Monday, June 21, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding: Granting wishes to couples facing terminal illness

Hey Lovelies,

Sorry it has been a while since our last post but we've been busy building our business. I wanted to take a time out to inform everyone about an amazing non-profit foundation called Wish Upon a Wedding. I, Crystal, was recently honored as Marketing Chair of Wish Upon a Wedding, Houston Chapter. Please take a moment to read the press release below and we would love for you to come out to the Wish Upon a Wedding Houston Launch Party on June 30th!

June 2, 2010

Contact Information:
Wish Upon a Wedding - Houston
Heather Hamilton-Sims, President
Tel: 713-443-2588 ext 250

Wish Upon a Wedding Launches in Houston, Texas

Non-Profit Grants Dream Weddings to Couples Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses

HOUSTON, TEXAS - Wish Upon a Wedding, a new non-profit organization, dedicated to granting weddings and civil union ceremonies to couples facing life-threatening illnesses, has officially launched in Houston, Texas in June 2010. Wish Upon a Wedding Houston will produce weddings & civil union ceremonies for individuals facing terminal illness residing in or wishing to get married within 300 miles of the Houston Metropolitan area. Couples must be over the age of 18, unmarried, legal citizens of the United States, where at least one individual has been diagnosed with having less than three years to live.

Founder Liz Guthrie of San Jose Wedding Consultants explains, “By giving the gift of a dream wedding, we will grant some of the most intimate moments of these people’s lives, and help them share these memories with their closest friends and family members.”

Industry leaders who have joined the cause so far, by leading chapters across the country, include renowned wedding planners Sasha Souza (Founding President), Ivy Robinson, Elisa Delgardio, and Kevin Covey. The Board of Directors for Wish Upon a Wedding Houston is comprised of established professionals, in their respective industries, that have been tasked to work with and for the Houston community to assist people facing such situations to find their own sense of strength and hope. The Wish Upon a Wedding Houston board members are:

Heather Hamilton-Sims, President
Simply Jubilee Events, Inc.

Mia Monroe, Vice President
Independent Planner

Kelly Balfour, Event Planning Chair
Eventology Weddings

Sabrina Patrick, Fundraising Chair
Chic Soiree

Crystal Milton, Marketing Chair
Professional Socialites, LLC

Seresa Carpenter, Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair
Simply Jubilee Events, Inc.

Samantha Darr, Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair
soireebliss! events, LLC

Angela Spears, Medical Outreach Chair
A Medical/Legal Entity

Elizabeth Hamburg, Secretary
Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel

Jamila Willis, Treasurer
Invesco Aim Distributors, Inc.

Wish Upon a Wedding Houston is looking for Wish Granters—regional volunteers—to provide all the goods and services required to produce a wedding from concept to finale. If interested in becoming a Wish Granter, please visit the website and fill out the wish granter form. If interested in learning more about how to help and to make a contribution to Wish Upon a Wedding, visit

About Wish Upon a Wedding

Wish Upon a Wedding is dedicated to granting weddings and/or civil union ceremonies at destinations across North America to couples who are facing terminal illness. The foundation was created to celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their dream wedding wishes. The hope is that chosen recipients can inspire other couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength. Wish Upon a Wedding is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

***Note: Position filled after press release

Radhika Day, Public Relations/ Media Chair
Weddings in Houston

Once again, please support this amazing foundation and we'll talk to you soon!



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