Monday, I had the pleasure of attending a launch party for the Boston/New England chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding. In case you don’t know:
Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money or resources needed to plan their wedding.
The event was hosted by the Artists for Humanity Epicenter in South Boston (great venue, by the way) and featured several local vendors from music to lighting to sweet treats. Officially founded in January 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding takes care of all the wedding details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a special day surrounded by their closest family and friends. They don’t get money. The organization relies on the generosity of wedding and hospitality professionals to provide goods and services for the Wish Recipients.
The Boston/New England chapter has granted their first wish. Joanne, a breast cancer survivor, is battling stage 4 lung cancer with her fiancé Joe by her side. They shared their story at the party and will have their wedding planned by the fabulous ladies of Gracie Lou Events.
Of course, I signed up on site to be a Wish Granter and I can’t wait to participate in such a worthwhile cause.