Surprise Your Man With A Romantic Date (Without Breaking The Bank)

by Azure

This past Saturday, I planned a day of fun for that special someone in my life. I don’t claim to be a planner… in fact, I’m more of a “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of gal. So, I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about how it would all go down. Luckily it was a success, and a fun, romantic date that can be easily recreated, no matter where you live! 1) Art:We hit up four or five art galleries in Chicago, each with a different look and feel.Art galleries are...

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Bel Canto Designs: Vintage Jewelry Designer Launches Fab New Blog!

by Azure

The talented Mari of BelCanto Designs just launched her new vintage bridal jewelry blog! Back in May, we featured some of her gorgeous hair accessories and bracelets on the Savvy Scoop, and I was delighted to be given a first look at her brand new blog. A very well-done, beautiful site, with stunning bridal accessories for the classic, timeless bride, it's definitely worth a look! While the vintage bridal jewelry and hair accessories steal the show, Mari also incorporates photos of...

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Design Your Own Wedding Dress, It’s Child’s Play

by Azure

My five year old definitely has her own sense of style. I recently bought her this great toy that lets you play fashion designer, even if you have the drawing skills of a five year old. It got me thinking, what if they made a toy like that for brides? You could match different hairstyles with different bodices, different skirts, and different shoes and see which combination added up to the perfect wedding dress? Then I realized, they do make it, it’s called scissors and glue, or...

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Happy Anniversary, My Love!

by Azure

Why do I love working in the wedding industry? Simply put, I spend every day talking and thinking about the happiest day of my life...the day I married my husband. Happy 3rd Anniversary, Dave! I love you with all my heart. xoxo JP

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Vote For OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party for AdWeek’s People’s Choice Award!

by Azure

We are so excited about the launch of WeddingPreParty.com (the first of its kind Wedding Social Network), and need you help Savvy Scoopers! Wedding Pre-Party is up for a People's Choice Buzz Award on AdWeek, and we'd love for you to vote for OneWed and help spread the love! To nominate Wedding Pre-Party for the People's Choice award: - clickHERE - look for our pretty pink and green Wedding Planning and Social Networking wedding invitation - and click the blue "Vote Now!" button...

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Jennifer Hudson: From Proposal Trendsetter to Baby Mama- Gives Birth on Monday!

by Azure

Our Platinum Proposal contest back in June was inspired by the burgeoning trend of women proposing to men. One such celebrity trendsetter was Jennifer Hudson, who proposed to her man with a custom platinum and 5-carat diamond ring by Neil Lane (now, even though she popped the question, I hope Hudson is the one with the 5-carat rock on her finger. I can't imagine that being very masculine...) On Monday, Hudson gave birth to her first child, David Daniel Otunga Jr.! Congrats to this...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Fabulous Aprons For The Bridal Party!

by Azure

...Get 'Em Dolled Up & Dish Out Some Wedding Gossip! About It's A Jaime Thing Whether your bridesmaids are domestic goddesses or domestically disabled, let them have fun playing the part in these lovely aprons by designer Anna Maria Horner, brand new at www.themerrymartini.com! Anna's designs are always unique and whimsical, with silhouettes in different styles and colors to catch your eye... and maybe even his, so grab yourself one, too! Take a look... Aren't they adorable? ...

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Proposal Stories: Women Who Proposed, Part III, Sports

by Azure

Last month we finished up an amazing contest. Working with PGI, we gave away platinum wedding bands. To be entered in this contest, women had to tell us their stories of how THEY would (or did, or might) propose if they had been the ones to ask the question. We received HUNDREDS of entries. The winner was chosen randomly, but we received so many amazing entries we just had to find a way to share some of them with you. Check our advice section every week for a new article featuring a...

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Glamour.com Spreads The Wedding Pre-Party Love!

by Azure

Check out the fab story on Glamour.com's SINGLE-ISH blog today about Wedding Pre-Party- How To Scope Out Your Next Wedding Hook-Up! LOVE it!! Let's get the party (and the wedding crashing) started!

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Feature Wedding: Annie and Steve

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Adi of Next Exit Photography Annie and Steve had a picture perfect wedding at the Calamigos Equestrian Center in Burbank. Besides being one of the nicest days in Los Angeles weather-wise, it was such a beautifully designed event, perfect for a princess! Annie works at “the” premiere bridal registry in Beverly Hills so it’s no wonder she has all the style in world.

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Hostess with the Mostess: Great Bridesmaids’ Present Idea

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Are you thinking about bridesmaids’ gifts? What about a hostess gift for anyone throwing you an engagement party or bridal shower? I was thrilled to find these aprons from Smocks. They are the perfect accessory for any stylish girl who loves to entertain. Smocks even offers a volume discount, with bridesmaids gifts specifically in mind! If you’re looking for more great ideas for home entertaining, come visit us at Hostess with the Mostess. ...

