Weekly Wrap-Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of June 22

by Azure

Welcome, weekend brides! I hope you’re catching up on the Scoop while being served breakfast in bed by your fiancé. Monday Sephora helped us start off the week looking our best. Bubbly Bride told us to put a cork in it. Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride dressed us in orange, peach, and teal. The magnificent Betty White showed us she’s a little more brass than golden in this promo for The Proposal. Tuesday We fell in love with bridal necklaces by Watters. It’s a Jaime Thing...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Cue The Drum Roll For This Fresh And Funky Bride!

by Azure

Congrats, AngelofArdor! You are this week's lucky ducky Savvy Steals winner! We can't wait to see which adorable Polka Dot Design personalized note cards you chose! There will be another fabulous Savvy Steal on Monday, but... Don't forget to send your platinum proposal story to savvyscoop@onewed.com by July 15th! He asked for your number, he made the first move and he dropped the first "L" bomb. Now it's your turn... For a woman with all the answers, tell us in 200 words or...

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Ever After Wedding Market:Let Watermelon Hues Inspire Your Wedding Day

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market For a bright summer wedding take inspiration from watermelon, one of the season’s sweetest and most colorful treats. Stickers with a Wedding Monogram Design from Simply Embellish Designs combine playfulness of design with elegant type. Equally charming is the Square CD Folio in Fresh Poppies Pink from Flyleaf Books which could be used to store CD archives of your wedding photographs or music from your reception. The pale green Nénuphar Earrings...

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Top Tips for Writing a Good Love Letter

by Azure

Just because you've caught each other doesn't mean the fun of the chase has to end! Check out our Top Tips for Writing a Good Love Letter and surprise your honey with a good old-fashioned mash note! What made the best love note you've ever gotten so special? Let us know in the comments?

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Bride Chic:Wedding Dress Inspiration with a Corseted Twist

by Azure

About Bride Chic If you've been following Bride Chic, you know by now June has been dubbed corset month and we've been around the world checking in with all the designers working this niche. Wrapping up the topic, I saved some of the best for last. Today we'll meet Joan Shum. Though this Long Beach designer doesn't specialize exclusively in corsetry, she certainly has a few stunners in her collection. Inspired by art and costume, she's added these and others to her design repertoire....

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Real Wedding Challenges: Making Accommodations

by Azure

We love hearing real wedding stories, and on the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through one or more challenges in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. To read the first three Real Wedding Challenges, click here. Luke and Amber have only been married a year, so I found their perspective on their somewhat unique situation...

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Origin of “The Best Man”- Did you know….

by Azure

That the term “best man” dates back to the times when Scotsmen kidnapped their future brides. So who was the "best man" accolade bestowed upon? The friend of the groom who had excelled at the abduction.

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Two Heavenly Wedding Dresses from Amy Michelson

by Azure

I am dying over these new designs from Amy Michelson, drooling on my keyboard as we speak. Ok... not really drooling, but how amazing, dreamy, sexy and chic are these wedding dresses? I've always loved the look of a bare back with a stunning, classy dress. There really is nothing sexier. If you're a bit unsure about baring it all in one of these dresses, though, check out Amy's tips on how to wear your Spanx with a low-back dress!

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Interfering Mothers-in-Law

by Azure

The interfering mother-in-law seems like an old-fashioned stereotype. But, unfortunately for the bride in this week's column, it's a reality, and it's leaving her with a big problem, 20 extra wedding guests. Do you have a question about wedding-related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Featured Engagement Session: Chioma and Seun

by Azure

Special feature by Fola Adewole of Fola Adewole Photography This June, Aba and I were granted the unique privilege of traveling to Old Town Alexandria to capture the pre-wedding session of Chioma and Seun. Chioma and Seun are a young, beautiful couple, full of love and laughter. Taking their portraits was a blast - they were so comfortable and natural being affectionate with each other. They exuded intelligence, charm, and sexiness. Aba and I are so excited to be photographing...

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Top Wedding Invitation Trends: Colors, Patterns, Silhouettes and More!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jeanne & Joyce of Invitations4Less.com Your wedding invitation is more than a piece of paper inviting guests to your event. In addition to setting the tone for your special day, your wedding invitation is an extension of your individuality, style, and taste. The wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding day. Because the design and color used on your invitations will set the mood for your special day, you may be curious as...

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More Tips from Amazon’s Wedding Gift Registry

by Azure

As we told you last week, your favorite online bookstore, Amazon.com, has a brand new wedding gift registry service. One of the best things about doing your registry at Amazon is that you can register for all sorts of items you might not think of getting at your typical department store. Check out this info from their section on registering for personal care items: Scales and Health Monitors
 You might think there is nothing romantic and exciting about a bath scale or blood...

