Bubbly Bride: Sitting in Style at Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When planning a wedding we all want our guests to be as comfortable as possible. You will be amazed at how by adding furniture to your wedding it will transform the evening from a reception hall to a lavish event unique to you! Try creating corners and gathering areas for your guests to join together and get to know one another. The furniture will encourage your guests who choose not to dance or are taking a break, to sit and stay for awhile! Your friends and...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Featured Wedding at England’s Bradley House

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride I consider myself a very lucky blogger. I get sent so much amazing stuff that my job is practically done for me! So this week I decided to take a different approach to the sometimes daunting task of selecting which wedding of all the amazing ones I come across to use for my guest post. So I put a little update on twitter (feel free to follow me and say hi by the way, I’m under RocknRollBride surprisingly http://twitter.com/RocknRollBride) saying ‘I'm on...

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Mother’s Day Present Idea for a Mother-of-the-Bride

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Last week we saw some fabulous shoes from Mary Norton, but I also really loved the purses in her bridal collection. I know we’ve seen some other posts on purses, but personally, I don’t see the need for the bride to carry a purse. Your groom has a pocket for your lipstick, and anything else you need can be tucked away in a little bag under your table. BUT, with Mother’s Day less than a week away, these gold purses really struck me as a great present...

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of April 27

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. Are you worried you missed something in this week’s scoop? Here’s your wrap-up of wedding ideas for the week of April 27th. On Monday: • We got some recommendations on what to do with children at your reception. • Rock n’Roll Bride got “wrapped up” in an engagement photo session. • We learned about a new MySpace wedding planning contest. • The Bubbly Bride shared some ideas for a sports themed wedding. On Tuesday: • We...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Purple Passion

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Purple has long been associated with wealth and nobility. Use this color to bring sophistication and elegance to your wedding. Choose vibrant fuchsia for a modern twist on this color theme. Packaged with real rose petals, the plum and matte silver Vintage Glamour Wedding Invitation from Letterpunch Design will surprise and impress your guests. Or choose the natural elegance of the Hydrangea Pressed Flower Letterpress Wedding Invitation from Eden...

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Savvy Steals Winner: Commenting your way to pearly white teeth!

by Azure

Our Savvy Steal winner this week, who will be armed with an amazing suite of REMBRANDT whitening products for picture-perfect wedding day photos, is MrsOlsen2Be! Congratulations, MrsOlsen2Be and MrOlsen2Be! Promise to send a along a wedding photo so we can see those gleaming smiles. Don't forget to check back Monday for our next Savvy Steal! Put your best face forward with the next great giveaway....

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Speaking of Honeymoons and Swine flu…How to Avoid Wedding Disasters!

by Azure

Planning for Wedding Day Debacles:How to sidestep Swine flu on your honeymoon! Would-be Wedding Disaster: Swine Flu Pukes on Honeymoon Plans The Savvy Solution: Contact the Center for Disease Control for the most accurate and up-to-date details. Sign up for national/international news and updates from your travel agent. Contact the hotel and airline about potential refunds and rescheduling. Emphasize the fact that it’s your honeymoon which could lead to more sympathy and agent...

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Top Tips on Navigating the Wedding Aftermarket

by Azure

If you just got married, you might be staring at a closet full of candles, vases and other wedding items that you’ll never use again. Instead of shutting the door and dealing with it later, consider selling your items to another bride. Not only will you be helping her save some money, but you can recoup some of your wedding costs, too. If you're nervous about diving into the online wedding aftermarket, Susan Alexander Shapiro of BravoBride has some great advice on buying, selling,...

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“Celeb” Newlyweds Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Honeymoon in Style

by Azure

Heidi and Spencer (from MTV's The Hills) secured their place in history as "Speidi" with their April 25th nuptials in Pasadena, CA. This couple, who many wish would just disappear forever, took the proper precautions while honeymooning in Mexico, protecting themselves against Swine flu. Look on the bright side, though... At least we know Heidi won't be recording another amazing music video like the one below until its safe to take the face mask off!

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Bride Chic: The Hair Bride- Wedding Day Hairstyle Ideas

by Azure

About Bride Chic The Knot Book of Wedding Gowns put it succinctly when making this observation: "When it comes to topping it off there are two types of brides: 'hair' brides and 'veil' brides." In the case of the veil bride, she may figure wearing this traditional accessory will be a once-in-a-life time deal; others claim they don't really feel like a bride till the veil goes on. A hair bride is another story. Her crown of glory is her way of pulling the whole look together...

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Jewish Wedding Idea: Design Your Own Chuppah

by Azure

The chuppah, or wedding canopy, is a central part of a Jewish wedding ceremony. But, for years, it was basically treated like a fixed piece of furniture. You used the synagogue’s chuppah, end of story. Many Jewish couples today though want to make the canopy, which after all symbolizes their future home, more personal. One idea is to have your chuppah designed, by an artist like Corinne Soikin Strauss of the Artist’s Wedding Studio. She designs personalized chuppahs painted in vivid...

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Quick Wedding Day Tip to Save the Day

by Azure

It's a rainy day in Chicago... So I wanted to share this beautiful piece of advice from Debi Pilot of Debi Pilot Photography Everyone envisions beautiful, sunny, blue skies on their wedding day but...that isn't always the case. Buy beautiful white, black, and/or color-themed umbrellas just in case. Don't take the tags off and return if you get the weather you were praying for.

