Charity

Wish Upon a Wedding

As you might have heard me mention, I'm on the board of the wedding industry charity, Wish Upon a Wedding.  I serve on the New York City board as Wish Coordinator Chair recruiting wedding vendors to donate their products and services to upcoming Wish Recipients, but I also serve on the National Board as Marketing Chair. To say that the new Wish Upon a Wedding website was a labor of love is an understatement, but I'm proud to say that after months of hard work and lots of help and support from my fellow WUW members and partners in the wedding industry, the redesigned website has officially launched.  As part of the launch, we've put together an infographic of what Wish Upon a Wedding has accomplished since our founding in 2010. Wish Upon a Wedding Infographic

Wish Upon a Wedding Bridal Market Kickoff Party

Wish Upon a Wedding Hosted its Fall 2013 Bridal Market Kickoff Party at the beautiful Prince George Ballroom. As a proud board member of the New York Chapter, it was amazing to see the night come together as top professionals from all areas of the wedding industry gathered to support this wonderful cause. The night included great treats such as fresh hand shucked oysters, delicious whoopie pies, and amazing macarons in a whole assortment of flavors. The night concluded with a short film honoring the couple of the second wish the New York Chapter had granted. If you like to donate for couples in need please visit the Wish Upon a Wedding website or please contact newyorkvolunteer@wishuponawedding.org. Check out the photo below of me and fellow Event Planner Sarah G. as we walked the teal carpet at the party!

WUW Bridal Market Party

Thanks to Roberto Falck for the photo!!

Wish Upon a Wedding New York

With Central Park as the backdrop, Le Parker Meridien Hotel provided the perfect location for a beautiful breakfast that joined together wedding industry pros with media experts.   I’m proud to be a Board Member of Wish Upon a Wedding New York.  Wish Upon a Wedding is an organization that makes it possible for couples facing terminal illness or other serious circumstances to have a dream weddings or vow renewal through the generosity of donations from local wedding professionals. With 60 wishes already being granted nationwide, we hosted a breakfast to share our successes and forge new partnerships.  We were especially honored to have famed designer Nicole Miller speak about how terminal illness has touched her life and her support for Wish Upon a Wedding.  If you’d like to donate to couples in need, please contact newyorkvolunteer@wishuponawedding.org.

Central Park

Charity Brunch

Charity Speaker

New York Charity Brunch

Photos courtesy of Alicia Swedenborg