Please join me in attending The Blissful Wishes Ball
A Gala Celebration to Benefit Wish Upon a Wedding
The Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco,CA
November 10, 2010 from 6:00 - 11:00 PM
This event is black tie optional, and includes an open bar, silent and live auctions, a three course dinner by some of San Francisco's finest caterers, great entertainment and an awards ceremony (for which I'm a nominee).
Wish Upon a Wedding is the world's first nonprofit wish granting organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.
Whether you are a bride or groom to be, a wedding industry professional, or you simply love the concept behind their mission... YOU can help make Wedding Wishes come true, while raising crucial funding needed to sustain this wonderful, new, nonprofit organization.
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- Seared Scallop Lollipops on bamboo skewers in a meyer lemon zabaglione garnished with snips of chive
- A Duxelle of Chanterelle, Portobello and Shiitake Mushrooms, scented with cognac, served on toasts of brioch
- Butternut Squash Soup scented with apple & ginger served in a soup sipper cup
- Soft Tacos filled with Pork Carnitas, topped with a salsa of tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, onions & limes, a ripe avocado guacamole, slices of radishes, a dusting of fresh cilantro
- Artisan lettuces with beet confetti, peppered quark and cider dressing
- Confited leg of Sonoma Duck with savory bread pudding, sautéed pea tendrils, dried cherry and grainy mustard scented poultry glaze.
- Butternut Squash Risotto creamy carnaroli rice with roasted squash, braised lacinato kale and aged balsamic vinegar.
- Fall Harvest Trio: Petit Apple Tart with cinnamon ice cream, Port Wine Flan with pear butter and roqueford crisp and Chestnut-Plum Beignet with chocolate cream
Top Gun Fighter Pilot Package
The Emmys plus Ritz Carlton Package
Trip for 2 to Hawaii
Rolling Stones signed Electric Guitar
Check out the auction online for many other exciting items, such as dinners in top-rated restaurants, entertainment, sporting events and popular autographed memorabilia. Every cent earned goes towards Wish Upon a Wedding and their mission to provide these heartfelt Wedding Wishes.
The Shining Star Award
The Wish Upon a Wedding Shining Star Award recognizes and honors the most inspirational, motivational, and giving wedding & hospitality industry professionals in each chapter's local area. Wish Upon a Wedding recognizes the valuable contributions these individuals are making in our community and hopes to encourage more people to get involved in their own communities. This is our way to thank and pay tribute to those professionals who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
The Northern CA board of Directors selected Stacie Tamaki (Hey that's me!), Rich Amooi, and Gustavo Fernandez as the three nominees for this esteemed award. They will all be honored and recognized at the upcoming Blissful Wishes Ball Gala on November the 10th in San Francisco. One of the three nominees will take home the Shining Star Award.
SPONSORS of the Blissful Wishes Ball
Julia Morgan Ballroom, Hartmann Studio, La Bocca Fina, Joshua Charles, 9 Catering, Today's Bride, La Tavola Linen, Sasha Souza Events, Flaxx Floral Design, The Laugh Box, Damion Hamilton Photographer, Orbie Pullen Photography
About Wish Upon a Wedding
Founded in January of 2010 by CA wedding planner, Liz Guthrie of San Jose Wedding Consultants, Wish Upon a Wedding was created to help couples who did not have the time, money, resources or strength to plan a wedding on their own, because of terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances. The organization now celebrates the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their dream wedding wishes. It is their goal that chosen recipients can inspire other couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength, while raising awareness for terminal illness.
Growing up with a sister who was deaf since birth, and raised by parents who ran a board and care home for people facing numerous disabilities and life hardships, Liz learned early on to value the many blessings in life, and the importance of helping others. Volunteering throughout her life for a variety of nonprofit organizations, Liz was looking for a way to combine weddings and community service.
After producing the San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway in 2009, a contest in which only one couple would be granted a dream wedding, Liz came up with a way to merge her two passions. While going through the process of giving the wedding "prize" to a woman suffering from stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Liz created Wish Upon a Wedding. Overnight, Liz decided to change wedding history, and the way we give, by launching a nonprofit organization that was totally unique and had never existed before.
Supported by industry leaders such as Sasha Souza, David Beahm, Stella Inserra, Jenny Orsini, Kevin Covey, Stacie Francombe, Sylvia Weinstock, Steve Kemble, Mindy Weiss, Mary Dann, and Ivy Robinson (to name just a few), the organization has experienced rapid growth and seen voracious acceptance throughout the country.
To date, eight couples have benefited from the generous work of Wish Upon a Wedding. Over 4,000 volunteers have signed up to become Wish Granters. Their facebook page has attracted over 10,000 fans.
None of this would be possible without public support.
If you would like to purchase a ticket to attend the Blissful Wishes Ball to support this great organization, see the evening's menu or would like to make a small or large donation please CLICK HERE.