Spring and Summer


Wedding Season Reality: Celebs Getting Hitched

by Azure

Wedding season is heating up, with blushing brides saying I Do from New York to California. And while Hollywood celebrities are known for breaking tradition (I.e. the baby in the baby carriage often comes before the marriage), summertime is still their favorite season to get hitched. Especially when it comes to reality T.V. brides-to-be! Kristin Cavallari (best known for her mean girl role on the non-reality reality show, The Hills) said I Do to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler on...

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Three Wedding Color Palettes Perfect for Summer

by Azure

Summer is here, and so is wedding season! Which means lots of inspiration for brides-to-be like me! Once the venue is booked and your dream wedding dress found, the next big checklist item to cross off is to decide on your color palette. To help you do just that, I came up with three unique palettes that scream summer, and I can't wait to hear which one you love most! Soft Summer Purples   Emerald Green, Marigold and White   Dreamy Peach, Blush and Cream What...

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Pop Up Giveaway + I’m In Love With A Tanner

by Azure

Any time I can achieve an instant golden glow without leaving the house I'm one happy camper! But after a long cold Chicago winter, the road to an even, natural faux tan can be a perilous one. And if you've ever tried applying a drugstore self-tanner to dry skin, you know exactly what I'm saying. Enter, Brazilian True Tan, a dual-action self-tanning lotion that has made me a believer! I could go on and on about why I love this product, but since we have a fabulous giveaway to...

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East to West Spring Wedding Flowers Guide

by Azure

One great way to cut down on the wedding flowers spend (without sacrificing your vision) is to focus primarily on flowers that are in season when you're getting married. And now that Spring has sprung, it's the perfect time to talk in-season, budget-friendly blooms. Since each U.S. region has its own unique climate, the types of flowers blooming in Spring on the East Coast will be different that what's blooming down South. So take it from Martha, and use the guide below to find the...

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25 Bridesmaids’ Dresses Perfect for Spring

by Azure

Be kind to your bridesmaids and they'll never do you wrong! A great rule of thumb for every bride to remember. One easy way to guarantee happy bridesmaids is to make a stylish choice for what they'll wear down your aisle. To help you along the way, here are our picks for Spring and beyond... Pastels Brights Neutrals Prints & Patterns Which of these bridesmaid dresses would your ladies absolutely love? Sound off below!

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Simply Gorgeous Spring Wedding Makeup Guide

by Azure

Although we can't help but love the bold lips and dramatic cat eyes we're seeing on more and more brides these days, neutrals topped our list of trends for 2013 weddings...and not just for color palettes, decor, and flowers, but for bridal makeup too! Neutral makeup shades include tones naturally found in the skin, like peach, rose, bronze and plum. Makeup extraordinaire Bobbi Brown suggests (in the April 2013 issue of Real Simple) choosing neutral hues within two shades (darker or...

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Elegant & Romantic Early Summer Wedding

by Azure

Marsha and Christopher tied the knot at the grand Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and Sarah of Whitmeyer Photography was there to capture it all. It was a gorgeous mid-June day, and the clouds in the sky were breathtaking (which made for some amazing photos of the bride & groom)! Bella Soiree and The Bloom Room helped the couple pull off a classically beautiful vibe, with tons of romantic, enchanted details (like pale pink and ivory bouquets and centerpieces,...

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Fun Ideas for a Picnic Wedding Reception

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Late summer is a great time to have an outdoor wedding. Things start to cool down, there's a renewed crispness in the air, and it's the perfect time for a picnic! Wait ... what? Picnic? Wedding? YES. For those of you who are scrambling for casual, fun ideas for a late-summer wedding outdoors, why not have a picnic wedding? Throw some blankets and pillows down on the ground. Scavenge some old picnic tables. Get your caterer to whip up some mini-sammiches and finger-lickin' desserts....

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15 Beautiful Rainbow Wedding Treasures to Brighten Up Your Day

by Azure

What's more cheerful and inspiring than a sparkling rainbow in the sky? Not much.... But these multi-color rainbow wedding finds from Etsy definitely give the real thing a run for its money! Take a peek at 15 of our favorites, then post a comment below to share your thoughts! Will rainbows brighten up your wedding day? If so, how will you incorporate them?  

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Citrus and Succulents for Your Wedding

by Azure

Lush, velvety succulents look great with just about any bloom (we especially love them paired with peonies and ranunculus). And succulents can be incorporated gorgeously no matter what style wedding you're planning, or what color palette you've decided on. But one winning combination we adore is succulent green paired with bright citrus hues. And the inspiration board above proves what a lovely combination this can be. And how about the stunning bridal bouquets below? Aren't they...

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Is Wedding Season Now Engagement Season?

by Azure

Wedding industry insiders know that, historically, the year could be broken up into two distinct parts—engagement season (Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day, with the highest volume of engagements happening between NYE and V-Day), and wedding season (May through October). And for wedding planning websites like OneWed, this has always translated into highly seasonal traffic, with 30-40% more unique visitors during engagement season than wedding season (because, when people are...

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Summer Wedding Gift Ideas Found on Pinterest

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Heading to a wedding this summer? If you’re still stumped on gift ideas or prefer to veer off the beaten path (or wedding registry, in this case), here are some great warm weather gift ideas spied on Pinterest that are sure to please any newlyweds. 1-  A beverage cooler, like the Big Bobber Floating Cooler, is perfect for the lake, pool or pond.  This whimsical cooler keeps beverages icy cold on a hot day. 2-  A patio...

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