Wedding Styles


Featured Maryland Wedding: Morgan and Joe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Megan Brittingham Photography Morgan and Joe's wedding was one of the most creative weddings I've ever been to! Everything was made by hand (including the wedding cake and the birdcage centerpieces), so this was truly a DIY wedding! Morgan came prepared with hot glue, needle and thread to finish the last minute DIY projects with the help of her bridesmaids. The wedding ceremony venue was absolutely stunning, complete with an elegant built-in pond filled with...

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Featured Wedding: The Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, CA

by Azure

Featured Wedding by FloralArt at the beautiful Parker Hotel This Palm Springs wedding is too lovely for words! Romantic, enchanted, organic... and so much more! Learn how to achieve a similar look for your big I Dos with the top tips and tricks below! Budget-Friendly Décor Tips: 1. Get fruity! Vibrant fruit (either in season fresh fruit or faux) is a great add to any wedding centerpiece! It’s unexpected, and when done well, will make such a statement. And a bunch of grapes...

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Recycled Bride: Wedding Bands For Your Groom

by Azure

About Recycled Bride A green wedding band is a man's best friend A wedding ring can symbolize not only your commitment to your partner, but your vow to help create a better, healthier world. So shouldn't you and your man be sporting wedding jewelry that's kind to the Earth and the workers who mine and create your gorgeous jewels? If you purchase a wedding band without knowing where its materials come from, you could be contributing to one of the most destructive industrial...

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Sports-Inspired Weddings: Chicago Blackhawks Win The Stanley Cup!

by Azure

Today is a big day for Chicago sports fans! Last night, the Blackhawks captured the Stanley Cup from the Philadelphia Flyers, the first time since 1961! So… GO HAWKS! To honor our beloved Hawks, I've put together a red, black, gold and white Blackhawks-inspired wedding theme. This wedding color palette is both rich and classic, and you can definitely go glam and chic while showing your groom some love! A little infusion of hockey and/or sports into the wedding planning, and...

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Recycled Bride: 5 Fabulous Eco-Chic Bridesmaids Gifts

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Five unique and eco-chic gift ideas for your girls! Unlike most of the guests attending your wedding, bridesmaids actually have a job to do. So how will you thank them for all of the rehearsing and planning, the moral support and hugs, the dress fittings and hours of photos and train bustling and holding your dress up while you make a big-day bathroom run? With bridesmaids gifts! And the very best presents are the ones that nurture the planet while making your...

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Create This Tropical Destination Wedding Tablescape In 10 Easy Steps!

by Azure

Now that you’ve seen what a fabulous affair you can create with the help of Party City, let’s break down this tropical tablescape into ten simple, DIY steps! 1. Set the tone with your table cover Drape each dinner table with Party City’s Hibiscus White Table Roll ($19.99) or Floral Paradise Table Cover ($3.20). 2. Dress it up with a tableskirt Adorn the tropical draped tables with bright pink (if your hubby-to-be will allow it!) or Caribbean blue tableskirts. Or mix and match...

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Plan The Perfect Destination Wedding Rehearsal Dinner: Hawaiian Paradise With Party City!

by Azure

Over the next few weeks, right here on the blog, I’ll be taking you through how to plan an out-of-this-world destination wedding weekend! The Wyndham Nassau Resort in Nassau, Bahamas is where I learned the tricks of the trade, b ut if the beautiful Bahamas isn’t right for you and your fiancé, these tips and tricks will work like a charm at any location you desire. Let’s start with the rehearsal dinner, shall we?Samantha Goldberg (celebrity wedding planner) and Party City chose a...

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Vintage Bridal Necklace Giveaway!

by Azure

Win Eco-Chic Vintage Jewelry from RecycledBride.com and OneWed! What could be more elegant than some sparkly vintage bling to dress up your big-day style? This signed vintage Trifari necklace is perfect for a bride or bridesmaid, and we're giving it away to one lucky winner! Trifari is one of the world's most famous and sought-after vintage costume jewelry makers, and this necklace is a great example of their exquisite, timeless designs. It's made of incredibly sparkly rhinestones...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway Winner: Vintage-Chic Refashioned Bridal Hair Piece!

by Azure

It's about that time! The winner of this week's fab Savvy Steal- the stunning one-of-a-kind refashioned bridal hair piece from Renee Pawele's Eco Collection- is... Valerie M! Congratulations, Valerie! We hope this gorgeous piece is the perfect compliment to your dream wedding dress! And for all of our readers, we've got a special note from the designer herself... Renee Pawele Bride congratulates the winner of the Savvy Steal. We worked very hard on our Eco Collection and...

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Wedding Flower Friday: Moss, for an Eco-Friendly Wedding Feel

by Azure

Moss is usually thought of as something to walk over, or get rid of, not as part of a decoration plan for a wedding. But as backyard chic takes center stage in weddings this summer, moss is being seen more and more often in decorations, centerpieces and even boutonnieres. What do you think? Does moss have a place at your wedding table? By the way, the first picture is from an engagement shoot by Studio B Photography, the boutonierre pictured here was created by Stylish Blooms...

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Turn Something Old Into Your Something New: Refashioned Bridal Jewelry And Accessories!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Renee Pawele, CEO & Creative Director, Renee Pawele Bride Everything Old is New Again! So your great aunt is hoping that you will wear her pearls, while your mother-in-law would just love for you to wear her veil, but your bridal style is more than decades different than theirs. What’s a bride to do? Simple – make old new again! Refashion vintage pieces or even leftover scraps from alterations into new accessory pieces that perfectly suite your look. DIY...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway: Win This Drool-Worthy Vintage Bridal Hair Accessory!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Eco-friendly has truly become eco-chic! As green weddings gain popularity, a fabulous way to go green is with vintage or refashioned bridal accessories. You’ll knock out your “something old”, and feel like the most beautiful bride, inside and out! And you can’t go wrong with bridal accessories that are truly one-of-a-kind. For this week’s Savvy Steal, we are going eco-fabulous and vintage-chic! Renee Pawele is known for...

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Recycled Bride: Bridal Hair Dos and Don’ts

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Green 'n clean hair products for lovely wedding-day locks A few weeks ago, we talked about the best eco-friendly makeup to get you bridal beautiful. But we can't leave your tresses in distress! Like your skin, your hair should be cared for with natural, sustainable products for several months before your big day in order to ensure the most gorgeous, shiny, healthy wedding hair possible. But before I tell you about the best-kept secrets in natural haircare, let's...

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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Paper And Stationery

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Programs, menus, and wedding invitations that are sustainable and spectacular! Thousands of acres of forest are destroyed every year to make paper products, and the papermaking process pollutes the environment. So what's an eco-bride to do when it comes to wedding invitations, progams, menus, and other paper and stationery needs? While I love the idea of nixing paper altogether and using evites, an emailed invite may not formal enough for most weddings, and some...

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Simple, Budget-Friendly DIY Wedding Decor Must-Have: White Candles

by Azure

You are planning your wedding on a tight budget. But, you have an eye for style that you are not willing to compromise. Does this sound like you? A little DIY and creativity can go a long way, and you can create a beautiful ambiance at your wedding reception without breaking the bank. Want to know how? Meet white candles of all different sizes; they may just become your new best friend! Plain white candles are extremely budget-friendly, can be purchased in bulk, and will create a...

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Jonesin’ For More Eco-Friendly Bridal Beauty Products? We’ve Got You Covered!

by Azure

Yesterday, Recycled Bride offered some tips and standout products for brides looking to go green with their wedding day makeup! Here are five more eco-friendly finds to add to your bridal beauty arsenal! Remember, you can be greenand gorgeous on your wedding day! 1. For the perfect brushable hold, try Davines Defining Eco Hairspray. Your wedding day hairstyle will have all the staying power you need, and you’ll be kind to our environment, too! 2.The Body Shop Colourglide Lip...

