Trending: Pantone Color of the Year 2016

For the first time ever, Pantone has released TWO colors of the year for 2016! Lead designer, Rachel Burt, created a cinderella-esque wedding design inspiration page- showcasing “Rose Quartz” and “Serenity.” We can’t wait to see how these colors are translated throughout the wedding industry in the upcoming months!

 

As You Wish Exclusive: Giving Thanks

In the spirit of the fast-approaching holiday season, we’ve been reflecting on our recent months… packed full of beautifully unique weddings, incredible partners within the industry who have helped to bring our wedding-design dreams to fruition, supportive family members and friends, and clients who have trusted us with their most special day- making it possible for us to do what we love. Our hearts swell with gratitude! We so adore this time of year!

We put together a little inspiration page of colors, decor elements, blooms, and the like that we’re crushing on right now. Grab yourself a piping hot cup of your beverage of choice and enjoy…

Wishing you a very happy holiday season of fully bellies + full hearts! XOXO, the As You Wish team

Real Wedding: Seaton – Embry

We’re (at the edge of our desk chairs) excited to share this majorly pretty real wedding with you! From the get go, our precious AYW bride, Sara, hoped her vows and the celebration that followed would evoke a certain aesthetic: organic elegance + simple romance. Sara and Austin’s September wedding was all of the things- meaningful, sweet, painstakingly gorgeous, fun, and indeed… full of organic whimsy, simple elegance, and dazzling romance. The pair said “I do” before two hundred and some of their beloved friends and family at Royal Lane Baptist Church’s altar and then rode to downtown Dallas staple, the Dallas Museum of Art, for an evening full of merriment.

The reception’s decor turned out absolutely stunning. A handful of our favorite design details: a farmstead-style head table, complete with billowing greenery and tall, full floral arrangements of crisp white + green blooms courtesy of Bella Flora; cool and chic ghost chairs provided by Bella Acento, accompanying a mix of round and square dining tables for guest seating; a simplistic, bright cake by Panini Bakery, adorned with dainty sprigs of greenery; and, those sparkling, sea foam bridesmaid’s gowns- perfect! Take a look at the top-notch photographs below, thanks to the talented Heather Hawkins, and be sure to check back on our Facebook page later this week for a full album from Sara + Austin’s soiree!

AYW Exclusive: Halloween-Inspired Wedding Design

October’s notorious holiday weekend sure snuck up on us this year, nonetheless, we’re excited to slip into our costumes and celebrate Halloween in a few short days! To help spread some of our ‘spooky’ spiritedness, we thought it’d be fun to share photos from a few As You Wish weddings that took place on or near all Hallow’s eve in years passed.

Yes, there certainly are ways to incorporate a nod to Halloween in the designing of weddings- tastefully and creatively, of course. Scroll on for some edgy-elegance event design inspiration!

 

Photo by: Leslie Spurlock Photography

Think black chandeliers, moody lighting, deep-hued bouquets, themed dessert items, and of course, for outdoor weddings especially, pumpkins

Photo by: Kim Skyles of f8 Studio 

Dimly lit, nighttime receptions provide the perfect setting for a Halloween-weekend wedding. Subtle changes made to the lighting of the space can add drama instantaneously.

Photo by: Kim Skyles of f8 Studio

Black chandeliers, like those pictured above, have an edgy and gothic sort of essence while still remaining elegant in shape and style.

Photos by: f8 Studio

Color combinations like black and deep, scarlet red are understated compared to an explicitly “Halloween” black, purple, and orange scheme. 

Photo by: Gary Donihoo of f8 Studio

Photos by: f8 Studio

Perhaps the simplest way to incorporate Halloween details in the planning of an event: desserts and favors. Think sugar skull cake toppers and cookies, caramel apples, and pumpkin-flavored sweets.

Trending: Mix and Match Tablescapes

We love sharing new and exciting trends in wedding design that we’ve seen come to life in the planning of our clients’ weddings. As of late, one of those trends has been mismatched decor elements. From mixing colors, patterns and textures in unexpected ways on tabletops, to utilizing varying styles of chairs in ceremony and reception spaces- daring to step outside the traditional ‘matchy-matchy’ lines of event design has brought about stunning and unique wedding ceremonies and receptions. Today on the blog, we’re featuring some of the recent ways we’ve included differing styles and textures in event spaces to bring about unexpectedly cohesive and beautiful As You Wish design schemes. Take a look and be inspired!

Photos by Jennifer Yarbro

This garden reception showcased fun (and bold in color and pattern) linen accompanied by blooms in soft, muted shades of blue and orange. The wooden branches of each floral arrangement added an element of free-form, organic texture to the tablescape.

Photo by Carter Rose of f8 Studio

We loved the turnout of this recent rooftop ceremony, featuring cross back and linen chairs of mismatched colors. The varying chairs brought unique depth to the design of an otherwise clean, industrial space.

Photos by Britney Tarno

The mixed silver, gold, mirrored, and metallic metals of this editorial evoked a really unique sense of glamour. Glossy, painted leaves splashed otherwise elegant arrays of flowers with style.

Photos by Amy Karp

Black and white does not have to mean boring! We decided on varying, busy linen patterns in minimalistic colors for this artistic, creative, and modern design scheme. Fuchsia napkins at each place setting tied together the tropical vessels of flowers and the color-neutral table tops perfectly.

