Create Your Wedding Website with Wedding Window

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Wedding Window has always been one of our preferred vendors for wedding websites, and they’ve worked hard over the last year to create and offer more options to make constructing your customized website more creative and fun than ever. In the New Year, Wedding Window  launched a lovely new bespoke wedding website theme called “Bliss.” Each free Bliss theme includes a gorgeous full-screen background photo. There are also 9 different variations of the Bliss scheme with premium upgrade options to give you even more choices!

If you choose to upgrade to the premium option, you can display up to 10 full-screen images on your background for the home page and the interior pages. You also have even more customizable options that allow you to change the transparency and background color of your website to create a unique and original look for your wedding website. Combine those customizable options with different theme colors, different fonts, and embellishment sets to create a wedding website that reflects the character and feeling of your wedding day.

Each of Wedding Window’s customizable themes, is responsive and looks great on a desktop, tablet, and even a mobile device! So, if you’re looking for an easy, functional, and classic wedding website, we happily recommend our sponsor, Wedding Window!

A special thanks to Kaysha Weiner Photography and White Haute Photography for the gorgeous demo photographs!

01.06.14 / Featured

Romantic Side Braid Hair Tutorial

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I’m always scouring the internet for braid tutorials because the braids of my childhood just don’t cut it as an adult. I look for braids that have a sophisticated, yet casual feeling to them, and they must be easy for me to recreate on my own. I don’t always have time to sit in front of a mirror for an hour or two fussing with my hair, so a quick and simple braid is always my go-to for a day-to-day look.  If you’ve ever looked for hair tutorials, you may have noticed that the internet is a bit lacking in this casual and simple genre of braids, but we can always count on Bryce Covey to supply us with absolutely stunning and easy tutorials.

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This French braid style tutorial, sent over by Bryce and Heidi Garrett, is perfect for a really chic everyday hairstyle. I’m also really like this romantic side braid as an alternative to traditional wedding up-dos. This chic, and slightly bohemian braid would look gorgeous for a more casual affair or on a bride looking to let her hair down (literally) after her ceremony.

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The Romantic Side Braid

1) Create a deep side part and pull all hair to the opposite side.

2) Begin a regular French braid at the top, near the part.

3) Continue creating the French braid along the side/hairline moving towards the ear.

4+5) Add hair from the opposite side by taking horizontal sections and bringing them around to the front where the braid is located.

6) Continue taking even sections to add to both sides of the braid, making sure the braid remains located along the hairline.

7) Once you have placed all the loose hair into the braid, continue braiding the tail and secure with a clear rubber band.

8) Spray with finishing spray.

9) Loosen braid to desired size.

Tip:

If you have thinner or shorter hair, add clip-in or permanent extensions to create more fullness and length.

Let us know if you try out this romantic side braid on your wedding day, or even just running errands around town. We’d love to know how this gorgeous style works out for our brides!

Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett | Creative Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed

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01.06.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Create a Custom Wedding Website with Squarespace

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The holidays are a prime time for engagements and the beginning of the New Year is the perfect time to start getting guests excited for the big day (and answering their inevitable questions about dates, registries, etc) with a custom wedding website. That’s why we’re so thrilled about our newest sponsor, Squarespace, the DIY website builder that will let you create a custom wedding website that’s as elegant and beautiful as your wedding will be.

Each Squarespace site is fully customizable (check out the real subscriber examples for some inspiration) and features responsive design, meaning that it’ll look great on smartphones and tablets. Joy and I actually use Squarespace to build sites of our own and love how easy it is to create beautiful galleries and more tech-y elements such as contact and RSVP forms. Squarespace is a great option if you’re looking for an elegant way to collect mailing addresses and share details about your registry or accommodations.

We all want custom elements for our weddings and Squarespace makes it easy to create a custom domain name. In fact, a custom domain is free with an annual Squarespace subscription. Amazingly, your custom wedding website and domain are available for as low as $8 per month and that includes Squarespace’s award-winning 24/7 customer support.

Squarespace has also been kind enough to extend a special offer to our Once Wed audience! Enter the code ONCEWED14 when you sign up to save 10% off your annual subscription! Sign up for your annual Squarespace subscription today!

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Try Squarespace today for free!

01.03.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Elegant Outdoor New York Wedding

Happy New Year! And congratulations to all our newly engaged couples! We hope everyone had a restful and joy filled holiday. We’ve been saving a few of our favorite weddings to start off 2014 with a bang including the beautiful wedding of Alexandra Grecco photographed so perfectly by Rylee Hitchner.

Alexandra Grecco is an amazing fashion designer drawing influences from decades past and magical places – real and imaginary. Her pieces are classic with a bit whimsy, and were the inspiration from one of our favorite shoots in Mexico with Jose Villa. So it should came as no surprise her wedding was an absolute dream. Taking inspiration from the past, but still mixing in elements of elegance and whimsy I’d say her weddings is going to be an all time favorite here at Once Wed.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner | Wedding Gown: Jenny Packham | Grooms Suit: Brooklyn Tailors | Mother of bride and Maid of honor Gowns: Alexandra Grecco | Jewelry: Vintage (engagement ring, bracelet) Earrings – Noriko and Akiko | Flowers: Ariel Dearie | Calligraphy: Meagan Tidwell | Makeup: Mandy Bisesti | Hair: Halo Salon | Catering: Oliver Kita | Tent: Sperry | DJ: Beat Train Productions

 

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01.01.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog