Fabulously Fun Bridal Flip Flops

by Azure

Treat your tootsies (and your bridesmaids’ tootsies) to style and comfort with J*Flops! J*Flops personally designs each pair of flip flops with a distinct style that fits the customer’s personality. Anyone can go pick up those generic flip flops from the local drug store, but if you are looking for custom flops made with only the finest embellishments, then J*Flops has got you covered. As much as I adore the bridal flip flops, I love the story of how J*Flops came to be even...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Best of Bliss Spa Gift Set

by Azure

Spoil yourself in a New York minute with this week’s Savvy Steal from Bliss. One lucky winner will receive the Best of Bliss gift box, filled with Bliss skincare and body bests! The following fabulous products are included in this set… - lemon + sage body butter with advanced antioxidants and nourishing coconut oil. - high intensity hand cream with supreme softening and surface smoothing abilities. - triple oxygen instant energizing mask which delivers oxygen to the skin...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Retro Bridal Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife! Sure, times have changed. Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window. Poof, gone! Just like that. However, nothing says we can't bring a little bit of it back, right? I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too? If you're planning a bridal shower, this retro theme might just bring out the pinup housewife in all of you.... Consider serving cherry pie...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Vintage, Timeless Wedding Photography Captures Elegant Bride

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I feel that since starting Rock ‘n Roll Bride I have built up some amazing relationships with some truly fabulous photographers from all over the world. Not only is it great to have so many new friends (online friends are the best!) but I’m never ever short of amazing things to share. This week’s post came in from Lilia of Lilia Photography. I knew it’d be worth a share as not only does the Bride Coleen have that beautifully vintage thing going on,...

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Featured Wedding: Enid and Casey

by Azure

Special feature by Ayesha Onyekwelu of Bedazzled Photography. April 4th was the day Enid was brought into this world and also the day, in 2009, she vowed to spend the rest of her life with Casey. Enid, a Texas resident, met Casey while she was vacationing in London, where Casey lived. After a year of dating, Casey knew he could not spend one more day without Enid and he asked her to marry him. He left the other side of the pond to be with his true love in Dallas, Texas. Their...

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How To Hire a Wedding Babysitter

by Azure

Nothing gives you and your guests peace of mind like knowing you have a great babysitter on the job. The kids are having fun and taken care of, so you can relax and enjoy your reception. Our friends at Sittercity.com have some great advice for finding a sitter, figuring out a fair pay rate, and keeping the helicopter moms happy. Check out the new How To Hire a Wedding Babysitter article in our advice section and breathe a sigh of sweet relief.

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Not Your Parents Wedding Bands – Or Should It Be?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Jewelry and Style Expert Michael O’Connor Weddings and their signifiers, the wedding bands, have changed dramatically since the time of our parents. Unfortunately in the evolution, the true meaning and significance of the wedding band has lost some importance. As far as the wedding planning goes, back in the day, this was seen to be the domain of the bride and her family. Fairytale weddings were the vision of few brides and an option of fewer. Most gifts given...

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Bubbly Bride: Sweetheart vs. Head Table at Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride There is a lot of thought that goes into arranging seating for your wedding. You take all of your friends and family members over the years, and try to put them with other personalities that they will get along with and have a memorable experience! The big question is where are you and your new groom going to sit? Do you set up the traditional head table with your entire wedding party all in a line in the front of the reception, or do you put yourselves at a...

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Top Tips for a Backyard Wedding

by Azure

Happy summer! It's time to hit the great outdoors, so grab your sunblock and check out our Top Tips for a Backyard Wedding.

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Specialty Drinks for Your Summer Wedding Reception

by Azure

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day! Welcome to the start of summer. One of the best ways to cut down on bar costs is to serve one or two “specialty “ or “signature” drinks instead of a full-service bar. If you’re having a summer wedding, you’ll want your drinks to have a summer flavor. Here are five classic summer cocktails to consider: Daiquiri Margarita Sangria Long Island Iced Tea Mojito Here are five more you may not have heard of, but are just as...

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of May 17, 2009

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. It’s a holiday weekend, so you have plenty of time to catch up on anything you may have missed in this week’s Savvy Scoop. On Monday: • Rock ‘n Roll Bride shared some inspiration from non-wedding sources (wait, there’s a world outside of weddings, who knew?) • Bubbly Bride gave ideas on how to use tents to create your own outdoor wedding venue. • We stood up for cupcake stands. On Tuesday: • We opened invitations from Sugar River...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Diva Walking Away With This Week’s Fab Swag Is…

by Azure

... CourtneyTuck2be! Congratulations, Courtney! We can't wait to see what you chose from Wedding Paper Divas' luxe Thermography collection. With so many gorgeous designs and items to select from, you and Mr. Tuck should have no problem finding the perfect, personalized Save The Dates, Bridal Shower Invitations, or Thank You notes! Thanks to all our Savvy Scoopers for the informative, smart and savvy comments this week! Check back on Monday for our next Savvy Steal, and enjoy your...