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Always a Blogsmaid: Long Distance Maid of Honor

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid The Question: I'm living abroad and my wedding will be in Seattle. My closest friend from growing up lives in Atlanta, but I have several other close friends who live in the Seattle area that I wanted in my wedding party as well. Knowing that I'm going to need help, should I ask one of those girls to be my MOH (Maid of Honor), even though I'm much closer with my friend in Atlanta? I don't want them to be angry with me for having someone else and then them...

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Featured Wedding: Elizabeth and Brian

by Azure

Special feature by Sarah Brooke Carpinelli of Sarah Brooke Photography Elizabeth and Brian were married in June 2008 and are a great example of a bride and groom truly enjoying their wedding day! Elizabeth planned plenty of time into her day to relax between events and spend time with her loved ones. Their ceremony was located at an unremarkable church and they opted for photos beforehand in Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market and Olympic Sculpture Park. Afterwards, they enjoyed...

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Help your bridesmaids look good while they look great.

by Azure

Looking for the perfect little treat for your bridesmaids? Flirt Buttons has terrific, fun pocket mirrors to help keep your best girls looking sharp. With 88 styles and counting, you're sure to find one that's just right for each of your bridesmaids... Even that one weird cousin. I almost won't leave the house without my favorite lip balm. What's the touch-up piece that you always have on you?

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Comment Your Way to a Sparkling Smile… 2 Days to Go!

by Azure

Don't miss out on this week's Savvy Steal! You have until 12 cst on Friday, May 1 to get your comments in and become eligible to win the amazing suite of REMBRANDT whitening products. So... don't deprive your pearly whites- they want to look as stunning as you will when you say "I do"! For full details on this week's fabulous giveaway and our Savvy Steals program, click here!

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Hostess with the Mostess: Red Rose Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess And... They’re off! With the Kentucky Derby this weekend, there is one particular flower on everyone’s mind. Red roses play a huge part in the Kentucky Derby, which has been fittingly christened the “Run for the Roses” due to the gorgeous garland of more than 400 red roses and bouquet of 60 long-stemmed red roses presented to the winning horse/jockey duo. Here are a few quick, easy, & budget-friendly centerpiece ideas to get you started… ...

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The Man Registry: Groom’s Guide to Dealing with Pre-Wedding Stress

by Azure

About The Man Registry Tick tock. Tick tock. As the wedding day inches closer, stress levels are sure to be on the rise. If you’re anything like me, all of those last-minute details will be haunting your dreams in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding. True story: I actually had nightmares about whether or not to give out groomsmen gifts before or after dinner at the rehearsal dinner The best way to counter the ups and downs that accompany the final stages of wedding...

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Featured Wedding: Abby and Luke

by Azure

Special feature by Shannon Porter of Shannon Porter Photography I photographed the wedding of Abby & Luke on March 7th, 2009 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Their wedding still stands out in my mind as it was a beautiful combination of "visual opposites" between the elegance and beauty of the bride and the powerful image of the groom in Army dress blues. ...Not to mention the more traditional church wedding ceremony tied in with stops at a Harley Davidson motorcycle shop and a ride on...

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Custom Couture Wedding Cakes

by Azure

Yes, there's beautiful you and your handsome groom and the magical moment when you're finally married... But after those, your guests only have eyes for the cake. If you want a wedding cake or groom's cake that's truly one-of-a-kind, check out Custom Couture Cakes by A Bountiful Harvest. You get to choose every aspect of your wedding cake - they have no set designs. And if you have special dietary needs or preferences in the family, no problem. They specialize in delicious cakes...

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Lease Your Marriage?

by Azure

This is a new twist...in Germany & Australia they are testing a 7-year contract for marriage. Lease with an option to buy? Thoughts?

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Hot off the Runway: Modern Trouseau- Fall 2010 Collection

by Azure

Hey Savvy Brides! We know you're busy planning the wedding of your dreams, so we wanted to bring the fabulous New York runways to you! Enjoy gawking at these gorgeous wedding dresses from Modern Trouseau'sFall 2010 Collection- straight off the runway for your viewing pleasure!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Swoon Over Custom Wedding Maps, Lettering, Signs, and more!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Swoon Over It ~ For That Extra Creative Touch... ...Yes, It's Definitely Swoon-Worthy! Oh, brides! Exciting news! My friend Amanda over at The Blissful Bride has opened up her new shop. It offers the perfect solution for anyone who wants to add that special touch to their wedding or other event and really make a good impression on guests! Introducing the Swoon Over It :: Modern Calligraphy Studio: If you haven't been over there to visit yet, be sure...

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Featured Wedding: Kristi and Mike

by Azure

Special feature by Laura Parker of Fairy Tale Photography Kristi and Mike met at work. He proposed to her watching House and they are an adorable couple! She bought several wedding dresses for her fun and funky wedding at The Hickory Street Annex in Dallas. The one she wanted was from J. Crew and was sold out with no hope of getting there before the wedding. Three weeks before her wedding, they called and asked her if she still wanted the dress! It was a perfect night and a...

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