about us

 


As you wish… Owner and Lead Planner, Rachel Burt, pairs her extensive background in design and her dedication to detail to plan the wedding or event her clients have always dreamed of! Her professional yet spunky personality makes her a favorite of clients and vendors alike. Rachel has planned hundreds of weddings and events nationally and internationally, including many high profile events such as the Margot Perot Center for Women and Infants’ recent anniversary celebration for the Perot family. Her unique perspective on aesthetics won her an award at the 2013 NACE “Color Me a Cure” tabletop design competition, which was featured in Brides of North Texas magazine! Rachel grew up in the great state of Texas, but then spent a year in Valencia, Spain furthering her studies before going on to attend Florida State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Hospitality and a minor in Spanish. She currently holds the title of Certified Wedding Planner through the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) where she is an active member. In her free time, you can find Rachel playing with her new rescue Boxer pup, Watson, spending time with her sweet family, and taking or teaching dance classes!

As the Founder of As you wish…, Shari Johns has been creating fabulous weddings in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for more than 13 years. She is also the former President and a founding board member of the AACWP and holds her certification as a Master Certified Wedding Planner – one of just a few in all of Dallas. Shari’s legacy of creativity and inspiration continues today as a key consultant within the company.

Victoria Wellington grew up in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Hospitality Management. As the As you wish… office manager, Victoria is the friendly voice you hear when you call into the office during the week but she can also be found assisting the planners on the weekends with their events. She is extremely organized and works hard to ensure that everything behind the scenes is running smoothly—she is always willing to help with whatever is needed around the office. Victoria prides herself on making sure that the team has everything they need to make each and every wedding a beautiful success!

As You Wish Associate Planner, Emily Noland, was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas but grew up in Southlake, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and a minor in Business Marketing. After finding her passion and love for event planning while in college, Emily jumped into the Arkansas wedding industry where she gained planning and design knowledge and plenty of valuable experience! Her organizational skills, time management, and formal training combined make her an incredible asset to the As you wish… team. Emily loves meeting new clients and strives to make each event she works on one-of-a-kind!

Heather Aston makes her home in Dallas, but is originally from Coweta, Oklahoma, a small town outside Tulsa. She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelors in English Education and a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. While helping friends with events Heather found she had a passion for event planning and organization. She knows that every element of each wedding is important and strives for nothing less than excellence in everything she does. Heather has been working with As you wish… for many years and is an integral part of the team. Heather is also a graduate of the AACWP wedding planning certification class and is a Trained Wedding Planner.

Amanda Moore grew up in Texas after her family moved from Tampa, Florida. She is a graduate of North Central Texas College with a degree in Art History. Amanda is also a graduate of the AACWP wedding planning certification class and is a Trained Wedding Planner. AACWP is an association of professional wedding and event planners emphasizing extraordinary client service standards and excellence in organization. Amanda excels at pleasing each and every client and making sure the event is exactly what they dreamed of.

Born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, Andrea Sorie graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a minor in Business Management, all before relocating to the DFW area. Andrea has always been passionate about working in the wedding industry and combined her attention to detail and love for design to get involved with planning weddings in Virginia, and then later for As you wish…! Currently, she has taken on a more behind-the-scenes role in the office and works hard to manage our website and online portfolio, keep up with our blog and Facebook page, and oversee any other marketing and social media endeavors that come our way!

Cassie Boots grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology with a concentration in Housing and Design. After helping plan numerous weddings for family and friends, she brought her creativity and design background to the Dallas wedding world as a Design Consultant for As you wish…. Cassie’s favorite part of the planning process is brainstorming with the team to develop a creative direction that is a true reflection of each bride. Cassie is also a graduate of the AACWP wedding planning certification class and is a Trained Wedding Planner.