Upscale Bridal Showcase to Benefit NJ Brides and “Wish Upon a Wedding” Nonprofit

February 22, 2012
"Say Yes To The Best!" Bridal Showcase Experience

"Say Yes To The Best!" Bridal Showcase Experience is on Wed., March 7th in Livingston, NJ

LIVINGSTON, NJ – On March 7, 2012, the New Jersey branch of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) New Jersey North Chapter are coming together for the third annual “Say Yes to the Best” Bridal Showcase Experience, which will take place at Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston, NJ from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to “Wish Upon a Wedding,” a non-profit organization providing weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Candice Benson, President of the New Jersey Chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding explains, “We are so honored to be the charity of choice for a second year in a row for this great event.  It is just one of the many ways we have seen those in the industry come out with great support for our organization, and we look forward to our continued collaboration.”

Christine Brower, ISES New Jersey North Chapter President states, “The International Special Events Society, New Jersey North Chapter is delighted to collaborate with the New Jersey Association of Bridal Consultants for the third annual ‘Say Yes to the Best’ Bridal Showcase. We are thrilled to support Wish Upon a Wedding by donating 100% of our ticket sale proceeds to the foundation. These proceeds will be used to grant a couple facing terminal illness the wedding of their dreams.”

Brides, Bridal Parties & Members of the Wedding Community are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual "Say Yes To The Best!" Bridal Showcase Experience at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club

Brides, Bridal Parties & Members of the Wedding Community are cordially invited to the 3rd Annual "Say Yes To The Best!" Bridal Showcase Experience at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club

Expertly produced and beautifully designed, this event features vendors which are hand selected by an appointed ISES and ABC committee. Guests will gain access to some of the event industry’s premier vendors. Other treats include a fashion show, a table design competition, a groom’s lounge, fabulous door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail, and a carefully designed gift bag. Also included this year is a tabletop design competition!  Party Rental LTD is sponsoring this and designers will use linens, chairs and tabletop items from their inventory.  There will be two awards for the table designers: a “Bride’s Choice Designer” (voted by brides and their guests)  and the other is “Wedding Professionals Choice” so everyone who attends can vote for their favorite design.  Attendees will have the opportunity to get inspired by designs at 8 designer showcase tables, each with a different theme.  Here are the companies submitting tables: The Finishing Touch, Rohslers Florist, Party Rental (2 tables), Aventina Events, Christine Hyder Events, FINA Worldwide and Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club.

"Say Yes To The Best!" Sponsors and Host Location

Event Sponsored By, New Jersey Bride magazine, ABC-NJ and ISES-NJ North, and hosted by Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club

The Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) are organizations dedicated to constant education of wedding and event professionals. Both entities strive to create educated and informed individuals who can better assist clients on their special event.

Brides and guests can register for the “Say Yes To The Best” Bridal Showcase Experience on the official web site: Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Attendees will have the ability to explore many different resources for their special day. Some of the many different types of exhibitors include: Hair/Makeup, Entertainment, Bridal Gowns, Tuxedos, Car Services, Florals, Style Services and Event Planning.

Participating vendors are: The Finishing Touch, Maritime Parc, Eloquent Studios, Platinum Entertainment, Rohslers Florist, Jorg Windau Photography, Skyland World Travel, Troy Curtis Inc, Marie Papp Photography, Inc., Confectionary Designs, Party Rental Ltd., DFX : Sound Vision, Cupa Cabana Cappuccino, Espresso & Coffee Catering, LLC, New York’s Best Musicians, Photo & Video, Bridal by Michele, Vesa Dresses, Aventina Events, Excellent Limo, Lounge It up, Food Company Catering & Special Events, Frungillo Caterers, Najua, FINA Worldwide, Cedar Hill Country Club & Crest Florist, Christine Hyder Events, CAKE! Dessert Design Studio and Stella & Dot Jewelry.

Media sponsors: and New Jersey Bride magazine.

Weddings for Heroes launches organization to help Military couples with NJ wedding services

February 5, 2012

Special launch event and fundraiser to take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at The Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank. Military brides, grooms and all members of the NJ weddings community invited to attend and learn about this new organization

Weddings For Heroes supporting NJ Military brides and grooms

Support "Weddings For Heroes" on Feb. 28th at a launch event and fundraiser in Red Bank, NJ

Weddings for Heroes is a charitable wedding service program that assists military personnel, combat veterans, and active duty servicemen and women facing hardships at no cost to them. The nonprofit specializes in helping with wedding services, receptions, ceremonies and vow renewals.

The organization was founded in May 2011 by Jewel Georgieff and Sandi Silva; two women whose family members served or are currently serving in the military. They both run successful wedding planning businesses in communities surrounding New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Weddings For Heroes Corp. Board of Directors (NJ Chapter)

Volunteer Board, Trustees & Officers of NJ Chapter of Weddings For Heroes: Michele Kubis, Donna Aristone, Jewel Georgieff, Sandi Silva, Shannon Clapp and Dara Castiglione

“We saw a need and wanted to use our professional skills to do something for the military in our communities and Weddings for Heroes was born,” Georgieff said. “Couples can be combat veterans, combat wounded or active duty facing hardships. Many of our brave men and women are separated for months on end […]. Some of our applicants marry by proxy or have a quick service at the chapel before being deployed. Renewals are our most popular request.”

Many vendors have donated their services for Weddings for Heroes, including photography, greetings, limo transportation, and reception locations.

Weddings for Heroes is hosting a wedding networking event launch and fundraiser on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m and is open to the public. The location for the event, Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, NJ was also a donated space. Come and meet the founders and board members of the Weddings For Heroes organization, along with special guest Miss New Jersey 2012 Katharyn Nicolle plus enjoy champagne and hors d’ouevres, a red carpet style photo shoot, special prizes from Carlo’s Bakery and others, drawings, an award ceremony, networking with others in the wedding community and much more!

Information on how to register for the launch or be a part of the event can be found at the event page. Tickets are a $10 donation here, or $15 at the door. If you wear your military uniform, admission is free. More information on Weddings for Heroes can be found on their official website.

View a commercial below: is proud to be a sponsor of this nonprofit organization and help promote their efforts to reach and help the Military weddings community in New Jersey.

Weddings For Heroes was recently featured on New Jersey 101.5 FM, and more! Additional media sponsors include News 12 New Jersey, WFAN Sports Radio and 92.7 WOBM of Ocean County.

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