Collecting Addresses Easily with Postable

One of the most annoying and frustrating parts about wedding planning is collecting and organizing addresses for all of the cards and notes you’ll be sending! You have to call, text, email and message hundreds of friends and family members to make sure you have the right information, and once you have it, keeping it organized is such a pain. Postable takes that frustration away with their free online address book!

With Postable’s easy and free online address book, you can easily collect the contact information and addresses of your friends and family in one place in just a few simple steps! Now you can send out save the dates, wedding invitations, thank you cards, and even holiday cards to all of the important people in your life with one simple website!

Here’s how it works!
1. You sign up (for free!)
2. Postable provides you with a customized link that you can change to whatever you’d like. You email, send via Facebook, or even text the link to your friends and family.2LinkEmail copy
3. They click the link and fill in their information, and it automatically updates in your address book.

4. You’re all done! You have a perfect, and up-to-date address book!
5. And when you need to mail cards, Postable can do that for you too!

So why should you use Postable’s online address book instead of another virtual address book or the old school way?
-It’s totally free!
-It’s completely private and secure. Postable won’t share your info with anybody and your contacts will never be bothered with unwatnted correspondence.
-You’ll be shocked at how much time you’ll save using Postable! You’ll save yourself from hours and hours of heartache and frustration. Much better than getting 150 emails back and having to copy and paste that info into that horrible Excel file.

Mailing has never been easier! So get started with your Postable address book to start 2015 off right!

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01.06.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Once Wed and Madison James Wedding Ideas at Coqui Coqui

When Madison James approached us to create a new campaign around their new 2015 Spring Collection, we instantly knew where we wanted to shoot these stunning and dramatic gowns- Coqui Coqui in Merida, Mexico. Merida is a beautiful place to honeymoon, and Coqui Coqui is a sophisticated and elegantly charming hotel full of history dating back to the Porfirian time. Full of intimate corners and vibrant details, we knew this would be the perfect canvas to display Madison James’ newest collection.

The Madison James spring line echoes silhouettes of the past and designs inspired by textiles from around the world. Madison James dresses are perfect for brides that are looking for a dress that gives them confidence and brides who are looking to make a statement. And no matter your wedding aesthetic or personal style, we’re sure you’ll find a Madison James dress to fit your dream wedding.

We were honored to work with Madison James on this stunning shoot, and we hope you find a little bit of inspiration from our time in Mexico! Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we unveil more images for the new Spring 2015 Madison James line of wedding dresses.


Dresses: Madison James | Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Creative Direction + Bookings: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Creative Direction + Styling + Hair and Makeup: Joy Thigpen for Once Wed |  Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Venue: Coqui Coqui Vallalodid

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01.05.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Win A Bridal Robe Package from Homebodii

If there’s ever an occasion to treat yourself, it’s your wedding day! You get a few precious hours to spend the morning of your wedding with just your best friends prepping for the most important day of your life, so why not look beautiful while doing so? And if you’re looking for something lovely to wear the morning of your wedding, or gift to your maids, Homebodii bridal robes are perfect!

Based in Australia, Homebodii is a one-stop loungewear and home accessories brand that is inspired by old Hollywood glamour. Each piece in their collection is designed to boost your mood, make you feel beautiful, while giving you something incredibly comfortable to wear. Through a seamless use of color, elegance, and style they have created a huge collection of feminine and glamorous loungewear perfect for the morning of your wedding, your honeymoon, or any other momentous time in your life. Each bridal robe is crafted so you can feel comfortable, feminine and beautiful all at the same time for every important moment.

Homebodii wants to gift one Once Wed reader with a $500 bridal robe package!  Comment below letting us know what it would mean to you to have a beautiful collection of robes to wear with your maids the morning of your wedding, and you’ll instantly be entered! Contest ends January 31, 2015.

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01.03.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Sophisticated and Effortless Wedding Ideas

Effortless and sophisticated, this stunning inspiration shoot from Lucy Cuneo and Joy Thigpen is the epitome of elegant minimalism. Continue reading for more on their inspiration for this lovely bi-coastal shoot.

From Lucy Cuneo:

This ‘fantasy wedding’ shoot was put together in two parts with oversight, styling genius and lingerie provided by Joy Thigpen.   The ‘getting ready’ sequence was photographed on Martha’s Vineyard in a modern Cape-style renovation with great architectural detail and a monochromatic scheme.  We see model Olivia taking the time to relax on her wedding day, enjoying quiet simple pleasures and luxuriating in handmade silk garments.   Later she dresses in her elegant wedding gown and family jewelry.   For the second half, we are transported to New York City to the grounds of Gramercy Park and its picturesque Autumnal garden.  Dashing Timmy arrives to meet his bride in the privacy of the park and the pair pose for portraits before heading upstairs to the terrace for an intimate dinner party with their closest friends.   Flowers and tablescaping by Lisa Burgett provide a truly classic feel that shimmers.  Champagne flows and Timmy finds the right words to say, unprepared of course!

Styling & Design: Joy Thigpen | Lingerie: Design by Joy Thigpen, Crafted by Cheryl Taylor| Photographer: Lucy Cuneo | Film: Photovision | Models: Olivia Boland, Timmy Wahba Dress: Lanvin | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Heirloom | Venue: Private Home, Martha’s Vineyard; Gramercy Park, New York City | Flowers: Lisa Burgett

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01.02.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog