Food


Recycled Bride: Eco-Wedding Cakes

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Satisfy your sweet tooth sustainably with these delicious wedding cakes Go ahead -- splurge! Earth-friendly wedding cakes are just as delicious, rich, and beautiful as their conventional counterparts. We've got some of the world's sweetest ideas for kinder, gentler wedding cakes and desserts. Vegan bakeries like Sweet and Organic and BabycakesNYC are popping up everywhere, and it's no wonder -- their cakes are even tastier than conventional sweets, and they're...

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Recycled Bride: Get Your Eco-Drink On At Your Wedding!

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Raise your glass to a sustainable and affordable friendly wedding bar! When you go out with your girls, you know how your bar tab can really add up? Well, your wedding is kind of like that- except that you're stocking the bar and paying the check. Oh, and all your friends are in a partying mood! So how can you serve them delicious drinks and cocktails without breaking the bank- and while also loving the environment? I'm a big believer in the theory that wine +...

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Bubbly Bride: More Than Just A Rehearsal Dinner

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Food has always surrounded wedding festivities. You begin with the rehearsal dinner, jump into the 5 course wedding meal and end with the morning after brunch. By the end of the marathon weekend, it is easy to feel as if you are in a food coma. Try planning other activities for each event with food, instead of planning events with the main purpose to gather together to eat. An example of this is to plan your rehearsal celebration at a bowling alley and have...

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Top 5 Best Man And Groomsmen Gifts For Spring And Beyond!

by Azure

Our friends over at The Man Registry know grooms. There is no doubt about that! They also know that most guys struggle to find quality groomsmen gifts that their Best Man and groomsmen are actually going to enjoy getting use out of. That’s why we’ve teamed up to showcase five great groomsman gifts for Spring 2010. Brides, don’t forget to pass these on to your fiancé! 1.Personalized Irish Pub Sign– It’s not a home bar unless you’ve officially named it and designated...

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Featured Virginia Wedding: Tiziana and Michael

by Azure

Featured Wedding at Keswick Hall, photos by Jen Fariello Photography Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways, and puts two people in the right place at the right time. This is exactly what happened for Tiziana and Michael, who met while vacationing in South Beach, Miami. They felt an immediate connection with one another, and their whirlwind romance began the second they left Miami. Tiziana envisioned an enchanted garden theme for their wedding, and Keswick Hall at Monticello...

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2010 Wedding Trend: Wedding Cakes Gone Wild

by Azure

If you read our Top 10 Wedding Trends for 2010 blog post yesterday, you already know that when it comes to wedding cakes, fondant is out, and butter cream icing is in. But after surveying wedding experts, we learned that wedding cakes are taking a little breather in 2010... a mini hiatus of sorts. Brides will be breaking tradition, and branching out by serving alternative, yummy desserts (desserts you do not want to pass up!). Juliet Douglas of Green Orchid Events and The Vegas...

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Bubbly Bride: Pre-Gaming Your Wedding… How Many Drinks Are Too Many?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When your wedding photographer is trying to take your group bridal party picture, where are the groomsmen? Or maybe the bridesmaids snuck off to have a glass of wine or bubbly before walking down the aisle. More than ever I hear of bridal parties, guys and girls alike, incorporating alcohol into their pre-wedding celebration. Let me clarify, in no way do I think it's wrong to have drink in celebration as a group before the ceremony. I enjoy a glass of bubbly as...

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Sustainable Wedding Menu? There’s an App for That!

by Azure

As I mentioned before, I’m on a mission to justify the fact that I bought an iphone by using it to help you with your wedding. I have a new justification! If you’re interested in eating in a way that’s not just healthy for you, but also healthy for the planet then you’ve probably already seen the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s guide for eating sustainable seafood. For a while now, they’ve had great pocket guides that you can download for free. There are guides for different...

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Bubbly Bride: Spice up Your Wedding with a Dash of Ginger(bread)

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When preparing for your holiday wedding, start thinking about what you look forward to around the holidays! What are your favorite traditions, memories, and cookies (of course)? I have fond memories of making gingerbread cookies every year with my grandma while growing up. While it appeared to our family we were baking cookies... her and I both knew the only reason we were in that kitchen was to enjoy the sugary bliss of the cookie dough! Those memories will...

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Ask the Experts: A Tale of Two Caterers

by Azure

I found today's Ask the Experts question really interesting. Here's the question: Dear Ask the Experts, My fiancé and I want a mix of Caribbean and Filipino food at our wedding. We are going to have a buffet for 150 guests, and are ordering food from two different places. I need advice in making this happen. The food itself won't cost a lot of money, but I need some ideas about how to get this coordinated and set up on the day of the wedding. I'm trying to plan everything but it...

