Only In Europe… How To Raise Money For Your Wedding

by Azure

My oldest sister and her husband just celebrated their 1-year anniversary. In honor of their first happy year together, they took a trip to Europe. On my recommendation, they visited Capri, Italy, and agreed that it was truly one of the most romantic places on earth. Perfect for a honeymoon! While in Frankfurt, Germany, they met a man who was getting married. To help pay for the wedding, he drew hearts on a white t-shirt, labeled each with a price (in Euros), and went walking...

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Bride Chic: Groom Chic Part 2

by Azure

About Bride Chic Last week we explored the history of men's formal wear along with how easy it is for them to shop online. Don't you, in a way, envy them? I mean, you don't find guys making the rounds at Selix and Gingiss with an entourage of gromsmen all comparing colors, shapes and textures. Nor do they blog much about finding their dream suit and how many different styles they had to try on before they found, The One. The most important thing to remember about your overall look...

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WOW! This is the best wedding invitation you’ll see all day.

by Azure

Congratulations to this couple. Looks like it's going to be a fun marriage.

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Wedding Ideas: New and Improved!

by Azure

Some of our favorite spots for wedding inspiration just unveiled their newly-redesigned websites, and we wanted to congratulate them on a job well done! Style Me Pretty, one of our favorite chic blogs for the style obsessed bride, just re-launched their site, and it looks more beautiful than ever. Once Wed also completed their re-launch, and it’s now easier than ever to find pre-owned wedding dresses, real wedding and inspiration galleries, and modern DIY wedding projects. For...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Precious Pastels

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Fill your celebration with pretty pastel treasures with this theme suggested by Nansglam. Carry a unique bouquet down the aisle with the Peonies and Hydrangeas handbag with fabric blooms and a stalk-like handle from The Other Sister. Mix and match fabrics for a customized cloth bound album cloth bound album from Flyleaf Books. The Midwest Modern fabrics from Amy Butler in this package feature a range of bright pastel colors with pink, orange,...

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Featured Wedding: Aaron and Neale

by Azure

Featured wedding by Danielle Murphy of Danielle Murphy Photography "Do what you want with us".....ahhhhhh music to a photographer's ears. I had the privlege of photographing Aaron and Neale's Wedding at Beacon Hill Golf course in Commerce, Michigan. I am eternally grateful that they allowed me to exercise creative control with their wedding images. I promised to get the standard formal shots and then I was free to take the fun shots. I am not sure who had more fun, Aaron and Neale or...

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Great Vacation Give Away from iExplore

by Azure

Our friends over at iExplore just announced a great contest: Win a 5 day/ 4 night luxury culinary tour of Maine! Experience Maine by spending 5 days sampling some of the best restaurants and enjoying the most scenic towns—Portland, Freeport, Brunswick and Rockland. You’ll eat at a variety of restaurants from the casual Lobster Shack, to Fore Street Restaurant (A Gourmet Magazine’s Top 50 Restaurant in 2002) and Marcel’s, recipient of the Wine Spectator “Award of...

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OneWed’s Bridal Board gets Beautiful at Bluemercury!

by Azure

On Tuesday, we partnered with our friends at Bluemercury to throw an event to celebrate the kickoff of wedding season. The event was a huge success, and we wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this a fabulous soiree! The talented make-up artists and skin-care consultants from Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Nars, Skinceuticals, and CAUDALIE offered up their skills to beautify our engaged gals, their bridesmaids, and our Chicago Wedding Bloggers. And Anthos...

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Bridesmaid dresses – Why All The Drama?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Bridelines.com Have you had a relationship with a bridesmaiddress that is more tumultuous than Heidi and Spencer’s faux marriage? We know there are lots of women who curse the day bridesmaid dresses were invented, so Bridelines has some tips for brides on how to choose dresses that won’t make your bridesmaids regret answering the inevitable question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” As your friends are trying to be sensitive to you and your every whim,...

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The Bespoke Bride: What’s A Bespoke Wedding All About

by Azure

About Bespoke Bride I am so thrilled to be guest writing for OneWed and hope that you’ll enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy reading the Savvvy Blog. As this is my first post, I thought I would share a wee bit more information about myself and and my wedding to give you a sense of where I’m coming from. I promise not to make a habit of talking about myself. Promise! As someone who has a wedding blog and writes for two wedding websites, I find it amusing that I was...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Questions about What to Wear

by Azure

In this week's Wedding Maven column, I answer another question about what guests should, and shouldn't, wear to a wedding. Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or issues? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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Tips on Talking about Finances for the June Bride

by Azure

Special feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and The Debt Stops At The Altar Make way! Preparing to walk down the aisle is the June bride. The day that you have been waiting for is almost upon you. You can see your wedding dress, the bridesmaids, the flower girl, and the groom and groomsmen in your mind. You are becoming more and more excited as the day grows closer. While you have the opportunity, take a minute to think about your...

