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Our Final HopeChest Is Just Around the Corner!

If you’ve been following along on our FacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages, you know that our annual fancy bridal rummage sale, HopeChest is just a few weeks away.

This is also Get Hitched Give Hope’s Final event. Please join us for a group hug and to celebrate life and love while shopping for some awesome things for your wedding while giving back!

Here’s the low down: fabulous curated goods have been collected from some of the best, most stylish, Seattle wedding vendors & former couples and will be on sale for you on Sunday, April 8th! From vases and vintage books, to favor boxes and shepherd hooks, we’ve got the awesome stuff you’re looking for at great bargain prices. Best of all, everything goes to benefit the Get Hitched, Give Hope charities- Mary’s Place & Dream Foundation!

Schedule & Ticket Options (click to reserve):

  • SUPER VIP – First to Shop + Bridal Salon + Bottomless Sips & Treats + Swag Bag (Event access at 11am, sale entry at 12pm)
    • Super VIP’s get access to the bridal salon for an hour of bottomless mimosa’s, a bloody mary bar, breakfast nibbles, and entry to the event for 15 minutes of crowd-free shopping. Two raffle tickets included for a chance to win some awesome items as well as a custom Swag Bag. Only 20 tickets available! Entry Donation: $100.00 or two for $150.00!
  • VIP – Early Entry to Shop + Bridal Salon + Sips & Treats (Event access at 11am, sale entry at 12:15pm)
    • Two drink tickets so you can enjoy a mimosa or bloody mary along with yummy nibbles in our bridal salon before you shop! One raffle ticket included for a chance to win some awesome items. Be among the first to shop with access to the sale at 12:15. Entry Donation: $40.00
  • GENERAL ADMISSION – Bridal Salon (Event access at 11am, sale entry at 12:30pm)
    • Get there while the goods are still great! Join us at 11am for a chance to shop the raffle items, as well as meet our salon vendors. Entry Donation: $20.00
  • HAPPY (half) HOUR – Sale entry from 1:30pm – 2pm
    • All remaining items will be marked down 50%! Entry Donation: FREE

*All raffle winners will be announced at 11:45am. must be 21+ for Salon event.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: AXIS Pioneer Square / Bright Side EventsLaura Marchbanks PhotographyAmelia Soper Photography / The Invisible Hostess / Drunken Pixel Photo Booth / Enchanted Concepts / Kati’s Kiss / Ravishing Radish Catering / Kris McCoskery DJ/MC / Foodz Catering / Pink by Peach / CORT Party Rentals / Lion Lady Photography / Vintage Ambiance

…Plus more vendors to come!

 

A Final Toast to 10 years and Nearly A Million Dollars

 

 

Our goal of making a powerful difference and bringing our community together has been realized; our baby has grown. With a sparkly tear in our eye, we fondly remember Get HitchedGive Hope, as we’re officially closing after raising nearly a million dollars for charity over the last decade. Hope Chest at Axis on April 8th will be our final event.

While we celebrate the completion of GHGH these final months, congratulate each other on our new projects, and reminisce about all we’ve accomplished, let’s take a look back!

It was fall of 2007, and a handful of us were sitting at the local wine bar in Queen Anne. Our veins were coursing with creative inspiration and hearts were yearning with the need for community. We had no idea the magnitude of the journey we were about to embark on, but we knew that we were jazzed and ready to create something supremely awesome; something where everyone could feel welcome and do something greater as a team than what one single person could do by themselves. So, we brainstormed (oh did we ever!!), poured over articles and instructions into the wee hours of the morning, and filled out form after government form, making our baby who we lovingly (and tongue-tieingly) named Get HitchedGive Hope.

Fast forward to present day 2018, where we’ve had time to reflect on the last 11 years: time to celebrate, time to appreciate, and time to honor those who we’ve raised all of this money for.

We celebrate the skills that we’ve each acquired when we were challenged to make a volunteer-run non-profit organization actually work. We congratulate the businesses that have flourished while networking around their work in Get HitchedGive Hope. The friendships we’ve built while working together on teams are deeply cherished. We humbly recognize the sweat, tears (not kidding!), and volunteer work sprints into the wee hours of the morning, while our own businesses and families sat patiently by in support of something bigger than us, something more than just one.

We are ever-so-thankful for the resources given by hundreds of event industry partners, board members, and longest-standing team members year after year, many of whom have been with us since the beginning. The thankless jobs of hanging lights, editing imagery, keeping the music pumping, announcing the totals, inputting alllllll the data, and housing and staffing our events couldn’t have been done without a momentous amount of help from our friends. In fact, we’ve had so much support that we were able to create not one, but three events: our fancy-pants bridal auction and gala, a wedding-focused rummage sale called Hope Chest, and our just-for-funsies beer fest, Hope Brew. To say that our community is awesome is an understatement; it is full of philanthropic givers who will stop at nothing to make an event a screaming success. And they do it together.

But mostly, we will always remember meeting sparkling Sarah, whose last dream was to attend just one Broadway musical. We will reminisce talking late at night with Jim the romantic, who wanted a to take his wife to Hawaii to feel the sand and sea for the last time. We will always hold dear the memory of delivering an actual dream in person: to Lorri and Steve so they could go to the Oregon coast to fly kites, eat chocolates, and relive their honeymoon just one more time.