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Recycled Bride: The Flexitarian Wedding

by Azure

About Recycled Bride A Sustainable Way to Eat, Drink and Be Merry Your guests are coming to your wedding to celebrate, and they're coming hungry. How can you feed them an ecologically sound menu that's truly delicious- and do it all for just peanuts? Serve what I call the "Flexitarian Wedding Menu". What's a flexitarian menu? Well, a flexitarian is a person who eats mostly vegetarian, but occasionally incorporates small amounts of meat or fish into their diet. Taking a cue from...

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How to Choose Your Wedding Cake

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Sarah Levy of Sarah's Pastries and Candies For some couples, the wedding cake is one of the most important parts of their special day, so here are some tips on how to choose the wedding cake of your dreams. FLAVOR: Remember, the taste of your cake is just as important as the look. Try eliminating certain flavors by finding out if there are any flavors that you and your fiancé simply don’t care for, or to which you are allergic. Think about whether you’d...

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Wishpot: Cupcakes, This Season’s Wedding Cake!

by Azure

This month Wishpot brings you an innovative alternative to the traditional wedding cake. Today brides are looking for ways to spend less money but still have a beautiful cake, hence the trend of Wedding Cupcakes. Wedding cupcakes can be more suitable for guests and less expensive. They offer convenience but still have a look of sophistication and elegance. If you’re a bride in the New York area, Wishpot wedding vendor The Hudson Cakery is a custom cake boutique that does many...

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Spotlight on Chicago: Chicago Weddings and The Food Network

by Azure

What is it about Chicago and the Food Network? First, the Second City’s favorite wedding caterers The Hearty Boys won the first season of the Food Network’s hit series “The Next Food Network Star,” leading to their own series, cookbooks, and a new restaurant. More recently the Cake Girls of Roscoe Village competed in the network’s Food Network Challenge Series and now have their own show on WE. Located nearby, the somewhat punkier and totally organic Bleeding Heart Bakery....

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The Man Registry: Stocking the Bar for Your Wedding Reception and Rehearsal Dinner

by Azure

A great way to save money and personalize your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner is to take care of the drinks that will be served at the event. Although some venues won’t allow you to bring your own liquor, most will at least let you have some say in what will be served. Other venues will leave the bar entirely up to you to either cater or set up yourself. The first thing to remember is that a wedding reception is much different than a bar party. Something to consider is the...

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Pop The Cork On Your Something Blue!

by Azure

For your "something blue", the options are endless. Some brides choose a hot pair of blue heels. Some opt for a gorgeous bridal hair accessory with a sapphire or turquoise stone. But what if your something blue could be enjoyed by all the guests at your wedding? I was contacted by the folks at Champagne Pommery, and they have a couple bubblies that taste great and are dressed in blue! They sent me samples of their Champagne Pommery Brut Royal NV and Pommery POP Champagne, and...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Rainbow Of Inspiration…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Colorful Wedding Photography By Erin Hession! It's almost Halloween. How about a little candy? Today I was inspired by a friend who said, "I feel like throwing Skittles at people and telling them to taste the rainbow!" - I know, don't you love it?! Fear not, I won't throw any Skittles at your darling bridal heads. I promise. Instead, let me attempt to inspire you by throwing some colorful eye candy your way! If there is one thing I love about...

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Star Wars Themed Groom’s Cake, Hitch it or Ditch it?

by Azure

OK, I've gotten in a little trouble for making fun of Star Wars weddings before, but I just cannot resist providing you with this Star Wars themed groom's cake picture. The cake was designed for Star Wars artist Chris Trevas by Courtney Clark of Cake Nouveau, of Food Network Challenge and TLC's Ultimate Cake-off. For the full story on this unique groom's cake, check out the official Star Wars Blog.

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Bubbly Bride: Create your own Caramel Apple

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride The cupcake bar, candy bar and mashed potato bar are great ideas for your wedding, but if you are looking for a do-it-yourself bar for your guests— focused on celebrating Fall— the caramel apple bar is right up your alley! Have a table set with apples, caramel and a colorful display of toppings. Your guests will love being artists while they decorate their apples with their favorite chocolate, sprinkles and icing. Ask your caterer to have one of the servers...

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Cute Wedding Napkins Perfect for Cocktail Hour or Bachelorette Parties!

by Azure

These are adorable!! While in New York for Bridal Market (lots more to come on that- we saw all of the designers' Spring 2010 wedding dress collections, and we'll be giving you the low down throughout the next couple of weeks!), we received some cute swag bags filled with goodies. I absolutely loved these ThemeNaps wedding napkins! Shaped like a bride holding her bridal bouquet, or a groom in his tux, these are so fun and festive! And the design on the back of the napkins is...

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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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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: I Hate Wedding Cake!

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding cake alternatives that turns out to be about something just a little bit different. Don't forget, OneWed offers two great resources for getting your questions answered. If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of...

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