Bride Chic: Spring 2010 Wedding Dress Trend- Nature Inspired

by Azure

About Bride Chic I'm starting a series where we're going to be taking a closer look at some of the most popular trends coming up in 2010. We'll start with nature, the catalyst of a bucolic movement we're seeing in bridal wear, embracing all things living: Flowers, leaves and feathers are showing up on wedding dresses with interesting applications whether printed, embroidered or applied. Photo 1: Retro lines and a major border embroidered in bright tones add pizazz to the white dress...

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The Perfect Honeymoon Spot For Relaxation-Seeking Couples: Turks and Caicos Islands

by Azure

Last Friday, our Honeymoons.com expert Marie O'Mara offered up a great honeymoon idea for our adventurous near lyweds- A Backroads Biking or Hiking adventure through the Italian countryside. This week, she's catering to our engaged couples seeking some serious relaxation for their first trip as Mr. and Mrs.! Let's take a little trip to Seven Stars Resort on Grace Bay, in the gorgeous Turks & Caicos Islands, shall we? Check out the full article in our advice section!

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Beautiful Bridal Bouquets and Floral Centerpieces by Amy Osaba

by Azure

It's not every day that you come across a florist who really knocks your socks off. Well... I'm happy to report that today, my socks are officially knocked off. Amy Osaba was a professional ballet dancer with the Joffery ballet company, and now that she's in the business of floral and event design, it's clear that her artistic, theatrical background is infused throughout her lush, dramatic florals. Even if you are working on a tight budget for your wedding flowers and design (or...

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Engagement Photos Gone Wrong

by Azure

Happy Friday! OK, we like engagement shoots here, after all when else do ordinary people get to pretend to be fashion models? But not all engagement shoots go as well as you might like. Check out these hilarious examples, courtesy of Guidespot.

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Robbin Montero: Cheers! When to Toast and When to Roast!

by Azure

Are you looking for advice on how to give a great wedding speech or toast? This month wedding planning expert, and owner of A Dream Wedding, Robbin Montero offers excellent advice about making toasts and speeches. Make sure to bookmark and forward this article to your Maid of Honor, Best Man, Father of the Bride, and anyone else you think might get the urge to speak at your wedding! What's the best or worst speech you've heard at a wedding?

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Don’t Let Your Wedding Cake Become A Frosted Disaster!

by Azure

The New York Times published an article yesterday, entitled When the Icing on the Cake Spells Disaster. This article was cooked up after speaking with Jen Yates, the brainchild behind the Cake Wrecks blog, which celebrates the "folly of professional confections gone horribly, horribly wrong." Wondering how you can avoid a wedding cake blunder like the ones featured above?? Search for your baker on OneWed, where we've got detailed ratings and reviews from past brides and grooms. You...

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Coming November 1: Chicago Spotlight!

by Azure

We all have our favorite season, our favorite time of year... But there is no denying that Fall in Chicago is one of the best! Albeit shorter than we’d all like, the falling leaves, rich changing colors, and of course, da BEARS… Autumn in Chicago is simply the best. Because of this, throughout the month of November, we'll be spotlighting the work of talented Chicago wedding vendors on the Savvy Scoop blog! So, if you are a Chicago gal who knows a baker who creates the most...

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Ask the Experts: Deciding on Your Buffet Items

by Azure

Ask the Experts is a weekly feature that allows couples to get a variety of opinions on their real-life wedding questions. If you have a question for the panel write us at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: I plan on having 180 guests at my reception. How do I decide on how many items per person if I'm having a buffet? Visit our advice section for an answer to this wedding menu question.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Help! My Bridesmaid is Pregnant!

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven tries to help a bride get a little perspective on what she can and can't control with her bridesmaids. Here's a hint, you can't ask them to delay getting pregnant. If you need wedding advice or have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette or relationships, you can write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. Don't forget, if you have questions about anything from how to decide on a menu to how to get the most out of your...

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Featured Wedding: Chelsea and Jonathon

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Benfield Photography The overall vibe for Jonathan and Chelsea's wedding was love and laughter! The flirty black, white, and fushia color scheme mixed with tons of gorgeous fresh flowers blended perfectly with the upbeat attitude of the bride and groom! Laughter was a common thread throughout the day! There was laughter before during and after the ceremony. Chelsea and Jonathan are such a fun and silly couple! They high-five each other every chance they get! So...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Cameras and Camcorders

by Azure

You do know that after your wedding day there won’t be people following you around with cameras anymore, right? That’s where this week’s Amazon Registry Tip comes in! Digital Cameras & Camcorders A digital camera and camcorder are the best ways to record the major milestones and day-to-day joys of your life together. The images and movies you capture will help you keep in close touch with friends and family and will be a treasure for generations to come. Digital...

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10.14.09: Wednesday’s Winners Wishlist!

by Azure

We want to make sure that all of our Savvy Brides are privy to the steals of the week here at OneWed! So, every Wednesday, we'll be posting our Wednesday's Winner Wishlist to keep you all in the loop! Savvy Steal of the Week: A one-of-a-kind Sandnames poster, photographed on the beaches of Santa Barbara, complete with you and your fiance's name and wedding date! Special Offers on our Steals & Deals page: You can win a free wedding dress from David's Bridal, special discounts from...

