Wish Upon A Wedding’s 5th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball in Los Angeles

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The 5th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball
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The Details Overview
The 5th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 6:00 PM
The Intercontinental Hotel,
Century City

2151 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Wish Upon a Wedding
Wish Upon A Wedding, 5th Annual Blissful Wishes Ball, presents Modern Love at The Intercontinental Hotel, Century City. A MUST ATTEND soiree for the wedding and event industries, and to the public! Get excited for the absolutely amazing silent & live auction items that include massages, private dinners, five star hotel accommodations, a private dinner with a Food Network Chef and more! RSVP today and support this outstanding charity as they announce the honorees for this year’s Shining Star Award!Watch this inspirational video to learn how Wish Upon A Wedding provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances.
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Terminally ill get dream weddings

Wish Upon a Wedding provides a day to remember for couples facing life-threatening illness.

Monica Richard has been a professional wedding planner for 16 years, but some ceremonies tug at her heart a little more than others. Especially when the officiant gets to that part about “in sickness and in health.”

As president of the Indiana chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding, Richard and other volunteers donate their time and talents to throw dream weddings for couples facing life-threatening illnesses.

Couples like Jenifer Doughman and Jeremy Smith, who were married last weekend while she awaits her second kidney transplant.

In a video on the nonprofit’s website, Doughman talks about the love of her life. “He feels like home. … That feeling of peace and happiness … and comfort. It just takes him wrapping his arms around me, and I actually don’t feel as sick as I am anymore.”

Everything from the venue and the caterer to the music and makeup is included in the wishes granted. And that takes money and in-kind donations from vendors.

On March 15, a fashion runway and bridal show at Community Life Center, 10612 E. Washington St., will help raise money for Wish Upon a Wedding.

The event, in partnership with IndyBride2B.com, will feature trends in bridal decor, fashion, food and entertainment. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Wish Upon a Wedding was founded in Santa Clara, Calif., in 2010. The Indiana chapter launched the next year and handles wishes from people in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Nationally, the group has granted 81 wishes; the Indiana chapter has granted six wishes for couples from Beech Grove, Fortville, Angola, Cincinnati and more.

“It’s a heart-wrenching process, and it happens very quickly,” Richard said, because of the serious illnesses involved. In fact, on two occasions, the groom or bride-to-be died before the wedding day, she said.

But another couple from Northern Indiana is celebrating three years of marriage and their second child after his cancer went into remission.

“To give a couple like that a wish and to see their beautiful family grow, it’s a beacon of light,” Richard said. “It’s important that we give these couples something beautiful and special.”

Couples can apply for a wedding wish at www.wishuponawedding.org. Donations also can be made on the site.

Call Star reporter Maureen Gilmer at (317) 444-6879. Follow her on Twitter: @MaureenCGilmer.

Bridal Show

When: Noon to 4 p.m. March 15.

Where: Community Life Center, 10612 E. Washington St.

Tickets: $10 (benefits Wish Upon a Wedding).

Contact:www.indybride2B.com, (317) 662-4933.

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Road Show: Seattle/Tacoma – April 2015

Hello Seattle/Tacoma Brides!

We are confirming details on our next Road Show in Seattle and Tacoma this April 2015.  If you are interested in learning more about our next event in this area once it’s booked, please fill out the form below and we’ll notify you once it’s booked.

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Ethical Bridal Gown Guide

Ethical Bridal Gown Guide

by In Tandum Fair Trade

~We made their list!!! ~

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Adele Wechsler

Adele Wechler’s Eco-Couture Collections are handcrafted in Canada under fair working conditions and make use of naturally dyed organic silks and hemp fabrics as well as remnants.
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Made)

Atelier Tammam

Founded by designer Lucy Tammam, Tammam is a London-based company. Committed to the environment their couture dresses use only sustainable, natural, recycled, vintage or vegetarian fabrics including peace silk. Gowns are ethically produced in the Indian state of Karnataka in the capital city of Bangalore in WFTO certified Fair Trade workshops.
(Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly)


The Bridal Garden

The Bridal Garden is a not for profit resale bridal boutique run by Geraldine Brower benefiting children’s charities in New York. They showcase stunning designer and couture wedding gowns at up to 75% off retail prices.
(Non-Profit, Eco-Friendly)

54 West 21st St., Suite 901, New York, NY



Brides for a Cause

Brides for a Cause is a commercial fundraiser for Wish Upon A Wedding, a non profit organization dedicated to granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering situations. Brides for a Cause collects and resells donated wedding dresses on behalf of Wish Upon A Wedding to help raise funds for the charity. Wish Upon A Wedding will receive 50% of the proceeds from reselling each wedding dress, giving them the funds they need to make weddings come true for deserving individuals.
(Non-Profit, Eco-Friendly)


