Pin-Worthy Pretties: Fall Bridal Bouquets

Here at As you wish…, we love perusing Pinterest for all kinds of fabulous wedding inspiration and we know our brides do too! To continue to keep you inspired and your Pinterest boards fresh, we wanted to use this first installment of “Pin-Worthy Pretties” to share some of our favorite bridal bouquets in rich, fall colors.

While we always love a simple bridal bouquet in white, there is definitely something to be said for an exciting pop of color against a traditional white bridal gown!

Take a look at what some of our As you wish… brides have carried down the aisle!

Happy Pinning… and be on the lookout for more “Pin-Worthy Pretties” coming your way soon!

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!

Real Wedding: McMaster – Stonebraker Wedding

The As you wish… Team loved working with Alison and Dale to design the wedding of their dreams! Alison was inspired by interesting architectural pieces so we combined that with a bold black and gold art deco design to create the perfect inspiration page for their big day!

 

Jonathan Ivy captured all of the incredible details of the day from the excitement of getting ready all the way to the beautiful ceremony and reception which both took place at The Adolphus Hotel in Historic Downtown Dallas.

To keep in line with the feel Allison had envisioned, Sasha Hollingworth of Pretty Little Style was brought in to do true period hair and makeup to reflect the era.

 

The ceremony decor was simple, yet striking, letting the beautiful Grand Ballroom speak for itself with rich gold and black accents brought in by the chivari chairs, stunning programs, and candlelit backdrop.

 

While the guests enjoyed a sophisticated cocktail hour, our vendors worked hard to transform the same space into the amazing reception you see below!

 

Stacey of The Wildflower created the centerpieces at each table–the combination of artistic floral and dramatic black lampshades flowed with the design perfectly.

 

The pièce de résistance was by far the stunning cake that Fancy Cakes by Lauren made to mimic an architectural piece on the corner of a building that Alison was in love with–how incredible is that?!

 

To see the rest of the pictures from Alison and Dale’s art deco wedding and more of our Real Weddings, check out our Facebook page!

Let Them Eat Cake?

 The classic wedding cake has always been a staple at weddings around the world, but current trends have today’s brides searching for new and unique ideas that will set their wedding apart from the rest!

While some brides have chosen to keep the cake but personalize it into something that’s one-of-a-kind, other brides have gone in a whole different direction. So whether you’re looking for a fresh, new spin on the traditional cake-cutting or you just simply hate eating cake (is there really such a person?!), here are a few cake alternatives to get your wheels turning… and your mouth watering!

 

Small Cakes

If a giant 7-tiered cake is overwhelming to you or doesn’t seem to suit the fun, laid-back vibe you’re going for, consider selecting a few small cakes that still capture the design of your wedding and give you something to cut into without breaking the bank!

 

Cupcakes

For brides that are already regulars at the local cupcakery, why not incorporate that love into a tower of cupcakes! The bride below selected individual cupcakes in her favorite flavors and then had a large, specialty cupcake made that they could actually cut into. If you’re wanting to forgo the traditional “cutting,” you could simply feed each other a cupcake instead!

 

Cake Balls/Cake Pops/Cake Truffles

Tiny, delicious balls of cake are definitely trending right now and are an easy way to get that cake taste in the perfect bite-size piece. Set them out on display, pile them up into a cake shape, or have them served individually to each guest–everyone is sure to love them!

 

Non-Cakes

If the taste of cake in any form is just not your thing, get creative and serve a tower of whatever it is that makes you smile–from donuts to creme puffs, macaroons to mini-pies–anything can be stacked into a beautiful wedding-worthy display!

 

Dessert Stations

Last, but certainly not least, if your sweet tooth is just too indecisive to narrow it down to just one item, go full force with an all-out dessert station! Include a small cake if you are wanting something to cut into, or take your pick of any other bite-sized delight to feed to your sweetheart. Anything goes! Your guests will thank you for the awesome selection and sugar overload!

 

No matter what direction you decide to take, when it comes to sweets, you really can’t go wrong!

Photos by: Kym Skiles with F8 Photography, Perez Photography, Jonathan Ivy,  Carter Rose with F8 Photography, Gary Donihoo with F8 Photography,  Elizabeth Anne Designs,  Ron Parks Photography, Kym Skiles with F8 Photography

 

Style Me Pretty Feature

We hope all of you are having as marvelous of a Monday as we are! One of our beautiful weddings at The Rosewood Crescent Hotel was featured on Style Me Pretty! Go check it out here and let us know what you think!

 

Featured: Adams – Holmes Wedding

We are excited to share this article from the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Brides of North Texas that featured one of our beautiful weddings! The ceremony and reception took place at the Westin Stonebriar and John Christopher Photographs captured these amazing pictures. Be sure to check out our Facebook next week to see all of the pictures 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!

 

 

 

 

Spalding – Lyons Wedding

We are excited to have one of our recent weddings featured in the upcoming issue of D Weddings! The ceremony took place at St. Michael and All Angels and the reception was held at The Adolphus Hotel. Jennifer Yarbro Photography took some fabulous pictures! Keep your eye out for the following D Weddings cover and article:

 

Take a closer look here…

Kirkpatrick – Clements Wedding

Take a look at the highlights from one of our latest weddings!

Beautiful videography by Candlelight Films.