Best of Backless Wedding Gowns: 25 Dresses to Adore

by Azure

Do you dare to bare a little skin in back when you walk down the aisle? If the answer is yes, then get ready to fall head over heels for these open back bridal gowns that are 360 degrees beautiful! If you do choose an open back wedding dress though, make sure to plan ahead to keep your girls standing at attention throughout the wedding day and night (if you know what I mean). You can get padded cups sewn into the bodice of your gown, or try a bra created specifically for daring...

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Hey Fellas - Don’t Make These Mistakes When Engagement Ring Shopping

by Claire

** This post is sponsored by Macy's. We highly recommend a visit to their store to learn about engagement rings and see their exceptional selection.** We know you are under a lot of pressure to find the perfect ring. It's likely uncharted territory for you. This is not the time to wing it. Here are 5 mistakes you must avoid when searching for that perfect ring: #1: Don't Guess You make think you know what your girlfriend wants, but you don’t. I promise. You can't even buy...

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OMG this Retro Glam Wedding is AMAAAAZing!

by Azure

  Candice and Kevin's dazzling roaring twenties wedding captured by Kristen Weaver Photography   I practically dropped to my knees and praised the glamour heavens above when I stumbled upon this totally gorgeous wedding by the talened Kristen Weaver! It's the perfect mix of modern Los Angeles cool and old Hollywood/Roaring Twenties glam.   The bride wore two dresses—a romantic v-neck gown by Claire Pettibone with sheer, embellished cap sleeves, and a short...

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A Charmed Southern Plantation Wedding

by Claire

Jessica and Ryan's Southern September wedding was an unforgettable celebration. The couple were married in Old Wide Awake Plantation park right after rain showers, and then celebrated the union on the old antebellum property's charming white porch. Vintage accents and bright colors made for perfect decor for this classic Southern setting, and Jessica was a stunning bride! Our favorite detail? Guests were asked to find their seat by matching their postcard to the one on the table!...

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The Top OneWed Vendors of 2014!

by Claire

Choosing wedding vendors can be a daunting task, but we have made it a little easier by letting you know just who the premier wedding providers are for 2014. How can you tell? The top 5% of OneWed's vendors have been awarded the 2014 Golden Feather Award, a gold badge proudly displayed on winners' profiles so that you know the best of the best when you see 'em. How do we know they are fabulous? Their 2013 clients told us so! Each Golden Feather Award winner received multiple 5-star...

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Fashion-Forward Wedding Gowns from Leanne Marshall

by Claire

Leanne Marshall is not your typical wedding dress designer: hailing from hippy Portland, Oregon, Leanne is a television star now living in New York, NY selling her famous bridal designs. Leanne is a modern designer for the modern bride, a statement confirmed when she won Project Runway's fifth season in 2008. Her contemporary 2014 wedding gown collection reflects Leanne's unique background with trendy, feminine designs. These gowns are absolutely perfect for today's brides looking to...

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A Novelesque, Vintage-Inspired Garden Wedding

by Claire

Vintage weddings are quite common these days, but Stephanie and Benjamin's romantic garden wedding at the Greencrest Manor in Michigan was the perfect mix of old world decor and personalized, modern touches. The hand-picked details looked like they came straight from a modern version of a Jane Austin novel: the old world touches of pink and gold, the bride in a gorgeous Vera Wang gown, and the antique furniture throughout. One of our favorite design elements is the vintage welcome...

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Old World Bling

by Bride Chic

If you've been following my Friday posts here on OneWed for any length of time, you may have noticed I rarely post anything about bling.  Truth is, glitz and glitter have to really be spectacular to catch my eye.  Enter Tel Aviv designer, Alin Yerushalmi.  Perusing her drop dead gorgeous baubles, I'm swooning over how great they'd pair up with those lean-lined white lace gowns trending in all the 2014 collections.  The old-world pieces found in Alin's Etsy Shop have that "Tsarina...

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Ines Di Santo’s Dreamy Designs for 2014

by Claire

We are so excited to share Ines Di Santo's 2014 wedding dresses with you! Ines Di Santo incorporates stunning details into each gown: feathered hi-lo skirts, plunging illusion necklines, intricate beading, and wonderful mermaid silhouettes just to name a few of our favorites. With the diverse designs and gorgeous detailing, there is a gown for every bride in this fantastic collection. Scroll through to find your perfect gown, and comment below to tell us which is The One!  ...