Photos by Jennifer Yarbro

These bud vases, of differing colors, shapes, and sizes, oozed romance.

Photos by Nine Photography

Vintage, embroidered table cloths, each strewn with a different pattern, were perfect for this eclectic, bohemian reception.

 

Real Wedding: Pantuso-Schaible Reception

Last week, we shared images of our sweet As You Wish bride, Ashley’s, rooftop ceremony at The Wyly Theatre. After the ceremony, guests rode elevators down to an awe-inducing reception space. Bright, pink Bella Flora blooms brought bold color to each table top; trendy lounge furniture complemented cross back dining chairs; and an out-of-this-world head table lighting installation of Edison bulbs and geometric vases boasted modern sophistication. To continue with the incorporation of flight-themed details, airport codes took the place of table numbers (home base, DFW, identified the head table) and each guest’s menu card was displayed in a sleek, black luggage tag. The sunken, lit dance floor- and Andy Austin’s top-notch DJ’ing- ushered guests into an evening of dancing and good fun. We hope you enjoy the details from this celebration as much as we have! A big thanks to Carter Rose of f8 Studio for capturing all this gorgeous- check our Facebook page for the full photo album from this epic event!

Trending: This One’s For The Boys

We’ve worked with our fair share of beautiful, blushing brides and their maids during our years as wedding professionals. As a result, we love talking bridal style: gowns and necklines, veils and bouquets, jewels and trains (oh my!). However, we need not neglect an equally important asset to any successful wedding: the groom and his men. Like all other wedding details, design and personal style is enormously important in considering what a groom and his guys will walk down the aisle wearing. So today, to offer up some men’s style inspiration, we’re featuring some of our dapper As You Wish grooms and their teams of groomsmen. Be it a suit and tie or a tuxedo, classic black and white or coordinating accent colors, or men in uniform- these guys were certainly dressed for their occasions.

To bring in coordinating shades of peach present in the wedding’s design scheme, these groomsmen wore colored vests and ties, while the groom remained unique in classic black.

At an elegant affair that paid homage to the couple’s love for sports in the form of subtle personal details, this group of men donned their favorite baseball team’s logo.

Photos by: Sara + Rocky Photography, Jenny Martell, Bradford Martens, Edmonson Weddings, Mary Beth Tyson, Christographer, Andrew Chan Weddings, f8 Studio, Perez Weddings, A Guy and A Girl Weddings, Geoff Duncan, & Joseph Mark Photography.

Real Wedding: Pantuso-Schaible Ceremony


If we had to put our finger on a single word to describe the design of this week’s As You Wish real wedding, it’d be originality. Bride, Ashley, had a flair for things creative, modern, and out of the ordinary and thus, Dallas’ Wyly Theater provided the perfect backdrop for this b-e-a-utiful celebration. Awe-inducing floral and lighting installations, provided by Bella Flora, brought lead planner and designer, Rachel Burt’s, vision to life. This wedding was so jam-packed with pretty, we couldn’t fit it all in a single blog post. So today, we’re sharing images- perfectly captured by Carter Rose of f8 Studio- of Ashley and Jason’s ceremony. Be sure to click your way back to the blog next week to see the equally gorgeous photos from their reception!

The wedding took place on July 11th (7/11) so, naturally, 7/11 Slurpees were in order for the bridal party!

The celebration would have been incomplete without Ashley and Jason’s beloved Bull Terrier pup.. how cute is that floral collar?!

With a pilot groom, it was most fitting to substitute a flight logbook for a traditional guestbook!

Real Wedding: A Spring Sangeet

One of the most exciting thrills the As You Wish team experiences in being involved in our couples’ wedding celebrations is the opportunity to bring unique and diversified family backgrounds, religious traditions, and personality-specific details to life. This As You Wish exclusive real event features an extravagant wedding weekend that lead planner, Rachel Burt, craftily designed; the weekend’s festivities paid homage to the bride’s Hindu heritage and the groom’s Catholic background. The Sangeet, a party specific to Indian tradition, took place prior to the couple’s wedding ceremonies and reception. The evening was full of singing, dancing, laughing and mingling among wedding guests! Today, we’re sharing photos from this festive evening, beautifully captured by Edmonson Photography. Be sure to check back next week, too, as we’ll be sharing the details and images from the rest of this As You Wish couple’s fabulous wedding weekend. (Trust us, you won’t want to miss it!)

Real Wedding: Wooldridge – Pallasch

Most of the time, really fantastic wedding photos speak for themselves. Such is absolutely the case with these images from gorgeous As You Wish couple, Angelina and Brant’s, timelessly pretty May celebration. Sara and Rocky Garza perfectly captured the blend of whimsical and classic design elements that adorned the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. The Mansion provides a stunning backdrop for an intimate event without much help; so, with ethereal blooms and lush, green garland foraged by Bows + Arrows, tabletops decked with regal china courtesy of Posh Couture Rentals, AND a bridal party this beautiful in accompaniment.. we’ve got ourselves one incredibly dreamy wedding. Enjoy this sneak peak of Angelina and Brant’s nuptials, and check back on our Facebook page later this week for the rest of the striking images from this event!