Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Paper Couture Stationery For Occasions Of All Kinds!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway A few weeks back, I posted about the gorgeous wedding stationery from The 2U Collection. Paper Couture is an amazing line within the 2U Collection offering one-of-a-kind paper creations for everyday life, and the products are beyond beautiful! For this week's Savvy Steal, one lucky reader will receive three must-have Paper Couture products. 1.So you can send praise to those special people in your life, a set of Compliment Cards: These...

Read Article »

Chinese Nearlyweds Gunning For Guinness World Record- Longest Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Some lofty goals for this Chinese couple! In pursuit of a Guinness World Record, Chinese bride Lin Rong donned a wedding dress that... - had a train over 1.2 miles long (2 km). - was covered in 9,999 silk red roses. Taking guests more than three hours to roll out the bride's nearly $6,000 wedding dress, this couple was not playing around! The reigning record holder, from Romania, had a dress 1.5 km in length, so this title may be changing hands very soon!

Read Article »

Bubbly Bride: ‘Monumental’ Locations For Your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride What location did you choose to take pictures on your big day? Every state, city and town has that one destination that is a must for photos. Whether it is as grand as the Eiffel tower, or as simple as the popular hamburger joint down the street, you have that monument that your area is known for. Most brides want to have the classic picture with this monument to remember the destination of their wedding. Plan ahead with your photographer to meet at a certain...

Read Article »

How to Plan a Wedding, an Historical Perspective

by Azure

Happy Monday! I went to my public library’s book sale this weekend and among other things, I picked up this book, first written in 1939 and updated in 1958 (you can actually get your own used copy on Amazon). As you can see, the illustrations are fabulous! In some places the book feels surprisingly modern. For example, there are pages and pages of instructions on how to word invitations in the case of various kinds of situations, including divorce and remarriage. In other places,...

Read Article »

Savvy Steals Winner- The Dalla Nonna Calendar Necklace Goes To…

by Azure

PattyJ! Thanks to all her smart, savvy comments this week, PattyJ is the lucky winner of the gorgeous Dalla Nonna sterling silver calender necklace! It's such a beautiful piece of jewelry and a stylish way to remember that most special day. And hey, now Patty's hubby has no excuse for forgetting their wedding anniversary... so this week, he's a winner, too! TGIF, beauties! And thanks to everyone who attended our fabulous Wedding Pre-Party Twitter launch soiree. It was a huge...

Read Article »

Featured Wedding(s): Same Venue, Two Very Different Weddings!

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Tim Brown of TAB Photographic Being a wedding photographer that shoots across the country is a great thing for Tim Brown of TAB Photographic. Having two weddings in his home state of Connecticut, on two back to back weekends, at the same location (being Elizabeth Park located in Hartford) was a nice change of pace. At the same time, that's when the questions began about how to make two weddings at the same location tell two separate stories, the stories of each...

Read Article »

Ever After Wedding Market: Midas Touch for a Gilded Wedding

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market All that glitters is not gold, but these golden handmade wedding accessories are irresistible! Nothing glitters more than the Elegant Glitzy Layered Wedding Invitation with Gold Rhinestone Buckle , a metallic invitation with double faced satin ribbon and gold rhinestone buckle, from Glitzy Events. For an elaborate modern design select the Quatrefoil Wedding Invitation from Pink Lily Press. Add a flourish to your envelopes with gold Custom Calligraphy...

Read Article »

Bride Chic: Going Floral With Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bride Chic Florals aren't exactly a new and radical concept in bridal wear but oh la la! They sure are romantic. And what options and diversity a designer has creating when it comes to planting them in collections. Florals can decorate an entire bodice and skirt, adorn a hemline or be a small and suble accent on a belt or shoulder. I'm always intrigued by embossed floral fibers like the Alexis Mabille dress in the last photo. One of my favorite looks is the classic...

Read Article »

Ask the Wedding Maven: Always a Bridesmaid AND a Bride

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a woman who is juggling being both a bridesmaid and a bride. Do you have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

Read Article »

Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Small Kitchen Appliances

by Azure

This week’s helpful information about Amazon’s Wedding Registry Guide is about the top five Small Appliances. When assembling your registry list of appliances, keep in mind the size of your kitchen and whether the items will fit. If the appliance is accessible and you're comfortable using it, it'll more likely add to your cooking ease and pleasure. Food processor: These range from mini chopping machines to full-size professional models. Be sure to check which attachments come...

Read Article »

Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

Read Article »

Featured Wedding: Ashley and Tom (and Holly)

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon of Amanda McMahon Photography Ashley and Tom met on a golf course. He wouldn't let her leave until she tried golfing (which she had never done)... so she obliged. And the rest they say... is history. They decided that they wanted to get some of their photos with their horse, Holly, who is just beautiful and has a lot of personality. She was great and was even rewarded by being able to run around after. Afterwards, we snapped some of Tom and...

Read Article »

The Man Registry: The 5 Most Romantic Places To Get Engaged

by Azure

About The Man Registry You’ve got the engagement ring picked out. You know when you’re going to pop the question. Now all that’s left is to decide where and how you’re going to do it. Here’s our suggestions for romantic places to get down on one knee and pray she says yes. (Ignore the cliché’s and just go with it) 5.) Location of your first date– How about a blast from the past? Tell her you’re going to a “surprise destination” for a date night. She’ll be...

