Floral Fascinators: What Are They, And Why Are They So Fabulous?

by Azure

I have a confession. Graduating from college, with a degree in finance, and starting work at OneWed back in January, I was far from a wedding expert- especially when it came to bridal fashion. How far I've come since then... Its as if I've learned a whole new language! And I must say, it was a lot more fun (and much easier) than learning Spanish or Italian! Do you know what a Fascinator is? Because when I started at OneWed, I sure didn't! Defined, a fascinator is a delicate,...

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Featured Wedding: Matt and Susan

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kristen Weaver ofKristen Weaver Photography Matt and Susan Dunn got married on September 4, 2009 at the Mead Gardens in Winter Park, with their reception at the Winter Park Farmer's Market. Their wedding really had this awesome casual vibe to it! It was beautiful, no fuss and just focused on Matt and Susan. Lots of fun, and lots of love. I met Susan just a few months ago and I knew we'd be a great fit. Sometimes, you just get lucky. Matt is this amazing graphic...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Another Must-Have Beauty Product from Caudalie!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Another can't-live-without product to add to your bridal beauty arsenal! Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir is inspired by the "elixir of youth" used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, and has been touted by celebrities, top beauty shops, and high-end lifestyle publications as the “fountain of youth in a bottle.” Part-toner, part-serum mist of essential oils and plant active ingredients, this elixir will take your already beautiful skin to new...

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Photographers (and other wedding professionals) Unite- Images For A Cure

by Azure

On October 11, 2009, wedding photographers, videographers, makeup artists, and more will band together for one common purpose- finding a cure. Images for a Cure is an amazing charitable organization, raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you are still looking to book an engagement session with your hubby-to-be, or are considering surprising your man with a racy boudoir shoot, wouldn't you love it if your session fees supported a great cause? With over 119...

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2009 Emmys: Red Carpet Trends to Inspire Your Bridal Look

by Azure

If you are lacking inspiration for your wedding dress or bridesmaids' dresses, the red carpet at awards shows is always a great resource. You can see upcoming trends & styles, and the colors that are hot right now, and use these as a starting point for dreaming up your perfect bridal look. A few trends that stood out, many of which translate nicely from a walk down the red carpet to a walk down the aisle... - Sweetheart necklines (always a flattering choice) - Deep V's, for our...

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Bubbly Bride: Barefoot Bride

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride A few weeks ago I wrote a post on telling your story through the shoes you pick for your wedding day. Today I am going to entertain another idea— walking down the aisle barefoot. Your story may not include shoes at all and that is OK! If shoes aren't your thing, do not waste time and money searching out a pair to complete your attire. A common stereotype that goes along with brides and bare feet is that it is only acceptable at beach weddings or if you...

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Will Your Groom Wear White? Fashion and the Emmy Awards

by Azure

Happy Monday! As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m not a big fan of wearing white after Labor Day, but I have to admit that Neil Patrick Harris looked fabulous in his white tux jacket hosting the Emmy’s last night. We know that wedding fashion often trickles down from red carpet fashion, so what do you think, will white make its way down the aisle on more grooms?

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Ever After Wedding Market: Soft Satin Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market There is nothing more luxurious than the sheen of soft satin. Whether it is used as an elegant embellishment or the fabric of a wedding dress, satin is the perfect choice for your special day. Adorn ivory or white satin with ribbons and pearls for even greater sophistication. The White Magnolia Lily Hair Clip from Agape Gifts is hand crafted from light weight clay and embellished with a gold detailed piece and fluffy white feathers. Equally lovely is...

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Top Tips: Top Ten Questions to Ask a Videographer

by Azure

Your wedding video will last a lifetime. Are you thinking about hiring a videographer for your wedding? Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films gives you the top ten questions you should ask a videographer before hiring him or her. Don't forget to check out our Advice Section for Top Tips on almost all your wedding vendor needs!

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Featured Wedding: Sarah and Jae

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim & Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography Wow! What can I say about this AWESOME couple! First, you all are definitely soul-mates! Made perfectly for each other but also full of sweet romance and crazy energy! We have never seen a crowd who could dance like you all! Soul train was awesome! Thank you so much for allowing us to be your photographers we will remember your wedding forever! Bride's Dress- Bridal Impressions Flowers by- The Artistic...

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Is Another Kardashian Rushing A Trip To The Altar?

by Azure

The Kardashian ladies sure have been busy! First, we heard Kim Kardashian was wedding dress shopping (and meeting with Vera Wang) in anticipation of tying the knot with boyfriend Reggie Bush. Then they broke up, and now they may or may not be back together. Then, oldest Kardashian, Courtney, announced she had a bun in the oven, with on again off again boyfriend Scott Disick. Now, E! News is reporting that Khloe (the youngest of the three Kardashian girls) is talking marriage with...

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Bride Chic: Clouds of Tulle

by Azure

About Bride Chic What could say bridal more than a cloud of soft tulle? Defined, tulle is a fine mesh netting with a hexagonal pattern that comes in silk, cotton, nylon or acrylic/silk for power netting. Tulle is familiar because its the standard material for bridal veils. But did you know it comes in lighter versions and is used in bouffant skirts? The one pictured above proffers that ballerina look Vera Wang popularized a few years back. While the big tulle skirt is classic, edgier...

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Best Man Speech ... Awesome or Awful?

by Azure

So, is this the best or the worst best man speech ever? Fortunately, it seems like the bride and groom both agree that it's the best!

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Gorgeous Kevia Jewelry on Gilt.com Today!

by Azure

I've never heard of Kevia Jewelry, but I must say, I like what I see. They are featured on Gilt.com today, and their pieces are amazing. If you're a gold-loving gal, you've got to check this jewelry out! I love all the hammered and pounded gold pieces that are showing. And if you're still in the market for your Something Blue, they've got loads to choose from! Still not a Gilt member? Email me at , and I'll send you an invitation. Happy shopping!

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Ask The Expert- Photographer Jeff Haden: Can’t Your Wedding Photographer and Videographer Just Get A

by Azure

About Jeff Haden of Blackbird Images The Q:What is the best way to have the videographer and the photographer work together and not get in each other’s way? I went to a wedding where I thought they were going to get in a fight because they kept getting in front of each other. I want a good video and good pictures and no drama. Thanks, Lisa. The A: At its best, the interaction between photographers and videographers is smooth and trouble-free; we move seamlessly into and out of...

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Caroline DeVillo Wedding Dresses: Chic, Understated Elegance at its Finest

by Azure

I attended an event at Caroline DeVillo’s Chicago design studio last night. DeVillo just launched her Cocktail and Kiddy Cocktail Collections, and I fell in love with a few of the pieces in the Cocktail Collection. And, the Kiddy Cocktail dresses for Flower Girls were some of the cutest little things I’ve ever seen! While there, I browsed DeVillo’s Couture Wedding Dresses, and there were a couple of things that stood out… - DeVillo has quite a knack for choosing gorgeous,...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Midwestern Wedding Shower

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a midwestern bridal shower host who is trying to help a California couple get their presents back home. Do you need wedding advice? OneWed has two great ways for you to get all your wedding questions answered. The Wedding Maven answers questions about wedding-related traditions, etiquette, and relationships. You can write her at weddingmaven@onewed.com. We also have a new, all-star panel of wedding experts ready to...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: The Bar

by Azure

Today’s amazon registry tip is something I think we can all appreciate… bar and wine! Bar & Wine Setting up your first bar together can be a lot of fun--and not because you'll be sampling a lot of drinks! It's a chance to bring your own personal style to entertaining by choosing barware that shows off who you are as a couple. Are you Rat Pack wannabes who'll need a sparkly gold bar replete with shiny art deco shakers and every alcohol imaginable? Or are you wine aficionados who...

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For Our Flower Child Brides- How To Accessorize Your Bridal Look!

by Azure

Renee Pawele creates gorgeouscustom bridal accessories- from veils, to tiaras, to bridal and bridesmaid jewelry. Wedding dress designer Amy Michelson often shows her stunning gowns paired with Renee Pawele custom pieces, and they are to-die-for! If you are feeling inspired by mother nature and are wondering how to incorporate florals into your bridal look in a chic, stylish way, you should definitely check out Renee Pawele's website. Enjoy! Featured below: Renee Pawele Palisades...

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Catering Tip: No One Remembers What They Ordered

by Azure

Have you ever gotten to a wedding reception and forgotten which meal you requested? It’s not that anyone is going to go check your RSVP card and refuse to serve you, but you don’t want to be the jerk who takes the last fish meal out of the mouth of someone who doesn’t eat chicken or meat. I saw something so simple and brilliant this weekend I was surprised I hadn’t seen it before. On the inside of the very cute escort card, there were two little stickers reminding my friend...

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The Man Registry’s Favorite Signature Cocktails

by Azure

About The Man Registry Stocking the bar for the rehearsal dinner or wedding reception can be tedious (and also a big hit on the pocketbook). To help save money while still having giving your guests options on drinks, many couples decide to offer a few signature cocktails for the event. Here are three of The Man Registry’s favorites: The Manhattan– It never goes out of style and is perfect for classy affairs. You’ll need: • 1 ½ oz whiskey •¾ oz sweet vermouth • 1...

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Yes, It’s a Star Wars Wedding Theme

by Azure

Um, really, is there anything else to say here? Someone must have a good Star Wars joke to make here.

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It’s A Jaime Thing: The Vampire Wedding Edition

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Welcome To The Vampire Wedding Edition! Calling All Brides, Vampires, Maenads, Shapeshifters & TrueBlood Fans! If you're a fan of HBO's sexy hit TV show True Blood, you are probably aware that (*spoiler alert*) this weekend's Season 2 finale was quite wedding related! Vampires and weddings? Could it get any better? Yes! A couple of months ago, I invited a few other wedding bloggers to join me in a special group blogging project...one where we could...

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Make Your Fiance’s Day with a Virtual Love Note!

by Azure

Robbins Brothers' just launched a new virtual love note widget, allowing nearlyweds to create a special little video especially for their love. I wanted to give it a go, and I must say, I give this fun tool two thumbs up. I created a virtual love note for my sister and her fiance, who will marry in May, 2010, and it was as easy as pie! Wouldn't this be a great way to announce your engagement to family and friends? A Virtual Love NoteFeaturing Ashley and ToddCreate your own at...

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