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Calling All Outstanding Wedding Pros- Get Featured On The Blog To Inspire Our Brides!

by Azure

We are looking for the best of the best wedding professionals to feature on the blog! And brides, we'd like to hear from you! What wedding planning topics are you most interested in reading about? And what types of photos, ideas, or tips & tricks inspire you most? The Savvy Scoop blog is all about you, and we want to give you the scoop you desire most! We've had huge success with our bi-weekly featured weddings submitted by outstanding wedding photographers. But what about all...

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Savvy Steals Winner: The Perfect Cup of Joe for the Bride on the Go!

by Azure

This week's Savvy Steals winner- scoring the Senseo Single Serve coffee system- is... Jenny M! Congrats, Jenny M! You and your fiancé will love this machine! It's a true must-have for busy brides and grooms! Don't forget to email SavvyScoop@OneWed.com to claim your prize. Ciao for now!

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Contests, Giveaways and Discounts for Weddings and Wedding Gifts

by Azure

This week’s Savvy Steal is a great gift for the home, a personal coffee machine from Senseo! Don't forget, you must be a registered OneWed reader to win. This week we also welcomed Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma to our list of wedding registry partners. If you’re registered at one of these fabulous home stores you can add your registry directly to your wedding website. Registered or not, here are some great sales from the stores: 20% off Loosefit Slipcovers Save up to 20%...

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A Destination Wedding That Never Left Home: Andrew and Marie

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Brandon Scott Photography When you think of a destination wedding, you normally think palm trees and beaches but Andrew and Marie's wedding was a destination wedding that never left home. We knew early on that this wedding would be a unique as the couple themselves. Andrew and Marie were layed back and laughing all day; it didn't feel like we were shooting photos for their wedding, but merely hanging out with friends all day! Andrew and Marie's wedding was held...

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Invite Pinkberry To Your Pre-Wedding Festivities For An Extra Tasty Treat!

by Azure

Look out, sweets-loving brides! There’s a new wedding dessert kid in town! Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt shop adored by Hollywood celebs, now brings its swirly decadence to engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and weddings! They’ll hand deliver their festive goodies- fresh delicious frozen yogurt, plus yummy high-quality toppings- right to your door (or your wedding venue's door!). So... you can stick with the traditional wedding cake, but why not forgo...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: The Perfect Gift For Coffee-Loving Nearlyweds!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Feeling a bit tired this morning? Or has the wedding planning process started to creep in on your rest and relaxation time? If so, this week’s Savvy Steal is perfect for you! It’ll give you the kick you need, instantly! The Senseo Single Serve coffee system is the perfect gift for you & your fiancé (especially if you’re coffee-lovers!). And one lucky reader will win her very own personal coffee machine from Senseo this week! I...

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Featured Vineyard Wedding: Megan and Todd

by Azure

Featured Vineyard Wedding by Rothwell Photography Wow! This wedding was a stunner! The wedding venue- Veritas Vineyard- could not have been more perfect. And the bright wedding flowers- Gerbera daisies in bright yellows, oranges, pinks and reds- designed by Blue Ridge Floral Design, added a fun, carefree, vibrant vibe to Megan and Todd's special day. The little details incorporated throughout were what made this affair over-the-top gorgeous! The gold charger plates below the...

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Win A Pair Of Custom Hand Painted Champagne Toasting Flutes!

by Azure

At A Wincy Glass N' Design, LLC, they love beautiful art, especially when it’s fun and functional! So to celebrate functional art, they create custom designed hand painted stemware for your most special occasions. You can gift your bridal party with fab and girly floral stemware, or select several hand painted decanters to display gorgeous wedding flowers in for your reception table centerpieces. Every piece from A Wincy Glass N' Design is one-of-a-kind, beautifully done, and...

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Savvy Steals Winner: Custom S’Mores Favors For Your Bridal Shower Guests!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Now I know the way to our Savvy Scoop readers' hearts... through sweet treats! This week's Savvy Steal- 25 custom s'mores favors from Sweet Lydia's- was a huge hit, but unfortunately, there can only be one winner. And the winner is... Huey-Tyng S! Congrats, Huey!! Don't forget to email SavvyScoop@OneWed.com to claim your sweet s'mores favors! *Disclosure: Savvy Steal prize donated by a paid OneWed advertiser

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Marchesa Brings Couture Elegance To Your Dinner Table: Marchesa by Lenox China Collection!

by Azure

Today I stumbled upon some wedding news that I am beyond stoked about! Marchesa has always held a very special place in my fashion-loving heart. The wedding dresses from Marchesa are so chic and refined, and not surprisingly, celebrities like Penelope Cruz and Sandra Bullock flock to Marchesa for their own weddings and big red carpet events. But now, Marchesa is bringing its fabulous signature style to a totally different market… fine china! Marchesa has tied the knot with Lenox...

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A Super Sweet Bridal Shower With A Hollywood Glam Flair!

by Azure

A Drool-Worthy Bridal Shower by Lauren Hillary, wedding photographer, and Karla Flores of Elegant by Design What was the inspiration for this bridal shower? What vibe were you trying to achieve? The inspiration was the Patisserie at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, designed by Phillipe Starke. I can best describe it as a whimsical dessert bar with a bit of Hollywood flair. Lavender and purples are the brides favorite colors so the decor accents and flowers were chosen accordingly....

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Vintage Meets Rock And Roll Chicago Wedding: Teri and Dan

by Azure

Featured Vintage Wedding by Bethany of Maypole Studios The second I met Teri, I knew I wanted to shoot her wedding! She was a unique bride from the start, with a great sense of style. She embraced the vintage bridal look, and fused this with a rock and roll edge. Teri wore her mother's wedding dress, which featured a beautiful brocade fabric and fur cuffs. The dress was made to fit like a glove by Silver Moon Vintage in Chicago. Silver Moon also helped Teri to create a unique...