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

by Azure

About The Man Registry The wedding day is almost here and you’ve got all of the planning, preparing and sweating out of the way. All that’s left to do is take that walk down the aisle. Not so fast. Have you thought about what your gift to the bride is going to be? We know you’ve spent a ton of money and time already throughout the wedding planning process, but finishing strong with a great gift for your soon-to-be wife is key. We know that money is always a big concern with...

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Are Divorces the New Weddings?

by Azure

As you may have seen on our news’ section, last week’s Project Runway featured the designers reworking the wedding dresses of divorced women. The idea was to create an outfit the woman could wear in her “new life.” I've seen a lot of articles lately about bakeries that specialize in “divorce cakes,” cakes that celebrate divorces, usually with a humorous take on wedding cakes. As a general rule, I don’t have a problem with divorce. I think relationships are difficult and...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Monique Lhuillier

by Azure

While at Chicago's Bridal Market, we were on a very serious mission... Wedding Dress Trend Spotting! We've got quite the running list of trends that are popping up in most designer's Spring 2010 Collections, a couple of which are below.... - Tulle: Tulle is back and better than ever! If you've always dreamed of a fairytale wedding, this may be the trend for you. - Hints of Lace: Lace is so classic and beautiful, and designers are really ramping up their use of this traditional...

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Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks Ties the Knot: Weds in Platinum by Tacori!

by Azure

As reported yesterday in our News section, Mad Men's Christina Hendricks tied the knot on Sunday, marrying actor Geoffrey Arend. The couple had a low-key ceremony at New York City's il Buco restaurant, and made it official with the very best, Platinum Tacori wedding bands. Our good friends at Platinum Guild International sent us a photo of the gorgeous wedding rings... Don't they remind you of the platinum wedding bands we gave away to one lucky couple during our POP a Platinum...

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Featured Bridal Session: Lisa and Spencer

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica Feely of Jessica Feely Photography The session with Lisa and Spencer took place in South Seattle, and then we finished off at Discovery Park. We wanted to do something fun to incorporate some of her wedding colors, so she brought the perfect polka dotted boots and red balloons! After having some fun in the urban areas, we headed up to the Discovery Park to get some sweet romantic shots. The lighting was gorgeous, Lisa and Spencer were gorgeous and the...

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The Proposal Winners!

by Azure

In honor of its release on DVD/Blu-Ray today, the nice people at Walt Disney Home Video gave us five copies of The Proposal to give away. We asked you to tell us your favorite wedding scenes from movies. We got a lot of great answers, and picked five at random. The five winners, and their answers are: Lauren W. So my favorite wedding scenes of all time are from "The Little Mermaid". (1) Is the when Eric is about to marry Vanessa (Ursual in human form). I love the cute little...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway- A Beachside Memory That Will Last Forever

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Even if you aren’t having a destination wedding, chances are you and your fiancé have taken a romantic beach vacation together at some time during your courtship. I’ll bet you have a lot of amazing memories from that trip, memories that will always bring a smile to your face and butterflies to your stomach. For this week’s Savvy Steal, we’ll give one lucky lady another beachside memory that will last forever- a beautiful...

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Get Khloe Kardashian’s Wedding Day Makeup Look!

by Azure

Wondering how makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic achieved Khloe Kardashian's beautiful bridal look? - Smoky, yet subtle, Eyes:NARS Duo in Mediterranee, M.A.C. eyeshadow in Antiqued, and Lancome's beyond-amazing Hypnose mascara - Glowing Skin:NARS blush in Orgasm, and Dior Bronze Matte bronzer - Pretty Pout: Revlon Creme Gloss in Pink Cami - Flowing Waves:Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray and Orlando Pita T3 Boost

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Bubbly Bride: Don’t Keep Quiet on your Wedding Day

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You won't be hearing librarians shhh you today. Finding a venue to hold your wedding event is always a search. Some places are too big, some aren't big enough. Cost is always an issue while location is key to the final choice. With all these factors coming into play, it is most important that you need to have a place you are comfortable with because you will be creating many memories there. Book lovers can now share their archives of hundreds of books with...

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Sandals’ Resorts for an Off-the-Chart Fantastic Honeymoon

by Azure

Hopefully, you've already registered for our amazing Off-the-Chart Wedding Give-away. For the next few weeks we'll spend a little time making sure you have a chance to meet the fabulous partners helping us with this dream contest. This week we want to introduce you to Sandals Resorts! Sandals, the leader in Caribbean destination weddings and honeymoon packages, is offering the winner of our Off-the-Chart give-away a four-day/three-night Luxury Included® stay for two adults to any...

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Last Chance to Take Home a Little Hollywood

by Azure

Just a quick reminder that Monday at noon is the deadline to win a copy of The Proposal starring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock. Disney Home Entertainment releases this fun romantic comedy on DVD and Blu-Ray October 13. If you'd like a copy of your own, just tell us what your favorite wedding scene from a movie is and why. You can comment below, or on the original post, or send us an email at savvyscoop@onewed.com. Get your entries in by noon on Monday. We'll announce the winners...

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Bride Chic: A Day A City Hall- A Look At The New Civil Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic The brief city hall ceremony or ‘champagne wedding’ is every bit as significant as the formal wedding planned months ahead. City hall weddings are ideal for couples who don't want to bother with juggling florists, caterers, bands and wedding planners. No longer considered the spontaneous events they once were, civil ceremonies are going through new approval and popularity. And in the case of the opulant San Francisco City Hall- you get the use of a palace for...

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