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The Man Registry: The top 5 things that grooms wish they had known

by Azure

About The Man Registry Being in business as groom experts, we get the chance to meet lots of newlyweds, and more specifically, grooms. Over the past year, we’ve talked to hundreds of men who have taken “the plunge” and gotten married. We always like to ask them what they liked, disliked and wish they had known about the wedding experience beforehand. We do get some pretty interesting answers (some of which can’t be shared here); however there are a few things that seem to...

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Diva Dialogue: Planning For Your Destination Wedding

by Azure

About Diva Dialogue at Wedding Paper Divas As you may have seen, we recently partnered with The Islands of the Bahamas to offer a series of Bahamas-inspired destination wedding suites. This got me thinking, specifically, about the planning process. Destination weddings are often accessible and affordable alternatives to a large-scale, hometown wedding. However, just like traditional weddings there are still a few key “must-dos” to consider. If you are considering a...

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A Tuxedo How To

by Azure

About Kenyatte Nelson WARNING! Reading this will make you look Outstanding Gentlemen, There are 5 things that you absolutely have to do on your wedding day 1. Show up on time (preferably sober) 2. Bring, and don’t lose, the ring 3. Walk (and stop walking) when told 4. Look better than you ever have in your life 5. Say “I do” Since this is my first blog for OneWed I felt it only right to focus on the one thing that guys can screw up pretty easily. Walking and talking...

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Top Tips: How to Hire and Work with Clergy and other Officiators

by Azure

You've thought about the dress, the food, the flowers... but what about the ceremony itself? Have you given any thought to who will perform your ceremony? Whether you're having a religious or a civil ceremony, you'll need someone to perform it for you. Check out our advice section for Ten Top Tips on Hiring and Working with Officiators.

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Send Out Cards offers personalized cards and announcements

by Azure

Have you ever found yourself spending waaaay too much time in a card or stationery store? You were just going to duck in for a few minutes, but then everything seems to be almost what you're looking for... but only almost. You love the image, but there's a dumb limerick inside that you can't stand. Or you love the sentiment (or the blankness), but the color scheme isn't quite right. Or everything seems perfectly fine, but it just isn't you. Give your poor brain a rest and check...

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Budget Honeymoon Idea: Take a Mini-Moon

by Azure

Ever since our new honeymoon page went up, I’ve been thinking about different honeymoon strategies. It makes me nervous when couples say they’re putting off their honeymoon. The reality is, a lot of couples start saving for a honeymoon, but then life interferes -- jobs, kids, houses… before you know it you’re one of those adorable old couples who wind up in the local paper because your grandchildren got together to send you on your dream trip. OK, that may be overstating it,...

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Love a Surprise Wedding Reception

by Azure

Couldn't resist sharing this video...Improv Everywhere throws a fake wedding reception for a lucky NYC couple. Enjoy!

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Great Give-Away: Win a Free Dress!

by Azure

Do you love this dress? Guess what, you can have it for free! Our friends over at Gal's Guide have a great new monthly contest going. Every month they're giving away a different product, for free. Hey, it's no Savvy Steal, but a girl can't have too many summer dresses. Check it out here!

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Hostess with the Mostess: Very Pretty Bridal Shower Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess While browsing the new website for Everyday with Rachael Ray, rachaelraymag.com, I came across these fabulous, fun centerpieces. I thought these were perfect for a bridal shower, so I just had to share! 1.Bag It- A budget bride's dream! Made from cut-up plastic grocery & shopping bags. 2.Spool Days- How adorable is this one!? 3.Tiny Baubles- designed by Project Runway finalist Daniel Vosovic. 4.In Living Color- created by design guru Christiane...

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Wedding Day Bling: How Much Is Too Much??

by Azure

Regardless of how contrived, scripted, or unreal The Hills“reality” show is, I’ll still turn it on from time to time (I’m a total sucker for reality t.v.). I watched The Hills, Season 5 Finale the other night, and was treated to an inside look at Heidi and Spencer’s wedding ceremony. Heidi’s Monique Lhuillier wedding dress was beyond stunning. However, I felt Heidi went a bit overboard with the bling. Now, if I had the chance to borrow Neil Lane jewels for my big day,...

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Introducing Kenyatte Nelson- One of our Fabulous Monthly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Lover of Life, Purveyor of Beautiful Things and OneWed.com Fashion Writer Once upon a time there was this guy named Kenyatte. Oh…sorry, it’s pronounced like “piñata”…you know the brightly-colored paper mache “thingy” that people fill with tasty treats only to have a sugar thirsty mob of stick wielding kids swing away until it “gives up the goods” (wow…It must suck to be a Pinata). I digress. Kenyatte grew up in Charlotte, NC and went to Florida A&M...

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