The Man Registry: Groom’s Guide to the Bride’s Gift

by Azure

About The Man Registry As the wedding day approaches, it’s probably not a bad idea to start thinking about getting a wedding day gift for your bride-to-be. We know that you’ve already purchased a ton of gifts from the parents to the groomsmen to the out-of-town welcome bags, but we promise you that this one is just as important. If you make the right choice, you can almost guarantee that you won’t end up in the doghouse for at least the first few months of marriage. After that,...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Modern Moroccan Wedding

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess The modern Moroccan theme is sure to be a hit with your guests, and is perfect for an outdoor or beach wedding reception! The eclectic, colorful vibe exudes romance and mystery. This theme is perfect for any bride with a penchant for creative details like metallic gold branches, exotic fabrics, jewel-toned hues, and Casbah lanterns. Use lightweight, gemstone-inspired fabrics such as chiffon or dupioni silk for festive table runners, and fill colored...

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Brides on a Budget: Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Look, no matter how many episodes of Platinum Wedding we watch, it’s time to face it, we’re all on a budget these days. That’s no reason to give up on your dream dress. Check out Sell Your Wedding Dress and Once Wed for amazing deals on wedding dresses and accessories. Don’t forget to tell your bridesmaids about it, too. You may not want to part with your special gown, but even though you know they can totally wear their bridesmaid dress again, they might want to see what they...

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Expert Answers: Enhance Your Photos with a First Look

by Azure

Special Feature from Forever Photography by Kylene What I love about weddings is that they’re constantly evolving. From the big poofy sleeves and massive hair of the 80s, we’ve somehow developed into a sophisticated style where really anything goes. Weddings used to be full of traditional rules that had to be abided, and now it’s up to the couple how they want to portray their new love. One of the most traditional things about a wedding is the bride’s walk down the aisle...

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Free Wedding Websites!

by Azure

Congrats on your engagement! Now the fun begins...Tell your love story from engagement to wedded bliss with our free wedding websites. With over 60 design/color-combos to choose from, courtesy of our friends at Wedding Paper Divas, Luscious Verde and our own custom design vault, you'll be sure to find something that fits your individual couple style and sass. With WPD you can even buy all the matching elements - invitations, save-the-date cards, programs, and more! Enjoy!

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Introducing the Savvy Scoop Wedding Blog!

by Azure

Welcome to Savvy Scoop: OneWed's Bridal Blog! In addition to our fabulous weekly Guest Bloggers: Always a Blogsmaid, The Man Registry, Bubbly Bride, It's A Jaime Thing, Hostess with the Mostess, and DIY Bride, we are thrilled to announce our featured contributors: Once Wed, Diva Dialogue, and Ever After Wedding Market. In addition to these fantastic contributors, we'll also hear from our Expert Wedding Vendors weekly in our Honest Answers from the Experts feature. All the sage...

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Introducing Hostess with the Mostess- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Jennifer Sbranti is an accomplished designer, entrepreneur, and entertaining guru from San Diego, California, where she resides with her husband, Sonny Sbranti, and their 2 yellow labs, Jazz and Max. After graduating from the University of San Diego in 1999, Jennifer pursued a career in graphic design - first working in product development & design for a publishing company, then in print & web design for an advertising agency. In 2002, Jennifer founded her own design firm - Sbranti...

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Introducing DIY Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Khris Cochran is a craft guru, author of The DIYBride: 40 Fun Projects For Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding, and hopeless bon vivant. While widely acclaimed for her abilities to run with scissors and color outside the lines, Khris is best known as the creator of DIYBride.Com, an online hub for the crazy-cool do-it-yourself weddings set. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she teaches crafts and helps couples plan swell weddings. DIY Bride Khris...

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Good Favors and Good Fortune

by Azure

Weddings get everyone thinking about the future... And about food. That's why these fortune cookies make perfect wedding favors. As you can see, these are no ordinary fortune cookies - and you can personalize them to make them truly yours. You choose the flavor, and you choose the gourmet chocolate to dunk them in. Best of all, you can customize the insides too. You can write up to five different fortunes. Make your guests sigh or just freak out Aunt Edna -it's your call. We predict...

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Introducing Bride Chic- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. Other connections to fashion? I've been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and written articles for The Wedding Gazette and Pash. In addition to designing, I'm the editor of Bride...

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Introducing Bubbly Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Caroline has three years of wedding coordinating experience, and recently founded Bubbly Bride, a brand new wedding planning blog offering "wedding inspiration for less stress and more champagne." She is a wedding consultant, twitter addict, optimist, dreamer, and loving wife! Bubbly Bride Caroline Eaton Bubbly Bride Events http://www.bubblybride.com/blog/

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Introducing Always A Blogsmaid- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Xochitl is an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants, one of only 40 in the world. In 2003, Xochitl co-founded Always A Bridesmaid with fellow Brown alumna Mayra Castillo, together they have grown their consultancy into one of New York City’s most sought after wedding planning firms. In addition to being a featured planner on the Style Networks’“Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”, Xochitl has also been named one of New York Magazine’s best...

