Gaga for Gatsby

With the recent premiere of The Great Gatsby movie, the 20s are roaring in everyone’s minds. There’s something appealing about Daisy’s sweet and glamorous style that makes every girl want a chance to party with Mr. Jay Gatsby. Why not make your wedding feel like a Gatsby party? The headbands worn by the women of the 20s are beautiful accessories to glam up any wedding gown.

Walking down the aisle with a sophisticated and dramatic rhinestone headband will captivate your wedding guests and instantly transport them back to the 20s. Head pieces like the one pictured above can be found on websites like Etsy or can even be a simple DIY project.

You can achieve many different looks with these statement accessories. The gold in this headband pairs beautifully with the sweet ivory gown and the leaves give the overall look a more Bohemian and natural feel.

White lace headbands are a soft and simple way to pay tribute to the 20s without going too “over the top”.

If “over the top” is your middle name, feathers and jewels are the perfect way to add some drama and a bit of a vintage flair!

Some of the best photos from the big wedding day are taken taken candidly from the back. What better way to wow the camera than with an oversized yet delicate bow?

In the words of the great Mr. Gatsby, “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!” You can send your guests back into the glamorous past using your hair accessory as an exquisite inspiration or as a fresh perspective on an old style. Whether you are a dramatic or simple bride, a Gatsby inspired headband is a beautiful addition to any wedding look.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ideas on how to incorporate this theme into your big day. Here at As you wish… we can help you come up with the perfect design to transport your guests back to the roaring 20s with a Gatsby-inspired soiree!

Photos by: Etsy, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Stylish Wedding Ideas, Hannah Mia Photography, and Women24

One Color Two Ways

In love with a specific color, but not sure how to incorporate it into your wedding? Allow us to show you how to take one color and create two very different looks!

Let’s use a fresh, crisp Mint green like the Pantone shade Ice Green:

To take a girly twist on romance, pair Mint with Light Pink and add a Gold metallic accent:

Are you a modern bride? Be bold and have a Black and White wedding with a hint of Mint:

No matter what your style, As you wish…can help to create your perfect color scheme!

Pictures by: Pantone, heartloveweddings.com, The Pastel Pirate Wedding Blog, The Sweetest Occasion, Dream Wedding Receptions, Etsy, and wallpaper.com

Polished to Perfection

Your nail color can say a lot about you as a bride. Whether you want your wedding to exude classic elegance, or be bold and cutting edge, there is a manicure to reflect your style!

The French manicure is classy, beautiful, and professional. It brings out your natural beauty and is very traditional. Its greatest perk is that it goes with everything so you never have to worry about your nail polish matching between the rehearsal dinner, wedding or even the next big event.

Red nail polish means you’re fiery and hot! Red compliments white and ivory beautifully, and if you pair it with red lipstick, you will be one unstoppable bride!

Pale pink blush tones are feminine and ideal for the season! For a hint of color, without competing with your dress, this is the perfect shade selection.

  

Use silver or gold nail polish to coordinate with the metallic accent you have chosen for your event. Gold gives off a more antique and mature look fit for royalty. Silver calls attention to the bride and shows that she knows how to have a great time!

Whichever color you choose will look fabulous if you wear it with confidence. Be yourself, and choose a polish that will tell your guests a little bit about you as you walk down the aisle.

 

Photos provided by: www.jensullivan.com, www.theknot.com, www.glamour.com, www.beautylish.com, and www.elizabethannedesigns.com

 

Follow Fashion This Fall

All you fashionista brides out there have probably seen that purple and orange is a fun trend in fashion this season. See how you can carry these hues over into your wedding day inspiration boards.

Pairing purple and orange with gold accents is a great vibrant wedding color palette for the fall that strays from the typical deep dark tones that are commonly used.
Pantone Color Choices
Sunrise & Sugar Plum

The Perfect Bridal Gown

Looking for the perfect dress for your big day? Well, at As you wish… we are aware that trends are ever changing. New York’s Bridal Fashion Week showcased many of the upcoming trends such as texture, silhouettes, and accessories.

Designers are beginning to realize their brides are more interested in a fabulous fit and softer fabrics rather than the often used taffeta. Also, soft, asymmetric draping helps to compliment the bride’s figure while eliminating the extra embellishments.


A sweetheart neckline is still the bodice of choice although many brides are beginning to also add the one shoulder trumpet shaped dress into the mix. Organza overlays, ruffled skirts, ruching, and a side gathering bodice will be featured on many of the gowns depending on the brides personality and personal preference. Texture is going to be seen through ruffles, tulle, flowers, layers, and lace. However, beading is a thing of the past and is less likely to be seen on most wedding gowns.


