Real Wedding: Randle – Craig

Rustic met luxury at The Four Seasons Resort of Dallas last April, and the result was one uniquely beautiful wedding celebration for our fun-loving As You Wish couple, Kelsey and Kyle! When we received these images from ever-talented photographer, A Guy and A Girl Weddings, our hearts did a little dance. First, for how stunningly the details of the wedding design translated in pictures; but even more so, for the way this bride’s joy was spread in abundance throughout the entirety of her special day. Kelsey’s taste in design was whimsical and unrefined- As You Wish lead planner, Rachel Burt, took her propensity for rustic charm and created an event that was elegant, one-of-a-kind, and displayed the pair’s lively personalities beautifully.

Some of our favorite details… Branching Out Events decked the Four Seasons with succulent-splashed floral (we will NEVER get over this altar archway!) and one killer lighting installation over the dance floor.  Chalk board signage and bird cage vessels added flair to reception arrangements. And, is it really a party without late night taco bell?! Bride and groom insisted that we have burritos + tacos for guests to munch on mid-dance party. Get yourself a good look at all the fun and check back on our Facebook page later this week for the complete photo album!

Life of a Bride: Bridal Party Photos

We won’t go so far to say that a wedding weekend doesn’t revolve entirely around a bride and groom, because..well, it does. Nonetheless, there is another handful of characters that play an unmatched role in the celebration’s festivities: the bridal party. A conglomeration of faces that have stood near the bride and groom through mountains high and valleys low; it’s only suitable that they stand beside the happy couple as they say “I do.” Our As You Wish team has worked with a whole slew of brides and their maids, and grooms and their men- each unique in number and personality. So, we thought we’d share some of our favorite AYW bridal party photos- both posed and candid, from past weddings. (Brides-to-be, feel free to take note of these photo-op’s, you might see something you’d like to recreate!)

Photos by: Perez Photography, Jennifer Yarbro, Andrew Chan Photography, The Three, Mary Beth Tyson, A Guy and A Girl Weddings, John Christopher Photographs, Katie Norris Portrait Arts, Creative Shotz Photography, Lightly Photography, Sara + Rocky, Sarah Kate Photography

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

Real Wedding: Thomas – Biglin

This week’s Real Wedding introduces you to a couple who shares a big love- for each other, and… the New York sports scene. Each element of Sarah and Jeff’s Crescent Hotel celebration mimicked their fun-loving personalities and their appreciation of all things athletics. Sarah came to us hoping to incorporate both modern and natural aspects of design for her wedding. In true As You Wish fashion, our lead planner, Rachel Burt, took Sarah’s vision and ran with it, crafting an event that was aesthetically sophisticated and eccentric. Take a look at how F8 Studio beautifully captured this sweet Fall day…

Sarah’s thoughtful, and tear-jerking, gift to her Dad on the big day- a softball signed by the blushing bride for his keepsake.

The Rosewood Crescent’s outdoor garden ceremony space is lovely in it of itself, so when Branching Out installed a stunning, elegance-meets-organic floral archway, the couple had an absolutely idyllic setting to exchange vows. And for an extra dose of sweetness- the Groom insisted on walking down the aisle hand in hand with his nephews: the dapper ring bearers (you can imagine the “awwwwwe’s…”).

Some of our favorite, sports-themed details: the peanut & cracker jack bar, adorned with family photos of the bride and groom and their loved ones attending sports games together as couples; the baseball bat in lieu of a traditional sign-in book- guests scrawled their names on the engraved wooden bat, leaving the Bride and Groom with a frame-worthy treasure to take home with them; and the pennant flag send-off- friends and family waved purple flags, complete with Sarah and Jeff’s names and wedding date, cheering the couple on to a happily-ever-after. Oh, and the caramel apple favors (YUM)… this wedding was a “Win”, from start to finish! For more photos, head over to the complete album on our Facebook- & don’t forget to “like” our page while you’re there to keep up with more As You Wish real weddings!

Real Wedding: Allen – Joseph Wedding

We are so excited to share this very special backyard wedding with you! Amberly and Anthony were high school sweethearts who grew apart after graduation but then reconnected and rekindled their romance some years later! We just love a happy ending!