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Recycled Bride: Wedding Day Makeup - Au Naturale

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Eco-friendly makeup that won't put a wrinkle in your budget Every bride wants to look beautiful on her wedding day, but makeup that makes you look pretty today can have damaging long-term effects for your skin, your health, and the Earth. Most conventional makeup contains potentially toxic chemicals that can penetrate your skin and be introduced into our water supply when washed off. Start switching to all-natural beauty products a few months before your wedding...

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Featured Virginia Wedding: Christy and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by GrantDeb Wedding Photographers When Matt popped the question in Florida, and Christy accepted, she signed herself up for the daunting task of planning a wedding 13 hours away! Despite a tight wedding budget, Christy was determined not to sacrifice style for her wedding! To create the wedding of her dreams without breaking the bank, Christy rallied the troops (her mom and closest friends) to help with the planning, and it was smooth sailing from that point...

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Wishpot: Wedding Pieces You Can Wear Again and Again

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Wishpot.com Your wedding registry is a great place to get things that you can use over and over again: kitchen appliances, couches, dishes, decorations, furniture, and BBQ supplies to name a few. But why not use your entire wedding as a time to get awesome stuff that you can use more than once? We usually consider our wedding dress and jewels to be one-event-only objects (unless we pass them down to our daughters, of course). So we spend a fortune to look...

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Question of the Week: What Is a DIY Bride?

by Azure

The other day I had a conversation with an old friend who started telling me about his DIY wedding, and raving about the food at the restaurant where the reception was held. I was a little confused and asked him how it was DIY, if the reception was at a restaurant, which provided food, drink, and decor. "Oh," he said, well "We didn't have a planner." The more I talk to people about weddings the more I realize there's a huge range of what people consider DIY. So, what do you consider...

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Recycled Bride: Vintage Jewels for the Green Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Haskell, Trifari, Eisenberg and Weiss are not your seating chart... they're the vintage jewelers you should know! Vintage jewelry is a hot bridal trend for 2010. It's not only unique and stylish, it's eco-friendly too! Vintage costume jewelry pieces stand the test of time. Many are collector's items, yet are surprisingly affordable. Going vintage jewelry shopping can be a bit of challenge, unless you know some tricks of the trade. First, be aware that...

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Wedding Flower Friday: An Inventive Bridal Bouquet!

by Azure

Do you and your fiance share a mutual love for a certain item, pastime, or hobby? If so, why not incorporate this special something into your wedding day! For this week's "Flower Friday" post, we've tapped one of the leading experts in wedding floral and event design! Kim Foren is the fabulous owner of Geranium Lake Flowers in Portland, Oregon, and her work is just incredible! The bridal bouquet above is as inventive as they come! For an engaged couple who fell in love reading...

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Ask the Experts: Earth Day Tips for a Green Wedding

by Azure

In honor of Earth Day we asked our Ask the Experts panel to share some of their favorite tips and suggestions for Green Weddings. Thea of Rose of Sharon Event Florist in Fayetville, Arkansas says: My favorite practice that I've seen recently is to re-purpose the florals after the wedding.  By collecting the flowers and donating them to a hospital or live-in care facility rather than throwing them away, arrangements can be enjoyed for the full life span of the flowers, residents of...

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Question of the Week: How Green Are You? How Green Is Your Wedding?

by Azure

Earth Day is Thursday (actually, I guess now the whole week is Earth Week). Obviously, it's very fashionable and popular to be eco-friendly or green with your life and your wedding. But, I'm just curious, how eco-friendly are you really? How important is having an eco-friendly wedding to you? Are you doing the basic reduce, reuse, recycle or are you going the extra mile and spending the extra dollar to make your wedding eco-friendly? Are you asking questions of your vendors, and...

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