Ask the Wedding Maven: Psycho Families

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question about how to handle relatives who are not sitting on the bride's side. Do you have a question about wedding relationships, etiquette or traditions? Write The Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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The Bespoke Bride: Hiring a Day Of Coordinator for a Stress-Free Wedding

by Azure

About The Bespoke Bride One of the first things I did once we started planning the wedding was to find a wedding planner, or rather, a day of coordinator (DOC). Given my Type A tendencies and event management career I knew that I wanted to plan my own wedding but I hadn’t any desire to look after the day of bits, nor did I want to task my family or friends with it. Partly because I envisioned a wedding day that involved sleeping in, getting a manicure and generally lazing about the...

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Featured Wedding: Mary Elizabeth and Mark

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Within the first ten minutes of meeting Mary Elizabeth and Mark, you realize what a truly genuine couple they are - funny, warm, and full of life. Mark is a talented florist. He created the gorgeous bouquets and all the beautiful décor for the wedding as a surprise for his beautiful bride. They were married at the Sea Shell in Long Beach Island, NJ, and had their fabulous reception there, too. Congratulations on your...

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LOLcat marriage proposal

by Azure

Oh hai. Geek Week continues with a marriage proposal that got a little cyberhelp from the LOLcats. Enjoy. Srsly.

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Be Savvy, Brides!  Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win 75 Wedding Invitations and Response Cards

by Azure

Hey ladies! Don't miss your chance to win 75 gorgeous, custom-made, hand-painted wedding invitations AND response cards from Momental Designs! Only 2 more days to comment your way to this week's Savvy Steal! For full details on this weeek's fab swag, and how to win it, click HERE!

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Top Tips on Tying up Loose Ends After Your Wedding

by Azure

Once you're back from the romantic whirl of the honeymoon, there's a whirl of far less romantic things to do. To get a handle on the list so you can breathe easy, check out our Top Tips on Tying up Loose Ends After Your Wedding by Expert wedding planner Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding.

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Nude Lips: Back and Better Than Ever, Just In Time For Summer!

by Azure

It's your wedding. You want to look (and feel) more beautiful than you ever have in your life. But, you still want to look like you! So, if you aren't comfortable donning red lips or smoky eyes, your wedding day is not the time to experiment with this type of look. I've always loved a good nude lip, especially for the summer. I recently purchased two fabulous essentials to achieve this natural look, both from NARS. Start with the NARS Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls. This high...

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Marriage Proposal Via Videogame

by Azure

Geek Week continues! This softhearted hacker reprogrammed his girlfriend's Super Nintendo game to literally create their own world. He took her character past some of their favorite memories and even threw in some of her favorite romantic song lyrics before popping the question. How could anyone say no to that? What features would you go past in your perfect world with your intended? Let us know in the comments!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Wedding Color Palettes Inspired By Sexy Paint Colors

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Go On, Grab Some Paint Chips... Choosing your wedding colors can be a frustrating task. You might have an idea as to what colors you like, but why not get some further inspiration by taking a walk down the... paint aisle? Yes! Let's take a walk, shall we? House Beautiful recently featured an article called "Sexy Paint Colors" for your home. Being wedding-obsessed, my brain automatically switched gears and the phrase for your home turned into for your...

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Bright, Vibrant Florals for your Modern Wedding by La Petite Fleur

by Azure

Special Floral Feature from Carra Otten ofLa Petite Fleur Gretchen and Tom's wedding ceremony was held at Gloria Dei in Saint Paul, a very large and ornate, but very warm and welcoming, Lutheran church. The reception was at the uber chic, modern and fabulous Graves 601 Hotel. For all you brides out there wanting a modern wedding full of bright, vibrant colors, I hope you find these photos inspiring!

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OneWed’s DIY Wedding Make-up Application Session at Bluemercury

by Azure

We already did a quick re-cap of our fabulous Bridal Board event at Bluemercury. But, the talented guys at Fred Fox Photography & Video put together this fun video with some of the highlights of the night. Enjoy!

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Your Wedding Colors: Pull Inspiration from Wedding Invitation Designs

by Azure

Special feature by Leah of1st Class Wedding Invitations Okay. I’ll admit it. I was stalking wedding blogs and wedding products online in the summer of 2008, long before a wedding proposal was even in the works. Little did I know I would be engaged just 5 months later. Imagine my shock when my longtime boyfriend proposed to me on our three year anniversary! On that Tuesday, I left my office to go pick up my future fiancé for dinner, but he instead surprised me with a ring before we...

