Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 50 Customized Note Cards from Polka Dot Design

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Your stationery “wardrobe” can convey just as much about your personal style as your clothing! This week’s Savvy Steal is from the talented ladies at Polka Dot Design, a leading online retailer of custom printed stationery. The winner will receive 50 foldover personalized note cards, in the style of their choice, from Polka Dot Design’s charming collection of patterned note cards or pre-printed monogram note cards. Whether your...

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Betty White Flips Ryan Reynolds The Bird on Set of The Proposal

by Azure

Did you go out and see The Proposal this weekend? If not, check out this hysterical promo for the production! Wait 'til you've left the office though, as it's NSFW! Once you've laughed until it hurts, get those creative juices flowing and dream up yourperfect platinum proposal, and you could win a set of hand-engraved platinum wedding bands from Kirk Kara, worth $4,500. Enjoy this hilarious clip!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Orange, Peach, and Teal Edgy, Rock ‘n Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Lori and Phillip are most definitely a couple with rock star credentials - check out how much they rocked these portraits. And I can't believe I've never seen a couple posing in a bath before, there is just something about that that I can't get enough of! Everything from the boys 50's style tuxes and the shots on the motorbike to the gorgeous flowers and the amazing peacock cake absolutely screams rock and rooooll! And don't forget to check out the new...

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Bubbly Bride: DIY Wedding Ideas- Wedding Day Wine Corks

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride If you are a wine lover like myself, consider carrying over your passion for wine into your wedding day. Wine corks can be used in a variety of ways to add some style to your big day! If you are well prepared, I suggest simply starting a year out and saving all of your wine corks as you celebrate your upcoming wedding and using these for place cards or decorations. Let your friends and family know your plans and have them start saving their corks, depending on...

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Monday Morning Makeup Tips and Great Deals from Sephora

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Looking for a little Monday pick-me-up? Our friends at Sephora just told us about two great sample packs that have “Bride to Be” written all over them. Even if you usually choose makeup by grabbing whatever you can find at the drugstore, you might want to take a different approach to mascara on the big day. Think, crying, uncles who put you in a bear hug, and pictures and you’ll understand why choosing the right mascara is important. Sephora is...

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Weekly Wrap-Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of June 15

by Azure

Welcome, Savvy Brides! Here’s your weekly wrap-up to make sure you’re up-to-date on everything swoonable. On Monday: We learned the best and worst songs for father-daughter dances. Bubbly Bride woke us up for an early morning wedding. Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride gave us an engagement session with an edge. On Tuesday: We got some survival tips for father-daughter dances. Debbie Welcher of Chatfields Boutique showed ways for every bride to show off her beautiful...

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Savvy Steals Winner- A Vintage Chic Cake Stand Made For This Bride!

by Azure

Congrats, sdbtrflygrl! Your comments this week earned you the beautiful antique white, 16’’ Victorian Frill handmade cake stand from Handmade Cake Stand. This will be a perfect accent at your vintage chic-themed wedding! We know your cake will steal the show atop this stunning cake stand! And for the rest of our Savvy Scoopers... Grab your best girls and head to The Proposal (starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds) this weekend, all the while thinking about how you would...

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Ever After Wedding Market:Sunny Day Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Every couple wishes for good weather on their wedding day, but you can obtain instant assurance by choosing items from our sun inspired selection! Start with a cheerful wedding invitation like the Elegant Floral Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design. Pairing canary yellow with black and white, this invitation suite includes matching lined polka dot envelopes. The Love Bug Letterpress Wedding Invitations from Invited Ink are equally charming with...

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Top Tips on Reducing Your Wedding Costs

by Azure

If you're just diving in to wedding planning and feeling overwhelmed with expenses, Pure Ambiance Event Planning has some great basic tips on reducing your costs. Check out our special feature by Kisha Barner of Pure Ambiance Event Planning over here.

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Bride Chic: Elegant Asymmetrical Wedding Dresses

by Azure

About Bride Chic The picture above inspired this post. Truly unique, simply stunning . . . . There's something exotic about asymmetrical necklines and we've been seeing a few of them gracing the runways in the past couple years. The beauty of going asymmetrical is, you can ruffle, ruche, dapple with florals, or simply leave the shoulder bare and whatever treatment you choose, it always comes off elegant . . . . If you're a tall, heavier or large boned bride, an asymmetrical...

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Father of the Bride, Is He Feeling Left Out?

by Azure

Whenever people asked my father how he felt about me, his youngest daughter, getting married he would say “Well, you know, the marriage industry is about disenfranchising men.” Now, perhaps I should explain that in addition to being a grump, my father is also an anthropology professor, so yes, he really does talk like that. Over the years, I’ve gotten pretty good at ignoring my father’s pronouncements, but I actually think he was trying to say something here, he felt left out....

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Looking for New Budget Wedding Ideas?

by Azure

Hey, did you know that having 50 guests will cost you less than having 200? Well, yes, you probably did. So many articles on how to have a wedding on a tight budget give you "helpful" advice like this. That's why I loved my conversation with Stephanie Berenbaum, co-founder of Fabulous and Frugal, Stephanie gave me real examples from her own wedding of how you can reduce costs while increasing the personal nature of your wedding. Come over to the advice section and check it out.

