Featured Wedding: Heidi and Doug

by Azure

Special Feature by Kelly Dobson of Kelly Dobson Photography These images are from one of my favorite weddings from the 2008 season. Heidi and Doug's wedding and reception took place at Lovette Hall, located on the grounds of Greenfield Village. Heidi and Doug had great energy and enthusiasm, which made them a joy to photograph. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village are just fantastic places to create unique wedding imagery, indoors and outdoors! I was like a kid in...

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Show everyone your groom is a true prince

by Azure

I've seen releases of doves and butterflies at a few outdoor weddings. They're beautiful, but I think this new tradition from the Pacific Northwest beats them both for symbolism. The wedding takes place in a quiet cove near a pond, lake or river. Once the happy bride and groom are reunited they release a bevy of frogs (native species only, please) toward the water. The frogs hopping toward home symbolize the bride and groom leaping into their new lives together... Not to...

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Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Spring 2009!

by Azure

To help all you fashionistas out there ring in the Spring, here’s a bit of info on the top 10 colors for the season, compliments of Pantone's Fashion Color Report! - Bright colors are back (yay!) as designers incorporate vibrant pops into their collections - Palace Blue dominated the runways, taking on a classic, navy-like tone. A perfect pairing with just about any of the other colors in the Pantone report - Shades like Salmon Rose look great with a bronzed bod, and are...

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Hostess with the Mostess: More fabulous event design inspiration from The Special Event

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Two weeks ago for my Savvy Scoop guest post, I featured amazing photos from the Wedding Lunch to get your “black & white wedding” juices flowin’! After this stimulating and inspirational lunch, we walked through The Special Event’s Exhibit Gallery. The first room we walked through in the Exhibit Gallery featured a contemporary silver & white design (perfect for wedding inspiration!), and judging from the oohs and aahs echoing throughout the...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: DIY Toasting Flutes… Made Simple!

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Inspired by these photos taken by photographer Erin Hession, found via Brenda's Wedding Blog, I decided to create my own happy little version of toasting flutes for my sister's recent bridal shower... Below are the flutes I created, complete with colorful swirly wrapped stems. All it took were some sparkly rhinestone sticker appliques, Swarovski crystal beads and turquoise blue wire. They turned out to be fun and perfectly stylish in her wedding colors! ...

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Give your bridesmaids something to clutch

by Azure

Your bridesmaids will clutch their hands to their hearts when they see these gorgeous little purses from Beegee bags. These clutches are perfect for holding just a few things for the busy bridesmaid... With room for some touch-up lip gloss for you. Beegee is a deliberately small company, which means that each bag is sewn in-house for personal attention to detail. They have a ton of beautiful styles and fabrics available, but if you have a special pattern in mind, never fear!...

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For the Groom: Get Cuffed

by Azure

Sometimes as a groom you can feel like a human accessory - or a backdrop for your beautiful bride. It can be a hard world for a guy who wants to add a little personality without going with the wacky ruffled shirt. That's why you should become a connoisseur of cuff links. They're a sly way of letting the real you show even while you're the picture of perfect traditional tuxedoed manhood. Etsy.com is a great place to start. You'll find custom gifts for your groomsmen, or plenty of...

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Diva Dialogue: Wedding Trends for the 2009

by Azure

About Diva Dialogue at Wedding Paper Divas It’s official—the 2009 wedding season is here and we can’t help but feel the excitement in the air as couples head to Wedding Paper Divas to select their save the date cards, engagement party invitations and wedding invitations. As couples select their wedding stationery designs, we especially love watching the new styles, trends and inspiration of the season unveil. After all of our research into what’s hot for 2009, we’ve come...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Traditional meets Rock ‘N Roll Wedding

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Happy Monday people...I hope I can cure some Monday blues with today’s super cool Rock n Roll wedding! As many of you will know, I am all about the promotion of being yourself when it comes to your wedding. There does sometimes appear to be two camps when it comes to such things, firstly the uber traditional (usually) spend lots of money types, and secondly the totally out-there wacky ‘we won’t follow the system’ crazy crazy wedding types. To me...

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Bubbly Bride: Midnight Madness

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride After the delicious dinner, and hours of dancing and celebrating, you guests will start to get hungry again! A big trend among brides right now is to serve a "midnight snack" as the party winds down. Tie in you and your fiance's favorite late night treat, whether it is deep dish pizza or donuts and serve your guests in style! Begin budgeting now for this snack and talking with your caterer on different possibilities for this surprise. You don't need anything...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Hello!Lucky Wedding Invitations

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Hello! Gorgeous… Are you feeling Lucky? This week, for our fabulous Savvy Steals giveaway, one of our favorite invitation and stationary companies, Hello!Lucky, is hooking up one lucky Savvy Scoop reader! Hello!Lucky has been creating wedding invitations since 2003, with designs featured in every major magazine, from Martha Stewart Weddings, to Real Simple, to Lucky, to InStyle. If you haven’t yet decided on your wedding invitations, this week’s Savvy Steal is just for...

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Money’s Ongoing Role in a Marriage

by Azure

Special Feature from Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar I read an article the other day regarding how getting married can affect your taxes. As you are preparing for marriage, understand that money has many roles in your individual life and as a bride-to-be. When you read the article, make sure you do your homework. What I do not want to happen is that you read this article and say, “Oh, we are going to be penalized...