Read Article »

Women Who Proposed, Part II, First Dates

by Azure

Check out our Advice section today for Part Deux of our Platinum Proposal Stories! This week, we give you stories of women who wanted to use their first date as inspiration for the proposal! Enjoy!

Read Article »

The Notorious Tuxedo T-Shirt: Not For The Wedding Ceremony, But Fun Nonetheless!

by Azure

The truth is... Tuxedo T-Shirts can be fun attire for the right occasion, and make cute wedding favors/gifts for the littlest members of your wedding party. If this is something you've considered for your bachelor/bachelorette party, look no further than Tuxedo T-Shirts Online , a website inspired by a movie quote and an attitude. The ever popular tuxedo t-shirt, is it just funny or is it making a statement? I always assumed it was just to get a laugh. I have come to realize they...

Read Article »

It’s A Jaime Thing: Unique Wedding Dresses…

by Azure

...Whimsical & Artsy Gowns For Your Big Day! About It's A Jaime Thing Have you been enjoying adventures in wedding dress shopping? Maybe you feel like you've seen them all. Fear not, the sea of wedding dresses is deep and never ending. If you've already found "the perfect dress", congratulations! However, if you're still on the dress hunt, step outside the box with me and take a look at these stunning and artsy pieces of work. They're most definitely unique and quite...

Read Article »

Clarisonic PLUS- A Must-Have For A Flawless Face On Your Wedding Day!

by Azure

We are so excited about our WeddingPreParty Twitter Launch Party tomorrow (Wednesday, August, 5th from 9-10 pm EST)! If you missed the post, or have yet to RSVP, check out the details of this fab virtual party HERE! We’ll be giving away some amazing door prizes throughout the event, one of which is the Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Care Cleansing System (a $225 value). After trying this product over the past few months (thanks to the wonderful folks at Clarisonic), I was beyond...

Read Article »

Hostess with the Mostess: Last Chance for Summer Drinks

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess I know summer is winding down, but I for one refuse to let it go without a fight! One of the best ways to keep summer going is by keeping your drinks summery. Here are three of my favorite summer cocktails, all recipes make one drink. Fresh Squeezed Margaritas Ingredients Hornitos Resposado Tequila
 Mr. T's Sweet and Sour Mix 2 Limes, juiced
 1 Tangerine, juiced
 2 Oranges, juiced
 1 Grapefruit, juiced
 Ice
Lime Wedges to...

Read Article »

Bubbly Bride: Wedding Registry- Registering Where it Really Counts

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride For brides & grooms who have each lived on their own for awhile, have already found their favorite dish set, and would never part with their 5 year-old blender... some go about registering a bit differently. They don't need the endless sets of glassware and may not be interested in replacing their pots and pans. Combining two kitchens, furniture and odds and ends, they usually are left with more than they can handle! They might choose to replace a few of the...

Read Article »

Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- A Timeless Piece To Hold Close To Your Heart!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway I’ve loved this company since I heard the name…Dalla Nonna. I studied abroad in Perugia, Italy a few years back, so the Italian language always brings back memories of that amazing semester overseas. Dalla Nonna means “from the grandmother” in Italian, and this week, we’ll be giving away Dalla Nonna’s signature piece, the Sterling Silver Calendar Necklace (a $150.00 value). Inspired by vintage pieces handed down from the...

Read Article »

Mark Wahlberg Married Longtime Girlfriend, Model Rhea Durham, On Saturday!

by Azure

We all know how unconventional Hollywood couples tend to be... And the nuptials between actor Mark Wahlberg and longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham this Saturday were no different! For this beautiful couple, the babies in the baby carriage came long before the marriage! They have three children together, the eldest 5 years old, and the youngest 10-months old, but that didn't stop them from tying the knot! The two said "I do" at a Catholic church in Beverly Hills on August 1st, and kept...

Read Article »

The Bachelorette and Wedding Etiquette

by Azure

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people were very excited that the Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Chicagoan Ed Swiderski got engaged. Given that Jillian is Canadian, my big question is “Will she have a wedding social?” Before I go on, let me be clear. Unless you already know what a wedding social is, and live in a community where they are expected, you are NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS! Apparently in some parts of Canada, family members of the bride and groom throw a huge fundraiser,...

Read Article »

Savvy Steals Winner- Made To Order Watters Necklace!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weeekly Giveaway Did you guys miss the announcement of our lucky Savvy Steals winner on Friday? Well… so did we! I was in Napa this weekend (more about this amazing, beyond-beautiful place later in the week!), and the wine tasting must have gotten the best of me! So, a couple days late, but hey, someone is still walking away with the stunning made to order Watters necklace of their choice, right? And, the lucky ducky winner is.......

Read Article »

Join Us Aug 5 for WeddingPreParty.com Twitter Launch Party!

by Azure

Mark your calendars Savvy Scoopers! To celebrate the marriage of Wedding Planning & Social Networking, we're hosting a Twitter Launch Party (just follow #preparty) for our FABULOUS, first of its kind site WeddingPreParty.com! That's right! Aug 5 from 9 to 10pm EST live on Twitter. We'll have AMAZING prizes to give away, an unbelievable panel of wedding experts to answer your questions, and even a wedding you can crash to see Wedding Pre-Party in action. How to Win: Choose any and all...

Read Article »