Get cruise ship savvy

by Azure

Thinking about a seafaring destination wedding or a romantic honeymoon cruise? Check out our Top Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Cruise!

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Budget Idea for Dresses: Think Prom

by Azure

As a mom, I hate that kids’ clothes look so adult these days. As a short shopper on a budget, I love it! It’s one of the few benefits of being short, kids’ clothes and shoes cost less than adult clothes and shoes. I’ve found a few places where the smallest adult size and largest kid size are identical, except for pricing. Even if they aren’t short, your bridesmaids can take advantage of a similar “youth discount.” Instead of looking for bridesmaids’ dresses in bridal...

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Say Cheese: Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Great Wedding Photographer

by Azure

Starting to think about hiring your wedding photographer? Come on over to OneWed's advice section and check out our Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Wedding Photographer.

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Kris (and OneWed) Big Winners on American Idol

by Azure

For the past month or so, we've had a little wedding industry competition running on Twitter to see who could correctly pick the Idol cast-off each week and ultimately pick the winner. And, yes, Kris Allen was victorious Tuesday night, but so was OneWed!! Woo-hoo! I promise we did not vote 100MM times for Kris. Thanks to our worthy opponents, TheManRegistry, MyWedding, and TweetMyWedding.

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Priscilla of Boston Bridal Party Dresses: Go Bright or Go Bold

by Azure

How fabulous are these cocktail dresses from Priscilla of Boston? Maybe its just me, but when I saw the frocks above, I literally wanted to take a bite out of the papaya-, nectar- and clementine-coloreddresses. The vibrant, tropical colors took me to a place far, far away- laying on the beach under a palm tree with a pina colada in my hand. And with short and breezy styles dominating the bunch, these are perfect for your destination wedding- pick one up for your rehearsal dinner...

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Beautiful Florals for your Timeless Wedding by Petite Fleur

by Azure

Special Floral Feature from Carra Otten ofLa Petite Fleur You know you’ve got a satisfied bride when, upon seeing the finished florals on her wedding day, her response is…“Oh, oh, oh! I need to have another something soon so you can do the flowers for it. I know… you can do my funeral!” Enjoy these gorgeous, timeless bouquets and centerpieces from La Petite Fleur. Perfect pink, green, and ivory inspiration for your big day!

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Wedding Attire: What to Wear When You’re the Guest

by Azure

If you think choosing a wedding dress is hard, try figuring out what to wear when you're the guest! In this week's column The Wedding Maven gives some guidance on decoding dress codes. If you have a question about wedding planning, traditions, or etiquette? Ask the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Two Fabulous Prizes, One Amazing Week!

by Azure

Don't miss out on your chance to win... - This week's Savvy Steal: 50 FREE personalized, gorgeous thermography save the dates, bridal shower invites, or thank you cards from Wedding Paper Divas. - A beautiful ring from Turtle Love Committee ($200 value): Tell us why "A Diamond Is Expensive", and you could be the lucky winner! Just email your masterpiece to savvyscoop@onewed.com by Memorial Day!

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Featured Wedding: Brooks and Heather

by Azure

Special feature by Jackie Wonders of Jackie Wonders Photography Brooks and Heather are such a sweet couple. He's a youth pastor for a church here in San Diego and she works for a non-profit organization. They're such servants and givers who had the most loving friends, kindest family, and a super, super fun bridal party! They decided to do a first-look session (which gives some great alone time before a crazy day awaits!) to get the best photos and to calm some nerves. Then we...

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Silk ties for your groomsmen

by Azure

Your groomsmen secretly enjoy spiffing up too. Especially when they can look as good as they will in these hand-silkscreened ties from Cyberoptix TieLab. The designs range from subtle to eye-popping, and somehow manage to mix classic elegance with a distinctively offbeat sensibility. You can choose a range of colors and designs - it's a great way to give the group a unified look while giving each guy a tie that's all his own. The ties feel as beautiful as they look, and if you...

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Couture Lollipops from SugarFactory- Oh So Sweet

by Azure

Lolli licking just got a whole lot sweeter! These Couture Pops from SugarFactory pretty much speak for themselves. And with the likes of Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger (who is ready to tie the knot) and Kim Kardashian loving these jewel-encrusted lollis, they wouldn’t even have to taste good to sell. But… They do. They are delicious! I tried the Opaque Blue Raspberry flavor the other day, and it satisfied my sweet tooth in a very big way. How cute would these be as...

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The Man Registry: 5 tips on hiring a DJ

by Azure

About The Man Registry If you’ve decided to go the route of a DJ for the wedding reception entertainment, there are a few questions you should ask yourself (and the DJ) before you make the hire. Does the DJ take requests? You’re paying a DJ to create your ultimate wedding reception. You want your guests (and you) to have the best experience possible. It’s very uncommon for a DJ to not take requests from guests, but you should ask ahead of time. You can always get a track...