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Easy, Breezy Beautiful Bridal Updos

by Azure

I'm always game for a little wedding hairstyle eye candy, especially now that I'm an official member of the bridal hood. And hopefully you are too! Because today, we've got a gorgeous roundup of softly swept updos, oh so perfect for a romantic white aisle walk. From whispy French twists and delicately swirled chignons, to braided up beauties and ballerina buns, there are so many stunners to swoon over! Make sure to Ideabook your favorite wedding-worthy styles, so you can refer...

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Five Favorite DIY Ideas for your Handmade Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

Whether your wedding is an all-out DIY extravaganza or you're just using a couple of handmade touches, there are cool and creative ways to add a little DIY to your day, without losing your mind or spending a ton of money. Here are my five favorite ideas (and full instructions can be found via the source links): DIY Ceremony Aisle Runner This bride DIY'd a 30 foot aisle runner complete with a timeline of their relationship. She also put a crossword on the back of their program and...

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Fantastic Fabrics You Wouldn’t Have Thought Of For Your Gown

by Bride Chic

Want to add a little twist of chic to your wedding day look? Get adventurous in the material department and stand out from the crowd! Finding a gown with unconventional fabrics is a great way to define your bridal style with a dress that is uniquely you. How do you know when you have found a novelty fabric in this market that seems to be absolutely saturated with swoon-worthy stuff?  All I can say is you'll know it once you see it because you aren't going to find it anywhere else. It...

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Metallic and Purple Splendor in Connecticut

by Claire

The brand new Pinnacle View is a gorgeous outdoor venue that Connecticut couples are going to absolutely adore! In honor of their grand opening this month, we just had to share this gay styled shoot of pure perfection compiled by planners Engaged CT and photographer Laura Dee. Dave and Brian were very handsome grooms in their modern tuxedos and were a perfect fit for the shoot. We love the metallic accents included throughout the wedding, the impressive purple floral arrangements,...

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A Backyard Beauty in Michigan

by Claire

Rebecca and Davis are an absolutely adorable couple, and we just had to share their elegant backyard wedding beautifully photographed by LinneaLiz Photography. Don't be fooled by the backyard venue: this wedding is full of surprising and unique details you are sure to fall in love with, not to mention magnificent flower arrangements that are just to die for! You can see the love Rebecca and Davis share in every detail of the wedding, especially their precious first look and reception...

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10 Creative Wedding Ideas for Escort Cards

by Azure

Finding your dream wedding dress might be a little more exciting than finding the perfect escort cards. After all, every girl knows what it's like to put something on and suddenly feel like a million bucks (whether it's a dress, pair of shoes or a designer bag). But escort cards become much more exciting when displayed in a creative way, and we've got ten fabulous ideas to share with you today! Take a look at all ten ways to display your escort cards, then post a comment to tell us...

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Amanda Wyatt’s 8 Hall of Famers

by Claire

With 20 years of designs under her belt, we are thrilled to share 8 wedding gown hall of famers from British designer Amanda Wyatt. Amanda Wyatt is part of a bridal heritage of over 50 years that also includes her daughter, Charlotte Balbier, another one of our favorite designers. Amanda Wyatt is an institution in the British bridal industry, and designs stunning gowns with impecable fit and attention to detail. Take a look for yourself at the 8 outstanding gowns from her 2014...

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5 Trends Beloved by Bride Chic in 2013

by Bride Chic

2013 bridal fashion proved to be anything but boring, and I'm excited to share with you my 5 favorite fashion trends from this last year. The release of The Great Gatsby in May and the ongoing Downton Abbey series inspired designers to craft gowns in the spirit of the early 20th Century. Also on the vintage front, mash-ups of bygone eras continued in the on-trend combination of accessories from different decades culminating in an overall bridal look. Modern and naturally...

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Wedding Color Inspiration: Mint, Gold, and Classic Black & White

by Azure

Sophisticated black and white paired with glittery gold is always a winning combination. But add to it hints of cool mint green and your wedding guests will be wowed! Just check out the gorgeous inspiration board above (and lots more lovely below)... Major swoon, right? I absolutely love this wedding color palette! It's timeless, elegant, and beautifully unexpected. The pastel mint hues add freshness and tranquility, while the gilded pops of gold add refined glitz and...

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