Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball

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I am "tickled turquoise about the Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball that took place in Chicago on Monday, November 1st at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. The Chicago Board of Wish Upon a Wedding is pleased to announced we raised $35,000! What an amazing night of wedding and soecial events industry people getting together to have fun, celebrate the end of wedding season and raise money and awareness for a great cause.

Our hosts for the evening were Dana Kozlov from CBS2 Chicago and Dan Bernstein from Boers and the Bears on The Score. They did an amazing job telling the story of Wish Upon a Wedding's history. Dana was there at our first wish of Beth and Nick to cover it for CBS as well. Dana said to me, "I was as honored to co-host the first Wish Upon a Wedding Gala as I was to cover the chapter's first wedding. The Gala was a fabulous way to ensure the chapter's wishes continue.

I would like to thank our sponsors. Without them, this amazing event would not have been possible. Our Gala Sponsors are below. 

Signature Sponsor

The Meetinghouse Companies
Larry King Orchestra

Presenting Sponsor

BBJ Linen
Classic Party Rentals
Millenium Knickerbocker Hotel
Viceroy Anguilla

Premiere Sponsor

Frost Lighting
Gerber + Scarpelli
I Do Films
Sears Home Appliance Showroom-Whirlpool
Tablescapes

Honored Sponsor

Amy’s Orchids
Chicago Cubs
CS Brides
Erickson Design
More Cupcakes
Nancy and Daniel O’Connell
Sarah’s Pastries & Candies
Shutterbooth

Benefactor
Bull & Bear
Katherine Anne Confections
Ben Mahoney
Toyota

An attendee, Mary Nisi of Toast and Jam DJ's said,  “This was far and away the event of the season -- wedding vendor prom! Except instead of balloon arches and chaperones, there was a champagne march and filet mignon! It was awesome to see all the best wedding folks in Chicago dressed to the nines and ready to get their dance on. And the fact that it was for a fantastic cause made the evening all the more memorable. Can't wait for next year!!”

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And thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped us during set up, during the Gala and during the take down of the event. Thank you for volunteering your time to help us.  

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STAY TUNED! We are currently setting the date for the 2011 Gala so will be announcing that soon. Also, get out your calendars for the Spring Fling we are going to have in May.

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