Your wedding is all about celebrating the love you and your partner share. Family and friends often travel from far and wide to make your big day as special as can be. Unfortunately, some pairs do not have the chance to experience this momentous day. Martha Stewart Weddings wants every couple to have the opportunity to celebrate their love story with their dream wedding. That's why we partnered with Wish Upon a Wedding, a nonprofit organization that works with couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances to give them a wedding or vow renewal, to give back during Bridal Fashion Week.
Founded in 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding has already granted 118 wedding "wishes" and has four more on the calendar for this year. "We believe that two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry their soul made, and we provide this opportunity to those who have endured far greater challenges than many of us could possibly imagine," says Wish Upon a Wedding president Alison Phillips.
"We are so excited to partner with Martha Stewart Weddings and to raise awareness for the mission of granting couples their wedding wish," adds Phillips. "With this partnership, we hope to reach out to more couples in need and to find new wedding vendors that would like to help those couples in need and become wish granters." The team at Martha Stewart Weddings feels the same way. "We are honored to be partnering with Wish Upon a Wedding," says our Editor in Chief Amy Conway. "This amazing charity allows couples to focus on joy and love during the most difficult time in their lives—they truly make wedding dreams come true."
Want to get involved? We're kicking off our partnership during Bridal Fashion Week as it's a time when industry leaders and consumers are in Manhattan to celebrate all things weddings. Martha Stewart Weddings encourages anyone interested in helping to make a "fabric" or financial donation to the cause. A co-branded donation box is available at Kleinfeld Bridal, where recent brides or designers can donate their own wedding dresses. Prefer to make a monetary donation straight to Wish Upon a Wedding? Visit their site for more information.