Orange County, CA, shot with a beautiful couple who was married recently. Unfortunately, the wedding photos from their real wedding weren't exactly what they were looking for... So how cool that they got to be a part of this! I absolutely...

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Bride Chic: The History of the Tiara

by Azure

About Bride Chic When Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew in 1986, she wore a wreath of flowers on her head as she processed down the aisle of Westminster Abbey. Once she emerged from the registry after signing the marriage certificate, she had changed into a tiara for the recessional. Sarah went to the altar as a young lady and emerged on her husband's arm a married woman. Her statement was simple: According to custom for last two hundred years, the tiara has been the official...

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Diamonds on Sale Are a Girl’s Best Friend!

by Azure

Here’s some great weekend news for those of you shopping for wedding or engagement rings. Zales has added their outlet to their website. They offer 20-70% off retail prices on engagement and wedding rings! Before you shop, don’t forget to read our article on The Six Top Tips for Buying Your Wedding Bands, our various Blog Posts on rings, and of course visit our ring gallery. Get shopping!

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To-Die-For Martina Liana One-Shoulder Wedding Dress!

by Azure

I'm a sucker for one-shoulder wedding dresses... And as we gear up for Chicago and New York Bridal Market (can't wait!!), I've been patiently waiting (not so much...) to see the new Spring 2010 collections from all the amazing wedding dress designers. I just came across this Martina Liana number, and I DIE over this dress! Isn't it absolutely stunning?

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Ask the Experts: The Pros and Cons of a Church Wedding

by Azure

This week we move our Ask the Experts series to the advice section with a question about church weddings. Check back next week when our weekly series will start to feature a variety of answers from our diverse expert panel of OneWed vendors! If you have a question you want answered, submit it to asktheexperts@onewed.com

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Congratulations,  I Now Pronounce You a Stepmother!

by Azure

In this week's column, The Wedding Maven answers a guest-list question from a woman about to become a bride and a stepmother. Don't forget, OneWed now offers two ways for you to get personalized wedding advice! If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of experts at...

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One Dress, Infinite Ways, For Your Beautiful Bridesmaids!

by Azure

You already know how much we love the Dessy Twist Dress for your 'maids! But I came across another fabulous, versatile bridesmaid dress option from Moonlight Bridal, designed by Val Stefani. Even the neckline is versatile, so your girls can get sassy with a one-shoulder look for your wedding, and then wear this frock again and again, as a halter, kimono-style, and more! Even better- there are over 30 colors (for both the bodice, and the cute bubble skirt) to choose from. So if...

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OneWeds Newest Party Tools!

by Azure

By now you probably know all about Wedding Pre-Party and its tools for organizing, planning, and talking about your wedding. But why should you have all the party planning fun? Wedding Pre-Party now includes special features to help your maid of honor,best man, or other interested guest plan fabulous bridal showers, bachelor parties and other pre-wedding events. With our new features you can: • Plan the Party! Where? When? How? Your host can poll the guests (even those they’ve...

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Featured Wedding: Sharpe and Berry

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Brooke Christl of Brooke Christl Photography The Sharpe/Berry Wedding took place on August 1st, 2009 with a brief ceremony on the beach in Ocean Isle, NC with a reception following at the Silver Coast Winery. This wedding was especially great for me because of how easy the couple was to work with and how much they wanted some fun pictures. We were stuck in beach traffic and late for the ceremony and Becky loved the idea of jumping out the limo to get pictures...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Housewares

by Azure

Ahh, nothing says romance like a nice clean house! You don’t think so? Wait until you read this week’s Amazon Registry Tip on Housewares! Housewares Housewares may not equal high romance, but they're certainly sexier than grime, discomfort, and mess. Outfit your home with some basic housewares to keep your newlywed digs looking like new. Floors and More First things first: what are you going to do about those floors? Whether your home has hardwood, carpet, or both, you need a...

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The Man Registry: 5 Wedding Day Fashion Tips for Grooms

by Azure

About The Man Registry Think about it guys, you’re going to be looking at your wedding day photos for the rest of your life (albeit probably not as often as your bride). So, do yourself a favor and put some extra thought into your attire and fashion choices. You’ll be thanking us when you’re seeing those wedding photos for the zillionth time. Make sure that tux fits properly If you’re renting a tux, you run the risk of getting stuck with a tux that doesn’t fit correctly....

