Pop The Cork On Your Something Blue!

by Azure

For your "something blue", the options are endless. Some brides choose a hot pair of blue heels. Some opt for a gorgeous bridal hair accessory with a sapphire or turquoise stone. But what if your something blue could be enjoyed by all the guests at your wedding? I was contacted by the folks at Champagne Pommery, and they have a couple bubblies that taste great and are dressed in blue! They sent me samples of their Champagne Pommery Brut Royal NV and Pommery POP Champagne, and...

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Real Wedding Challenges: A Halloween Wedding that Isn’t Scary

by Azure

Usually our monthly Real Wedding Challenges series covers a wedding that’s long over so that you can get some interesting perspective on the wedding planning process. But, when I learned about a wedding that’s happening this Halloween I had to explore that challenge. The couple: Carmen, 31, lawyer Brad, 39, lawyer How did you meet and get engaged? Carmen says: We met through work because we were both involved in the same case. When I asked Brad to go to lunch with me, he...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jim Hjelm Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

Since we covered Jim Hjelm’s beautiful Spring 2010 wedding dress collection earlier today, how about a little something for the bridesmaids, too! Jim Hjelm’s bridesmaids' dresses are just about as lovely as his wedding dresses. Full of vibrant colors, rich fabrics, and believe it or not, pockets! When I saw some of these stunners walk down the runway, I was blown away by the beautiful, unique hues… like the Pumpkin-colored bridesmaid’s frock above, and the iridescent Opal...

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Featured Wedding: Neil and Chloe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jon & Nic of S6 Photography, Sheffield, UK The location of Neil and Chloe's big day was so amazing- a church ceremony followed by the reception at a local cricket club in the sleepy village of Dumbleton (in the Cotswold, England). The weather had been rubbish all week and then Saturday came and it was one of the nicest days of the year (we don't have many in the UK!). Neil and the boys had a pint in the village pub on the morning of the wedding as Chloe & the...

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10.29.09- Did You Miss Our Wednesday’s Winner Wishlist?

by Azure

I sure did! This week's Savvy Steal is great one, and we don't want our Savvy Scoopers to miss out! One lucky bride-to-be will win125 custom holiday cards from The Green Kangaroo. What a great way to kick off the holiday season! And if you ever miss our Monday post announcing the Savvy Steal of the week, never fear! We've added a little Steals & Deals tile on the top right of the blog to keep you all in the loop. Good luck ladies! And don't forget to enter our amazing...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Deciding Which Wedding Traditions to Follow

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding traditions, and how to decide which ones are important. If you need wedding advice we have two ways for you to get your questions answered. Our Ask the Experts panel answers all your questions about wedding logistics and decisions at asktheexperts@onewed.com The Wedding Maven answers your questions about wedding etiquette, traditions, and relationships at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Jim Hjelm Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Hits of lace, deep-v backs, plunging necklines, sumptuous fabrics, and flower appliqués galore! Sitting front row at the Jim Hjelm press show in New York was quite a treat! We had a bird’s eye view of all the fabulousness of this Spring 2010 collection! How amazing are the “illusion” straps on the wedding dress above? And I die over the luxurious blush silk satin color in the beautiful strapless gown below. I adore the plunging sweetheart necklines on a lot of the Spring...

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Ask the Experts: How Much Time Do I Need Before and After the Ceremony?

by Azure

Our Ask the Experts series lets you tap into our panel of wedding experts to get your most pressing wedding questions answered. If you have a question about wedding planning write our panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: We are getting married at a church and the church is having multiple weddings the same day. How much time do I need before the ceremony and after? I don't want to be too rushed, so if they can't give me enough time I may need to go somewhere...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: DVDs and CDs

by Azure

Sometimes the best things in life come on shiny round discs. That’s why this week’s Amazon Gift Registry tip is about DVDs and CDs. DVDs & CDs Nothing reveals more about our personalities than the movies and music we love. And memories are made when we share them with the people we love. Including the best, most romantic, and most collectible titles on your registry insures memorable stay-at-home dates for years to come. A Cinema Made for Two
Recipe for a memorable...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Beth Elis Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Beth Elis is another new designer who we had the pleasure of meeting during NY market. She was an absolute doll, and her wedding dress collection was to-die-for. Upon meeting her, she stated that (without wanting to sound too cliché) her collection was inspired by women. And you can tell… Take the Nigella for example- this beautiful gown was so obviously created for the bride who embraces her curves and beauty. High necklines, cap sleeves, and intricate, antique touches abound...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Rainbow Of Inspiration…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Colorful Wedding Photography By Erin Hession! It's almost Halloween. How about a little candy? Today I was inspired by a friend who said, "I feel like throwing Skittles at people and telling them to taste the rainbow!" - I know, don't you love it?! Fear not, I won't throw any Skittles at your darling bridal heads. I promise. Instead, let me attempt to inspire you by throwing some colorful eye candy your way! If there is one thing I love about...

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The Man Registry: Grooms… Beware the Wedding Day Prank

by Azure

About The Man Registry An unspoken tradition amongst Best Men and Groomsmen is that they must carry out a successful prank on the groom on the big day. This tradition has been passed down for many years and is a sort of measuring stick for how well these guys perform their wedding party duties. I’m here to tell all of you grooms out there – keep your eyes open! For you never know which of your friends may be plotting against you. Take for example my wedding day. My...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Amy Michelson

by Azure

Plunging, intricate backs have always been her thing, and this season, Amy Michelson knocked it out of the park. I've always thought that one of the sexiest parts on a woman is her back, and Michelson's Spring 2010 wedding dresses frame, highlight and showcase these feminine curves. We've already talked about the big Spring 2010 runway trends, and Amy Michelson incorporated some of these into her collection with style and grace. For the flower appliques, Michelson got creative and...