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Get cruise ship savvy

by Azure

Thinking about a seafaring destination wedding or a romantic honeymoon cruise? Check out our Top Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Cruise!

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Budget Idea for Dresses: Think Prom

by Azure

As a mom, I hate that kids’ clothes look so adult these days. As a short shopper on a budget, I love it! It’s one of the few benefits of being short, kids’ clothes and shoes cost less than adult clothes and shoes. I’ve found a few places where the smallest adult size and largest kid size are identical, except for pricing. Even if they aren’t short, your bridesmaids can take advantage of a similar “youth discount.” Instead of looking for bridesmaids’ dresses in bridal...

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Say Cheese: Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Great Wedding Photographer

by Azure

Starting to think about hiring your wedding photographer? Come on over to OneWed's advice section and check out our Top Ten Tips for Hiring a Wedding Photographer.

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Kris (and OneWed) Big Winners on American Idol

by Azure

For the past month or so, we've had a little wedding industry competition running on Twitter to see who could correctly pick the Idol cast-off each week and ultimately pick the winner. And, yes, Kris Allen was victorious Tuesday night, but so was OneWed!! Woo-hoo! I promise we did not vote 100MM times for Kris. Thanks to our worthy opponents, TheManRegistry, MyWedding, and TweetMyWedding.

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Priscilla of Boston Bridal Party Dresses: Go Bright or Go Bold

by Azure

How fabulous are these cocktail dresses from Priscilla of Boston? Maybe its just me, but when I saw the frocks above, I literally wanted to take a bite out of the papaya-, nectar- and clementine-coloreddresses. The vibrant, tropical colors took me to a place far, far away- laying on the beach under a palm tree with a pina colada in my hand. And with short and breezy styles dominating the bunch, these are perfect for your destination wedding- pick one up for your rehearsal dinner...

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Beautiful Florals for your Timeless Wedding by Petite Fleur

by Azure

Special Floral Feature from Carra Otten ofLa Petite Fleur You know you’ve got a satisfied bride when, upon seeing the finished florals on her wedding day, her response is…“Oh, oh, oh! I need to have another something soon so you can do the flowers for it. I know… you can do my funeral!” Enjoy these gorgeous, timeless bouquets and centerpieces from La Petite Fleur. Perfect pink, green, and ivory inspiration for your big day!

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Wedding Attire: What to Wear When You’re the Guest

by Azure

If you think choosing a wedding dress is hard, try figuring out what to wear when you're the guest! In this week's column The Wedding Maven gives some guidance on decoding dress codes. If you have a question about wedding planning, traditions, or etiquette? Ask the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Two Fabulous Prizes, One Amazing Week!

by Azure

Don't miss out on your chance to win... - This week's Savvy Steal: 50 FREE personalized, gorgeous thermography save the dates, bridal shower invites, or thank you cards from Wedding Paper Divas. - A beautiful ring from Turtle Love Committee ($200 value): Tell us why "A Diamond Is Expensive", and you could be the lucky winner! Just email your masterpiece to savvyscoop@onewed.com by Memorial Day!

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Featured Wedding: Brooks and Heather

by Azure

Special feature by Jackie Wonders of Jackie Wonders Photography Brooks and Heather are such a sweet couple. He's a youth pastor for a church here in San Diego and she works for a non-profit organization. They're such servants and givers who had the most loving friends, kindest family, and a super, super fun bridal party! They decided to do a first-look session (which gives some great alone time before a crazy day awaits!) to get the best photos and to calm some nerves. Then we...

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Silk ties for your groomsmen

by Azure

Your groomsmen secretly enjoy spiffing up too. Especially when they can look as good as they will in these hand-silkscreened ties from Cyberoptix TieLab. The designs range from subtle to eye-popping, and somehow manage to mix classic elegance with a distinctively offbeat sensibility. You can choose a range of colors and designs - it's a great way to give the group a unified look while giving each guy a tie that's all his own. The ties feel as beautiful as they look, and if you...

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Couture Lollipops from SugarFactory- Oh So Sweet

by Azure

Lolli licking just got a whole lot sweeter! These Couture Pops from SugarFactory pretty much speak for themselves. And with the likes of Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger (who is ready to tie the knot) and Kim Kardashian loving these jewel-encrusted lollis, they wouldn’t even have to taste good to sell. But… They do. They are delicious! I tried the Opaque Blue Raspberry flavor the other day, and it satisfied my sweet tooth in a very big way. How cute would these be as...

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The Man Registry: 5 tips on hiring a DJ

by Azure

About The Man Registry If you’ve decided to go the route of a DJ for the wedding reception entertainment, there are a few questions you should ask yourself (and the DJ) before you make the hire. Does the DJ take requests? You’re paying a DJ to create your ultimate wedding reception. You want your guests (and you) to have the best experience possible. It’s very uncommon for a DJ to not take requests from guests, but you should ask ahead of time. You can always get a track...

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