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Featured Spring Wedding: Meredith and Eddie

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessica Miller Photography This was a May wedding full of sunshine (and if you know Ohio weather, you'll know this couple was lucky and blessed!). The ceremony took place outdoors at the North Courtyard Gardens of the Center of Science and Industry in the heart of downtown Columbus. With a full city backdrop, gorgeous wedding flowers and a couple as lovely and genuinely amazing as Meredith and Eddie, it was sure to be a day to remember. Meredith is one of those...

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Bridal Brooch Bouquets: An Eco-Chic Alternative That Will Last Forever

by Azure

I was so enamored by the beautiful brooch bouquet featured in Monday's post by Recycled Bride, Floral Alternatives For Eco-Chic Brides, that I just had to do a little more digging. I checked out the Fantasy Florals website, and found some more stunners! Not only are these absolutely gorgeous andeco-friendly, but a bridal brooch bouquet is something you can treasure forever and ever. This is one 2010 Trend that I'm absolutely lovin'! It's safe to say I'll be clutching one of these...

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Featured Virginia Wedding: Tiziana and Michael

by Azure

Featured Wedding at Keswick Hall, photos by Jen Fariello Photography Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways, and puts two people in the right place at the right time. This is exactly what happened for Tiziana and Michael, who met while vacationing in South Beach, Miami. They felt an immediate connection with one another, and their whirlwind romance began the second they left Miami. Tiziana envisioned an enchanted garden theme for their wedding, and Keswick Hall at Monticello...

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Recycled Bride: Floral Alternatives for Eco-Chic Brides

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Couples typically spend up to 20 percent of their wedding budget on cut flowers. From bouquets and boutonnieres to centerpieces and aisle decorations, many weddings are awash in mountains of roses, lilies, hydrangeas and orchids. But aside from being terribly expensive, conventionally produced flowers also leave a giant carbon footprint, are grown with tons of pesticides, and are tended by workers who aren't protected under Fair Trade guidelines. It's a little bit...

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Featured Hawaiian Wedding: Tina and Johnny

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Rothwell Photography Johnny & Tina were married this past September at King Family Vineyards and it was a perfect day! This was a very special and unique wedding! Tina and Johnny live in Hawaii and so they, with the help of their wonderful family, planned this fabulous destination wedding! We loved the fact that they incorporated many wonderful Hawaiian traditions, which added fun and unique details to their special day... all of which we know you will...

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Ask the Experts: How to Create a Unified Wedding Look

by Azure

Ask the Experts is your weekly chance to get wedding planning advice from a panel of wedding professionals. If you have a question write the panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes: Dear Experts, It’s always looks a little silly to me when the bridesmaids dresses match the tablecloths, which match the centerpieces, which match the groomsmen’s ties, etc. So, I was thinking I just wouldn’t have “wedding colors.” But, whenever I talk about this with my...

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Featured Wedding: Mikaela and Joel

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Bella Pictures Mikaela and Joel tied the knot Saturday, Oct. 11th on the rooftop of The Grand Piazza, overlooking the beautiful city skyline of Chicago. They were such a pleasure to work with, and their special day was picture perfect! Mikaela's Sex In The City style, right down to the big flowered broach on her wedding dress, really came through, and made this wedding a true downtown fairytale! Other Vendors: Venue - roof of the Grand Piazza in Chicago Brides...

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Featured Wedding: Jeff and Erica

by Azure

I cannot get enough of the photography dream team that is Rothwell Photography (comprised of an adorable husband and wife pair-Sasha and Tim Rothwell). When I first featured their work on the blog, I said (semi-jokingly) to my boyfriend that I had found the photographers who would photograph our wedding. And I told Sasha that I would be flying her and Tim out to Chicago when it was time for me to walk down the aisle... But enough about me and my future wedding! Sasha and Tim are...

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Indie Wed Wrap Up: An Edgy, Unique Bridal Event Done Right!

by Azure

I had the pleasure of attending Indie Wed this weekend, a fabulously unique wedding show for couples taking a modern, edgy, or eco-friendly approach to their special day! If you are a Chicago hipster planning your wedding, you were probably there! And for our non-Chicago gals who love the Etsy-Anthropology-Green wedding thing, I wanted to share some highlights from this rad event! Fashion... - Love Damask? Check out the adorable cocktail frock (for your 'maids or for you- a...

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Dessy Style Board: Black Tie Affair with a Red Carpet Twist!

by Azure

Did you see Kate Hudson at the Golden Globes? She looked stunning, and it turns out… her white Marchesa gown was actually from the designer’s bridal collection! Her look at the Globes inspired this Dessy-Pantone style board- a Black Tie affair with a red carpet twist. The classic duet of black-and-white is perfect for creating a formal, downtown-chic vibe at your wedding, and works for any season! Loving some of the items in this style board? While Kate Hudson's head-to-toe...

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Featured DIY Wedding: Kate and Daryl

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon Photography Kate and Daryl had been together for over 8 years when they decided to finally tie the knot! Kate wanted to DIY as much as possible to save on cost and to really get exactly what she wanted, and she did an amazing job. From the wedding cake by Daryl's mom, to the bouquet and centerpiece done by Kate... everything went together so smoothly. Their wedding was very low key and laid back, but that didn't stop them from having a great...

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Lovely Bridal Jewelry and Hair Accessories!

by Azure

Once you've found the perfect wedding dress, it's time to complete the look! With all of the bridal accessories out there, it's not always easy to know where to start. There are a few online bridal accessory retailers that have beautiful and affordable items for your big day! Amanda Pearl has beyond-gorgeous earrings, necklaces, bracelets and headbands! In 2009, we saw a lot of bridal necklaces that incorporated lovely ribbon, and Amanda Pearl does it right! The necklace above is...

