Insider Tips for Creating a Green Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Brian Worley of YourBASH! and host of Party Monsters Cabo. These days, throwing green weddings and events is much easier than in the past and doesn't have to cost you much more, if anything, than a traditional wedding. The three key words to throwing a "green" or eco-friendly wedding are “recycle,”“reuse,” and “reduce”! 1. Rent the dress Grooms and groomsmen have been wearing rented tuxedos forever, so why not rent a wedding dress? I know it sounds...

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Finding Inspiration in a Williams-Sonoma Catalog

by Azure

Afternoon Savvy Scoopers! Last night I found a wedding delight in my favorite cook's catalog - Williams-Sonoma. Perhaps not the first place you go for wedding decor ideas, but WS knows how to dress and photograph a table! For a Sunday brunch Wedding or bridal shower consider these pastel treats:

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Ever After Wedding Market: Crystalline Glamour

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Create a sophisticated celebration by combining the sparkle of crystal with white and silver accents. Delicate flowers and shimmering pearls are a perfect addition to this theme. Attach rhinestones to invitations or include a pinch of iridescent glitter. Carry a bouquet of white roses and wear a tiara as you walk down the aisle! In order from Top Left to Bottom Right: Daisyblu, Elaine Haydon Jewelry, Luv to Peek Bridal, Oh Faro!, Nina Renee Designs,...

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Free Wedding Jewelry

by Azure

I was at the gym the other day and I picked up the February issue of Lucky Magazine (magazines are really the only reason I get on the eliptical). Anyway, I noticed that their sweepstakes for the month included some great jewelry from Fortunoff, Ritana, and these sweet earrings from ice.com that just scream wedding day to me. There are two lessons here: 1) Go to the gym, it’s good for you. 2) Sometimes we can get a little tunnel vision when it comes to weddings. But take some time...

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Bliss Unveils New Bliss Bridal Couture Line!

by Azure

There are few things in life I love more than a fabulous pair of shoes, and I have a serious weakness for anything that BLINGS! As if the existing collection from Bliss Bridal Shoes weren't tempting enough, Bliss has just rolled out its Couture Collection of Limited Edition Bridal Shoes! If you're looking for a sexy embellished sandal that glistens with beautiful pearls, or a peep-toe platform that sparkles with rhinestones, Bliss has got you covered!

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Hostess with the Mostess: Fabulous Event Inspiration from Artfool Events

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’ve got a wedding to plan and love looking at gorgeous design to pull inspiration for your big day, professional event design portfolios are a great place to start! To gather ideas for floral design and color palettes, check out artfool events’ online portfolio! Artfool Events brings style and grace to each of its planning endeavors- for a website full of amazing inspiration Click Here! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here...

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The Man Registry: Groom’s Guide to Selecting Wedding Party Members

by Azure

About The Man Registry Selecting members of your wedding party can be a very overwhelming task. The more people you know, the harder it becomes. Obviously, you want to get these choices right and you want to convey how thankful you are to the lucky few that you choose. Asking someone to stand next to you on your wedding day is an honor that is hard to equal. Ideally, you want to make your decisions nine to 10 months before the wedding. The first thing you want to consider along with...

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Dressing Your Groom Like a Star

by Azure

Having trouble getting your groom to settle on a tux? Maybe he just needs a little inspiration. It never hurts to look to the Academy Awards red carpet for the latest in formal fashions... Well, almost never. A classic tux always looks smashing, as Will Smith illustrates, but this year I was really digging the black-on-black looks I saw. It's formal, different, and the perfect contrast to a white gown. Sean Penn and Phillip Seymour Hoffman both showed off the look well (though my...

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Depth of Focus: A Wedding Film from My Point of View

by Azure

Special feature from Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films Depth of focus: The range of image distances corresponding to the range of object distances. Depth of focus is an important part in what filmmakers and videographers do. Without depth of focus, it would be impossible to place objects or people where you want them in the frame. It would be impossible to make your vision clear to the viewer. There’s also another type of depth of focus, the type filmmakers must have inside...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Marc Jacobs Inspired Wedding…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Registry, Decor, Fashion and Gift Ideas For The Fashionista Bride! Calling all Marc-o-holics! Let your favorite designer inspire you for your wedding day, with simple, stylish, delicate daisies. Daisies may be simple, but Marc Jacobs found a way to turn them glam offering brides elegance for their wedding day and beyond! Below are just a few of my personal favorite picks for your fashion-infused wedding...which I'm thrilled to share with you as my...

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How to Have a Great Green Wedding!

by Azure

One of the perks of this job is getting a chance to chat with fascinating people. Check out this interview with green wedding author and blogger, Wenona Napolitano. Then, visit onewed’s new bookshelf section to read a review of The Everything Green Wedding Book. Interview with Wenona Napolitano author of The Everything Green Wedding Book by Marta Segal Block Marta: Do you consider yourself a “wedding person” who became interested in the environment, or an environmentalist...

