In this series of “Sneak Peak” posts, we’ll let you in on what you can look forward to enjoying at this year’s Get Hitched, Give Hope 7th annual bridal auction and gala – The Black & White Ball. From décor, ambiance, and couture to food, drink, and entertainment, we have our generous event sponsors to thank for the finishing touches to this night of fashion, finery, and fun. Get your tickets now and we’ll see you at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle on October 23rd!
Images from our 2013 gala by La Vie Photography
Get ready to live it up at the 7th annual Get Hitched, Give Hope bridal auction and gala… Welcome to The Black & White Ball! Our elegant theme pairs perfectly with the ambiance of the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, our generous hosts for the evening. Come up the elegant staircase, lined with crystal pillars, candles, and petals, to be greeted by volunteers, who will hand you a program to peruse and show you to your tickets for purchase or registration. All of our distinguished guests who have purchased a fabulous swag bag will receive a mask to wear to the ball!
At the entrance, gather your friends and have your picture taken, red-carpet style by The Near & Dear. Then, enter the foyer to be dazzled. Picture it now: You in your gown or done up in a tux with tails, sipping a cocktail, as you mix and mingle among the finery. Before your eyes, a multi-tiered platform where more than a dozen models twirl in elegant wedding gowns from Seattle’s own Cicada Bridal with hair and makeup beautifully styled by Off White Beauty! See a gown you love? Bid on the Cicada auction to win a gift certificate toward the purchase of any dress, valued at $2500!
Visit the raffle table and peruse the prizes, purchase tickets, cross your fingers! Then, grab a fizzy, fancy beverage at one of our all-white bars and lounge on a white chaise, generously supplied by Kevin Bradford.
The ballroom and adjoining spaces will be turned into an sophisticated black and white fantasy, decorated with monochromatic elements and stylishly draped by Prop Gallery, decked out with black and white linens donate by Aria Style, and featuring Mirage Ghost Chairs, white cocktail tables, and fine linen from ABC Rentals. The entirety of the ballroom will be resplendent with flowers all in white, created by Botanique and hung with a glamorous crystal and flower-draped chandelier by Flora Nova. Above it all, framing the main stage, a play of light and shadow in an ethereal hand-cut work of paper art by Celeste Cooning. At the chiming of the clock, all eyes will be on the main stage as we unveil our most amazing auction items yet… And that’s just the start! With several more Sneak Peek posts in the mix, including bites & beverages, entertainment, and helpful resources, we’ll introduce you to another element of wonder in store at The Black & White Ball. Get your tickets today!
Each of these event sponsors has made Get Hitched, Give Hope Seattle’s premier wedding gala and charity by very generously donating their goods and services. We thank them for their hand in creating an evening of glitz and glamor – and for helping us raise funds for Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, our featured charities!