{Guest Blogger Radhika Day, Publisher of Weddings in Houston Magazine, Recaps the Houston Wish Upon a Wedding Launch}

All Photos: Monkey Tree Photography

Thursday, June 30, the Houston chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding had its official launch. I am one of the board members of this fabulous organization, and so proud to be involved.

If you’re not familiar with it, Wish Upon a Wedding is the nation’s very first nonprofit charitable organization set up to produce weddings, at destinations across the United States, for couples facing a life-threatening illness. Its unique mission makes Wish Upon a Wedding the world’s first nonprofit wedding-wish-granting organization. It’s also quickly becoming the wedding industry’s charity of choice.

Attended by more than 150 Houston wedding industry professionals and brides, the launch reception, generously underwritten by the Westin Galleria and overseen by catering director Adam Rineer took place in the hotel’s Monarch Ballroom, with its beautiful views of the city. The talented Rob Smith and staff of Events in Bloom decorated the space stunningly with stylish lounge furniture. Guests enjoyed the impressive buffet and desserts prepared by the Westin chefs, along with sinfully delicious miniature wedding-cake truffles from Cakes by Gina. Both,  I personally and everyone on the board of Wish Upon A Wedding are so grateful to the wonderful Houston wedding professionals who donated their time and services to make the evening a success.

Houston chapter president Heather Hamilton-Sims of Simply Jubilee Events shared the vision and objective of Wish Upon a Wedding, and the accompanying video clips left not a dry eye in the room.

By the end of the evening attendees could not wait to volunteer their services and time as wish grantors for this most worthy cause, which provides weddings for couples in need regardless of sexual orientation. Houston brides, here is an opportunity to share your good fortune with someone a lot less fortunate who wants nothing more than to be married….just like you. As President Hamilton-Sims put it, most of us are planning weddings and events one, or maybe two or three years from now, but for these couples facing a life-threatening illness that time line does not exist.

So how can you help?

Watch this short video clip to see just what Wish Upon a Wedding has done and visit Wish Upon a Wedding. To donate your services, please sign on as a Wish Grantor. Blog about it. Talk about it. Become a Facebook fan and follow Wish Upon a Wedding on Twitter. In lieu of favors at your wedding, please consider making a donation to Wish Upon a Wedding and spread the joy. 
But most of all, just GIVE.

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  3. Love the pictures. What an interesting use of colour. Kudos to the photographer, decorators and the chef

  4. Pam says:

    The idea of a Wish Upon A Wedding is a GREAT! Idea. We are the 4th largest city in the united states and we have a great number of wedding and event specialist that can make these dreams turn into reality. The idea that we are so blessed to work in this industry with such great people is a plus. I’m so excited that this is something that not only we can get involved in but, we can get our clients involved in. I just told one of my clients about the organization and she works in the medical center and wants to help volunteer! So,it’s up to us to get the word out. So, tell your clients!!!!

  5. We are honored to be a part of Wish Upon A Wedding. Li’l Inspirations was selected as Wish Upon A Wedding ‘official gift’ – custom made wedding handkerchiefs with the WUW logo – and personalized for the couples very special day.

    See more of the ‘official gift’ at the WUW facebook page http://www.facebook.com/WishUponAWedding and the Li’l Inspirations website at http://www.lil-inspirations.com

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