Brides Against Breast Cancer

Find the gown of your dreams and bring support, education and hope to someone affected by cancer. Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sales continue to be important fund-raising events for Brides Against Breast Cancer. They offer name brand and designer wedding gowns as well as gently used donated gowns.
(Non-Profit, Eco-Friendly)

6279 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, FL

877-721-HOPE (4673)


Celia Grace

Celia Grace has a mission to provide brides with a gorgeous wedding dress that matches their values of human rights, environmental sustainability, and empowering women. Their wedding gowns are made by women’s cooperatives, fair trade producers, and refugees rebuilding their lives in the United States. Celia Grace provides their producers with safe, fair, and empowering work so that they can invest in themselves, their families, and their communities.
(Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly)

Store located in Amherst, MA


Deborah Lindquist

Deborah Lindquist Eco Fashion Brand is the premiere brand of unique environmentally conscious couture and ready-to-wear apparel. All of her designs are American made and her Green Bride Line uses hemp, linen, silk, and vintage fabrics.
(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA)


Encore Bridal

A consignment and resale bridal e-Boutique, Encore Bridal offers new, sample, and nearly-new couture. Encore offers eco-conscious and affordable bridal couture. Their collection includes dresses and bridal accessories from today’s most well known designers at 30-70% below retail. A percentage of the proceeds are donated to help cure cervical cancer and HPV.
(Eco-Friendly, Consignment)

1288 Columbus Ave. #133

San Francisco, CA



Kendal Leonard Designs

Kendal Leonard Designs uses organic cotton fabrics, ribbons, cording, thread, and recycled materials as well as low impact dyeing techniques to create wedding and bridesmaid gowns that flatter multiple body types. Kendal’s love of technique and product development provides the foundation for the creation of individual, quality products with a hands-on approach to each and every design.

(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA)



Martin McCrea

Martin McCrea’s unique collection of vintage inspired gowns are designed for a variety of uses, perfect for mother of the bride, bridesmaids, or any special occasion. All gowns are handmade in the Tucson, Arizona studio.
(Made in USA)

1950 East 17th Street, Tucson, AZ


Mill Crest Vintage

Mill Crest Vintage boutique offers handpicked, one of a kind wedding wear from the 19th and 20th Centuries, plus an on-site seamstress who makes alterations using only vintage materials.
(Eco-Friendly, Vintage)

72 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ


Ethical, handmade and vintage clothing by Finnish designer Minna Hepburn. Dresses are designed and made in London out of vintage and certified organic fabrics. Minna’s designs have been featured such publications as Vogue, Elle and Brides.
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Made)


Olivia Luca

Olivia Luca offers custom designs to brides, bridesmaids and flower girls. Through their online design studio brides can design their own dress, and select their bodice and skirt for a unique look. Olivia Luca offers silks and natural fibers, and is currently expanding their selection of sustainably produced fabrics which include fair trade and organic fabrics. All dresses are made in Portland, Oregon.
(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA, Some Fair Trade)


Pure Magnolia
Made in Canada with vintage laces, organic cotton, silk and reclaimed fabrics designer Patty Nayel creates unique and sustainable wedding gowns.
(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Made)

Sanyukta Shrestha

Based in England and originally from Nepal, award winning Sanyukta Shrestha creates beautiful, classic and vintage-inspired wedding gowns with eco-friendly fibers like organic cotton, silk, and bamboo. Reflecting her dedication to quality as well as her roots Shrestha works with artisans in Nepal and also sources from certified ethical and fair trade suppliers in England.
(Ethically Made, Eco-Friendly)

Solitary Pearl

Solitary Pearl creates gorgeous feminine wedding dresses from ethically sourced materials. Designer Christen Schneider has a passion to offer brides the perfect dress to help their personality shine brighter and even more beautifully. Their basic principles are be fair, be nice, and do exceptional work.

(Eco-Friendly, Ethically Sourced, Some Fair Trade, Made in USA)


Tara Lynn Bridal

Designer Tara Lynn creates one of a kind wedding gowns out of eco-friendly fabrics. Made in Vermont, each dress is hand-crafted to fit each unique bride’s shape and style. A great place to find fun, special dresses for your day.
(Eco-Friendly, USA Made)

Threadhead Creations

Since 1999, Threadhead Creations has offered high quality handcrafted clothing inspired by the natural world around us. Each dress is made by hand with great attention to detail. You may select an existing dress design or work with the designer to create a custom gown.
(Eco-Friendly, Made in USA)


Tradesy (Formerly Recycled Bride)

Tradesy is a free online marketplace for buying and selling wedding dresses, accessories, decor, and more.
(Eco Friendly)



Road Show: Sacramento – May 15-17, 2015

Hello Sacramento Brides!

We are confirming details on our next Road Show in Sacramento and it’s looking like we’ll be there on May 15-17 at Studio 817 in Sacramento! If you are interested in learning more about our next event in this area once it’s booked, please fill out the form below and we’ll notify you once it’s booked!

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