Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding Gala - Ebell Club of LA

WUW Gala from Shade Tree Films on Vimeo.

What if you only had 3, 6 or 9 months to live? What if during that time, your wish was to be married to the person you love? What if I told you there is an organization that can grant that wish? Wish Upon A Wedding is a non-profit organization that does just that. They grant wedding wishes to couples facing terminal and life threatening illness, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.

Event Planning Committee: Gianna San Filippo, Christina Wright, Candace Bradley, Gloria McCune and Me! We had a blast planning this event together. Proud to call these ladies my friends.

I'm a member of the "Wish Upon A Wedding Event Planning Committe". Together with four other wedding coordinators (my friendly competition), we design, plan and coordinate events for the Southern California Chapter. In November, we hosted the first Southern California Wish Upon A Wedding Gala. The Gala was a fundraiser, and was a huge success. I was delighted to be selected to create the theme, design and decor. As a trained floral desingner, this is MY WORLD. The fact that we raised money for the organization makes me very proud. But, knowing that I played such an important role in the beauty of the event, was the cherry on top.

Every vendor that made the Gala so amazing, donated their time, talents and services. As you plan your wedding, take the time to consider their services. Here's the list:

Venue & Catering: The Ebell Club of Los Angeles 
Floral Decor: Tic Tock Couture Florals
Specialty Linens: Wildflower Linens
Specialty Chairs: Chameleon Chair and Classic Party Rentals
Rentals: Choura Events And Lounge Appeal
Lighting: Aspect Lighting
Champagne & Wine: Barefoot Winery
Ice Luges: Ice Bulb
Entertainment: Hey Mister DJ, Del Lago Trio, The Fabulous Esquires, The Hollywood Hotshots
Photography: Trista Lerit Photography and Tracy Kumono Photography
AV & Audio: John Goolsby of Godfather Films
Photo Booth: Shutter Booth
Cigar Roller: Cuban Rollers
Tuxedos: Friar Tux
Dessert Station: Vanilla Bake Shop
Emcee: Rev. Clint Hufft
Chocolate Fountain: Orange County Chocolate Fountains
Stationery: The Card Lady
Parking Attendants: Jeffrey Valet

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