Featured Wedding: Tony and Ashley

by Azure

Special Feature by Laura Parker of Fairy Tale Photography. Ashley was a second-grade teacher and Tony's nephew was in her class. Once Tony saw her, he knew he wanted to get to know her better. Two years later, he popped the question - and the rest is history. Their wedding was March 13, 2009 at Ashton Depot. It was cold, raining, and amazing! Editor's Update: People have been wondering who the florist for this wedding was. Laura e-mailed to let us know that those gorgeous...

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A Proposal Story Sure to Make You Weep

by Azure

One of our very own OneWed couples was featured on Engagement 101 Mag today. Vince proposed to Brittany with a storybook depicting their fairytale romance. Have a look...I cried at my desk.

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Exclusive to OneWed from Paper Chez: A $1200 Value!

by Azure

For the month of May, Paper Chez is offering our OneWed Savvy Scoop readers FREE custom wedding invitation designs with the purchase of a set of letterpress wedding invitations! If you are wondering what Paper Chez is all about… “At Paper Chez, we believe that the perfect wedding invitation should create a stunning first impression of your special day. Our high-style invitations are crafted with great attention to detail using only the finest paper made from 100% cotton for a...

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Mother-in-Law Trouble? Sometimes You Need to Vent!

by Azure

There’s no doubt about it, mothers-in-law have a bad reputation, and sometimes that reputation is deserved. Planning a wedding can bring out the worst in certain relationships so venting with strangers can be a needed release. If you need a place to vent, I’ve got two suggestions for you. The first, is obviously our forums. The Vents and Frustration forum is especially good for getting things off your chest and getting good advice on how to handle difficult situations. I also...

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Round 2- Wedding Day Makeup Tips from Richard Class of Bluemercury!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Scoopers! Our fabulous resident make-up expert, Richard Class, is back with some marvelous products from Laura Mercier that one Savvy Scoop reader will win this Friday. And, if you find yourself in the Chicago-area and want to learn the tricks of the makeup trade in-person, you can reach Richard at 773.327.6900 to schedule an appointment! Without further adieu, a second priceless product tutorial from the talented and highly-coveted, Mr. Class... With May underway, we...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: For The Stylish Groom…

by Azure

...And His Entourage! About It's A Jaime Thing Today, the groom is just as modern as the bride and becoming more involved with the planning process, especially now that so many couples are paying for their weddings themselves. Therefore, we can't forget the groom when it comes to style, or the groomsmen either, for that matter! Check out these super hot ties for the groom and his entourage by Etsy seller Toybreaker! Who says men can't wear pink? Puh-lease! These ties are...

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Handle with Care Studio- Mention OneWed and get $50 off!

by Azure

Handle with Care Studio is a Brooklyn-based invitation design company, designing one-of-a-kind custom invitations for your wedding day or special event. The breadth of knowledge of its owner, Casey Coyle, is extremely impressive, previously working as an Art Director for a New York magazine, designing lavish invitations for magazine events before starting her own design studio. Handle with Care specializes in custom one of a kind wedding and event invitations, and each invitation is...

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Distinctively beautiful wedding rings

by Azure

Looking for a little more than a plain gold band? I love these handmade rings from Down to the Wire Designs. They're beautiful and distinctive without straying too far from traditional wedding ring territory. You can choose from his line, or work with designer and metalsmith Chuck Domitrovich to create a unique set of wedding bands all your own.

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Set

by Azure

Experience the power of pure pearl and gems To enhance your natural beauty, this week’s Savvy Steal is from Laura Mercier’s Flawless Face collection. One gorgeous Savvy Scoop reader will receive the Mineral Powder Set, composed entirely of natural elements to promote healthy skin growth and fight the aging process. Included in this week’s fab Savvy Steal… 1.Mineral Primer: A formula to perfect and prime the face before applying powder foundation formulas, this primer...

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Bubbly Bride: Sitting in Style at Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When planning a wedding we all want our guests to be as comfortable as possible. You will be amazed at how by adding furniture to your wedding it will transform the evening from a reception hall to a lavish event unique to you! Try creating corners and gathering areas for your guests to join together and get to know one another. The furniture will encourage your guests who choose not to dance or are taking a break, to sit and stay for awhile! Your friends and...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Featured Wedding at England’s Bradley House

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I consider myself a very lucky blogger. I get sent so much amazing stuff that my job is practically done for me! So this week I decided to take a different approach to the sometimes daunting task of selecting which wedding of all the amazing ones I come across to use for my guest post. So I put a little update on twitter (feel free to follow me and say hi by the way, I’m under RocknRollBride surprisingly http://twitter.com/RocknRollBride) saying ‘I'm on...

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Mother’s Day Present Idea for a Mother-of-the-Bride

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Last week we saw some fabulous shoes from Mary Norton, but I also really loved the purses in her bridal collection. I know we’ve seen some other posts on purses, but personally, I don’t see the need for the bride to carry a purse. Your groom has a pocket for your lipstick, and anything else you need can be tucked away in a little bag under your table. BUT, with Mother’s Day less than a week away, these gold purses really struck me as a great present...