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Gorgeous Bridal Shoes To Treasure Forever

by Azure

These bridal heels are definitely worth the splurge! Each Aruna Seth shoe is designed and handcrafted in Northern Italy, but can be purchased online or at high-end boutiques in New York (at exclusive Botticelli shops) and Texas. Comfort and luxury are key with these shoes. Crafted with buttery soft leather, thick cut satin and special padding (and embellished with Swarovski crystals), these are the perfect kicks for the shoe-loving bride-to-be. And hey, they cost less than...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Paper Couture Stationery For Occasions Of All Kinds!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway A few weeks back, I posted about the gorgeous wedding stationery from The 2U Collection. Paper Couture is an amazing line within the 2U Collection offering one-of-a-kind paper creations for everyday life, and the products are beyond beautiful! For this week's Savvy Steal, one lucky reader will receive three must-have Paper Couture products. 1.So you can send praise to those special people in your life, a set of Compliment Cards: These...

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Chinese Nearlyweds Gunning For Guinness World Record- Longest Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Some lofty goals for this Chinese couple! In pursuit of a Guinness World Record, Chinese bride Lin Rong donned a wedding dress that... - had a train over 1.2 miles long (2 km). - was covered in 9,999 silk red roses. Taking guests more than three hours to roll out the bride's nearly $6,000 wedding dress, this couple was not playing around! The reigning record holder, from Romania, had a dress 1.5 km in length, so this title may be changing hands very soon!

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Bubbly Bride: ‘Monumental’ Locations For Your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride What location did you choose to take pictures on your big day? Every state, city and town has that one destination that is a must for photos. Whether it is as grand as the Eiffel tower, or as simple as the popular hamburger joint down the street, you have that monument that your area is known for. Most brides want to have the classic picture with this monument to remember the destination of their wedding. Plan ahead with your photographer to meet at a certain...

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How to Plan a Wedding, an Historical Perspective

by Azure

Happy Monday! I went to my public library’s book sale this weekend and among other things, I picked up this book, first written in 1939 and updated in 1958 (you can actually get your own used copy on Amazon). As you can see, the illustrations are fabulous! In some places the book feels surprisingly modern. For example, there are pages and pages of instructions on how to word invitations in the case of various kinds of situations, including divorce and remarriage. In other places,...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Dalla Nonna Calendar Necklace Goes To…

by Azure

PattyJ! Thanks to all her smart, savvy comments this week, PattyJ is the lucky winner of the gorgeous Dalla Nonna sterling silver calender necklace! It's such a beautiful piece of jewelry and a stylish way to remember that most special day. And hey, now Patty's hubby has no excuse for forgetting their wedding anniversary... so this week, he's a winner, too! TGIF, beauties! And thanks to everyone who attended our fabulous Wedding Pre-Party Twitter launch soiree. It was a huge...

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Featured Wedding(s): Same Venue, Two Very Different Weddings!

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim Brown of TAB Photographic Being a wedding photographer that shoots across the country is a great thing for Tim Brown of TAB Photographic. Having two weddings in his home state of Connecticut, on two back to back weekends, at the same location (being Elizabeth Park located in Hartford) was a nice change of pace. At the same time, that's when the questions began about how to make two weddings at the same location tell two separate stories, the stories of each...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Midas Touch for a Gilded Wedding

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market All that glitters is not gold, but these golden handmade wedding accessories are irresistible! Nothing glitters more than the Elegant Glitzy Layered Wedding Invitation with Gold Rhinestone Buckle , a metallic invitation with double faced satin ribbon and gold rhinestone buckle, from Glitzy Events. For an elaborate modern design select the Quatrefoil Wedding Invitation from Pink Lily Press. Add a flourish to your envelopes with gold Custom Calligraphy...

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Bride Chic: Going Floral With Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Florals aren't exactly a new and radical concept in bridal wear but oh la la! They sure are romantic. And what options and diversity a designer has creating when it comes to planting them in collections. Florals can decorate an entire bodice and skirt, adorn a hemline or be a small and suble accent on a belt or shoulder. I'm always intrigued by embossed floral fibers like the Alexis Mabille dress in the last photo. One of my favorite looks is the classic...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Always a Bridesmaid AND a Bride

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a woman who is juggling being both a bridesmaid and a bride. Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Small Kitchen Appliances

by Azure

This week’s helpful information about Amazon’s Wedding Registry Guide is about the top five Small Appliances. When assembling your registry list of appliances, keep in mind the size of your kitchen and whether the items will fit. If the appliance is accessible and you're comfortable using it, it'll more likely add to your cooking ease and pleasure. Food processor: These range from mini chopping machines to full-size professional models. Be sure to check which attachments come...

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Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

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Featured Wedding: Ashley and Tom (and Holly)

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Ashley and Tom met on a golf course. He wouldn't let her leave until she tried golfing (which she had never done)... so she obliged. And the rest they say... is history. They decided that they wanted to get some of their photos with their horse, Holly, who is just beautiful and has a lot of personality. She was great and was even rewarded by being able to run around after. Afterwards, we snapped some of Tom and...

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