Hostess with the Mostess: More Wedding Ideas and Inspiration from Artfool Events

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Back in February, I shared with you one of my favorite spots to draw decor inspiration for your big day- professional event design portfolios. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the folks at Artfool have a true flair for creating a stunning, cohesive, sophisticated atmosphere at the events they design. Their website, chock full of color palette, floral design, and centerpiece ideas, is one of my first stops when I'm feeling...

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Plus Size Female Form- Because Every Girl Deserves Her Dream Wedding Dress

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Debbie Welcher of Chatfields Boutique As full figure brides are aware, many bridal boutiques do not carry sample sizes to try on in their size. The bridal industry, as with most designers, is influenced by smaller-sized brides. It’s all a bit confusing in a nation where the typical woman is a size 14, as very few designers feature plus size models to exhibit their bridal gowns. Often, a designer will offer their stunning designs up to size 26, but don't...

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Featured Wedding: Amber and Jeff

by Azure

Special Feature by Katie Minister of Minister Images I flew to Philadelphia to photograph the wedding of my good friend from college, Amber. From the minute I got to her house, I knew I was in for a fun event! We went to Carinwood Mansion, one of the most beautiful venues that I've ever seen, where we took family pictures. Amber honored her mom's memory by wearing her wedding dress. On to time spent with Amber & Jeff before the big event, and then Jeff's entrance into the...

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How to Survive Your Father Daughter Wedding Dance

by Azure

In movies, the father/daughter dance always looks so beautiful: There are flashbacks and fuzzy camera work, everyone cries tears of joy. In reality though, it can be stressful, even if you don’t have a “complicated” family relationship. The truth is, most of us don’t have a lot of practice dancing with our dads, and a lot of dads don’t like to dance. Here are some tips on how to survive your father/daughter dance. 1) Talk to your dad Find out how your dad feels about...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Put Your Wedding Cake on a Pedestal!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway This week’s Savvy Steal is a gorgeous, antique white, 16’’ Victorian Frill handmade cake stand from Handmade Cake Stand. This gorgeous piece will become an heirloom for one lucky bride-to-be, and is valued at $250.00! Each cake stand from Handmade Cake Stand is made one at a time, using a potter’s wheel and a lump of porcelain clay. From start to finish, each stand takes 8 weeks to make, so much time and patience is put into...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Edgy Engagement Photo Shoot

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Engagement sessions. You either hate them or love them. Personally, I started off in the first camp but since being sent a million and one fabulous ones I have to say my mind has now been changed. A good engagement session will bring out the personalities of the couple and will be as far away from mediocre as possible. Holley & Jason score highly with their session by The Nichols... the cars, the tattoo, the glasses, the bright red dress... this is right up...

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Bubbly Bride: Early Morning Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Not every bride has dreams of her wedding lasting late into the night. Some morning brides love a delicious brunch served along with a desire for early morning vows. This is a great way to save money and some couples have traditions of brunch every Saturday or Sunday morning and want to share this with their friends and family. The menu will obviously offer much different fare with items such as eggs benedict and fancy french toast ending with a delicious...

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The Best (and worst) Father Daughter Dance Songs

by Azure

WARNING: This post may cause unintentional sniffling. Happy Monday! Father’s Day is this weekend, and to celebrate we offer a week’s worth of posts honoring dad. Today, we give you a completely unscientific listing of what I have determined are the top ten father/daughter dance songs. I'm not saying all these songs are great, I'm just saying they're what a lot of people choose. 1) Sunrise/Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof) 2) Father and Daughter (Paul Simon) 3) Unforgettable...

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Weekly Wrap-Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of June 8

by Azure

Welcome, you Saturday and Sunday Savvy Scoopers! Here’s your weekly wrap-up to make sure you don’t miss a thing. On Monday: We learned that when it comes to wedding planning, three is a magic number. We kicked off Geek Week with a proposal in search of a bride. The Bubbly Bride took us out for a spin. We got a little messy with Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride. On Tuesday: We downloaded our “Marriage” app for an iPhone proposal. We put the word out in style with 1st Class...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Hand-Painted Wedding Stationery Designed by a True Artist goes to…

by Azure

Guess who is walking away with 75 custom-made, hand-painted wedding response cards and invitations from Momental Designs? The lucky winner is...(cue the drumroll)... MrsOlsen2B! This Savvy Scooper's hard work this week really paid off! Thanks to her smart, savvy comments on many blog posts this week, MrsOlsen2B will kick-off this most momental event (her wedding) with stunning, beautiful wedding stationery. Congrats, MrsOlsen2B!