During New York’s Bridal Fashion Week, we saw a ton of sleeves and tiaras. Each designer had at least one of each showcased on the runway however; many designers had multiple dresses with sleeves. Many styles from the past are coming back in while wedding dresses and ceremonies are becoming more formal and conservative. When choosing a dress with sleeves, you have two options: a dress with the sleeves attached or an overlay you could remove for the reception.

Due to the Royal Wedding, we will also begin to see many tiaras. To the bride, they may resemble a jeweled mini-crown.

 

(Images courtesy of: Unique Bridal Supplies and David’s Bridal)

 

Simple Inspirations

Inspirations Boards are one of the easiest ways to show your vendors your personal vision of your Big Day! Not only are they extremely helpful, they are super easy to make:

1.Search on Google Images for general wedding terms. Example: “wedding cake”, “wedding flowers”, “celebrity weddings”

2.Use the color tool on your left to find pictures in the different colors. This will help you develop a color palette or theme for the wedding.

3.Simply copy and paste images on to a Word Document and arrange the pictures so they tell a story of how the night will come together.

4.Add details such as wedding date, time, venue, and an inspiration title, to give your own personal touch.

Here are a couple of examples of Inspiration Boards we have created for our brides.

BHLDN by Anthropologie


If you have ever walked into an Anthropologie store and wished they offered its style in wedding gowns and accessories, your wish just came true! Anthropologie has its own wedding store, called BHLDN. This online collection will feature everything from heirloom quality wedding gowns to bridesmaid and party dresses, vintage-inspired jewelry, feathered headpieces and lingerie.


These dresses are to die for! And of course, there are the shoes! Everything is so sweet, stylish and beautiful.

Anthropologie doesn’t disappoint when it comes to accessories either! From jewelry to headpieces and clutches, they have you covered.


In May, BHLDN will be carrying invitations, decorations, glasses, plates and much more for your big day. You will see the same Anthropologie-essence in BHLDN, including soft colors, draping fabrics, and ruffles, florals and lace, oh my!

For more advice with all your wedding planning needs, remember to contact As you wish…!

Tie It Up!

For most women, we could file this topic under “who knew?” but it is something our guys have to think about on a daily basis. That is – how to tie a tie! Here we break down the different ways to tie a knot and give some guidance on what is appropriate for your wedding day!


This Windsor Knot is great for a formal affair since it works with spread collars to accommodate a large knot.

 


The Half Windsor is a smaller, more asymmetrical knot than the Windsor.

 

The Four-in-Hand knot is a simple, narrow knot that is even more asymmetrical and suitable for all occasions.

 

The Pratt Knot is symmetrical with medium thickness, and works great for shorter ties. Typically, this is used less often than the other three examples.

Lastly, we have the bowtie. We love the classic, elegant feel the bowtie brings to your guy’s formal wear! For tutorials on how to tie the knots correctly, visit here: http://www.totieatie.com/

Charming Wedding Jewelry

Pictured:Heirloom Bracelet by Stella & Dot

Each season, we see updated versions of beautiful classic wedding jewelry.This year, there’s an emphasis on delicate, vintage, heirloom pieces in all the fashion and bridal magazines. Here are some of our new favorites!

Deco Drop Earrings, Freshwater Pearl Dangles, Glint Flower CZ, Josephine Cascade Earrings, Delicate Drop Earrings, Pearl Bouquet Earrings.

These bracelets would look fabulous on a mother of the bride!

Avery Cluster Bracelet, Grace Pearl Bauble Bracelet, Pearl Bouquet Bracelet

We love these brooches for a wedding gown, or attached to the wedding bouquet for a keepsake heirloom!

And don’t forget about your best friends! These matching earrings and cocktail rings would make a great gift for the bridesmaids!

All jewelry is by Stella & Dot and is available for online purchase here.

Going for the Gold…

{…or silver, or bronze!} With these styles, there’s no first, second, or third place, we think they’re all winners! This fall, consider adding a metallic gleam to your wedding fashion.

Martha Stewart recently featured these styles in her magazine, and we’re head over heels in love:

As you wish… has put together a few more of our favorites to inspire you. What do you think?

Copper and bronze: Jim Hjelm and Watters


Pewter or Silver: Priscilla of Boston and Romona Keveza

Kate Spade accessories