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Wedding Hair, Hollywood Style

by Azure

Sunday night’s Academy Awards didn’t hold many surprises in terms of the winners, but I for one was surprised by how many stars had their hair down: Angelina Jolie, Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman (Actually, I’m a little confused actually as to whether her hair was up or down). After Drew Barrymore’s Golden Globes windswept don’t, I thought everyone would have their hair shellacked to hell. Maybe that’s just me though, my hair has a mind of its own and I find it easiest to...

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Royal Wedding Alert!

by Azure

Sweden's Royal family has announced the engagement of Crown Princess Victoria to her longtime boyfriend Daniel Westling. Princess Victoria is heir to the Swedish throne. The couple plan to marry in the summer of 2010, and the ceremony is going to be a knockout - an early estimate for the guest list was 1,000 people. Be sure to check back here often as we get the latest scoop on all the preparations!

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Diamonds are a drink’s best friend

by Azure

What's cooler than cool? Ice cold. Add some extra sparkle to your reception or engagement party with Cool Jewels from Fred. These diamond-shaped ice cube trays are an easy and inexpensive way to play up your party's theme - not to mention a fun surprise when your guests order something "on the rocks".

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Introducing It’s A Jaime Thing- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Hi Everyone! My name is Jaime, I'm a wedding blogging, high-heel wearing, dark chocolate loving, red wine drinking Chicago girl who loves to plan, create, try to inspire & make people smile! I write the wedding blog at http://www.itsajaimething.com.

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Who Shined the Brightest at the 2009 Academy Awards?

by Azure

Last night, the stars on the red carpet took the 2009 Little Gold Dress trend to new heights! Stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Tina Fey, Evan Rachel Wood and Jennifer Aniston dazzled in gilded gowns.

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Bubbly Bride: Ice (Sculptures that is) Takes the Cake

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you are looking for ways to WOW your guests, ice sculptures are a unique way to bring in creativity to your day! Whether it is as simple as an ice vase centerpiece or as complex as an ice bar for your drinks, your guests will appreciate the skills of the artists I found at Ice Sculpture Designs. Have bowls and trays carved to serve your shrimp and hors d'oeuvres during your cocktail hour, It will keep them fresh and looking tasty! If you order an ice bar,...

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Wedding Dresses Straight from the Red Carpet

by Azure

For some of us, watching the Academy Awards is a love-hate experience. No matter how many lame jokes, cheesy musical numbers, and baffling award choices we stay glued to our seats. Sometimes we’re waiting for those can’t miss moments like Jack Palance doing one-handed push ups, or the Adrien Brody/Halle Berry kiss, but more often then not, we just want to know what people are wearing. To make ourselves feel better about spending 5 hours in front of the TV this weekend, we’re...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Sweet Menagerie of Birds

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Fill your wedding with the cheerful melody of chirping birds! Our merchants offer a wide selection of bird inspired products to embellish your ceremony. From exotic peacocks to delicate hummingbirds, the variety of plumage makes it easy to match your wedding colors. Try adding elegant feathers to favor boxes or have your guests toss bird seed instead of rice. In order from Top Left to Bottom Right: Nansglam Pink Lily Press Elaine Haydon...

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Ever After Wedding Market: True Blue

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market A selection of items to chase away your winter blues! The color blue has a long history of symbolism for weddings. Brides in Ancient Rome wore blue to represent their love, modesty and fidelity. And to this day, many brides follow the Victorian tradition of wearing something blue for good luck. The color blue continues to be a popular choice for weddings and these suggestions from our merchants will certainly inspire you to pick something blue! In...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Color is Free

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid So, today is my first day posting for OneWed and I am just thrilled! I'm hoping to bring you some of the fun advice that I share with readers of my own blog as well as inside tips that's usually reserved for my clients. As always, I love taking reader questions, and to get my "online life" at OneWed started, I'm going to share a question that I get again and again from brides. The Question: I'm on a tight décor budget, what can I do to make the most of my...

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Bubbly Bride: I Thought Black Was For Funerals?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Tradition says you wear black to funerals to mourn–I say wear black in weddings to be classy, fun and fabulous! Over half of the weddings I have been to in the past year have sported black bridesmaids dresses down the aisle. This may seem out of place for someone who holds to the traditional view of black, but it is one of the hottest trends in 2009. The classic “little black dress” complements every figure and can be worn to most any occasion. Black...

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Expert Answers: Your Money Personality Is Showing

by Azure

Special Feature from Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Do you realize that you have a money personality? You do, and it shows. As you prepare to walk down the aisle, it’s important that you and your groom are paying attention to each other’s money personality. Or will you both believe that since you are already discussing the wedding expenses, your money personality does not have to be addressed? Let’s break this...

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There’s No Sweeter Way to Keep the Doctor Away

by Azure

...Unless one or both of you are doctors. Then they're not a bad way to get the doctor to cuddle up! These happily paired chocolate-caramel apples are a fun and tasty treat. Not to mention adorable. The "brides" are dipped in white chocolate, while the grooms are a tasty mix of white and dark. Serve them as engagement party favors, give them to your attendants, or just save them for the apple of your eye.

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