Archive for August, 2013

28 Aug 2013

Fall Wedding at Botanical Gardens

With summer coming to a close we thought this would be a great week to get you excited for fall, and what better way than to showcase one of our gorgeous fall weddings from last year! Kristina and Chris were married in Statuary Vista at Botanical Gardens, and their reception was held in Baker Hall.  The couple chose a gorgeous color palette consisting of coral, hot pink, and yellow, and Palette of Petals did a fabulous job of bringing their vision to life! Patti Cakes  created a gorgeous 3 tier banana wedding cake for them with a scrumptious strawberry filling.  The...
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23 Aug 2013

Keep Calm and Go Shopping

Shopping is a task that most women enjoy, dare I say it is even a close second to spending time with their fiancé, and one major plus about wedding planning is that you pretty much get free reign to shop as much as you’d like. Shopping for bridesmaids gifts was definitely one of the most fun shopping aspects of wedding planning for me. It was my big chance to show my very best ladies a little appreciated for all of their help, support, and not defriending me for my Bridezilla moments. Here are a few tips for purchasing bridesmaids gifts:...
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15 Aug 2013

The Secret Garden

The most amazing group of vendors came together to create a gorgeous Secret Garden inspired stylized shoot. The whole inspiration for this shoot was an beautiful set of 9ft doors that I saw on the River Designs Vintage Rentals Facebook page. They literally blew me away, and I just knew right.then. that they needed to be the center of something spectacular. Well, my goal was achieved ten fold. I kept imagining a perfect couple walking through a garden on their big day and stumbling across these beautiful doors. The doors were the entrance to a magical, secret garden and everything is...
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13 Aug 2013

What Kind of Bride are You?

After you get engaged there are 1001 things to get done before the big day, but the first step before making an major vendor decisions is… What Kind of Bride are You? The answer to this question will completely set the tone for your wedding. It will help with choosing your wedding site, your dress, your decor, pretty much everything. Here are a few examples to help in your decision making… Boho/Vintage Bride {photo credit Tara Liebeck Photography} This bride is all about being relaxed and being true to herself, even if that means going against the grain. She might...
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05 Aug 2013

WeddingWire World Extravaganza

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to go and represent As You Wish at WeddingWire World. I’m sure everyone is familiar with the WeddingWire website, as it’s a wonderful tool to utilize for finding your wedding vendors. WeddingWire World was a chance for vendors from all over the country to get together and discuss the industry. It was an amazing experience. So much was learned, so much fun was had, and there is so much that I cannot wait to carry over into our every day business practices. I won’t bore you with the information I heard on better email...
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01 Aug 2013

Engagement Picture 4-1-1

Today marks our first post of Trendy Topics that we will be bringing to you weekly. This week’s topic is Engagement Pictures! With summer winding down, and the heat finally beginning to show some reprieve, we know that a lot of our engaged couples are prepping for engagement photos. So, we figured it would be a wonderful opportunity to shed a little light on the whole idea. We will give you our opinion and also share the opinion of some fantastic photographers as well, and hopefully you can walk away feeling a little more sound regarding the process. Why is...
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