Sethi Proposal


Vipin Sethi pulled out all the stops to ask his one true love, Ria Sharma, to marry him. We at As You Wish Events loved helping Vipin plan his intricately detailed and over-the-top romantic proposal!

The surprise-filled night started as Ria was picked up at her home by a white limo, of Premier Transportation. As she arrived at The Stoneleigh Hotel, she was greeted with a glass of champagne and a note to continue to the Penthouse level. Upon arrival, she received another note, explaining to follow the arrows to the penthouse terrace. All the while, Vipin is awaiting his bride-to-be, surrounded by beautiful flowers and candles, adorned by Bella Flora, and by beautiful music, performed by the talented musicians of Serenata Strings, and the perfect lighting for the scene by Beyond Lighting. As the song, “I Knew I Loved You” played, hidden cameras captured the moment Vipin proposed to Ria. Sarah Kate, of Sarah Kate Photography, shot the sweet moments that followed as the couple celebrated.

The surprises did not end there. Unknown to Ria, Vipin’s and Ria’s families were anxiously waiting to congratulate the newly engaged couple. In the salon room, the family shared a meal sitting at the most romantic table ever…a heart shaped table! Posh Couture Rentals and Big D Rentals expertly set the mood for an unforgettable night. Congratulations to AYW couple Ria and Vipin! We are so excited for what’s next…

 

AYW Exclusive: B.O.N.T. Modern-Tropics Styled Shoot

This sunshine-y (and sweltering) Dallas day has the As You Wish design team reminiscing on one of our all-time favorite styled shoots to date: a Modern-Tropics themed feature in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Brides of North Texas. The team of creatives that helped make this chic, rainforest-esque design scheme (dreamt up by our lead planner, Rachel Burt) come to life, was top-notch. Grab yourself something sweet to sip on- little umbrellas are optional, but highly recommended- and peruse some serious prettiness.

Big thanks to-

Venue: The Nuvo Room
Photography: Allen Tsai
Videography: Tyler + Lindsey
Florals: The Wildflower
Stationary & Place Cards: Simply Mox
Ghost Chair Rentals: Suite 206
Table Rentals: Shag Carpet Props
China, Flatware & Stemware: Posh Couture Rentals
Linens: BBJ
Catering: Culinary Art Catering
Gown: The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus
Hair & Make-up: Makeup by Wendy Zerrudo

Pint-sized Food… BIG Impressions

Is there a cuter (or tastier) sight to your wedding guests’ tired eyes than that teeny little slider sitting pretty with all of his slider friends at the buffet? How about a mini tomato soup shooter with an itty-bitty little buttery toasted grilled cheese triangle perched on top? The miniscule possiblities are endless, but these petite little morsels are sure to wow your guests (and you, bride!) in a GIANT way. Here are just a few of the heavy hitters in the diminutive food world that will get your mini food party started on the right foot:

 

The Boss – AKA the Slider:

These little guys are the perfect substitute to serving comfort classics at a more upscale event. You may shudder at the possibility of burger grease getting all over your guests’ brand new Jimmy Choos, but fear not! A baby bijou slider allows for the comforting, yummy burger flavor without all of the greasy, frock-ruining mess.

 

The Perfect Couple – AKA the Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Shooter:

Who doesn’t love (as a child or adult!) curling up on the couch on a rainy day with some steamy tomato soup and grilled cheese to boot? This is another example of a comfort food staple that can be “dressed up” in a small package. The tomato soup is all grown up in an elegant little shooter glass, while the grilled cheese has trimmed down to a sleek little triangle spear. 

 

The Health Nut – AKA the Mini Salad Cup:

Somewhere in the mix of burgers and fries and cheese, there has to be a healthy item, if for nothing more than for you and your guests’ conscience’s sake. That’s where the mini salad cups come into play. With fresh ingredients, and oftentimes served “decomposed” with the dressing in a little shot glass on the side, this item still has all the fun of the mini food gang but without the calories and guilt. And with all of the colorful veggie options, it can add a feeling of brightness and festiveness to the buffet table.

 

The Sweetie – AKA the Mini Milkshake Shooter:

Last but certainly not least, the elusive and luxurious milk shake shooter. With so many fun and luxe options for mini desserts, one of the most popular has got to be the mini shake. After a night of drinking and feasting, what better way to settle your stomach than a creamy, milky, mini shake or two? These shakes have a fun 50′s feel that scream nostalgia and old-world charm.

 

Here at As you wish…, we have jumped onboard the mini food train ourselves, oftentimes suggesting our guests go this fun, yet elegant, route when conferring with their caterers of choice. Here are just a few examples from some of our Real Weddings that have utilized this teeny and tasteful trend:

 

Nestled in ceramic spoons, these bite-sized ceviche bites were so festive and adorable for this outdoor reception at the Belmont…

 

At the Dobbelaer wedding, these little french fry cones made a late appearance, and then quickly disappeared in mere minutes…

 

These gorgeous creme brulee pots were a fabulous and modern alternative to the traditional slice of cake at this fun, DMA wedding…

 

Julie and Aharon treated their guests to these teeny waffle cones filled with kalamata olive whipped potato and roasted cherry tomatoes that were beautiful, delicious, and so creative…

 

Until next time, have a sweet, tasty, and tiny-food-fantasy filled afternoon!

 

*Photos by: Sulia.com, BestFriendsforFrosting.com, Elizabethanndesigns.com, Lundlund.com

Signature Drinks

Drink Up!

Who doesn’t love a good refreshing drink during the cocktail hour of a wedding?  Selecting a “Signature Drink” has become very popular for the modern bride.  Whether you choose to simply match your color scheme, or select the cocktail you have sipped on your entire adult life, a “Signature Drink” is a fantastic way to add personality and fun to the cocktail hour.

 Color Scheme Cocktails

Matching the “Signature Drink” to the color palette of your wedding is a great way to tie everything together. In addition to the actual cocktail being the color of your event, you can also reflect your color scheme with the garnishes! At this gorgeous purple and grey As you wish… wedding, we paired a purple sugar rimmed glass with a grey striped paper straw for a fun twist!

Seasonal Cocktails

As a die hard Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte fan, I can only imagine the excitement of incorporating a seasonal drink into my own wedding. If you love the taste of peppermint in the winter or a lemonade mixer in the summer, a seasonal drink is always a good choice!

His and Hers Cocktails

Do you crave Cosmos while your sweetie prefers Jack Daniels and Coke?  If you and your future husband have different tastes, then having a “His and Hers” drink is the best way to go.  This is a great way to give your guests a taste of each of your personalities and allows them get to know each of you a little more!

Whether you decide to reflect the colors, the season, or the personality of the wedding, “Signature Drinks” are always a great way to add a special touch to any cocktail hour or reception.

Photos by: John Christopher Photography, Love this Day Events, Wedding TV.com, barinacraft.com