Introducing Kenyatte Nelson- One of our Fabulous Monthly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Lover of Life, Purveyor of Beautiful Things and OneWed.com Fashion Writer Once upon a time there was this guy named Kenyatte. Oh…sorry, it’s pronounced like “piñata”…you know the brightly-colored paper mache “thingy” that people fill with tasty treats only to have a sugar thirsty mob of stick wielding kids swing away until it “gives up the goods” (wow…It must suck to be a Pinata). I digress. Kenyatte grew up in Charlotte, NC and went to Florida A&M...

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Featured Wedding: Milagros and Aaron

by Azure

Special feature by William Long of William + Patricia Photography This March, we had a chance to travel to Dallas to capture the story of Milagros and Aaron. Over the past year we got to know them as a couple by traveling to Austin to photograph their engagement session and by having great phone conversations prior to their wedding. Their wedding day took place at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, which is right outside of Dallas and which is now one of our favorite venues! ...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Engaging Wedding Idea~ Your Love Story, Perfectly Bound!

by Azure

Who Wrote The Book Of Love? Imagine being proposed to with not only a ring, but a small letterpress book bound and sewn with love letters and emails collected during your courtship! That's exactly how this smart groom proposed to his very happy bride...and you know she answered, "yes"! Go on. Say it, "Awww..."! Isn't it just the sweetest thing?! Being a sentimental sap, I think this Love Correspondence Letterpress Engagement Book designed and created by Studio On Fire would be...

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Sexy Etoile Lace Lingerie for your Wedding Night or Honeymoon!

by Azure

No need to feel gilt-y about buying this fabulous Etoile Lace Bow G String and Demi Bra from Kiki de Montparnasse. Originally $450 for the bra and panty set, you can scoop up this sexy set for only $146 on Gilt.com! I have a funny feeling that your hubby-to-be will think it's well worth the investment. Perfect for your boudoir photo shoot, wedding night, or honeymoon, don't miss out on this seductive steal! Click HERE to buy this set and view more beautiful items from Kiki de...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Rock Star Bride Hoody and Lounge Pants

by Azure

Unleash your inner rock star with this week's Savvy Steal! What girl doesn't love a cute, comfortable sweatsuit? This week's Savvy Steal is from Rock Star Bride, an edgy and modern lifestyle product line for brides-to-be. The winner of this week's giveaway will have her pick between two adorable hoody/lounge pant combinations- the Brides in White set or the Brides Love Grey for the Big Day set! For our girlie girls out there, the Brides in White set should be right up your...

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Bubbly Bride: Picking a ‘Best’ to Stand Next to You on your Wedding Day!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As you look back over your life to see who has truly stood next to you through every step, it is understandable for your parents to be the first to come to mind. Traditionally your mom and dad are sitting together in the first row, but as family dynamics have changed there are no rules to where your parents can sit! This can be a controversial topic, as some believe the Mother of the Bride title is grand enough, and adding a Matron of Honor title will take away...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Bridal Photo Shoot in San Fran’s Vibrant Chinatown

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Why hello from sunny England! Oh yes you read that right, it is super sunny today which has automatically put me in a cheery mood despite the fact that I know my porcelain skin will burn! I was sent these last week from photographer Kristy Huston, she and her Bride Nancy braved the San Fran tourists to get these gorgeous snaps in Chinatown and by the beach. I am all about that pink parasol... in fact I could do with one of those right now! Rock ‘n Roll...

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Wedding Invitations with a Personal Touch

by Azure

Remember a few weeks ago I told you about this great tea store near me that makes personalized labels for your tea as party favors? Well, they led me to a great nearby stationary store that does amazing invitations. This is one reason I love going to small local businesses, they’re really into helping you and each other out! One of the things I love about Silhouette Blue is how straightforward their custom ordering guide is. It walks you through the design process and explains how...

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Weekly Wrap-Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of May 24

by Azure

Happy weekend, Wedding Fanatics! Time to catch up on this week’s Savvy Scoop. On Monday: • We got our holiday on with specialty summer drinks. • Then we hit the backyard for some Top Tips on setting the mood for barefoot wedding dancing. • The Bubbly Bride took a little time to cuddle up at the Sweetheart Table. • Jewelry Expert Michael O’Connor took us backstage to meet the band. On Tuesday: • Sittercity.com gave us top tips on getting someone to look after the kids...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Making One Bride Bliss-fully Happy!

by Azure

Congratulations, myroarisameow! You are this week's lucky Savvy Steals winner! We know you will love the Best of Bliss products as much as we do. This sure was an action-packed week. Not only did myroarisameow win the Best of Bliss spa gift box, but Lauren M. won the beautiful ring of her choice from Turtle Love Committee, and Courtney F. won a free pair of J*Flops bridal flip flops! See ladies, we take care of our Savvy Scoop readers. And there are many more fab giveaways...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Art Nouveau

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market This week our inspiration board is a combination of the undulating curves, flowing lines and nature imagery that exemplified the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the twentieth century. White freshwater teardrop shaped pearls and beautiful curved sterling silver flower caps make the Floral Fantasy Earrings from Nansglam worthy of any art nouveau maiden. Inspired by lily of the valley flowers, the Pearl Nouveau Cuff Bracelet from Blazer Arts features...

