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Southern California Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding's Blissful Wishes Ball
11/04/2010 - By Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding's Blissful Wishes Ball

Officially launched by Liz Guthrie in January of 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing weddings and vow renewals for individuals.

The organization focuses on individuals facing a life-threatening illness and other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. We are able to grant some of the most intimate and heartfelt wishes of these people’s lives, and help them share this important day with close family members. Our foundation was created to celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their dream wedding wishes. Our hope is that chosen recipients can inspire others couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength. We currently have 16 chapters available to grant wishes, all across the United States, with more opening throughout 2011.

The Southern California chapter, who launched in April 2010, hosted their Blissful Wishes Ball in conjunction with other chapters during a week of nationwide celebrations. Held at the Ebell of Los Angeles on November 4, 2010 just days after having granted their chapter’s first wedding wish, over 20 sponsoring Southern California vendors and 200 guests dined, danced and honored Lydia Yeung of Ever Ours Blog, Youngsong Martin of Wildflower Linens, and Angel Monico of Fusion Linens as our industry Shining Stars. Chapter President, Kevin Covey, announced that attendees contributed just over $19,000 of crucial funding needed to grant these very special wedding wishes.

Bid Your Wish for Wedded, an online and live silent auction event taking place in 46 cities across the country that coincided with the Galas, will remain open until November 30th. You can plan your wedding from virtually any major city in the United States, hiring the top wedding vendors in the industry and knowing that the money you spend is helping us grant someone who is wishing upon a wedding.

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