Real Wedding: Bell – Flax

As You Wish bride, Sarah, is one of those rare gems: a woman with brains, beauty, and athletic ability. On top of studying her way through nursing school, she was an esteemed college athlete. In fact, it was her and groom, Landon’s, athletic propensity that caused their paths to cross. A match made in  ’peanut and cracker jack’ heaven: they played softball and baseball for the same university. Needless to say, their wedding celebration at the Ritz paid plenty of tribute to the pair’s sports backgrounds. Their college mascot even paraded through the reception… awe-some.

Make no mistake, Sarah’s feminine and glamorous taste in decor wasn’t sacrificed in their wedding design. The reception showcased over the top floral centerpieces and a va-va-voom head table. Chandeliers were outsourced and suspended from the ceiling of the ballroom, and a gorgeous double-halo by Bella Flora hung over the center of the dance floor. Check back on our Facebook page later this week for more photos from this timelessly stunning affair!

Thanks to Perez Photography for these gorgeous images!

Mix and Match

Matching dresses are a thing of the past so let your friends mix it up! However, mixing it up a little should not stress you out. Here are a few ways to make sure your bridesmaids can be unique but still look fabulous standing side by side.1. Choose a color palette with swatches of fabric from a fabric store. These colors should all complement one another as well as your wedding theme. Then, let the girls decide what colors are the most flattering for their body type as well as skin and hair color. They can take the swatches with them and find dresses that show off their own personality.

Tip: Give the girls a few guidelines such as dress length, formality level, or a general silhouette, but let them do the rest.


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2. For a bride who is a little more conservative, change the neckline and silhouette of the dresses while keeping the same color and texture. Also, use different jewelry in the same colors for each bridesmaid and let them pick their own shoes.


(Dresses can be found at David’s bridal)
Top Necklace:
Bottom Necklace:

3. For bold brides, choose a color palette and let the girls pick their own prints. This goes really well with a wedding that has a vintage or whimsical theme.


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Pretty Pretty Princess

In a wedding, no one can resist the adorable flower girl! Are you hunting for the perfect flower girl’s dress? Look no further, we’ve compiled a few of our favorites dresses for the little ones.
{All the dresses below are by Jordan.}

These dresses can be found at the following boutiques, recommended by As you wish…

Mockingbird Bridal, Dallas
Melissa’s Bridal, Garland
Bridal Couture of Addison, Addison
Bridal Boutique, Lewisville
Brides by Demetrios, Frisco


Gifts With a Cause

Make your gift budget work double duty by choosing fair trade products that help support impoverished men and women across the globe. We’ve put together a few gift ideas perfect for your bridesmaids, wedding party, or family! Here’s a few of our favorites:

One Mango Tree provides income for women in war-torn Northern Uganda. They sell the cutest purses, bags, aprons, oven mitts and beaded jewelry just for starters. If you like Vera Bradley, you’ll like this!

Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters sells organic fair trade coffee purchased from a family coffee bean farmers in Brazil. They make it a point to pay well above the established Fair Trade Standard prices. {Then they roast the coffee right in Oak Cliff, it’s delicious!} You can sign yourself or a loved one up for a coffee subscription – and they deliver!

Worldcrafts works with 70 different artisan groups in 38 countries to provide fair trade products. We love the scarves and gorgeous table cloths!

Toms for every pair of their shoes you buy, Toms will give a pair to a child in need. Comfy and cute, these would be great to change into at your reception! {We especially love the sparkly white ones on the left.}