Get the Look: The Great Gatsby

Have you lovelies checked out the new GWS Shop yet? So many great dresses, invites, shoes + more to create your own GWS styled wedding!  I’m hoping that our GWS Shop becomes a great resource for you as you plan your wedding.

To make our GWS Shop even more useful to you, each week we’ll be sharing a new Get the Look collection inspired by one of our favorite trends, weddings or styled shoots from the past week. In addition to showcasing trends and styles for you to consider for your big day, we’ll also be you making it easy for you to get exactly those items featured in our Get the Look. Our hope is to expose you to new great looks and make it easy for you to quickly create the look for yourself!

And now for our very first Get the Look…

What better trend right now than lovely 1920′s inspiration. Today’s release of the new The Great Gatsby film helped to give this trend momentum! This classic get the look offers a chic formality, but with lots of fun details that allow you to incorporate your personality.

 

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Get this Look at The GWS Shop! Click the image above or click here to find all the products.

And we’d love to hear – are there any trends, color palettes, styles, you’d love to see in an upcoming Get the Look? Let me know in the comments!

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BHLDN Summer Party Kit Giveaway

I’m excited to let you lovelies know that BHLDN just launched their pretty summer collection today! I’m loving all the fun + colorful décor elements – perfect for a summer wedding or party…

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And we have a fun BHLDN Summer Party Kit (worth over $250 in value) to give away to one lucky GWS reader!

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Here is what you’ll get:

  • Flora Pennant Garland: set of 3 strands
    Handmade mixed botany pennants bring an air of jubilance when hung above mantels or beneath the stars. A BHLDN exclusive. Each strand: 10 pennants.
  • Flora Crinkle Fans: set of 10 fans
    A flowering, exuberantly hued motif is sprinkled over lokta paper to kick up a breeze or to add a pinwheeling flair to tabletops or floral arrangements. Handmade. Exclusive to BHLDN.
  • Papered Pom Set:  2 sets of 5 poms (10 poms total)
    Billowy folds of colorful tissue paper bring an air of lightness and whimsy. Exclusive to BHLDN. Includes 1 large grass, 1 large pink, 1 medium mint, 1 medium ivory, 1 medium grey.
  • Hanging Mercury Votives: 4 round, 4 rectangle
    Looking for a versatile accent piece? Hang a host of these mercury glass vessels from treetops at night – their flickering glow will mimic a star-flecked sky. For daytime use, fill with sweet blooms and arrange in clusters as a mini garden for your table.
  • Spiraled Shoppe Straws: 25 pink straws + 25 peach straws
    Bring some punch to your punch with colorful, retro-inspired sippers.
  • Birch Chevron Flatware:  set of 20 forks + set of 2 knives
    Crafted of sustainably forested and harvested birch and picnic-ready, each of these utensils is hand printed in Sucre Shop’s St. Louis-based studio.
  • Celebrate Cake Server
    Crafted of simple stoneware and bearing a playful stamp, this simple server gives every cake (or pie!) a bit more reason to celebrate. By San Francisco-based artist Rae Dunn. Dishwasher safe.
  • Polka-Dot Cocktail Napkins: 20 Kelly green + 20 turquoise
    Festive polka-dotted paper squares in an array of vivid hues of are as picture-perfect for a picnic as for a cocktail party.

To enter for a chance to win, just fill out the form below. We’ll pick one lucky winner on Thursday, May 16th and announce the winner here on Friday, May 17th.

**The contest is now over and congrats to Kim M who was the lucky winner!**

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Virginia Handmade Wedding: Misato + Chris

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Misato + Chris made their wedding a DIY affair since they are both pretty crafty. This included fun projects like their animal toy escort cards, lace table runner, and photo tree! But their first priority of the day was the food! The Northside Social was the perfect venue since it’s one of their favorite restaurants in the DC area. Their wedding was simple + easy going – just like the two of them. :) Thanks to Love by Serena for the photos + Caravan for the film and congrats to Misato + Chris!

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We used little animal figures (dollar store purchase and spray painted) as guests’ name cards and a pair of elephants (it was a salt and pepper shaker that we bought online, filled the holes and spray painted) as the cake topper. Christopher’s last name is Horton, so we have embraced Horton the Elephant!

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The wedding favors were sake glasses that we hand wrote our initials on and were also used for the toast during the reception. Misato’s mother brought coasters made out of Kimono fabric from Japan for everyone to take home as well!

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The message/photo tree was put together by friends using washi tape, leaf shape sticky notes, and Polaroid pictures.

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We were very lucky to have creative, crafty and supportive family members and friends who helped us so much to put our wedding together. We could not have done any of this without them, especially having to change the location of the ceremony due to the weather on the day of!

photography: Love by Serena // venue: Northside Social, Bon Air Park Arlington, Virginia// bridal gown + bridal store: LM collection from Bloomingdale’s // bridesmaids’ dresses: Anthropologie // cake: Sophie Camp, Northside Social // catering: Northside Social, Lyon Hall, Liberty Tavern // florals: Bought from Potomac Floral and then DIY // hair: Keiko Goto from Ozuki Salon // makeup: Akea from Sephora // jewelry: Anthropologie // men’s attire: Banana Republic, Express, Topman // shoes: Nine West // videography: Caravan

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryLove By Serena and Caravan are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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