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
Welcome to The Black & White Ball! You’ve grabbed a beverage and sampled the food, been awash in the elegant ambiance, and now you’re looking for something to do. Well, we have some very cool friends who have generously donated their time and services to keep you entertained while you mix and mingle!
First, gentlemen, make sure your kicks are in order with a complimentary buff from Old Style Shoe Shine. But line up early… they’ll only be shining until 8pm! While you sip your drinks and lean on the bar, listen to the soothing sounds of Jennifer Iovanne, live on the piano in the Sycamore lounge. Then, when you’re feeling fit to grin, step into the 321 Foto photo booth for a printed souvenir or laugh until your sides hurt in the hilarious Slow Motion Booth nearby.
When you need a break from the action, take a load off and sample a set of treatments from the Four Seasons Hotel Spa in the mini spa room. Once you’re refreshed, definitely don’t forget to check out the incomparable wedding planning and style resources provided by our very generous Presenting Sponsors, Seattle Met Bride & Groom Magazine and MyWedding.com.
Finally, find your seat and get ready for the main event. Our emcees for the evening are Brooke and Jubal of Movin’ 92.5. These two comedians will introduce speakers from our featured charities, Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition, then lead us through our fabulous Live Auction. If you’ve never seen a real auctioneer in action, you’re in for a treat. Stokes Auction Group will be facilitating the bidding wars, so wave your bid numbers high and prepare for the fast-paced ride of a lifetime! And our thanks to PSAV for donating all of the AV and production to make the event possible.
When the auction is done and we make our grand tally of donations received, DJ Austin Beaver (after spinning tunes throughout the night) will help us celebrate the evening’s achievements with a DANCE PARTY, making this ball… a real BALL.
Our favorite event photographers from La Vie Photography will capture every last detail and each exciting moment of the evening in memories we will share here, on this very blog, not long after the evening comes to a close. After we’ve said our thanks and tallied up the funds we’ve raised with your help, The Heart Dept. will wrap up the entire soiree into a beautifully packaged 3-minute keepsake video… so watch this space to see if you make a guest appearance.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this series of sneak peeks. We hope we’ll see you at the Black & White Ball in two weeks, so be sure to snag your tickets!
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!