Get a wedding dress with the best of both worlds

by Azure

One of the best things about this year's wedding dress collections is that savvy green brides no longer have to make a choice between conscience and fashion sense. Take the Vert collection by Jessica Iverson, for example. These gorgeous couture dresses are made with sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics - you'll even a hempsilk option that's suitable for vegans. You'll get extra bonus points from Mother Earth because Jessica Iverson avoids bleaches and harsh chemical dyes, but you may...

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Featured Wedding: Katie and Tim

by Azure

Featured wedding by Brian Drouin of Drouin Photography Katie was frantically hurrying to get ready for her big day as Tim shook from nervousness while he checked over his vows. It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon. The sun gleamed and the breeze rustled through the landscape. Then suddenly a calmness flowed over the scene as they stood together in front of their loved ones, expressing their appreciation and affection for one another. Afterward, I felt like documenting it all...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Spring has Sprung!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride It’s starting to feel almost like spring has finally sprung here in the UK, so in honour of the little bit of sunshine we’re finally seeing I thought a warm and sunny wedding would be perfect. Coming across Nicole and Chris’ wedding, photographed by the brilliantly talented Tanja Lippert, I knew I’d found my wedding of the week. Doesn’t just looking at it make you smile? I love all the playful details mixed in with the distintly classic overall...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway: Amrita Singh Southampton Bracelet

by Azure

“I think you’re the only girl in the world that can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man’s pocket”Jane Russell To Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Product Description: While we can’t offer diamonds for our Savvy Steals giveaway, Amrita Singh’s Southampton Bracelet will make you feel like a billion bucks! With pieces featured in every major fashion magazine, a seemingly infinite number of celebrity fans, and...

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Bubbly Bride: Dream’s Do Come True

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Disney has been encouraging little girls' dreams for years, to grow up and find their Prince Charming. Some have had their fairy tale endings planned since before they can remember! Disney is taking on one more industry...bridal dresses. Now you can get married in a dress created by couture designer Kristie Kelly to appear as your favorite Disney princess. These are gorgeous floor length gowns for you to dress up and feel like a true princess on your wedding...

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Wedding Balloons

by Azure

I feel like ever since we wedding guests found out we aren’t supposed to throw rice at the bride and groom (birds eat it, it swells in their bird-sized bellies), we’ve been at loose-ends. Birdseed is out because you’re introducing non-native seeds into an area (and you don’t want the bride looking like Tippi Hedren in “The Birds”). Butterflies have their own obvious mortality problems, and confetti gets stuck everywhere. So, how about a balloon release? Balloons tomorrow ...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Chocolate Dream

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Express your love of everything chocolate with this inspiring theme suggested by Flyleaf Books! Chocolate has been associated with love for centuries, ever since the Mayans first discovered the potential of the cocoa plant. Embellish your cake with delicate chocolate swirls or a velvety dusting of cocoa powder. Serve hot chocolate with desert or have a chocolate tasting with plenty of champagne. The rich brown tone of chocolate looks lovely paired with...

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Introducing OneWed’s Savvy Steals weekly giveaway!

by Azure

Every Monday, look for a Savvy Scoop blog post on a product or accessory that we just can’t live without! Each item has been honored with the OneWed Loves It! award, and every Friday, the fabulous item introduced on Monday will be given away to one (or more!) lucky Savvy Scoop reader. So, would you like a chance to win one of our Savvy Steals? We make it easy for our nearlyweds to win these products we love. Simply post an informative comment* on any blog post for the week, and...

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Your Something Blue: Vintage refurbished purses and clutches

by Azure

Vintage Glam Weddings is a fantastic wedding blog that shares with its readers vintage, handmade, and flea market treasures that can help brides-to-be create a fabulous vintage inspired wedding. I LOVE this blog, and when I was browsing Vintage Glam yesterday, I stumbled across Amanda's post on vintage refurbished clutches and purses from Chlorine. Chlorine is a Los Angeles-based boutique whose owner, Carrie White, collects one of a kind vintage purses and clutches, cleans them up,...

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Making the Most of Your Outdoor Wedding Photos

by Azure

Special Feature by Jamie Striplin of Crystaline Photography and Multimedia, LLC. The first thing to consider is the time of day you are getting married. If you are planning an outdoor ceremony or outdoor portraits, try to stay away from high noon! This is the time of the day when the sun is directly overhead, it is usually the brightest and hottest time of day, and you’ll have to deal with the most shadows unless the day is overcast. Not every wedding can accommodate missing this...

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Bride Chic: LIVING THE DREAM

by Azure

About Bride Chic Visions of last night's dreams come to light with the morning sun; Soon the order of these days and nights will be simple; a pure sensuality arrives enhanced by the rose-sweet fragrances of noon. Mind and body become one as you envision the days ahead: A wedding picnic, a night under Orion with your beloved; Once nature’s carnival beckons in the form of flowers, trees and newborn animals, You go willingly . . . Gowns byManon Pascual-Paris Photos:...

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Jewish Weddings: An Interview with Rabbi Hyim Shafner

by Azure

Interview with Rabbi Hyim Shafner author of The Everything Jewish Wedding Book When I got married I was decidedly un-interested in Judaism or religion. But, my husband and I are both Jewish and so we went with the flow and had a Jewish wedding. After reading Rabbi Shafner’s Everything Jewish Wedding Book, and having a chance to talk to the very forward-thinking man. I sort of wish I could have a do-over. His relationship-based, spiritual approach to weddings and Jewish life in...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Open Bar or on Consumption

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid The Question: For my reception, I have the choice to do Open Bar, top Shelf for $60 per person, or beverages on consumption around $8 for a cocktail. I'm not sure which one will work out better for me and I need some advice. The Answer: Well, I think that this really depends on both your crowd, AND the price of non-alcoholic beverages. On average, most guests at a wedding drink more alcohol than they would normally. Typically a drink per person, per...

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Who Doesn’t Love Vera Wang on Sale

by Azure

Nothing says "Good Morning" like a Vera Wang sale announcement in my inbox! Save 30% on Fine Linens & Luxury Bedding at the first Vera Wang on Weddings White Sale. Just enter SPRWHT at checkout. Happy shopping!

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Top off your wedding cake with a laugh

by Azure

I absolutely love the creativity and playfulness that goes into cake toppers. A topper that's a little bit of fun and a whole lotta you is a terrific, subtle touch that can really make your wedding cake. Package Perfect has a great selection of everything from sweet to silly. Best of all, you can mix and match most sets to create a couple that really looks like you.

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Planning a Wedding? 10 Reasons to Think Small

by Azure

By Christina Friedrichsen, IntimateWeddings.com Job losses. Plummeting stocks. A housing market that continues to tank. It's enough to make any girl get the jitters. And as if the recession wasn't bad enough, you have a wedding to plan! Take heart. You can still have an amazing wedding - and stick to your budget. How? A small guest list! When you've got fewer guests, you can splurge on the things that really matter to you. For some that might be a gourmet dinner, for others it...

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OneWed’s “Genius Wedding Expert” Talks Wedding-Night Sex on Glamour.com!

by Azure

Glamour.com’s daily sex and relationship blog, Smitten, wanted some expert advice on doing the deed on the big day. You’ll never guess whose wealth of knowledge they tapped into… I’ll give you a couple of hints. She’s a OneWed gal, a devoted Savvy Scooper, and her name starts with J and ends with N. Yep, you got it! Our very own Jen N offered smart and savvy advice for Smitten’s “Wedding-Night Sex: Would You Take a Sex Break Before Your Big Day?” This fabulous...

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Hello!Lucky: Invitation Trend: Luxury for Less

by Azure

Special Feature from Eunice & Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky Necessity is the mother of invention – or in this case, invitations– and we can’t be happier to say that the silver lining of the economic downturn is that stylish, budget-friendly invitation options are cropping up everywhere! Hello!Lucky’s new digital line is printed on gorgeous letterpress papers, giving you the feel of letterpress for half the price or less. 100 invitations come in at just $240, including...

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The Man Registry: Groom’s Guide to Wedding Day Transportation

by Azure

About The Man Registry Let’s face it men, when it comes to wedding planning, there are only so many things that can actually get you revved up. Chances are you could care less about the flower colors, bridesmaid dresses, or how many layers are on the wedding cake. But, my guess is that you might have a little something to say about the transportation on the big day. Cars, after all, are a boy’s best friend. Arranging wedding day transportation is one of the groom’s biggest...

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Married Name-Change 101

by Azure

Special feature by Danielle Tate of MissNowMrs.com. Name change is a very big decision for brides. It’s important to take some time to consider how you and your fiancé feel about name change as well as what form of name change you both want. Will you change your name to his, hyphenate, or use your maiden name as your middle name? With so many choices and strong opinions, it has become increasingly important for couples to compromise on your new married name. Remember that a...

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Flower Girls and Ring Bearers: Give Them a Gift You’ll Both Enjoy

by Azure

You’ve probably given some thought to your bridesmaids’ gifts, or at least put it on your list of things to think about, but what about your littlest attendants? Do yourself a favor, get them a dual-purpose gift, something they’ll love and something to keep them busy at your reception. This is especially important if they’ll be the only kids at your wedding. I love Land of Nod’s “I’m not bored anymore art jar.” It has everything you need to keep a child busy at an...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Black & White Inspiration

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess During my time at The Special Event 2009 in San Diego back in January, I attended the “Wedding Lunch”, and was beyond inspired! With 16 different Black & White table looks throughout the room, all designed by different companies, there was always something new to discover. Seeing such creativity and over-the-top glamour really got my wheels spinning! Just as Bubbly Bride said in her “I Thought Black Was For Funerals?” Savvy Scoop post, black...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Born For Brides…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Shoes For Your Something Blue Green! Modern brides today are reinventing tradition. So why not turn that "something blue" into "something green" instead? By green, I mean smart and eco-friendly- like these adorable, ever comfortable bridal shoes by Born! "Handsewn constructions require fewer adhesives and cements and fewer internal components, creating footwear that is more organic, naturally. Børn Footwear is handcrafted by skilled artisans, not by...

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Spread the luck and spread the love.

by Azure

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We think you deserve a little luck at your wedding whether you're Irish or not. Here are a few fun superstitions to liven up your ceremony. As you may know, you can draw good fortune by complementing your something old, something new, something, borrowed, and something blue with a lucky sixpence in your shoe. Sixpences are thought to be lucky in general, but worn down the aisle in your left shoe is where they really shine. You can find sixpences embedded...

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