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of April 27

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. Are you worried you missed something in this week’s scoop? Here’s your wrap-up of wedding ideas for the week of April 27th. On Monday: • We got some recommendations on what to do with children at your reception. • Rock n’Roll Bride got “wrapped up” in an engagement photo session. • We learned about a new MySpace wedding planning contest. • The Bubbly Bride shared some ideas for a sports themed wedding. On Tuesday: • We...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Purple Passion

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Purple has long been associated with wealth and nobility. Use this color to bring sophistication and elegance to your wedding. Choose vibrant fuchsia for a modern twist on this color theme. Packaged with real rose petals, the plum and matte silver Vintage Glamour Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design will surprise and impress your guests. Or choose the natural elegance of the Hydrangea Pressed Flower Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden...

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Savvy Steals Winner: Commenting your way to pearly white teeth!

by Azure

Our Savvy Steal winner this week, who will be armed with an amazing suite of REMBRANDT whitening products for picture-perfect wedding day photos, is MrsOlsen2Be! Congratulations, MrsOlsen2Be and MrOlsen2Be! Promise to send a along a wedding photo so we can see those gleaming smiles. Don't forget to check back Monday for our next Savvy Steal! Put your best face forward with the next great giveaway....

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Speaking of Honeymoons and Swine flu…How to Avoid Wedding Disasters!

by Azure

Planning for Wedding Day Debacles:How to sidestep Swine flu on your honeymoon! Would-be Wedding Disaster: Swine Flu Pukes on Honeymoon Plans The Savvy Solution: Contact the Center for Disease Control for the most accurate and up-to-date details. Sign up for national/international news and updates from your travel agent. Contact the hotel and airline about potential refunds and rescheduling. Emphasize the fact that it’s your honeymoon which could lead to more sympathy and agent...

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Top Tips on Navigating the Wedding Aftermarket

by Azure

If you just got married, you might be staring at a closet full of candles, vases and other wedding items that you’ll never use again. Instead of shutting the door and dealing with it later, consider selling your items to another bride. Not only will you be helping her save some money, but you can recoup some of your wedding costs, too. If you're nervous about diving into the online wedding aftermarket, Susan Alexander Shapiro of BravoBride has some great advice on buying, selling,...

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“Celeb” Newlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Honeymoon in Style

by Azure

Heidi and Spencer (from MTV's The Hills) secured their place in history as "Speidi" with their April 25th nuptials in Pasadena, CA. This couple, who many wish would just disappear forever, took the proper precautions while honeymooning in Mexico, protecting themselves against Swine flu. Look on the bright side, though... At least we know Heidi won't be recording another amazing music video like the one below until its safe to take the face mask off!

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Bride Chic: The Hair Bride- Wedding Day Hairstyle Ideas

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns put it succinctly when making this observation: "When it comes to topping it off there are two types of brides: 'hair' brides and 'veil' brides." In the case of the veil bride, she may figure wearing this traditional accessory will be a once-in-a-life time deal; others claim they don't really feel like a bride till the veil goes on. A hair bride is another story. Her crown of glory is her way of pulling the whole look together...

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Jewish Wedding Idea: Design Your Own Chuppah

by Azure

The chuppah, or wedding canopy, is a central part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. But, for years, it was basically treated like a fixed piece of furniture. You used the synagogue’s chuppah, end of story. Many Jewish couples today though want to make the canopy, which after all symbolizes their future home, more personal. One idea is to have your chuppah designed, by an artist like Corinne Soikin Strauss of the Artist’s Wedding Studio. She designs personalized chuppahs painted in vivid...

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Quick Wedding Day Tip to Save the Day

by Azure

It's a rainy day in Chicago... So I wanted to share this beautiful piece of advice from Debi Pilot of Debi Pilot Photography Everyone envisions beautiful, sunny, blue skies on their wedding day but...that isn't always the case. Buy beautiful white, black, and/or color-themed umbrellas just in case. Don't take the tags off and return if you get the weather you were praying for.

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Always a Blogsmaid: Long Distance Maid of Honor

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid The Question: I'm living abroad and my wedding will be in Seattle. My closest friend from growing up lives in Atlanta, but I have several other close friends who live in the Seattle area that I wanted in my wedding party as well. Knowing that I'm going to need help, should I ask one of those girls to be my MOH (Maid of Honor), even though I'm much closer with my friend in Atlanta? I don't want them to be angry with me for having someone else and then them...

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Featured Wedding: Elizabeth and Brian

by Azure

Special feature by Sarah Brooke Carpinelli of Sarah Brooke Photography Elizabeth and Brian were married in June 2008 and are a great example of a bride and groom truly enjoying their wedding day! Elizabeth planned plenty of time into her day to relax between events and spend time with her loved ones. Their ceremony was located at an unremarkable church and they opted for photos beforehand in Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market and Olympic Sculpture Park. Afterwards, they enjoyed...

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Help your bridesmaids look good while they look great.

by Azure

Looking for the perfect little treat for your bridesmaids? Flirt Buttons has terrific, fun pocket mirrors to help keep your best girls looking sharp. With 88 styles and counting, you're sure to find one that's just right for each of your bridesmaids... Even that one weird cousin. I almost won't leave the house without my favorite lip balm. What's the touch-up piece that you always have on you?

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