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Reese Witherspoon Finds “The Dress” For Upcoming Nuptials To Jake Gyllenhaal

by Azure

Unfortunately, we don't know much more than that! According to this week's In Touch Weekly, Reese has decided on the dress she'll walk down the aisle in. We don't know the style, we don't know the designer, but... We do know that Reese will don a gorgeous gown in a non-traditional color, similar to the fabulous frock Gwen Stefani wore (designed by John Galliano for Dior) when she wed Gavin Rossdale in '02. And to up the cute factor at the wedding, Reese's adorable daughter, Ava,...

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Gorgeous Vintage-Inspired One Shoulder Wedding Dress for $98?

by Azure

The Bespoke Bride is right. You should love how you feel in your wedding dress, and adore how you look in the photos that captured the big day. But... If you can find a beautiful wedding dress, perfectly suited for you on the cheap, that's as good as it gets, right? While trolling the fashion and wedding style websites today, I came across these two gowns, and could not believe my eyes when I saw the prices! The first dress, ultra chic and glamorous, with a long sheer train and...

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New Gift Registry from Amazon.com!

by Azure

Although picking out gifts may seem like a lot of fun, registering does not always make you feel like a kid in a candy store. Sometimes it makes you feel like a kid in a department store with lots of products and terms you’ve never heard of before. But today’s Savvy Brides have it easy. Thanks to Amazon.com, you can learn about and complete your registry without changing out of your pajamas. Anything Amazon sells, from cookbooks, to kitchen items, bedding, and even those pajamas...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Information about Signing Contracts with Vendors

by Azure

In this week's column, I once again look at the issue of contracts for wedding services, this time from the vendor's point of view. Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Ask the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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The Bespoke Bride: Budget Wisely, But Splurge For Your Dream Wedding Dress!

by Azure

About The Bespoke Bride As a bride-to-be one of the most frequently asked questions seems to be, “So? Do you have your dress?”. I get this. It makes sense. The Dress plays a big role in a wedding. I know it’s the first thing I’m looking at when the bride is walking down the aisle . It’s probably the most significant single piece of clothing you’ll purchase. For many, it’s also the most expensive single piece of...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Father of the Bride

by Azure

I love my dad, but I hate trying to come up with gifts for him. There are only so many books, gadgets, and t-shirts I can buy him over the years. Every year, I desperately look for themes to try and inspire me. You though, you’re lucky, you have your theme, your wedding. How does your wedding tie in to your father’s day gift? Well, here are some ideas: 1) A photo album of pictures of the two of you, or just one nice one framed (this may be difficult if your dad is the family...

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Featured Wedding: Gabe and April

by Azure

Special Feature by Evan Vanderwall of Evan Vanderwall Photography. This April I was granted the privilege of traveling to the beautiful state of Arizona to capture Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel and April Flores uniting as one. Gabe and April are a young, beautiful couple, full of life and love for each other. Taking their portraits was a blast - they felt so comfortable and natural being affectionate with each other, which makes things especially easy on a photographer. The ceremony took...

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POP a Platinum Proposal, Win Kirk Kara Platinum Wedding Bands

by Azure

Remember way back in 2000 when Monica proposed to Chandler on “Friends”? Women proposing used to seem edgy. Today though, it’s a bona fide trend! Celebrities like Jennifer Hudson are leading the charge, and with movies like the Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds production, The Proposal, opening this Friday, it’s becoming more and more popular. OneWed is awarding one lucky reader the ultimate prize to get in on the trend of proposing to her man- a pair of hand engraved Platinum...

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Father’s Day Quiz (and a little giveaway)

by Azure

Last month, we got a lot of laughs out of moms in pop culture. In movies, bad/scary moms can be sort of funny, but dads, well, not so much. So, instead of listing the worst dads or the best dads, we thought we’d test your knowledge of pop culture. See if you can match the four father/daughter pairs below. 1. Jon Voight 2. Ravi Shankar 3. Jawarhalal Nehru 4. King George VI A. Norah Jones B. Elizabeth Mountbatten C. Angelina Jolie D. Indira Ghandi Still reading? We have a...

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Doing your homework: Finding the right readings for your wedding

by Azure

Feeling at a loss about what readings to incorporate into your wedding? Check out this special feature by personalized wedding poet and wedding blogger Chloe’ Yelena Miller for some great ideas. My favorite wedding reading was a passage from The Little Prince about slowly and patiently taming a fox. What's yours? Let us know in the comments!

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Lufthansa Does Weddings??

by Azure

Who knew! Lufthansa just celebrated a big anniversary. 50 years of service to India. In honor of this, the airline tapped the "Vera Wang of South Asia", Manish Malhotra, to design three wedding dresses exclusively for Lufthansa. This is all part of a larger promotion (for details, click here), but... I thought these designs were just stunning and had to share! Nearlyweds were asked to select their favorite Manish Malhotra/Lufthansa design as part of the contest. So, I'm...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Sweet Home Chicago Weddings…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Planned All The Way Down To The Last Detail! They say, "If you've got it, flaunt it" - and Chicago's definitely got it! If you and your love are planning a Chicago wedding, consider flaunting this gorgeous city of ours at your wedding, all the way down to the very last detail. Adding a lil' Chicago into your wedding has never felt so good! Below are a few ideas on how to celebrate your love of the "Windy City" by incorporating it into your big...

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