Get Hitched, Give Hope

I am so excited and honored to attend this amazing event on Thursday night. Get Hitched, Give Hope is a non-profit organization that organizes a yearly celebration for brides to bet on wedding goods, where all donations go a selected charity. This year the event will benefit The Dream Foundation and hope to raise $75,000 to grant wishes for terminally-ill patients and their families. So far donations have sent families to Hawaii, Key West and Disney World for one last family vacation.

About The Dream Foundation: Dream Foundation, founded in Santa Barbara in 1994 by Thomas Rollerson, is the first national wish granting organization for adults suffering life-threatening illness. The mission of the Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling life-threatening illness. Dream Foundation helps adults find peace and closure with the realization of a final wish.

This event works of 100% of volunteer behind-the-scene work and donations to maximize proceeds to the chosen charity.

Want to get involved? Yes! Here’s the nitty gritty information:

WHAT: Get Hitched Give Hope Gala & Auction www.gethitchedgivehope.com (obviously you already know if you’ve read this far)

WHEN: The evening of October 27, 2011

WHERE: The fabulous Four Seasons Hotel Seattle (SO SWANKY!!)

WHO: Seattle’s hottest and most giving weddings pros and YOU! And me!!

WHY: To get gorgeous goods for your wedding while giving back.

HOW: Buy your tickets online at http://www.gethitchedgivehope.com/the-event/buy-tickets/ (today’s the last day!) You can also buy at the door

TICKET INFORMATION

“I’m a Minimalist”
Gets you in the front door – $35.

“I’m a Groupie”
Gets you in the front door and you’ll have a fuzzy feeling for donating a smidge more – $50.

“I’m a Giver”
Gets you in the front door with a fabulous tote full to the brim with rad swag – $75.

“I’m a Saint”
Gets you in the front door with a fabulous tote full to the brim with rad swag and a really fuzzy feeling! – $125.

SOOOO you’re interested? Have I convinced you to not watch Grey’s Anatomy and come to the Four Seasons? Great! Can’t wait to see you there! Look forward to more information today and tomorrow about the event. I hope to see you all there all dressed up for a great cause.

Strut in Signature Style with Andrea Ward

Next week Eastside Fashion and I will be featured on Andrea Ward’s show Strut in Signature Style. I am a little nervous and hope I sound okay on the radio! Sometimes I day-dream that I could be a radio host and have an awesome voice like Alan Rickman or Morgan Freeman…but the female version.

Rebecca (from Eastside Fashion) and I will be speaking about fashion on the Eastside. And I’ll be putting a little something together for the show on bridal fashion. If there’s anything you want me to talk about, feel free to give me suggestions either as a comment or email: ireallylikeweddings {at} gmail {dot} com

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Flowers from Fatima

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I think one of my favorite thing about weddings is seeing a couple work together to create their wedding day. I love the unique little details and seeing their personalities shine. Today after brunch I ran into a wedding party (on a Wednesday, I know, but it was probably really cheap) and saw the bride. She had a bouquet of pink calla lillys and feathers and a hair piece made out of the same flowers. I loved that she wasn’t afraid to boost up her bridal look with a vibrant color and some flare.

Fatima Spencer, owner of Flowers from Fatima, creates gorgeous floral hairpieces. Here’s a few of my favorites:

And this unique veil:

I remember when I was in my cousin’s wedding (I was as cute flower girl) when I was little she gave me a set of floral bobby pins to put in my hair. My mom made an appointment for me at our hair salon and my hairdresser braided my hair all fancy and placed the pins in my hair. I felt so special and have even kept the pins so maybe one day my future flower girl can wear them as well. I think Fatima’s floral hair pieces are a great extra something for a bride or her bridal party. As much as I love flowers I always hate how short of a lifespan they have once you cut them. But with these floral hairpieces, you can wear them more than once! Love.

A few words from Fatima

My business was the product of a childhood dream. When I was younger, I planted flowers throughout my neighborhood, alongside my mother, father, brothers, and sisters. Our goal was to transform our neighborhood into an absolute paradise and we did. I could not help but fall in love with these beautiful and delicate flowers. They say that flowers leave their perfume in the hands of those that touch them. I PLUCKED them and wore them in my hair, but no longer could their beauty be retained just the same. I sought new ways to carry the energy of Mother Nature and began to design silk flower accessories for my own wardrobe. It was thanks to my older brother who actually encouraged me to create a boutique to share my inspiration with others.

I am inspired daily by Mother Nature, herself. My pieces are more realistic in appearance. And so, I get ideas from simply observing the gifts of Nature

I asked, “what trends do you see with wedding head pieces?”

Wedding head pieces always seem to follow a classic trend, which is the traditional white silk flowers or headbands decorated with modest white flowers. This is a style that never fades. However, this past summer was such a surprise! (Summer weddings are always fun). Bright colors were DEFINITELY in and usually always are, during the summer. There were all types of styles being worn for summer weddings, ranging from bold sunflowers to chartreuse daffodils.

And my FAVORITE question: What do you really like about weddings
What’s not to enjoy when it comes to the ceremony of love? Weddings are a beautiful outward display of love. It feels good to witness such beauty. However, one other element of wedding that I TRULY like about weddings is the decor. Being a floral designer, I have such an eye for wedding designing and fashion. It’s what I do and I love it!

 

Please visit Fatima’s Etsy shop here to see more of her designs, she is a very talented young woman!