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Blissful Wishes Ball Gala in Chicago, Illinois set for Tuesday, November 1st

Blissful Wishes Ball Gala in Chicago, Illinois set for Tuesday, November 1st

Only ten days away until the second annual Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball on Tuesday, November 1st at the Millennium Knickerbocker in Chicago.  It's not too late to get your tickets! Last year was a sold out crowd and what a night it was! This year is going to have a "MOD" theme so think black and white and Austin Powers! Yeah Baby! I hope to see you there!

In Memory of Beth Cortina

In Memory of Beth Cortina

As many of my followers know, Beth Burton Cortina passed away peacefully with her dear and loving husband, Nick, and her so by her side on Thursday morning. Beth fought a battle with urachal adenocarcinoma since January 2009. On April 18th, 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding was able to grant Nick and Beth's wedding wish and they celebrated with 50 family and friends at Giovann's, their favorite restaurant in Joliet, Illinois. The Chicago Wish Upon a Wedding Board and many wish granters of Wish Upon a Wedding pulled together, donated their time and services and created the most magical day for Beth and Nick where cancer and sickness and doctors were not part of the day.

Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball

Blissful Wishes from I Do Films on Vimeo.

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.

Nick and Bahars Fall Wedding at The Nature Museum

Nick and Bahars Fall Wedding at The Nature Museum

Nick and Bahar are the Chicago Chapter of Wish Upon a Weddings third wish recipient and they were married yesterday at the gorgeous Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. 

Debra and Wally, Chicago's Second Wish Upon a Wedding Couple

Debra and Wally, Chicago's Second Wish Upon a Wedding Couple

Yesterday in Chicago was a very special day for Debbi and Wally. Debbi and Wally renewed their marriage vows and are the second Chicago Wish Upon a Wedding wish recipient. Debbi and Wally's story is very inspiring and Debbi and Wally are not letting the stress of the chemotherapy get them down. They stay positive and happy and had a wonderful day celebrating with their family and friends. 

Blissful Wishes Ball-Chicago, Illinois

Blissful Wishes Ball-Chicago, Illinois

I am super excited to let everyone know that tickets are now on sale for the Blissful Wishes Ball for Wish Upon a Wedding. This Black Tie Welcome event will be held on Monday, November 1st at 6pm at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. We would like to invite everyone to attend this wonderful Gala event to raise critical funds for Wish Upon a Wedding. 

Wish Upon a Wedding New Mission

Wish Upon a Wedding New Mission

Six-month old nonprofit organization Wish Upon a Wedding announced last week that it will broaden its scope of services, in order to assist more couples in need. Although its primary focus continues to provide weddings for terminally ill individuals regardless of sexual orientation, the organization will soon help those faced with other personal burdens, such as serious emotional, physical or other debilitating issues.

Wish Upon A Wedding Auction and Gala

Wish Upon A Wedding Auction and Gala

I am the Chicago President for Wish Upon a Wedding, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization started last year in the San Francisco Bay Area which by January 2011 will boast 25 chapters Nationwide. Wish Upon a Wedding provides weddings for couples faced with terminal illness regardless of sexual orientation at any of our National chapters. Each chapter has its own board of directors lead by the most trendsetting, committed, business minded people in the wedding industry. I'm proud to introduce to you an amazing way for you to give back to these courageous couples and allow healthy couples to secure your services for their own wedding.

Wish Upon a Wedding Chicago Chapters First Wish Granted- Beth and Nick

Two very special people got married on Sunday, April 18th. Beth and Nick were Wish Upon a Wedding Chicago Chapter's first wedding wish recipient. Beth is currently battling urachal adenocarcinoma. But she and Nick still wanted to get married and Wish Upon a Wedding was there to grant that wish. Their love story is so sweet and their wedding day was magical. Beth loves cherry branches and that was weaved into the wedding cake, her invitations and her menu cars. Amy Crum from Blumen created the most gorgeous flowers of cherry branches, peonies, lilacs and roses. Guests enjoyed a lunch of grilled filet, homemade cavatelli pasta and chicken in a white wine sauce. Later, Beth and Nick took to the dance floor and danced their first dance to "Truly, Madly, Deeply" by Savage Garden. 

First Wish Upon a Wedding Wish Granted in Chicago This Week

First Wish Upon a Wedding Wish Granted in Chicago This Week

This week a wonderful wedding will happen in Chicago on Sunday, April 18th for Beth and Nick. Beth and Nick are Wish Upon a Wedding Chicago Chapter's first wedding wish recipient. Wish Upon a Wedding is America's first wedding wish granting organization.

Wish Upon a Wedding Chicago Launch Event

Wish Upon a Wedding Chicago Launch Event

Last week, on Wednesday, March 24th, 250 event professionals gathered together at the Ravenswood Event Center for a party to Celebrate the Launch of Wish Upon a Wedding in Chicago. Wish Upon a Wedding is America's first nonprofit wedding wish granting organization. Wish Upon a Wedding with grant weddings and civil unions to couples across the United States facing a terminal illness. 

Wish Upon a Wedding-Chicgao Chapter's Launch Event

Wish Upon a Wedding-Chicgao Chapter's Launch Event

Please join us at our Wish Upon a Wedding Chicago Chapter Launch Party on Wednesday, March 24th, at 6pm at Ravenswood Event Center. Chicago is fortunate to have some of the best wedding professionals in the country and some of the most giving people. We hope you will joins us on March 24th to learn how wonderful this cause is and how you can get involved. Please RSVP for this wonderful event at this link. 

Wish Upon A Wedding-America's only wedding wish granting organization

Wish Upon A Wedding-America's only wedding wish granting organization

I am very honored to share with my loyal readers information about a new organization I have become a part of.  It is called Wish Upon a Wedding and is America's only wedding wish granting organization. Wish Upon a Wedding produces weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations across the United States for individuals facing terminal illness.  On February 14th, couples residing and wishing to get married within 300 miles of Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando and New York are eligible to apply for weddings. Please check at the link here for information on how to apply.