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Playboy Mansion, Pinup, Player and Platinum: Kendra Wilkinson to Wed This Saturday!

by Azure

Kendra Wilkinson is expected to wed Hank Baskett at the Playboy Mansion this Saturday, and she will be dripping in platinum and diamonds- over $100,000 dollars worth! For her big day, Kendra will be wearing... - Platinum drop earrings with 4.25 carats of diamonds ($47,000) - Platinum pendant with 2.50 carats of diamonds ($33,700) - Platinum bracelet with 4.50 carats of diamonds ($21,000) All personally selected by Kendra, and designed by jeweler Michael Barin. Celebrities...

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Wedding Music Gone Wrong

by Azure

Last week we ran a little piece with the worst Father/Daughter dance choices. Which got us thinking, what would be the worst music choices for weddings in general? It turns out the folks at NPR were one step ahead of us (hey, they’re very smart over there). Here are some of my favorites from their list: Send in the Clowns (as the bride walked down the aisle no less) You’ve Lost that Loving Feelin’ (first dance, no joke) The Lady is a Tramp (sung by the groom to the bride,...

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The Man Registry: Invest in Engagement Ring Insurance

by Azure

About The Man Registry If you’ve recently ponied up for an engagement ring, then you know the stress that goes along with making such a high dollar investment. Whether you went with the traditional “two months” salary or something more in a realistic price range, you’ve made a substantial investment and you should take the steps to protect her new finger candy. Most jewelers or engagement ring websites offer insurance through their store or can point you in the right...

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Zero-Gravity Wedding

by Azure

Noah Fulmore and Erin Finnegan knew they wanted a wedding that was out of this world. Rather than wait for a moon colony, they settled for having the first weightless wedding. The two got married on a jet that specializes in making deep arcs to get astronauts used to the sensation of weightlessness. Fulmore and Finnegan also had rings made from metal extracted from meteorites, and, yes, the bride wore slacks under her dress. Congratulations to the happy couple. It's not everyone...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Summer Spirit featured in People Style Watch!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess HWTM got a little mention in the new June/July 09 issue of People Style Watch! Enjoy this fabulous and fruity cocktail recipe- perfect for your outdoor bridal shower, engagement party, or bachelorette party! Or... especially perfect to kick back with after a long day at the office!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Spellbound Weddings Inspired By The Indian Culture

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Indian weddings have always fascinated me. Vibrant colors, luscious details, the long celebration that often times (from what I hear) lasts for days.... I'm in awe! While I wish I knew more about the traditions that go along with an Indian wedding, I can say that every time I see pictures from one of these gorgeous celebrations, I wonder - who couldn't get inspired by the beauty of it all? I'm mesmerized by all of the bright, bold and colorful decor and...

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First Look: Must-Have Bridal Jewelry from Watters

by Azure

During Chicago's Bridal Market a few months back, I had the pleasure of watching a Watters runway show. The dresses, both bridal and bridesmaids, were absolutely stunning. But the show was stolen by the necklaces worn by the models. I have been chomping at the bit since Market for Watters to officially launch this amazing new jewelry line, and it's finally here! These made to order pieces are beyond beautiful, the perfect accessory for your big day. To find an upcoming Watters...

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Featured Engagement Session: Rafaela and Kendall

by Azure

Special feature by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Rafaela and Kendall are a very special couple planning to wed in December 2009 in Florida at the historic Farmer's Market Building in downtown Winter Park. These two are one of those couples that makes your heart melt. Not only are they super cute, but they are fun and they totally defined the word "candid". We had so much fun that I am ecstatic about how beautiful their wedding in December is sure to be!

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 50 Customized Note Cards from Polka Dot Design

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Your stationery “wardrobe” can convey just as much about your personal style as your clothing! This week’s Savvy Steal is from the talented ladies at Polka Dot Design, a leading online retailer of custom printed stationery. The winner will receive 50 foldover personalized note cards, in the style of their choice, from Polka Dot Design’s charming collection of patterned note cards or pre-printed monogram note cards. Whether your...

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Betty White Flips Ryan Reynolds The Bird on Set of The Proposal

by Azure

Did you go out and see The Proposal this weekend? If not, check out this hysterical promo for the production! Wait 'til you've left the office though, as it's NSFW! Once you've laughed until it hurts, get those creative juices flowing and dream up yourperfect platinum proposal, and you could win a set of hand-engraved platinum wedding bands from Kirk Kara, worth $4,500. Enjoy this hilarious clip!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Orange, Peach, and Teal Edgy, Rock ‘n Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Lori and Phillip are most definitely a couple with rock star credentials - check out how much they rocked these portraits. And I can't believe I've never seen a couple posing in a bath before, there is just something about that that I can't get enough of! Everything from the boys 50's style tuxes and the shots on the motorbike to the gorgeous flowers and the amazing peacock cake absolutely screams rock and rooooll! And don't forget to check out the new...

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Bubbly Bride: DIY Wedding Ideas- Wedding Day Wine Corks

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you are a wine lover like myself, consider carrying over your passion for wine into your wedding day. Wine corks can be used in a variety of ways to add some style to your big day! If you are well prepared, I suggest simply starting a year out and saving all of your wine corks as you celebrate your upcoming wedding and using these for place cards or decorations. Let your friends and family know your plans and have them start saving their corks, depending on...

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