Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Audio and Video Equipment

by Azure

Audio and video equipment may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of wedding registries, but a home theater--whether it takes up a corner nook in your living room, the living room itself, or a separate dedicated space--is the place where you and your betrothed can cozy up and enjoy your favorit e TV shows, movies, music, and home videos from whatever sources you choose. You'll want to feature the components prominently in your registry. That’s why this week’s...

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Photoshop

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:How much does a photographer use Photoshop on wedding photos. And now much should I expect my pictures to be ‘Photoshoppped’? Thanks, Kaylie M.” The A: There are three answers to your question. Answer 1: No matter how hard any wedding photographer tries, some images aren't perfect. Stuff happens. "Problem" images – under-exposed, with incorrect white balance, with an odd hue due to light sources or reflections – can...

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A Sports Themed Wedding That’s a Little Corny

by Azure

Well, one thing you can say about this couple, they definitely know how to commit to an idea!

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Jon Stewart Has An Idea For A New Bridal Magazine!

by Azure

Jon Stewart is one funny man... You've gotta love this clip- Stewart's take on the shut down of Modern Bride and Elegant Bride!

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A Unique Spin: Hire a Pro Wedding Photographer for a Romantic Honeymoon Photo Shoot!

by Azure

This is something I hadn't thought of... And I LOVE the idea! Kate and Alex had a small garden wedding at the bride's mom's house, so they wanted their honeymoon to be extra special. Greece and the Greek Islands would be their destination of choice, and since a second ceremony on the beach in Greece was not an option (as neither the bride nor the groom are Greek Orthodox), they decided to get creative! So, the couple brought their wedding garb along on the honeymoon, and once...

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The Man Registry: Tips for a Successful Backyard Wedding

by Azure

About The Man Registry I had the privilege of attending a good friend’s wedding over the weekend in Louisville, KY. The ceremony and reception were both held in the beautiful lakefront backyard of the bride’s parents. I have to say that it was one of the most memorable weddings I’ve attended. And yes, I took notes. Here are a few helpful reminders for making your backyard wedding one to remember. Prepare for weather Have a backup plan for bad weather. A large living room or...

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A Look Back at a Wedding Dress Made for a Princess (literally)

by Azure

Let's take a little time travel trip back to 1981, a great year for big, over-the-top weddings. The biggest of course being Luke and Laura on General Hospital and in real life, Prince Charles and Diana. If you’re going to be in Philadelphia between now and the end of the year, you can actually go see the wedding dress of the 1980s. Diana: A Celebration, a touring exhibit, will be at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia through the end of the year. If Diana’s was...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Chicago Bridal Style & Accessories…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Be Your Own Bride! Bridesmaids today are getting creative and choosing their own styles. So why can't you? After all, you are the bride. Choose a style you love or create your own - if you're happy with it, that's all that matters! Just because something isn't marked "bridal" or doesn't come in a shade of white, ivory or blue, it doesn't mean it can't become the perfect accessory to top your bridal look! You're the bride. Be your own bride. Stop...

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Featured Wedding: Brian and Sara

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Sara & Brian were married Saturday, September 12th at Sugar Loaf Farms! One of the most amazing places around! You could shoot all day there and never exhaust your options! Well this day could not have been better! You had the most astonishing bride and groom, the sweetest & craziest bridal party, the most gorgeous weather, the prettiest details and to top it off the most amazing cheese cake! That’s right instead of...

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Love Hollywood Weddings? Bring One Home

by Azure

In case you missed it last week, in honor of the October 13 DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, the nice people at Walt Disney Studios have given us five copies of the movie to give away. If you’d like to win one, leave a comment here or on the original post, or send an email to savvyscoop@onewed.com with the subject line “Proposal Contest.” Let us know your favorite wedding scene from a movie, and a little note about why you like it so...

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BCBG: Jewel-Toned Evening Dresses for your Bridesmaids!

by Azure

I love BCBG for cute cocktail dresses, chic layering pieces, and of course, stylish clutches and purses. But while shopping this weekend, I thumbed through this season's BCBG Shopping Guide, and saw a midnight blue evening gown that I fell in love with. For bridesmaids in an elegant fall or winter wedding, it was simply perfection. Unfortunately, it must be a brand new piece because its not yet listed on the BCBG website. The photo above is currently featured on the home page, but...

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Platinum Wedding Gown worth $500,000: Sparkles and Shines on the Runway!

by Azure

Did you catch our News article on the gorgeous Platinum wedding dress, decorated with 10 feet of platinum chain, 33 carats of diamonds, 145.84 carats of aquamarine, white keshi pearls and a white south sea pearl pendant suspended from platinum, that hit the runway last week?? If not, don't you worry! Because now we've got some photos to show the $501,640 wedding dress in all its glory! Thanks to Platinum Guild International for sending us these amazing shots!

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Bubbly Bride: Off-Registry Gifts

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When looking at a registry online, it is filled with housewares and bedding, much needed items to start a new home but not necessarily gifts from the heart. If you are a close friend or family member of the couple getting married, and you have spent the last few years celebrating milestones and supporting them through tough times... buying a china set might seem a bit dull in comparison. You wish them the best with everything that comes their way, and a blender...

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Win a Wedding That’s Off the Chart!

by Azure

Happy Monday! Since you’re a savvy bride, you probably already know what chart the title of the post means. That pie chart or bar graph you see on every wedding site that tells you which percentage of your budget should go for which items. Here’s a dirty little secret, those charts leave off a lot! OneWed’s Off The Chart contest gives you and your wedding party all those extras that aren’t on the charts! How many extras? About $15,000 worth! The Off the Chart grand prize...

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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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