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Groom Your Groom

by Azure

It goes without saying that I think my husband is a handsome and talented man (although, I’ve found it helps to say it, frequently). But, there is one thing he’s not very good at, and that he was even worse at before we got married. It’s a little hard to discuss. It’s personal. OK, I’ll just spit it out: He’s not very good at shaving. Now that we’ve been married for a little while, I’ve found some things to help him. Chief among them, products from The Art of...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway: Cue the drum roll…

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And the winner is…MaryandJim! Congratulations MaryandJim- you are our very first Savvy Steals winner. Amrita Singh’s gorgeous Southampton bracelet is all yours, but we’ll let the two of you duke it out for who gets to don this fabulous piece on your wedding day! Our suggestion? Jim, bow out and let your beautiful bride take this one! Thank you to ALL our Savvy Scoop readers who participated this week! Keep up the good work- with a new giveaway every Monday, there...

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Ever After Wedding Market: By the Sea

by Azure

If you are having a spring or summer wedding near the ocean then this inspiration board is for you! Whether you have planned an elegant seaside pavilion or a clam bake reception, these products will be perfect embellishments for your ceremony. Pearls, seashells and sea glass make beautiful jewelry that reference the bounty of the sea. We recommend the Perles (II) Necklace with large creamy freshwater pearls from Elaine Haydon Jewelry and the Full Moon Necklace with a white mother of...

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Bride Chic: YOUR GOWN: 5 WAYS TO GO GREEN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Have you any idea the impact the production of clothing and textiles has had on the environment? Well check this out: In the UK alone according to 2006 statistics, clothing and textiles contributed in producing up to two million tons of waste, 3.1 million tons of CO2 and 70 million tons of waste water. Whoah! Time for a reality check: Have we become so used to fast food, fast technology and now fast fashion that we've created a manufacturing monster like this? No...

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Introducing Our Interactive Wedding Planning Timeline & Checklist

by Azure

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our online interactive wedding timeline & checklist! Now you can prioritize, manage & organize all the little details for your big day. Our new checklist is pre-populated with tasks from OneWed's Guide for the Savvy Bride, but you can add or delete any tasks with a click of a button. And you can write yourself little notes associated with each task to keep a running tally of all that you are doing. Best of all, you can delegate to others....

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Barbeque or banquet—planning your rehearsal dinner

by Azure

Barbeque or banquet—planning your rehearsal dinner Special feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding The wedding rehearsal and subsequent dinner kick off the entire series of wedding events. What better way to introduce members of the wedding party and key family members than with warm introductions and a celebratory meal? Depending on the type of wedding, the number of guests at the rehearsal dinner is sometimes nearly as large as the guest list for the actual wedding. In...

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Real Wedding Challenges: An Interfaith Wedding

by Azure

We have two things we love to find here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and inspiring ideas to help you make your wedding special. Our new monthly feature Real Wedding Challenges combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we’ll introduce you to a real married couple who 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...

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Itchin’ for some celebrity wedding news?

by Azure

Love is in the air, especially in Hollywood! Here's a quick recap, but for full details, check out our Wedding News! - Is the wedding still on between Jennifer Hudson and former reality "star" David Otunga? If so, why is she remaining so tight-lipped? - Anna Faris will marry Chris Pratt (of Bride Wars) in a low-key wedding, but the tequila will be flowing! - Is Kim Kardashian really shopping for her Vera wedding gown before Reggie Bush even pops the question? - One wedding...

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Always a Blogsmaid: Carnation Sensation- Part Deux!

by Azure

About Always a Blogsmaid We received such positive feedback on the Getting Creative with Carnations Savvy Scoop post by Hostess with the Mostess, that we thought you could use a Part Deux- Carnation Sensation! It's been so exciting to see more florists using carnations. Fleurs did a post on the "C" word a few weeks ago and tons of magazines have been featuring them, but brides still haven't warmed up to these cheaper cousins. And, it's somewhat true, they face the stigma of...

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If you love your bridesmaids… let them do the twist!

by Azure

Give your Bridesmaids the freedom to express themselves in Dessy Group's brand new TWIST Wrap Dress! Stylish, comfortable, and versatile... What more could a gal ask for? The TWIST dress, made from luxurious, hand washable matte jersey, offers each member of the bridal party an opportunity to create a unique style that suits their body! Available in both cocktail length and full-length, and with 12 gorgeous colors to chose from, these dresses can be wrapped in countless ways. ...

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2 More Days to Enter our 1st Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Bride....who doesn't love free stuff? Who doesn't like free amazing, can't-live-without, must-have products and accessories? Don't lose out on your chance to win one of our favorite "OneWed Loves It!" award winning items. Dedicated readers will have the opportunity to steal jewelry, accessories, beauty products and more from brands like Bobbi Brown, Vera Wang, Gilt Group, Dermalogica, Dessy Group, Agent Provocateur and more! Entry is free and simple: register with...

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Good bridesmaids don’t need jewelry to be happy… But it doesn’t hurt.

by Azure

I always think jewelry is a smart bridesmaid gift. You know your girls will get use out of it, and it gives you some leeway with your bridesmaids' dresses: You can choose different styles to suit each one's figure best, and then use the jewelry to unify their look. And let's face it: A bride who makes sure each of her besties gets a pearl necklace on her wedding day is going to be a popular woman for years to come. I love the bridesmaid collection at Anna Bellagio. It's got...

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