“Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org
When I originally came up with this idea, it was solely to benefit Wish Upon a Wedding. However, given the recent disaster in Japan, I am aware that some viewers might want to donate their funds toward relief efforts. Well, thanks to Utterly Engaged and Ever Ours, the wedding and event blogging world is coming together to support For Japan With Love. “For Japan With Love has a direct link on the website to our fundraising page for ShelterBox. ShelterBox was one of THE first organizations asked by Japan to help and were on hand on the Saturday after the quake. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.” -http://www.utterlyengaged.com/please-help-for-japan-with-love-update/
No matter where you direct your donation, be it Wish Upon a Wedding or For Japan With Love, you will be making a difference in the lives of those facing life’s most difficult of circumstances. If you are unable to donate monetarily, your thoughts and prayers will truly touch the hearts and lives of those affected. I send my thoughts, prayers, and strength to those affected by such life altering circumstances.
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding and a participant with For Japan With Love, Parties by Kristen is not affiliated with Wish Upon a Wedding or For Japan With Love in any other capacity and is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding or For Japan With Love. In addition, Parties by Kristen is not affiliated with Etsy or the vendors featured and is not an official representative of Etsy or of each of these vendors. I am simply a fan of these artists/vendors and a volunteer with a passion for what I do and for organizations I have chosen to donate my time and finances to. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.
Powder Blue Bijoux is our first artist in this category. “All items in my shop have been handcrafted with care and attention to every detail. Enjoy luxurious accessories directly from the designer at affordable prices.” “I LOVE this purse! Even more gorgeous in person and worth every penny! So much cuter than anything I’ve seen in my local bridal stores!”
Next we have Davie and Chiyo who have this to say about their work, “The use of high quality materials and attention to detail ensures the excellence of each product, while our youthful energy and drive, and our ability to create new designs and customized products on a weekly basis, provides the engine for high growth. From oversized fuchsia bow clutches, to subtle floral chain models, the Davie & Chiyo collection is wide enough to attract a diverse market – from prom queens to brides-to-be, bridesmaids, and those looking to improve their collection of stylish, unique and one-of-a-kind accessories.” “I received my custom clutch yesterday and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s perfect. Great quality. It makes the perfect match with my wedding dress. Thank you!! XO”
Bella Fiore: “Color is what inspires me, unexpected color combinations and textures. Layers upon layers of colorful goodness is what makes my heart go pitter patter. When in the fabric store I can spend hours just going through the racks, touching the fabric and envisioning what they would look like paired with another fabric. How it will give my purses dimension and my hair accessories POP. I think about who would carry a purse in those colors and where would they be going.”
Our final artist is Murwati, “Hello there, I design and make handbags and clutches. They are available in many colors and are handmade by me in my smoke and pet free home studio. If you have particular colors or sizes that are not in my shop, I will be happy to customize them for you.” “Love these wristlets!!! They were ready and arrived so quickly!! The quality of workmanship and materials are incredible… will purchase these for another occasion and will be purchasing from the Murwati again !!!”