Two years ago I was attending a Houston wedding vendor luncheon where Sasha Souza was speaking. She mentioned a new non-profit that was being formed called Wish Upon a Wedding, with the purpose of granting wedding wishes for couples facing terminal illness or special circumstances. I thought it was such an amazing concept, I signed up to be a Wish Granter then & there, on my phone, during lunch. Houston didn’t even have a chapter yet.
One year ago I was contacted by the Houston Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding and asked if I would be a Wish Granter for Alexis & Christian’s Wedding. OMG YES!!! I didn’t hesitate for even a second before I responded that I would be honored to be a part of making their wedding come true.
What an amazing day it was — and I am so grateful that Wish Upon a Wedding brought us all together, because they are some of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met. You may have seen them riding around town on their scooters, kissing whenever they come to a stop light. Cutest thing EVER! (You can see more of their engagement session here.)
Shortly after Alexis & Christian’s wedding, I saw that the Houston Chapter was looking for board members, and as I looked through the openings I knew which one was right for me. I signed up to be the Marketing Chair, and after being reviewed by the national and Houston level, I was offered & accepted the position in February of this year. Being on the inside, I’m more committed than ever to see this fabulous group go as far as possible!
If you or someone you know in Houston is facing a terminal illness or has a special circumstance which fits the criteria on the site, please apply for consideration of your wedding wish! There is an application process & it is then considered and reviewed. We need your help getting the word out that this exists for people! Wedding Wishes take all forms and sizes, and all of the details are on the Wish Upon a Wedding site.
If you’re a wedding vendor in the Houston area and would like to volunteer, there are opportunities to help with the various committees and board positions in the chapter and you are also welcome to apply to be a Wish Granter. We need you!
Last but not least, we have several fundraisers throughout the year to help defray costs for granting wishes, and this is where ALL of you come in! I’ll be announcing when all the details for the annual gala are ready, but this week you can join us for the Second Annual Tacky Wedding Pub Crawl – here in the Heights! Thursday, April 12th from 5:30-8:30pm we will be going from pub to pub on White Oak, dressed (or not) in our tacky wedding finest! It is going to be a GREAT time, and all the money goes to this amazing cause! Get your tickets HERE for $10/person if you book by 2pm on Thursday, and $20 at the door. Can’t WAIT to see you there!
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Christine, I would love to be involved in this even in just in a small way. Do you think that a small scrapbook album or a wall collage would be something that I could provide as a keepsake for the couples? I am currently working on something larger than my standard 12×12 collage that I think would be excellent for engagement or wedding photos. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!
Julie, that is so fabulous! I don’t know how they handle keepsakes like that; there is a team forming in Dallas now though (yay!) and I’m going to ask who you should talk to to get set up!
That is so wonderful! Thank you again!!!