September 8, 2011

Bidding for good...

I am so pleased to announce that my store The Bella Bambino has been accepted into the Wish Upon a Wedding's Luxury Charity Auction. We are proud supporters of WUW.

Our items up for bid: Amelia Dress. The "Amelia" flower girl dress was named after Amelia Wang who's parents had their wedding wish granted by WUW earlier this year.

The Wang Story

The Bella Bambino Blog Entry about The Wang Family:
Giving is not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life. -Oprah.

Have you ever been touched by a gift? By someone's act of kindness that changed your life? I have, I received a full academic scholarship for my BA at CSULB. The magnitude of that gift, changed my life. It was through a personal journey these last 18 months that I really felt the need to be a part of a larger picture. I had opened a new business that is near and dear to my heart and wanted to be able to find a way to give back what I had so abundantly received. I recently became a wish granter with Wish Upon A Wedding (So Cal because its my local chapter) an amazing organization that gives in such magnitude and heart. Needless to say, it helped fill that need.

I was referred to Lisa (Tso) Wang about donating a flower girl dress and ring bearer tux for her dream wedding that had been selected as a Wish to be Granted. Please see them here to the Left courtesy of Jim Kennedy Photographers. This is our FG-2 dress which has since been renamed "Amelia" after the lovely Miss Amelia pictured in white with a light pink sash and flower. Ethan is pictured in pictured in an all black 5 piece suit from our Dapper Tots Collection with a white shirt.To see all the photos from the wedding, check out Jim's blog.

Aside from having the most adorable children, Doug and Lisa Wang have the type of love I believe we are all looking for. They have an incredible story and have faced tremendous odds which you can read about in further detail here on the WUW site and see their video. Their wedding was truly the stuff that fairy tales are made of.

You don't have to be in the wedding industry to donate to WUW, see how you can be a part of granting someone's wish whether monetarily, through products, services, airline miles, or time.
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
As always~ from our hearts to yours!