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iPhone Marriage Proposal

by Azure

Geek Week continues! This iPhone proposal is full of awww. Enjoy!

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Featured Wedding: AnnElise and Christopher

by Azure

Special Feature - Photos by Will Duris of Utah Wedding Photography, text by AnnElise Our vision was to have a simple wedding without sacrificing elegance. We wanted to make it a warm and comfortable atmosphere. First we were sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple overlooking the gorgeous San Francisco Bay. Afterward there was a small luncheon for our closest guests, outstretching over the marina in a room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Later that night, we chose to have a reception...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 75 Invitations and Response Cards from Momental Designs!

by Azure

Capture the Momental with this week's Savvy Steal! A momental moment is one that is fleeting, yet profound; your wedding could be one of the most significant in your life. Our Savvy Steals winner this week will receive 75 custom-made, individually handpainted wedding invitations and response cards from Momental Designs. The owner, Kristy Rice, is an artist-turned-stationery designer, who in 2003, formed Momental Designs which features a collection of hand-painted wedding...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Get Messy with Trash the Dress!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Trash the dress is a phenomenon that has been gaining momentum for a while now – no longer is it just the crazy brides who want to ‘trash their dress’ and in a way it’s becoming a lot more accepted as a part of the wedding process – get engaged, do engagement shoot – get married, have wedding pictures, married, trash your dress! It’s not all about setting yourself on fire or jumping in a muddy lake however, maybe you just want to get good and...

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Bubbly Bride: Pole Dancing Lessons For Your Bachelorette Party!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Surprise your Fiance with Some New Moves! You have probably heard of the new exercise classes such as pole dancing or strip fitness that insist on improving your body and teaching you how to be sexy at the same time! When you are planning your next bachelorette party, consider gathering your group of girls and giving the bride something special she can take with her on the honeymoon... exotic dancing lessons! If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate,...

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Are you KC? Help a bride find her online marriage proposal!

by Azure

Time for a little pure romance with a touch of serendipity. Not to mention a chance to guide Cupid's arrow. A web designer with a little adventure in his soul has set up a website for his wedding proposal...but hasn't told his intended about it. He's counting on the good people of the Internet to spread the word about his site, Will You Marry Me, KC? and help the girl get to her ring. While you're there, you can take the Will You Marry Me survey - Careful! If you claim to be KC,...

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Wedding Planning Idea: The Rule of Three

by Azure

Have you ever heard of “The Rule of 3”? I’d always heard it as a rule of comedy and writing. Things are funnier in threes, (A rabbi, a priest, and a doctor walk into a bar…). But the other day I was talking to Heather of Greatest Expectations (a Chicago-area wedding planner) and she used it in a different way. She tells brides to think of the three most important things, and those are the three things they should not compromise on in terms of money. So, if you care about...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The Rock Star Bride Lounge Set Goes To….

by Azure

swisskitty82! And she earned it with all her savvy comments this week! Congrats, swisskitty82. Whether you choose the Brides in White or the Brides Love Grey for the Big Day lounge set from Rock Star Bride, we know you will look smashing! And with the zip-up hoody, it will be perfect to wear while getting your hair and makeup done before you walk down the aisle. Until next week, Savvy Scoopers!

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Only In Europe… How To Raise Money For Your Wedding

by Azure

My oldest sister and her husband just celebrated their 1-year anniversary. In honor of their first happy year together, they took a trip to Europe. On my recommendation, they visited Capri, Italy, and agreed that it was truly one of the most romantic places on earth. Perfect for a honeymoon! While in Frankfurt, Germany, they met a man who was getting married. To help pay for the wedding, he drew hearts on a white t-shirt, labeled each with a price (in Euros), and went walking...

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Bride Chic: Groom Chic Part 2

by Azure

About Bride Chic Last week we explored the history of men's formal wear along with how easy it is for them to shop online. Don't you, in a way, envy them? I mean, you don't find guys making the rounds at Selix and Gingiss with an entourage of gromsmen all comparing colors, shapes and textures. Nor do they blog much about finding their dream suit and how many different styles they had to try on before they found, The One. The most important thing to remember about your overall look...

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WOW! This is the best wedding invitation you’ll see all day.

by Azure

Congratulations to this couple. Looks like it's going to be a fun marriage.

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