Posts Categorized: Local Chapters

  • A Love Story: Anne and Jon, Wish Upon a Wedding’s 100th Wish!

    Anne and Jon are set to wed October 23rd, 2016 as the Chicago Chapter grants Wish Upon a Wedding’s 100th wish!  Wish Upon a Wedding and the Chicago Chapter is pleased to announce that the organization’s 100th wish will be granted on October 23rd right here in Chicago, and we are truly honored to witness the… Read more »

  • Wish Upon a Wedding Announces 100th Wish and Chicago Fundraising Gala

    Our 100th Wish! Wish Upon a Wedding and the Chicago Chapter is pleased to announce that the organization’s 100th wish will be granted on October 23rd in Chicago, Illinois. This is truly a milestone for our charity that was founded in 2010 to be granting the 100th couple’s wish. Please follow us on social media… Read more »

  • Karen and Lonnie’s Wish Granted in Philadelphia

       On Sunday May 22, 2016, Lonnie and Karen’s Wish Upon a Wedding wish came true in Philadelphia at the esteemed Top of the Tower overlooking the couples’ beloved city. The bride, Karen, was positively glowing and the groom, Lonnie, beamed from within as they wed in front of their family and friends. Lonnie has been… Read more »

  • A Love Story: Tamara and Archie

    Tamara and Archie met through a friend at community college. Initially they were very shy, but the ice-breaker came through when Archie offered to drive Tamara to class. There were definite sparks and eventually they fell in love. During the 15 years of their relationship, life has definitely thrown major curve balls at them. At… Read more »

  • Mandy and Derek: A Love Story

    It all started with a smile. That’s why Mandy said she was drawn to Derek right off the bat. What kept her coming back? His heart: that he showed to her through his gift of music. Sounds like a simple, beautiful love story, but it is so much more. Mandy and Derek have endured challenges… Read more »

  • Debra and Charles Wedding Wish Granted in Las Vegas

    With sweeping views of the Las Vegas valley as their backdrop, a deserving couple got their wish to be married at last. Debray Ayala and Charles Trahan have been together for 25 years, but never formally tied the knot. Debra recently received news that her already-threatening breast cancer had accelerated to malignant neoplasm. After contacting… Read more »

  • NYC Valentine’s Masquerade Ball | Annual Gala

    The Wish Upon a Wedding New York Valentine’s Masquerade Ball this past February was an absolute success. Many generous supporters, sponsors, partners and Wish Granters united to create an unforgettable evening filled with love and support for Wish Upon a Wedding and all of our future Wishes. It’s truly exciting to see the Wish Upon… Read more »

  • National President, Ali Phillips Featured on Chicago Style Weddings Blog

    A big thank you to Chicago Style Weddings for the feature on our National President and founding Chicago Chapter President on their blog today. CSW: What does it feel like to grant a wish? Ali: The emotions and love that fill the room at a wedding wish make for the most heart-warming and loving moments of… Read more »

  • Betty and Angel: A New York City Love Story

    “Angel has impacted my life in so many ways. He came in a time when I really needed an ‘angel.’ He has showed me how to love and what love is supposed to be,” Betty stated. Betty and Angel met on a brisk fall evening in 2006 through Betty’s best friend and Angel’s cousin. After… Read more »

  • Karen and Lonnie: A Love Story

    “The first time I saw her I remember saying to one of my friends that she was going to be my wife”.  – Lonnie Karen and Lonnie ran in the same social circles about 16 years ago when they first met, living in the same neighborhood. The two were close friends, Lonnie even taught Karen… Read more »