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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Bridal shoes that make you wish the aisle was longer

by Azure

Wearing a short wedding dress? Then you might as well wear bridal shoes that knock your guests' socks off. The bridal collection from Mary Norton features shoes that are beautiful and fun - and you might just be able to find a bag to match. Mary Norton shoes are handmade by family artisans in Italy to ensure quality and craftsmanship, but as you can see, the designs are influenced by Norton's time in the film industry. You'll love tapping your toes at your reception in these! ...

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Another Proposal Video…This Time on Scrubs

by Azure

How I do love StumbleUpon...found this surprise proposal video from the set of Scrubs tonight while stumbling. Waterworks begin now. Watch Scrubs Proposal on CollegeHumor

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Wedding Day Childcare To Keep the Whole Family Happy

by Azure

One of the most frequent types of questions I get for my wedding advice column is what to do about kids at the reception. Let’s face it, most brides don’t have kids, so trying to find a trustworthy sitter for the reception can be a shot in the dark. Services like Colorado’s Wedding and Event Sitters and the national Sitter City can help you out. Hey, don’t lose those URLSs - one day you may need them yourself!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Gorgeous Engagement Session Photos!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Tinywater Photography have been blogging friends of Rock n Roll Bride for a while now, and even now I am still constantly blown away by them. There is something about their images that just hit me right there, you know?! Their use of colour, texture, tone…it’s all just so wonderful and comes together in such a natural way... I just love them! For this week’s post I simply have to share their newest engagement session. Whoever would have thought...

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Have MySpace Plan Your Wedding?

by Azure

Hmmm....would you ask millions of people on MySpace who don't know you to plan your wedding? These 3 couples are vying for a chance to...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Picture-Perfect Wedding Day with REMBRANDT!

by Azure

There are so many things a bride-to-be has to coordinate leading up to her big day, and one thing she should be able to count on undoubtedly (besides her groom!) is her smile. After all, there’s no better way to dazzle your new hubby than with a bright, confident smile! Our Savvy Steal this week will take care of just that. One Savvy Scoop reader will receive the three fabulous REMBRANDT products in the Guide to a Picture-Perfect Wedding Day shown above. Leading up to your big...

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Bubbly Bride: Sports-themed wedding ideas!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride It is the bottom of the ninth— Your dress fits perfectly, all of the food is ordered and every guest has RSVP'd. As you walk up to the plate— the man of your dreams looks you in the eye and you are beaming— knowing that your special day is everything you've ever imagined... a Sports Themed Wedding! If you aren't looking to host a ritzy black tie affair and tend to enjoy a more casual evening of celebration— maybe a sports theme is right up your...

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Weekly Wrap-Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of April 20

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors! Ned to catch up on the Scoop, or just need to re-find that perfect wedding idea fast? Here’s your wrap-up of our wedding ideas for the week of April 20th. On Monday: We got Top Tips for whipping up a great relationship with your caterer. We learned that pashminas are a bridesmaid’s best friend. Bubbly Bride brought the taste of home with food stations. Rock ‘n Roll Bride took wedding photos to the max –Max Wanger, that is. On Tuesday: We...

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Hey Chicago Brides!  You don’t want to miss this bridal show!

by Azure

If you don't have plans for this coming Tuesday (04.28.2009), how would you like to scoop up discounted designer wedding dresses before enjoying a yummy fondue dinner? The Melting Pot will be hosting the 1st Annual Bridal Show on Tuesday, with Macy's Bridal Salon and other fabulous wedding vendors. This will be a fantastic one-stop-shop, and the $35 ticket includes a three course fondue dinner! If you've ever had dinner at The Melting Pot, you know this is an amazing steal! To...

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Savvy Steals Winner: Arming one lucky lady with fabulous budget wedding ideas!

by Azure

We've got one Savvy Scoop reader who is on a roll! Our Savvy Steal winner this week, who will be armed with the tools to plan her dream wedding without emptying her piggy bank, is PattyJ! Congratulations, PattyJ- we know you will love the Bridal Bargains Gift Set, chock full of fantastic budget wedding ideas! Last week, PattyJ was the lucky winner of 5 amazing Essie nail polish shades, and now she's ready to plan a champagne wedding on a beer budget. See, girls, we take care...

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