About

Rachel Burt Garcia

Owner  |  Designer  |  Planner

As You Wish’s Owner, Designer and Planner, Rachel Burt Garcia, 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 luxury weddings and events nationally and internationally, including many high profile events such as the Margot Perot Center for Woman and Infants’ anniversary celebration for the Perot family, on-air parties for Stephanie Hollman of “Real Housewives of Dallas”, the wedding of Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes – the couple that challenged the state of Texas for the right to legalize gay marriage – and the KISS FM wedding with rapper, Coolio. In addition to “Real Housewives of Dallas”, Rachel can also be seen on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”. Her unique perspective on aesthetics has garnered her many awards and accolades such as the NACE “Color Me a Cure” tabletop design competition and several magazine and blog features in publications like D Weddings, Modern Luxury Weddings, Inside Weddings, Brides of North Texas, Style Me Pretty and many more. She currently holds the title of Certified Wedding Planner through the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) where she sat on the board of directors and has her ear to the ground on everything going on in the industry! Rachel can’t wait to sit down with you to hear all about your vision for your wedding and help bring it to life!

As You Wish Weddings & Events | Identity Film

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Katie Pagel

Associate Planner

Katie Pagel, As You Wish Events’ Associate Planner, is a small town girl from Muenster, Texas. A graduate from Texas State University, Katie worked with several wedding planners in the Austin area during her time at TXST where she learned the ins and outs of day-of planning for weddings and private events. After graduating, Katie moved to Dallas where she immediately began working for As You Wish Events. As Associate Planner, Katie is her clients’ right-hand woman throughout the entire event planning process and helps her clients’ dreams come to life. Katie prides herself on her communication skills and being a strong advocate for her clients. Her signature is her creative and tasteful design eye along with incredible attention to detail and structured + logistical event flow. Katie’s goal with each and every client is to help their imagination flow and make the wedding or event planning journey as seamless and fun as possible!

Tonya Warren

wedding assistant

Tonya Warren graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a degree in Psychology. A native Texan, she returned home and began working as a wedding assistant with As You Wish in 2014. As an assistant, Tonya works on executing the behind-the-scenes details on your big day and bringing your vision to life. Through AACWP, she also holds the title of Trained Wedding Planner. Tonya strives to create a stress-free environment for all clients and deliver an event filled with memories to last a lifetime.