Friday, February 4, 2011

Wish Upon A Wedding-Houston's Blissful Wishes Ball

The Wish Upon a Wedding - Houston chapter's first Blissful Wishes Ball was held this fall at the Magnolia Hotel downtown.  You can see all the fantastic sponsors on the first image, and then in the rest.. how beautifully the event came together!  The Gala Chair, Kelly Balfour of Eventology Weddings, really helped pull together an incredible event.

If you aren't familiar, Wish Upon a Wedding is an organization that grants wedding "wishes" to people with terminal illness diagnoses, and couples going through other special circumstances.  Since the Blissful Wishes Ball, I've accepted the position of Medical Outreach Chair with Houston's chapter-- meaning it's my job to help our medical community understand more about what the organization does, identify possible wish recipients, and basically get the word out!

Florals were provided by Events in Bloom

Avalon Music!

Some of the silent auction items included this signed Eric Clapton print, and an autographed portrait of the cast of "Sex and the City".

The Funky Monkey Photobooth was on hand for entertainment!

Cher Gray and her crew from OnsiteSitters provided child care during the event!  Lots of fun things for all the little ones to do while their parents partied : )

Brenda + Roel's Wedding

Brenda and Roel were married at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with a reception following at Bay Oaks Country Club.

There were smiles, smiles, smiles all around with this couple! With large families on both sides (who welcomed me right in), it was a big celebration as this handsome fireman and beautiful cardiologist tied the knot.

At the reception, one of the musicians from Divisi Strings jumped up and joined in with Mariachi Vargas! It was a sight to see, and pretty great entertainment for all. Brenda & Roel had chosen a collection of popular music for the strings to play, and I was briefly reminded of "The Wedding Singer" when they performed "Don't Stop Believin'!" After dinner when Divisi was performing their last song in anticipation of PRP Entertainment's party music for dancing... they played along with the first song! It was grrrreat and everyone enjoyed it so much : )

For the rest of the evening, everyone danced the night away-- except for the "special" dances for the couple and their parents, the dance floor was FULL all night long! Congrats to Brenda and Roel, and my apologies for taking so long to finally get you guys up on the blog.  I am especially appreciative of the fact that they seated me at a table for dinner alongside family, place card and all.  Although we work very long hours on the wedding day, many couples overlook the fact that we do need to rest our feet from time to time... and eat : )

Kudos to Dream Bouquet for providing such gorgeous florals!

The Hughes Family

The Hughes family... oh, we go way back. Way back to when I convinced Marc (Daddy) to pick up the phone and call my intern officemate, Stacy (Mommy) and ask her out.

Here we are, years later, and they're the parents of some very sweet and adorable tripelets: Annalee, Celia, and Wyatt.

We met at a little gazebo area near Memorial Park for their family portraits, just in time to get some Christmas cards out!