Our Wish Upon a Wedding Southern California 2015 Blissful Wishes Ball took place on March 25th at the Intercontinental Hotel Century City. With 150 guests in attendance, including National Board Members, President Ali Phillips, VP Lacy Branch, and Event Chair Ali Markman. The Intercontinental Ballroom looked beautiful with a Modern Love theme that included florals by Lotus and Lily, Peony and Plum, Doyle Borden, Flower Duet. The design was led by Jackie Combs of Lotus and Lily and included faux croc tables with mirrored tops by LM Event Productions, stunning damask linens by Elegant Designs Specialty Linens, and Chameleon Chairs by Classic Party Rentals. The room was stunning in pink and purple lighting.
Scott Cummings Music entertained guests during the cocktail hour and auction, while in the ballroom everyone grooved along with Thelma Houston and The Replicas. The live auction was lively with celebrity Food Network Chef Rahm Fama taking the stage and becoming a live auction item with a personalized cooking class and experience.
The most moving moment of the night was when four of our wish recipients took the podium to talk about their wedding experiences and how WUW has affected them. The couples were Ana and Mark, Tammy and Chris, Iran and Daymond, and Mikela and Aaron who had only married days before. Two of our recipients talked about their remission with Iran saying that she believed that it was all because of the hope that WUW gave her.
The recipients of this year’s Shining Star Awards were given to Retro Ranch, Friar Tux Shop, and Mon Amie Bridal Salon.
We would like to thank these amazing sponsors:
Special Guest Performer: Thelma Houston