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The Man Registry: Top 3 Things The Groom Must Remember For The Wedding Day

by Azure

About The Man Registry 3 Things a Groom Shouldn’t Forget on the Big Day There’s a lot to remember on your wedding day. I’ll spare you some of the more boring details and just focus on the three things that are going to help get you through the day in one piece and on your feet. Wake up on time! Whether you’re staying at home, your parents’ place or a hotel, set two alarms! You should also put the Best Man in charge of calling you to triple check that you’re up. Be sure...

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Twilight: Eclipse Inspired Cocktail for Your Bachelorette Party

by Azure

I'll admit it, I'm a full grown woman with just a little bit of Twilight fever. If you and your girls are heading out to see the movie this weekend, you might want to try this simple cocktail recipe created by New York’s Junior Merino. It is easy to make at home in a batch for a big group. Its red color makes it perfect for a vampire party, or any red-themed bash. 
1.5 oz Combier Rouge 
.5 oz Combier Orange Liqueur
 4 oz brut
 1 Orange zest
 Pour Combier’s Rouge...

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The Best Bridesmaids Gifts: Give Your Girls Your Favorite Things!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Many brides spend a lot of time thinking about how to thank their bridesmaids with the ever popular Bridesmaid Gift. You want to make them something your group will use and love, you want them to be unique and you want them to fit within your wedding budget. There are so many decisions to be made when it comes to wedding planning. Your thank you gifts should not be one of them! This was an idea brought to me by a recent bride and I think it is fabulous! Every year...

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Unique New Registry Item: Food!

by Azure

I'm a big fan of wedding registries. I think people want to get you a gift, and they want to get you a gift that you'll like. If you're in Chicago, you've got a new way to register! Thanks to Foodie Registry if you're in Chicago you can register for gift certificates for local restaurants! One of my favorite things about this registry is that unlike other cash-based registries, Foodie Registry does not take fees out of the amount you give or get. With most cash-based registries, if...

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Create This Tropical Destination Wedding Tablescape In 10 Easy Steps!

by Azure

Now that you’ve seen what a fabulous affair you can create with the help of Party City, let’s break down this tropical tablescape into ten simple, DIY steps! 1. Set the tone with your table cover Drape each dinner table with Party City’s Hibiscus White Table Roll ($19.99) or Floral Paradise Table Cover ($3.20). 2. Dress it up with a tableskirt Adorn the tropical draped tables with bright pink (if your hubby-to-be will allow it!) or Caribbean blue tableskirts. Or mix and match...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Another Look at Potluck Receptions

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Wedding Maven column a bride is concerned that her family will talk her into having a reception that she can't afford, and considers an unusual alternative. Are you curious about what the Wedding Maven has to say about potluck receptions? If you need wedding advice, or have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette or relationships, write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links Another Look at Potluck Receptions More Wedding Maven...

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Savvy Steals Winner: The Keys To The Perfect Wedding Cocktail!

by Azure

The lucky bride who has won the essentials to concocting the perfect wedding beverage is... Chiffon G! Congratulations, Chiffon! Just remember, don't make and drink all the delicious organic cocktail recipes from Organic, Shaken, and Stirred in one night! Everything in moderation, lovely lady! Happy Friday, one and all! *Disclosure: Martini glass donated by Exclusively Weddings, a paid advertiser on OneWed. Book provided gratis by the author, Paul Abercrombie

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Savvy Steals Giveaway: The Perfect Wedding Cocktail

by Azure

About Savvy Steals This week's Savvy Steal is a two parter! If you're interested in eating and drinking well, you have to check out Paul Abercrombie's book "Organic, Shaken and Stirred." This book is filled with amazing drink recipes that are perfect for any wedding, bridal shower, or after party. From the summery Lavender Lemon Drop to a wintery Earl Grey Boxcar, the recipes and pictures will have you drooling all year long. The book is geared towards those who want an all-organic...

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Wedding Trend Alert: Wines to Suit Your Style

by Azure

A few weeks ago the very nice people at Quady Winery in California asked us if we'd like some samples of their dessert wines. We said, "Oh, we couldn't possibly." Then we stopped laughing and said "Samples of wine AND an excuse to eat dessert, bring it on!" One of the reasons Quady thought to send us these wines was because of how well they tie in with some of the top wedding trends this year including personalizing your wedding, rustic chic weddings, really taking advantage of your...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway: A Colorful Cake Stand for the DIY Bride

by Azure

About Savvy Steals One of the downsides of being a DIY bride is that it can be hard to keep track of all the little things that a professional wedding vendor usually keeps track of for you. For example, you probably know that you want a wedding cake, but if you’re making your own, have you thought about how to display it? Did you remember to make arrangements to buy or rent a cake stand? Sarah’s Stands has adorable round and square cake stands in a variety of sizes and...

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Question of the Week: What Would You Like on Your Wedding Menu?

by Azure

I have food on the brain! How are you thinking about your wedding menu? Is it food that you and your fiancé like, or is it more about what the guests expect? If money were no object what would you serve? What's your favorite item that you are serving? Helpful Links Find a Great Caterer Food and Drink ideas

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Wedding Trend Alert: Comfort Food and Wine Pairings

by Azure

If you’ve been following our articles about the Top Ten Wedding Trends for 2010 you know that wedding food is getting back to basics. That means fewer things are moussed, flambéd or “expressed.” Basic fare like Steak, Chicken and Pot Pies are back, but with elegant ingredients. Instead of chicken pot pie, think lobster pot pie, instead of a slider from White Castle, think a Kobe beef slider. All of this raises an important question: What wine goes best with a bowl of mac and...

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