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Introducing The Man Registry- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

TheManRegistry.com is an online resource for grooms and is the internet leader in wedding advice for men. The centerpiece of the website is a specialized wedding registry featuring wedding gifts tailored toward grooms. Included in the thousands of products you'll find at The Man Registry are barware, electronics, tools, logoed sports items, and groomsmen gifts. The company also recently launched their official blog, GroomsAdvice.com, which gives grooms an outlet to read, share, and...

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White House Weddings

by Azure

Looking for a little historical inspiration for your wedding? Celebrate President’s Day by taking a virtual tour through the Smithsonian’s collection of White House Wedding memorabilia. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/3a4.html). When you’re done fantasizing about a Rose Garden reception, check out the pages on the First Ladies. Everyone knows our newest First Lady is a fashion icon, and hundreds of brides have looked to Jackie O for inspiration but what about their...

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When Wedding Proposals Go Terribly Wrong!

by Azure

Our friends at The Man Registry forwarded along this video and we couldn't resist sharing. Congrats to all of our newly engaged brides-to-be!

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Top Ten Wedding Movies

by Azure

Who says marriage takes all the excitement out of a relationship? You’ll find plenty of ammo to counteract that with this list. 1. Wedding Crashers – The first 20 minutes of this movie alone are all it takes to remind you of why weddings are so much fun… And such good places for your attendants and guests to find a little romance too! The fact that it’s also hilarious is just icing on the cake. 2. It Happened One Night– This is one of the best romantic comedies ever made...

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Top Ten Romantic Movies

by Azure

Top Ten Romantic Movies 1. Casablanca – If you haven’t gotten around to seeing Casablanca, drop what you’re doing and watch it immediately. There’s a reason it makes so many best movie lists. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are fantastic and the romance will make your heart swell, but that’s just the beginning. The whole world of Casablanca is richly detailed – you care about even the smallest characters – and it has some of the smartest, funniest dialogue to ever hit...

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14 Great Love Poems

by Azure

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Onewed.com gives you 14 great love poems. Some are perfect for a wedding reading, some are just to remind you of why you’re getting married in the first place. 1. “Drunk as Drunk” by Pablo Neruda http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/drunk-as-drunk/ If you’re looking for romance, it’s hard to go wrong with Neruda. Try “Drunk as Drunk,” but be careful — if you aren’t home with your honey, you may wish you were. 2. “Marriage Morning” by...

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Put your own stamp on your wedding invitations… Literally!

by Azure

Why stick dead presidents on your wedding invitations when you can treat people to a fun shot of you and your groom instead? Zazzle.com allows you to upload pictures to make your own custom stamps. They're real postage and will be honored by the U.S. Post office - not to mention making your guests do a double-take. Nobody can lick you two as a couple... Except this one time.

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DIY… The Professional Way

by Azure

If Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ever get married, do you think they’ll head down to the local stationary store and choose invitations from a book in the back? Probably not. Celebrities can hire professional designers to create invitations, place cards, table cards and thank you notes with their own personal touch. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do the same? Now you can. Crowdspring.com is a ridiculously easy-to-use site that hooks up everyday people like you with their own...

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These Flips are no Flops!

by Azure

I love a stunning pair of heels as much as the next girl - as long as the next girl isn’t a character on “Sex & the City” - but I’m also notoriously addicted to comfort. I love how many cute styles of comfortable wedding shoes you can find now. These customizable flip flops from Wedding Belle Moseys are, feet-down, my favorites. I love the idea of buying these in your bridesmaid colors as attendant presents. Although the barefoot, tipsy maid-of-honor doing the Y.M.C.A. is a...

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Ringing Success

by Azure

When I was getting married, the ring was the last thing I thought about. I think it was about a month before the wedding before it dawned on my fiancé and me that the rings didn’t just magically appear on the ring bearer’s pillow (which, ironically, I had thought enough about to get from my sister). Now, I’m happy with my wedding ring, and I assume my husband is as well, but I can’t say I have the same affection for it that I do for my engagement ring. If you’re looking for...

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Where’s the Beef?

by Azure

For the meat lover in your life... In the South, we have a tradition of a Groom’s Cake. Sometimes it’s served at the rehearsal dinner, sometimes along side the wedding cake. It’s usually red velvet. This though, takes the idea of a Groom’s Cake to all new levels! As a vegetarian, I feel I should be disgusted, but somehow, I’m strangely intrigued!

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(Fabulous) Hallmark Moments for Same-Sex Couples

by Azure

Put Your Money Where Your Values Are! The state of California may no longer recognize gay marriage, but it’s nice to know that some businesses believe in true love. Hallmark is unveiling a line of four cards especially designed to appeal to same-sex couples having weddings or commitment ceremonies. Equal love for all!

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