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10 Dec 2014

Pantone introduces the new color of 2015

Goodness gracious were did 2014 go?  As we are nearing the end of the year Pantone decided to get us amped up for next year by releasing the 2015 Pantone Color of the year MARSALA!!  “Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us into its embracing warmth.” -Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute® From Pantone’s website: “A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.” We couldn’t agree more! Now the next step is to put it into your personal color palette!...
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08 Dec 2014

Brandi had a baby (shower)

As many of you know our very own Brandi is due to have a baby any day now.  I had a lot of fun putting together a sweet little baby sprinkle for her along with some other friends in our industry.  A woodland theme was one of the options tossed around for the new baby’s nursery but didn’t end up being the final choice so I was so excited to snag it for our fun baby sprinkle theme! After settling on the theme I spent a few days thinking on the perfect spot to host the event.  A park, a...
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29 Nov 2014

Krystal and John tied the knot!

When Krystal and I first met I was so excited to hear about the vision for their wedding day!  She told me the most beautiful details about her tulle gown, the subtle use of pink, the sweets table, and of course their reception being held at the Chrysler Museum.  This was our team’s first wedding at the Chrysler Museum since they reopened following their remodeling and we were all pretty darn excited about having a live orchid wall as the backdrop to the cake! First things first though.  Krystal and John were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk and was it ever a...
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23 Oct 2014

An elegant black, white, and gray wedding

Back in May our team had the opportunity to bring Heather’s dream wedding to fruition.  If there is one thing to be said about Heather it’s that she was one fun and sassy bride.  We spent months putting together the perfect details for her using a black, white, and gray palette, pearls, and bows, only to be completed with bringing the feeling of the outdoors inside.  It was just phenomenal!!   Amanda Hedgepeth captured every detail of the day perfectly! Both the ceremony and the reception took place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The ceremony was intimately lit by Stage Right Lighting...
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01 Oct 2014

A Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club Wedding

Oh this wedding…..was just…perfect.  Molly and Greg were married on a beautiful sunny day in May overlooking the water on the lawn of the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club in Virginia Beach. While we would love to tell you the entire story here, Molly and Greg were selected to have their wedding day (and story behind it) featured on Martha Stewart Weddings!!  So head on over there for the scoop!  :) A special thank you to our fabulous vendors who worked so hard to produce this wedding day: our As You Wish team Florist: Palette of Petals Photographer: Echard Wheeler  Ceremony Musicians:...
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02 Sep 2014

A fall wedding at the MOCA

Now that summer is leaving us and we’re all gearing up for the approaching fall season we thought it would be a great time to share one of our weddings from last year with you! Amanda and Cory were married at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake, Virginia.    For the attire they chose a beautiful color palette with a range of purples, blues, and greens and found the most adorable flower girl dress to tie it all together! They then added in some bright tropical flowers that really just made everything pop! They hosted their reception at MOCA...
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04 Aug 2014

A beautiful spring wedding at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens

When we first heard from Jen she was living overseas while planning her wedding in Hampton Roads.  Even more exciting was the fact that she was having her wedding at the beautiful and historic Hermitage Museum and Gardens!  We quickly connected Jen with some amazing vendors to help bring her vision to life and we all got to work, and the rest is history! This wedding is also featured in the current fall/winter 2014 edition of Coastal Virginia Bride!            Special thanks to: Hermitage Museum and Gardens for the use of their prestigious grounds Tara Liebeck Photography for...
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28 Jul 2014

We’ve got some exciting news!!

As You Wish sure has been blessed with some amazing clients and their weddings, and we love being able to share the images with you!  This blog post has two great unveilings wrapped into one! As You Wish is honored to be one of the hand picked vendors featured on The Lovely Find!  We love their blog and are absolutely ecstatic to be a part of it!   In order to be featured we of course had to share some images from one of our events.  We chose Rebecca and Jeremy’s wedding that was held at the Hermitage Museum and...
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21 Jul 2014

An intimate wedding in Alexandria, Virginia

We may be in the midst of summer but we wanted to cool things down a bit and share our last wedding of 2013 with you!  We had the opportunity to work with this adorable couple, Matt and Elizabeth, who found us while living out of the country.  They were planning a December wedding in Alexandria, Virginia, and we couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of it!   They held their wedding ceremony at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, a historic museum of fine arts.   The private courtyard was the perfect location for the couple’s first look....
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07 May 2014

A wedding at the Hermitage

Nearly a year ago we had the privilege of being a part of Ashley and Brian’s beautiful wedding day at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia.  My first impression of these two was how young and in love they were and it was obvious in the way they looked at each other, the way they talked to one another, and the way that they always valued the other’s opinion when it came time to make a decision. They had planned for their special day to take place at one of our favorite wedding venues in Hampton Roads, The...
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