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Bride Chic: He Chic- The History of Men’s Formal Wear

by Azure

About Bride Chic I've devoted so much time and energy to women's bridal fashion, it's time to address the grooms. Men's formal wear is as fascinating a subject as the men who set the trends. Your fiance's tie still dictates the formality of your wedding or lack thereof. Black or white tie determines just how formal an affair you're going to have. And though men's formal wear has been restricted to black, white and shades of gray for the better part of two hundred years, lately all...

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Real Wedding Challenges: Getting Married on Short Notice

by Azure

On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. To read the first two Real Wedding Challenges, click here and here. This month was my wedding anniversary, and since I didn’t quite finish editing the article about my first choice of a couple… I thought I’d...

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Not an Engagement Video (but still pretty great)

by Azure

Indie folk-singer Evan Jacover is known around Chicago for his quirky sense of humor. Lucky for him, his girlfriend Shama shares his sense of humor. Normally, we share engagement videos here, but when I saw this video she made for his birthday, it made me so happy, I asked his permission to share it with you. What's the best birthday present you ever received?

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Ask the Wedding Maven: When Bachelorette Parties Go Awry

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who feels like she might get taken for a ride. If you've got a question about wedding traditions or etiquette, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Introducing The Bespoke Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

The Bespoke Bride is a big-city loving gal with a background in event planning and communications. She's using this to plan the biggest celebration she's thrown- her unwedding. She started The Bespoke Bride blog to chronicle her planning experience and has grown into a resource for other couples out there who also want a customized tailor-made wedding. You won't find anything on garter belts or flower tosses, but you may find a few unique tidbits on throwing a fabulous party with the...

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Featured Wedding: Miguel and Thaymee

by Azure

Special Feature by Tim Hussey of Hussey Photography Miguel and Thaymee Ortiz just celebrated their seven-year anniversary in style! When they first wed seven years ago, they didn't get to have a full wedding celebration with family and friends, so they decided to plan the wedding that they never had to celebrate seven years of love!

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A Diamond Is Expensive Contest: The Verdict Is In…

by Azure

Congratulations, Lauren M.! We absolutely loved your “A Diamond Is Expensive” idea, and you are the lucky winner of a gorgeous ring from Turtle Love Committee. So tell your fiancé that he can skip the coupon clipping the next couple of Tuesdays! Because of all the fabulous submissions we received, we’d like to share a few of our favorite sassy and savvy submissions, and recognize the brains behind the creativity... Because size does matter… -Brooke K. of Medina,...

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Free Bridal Flip Flops, Anyone?

by Azure

Did you get your free pair of J*Flops bridal flip flops yesterday? Savvy Scooper Courtney F. did! Maybe you missed my post on these fabulously fun bridal flops. Or saw the post, but weren't really paying attention... or didn't make it to the end? If so, you missed your chance to win a pair of customized bridal flops on the house! For the rest of our readers, how does 20% off your entire J*Flops order sound? Use coupon code JFlopsSavvy at checkout after you've picked the...

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Top Tips for Getting Beautiful Photos at Your Beach Wedding

by Azure

Has summertime got you thinking about surf and sand? If you're thinking about a beach wedding, check out these tips on getting great photos by Jennifer Angelero of Jennifer Angelero Photography.

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A Wedding Registry You Can Feel Good About

by Azure

Sometimes planning a wedding can make you feel a little guilty. Here you are spending all this money on cakes, music, and dresses and other people are having trouble making ends meet. It’s no secret that the economy is not doing so well, and more brides and grooms than ever feel like they want to give back give back to those in need while celebrating the biggest event of their lives. One idea is to encourage your guests to shop for your wedding presents via Goodshop.com. If...

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The Man Registry Joins The Fight Against Breast Cancer

by Azure

About The Man Registry Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a terrible disease that has surely affected the lives of many that are reading this. As the 2009 wedding season hits full speed, The Man Registry is proud to announce that we’ll be donating a percentage from each of our wedding registry and groomsmen gift sales to The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation. The Save the Ta-Tas Foundation was founded in 2008 and has already generated...

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“A Diamond Is Expensive” Contest- Patience Is A Virtue…

by Azure

Hey Ladies! Sorry to keep you waiting, but we received so many fabulous submissions for the Turtle Love Committee "A Diamond Is Expensive" contest that we're having trouble deciding on the lucky winner. Not a bad problem to have, right? Check back tomorrow- we'll reveal the winning submission, and recognize some of our top runners-up! Thanks for all the fantastic submissions, Savvy Scoopers!

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Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Planning Just Got Easier!

by Azure

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new interactive Honeymoon and Destination Wedding planning page. From destination wedding planning to adventurous honeymoon excursions, our newest resource can provide planning advice for every budget. We’ve got tools to help you research, plan, and even buy airline tickets for your honeymoon! The only thing you can’t do from the site is pack your bags! So, visit OneWed’s Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Page and get the...

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