A Salute to Patriotic Wedding Cakes

by Azure

Still haven't settled on a look for your wedding cake? Well, it never hurts to take inspiration from what's going on around you...

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Summer Advice for Fall Weddings

by Azure

This weekend is the Fourth of July, which of course has me thinking about… fall brides! That’s right you ladies, relaxing over there in your lounge chairs while the summer brides go nuts putting the finishing touches on everything, I’m talking to you! Did you remember your sunscreen? Tan lines last much longer than summer, so if you’re wearing a strapless or backless wedding dress, even as late as November, make sure to cover up or apply sunscreen. Thanks to my kids, I...

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Burgundy Wedding Ideas from Wishpot

by Azure

We're thrilled to announce that we've been added as a Wedding Expert on Wishpot, and we'll be guest blogging there on the 30th of every month! We're equally thrilled that Wishpot's Gift Girl will be guest blogging here on the 30th of every month. Enjoy her great ideas for adding a little royal color to your wedding. Burgundy, a shade of red, also known as wine, is a rich elegant color that adds an air of sophistication and, dare I say, royalty to a wedding. So if you love burgundy...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Lyrical Wedding, Inspired By Aerosmith…

by Azure

...Because Pink, It Was Love At First Site! About It's A Jaime Thing Brides, inspired ever by music? Or feel like the song was written just for you even if a million other people might feel the same way? What if you used those inspiring lyrics from your favorite songs to help plan your wedding? One that comes to mind is the song "Pink" by Aerosmith. Oh yes, you know I'm a fan! For this inspiration board dreamed up due to my love for Aerosmith, I vision a retro loving rock and...

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Featured Wedding: Steve and Elizabeth

by Azure

Special feature by Sarah Sloboda of Sarah Sloboda Photography I had the honor of photographing this festive and fabulous wedding at the Seamen's Church Institute in lower Manhattan. Since many of their guests were coming from abroad and Elizabeth and Steve had just decided to make NYC a more permanent home, they gave the entire wedding a New York theme, with details like the Brooklyn Bridge on the cake and Empire State Building cookies as favors. From the special printing press...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Frederic Fekkai Products For The Perfect Wedding Hair

by Azure

Sexy waves are in. And we're giving one lucky Savvy Scoop reader everything she needs to achieve the tousled, sexy, beach hair look, perfect for her honeymoon! About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway This week's Savvy Steals winner will receive three must-have products from Frederic Fekkai's Marine Summer Hair collection. - Frederic Fekkai Marine Clean Detox Shampoo will leave your hair shiny, soft and free of chlorine, residue and impurities. Marine botanicals moisturize and...

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Bubbly Bride: Capturing the Moment from the First “I Will” to the Final “I Do”

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Some may call it wedding paparazzi, but having your photographer there when you pop the big question is quickly becoming a popular trend. Men are hiring photographers to follow them throughout the evening - undercover, snapping pictures in a very photo-journalistic style. For example, a team of photographers may dress up as tourists and you will never know their cameras are actually pointed at you! Now, what used to be stories of a private moment between the...

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Patriotic Wedding Ideas

by Azure

Happy Monday! At OneWed we love it when couples take what’s important to them and work it into their weddings. But, well, sometimes we think you can take it a little too far. So, in honor of the Fourth of July holiday this weekend, we present you with a collection of VERY patriotic wedding images. Yes, we’ve “artfully” placed the bouquet to protect the innocent. Too much? You decide. Do you think weddings should have "themes"? Stay with us all week for more...

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Weekly Wrap-Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of June 22

by Azure

Welcome, weekend brides! I hope you’re catching up on the Scoop while being served breakfast in bed by your fiancé. Monday Sephora helped us start off the week looking our best. Bubbly Bride told us to put a cork in it. Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride dressed us in orange, peach, and teal. The magnificent Betty White showed us she’s a little more brass than golden in this promo for The Proposal. Tuesday We fell in love with bridal necklaces by Watters. It’s a Jaime Thing...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Cue The Drum Roll For This Fresh And Funky Bride!

by Azure

Congrats, AngelofArdor! You are this week's lucky ducky Savvy Steals winner! We can't wait to see which adorable Polka Dot Design personalized note cards you chose! There will be another fabulous Savvy Steal on Monday, but... Don't forget to send your platinum proposal story to savvyscoop@onewed.com by July 15th! He asked for your number, he made the first move and he dropped the first "L" bomb. Now it's your turn... For a woman with all the answers, tell us in 200 words or...

