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Friday’s Favorites: Wish Upon A Wedding

Founded in January of 2010 by CA wedding planner, Liz Guthrie of San Jose Wedding Consultants, Wish Upon a Wedding was created to help couples who did not have the time, money, resources or strength to plan a wedding on their own, because of terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances. The organization now celebrates the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their dream wedding wishes. It is their goal that chosen recipients can inspire other couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength, while raising awareness for terminal illness.

Growing up with a sister who was deaf since birth, and raised by parents who ran a board and care home for people facing numerous disabilities and life hardships, Liz learned early on to value the many blessings in life, and the importance of helping others. Volunteering throughout her life for a variety of nonprofit organizations, Liz was looking for a way to combine weddings and community service.

After producing the San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway in 2009, a contest in which only one couple would be granted a dream wedding, Liz came up with a way to merge her two passions. While going through the process of giving the wedding “prize” to a woman suffering from stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Liz created Wish Upon a Wedding. Overnight, Liz decided to change wedding history, and the way we give, by launching a nonprofit organization that was totally unique and had never existed before.

Supported by industry leaders such as Sasha Souza, David Beahm, Stella Inserra, Jenny Orsini, Kevin Covey, Stacie Francombe, Sylvia Weinstock, Steve Kemble, Mindy Weiss, Mary Dann, and Ivy Robinson (to name just a few), the organization has experienced rapid growth and seen voracious acceptance throughout the country.

Please watch the video below of the couple that inspired it all:

Theme Thursday: Peacock Christmas Masquerade

Today’s Theme Thursday is brought to you by a request from my college friend, Diana. She requested a Christmas Masquerade party and I wanted to do something aside from traditional holiday colors. So, my love of Peacocks and my love of the holidays is translated in to this set. This could be for a holiday wedding, party, or charitable gala.

10,000 Blessings Feng Shui Blog: Holidays

Wish Upon a Wedding’s Blissful Wishes Ball

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances. Less than one year old, the organization has 16 active chapters, and will have granted 12 wishes by the end of 2010.

During the month of November, they are hosting several fund raising galas and auctions throughout the country, and would like to invite you to participate.

Whether you are a bride or groom to be, a wedding industry professional, or you simply love the concept behind their mission… YOU can help make Wedding Wishes come true, while raising crucial funding needed to sustain this wonderful, new nonprofit organization.

Here’s How:

Attend The Blissful Wishes Ball
A Gala Celebration to Benefit Wish Upon a Wedding

Chicago November 1

LA November 4

San Francisco November 10

Houston November 11

Charlotte November 12

Orlando November 14

St. Louis November 14

Baltimore November 17

Portland November 18

Atlanta November 21

The Blissful Wishes Ball is a festive way to support Wish Upon a Wedding. Enjoy a nice night out on the town with an elegant dinner, entertainment, music, dancing, and incredible auction items.

Buy your tickets today!

Art and Artist Facebook Challenge 4: Frida Kahlo

When Miriam asked me to base an event on Frida Kahlo’s, “What the Water Told Me,” I have to admit my first thought was, “How in the world can I made a wedding or any event out of a painting that illustrates Frida’s personal tragedies?” With a good deal of brain storming, I had it: a fundraiser for the Neuropathy Action Foundation. It is suspected that Frida also had spina bifida in addition to the injuries sustained from a horrible accident and a bout with polio. All of those physical tragedies left Frida in horrible pain and neuropathy. This event celebrates Frida Kahlo as well as her culture. My idea for the sugar skulls pictured is that celebrities and well known personalities would decorate sugar skulls to be auctioned off.

Copper Charger | Decorative Accessories
$139 –

Red Devil Sugar Skull
Tops »

Rodrigvitz Style:

Art and Artist Facebook Friends Challenge 1: Edvard Munch, “The Scream”

I issued a challenge to my Facebook friends: Who is your favorite artist or piece of art? Let me know and I will do an event set inspired by it.. Here is the first set requested by Jed: Edvard Munch’s, “The Scream.” This would be for an event to raise money for a local art museum. I have called it the Blue and Orange Ball and the dresses you see would be part of an auction.

Parties by Kristen

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