Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GIVING BACK: Wish Upon A Wedding!

In January 2010 a group of wedding and business entrepreneurs founded America’s FIRST nonprofit wedding wish granting organization.  The purpose of WISH UPON A WEDDING is to produce weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations across the United States for individuals facing terminal illness, regardless of sexual orientation.

Wish Upon a Wedding already has twenty chapters nationwide in cities such as New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, Houston and many others  The chapters are headed by some of the industry’s most renowned leaders, including Kevin Covey here in Southern California.  Local branches will be open soon in Colorado, Arizona, Portland, Miami, St. Louis, Ohio and Nevada.

To qualify for Wedding Wishes, applicants must be unmarried, legal citizens of the United States, over the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with less than three years to live.

There are three wedding types a couple may apply for: URGENT (Up to 10 guests, in hospital or at bedside); BOUTIQUE (up to 25 guests, in home town of applicant); ROMANTIC (Up to 50 guests, at any WUW destination).  Couples may simply apply online

SPECIAL NOTE TO WEDDING VENDORS:  Wish Granters are needed in all locations. Please apply online today to start helping us make Wedding Wishes come true!  

Follow them on the Twitt'r: @wishuponwedding

Below: WUW's first couple, Florence and Micahle! 

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