Wish Upon a Wedding Announces Chicago Shining Stars 2014

The Chicago Board of Wish Upon a Wedding is honored to announce the 2014 Shining Star Recipients. These three people noted below are some of the most inspirational, motivational and giving event professionals in Chicago. This is our way to thank and pay tribute to those professionals who inspire others to engage in volunteer service by their demonstrated commitment and example.

The Shining Star Award Recipients for 2014 have shown an ongoing and substantial commitment to the community and have consistently exhibited honesty, integrity and the highest ethical standards in his or her profession.

This year’s Shining Star Recipients are:

Michelle Durpetti, Michelle Durpetti Events 

Nick Gerber, Gerber + Scarpelli 

Anthony Navarro, Liven It Up Events  & Stand Up for Equality 


At the Chicago Chapter Gala on Monday, Nov 3rd, these three individuals will be recognized by the Chicago Chapter Board at the Gala Celebration
The Fifth Annual Blissful Wishes Ball on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at the Chicago History Museum

6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner and Program and then Dancing until 11pm

Please note that dinner tickets are sold out but there is after party tickets available to attend from 8:30pm-11pm to dance to Larry King Orchestra and catch the end of the silent and live auction

Current Sponsors for this event are:

Chicago History Museum

The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc. 

Pure Kitchen Catering

Larry King Orchestra Live Music and Revelation Productions DJ

M&M, The Special Events Company

Halls Rental

Classic Party Rental

Pulp & Ink

Gerber Scarpelli Weddings

Shutterbooth Chicago

CS Brides 

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

Precision Sound and Lighting 

Maddiebird Bakery

Magnificent Events, Ltd. 


Lagunitas Brewing Company