Welcoming our Sponsors!

This morning I’m happy to show you a few images from our awesome sponsor, What Shanni Saw. Shanni is a California girl who is passionate about bringing joy and excitement to all of her creative work. Her images are vibrant, energizing, and full of life. Shanni is located in the Bay Area, but frequently shoots in the wine country and travels for destination weddings. Mention this post when you book and receive a special destination wedding offer. To see more of her lovely images, check out her site and blog!

BeeGee Bags is a unique and comprehensive accessories shop for brides and bridesmaids.  They have a tradition of putting a modern spin on some vintage favorites to broaden and improve upon the current bridal accessories market. To that end, they offer vibrant vintage style necklaces, earrings, hair flowers, brooches, cuff links (for the groomsmen), and chiffon shoe bobs. They also have a bright selection of bridal clutches, all for $50! The ladies of BeeGee Bags love to work with brides to achieve their look/style/color coordination for themselves and their bridesmaids. Looking for that perfect gift to give your bridesmaids? The clutch purses would be a great option; trendy, cute, and practical– something your friends will use for years to come! Be sure to visit their website to browse all of their lovely items.

10.25.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Wedding Hair with Veil Ideas

Are you planning to wear your wedding hair with a veil? This morning we have two unique looks of wedding hair with a veil from our magazine that we thought you might like. If your veil drapes to the back, you can try loose curls to frame your face gives a soft and romantic look. If you are opting for a more traditional veil look, try pulling your hair back and out of your face in a low chignon.

Stumped on how to wear your hair at your wedding? Be sure to browse our wedding ideas gallery for more veil looks and wedding hair inspiration.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Styling: Joy Thigpen // Hair and Makeup: Tina Davis // Lace Romper: BHLDN // Tiara and Lace Veil: Twigs & Honey // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Location: Sun In My Belly

10.22.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Macy’s Monique Lhuillier Sweepstakes

Still searching for your deam wedding dress? Macy’s Wedding Registry wants to make your dress dreams come true with the Monique Lhuillier Sweepstakes! One lucky bride will win an amazing trip for 2 to Chicago and a $5,000 gift certificate to spend on a wedding dress at Macy’s Bridal Salon on State Street! The lucky winner will also receive a Monique Lhuillier Waterford china, stemware and flatware set for 8 in the pattern of her choice! Win a chance  A classically graceful collection, Monique Lhuillier’s Waterford pieces exemplify expert craftsmanship with a designer’s touch.

Entry is simple! Just click here or text DRESS to MACYS (62297)!

And that’s not all! Macy’s is giving away to one Once Wed reader an Emeril by All-Clad 12 PC Stainless Steel set. Yes, the entire 12 piece set! For a chance to win leave a comment below. Good Luck!

10.19.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Outdoor Wedding Ideas With Some Sparkle

I’m all about a little bit of sparkle in weddings lately, so this beautiful shoot via Jen Huang’s Sonoma Workshop caught my eye. I think it’s easy to associate anything sparkle with fancy, which is definitely true in some cases, but not always. Everything about this inspiration shoot feels approachable and understated, but still very elegant and timeless. The sparkle is delicate enough where it complements the organic details quite nicely…

Photography: Jen Huang // Venue: Private Estate, Sonoma // Dress: Jenny Packham via Gabriella New York // Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox // Bouquet & Arrangement: Fleurs de Fallon // Stationery: Velvet Raptor and Fat Orange Cat Studio // Featured on: Grey Likes Weddings

10.18.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog