Save-the-Date for "Get Hitched, Give Hope"

Announcing Seattle’s Premier Bridal Giving Event – “Get Hitched, Give Hope”

I am honored to announce some exciting news about an incredible bridal charity event that myself and 5 other fabulous wedding professionals are planning!

We’ve decided to throw a really big, swanky-cool party; the kind that gives you an excuse to buy new shoes. We’ll have lovely libations and amazing appetizers. We’ll have raffles, auctions, and jellybeans. LOTS of jellybeans!

Get Hitched, Give Hope, will be Seattle’s first bridal charity event of its kind, to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer while also while also giving brides fabulous resources to Seattle’s top wedding vendors in a special evening. The charity we are sponsoring is the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation which has a wonderful mission to support breast cancer patients and their families through granting wishes and raising awareness of the disease.

Get Hitched, Give Hope has been formed by a group of passionate women in the Seattle wedding industry (myself, Laurel McConnell, Michelle Loretta, Michelle Engvall, Barbie Hull & Eliza Truitt). Here are all the details:

When: Thursday, October 23rd, 2008. Here is a sneak peak of the evening’s timeline:

  • 5-6 pm Industry-Only Cocktail Hour: Fellow wedding industry professionals and members of the media are invited to join us early for an industry-only cocktail hour. Bring your checkbooks and your generous hearts for a special hour of networking, giving, and a preview of our fabulous venue with participating vendors!
  • 6-9 pm Silent Auction, Raffles, and Bridal Exhibition: Brides, grooms, and guests are invited to sip cocktails, sample great food, take a look at the fabulous venue, bid on gorgeous goods through the silent auction, and meet our favorite vendors.
  • 9-10 pm Closing Treats: Pick up the goods you’ve bid on, and stick around for another glass of wine and our final treats of the evening!
Why: It can take $4000 to grant one wish for a small family of 4, let’s grant 12!! Our goal is to raise $50,000 to grant wishes for stage IV breast cancer patients and their families.
Through projects like Brides Against Breast Cancer, The Pink Envelope Project, and Kate Aspen Favors, The Making Memories Foundation creates the ability to grant personal wishes to patients in their last year. Read more about them and why we chose them to receive 100% of our net proceeds HERE. Proceeds from ticket sales, vendors’ donations, and of course all funds raised through the auction will benefit this incredible Foundation.
Where: We are incredibly excited to announce that our event will be held at the Arctic Club Hotel in downtown Seattle. As one of Seattle’s newest venues, the unparalleled beauty of the historic Dome Room is the perfect setting for our debut event.

Who: Sponsors currently include The Arctic Club Hotel, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Seattle Bride Metropolitan Bride & Groom and a host of many more top wedding industry professionals! For a sneak peek of some of the participating vendors, click HERE.

Please join us to toast to this wonderful cause that celebrates life and love and the fabulous spirit of giving! It’s an evening not to be missed, where the most stylish way to give is to get!

Visit for more info and to purchase your tickets now! Hurry as tickets are limited!