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Ever After Wedding Market:Let Watermelon Hues Inspire Your Wedding Day

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market For a bright summer wedding take inspiration from watermelon, one of the season’s sweetest and most colorful treats. Stickers with a Wedding Monogram Design from Simply Embellish Designs combine playfulness of design with elegant type. Equally charming is the Square CD Folio in Fresh Poppies Pink from Flyleaf Books which could be used to store CD archives of your wedding photographs or music from your reception. The pale green Nénuphar Earrings...

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Top Tips for Writing a Good Love Letter

by Azure

Just because you've caught each other doesn't mean the fun of the chase has to end! Check out our Top Tips for Writing a Good Love Letter and surprise your honey with a good old-fashioned mash note! What made the best love note you've ever gotten so special? Let us know in the comments?

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Bride Chic:Wedding Dress Inspiration with a Corseted Twist

by Azure

About Bride Chic If you've been following Bride Chic, you know by now June has been dubbed corset month and we've been around the world checking in with all the designers working this niche. Wrapping up the topic, I saved some of the best for last. Today we'll meet Joan Shum. Though this Long Beach designer doesn't specialize exclusively in corsetry, she certainly has a few stunners in her collection. Inspired by art and costume, she's added these and others to her design repertoire....

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Real Wedding Challenges: Making Accommodations

by Azure

We love hearing real wedding stories, and on the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through one or more challenges in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning, we think you’ll find their solutions and perspectives refreshing. To read the first three Real Wedding Challenges, click here. Luke and Amber have only been married a year, so I found their perspective on their somewhat unique situation...

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Origin of “The Best Man”- Did you know….

by Azure

That the term “best man” dates back to the times when Scotsmen kidnapped their future brides. So who was the "best man" accolade bestowed upon? The friend of the groom who had excelled at the abduction.

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Two Heavenly Wedding Dresses from Amy Michelson

by Azure

I am dying over these new designs from Amy Michelson, drooling on my keyboard as we speak. Ok... not really drooling, but how amazing, dreamy, sexy and chic are these wedding dresses? I've always loved the look of a bare back with a stunning, classy dress. There really is nothing sexier. If you're a bit unsure about baring it all in one of these dresses, though, check out Amy's tips on how to wear your Spanx with a low-back dress!

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Interfering Mothers-in-Law

by Azure

The interfering mother-in-law seems like an old-fashioned stereotype. But, unfortunately for the bride in this week's column, it's a reality, and it's leaving her with a big problem, 20 extra wedding guests. Do you have a question about wedding-related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Featured Engagement Session: Chioma and Seun

by Azure

Special feature by Fola Adewole of Fola Adewole Photography This June, Aba and I were granted the unique privilege of traveling to Old Town Alexandria to capture the pre-wedding session of Chioma and Seun. Chioma and Seun are a young, beautiful couple, full of love and laughter. Taking their portraits was a blast - they were so comfortable and natural being affectionate with each other. They exuded intelligence, charm, and sexiness. Aba and I are so excited to be photographing...

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Top Wedding Invitation Trends: Colors, Patterns, Silhouettes and More!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Jeanne & Joyce of Invitations4Less.com Your wedding invitation is more than a piece of paper inviting guests to your event. In addition to setting the tone for your special day, your wedding invitation is an extension of your individuality, style, and taste. The wedding invitation is the first glimpse your guests will have of your wedding day. Because the design and color used on your invitations will set the mood for your special day, you may be curious as...

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More Tips from Amazon’s Wedding Gift Registry

by Azure

As we told you last week, your favorite online bookstore, Amazon.com, has a brand new wedding gift registry service. One of the best things about doing your registry at Amazon is that you can register for all sorts of items you might not think of getting at your typical department store. Check out this info from their section on registering for personal care items: Scales and Health Monitors
 You might think there is nothing romantic and exciting about a bath scale or blood...

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Playboy Mansion, Pinup, Player and Platinum: Kendra Wilkinson to Wed This Saturday!

by Azure

Kendra Wilkinson is expected to wed Hank Baskett at the Playboy Mansion this Saturday, and she will be dripping in platinum and diamonds- over $100,000 dollars worth! For her big day, Kendra will be wearing... - Platinum drop earrings with 4.25 carats of diamonds ($47,000) - Platinum pendant with 2.50 carats of diamonds ($33,700) - Platinum bracelet with 4.50 carats of diamonds ($21,000) All personally selected by Kendra, and designed by jeweler Michael Barin. Celebrities...

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Wedding Music Gone Wrong

by Azure

Last week we ran a little piece with the worst Father/Daughter dance choices. Which got us thinking, what would be the worst music choices for weddings in general? It turns out the folks at NPR were one step ahead of us (hey, they’re very smart over there). Here are some of my favorites from their list: Send in the Clowns (as the bride walked down the aisle no less) You’ve Lost that Loving Feelin’ (first dance, no joke) The Lady is a Tramp (sung by the groom to the bride,...

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