Programs, Vows and Marriage Licenses, Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding The wedding day is fast approaching, but many details remain to be scheduled and inserted into your celebration plans. The following three important aspects of your celebration are worthy of considerable thought, planning and scheduling. The License It would be a great party, but without a license, it won’t be a wedding. Contact or visit the country clerk’s office well in advance of your wedding date in order to check the...

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Calling All New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Brides-to-Be!

by Azure

Want to be a star on a major cable t.v. network, and win a 5-star honeymoon doing it? For all of our New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area brides who love the spotlight, don't miss your chance! Email MyWeddingGuest@gmail.comfor details! We want to see your name in lights, ladies!

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Bubbly Bride: Pre-Engagement Planning

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Every couple knows the moment when their relationship takes the turn for forever. You start thinking long-term and what used to be 'mine' is now slowing evolving into 'ours'. The top vendors and venues are booked at least a year in advance, so the question is, what happens if you want a short engagement?Planning a wedding six months out leaves you with little to choose from, and less flexibility on dates. The truth of the situation is no one knows when you...

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Ask The Expert, Any Expert!  Get the Answers to Your Most Puzzling Wedding Questions!

by Azure

Wondering which flowers are most appropriate, available and affordable for a winter wedding? Or how to incorporate your fiance’s love of football into your chic, modern wedding? What about the perfect wedding invitations and save-the-dates that won’t break the bank? Even the savviest of brides sometimes need a little professional help! And that’s why we’ve expanded our Ask the Experts series to include experts across the wedding industry, from florists & videographers, to...

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Making Sure Your Wedding Readings Fit Your Beliefs

by Azure

Happy Monday! I went to a beautiful wedding this weekend, as the “plus one” of a friend from out of town. A difficult issue for many brides and grooms is how to celebrate their own wedding, without ignoring the fact that in most of the country their gay friends cannot get married. Most people do not want to turn their wedding into a political statement, nor should they. I thought his couple handled the issue beautifully by including this as one of their four wedding readings....

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Savvy Steals Winner- TableTopics Games for One Lucky Lady and her Best Gals!

by Azure

This week's Savvy Steals winner is... PDXBride! Congrats, PDXBride! We know you and your ladies are going to have a blast playing these two fab TableTopics games! Now all you need to really kick your bachelorette party into full gear is some wine, champagne, or the kiddy cocktail of your choice... Cheers!

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Ever After Wedding Market: Regal Autumn Trend Spotting for Our Savvy Brides

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market For the fall season, our merchants recommend earthy tones offset with a bright contrasting accent color. Consider combining burgundy with chartreuse or olive green with fuschia. For an outdoor wedding, chase away the chill with glowing candles ensconced in mason jars and surrounded by arrangements of berries and leaves. Continue the celebration of the changing season by incorporating pressed leaves into your invitations and decorative paper goods. A...

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Mass Trash The Dress in The Netherlands on 09.09.2009

by Azure

You've probably heard about all of the wacky wedding stuff that went down on 09.09.2009 (like the nearly 20,000 couples who tied the knot in Beijing, China, the nine couples in Los Angeles who married at the 99cents store, etc). But this one I hadn't heard about, and really loved the concept! In the Northsea in Scheveningen, Netherlands, 99 Dutch brides got in on the American Trash The Dress trend. The photos, shot by photographer Melanie Rijkers, beautifully & artistically...

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Bride Chic: A Castle Wedding

by Azure

About Bride Chic Nothing could make me happier than watching one of my brides get married in a picturesque kingdom by the sea. Kalmar Castle in Sweden is the ultimate Once-Upon-a-Time experience for a romantic wedding. Elin chose the 'Mira' dress from my Dioresque Collection to work with the backdrop of her August 15 wedding to Anton. For me, first thoughts of Sweden conjure up toy-village castles and pastel painted facades like this one above. These images are by the very talented...

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Make A Statement… With Your Something Blue!

by Azure

You've gotta love the Something Blue part of the age old Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue wedding tradition. Use your Something Blue to express your personal style and make a true statement! Especially if you are wearing a simple, chic strapless wedding dress, like this one from Watters & Watters! Photo Credits: - Stunning Turquoise Bib Necklace from Roberta Chiarella ($150)~ #1 on every fashion editor's "must have list" this season! - Gorgeous...

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How to Merge Your Fantasy Wedding with His Fantasy Football League

by Azure

With football season approaching (I’m sorry, should that be capital letters, is it important or something?), a lot of brides are worried that they’re about to lose their grooms to the T.V. and be stuck planning the wedding alone. If that’s your concern, you might want to have your groom check out this hilarious article from the groom-centric site, The Plunge: “20 Rules for Fantasy Football, and Oddly, Wedding Planning.” My favorites: 2. Bone up on the draft, then...