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A Gift Registry Anyone Will Love

by Azure

Are you (or your guy) tired of walking around department stores looking at china patterns? Here’s a gift registry idea that anyone can appreciate, WINE! Lux Wines lets you register for wine. You don’t have to be an oenophile (bonus points if you can define the word), the site is so easy to navigate and understand you’ll be choosing wines like an expert in no time. Hmmm, can I start a registry even if I’m already married?

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An engagement photo session is a smart idea

by Azure

Special Feature by Tim and Sasha Rothwell of Rothwell Photography We feel that it is so important to do engagement photos! First, we absolutely LOVE capturing couples in love! We have been so honored to share in so many sweet love stories and to document them - to capture everything from shy smiles to wrestling matches and nonstop laughter. Our goal is to truly get to know our clients and become friends so that when the wedding day comes we know how to capture you at your best. The...

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Featured Wedding: Tiffany and Ben

by Azure

Special feature by Sally Kolar of Sally Kolar Photography. Ben and Tiffany tied the knot on May 9th, 2009, in Aiken, South Carolina at the beautiful Rose Hill Estate. Tiffany and Ben choose the Rose Hill Estate because of the beautiful gardens and the Victorian house located on the estate. Tiffany's dress is from David's Bridal. She loved the dress because it made her feel like a fairy princess. Tiffany chose to add colorful wings because she wanted something vibrant and full of...

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Luxe Couture Stationery Design from Sugar River Stationers

by Azure

I came across this amazing stationery company the other day, Sugar River Stationers, and wanted to share some of the fabulous work they have done… Above: This beautiful two-color letterpress wedding invitation set features a modern, Asian-inspired peony floral design, perfect for a chic outdoor or garden wedding affair. Below- photo 1: This letterpress set, in white, orange, and green, was inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright theme. Pure, fresh, and clean, this invitation style is...

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The Perfect Photo Album in Just a Few Clicks

by Azure

The trouble with the digital age is that it's rare to get all those great snapshots back off your hard drive. Printing them individually and then finding just the right photo album to fit them can be a huge drag... If you even get around to doing those things. That's why we love MyPublisher. Pick the size and style of the album you want, then upload your photos. You can drag and drop them into the arrangement you'd like or let the autopublisher do the work for you. Your...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Colorful Gerbera Daisy Wedding ~ Part 2

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing A second Sneak Peek from My Sister's Wedding! My sister and her new husband couldn't have planned a better wedding...it truly rocked! However, there is usually at least one funny story that comes out of most every wedding, so you know my sister had to have one too! After she booked her wedding reception to be held in the tent, we later found out that Prom was to take place the same evening, only inside of the building just a few hundred feet away. ...

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Happy Anniversary Danny!

by Azure

I hope you will all forgive me for taking advantage of my job here to say "Happy Anniversary Honey, I love you." Sorry, but really, at what other job could I get away with this?

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Tell Us Why “A Diamond Is Expensive” and Win a Beautiful Ring!

by Azure

At one time or another, we’ve all heard the famous phrase coined by DeBeers, “A Diamond is Forever.” These DeBeers commercials bring to mind thoughts of endless love and insatiable desire, both very beautiful things... But not always the most realistic. Here at OneWed, we are all about giving you those honest answers- we know your wedding is going to be absolutely beautiful, memorable, and nearly picture-perfect... but we will not tell you that every single tiny detail will be...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Wedding Paper Divas Personalized Wedding Stationery

by Azure

Unleash the inner Diva in you with this week's Savvy Steal! This week's fab swag is brought to you by the very talented gals at Wedding Paper Divas. One lucky Savvy Scoop reader will win 50 personalized Thermography Save the Date cards, Bridal Shower Inviations or Thank you notes, whichever your little heart desires! Wedding Paper Diva's Thermography collection is very luxurious and brand new, so we are offering our Savvy Scoopers another "sneak-peek" (so to speak) at an amazing...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Non-Wedding Wedding Inspiration For Your Big Day

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I have been sharing a lot of non-wedding wedding inspiration on Rock n Roll Bride this week. Inspiration can come from anywhere and everywhere, whether that is a fabulous vogue photo shoot, an amazing frolic in the forest or a film noir style session. Don’t restrict what you search out to inspire you... just look around you. What do you love? What makes you smile? What do you find pretty? For today’s post I really want to share some images, that...

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Bubbly Bride: Not Your Typical Backyard Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you have a picture of your perfect wedding ceremony or reception in your mind... and can't seem to find the right venue, I suggest creating it yourself! If you have not been given the opportunity to attend a "backyard wedding" in a tent I encourage you to do your research. By starting with an empty tent you can add linens, chairs and even chandeliers that will reflect your non-typical backyard wedding. I urge you not to think that because you are choosing to...

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A Sweet DIY Wedding Idea: Cupcake Stands

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! If you’ve been following Savvy Scoop you know that serving cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake has become a hot trend. A lot of cupcake brides aren’t going with a traditional bakery, they’re having friends create the tasty tidbits. Here’s a question though, how are you going to display the wedding cupcakes? I mean, this isn’t 2nd grade, you can’t just have your mom bring them in a Tupperware! The simple, but still necessary answer:...

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