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Weddings For Warriors

What a wonderful way to say THANK YOU to our troops!!

I am writing this post with immense gratitude to all the organizations that came together for Weddings for Warriors on Veteran’s Day in Savannah Ga. This was an event, spearheaded by the Savannah Weddings and Tourism Council, to provide free wedding ceremonies to active duty military.

And as part of their ongoing partnership with Operation Homefront designer Alfred Angelo donated the beautiful bridal gowns for the event. Now I’m not sure if any of you know this but I was active duty Air force for eight years so I speak from experience. And I am pretty certain the service women (although, wear their uniform with great pride) didn’t mind trading it in for a little while to wear one of your beautiful gowns. So special thanks to Alfred Angelo because I am sure you helped create some “pretty” amazing memories.

And in addition Alfred Angelo announced a Military Discount for service women and brides of service men in June 2009. Military brides will be offered a 15% discount on any Alfred Angelo bridal gown purchased at an Alfred Angelo-owned flagship bridal store. As an extra bonus, military brides can also take advantage of $25 off bridesmaid gowns at the time of their bridal gown purchase. A valid military ID is necessary for all purchases.

If you didn’t already know, Our Wedding Plus also provides free wedding websites to all military personnel.

We owe ALL who participated a big thank you for giving back to people who sacrifice so much.

Let’s Eat Cake and Help a Good Cause!

Let’s Eat Cake

What better reason to eat cake than to help St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital provide medical care to kids in need! 

Let’s Eat Cake!  is a wedding cake competition to benefit St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Melissa over at Masterpiece Weddings is putting together this big event in order to raise a minimum of $50,000.  She’s putting together a cast of celebrity judges to judge cakes from the best pastry chefs in the Southeast US. 

How can you get involved?

You can become a sponsor by donating money or products.  See how on the Let’s Eat Cake website!

 You can attend if your in the Gainesville Florida area on February 17, 2009, also checkout the website for details!

Don’t Miss this Golden Opportunity!

Here’s a Golden Opportunity to make a purchase of some beautiful golden earrings and at the same time help impoverished children around the world. Rebecca Dotson over at the Bridal Jewelry Blog is running a fundraiser to help the Through Their Eyes Campaign being run by wedding photographer David Hessemer. She has specially designed this special pair of earrings she’s named “Golden Opportunity” of which 50% of the proceeds will go be donated to the campaign.

The goal of the Through Their Eyes Campaign is to raise awareness of world hunger and poverty as well as raise funds to provide material support as well. The first focus of the campaign will be Kenya. To find out how to get those earrings checkout Bridal Jewelry Blog

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An Easy Way to Help a Great Cause

Hi everyone, I wanted to start the week by spreading the word about how we in the wedding community can support a great cause, helping breast cancer patients and their families. The Making Memories Foundation has an ongoing fund-raising event called Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Brides Against Breast Cancer raises funds through the sale of donated wedding dresses at over 32 shows around the United States each year. Sales are made up of dresses donated by newly married brides, as well as brand new dresses donated by manufacturers and designers. These dresses are then sold at a big discount over their retail price.

Those who donate get a tax deduction, brides-to-be get a great discount on their dress, and breast cancer patients and their families get the support they need.

The mission statement of the Making Memories Foundation is:

“To provide an opportunity for metastatic breast cancer patients’ dream or wish to be fulfilled by providing a special time of ‘Making Memories’ together with their families, a chance that might not have become a reality without the assistance of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.”

“To advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the vast resources and support available to breast cancer patients and their families.”

There are more ways to help this great cause than donating or buying a dress through their sales events. To find out how you can help, checkout the Brides Against Breast Cancer website. There you will also find a schedule of their gown sales events around the country.

See you tomorrow!

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