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It’s Here: The New and Revised OneWed’s Guide for the Savvy Bride!

by Azure

We recently revised our fabulous OneWed's Guide for the Savvy Bride. This new edition includes all the same helpful advice, given to you straight up, with a humor chaser. It also includes helpful checklists, and tips that take you all the way from setting up your Wedding Pre-Party to the final moments of packing for your honeymoon! Download your copy today!

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Giving a Toast, When You Don’t Know the Couple

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a Matron of Honor who is at a loss for words. Do you need wedding advice? Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Ask the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Changing Autumn Landscape: Fall Wedding Inspiration!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Stephanie of Starry Night Design Studio As the NFL regular season kicks off today, I get that familiar sad feeling in the pit of my stomach. Fall has arrived. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid and I feared the Jerry Lewis telethon, and the horror of the first day of school that immediately followed it. No more lazy days. Back to books and homework and studying and reports and… Yuck! I shudder to think. I have been out of school for a while, but...

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Win a Free Tungsten Ring!

by Azure

Our friends at Wishpot are running an absolutely amazing contest that we wanted to share with you. Every day for five days they're giving away a free TUNGSTEN RING,and you get to choose the ring! They're currently on day 3 of the 5 day contest, each day has a different way to win. To win today, you have to add a tungsten ring to your Wishpot Wish List or Registry. To win on Friday, you have to invite people to Wishpot. For full details on the contest, visit them here. For full...

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Featured Wedding: A Sun-Filled Destination Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Ayesha of Bedazzled Photography Latrice and Patrick got married in gorgeous Paradisus, Palma Real, Dominican Republic on June 28th, 2009. Their ceremony was absolutely beautiful. All their guests flew in from all over the world to attend this beautiful destination wedding. It was such a delight photographing them because these two sure do know how to have fun! Wedding Credits: Make Up and Hair: Michelle Rice Event Coordination and Bouquet: Lorely Jimenez of...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Dinnerware

by Azure

Get ready for some fine dining with this week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip, it’s all about dinnerware. Whether your dining style is mac and cheese or parmesan soufflé, you'll find occasions in your wedded life to dish up everything from basic to brilliant. And while thrift-store plates may have suited your budget as a single, as a couple you'll find that having a cupboard full of dinnerware you love will turn those everyday meals into special occasions and will make hosting the...

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Vote for OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party for the Chicago Innovation Award!

by Azure

OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party (which marries social networking and wedding planning) was nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award, and we've made it to the finals! Online voting closes on Monday, September 14th, and we'd love it if you'd cast your vote for Wedding Pre-Party! Just click on the badge below spread the OneWed love!

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Calling Chicago Bridesmaids and Flower Girls

by Azure

If you're a Chicago bride, bridesmaid, or mother of a flower girl, you might want to check out this event at Caroline DeVillo's Studio. The couture designer has a new line of cocktail dresses perfect for bridesmaids, as well as "kiddy cocktail dresses" perfect for the littlest member of the bridal party. To attend, RSVP to rsvp@skirtpr.com or 773-661-0700

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something… Green and Yellow?

by Azure

Bride, groom, and wedding party make their grand entrance on John Deere tractors. Hitch it or Ditch it?? My vote: Ditch it!

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Bridal Accessory Trend Alert: Chunky Necklaces and Long, Layered Strands

by Azure

I was reading the September issue of Vogue this morning, and a few accessory trends jumped out at me in a big way. Every designer, from David Yurman (my personal fave!), to Donna Karan, to Oscar de la Renta, to Michael Kors, was showing one of two things... - chunky necklaces that make a serious statement - long, delicate necklaces layered one on top of another I must admit- the Bitter Betty inside of me often rears its ugly head while I thumb through Vogue, since nearly every...

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Project Bridesmaid: Design Your Own Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

WARNING: If you need to get work done today, do NOT read this post! OK, so after writing about my obsession with OPI’s personalized nail color picker thingy, and my idea to have a toy for designing a wedding dress, a co-worker helpfully gave me a new obsession! Olivia Luca lets you design your own dress, picking the color, fabric, bodice, and skirt and then trying it on a model. This is perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses because you can email the link to the dress around and...

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09.04.09: The-Dream and Christina Millian Get Hitched in Vegas!

by Azure

In July, we reported that rapper/producer The-Dream would wed singer Christina Milian. Well, it didn't take long, because the two got hitched on Friday (Sept. 4th) in Las Vegas! The quickie ceremony went down around midnight Friday morning, at the same Little White Wedding Chapel that Britney Spears married at in 2004 (when she wed her hometown beau, Jason Alexander). Surprisingly, this was a very low-key, budget-friendly affair. Milian rented her wedding dress for a mere $200...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Kick your Girls Night Out and Bachelorette Party into Overdrive!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway You already know this, but we are all about dishing the TRUTH here at OneWed! And this week’s Savvy Steal will help you and your girls do just that! From the fun folks at Table Topics, one lucky Savvy Scooper will receive two fabulous games, sure to get the party started and the conversations flowing! Included in this week’s Savvy Steal is… -Bachelorette Party TableTopics to go: From cute stories, to advice on how to deal with your...

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