Dresses and Brides and Champagne! Oh My!

This is the part where I brag a little bit... I am one of the luckiest girls in the world. My job is seriously awesome. I get to spend a fairly decent amount of time in the wedding world, where it is all about pretty dresses, sparkly accessories,champagne, cake, flowers, and general merriment. It's a little girl's dream come true! And last weekend, I got to spend four entire days in a whole ballroom full of dresses! Believe me when I say there were dresses for days! 

Last weekend I volunteered at a gown sale hosted by Brides For A Cause. The gown sale was a chance for brides to find their dream dresses at a great deal. A large number of dresses were new, donated from bridal salons and designers all over the country. Some were gently used. They were all sold at a huge discount off the original price. The proceeds went to Wish Upon a Wedding, who's headquarters are local. I was so excited to volunteer. Beautiful dresses, happy brides, a great cause... count me in! I helped out with check in and did a little photo taking while I was there too!

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This is Erin Scharf., founder of Brides for a Cause and Liz Guthrie, founder and executive director of Wish Upon a Wedding

This is Erin Scharf., founder of Brides for a Cause and Liz Guthrie, founder and executive director of Wish Upon a Wedding

Many, many, many thanks to everyone who came out to the gown sale! Whether or not you found your dream dress while you were there, you were supporting both Brides for a Cause and Wish Upon A Wedding, and your support is greatly appreciated! And thank you to everyone who stopped by my photography table and chatted with me for a bit! I have already received some great emails from a few of you, and I am so excited to work with you! It was so great to connect with so many wonderful brides!

Contest Details For those of you who attended, you might have entered the contest to win a deluxe engagement session. The winnner of the grand prize was Shiva R. Congrats Shiva!

--Important Links to Important People Who Helped Make This Event Possible...--

Brides For A Cause

Wish Upon A Wedding

Local Bridal Gown Sponsor: Gabrielle's Bridal Atelier

Photographers: Iliana Morton Photography and Brian MacStay Photography

Location: Courtyard Marriott, San Jose/Campbell

Cake Designer: Jen's Cakes

Floral Designer: Bloomsters

DJ: Ron Grandia and Absolute Soundworks