Our final bids have been placed, the final party has been thrown, and our parting GetHitchedGive Hope toast is this:

Please join us in raising a glass to the hundreds of volunteers, countless event vendors and sponsors, and thousands of brides, grooms, and donors who have given generously over the years to support those in their time of need. Your enthusiasm, drive, and generosity has made the last decade an unforgettable time in all of our lives, and we couldn’t have created such an amazing organization and without your support. Cheers to YOU!

*queue confetti cannons*

We hope to see you at our final event, Hope Chest, on April 8th at Axis Pioneer Square and hope that you’ll continue with the spirit of giving directly to our beneficiaries, Dream Foundation and Mary’s Place.

With love and the deepest appreciation,

Your friends at Get HitchedGive Hope

 

2017 // Custom Ceremony Backdrop by Juniper Flowers

TELL US ABOUT JUNIPER FLOWERS

First off we adore flowers! We source the freshest, local blooms whenever possible. We have an affinity for seasonal greens and rich saturated tones. We love pairing different textures together as well as using interesting color combinations. We have a large collection of rental vases and props that are available for couples to choose from. We look at all aspects of your venue from the floor to the ceiling and provide direction for how you can achieve your overall vibe through our floral artistry. Our team is well versed in ALL floral styles from modern, vintage, industrial, Asian-inspired, rustic, etc! We listen to your style inspirations and provide detailed descriptions, budget estimate, and sketches. All while having FUN! because…Flowers!!!

WHY DO YOU GIVE TO GHGH

We give of our time and services to create human connections. It is truly inspirational in itself to show someone that they matter to you and to others in the world. I feel fortunate for the opportunities I have in my life and would like to help provide others with the same. Imagining the joy in a recipients’ heart is why we give.

WHAT DO YOUR CLIENTS SAY

Below are direct quotes from clients. I think it goes without saying that we “get them”! ~Really, the flowers couldn’t have been lovelier. You made the entire process low-stress as well.
~We got complements from many guests. It was a dramatic, bold display, and precisely what I had hoped for.
~The flowers for the party were exquisite. I was so thrilled when I saw the space. Your talent is extraordinary and I feel so blessed to be able to work with you.

WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT

We listen, plan, and create fantasy worlds of beauty. Every ounce of energy goes into making a client’s dream come true. We look at your event as a whole and then break it down into smaller parts so as not to overwhelm you.

We are a creative bunch and love a challenge. We are up front about budget, what styles work together or don’t, and how to get the most dramatic or subtle wow you are looking for. We also build things! If we don’t have it already, we can probably construct it!

WHAT ARE YOU DONATING?
Custom Ceremony Backdrop

We’ll work together to create a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. It may consist of fabric draping, hanging greenery garlands and/or flowers, decorative wall hanging, etc. There are numerous possibilities. Keep in mind this is also a great area to use as a photo backdrop during the reception. We’ll customize this item to your color palette and style, and coordinate with your overall decor.

Donation Value: $1000

Be sure to purchase your tickets to bid on this fantastic offer at our gala on 11/2/17!!

Website: Juniper Flowers

Facebook: Juniper Flowers

Instagram: @juniper_flowers

2017 // Invitation Suite for 100 by The Paper Feather

TELL US ABOUT THE PAPER FEATHER

I have a stationery shop in Pike Place Market called the paper feather. My business is unique because I design and hand produce everything in my shop! From the initial design sketch to printing and production, every item is handmade with love! Being a part of Pike Place Market is so special because people can see the production process while shopping for stationery and gifts. I can honestly say I love my job!!

WHY GHGH

I was inspired to participate in GHGH because I love being a part of our community and helping raise money for important charities. Helping others and meeting people are the most valuable parts of my job, and I am honored to be included!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DONATION
Invitation Suite for 100

Invitation suites will start with your choice of design (choose between 3 different designs) and will include the following:
*Flat invitation on cotton paper with envelope
*Response Card & Envelope
*Additional insert card for information, website, etc.
This is for 100 invitation suites (additional invitations or elements may be added for an additional cost such as pocketfolds, calligraphy,
placecards, menus, and more!)

Donation Value: $850

Be sure to purchase your tickets to bid on this fantastic offer at our gala on 11/2/17!!

Website: The Paper Feather

Facebook: thepaperfeather

Instagram: @thepaperfeather

2017 // $1000 Marci Jewelers Gift Certificate

TELL US ABOUT MARCI JEWELRY

We are family owned and operated for over 40 years. We specialize in Engagement rings and wedding bands and love that we are able to be a part of such an exciting time in in our clients lives. We offer bridal brands as well as custom that include an in house design team and onsite goldsmith.

WHY DO YOU GIVE TO GHGH

We came across promoting for the event a few of years ago and were instantly drawn in after looking into it. It is a wonderful cause that we feel honored to be a part of. It is a magical night, in a beautiful venue for a fantastic cause. We’ve been participating for about five years now.

WHAT DO CLIENTS SAY ABOUT YOU

That we really care about their needs and what is best for them. We don’t try to just offer them what is best for us, but rather what is best for them. They truly feel like they become part of our family, which they do! We want each customer to become a client and celebrate their many chapters in life with them.

WHAT ARE YOU DONATING?
$1000 Gift Certificate

$1000 toward anything available to purchase from Marci Jewelry.

Donation Value: $1000

Be sure to purchase your tickets to bid on this fantastic offer at our gala on 11/2/17!!

Website: Marci Jewelry 

Facebook: marcijewelry

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