Trending: All The Rave, Foil & Metallic Design Details

It’s that time of year: glitzy and metallic details are unfailingly “all the rave” for New Year’s Eve party attire. We must admit, we’re huge fans of this annual trend in style. We’re also huge fans of how this trend has translated in wedding design, inspiring our brides to choose stationery and invitation suites, decor accents, and bridal accessories that dazzle. In the spirit of this sparkly season, we’re sharing some of our favorite elements from past AYW weddings that incorporate foil and metallic design details beautifully. Pour a glass of bubbly and take a look!

 

 

AYW Exclusive: Halloween-Inspired Wedding Design

October’s notorious holiday weekend sure snuck up on us this year, nonetheless, we’re excited to slip into our costumes and celebrate Halloween in a few short days! To help spread some of our ‘spooky’ spiritedness, we thought it’d be fun to share photos from a few As You Wish weddings that took place on or near all Hallow’s eve in years passed.

Yes, there certainly are ways to incorporate a nod to Halloween in the designing of weddings- tastefully and creatively, of course. Scroll on for some edgy-elegance event design inspiration!

 

Photo by: Leslie Spurlock Photography

Think black chandeliers, moody lighting, deep-hued bouquets, themed dessert items, and of course, for outdoor weddings especially, pumpkins

Photo by: Kim Skyles of f8 Studio 

Dimly lit, nighttime receptions provide the perfect setting for a Halloween-weekend wedding. Subtle changes made to the lighting of the space can add drama instantaneously.

Photo by: Kim Skyles of f8 Studio

Black chandeliers, like those pictured above, have an edgy and gothic sort of essence while still remaining elegant in shape and style.

Photos by: f8 Studio

Color combinations like black and deep, scarlet red are understated compared to an explicitly “Halloween” black, purple, and orange scheme. 

Photo by: Gary Donihoo of f8 Studio

Photos by: f8 Studio

Perhaps the simplest way to incorporate Halloween details in the planning of an event: desserts and favors. Think sugar skull cake toppers and cookies, caramel apples, and pumpkin-flavored sweets.

Summer Love

Here at As you wish…we believe that there is just nothing quite as romantic as summer love in the USA.

In celebration of America’s independence this week, we can’t wait to show you some ways to incorporate elements from this holiday into your special day…

Capture the feel of summer with wildflowers! The mixture of red, white, and blue in this bouquet is present, but not overwhelming- this should always be your goal when working with a theme. Wrapping your bouquet of wildflowers in blue-checked fabric is the perfect finishing touch to this rustic look.

What better way to personalize the American Dream than to serve mini pies at your wedding? To add a splash of color and tie in with the 4th of July theme, wrap your pies in red yarn or twine and serve on mismatched red, white, or blue plates.

Create the illusion of fireflies! Light candles in mason jars and place them around your party to illuminate the evening and take your guests back in time to the summer nights that they spent chasing lightning bugs.

Make your own fireworks. Exit to a retro red, white, or blue car while running through a tunnel of sparklers!

Happy 4th of July from the As you wish… team!

Pictures by: poptasticbride.com, elizabethannedesigns.com, ruffledblog.com, sheknows.com, intimateweddings.com, realflowerpetalconfetti.blogspot.com,

Happy Holidays!


From all of us at As you wish…we’re sending you love and cheer today! May your holidays be merry and bright!

Holiday Engagement Tips


It’s November, and that can only mean one thing:the holidays are right around the corner. Are you planning a wedding while the holidays are coming in the blink of an eye? What to do? As you wish… is here to help! Here are a few tips to help you maintain your sanity:

What traditions will you two celebrate privately? Make some plans that are just about you. Don’t be afraid to set some boundaries. You are starting your own family, establish traditions that blend both of your pasts with your desires for the future. You might feel like it’s hard to schedule one-on-one time right now.Make a point to plan time to look at Christmas lights, exchange stockings, make cookies together. Anything where you’re not focused on wedding to-do lists!

What traditions will you observe with your families? Figure out what’s important to both families and be flexible so you can be sure and spend quality time with both, if possible. Don’t be afraid to keep your boundaries, as a couple you should work as a team! This is a great time to do research for your wedding. Talk to friends and family members. Listen to stories about their wedding day and ask for marriage advice. You’d be surprised to discover things you never knew! Do some research about the fun things they did at their weddings. What song did they dance to? What holiday traditions did they start when they were first married?

What events will you be attending with friends? Is there an annual party, dinner, or cookie exchange? Do you volunteer for community service together? Do you attend concerts? What would you like to do? If something’s not planned, be the one to start something new!

A few other tips:

Think about asking your friends and family members for a holiday ornament. It’s fun to see what people choose for you, and it’s a great way to start your collection!

Ignore your to-do lists for a while, and enjoy some incredible time with your loved ones. Spend time together as a couple, balanced with family and friend time. Now is the time to establish great holiday traditions, but more importantly, a healthy, strong marriage!

The holidays can be a tough time to nail down vendors, because many of them are doing holiday work. No one can give you the attention you deserve for your wedding if they’re arranging holiday parties at the same time, and vendors might not be as attentive as other times of the year. Let As you wish…handle this for you, we’d be happy to help!

Merry and Bright

Add some sparkle to the holidays with these pretty pieces. Look no further for your holiday get-gorgeous guide. These fashion ideas are great for a holiday party. Or for a bride-to-be over the holidays, these will work well for an engagement party, bachelorette party, or for a quiet date night alone with your future hubby!

Clockwise from top left: necklace: BCBG, scarf: Anthropologie, dress: BCBG, shoes: Nine West, ring: Kate Spade, cheetah bag: Express, dress: Banana Republic, flats: J.Crew, brooch: Banana Republic, dress: BCBG, clutch: Banana Republic, heels: Kate Spade, dress in center: Express.