On November 4, 2013, the Chicago wedding industry gathered at The Sculpture Garden Gallery at the Bridgeport Art Center to celebrate the Fourth Annual Blissful Wishes Ball benefiting Wish Upon a Wedding. It was a wonderful night of celebration as guests dined on delicious food by Pure Kitchen Catering and danced to amazing music by MFO Entertainment. So many vendors supported us throughout the year and especially on this night, and we could not be more grateful for this wonderful wedding community that we have in Chicago!
Thank you to Gerber Scarpelli Weddings for these beautiful photos! The event design was created by The Meetinghouse Companies with lighting by Precision Sound and Lighting and rentals by M&M The Special Events Company.
The Chicago Board of Wish Upon a Wedding works all year round to make weddings possible for local couples.
Monica & Deshawn were granted their wedding wish on 11/11/11. Monica loved Wish Upon a Wedding so much that she joined the Chicago Board in order to help other couples in need!
As always, our Auction was a hit as guests perused the expansive and unique list of items.
Bahar, another one of our past wish recipients (2nd from left) was also in attendance to help us celebrate.
Ali Phillips, Chicago Chapter and National Board President, shared her love with our emcee for the night, Larry King of MFO Entertainment.
This year, instead of selecting only one winner for the annual Shining Star Award, the Chicago Board decided that these six individuals were ALL deserving of the Award based on their commitment to giving. This year, we honored:
Rick Aguilar, Rick Aguilar Studios
Cheryl Bayma Brock, Shutterbooth
Deborah Borsum and Robert Sivek, The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.
Colin Falco, Pulp and Ink
Heather Vickery, Greatest Expectations, Inc.
A wonderful time was had by all! See you next year!
Thank you to the generous sponsors who made this event possible:
Sculpture Garden Gallery at the The Bridgeport Art Center & Venue Logic
The Meetinghouse Companies, Inc.
Pure Kitchen Catering
M&M, The Special Events Company
MFO Entertainment Group
Christina Currie Events
Glazed and Infused
Precision Sound and Lighting
Gerber Scarpelli Weddings
Windy City Linen
Lagunitas Brewing Company
The Slide Ride
Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores
Real Russian Vodka by Premiere Distillery