It’s that time of year again!!!!! Get Hitched Give Hope is in T-minus 3 weeks!!!! And I’m giving away a FULL engagement session package!!!!

seattle wedding photography package at bridal auction Get Hitched Give Hope

What is Get Hitched Give Hope, you ask?? Well, lemme tell you. It’s a volunteer-run non-profit organization that I co-founded in 2007 with some lovely pals in the wedding industry. Among other FUNdraising activities, we throw a yearly cocktail gala in downtown Seattle where brides and grooms can “get gorgeous goods for their wedding by giving back.”  The money that is raised that night and throughout the year not only raises awareness for breast cancer and supports survivors, but also GRANTS WISHES for those whom the cure can’t come soon enough, no matter what the illness may be! A truly worthy cause funded by a really INCREDIBLE event! (check out last year’s event, it was too amazing for words, and we raised over $64,000! SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND!!!) The support from the wedding industry, professional community, AND our community is truly amazing (thank you, friends, clients, and colleagues!!!).

Now, I know you’re thinking, “WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?” Not only are there drinks, great LIVE music, and fun little surprises throughout the event, nevermind the heart-pumping live auction and exciting silent auction, but I’m auctioning off a FULL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE! It includes a photography adventure for us 3 (think: picnic in the park. wine tasting in woodinville. urban exploration downtown. game night and cookies at home.), an online proofing gallery, disc of high resolution images, and a beautiful lil’ guest book album where your wedding guests can write little love notes to you! Normally, this would be well over $1,250, but since silent auctions start at a fraction of retail prices, you could get lucky. REAL lucky. (and yes, you can parlay this into a wedding photography package, or this can be used for a baby or family shoot!)

Let’s recap:

  1. You’re granting wishes simply by BEING there.
  2. Free drinks and fancy finger foods. YUM.
  3. Live auctions are pretty dang exciting. BETTER THAN CHRISTMAS.
  4. You could win some REAL awesome stuff, but mostly want to bid on my engagement package! PHOTOGRAPHY!!!
  5. It’s October 27th, at the swanktastic Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle!!!! FANCY PANTS.

So what are you waiting for? Buy tickets here, and if you’re uber lucky, there still might be swag bag tickets available!!! There is something there for everyone, whether you’re a bride, groom, or friend! (I once won a magnum of wine. Let’s just ponder that for a second…) Just by looking at the sponsors, you KNOW it’s gonna be good!!

bridal charity auction in seattle Get Hitched Give Hope

(event photos courtesy our good friends at La Vie Photography)

As always, if you’re unable to attend but still want to support, we’d be ever-so-grateful for your donation online, and if you want to get involved as a volunteer for this month’s event or get on the sponsorship list for future events, PLEASE DO!!! Info can be found through our website HERE. If you know someone who is losing their battle with a life threatening illenss and is in need of a wish, please visit our recipient organization, Dream Foundation.

See you there with your party shoes on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!