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Featured Wedding: Melinda and Bryan

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Anne Nunn Photographers Melinda and Bryan tied the knot on June 7, 2009 at The Garden in the Woods in Albany, Oregon. They were so in love, and it showed in the quiet moments, the moments that we were so honored to record for them. We had plenty of time to walk around the lush, green grounds of The Garden in the Woods and photograph the sweet moments between Melinda and Bryan. One of the greatest things about Melinda and Bryan that stood out to us, is how...

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To Celebrate Matrimony Monday, New Wedding Planning Tools, Features, Giveaways!

by Azure

To celebrate the biggest online wedding planning day of the year—January 4 2010, known as Matrimony Monday here at OneWed—we have launched all new features, tools and giveaways to help our newly engaged brides-to-be! Here are just a few of the new features you’ll find on OneWed: Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway--$15,000 in prizes! Create a Wedding Pre-Party (the only social wedding planning network—a Private-Facebook for Weddings) and you’ll be entered to win prizes for...

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Flowers are Expensive: Save By Choosing Seasonal Buds that are in Bloom!

by Azure

Flowers can be a very big expense in your wedding budget. Many couples don't realize just how pricey fresh blooms are until they're at the florist, selecting their arrangements. But, fresh flowers add so much to the vibe and overall beauty of your wedding! Definitely a worthwhile expense! Our super new Wedding Flowers Gallery can help save time and money, but choosing buds that are in bloom is another great way to cut costs. Since it's that time of year, below are a few flowers...

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Featured Wedding: Rebecca & Wesley

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Jessie of Emeric Photography & Design On September 19th we had the privilege of documenting Rebecca & Wesley's wedding. They are such a sweet, young couple. They had a large wedding party of 12, including the groom's little sister! They chose Rebecca's favorite color, lavender, as the theme and used pretty lavender roses in the floral bouquets and arrangements. Rebecca and Wesley had the ceremony at their local church and afterwards we went with the newlyweds...

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Featured Maui Wedding: Alec & Rhea

by Azure

Featured wedding by Karen Stott of Avayah Photography In keeping with both of their laid back personalities, Alec from Texas and Rhea from Oregon found themselves moving to Maui on a whim with some friends. Hawaii had more in store for them than they originally anticipated when they were introduced to each other through mutual friends. When Alec proposed Maui was an obvious place for their wedding since it was the very setting of them falling in love. They decided on the gorgeous...

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Our Wedding Giveaway Helps You Say Thanks!

by Azure

Happy Monday! One of the things I love about our Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway is that the prizes aren't just for you. Weddings by FlowerPetal is contributing six (6) bouquets that you can use to thank your mom, m-i-l and anyone else who needs a little extra recognition for helping you get through your special day. To enter the OneWed Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway, simply create your own Wedding Pre-Party, our new wedding planning social network. To gain more entries, simply...

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Featured Wedding: Madison and Shannon

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Glenn Roberson Photography Madison White and Shannon Beard chose a beautiful white gazebo in historic Winston-Salem, NC for their outdoor wedding on Oct. 17, 2009, followed by a reception at the historic Brookstown Inn. The inn was built in 1837 as a textile mill and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Their families and friends joined them for the ceremony, with fall leaves as the backdrop in the historic park. They rode in a vintage car to the inn...

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Botanical Couture Décor, with an Eco-Friendly Twist!

by Azure

I happened to be on Twitter yesterday at just the right moment. I saw a tweet about the new holiday collection from JL Designs, clicked on the tiny url, and was instantly wowed. If you are a lover of all things couture, and sustainability is important to you, you’ll go wild over the “green” centerpieces, table accents, and more, in this fab holiday collection. Gorgeous green and grey succulents, creamy balsa wood flowers, and lush cedar trees take center stage as they sit in...

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Perfect Wedding Flowers Shipped to Your Door

by Azure

Wish you could just pick out your bridal & bridesmaid bouquets, centerpieces, corsages and boutonnieres online and have them shipped direct to you or your venue? Well, now you can with the help of OneWed and Weddings by FlowerPetal! It’s easy as 1-2-3. 1. Select the arrangements and quantities of wedding flowers that match your personal style: from classic wedding flower likes peonies, calla lilies, ranunculus and roses to contemporary flowers like anthuriums, orchids, cymbidium...

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Featured Wedding: Nancy and Adam

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Shannon of Shannon Lee Images Only 24 people were in the room when Nancy & Adam devoted their lives to each other on a rainy afternoon in Saint Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2009. Of these 24 teary eyed people (myself included) I felt absolutely honored to be one of them during this intimate expression of love. They wrote their own heartfelt vows and couldn't stop smiling at each other. It was a family affair as Adam's father married the couple and his uncle...

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Featured Wedding: Magdalena and Martin

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kate Elliot of Kate Elliot Photography Magdalena and Martin were married on July 31, 2009 at the fabulous English Inn in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The wedding day was relaxed and had a natural flow to it. I loved the earthy feel of the venue and wedding details. You could tell how happy Magdalena was, she smiled the entire day. The groom's brother-in-law performed the ceremony for the lovely couple, the amazing wedding details were by Petal and Forest, and the yummy...

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Green is the New White: 5 Ways to Create an Eco-Chic Wedding

by Azure

Get excited, ladies! We've got a new guest blogger that will be joining The Man Registry on Hump Day! Tracy DiNunzio is a popular expert on green weddings and eco-friendly lifestyles. She's also the founder of RecycledBride.com, a free marketplace where eco-savvy brides buy and sell wedding dresses, accessories, decorations and more. Tracy became interested in reducing wedding waste while planning her own nuptials in 2007, and has been dedicated to helping other couples plan green...

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