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New Marriage Statistics

by Azure

Here’s some great news. You know all those depressing statistics about how 50% of all marriages end in divorce, check this out. 76% of people who marry, only marry once! Only 20% of Americans have been married more than once. So, while 50% of marriages end in divorce, if you’ve never been married before than your odds are much, much better. Let’s put that in celebrity terms, Jennifer Lopez has been married three times. Bill Cosby has been married once. But, if you average them...

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Bridal Party Gift Ideas from Wishpot

by Azure

With all of the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding, a bride hardly has time to get creative with the gifts for her bridal party, so we turned to our resident Wishpot wedding experts for a little inspiration. The first item is a handmade necklace from the wish list of wedding expert, Sweet T, author of Cats, Cheese, and a Wedding, Please; The scarlet and black necklace, beautifully named La Romantique Jardin, can be found on the etsy shop of artist RachelleD and is the necklace...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Couture Cowgirl…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...In D&G Blue Jean Bridal Style! Hey, all you country girls out there - have you seen the latest denim looks of Dolce & Gabbana? It's totally fun inspiration for the cowboy loving bride out there! Take a look... Pick up any of these looks from Dolce & Gabbana or just let the styles inspire you to create your own cowgirl look! Today's modern bride sticks to anything but tradition (okay so she still keeps a few traditions close to her heart) so go ahead...

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Destination Wedding Inspiration: Incorporate Vibrant Colors with your Bridal Accessories!

by Azure

As the frigid Chicago weather quickly approaches, I force myself to think warm. And what better way to think warm thoughts than with a destination wedding inspiration board! I love the freedom a simple white wedding dress affords a destination wedding bride. You can play up your wedding color palette, or simply incorporate vibrant tones, with fun bridal accessories! The world really is your oyster, so go wild! Photo Credits -Isadora wedding dress from Watters WTOO Brides...

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Love Movie Weddings? Grab a Little Bit of Hollywood

by Azure

I’ve never been as much of a celebrity junkie as some people (I’m talking to you Azure), but I’ve always been a huge movie junkie! Old movies, new movies, I even like bad movies (I know the soundtrack to Grease 2 by heart, don’t hold it against me). Now that I write about weddings, I’ve been paying special attention to the wedding scenes in movies. From the rambling, laid-back party of Rachel, Getting Married to the elegant, hilarious groom switch in the classic The...

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Fabulous Kate Spade Give Away

by Azure

Our friends over at Wishpot have a sweet give away going on. It's only running for a week, so get typing! Wishpot and Avelle the New Bag Borrow Steal (think Sex in the City) have teamed up to bring you a great giveaway. Enter to win this fabulous fun red Kate Spade Designer Handbag! Retail value $429 Here’s how to enter: Tell or show Wishpot and Avelle what you want to carry in your Avelle Designer Bag! (Your fave accessories, your pets, your dreams, the kitchen sink and...

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Featured Wedding: Julie Ann and Justin

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jayson of Jayson's Photography Julie Ann and Justin had a beautiful wedding. It was held at the Liberty Hotel in Boston. I had a blast capturing their personalities and love that they share for one another. They are a perfect couple and really know how to work the camera! I loved everything about this wedding, from Julie Ann’s awesome blue shoes to all the amazing details and the wonderful food.

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: A Little Couture “Something Extra” for our Blissful Nearlyweds!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway This week’s Savvy Steal is a pair of gorgeous hand-crafted sterling silver “Seafoam” earrings from Lagniappe Couture Jewelry Atelier. In French, Lagniappe means a little something extra, and one lucky Savvy Scooper will receive just that! These sterling silver drop earrings are adorned with Amazonite and Pacific Opal Swarovski crystals, and are simply stunning! In addition to being beautiful, these earrings are crafted especially...

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Bubbly Bride: Kiddie Korner

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Some couples decide to not invite kids altogether, but for those with big families and a lot of little ones running around, a way to entertain them is a blessing. Parents with kids want to enjoy your vows, dinner and dancing, yet most of the time they are preoccupied with being the sole entertainment for their children. Be the bride and groom who plans ahead and give the gift of a babysitter to your friends and family with children. They will be overly grateful...

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Kenneth Pool Wedding Dresses: To Wear or To Get Inspired!

by Azure

One wedding dress designer who always hits the mark is Kenneth Pool. I really love his use of different fabrics, and the intricate, surprising details on each dress. If you are still on the hunt for your perfect gown, and don't really have a clear picture of what you want, a great starting point is a high-end designer's wedding dress collection. Even if you can't afford to walk down the aisle in a gorgeous Kenneth Pool creation, you can certainly narrow down what you like and don't...

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