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Ever After Wedding Market: Radiant Roses Wedding Ideas

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Roses are not strictly limited to your wedding bouquet! Our merchants demonstrate the wide variety of ways in which you can incorporate roses into your ceremony. Flowers always make a beautiful hair accessory and roses are no exception. The Floral Facinator from Ann Leslie Designs features an ivory rose embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystal with layers of French veiling between the petals. Agape Gifts has an equally elegant creation in the...

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Bride Chic: Unique But Understated- Wedding Dress Ideas for a Relaxed Look

by Azure

About Bride Chic Want a more relaxed look for your wedding day? If you're not so much into 'The Big Dress' and more about being yourself in some really great fabric, here are a few choice picks from the best of the Spring/Summer 2009 collections. Though understated, these all have some intricate detailing. 1. Full-length white dress from Temperly 2.Cream stretch lace bandage dress with tan leather lace up back. Alexander McQueen dress has overlapping shoulder straps, a concealed...

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Neil Gaiman Helps out with a Marriage Proposal

by Azure

What better way to finish off Geek Week than with the intersection of graphic novels and fairy tale romance? Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline and the Sandman series, gave fans Jason and Maui a little romantic help at a signing for The Graveyard Book. Jason called ahead to arrange the surprise. Everything went perfectly - except for the part where Maui was so excited to meet Gaiman that she almost didn't read the inscription! The full, sweet story is on Jason's blog. I'm huge fan...

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Pre-Wedding Party Idea: A Wine Tasting

by Azure

Are you looking for a way to make some of your wedding planning decisions a little more fun? Why not involve your friends? When my friends Michael and Matthew were getting married they were lucky enough to have a venue (Chicago’s Newberry Library) that allowed them to provide their own bar. We’ve written about this idea before, because it’s a great way to save money. Michael and Matthew both like a nice glass of wine, but neither of them are exactly Alpana Singh. So, to...

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Loving Jenny Yoo’s Spring 2009 Bridesmaid Dress Collection!

by Azure

Clean and simple, yet flattering, stylish and beautiful. Every bridesmaid's dream come true, right? These bridesmaid dresses from Jenny Yoo's Spring '09 collection are so lovely! I adore the understated elegance and whimsical, romantic colors present in this collection.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Psycho Families

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about how to handle relatives who are not sitting on the bride's side. Do you have a question about wedding relationships, etiquette or traditions? Write The Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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The Bespoke Bride: Hiring a Day Of Coordinator for a Stress-Free Wedding

by Azure

About The Bespoke Bride One of the first things I did once we started planning the wedding was to find a wedding planner, or rather, a day of coordinator (DOC). Given my Type A tendencies and event management career I knew that I wanted to plan my own wedding but I hadn’t any desire to look after the day of bits, nor did I want to task my family or friends with it. Partly because I envisioned a wedding day that involved sleeping in, getting a manicure and generally lazing about the...

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Featured Wedding: Mary Elizabeth and Mark

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Within the first ten minutes of meeting Mary Elizabeth and Mark, you realize what a truly genuine couple they are - funny, warm, and full of life. Mark is a talented florist. He created the gorgeous bouquets and all the beautiful décor for the wedding as a surprise for his beautiful bride. They were married at the Sea Shell in Long Beach Island, NJ, and had their fabulous reception there, too. Congratulations on your...

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LOLcat marriage proposal

by Azure

Oh hai. Geek Week continues with a marriage proposal that got a little cyberhelp from the LOLcats. Enjoy. Srsly.

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Be Savvy, Brides!  Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win 75 Wedding Invitations and Response Cards

by Azure

Hey ladies! Don't miss your chance to win 75 gorgeous, custom-made, hand-painted wedding invitations AND response cards from Momental Designs! Only 2 more days to comment your way to this week's Savvy Steal! For full details on this weeek's fab swag, and how to win it, click HERE!

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Top Tips on Tying up Loose Ends After Your Wedding

by Azure

Once you're back from the romantic whirl of the honeymoon, there's a whirl of far less romantic things to do. To get a handle on the list so you can breathe easy, check out our Top Tips on Tying up Loose Ends After Your Wedding by Expert wedding planner Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding.

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Nude Lips: Back and Better Than Ever, Just In Time For Summer!

by Azure

It's your wedding. You want to look (and feel) more beautiful than you ever have in your life. But, you still want to look like you! So, if you aren't comfortable donning red lips or smoky eyes, your wedding day is not the time to experiment with this type of look. I've always loved a good nude lip, especially for the summer. I recently purchased two fabulous essentials to achieve this natural look, both from NARS. Start with the NARS Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls. This high...

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Marriage Proposal Via Videogame

by Azure

Geek Week continues! This softhearted hacker reprogrammed his girlfriend's Super Nintendo game to literally create their own world. He took her character past some of their favorite memories and even threw in some of her favorite romantic song lyrics before popping the question. How could anyone say no to that? What features would you go past in your perfect world with your intended? Let us know in the comments!

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