One of the couples’ many interests includes flipping houses, which led them to purchase and remodel their home in Dallas. Since it held so many special memories for them, they couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else!

Rachel and the As you wish… team were able to create an Inspiration Page for their wedding that enhanced the natural beauty of the couple’s backyard and captured a soft and romantic “garden party” feel.

 

Take a look at how we turned this vision into a reality…

If you are envisioning a spectacular backyard wedding, give As you wish… a call! We LOVE taking the comfort of a home and enhancing it to create the perfect space for your ceremony and reception. Check back this week on our Facebook page to see the rest of the pictures from this beautiful wedding!

Photos by: A Guy and a Girl Photography

Real Wedding: Andemicael – Pyfrom Wedding

We love everything about this fun, colorful Eritrean As you wish… wedding! The ceremony took place at Royal Lane Baptist Church and the reception continued at The Frontiers of Flight Museum–the perfect venue to accommodate the 800-person guest count!

 

Take a look at some of the fabulous photos from the ceremony taken by Joseph Mark Photography:

 

Then it was on to the reception at the Frontiers of Flight Museum!

 

Our favorite details:

The custom groom’s suit–created for him by one of his groomsmen! Talk about talent!

 

The display of the bridal cake–we love how the beautiful tall tiers are magically floating atop a lucite table. It made such a dramatic statement!

 

And finally, the favors at each place setting and on each table–the Honey Wine, known as Mies, is a staple in Eritrean celebrations!

 

Overall, this wedding was so FUN! From the meaningful and sentimental ceremony to the delicious Eritrean dinner and rockin’ dance party, the bride, groom, and guests had a fantastic experience. We were so happy to be a part of it!

Check back soon on our Facebook page to see the rest of the photos from this wedding!

Sneak Peek: Bailey – Heidel Wedding

Angela and Mark had their ceremony and reception at Marie Gabrielle in Dallas and Beyond created this incredible highlight video to capture some of the best moments from their day. Take a look below to see all the beautiful details!

Angela Bailey & Mark Heidel Wedding Highlight from Beyond on Vimeo.

Check back soon for a Real Wedding post with plenty of pictures and details from this fabulous event!

Sneak Peek: Rakusin – Zwickl Wedding

 

 

We love this modern twist on a traditional Jewish wedding! Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful photos taken by Gary Donihoo with F8studio Photography…

The white floral, linen, and chairs coupled with the “South Beach” blue lighting created the perfect feel for the industrial Fashion Industry Gallery. The couple couldn’t have been more thrilled…

The details really made it personal to them…

We personalized each Kippot with the wedding information. Male guests grabbed one of these to put on as they entered into the ceremony space…

They were then stunned by this AWESOME lucite Chuppah!

These unique escort cards took the guests to the reception where they enjoyed a delicious dinner and danced the night away…

Stay tuned to our Facebook next week to see more photos from this fantastic As you wish… wedding!

 

 

 

 

Sneak Peek: Santa Ana – Coy Wedding

From the kiss…

To the first dance…

To the big send off…

And everything in between…

 This As you wish… wedding was picture perfect!

Take a look at more of the gorgeous details shot by Joseph Mark Photography:

 Check back on our Facebook and Website Portfolio for more pictures of this stunning wedding coming soon!

Lauren and Nick Stedman Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at one of our summer weddings at Union Station photographed by Brooks Whittington.

A soft, natural look was created by mixing taupes, creams, and a hint of green. Growing up and working in the Textile world, the bride really valued good quality fabrics. We were able to create some great texture on the tables by pairing the high-end linen with unique chargers, laser-cut table numbers, and gorgeous floral arrangements.

Check out some of the fun details!

Upon entering, the guests were instantly transported in to another world thanks to this gorgeous branch and candle display!

 

The guest book was a dictionary where the guests circled the word that they thought best described the bride and groom and signed above it. We love coming up with creative, new ideas like this!

These “Whoopie Pie” favors helped to show off the couple’s personality and sense of humor. (And not to mention…they were delicious!!!!)

Check back next week on our Portfolio page and our Facebook to see more great pictures from this wedding!