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Helping Your Groom Get More Involved

by Azure

Yesterday we asked about the groom’s role in wedding planning. A lot of grooms aren’t as involved as they’d like to be because none of the normal wedding stuff is written for them. If you think your guy would like to be more involved, or you want him to be more involved consider directing him to one of these sites. The Man Registry Best if your groom is ... Paul Rudd. Very cute, very sweet, but also a guy’s guy. The Man Registry wants your groom to be the best groom he can...

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TLC Wants YOU: Calling All NY Metro, Miami and Philly Area Brides-to-Be!

by Azure

TLC reached out to OneWed because they know we have the savviest brides with some serious star potential! Check this out, ladies! This very cute show gives you the chance to compare notes with OTHER brides - before - during - and after your big day!! We will introduce you to other brides where you will compare notes and talk about your wedding (every bride’s favorite topic), what the planning has been like, how stressed out you are, how excited you are, all the things that you...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Nicole Miller Wedding Dresses

by Azure

If you are having a destination wedding, Nicole Miller just might be the wedding dress designer for you! The simple, sexy dresses in her Spring 2010 collection are perfect for the jet-setting bride- traveling with one of these slinky frocks will present no problem whatsoever! I love the modern femininity that Miller brings to each of her designs! Can't you just picture a beautiful, natural bride walking down the sandy, beachside aisle to meet her casually dressed groom in one of...

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Featured Wedding: Jenny and Nelson

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Becca and Matt Enslein of The Studio B Photography Jenny and Nelson’s wedding day revolved around three things, love, laughter and family. When you meet the both of them, you’re instantly drawn in by their friendly personalities and warm nature. Once you’re friends with them, you’re in. You’re family. Jenny had four traditional bridesmaids, but she also had two “bridesmen”- twin brothers who she has been friends with since high school. As soon as...

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Star Wars Themed Groom’s Cake, Hitch it or Ditch it?

by Azure

OK, I've gotten in a little trouble for making fun of Star Wars weddings before, but I just cannot resist providing you with this Star Wars themed groom's cake picture. The cake was designed for Star Wars artist Chris Trevas by Courtney Clark of Cake Nouveau, of Food Network Challenge and TLC's Ultimate Cake-off. For the full story on this unique groom's cake, check out the official Star Wars Blog.

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Celebrity Weddings: Ivanka Trump Ties The Knot In Platinum!

by Azure

Shocker? I think not! Ivanka Trump said “I Do” this past weekend wearing Platinum jewelry from her own collection, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. Ivanka custom designed a platinum and diamond hairpiece to accent her veil. She also chose a pair of platinum and diamond cluster earrings, and a platinum and diamond Art Deco link bracelet. Her jewelry contained over 42-carats of diamonds. Ivanka’s cushion-cut diamond engagement ring was also set in platinum. Did you catch our post...

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Spring 2010 Bridal Runway: Anjolique Wedding Dresses

by Azure

The new line of wedding dresses from Anjolique hit all the major Spring 2010 runway trends -- one-shoulder, flower appliques, lace overlay, black accents, and sweetheart necklines. We're loving the silk and ravello taffeta fabrics and how the new silhouettes flatter any body type. Not sure your fitness regime have made your arms are up to the task? Not to worry, a few of the dresses even come with a bolero! The new dresses illustrate Anjolique's design mantra of classic with an...

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Question of the Week: How Involved Is Your Groom?

by Azure

Last week I asked how you felt about the term "Bridezilla" and we got a lot of interesting responses. Since our Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway post this week was about Savvi Formalwear's tuxedos, I thought it would be a good time to check in on your groom. Is your groom involved in the wedding planning? Do you wish he were more or less involved? Do you think it's unusual for grooms to be involved?

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Bridal Bling: Top Ten Ways to Support Ethical Jewelry

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Brilliant Earth Long after your big day has passed, your engagement ring, wedding bands, and other wedding jewelry will remain a beautiful reminder of your shared past, your values, and your dreams for the future. With so many brilliant options for ethical jewelry, there’s no reason to compromise style or quality on your special day. Keep the glamour, lose the guilt! Here are a few tips on how to do it: 1. Look for ethical origin diamonds The first step is...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 125 Custom Holiday Cards from The Green Kangaroo!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Halloween is right around the corner, and next thing you know, it’ll be time to send out those holiday cards! Time sure does fly when you are having fun, doesn’t it? This week’s Savvy Steal will help one lucky bride-to-be ring in the holiday season in style. Our friends over at The Green Kangaroo- a fabulous wedding invitation and stationery company- will give our Savvy Steals winner 125 beautiful Custom Holiday Cards! The best...

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Bubbly Bride: Create your own Caramel Apple

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride The cupcake bar, candy bar and mashed potato bar are great ideas for your wedding, but if you are looking for a do-it-yourself bar for your guests— focused on celebrating Fall— the caramel apple bar is right up your alley! Have a table set with apples, caramel and a colorful display of toppings. Your guests will love being artists while they decorate their apples with their favorite chocolate, sprinkles and icing. Ask your caterer to have one of the servers...

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