Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weddings and Wishes


Since I got engaged, my eyes have been opened to a whole new world (cue Aladdin soundtrack) that I had no idea existed. Sure, I've been to wedding expos and bridal boutiques, and I've definitely flipped through my fair share of wedding magazines in the past, but now that I'm actually getting married, it's like I've been given a key to some secret underground society or something. I get e-mails about sample sales, trunk shows, and even meetups with other local brides.

Frankly, I have zero interest in most of that stuff. I think the wedding industry is (for the most part) a complete racket in which I don't really care to participate. But one of my favorite things about Seattle is that the community cares about great causes and does an incredible job of supporting those causes.


Get Hitched, Give Hope is one of those causes. GHGH is an organization that grants wishes to people with terminal illnesses. Money is raised by auctioning a huge array of wedding goods & services, donated by local vendors. In an industry that generally seems to be all about making money, it is incredibly refreshing to see that's not always the case. Knowing that so many local wedding vendors are giving back to our community warms my heart!

GHGH puts on a large event each year that allows local brides-to-be to bid on their favorite wedding items. The event is held at the Four Seasons in Seattle, and this year the charities that are being supported are The Dream Foundation and the Young Survival Coalition of Seattle. All proceeds from the event will go toward these organizations.


The event this year is on October 27th (which also happens to be my birthday!) and I'm thrilled about it. It looks like such a beautiful, classy, elegant evening and it's all for a good cause.



The goal this year is to raise $75,000 to grant wishes to patients, so if you're planning a wedding in the Seattle area, check out the GHGH website. Tickets went on sale this week and you can also find donor and volunteer information there. Or follow GHGH on Twitter.

All photos by La Vie Photography

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post Stephanie! GHGH is such a great cause :)

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  2. That sounds like such a wonderful event!!

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  3. um, I love this!!! Good for you. Way to blend the necessary evil of spending money on your wedding and charity. I really am impressed by this. On top of that, it sounds like a fun night even if it weren't charitable! Double score.

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  4. how neat! i've definitely only been exposed to the MONEY MONEY CONSUMER FRENZY side of the wedding industry... it's good to know there are orgs like this out there :)

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  5. That's great! I'll have to repost. Will have to check it out too!

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  6. Now, that is one evening that is definitely worth getting glammed up for - what a great cause!

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  7. That's a fantastic idea for a wedding event! And what a great way to spend your birthday :)

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