Once Wed and Plum Pretty Sugar Tropical Lookbook Part I

We’re so excited today to release the first images from a recent campaign we created for one of our favorite brands, Plum Pretty Sugar. If you frequent wedding blogs, then you know how popular Plum Pretty Sugar is with brides. Their gorgeous robes are frequently offered as gifts for bridesmaids, and you’ll likely recognize the lighthearted, botanical print designs. We wanted to show you that you can take your favorite Plum Pretty Sugar pieces from getting ready on your wedding day, to your honeymoon and into your everyday life. We styled some pieces in unique ways that you can easily do, too–that turban our model is wearing is actually this tank top! Plum Pretty Sugar is so much more than just robes and pajamas: cute rompers, skirts and dresses, bathing suit cover ups, and even a well-designed selection of maternity pieces are all part of their collections.

We had so much fun shooting at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, in the Florida Keys. Accessible only by sea-plane or boat, this discreet resort is the perfect setting for a post-wedding getaway. And doesn’t it perfectly fit the vibe of the Plum Pretty Sugar lifestyle?

Keep your eye out for more next week from our collaboration with Plum Pretty Sugar. Plum Pretty Sugar has also just launched a collection of amazing bridesmaid dresses, and will be launching more new collections throughout the year, so you won’t want to miss anything!

Photography: Jesse Chamberlin Jesh de Rox | Location: Little Palm Island | Creative Direction + Styling: Joy Thigpen | Creative Direction + Scouting: Emily Newman | Model: Elite Miami Models

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08.17.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Finding the Perfect Wedding Band to Match Your Engagement Ring

From the day you received your engagement ring, it became the most precious piece of jewelry you have ever owned. But, that special day will come, when you will be given away to the person you love. Your engagement ring will soon need to move over and make space for another ring: your wedding band. Unless your fiancé has purchased a matching set, it can be difficult to find that perfect wedding band. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our newest sponsor today, Diamond Registry!

Finding unique ways to match your most precious jewelry pieces together is a trend which makes it possible to wear both rings every day. Elaborately shaped wedding bands are becoming more and more popular with brides- to-be around the globe. Diamond Registry — a unique, well-established diamond wholesaler and educational platform in loose diamonds — sees more and more clients asking for elaborately shaped wedding bands mounted with matching diamonds. Why? The choices for matching or coordinating wedding bands available in retail jewelry stores is limited, and price tags are skyrocketing. Through Diamond Registry, customers are able to purchase the diamonds before they reach the retail sector, effectively cutting out the retail margins that easily mark up to 50% of the diamond price. In addition, by buying loose diamonds, the design of the ring is open for you to decide! Customers can make use of Diamond Registry’s in-house jewellers to create their perfect matching wedding band, or bring them to a local jeweller. Your wedding band will be personalized, unique, and not to be found in any retail store!

If you choose an elaborately shaped wedding band, note that it does need precise and accurate craftsmanship, allowing the rings to fit to each other without looking separate. Therefore, creating your own rings together with a  jeweller is recommended. Give Diamond Registry a call to learn how to buy a diamond, to see what is possible and to allow yourself a larger, better quality, or more unique wedding ring for the same budget. Whatever kind of ring style you choose, creating a coordinating set of engagement ring and wedding band will allow you to wear and show off both rings at the same time.

Credits: First Image: Tec Petaja | Second Image: Jose Villa | Third Image: Lani Elias Fine Art Photography | Fourth Image: Rylee Hitchner | Fifth Image: Bryce Covey


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08.15.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

We’re Hiring: Once Wed Account Executive!

If you want to work from home, have flexible hours and love interacting with people, you will want to consider this opportunity. The people you’ll be calling really want to talk to you, they just won’t know it until five minutes into the call. Getting to that point is what we’ll train you to do. So if you are interested in learning state-of-the-art selling, building a career (not just a paycheck) working hard (50 hours / week and 50+ calls / day) and working for one of the finest wedding publications in the world, please click on the link below to fill out our questionnaire. We are eager to get to know you!

Let’s fast forward one year from now and discuss what a Successful Account Executive (you!) will have accomplished at Once Wed:

1. You have polished your sales approach to close major accounts in retail, makeup, beauty, and fashion with major brands such as Macy’s, L’Oreal, BHLDN and Vera Wang providing them promotional campaign packages including serialized social media contests, banner advertising and original styled shoots sourced and executed by the über talented Once Wed creative team.

2. Your quick grasp of ad products, ad terms, cutting edge ad optimization techniques and strong communication skills has won you a dozen major banner ad campaigns and raised average monthly banner pricing by 12%.

3. Your efficient work, internet savvy and persuasive proposals over email, phone and social networks has moved the Vendor Guide from 60% to 85% capacity and, in doing so, created a recurring commission income stream for yourself spread over 200+ clients.

4. Your clients brag to Once Wed management about your customer service skills, responsiveness and attention to detail, telling management that “whatever you pay her, it’s not enough”. Some clients have even tried to lure you away from Once Wed with not-so-subtle job offers.

5. Your dedication to your career, demonstrated by your high call volume, thoughtful communication, learning from your manager and sales team, and self-directed professional development, has made you the envy of the sales team and propelled you towards a six figure income.

We can’t wait until next year.

Now Back to Today

If you’d like this story to be yours….

Please click here to fill out our questionnaire!

Photo Credit: Tec Petaja 

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08.14.15 / Featured, News Blog

Outdoor Wedding Bridal Gown Inspiration

25OutdoorDresses_TitleGraphic_V1It’s pretty easy to say that every bride-to-be has finding just the right dress at the top of her to-do list. Sometimes, that perfect gown seems to just come to her, but other brides need a little more help in narrowing down the seemingly endless options. Shape, fabric, and bodice style are all things you’ll consider. But the list continues: will it be white? Champagne? Mocha? Will you choose a train, or something with a sleeker cut? Cap sleeves or full sleeves, or will it be strapless?

Today we’re rounding up some of our very favorite gowns that we think would be an amazing choice for an outdoor wedding. Featured are beautiful gowns by designers like Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, J. Mendel, Alexandra Grecco, Rue de Seine, Claire Pettibone, Sarah Janks and Carolina Herrera. Click on the credit under each image for more information on the featured gowns.

You can also browse gowns for sale by some of these amazing designers in our online store here.

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08.14.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog