GSS Announces BABC Tour of Wedding Gowns in DALLAS!

Dallas Wedding Gown Sale and Trunk Show

GSS is proud to announce the upcoming BABC Show is coming back to Dallas! Last year Dallas brides really made a difference and found your gowns. Come out and find your perfect wedding dress and help Making Memories grant some wishes. Any brides still searching for a dress? Last year the turnout was great and want to do better this year. Stanley Korshak had gowns there. This year we just received word a very special dress sponsor is on board….Stardust Celebrations! Spread the word folks. It’s a great cause. Be sure to check them out on Facebook for current announcements and other news.

:: You can use these links to purchase tickets for the VIP night and sign up to volunteer ::

Purchase VIP Night tickets: http://babcdallas11.eventbrite.com/

Volunteer sign up: http://dallasbabcvolunteers.eventbrite.com/

A little about the show …

“FIND THE GOWN OF YOUR DREAMS AND MAKE A WISH COME TRUE”

“Brides Against Breast CancerTM” gown sales continue to be important fund-raising events for Making Memories. Our more than 32 yearly shows provide brides-to-be with an opportunity to find their dream gown (at an incredible savings) while making wishes and dreams come true for women and men who are losing their fight against breast cancer.

The worldwide support of designers, manufacturers, bridal shops and individuals (who donate a most treasured possession) make possible our Nationwide Tour of Gowns sales.  The proceeds from these events help bring a moment of joy into world of someone for whom a cure is too late.

“Brides Against Breast CancerTM – Nationwide Tour of Gowns”

This unique opportunity allows brides-to-be a chance to find the gown of their dreams at a remarkable price, while helping to make wishes and memory-making events come true.  Most gown prices range from $99 to $799*, including hundreds of beautiful new name brand and designer gowns valued up to $8,000.  *Exclusive designer and couture gowns valued up to $20,000 are also available at an incredible 25% to 75% savings. We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and debit cards.

REMEMBER – more than half the gowns presented during each event are NEW designer gowns that arrived directly from designers, manufacturers and bridal retailers.

Our Brides Against Breast CancerTM program has received more than 50,000 wedding gown donations, with an estimated resale value of over 4 million dollars.  This generous endowment is due in part to Making Memories national media coverage, including magazine articles in Redbook, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Winter Wedding, Time, Philanthropy World and Modern Bride, along with appearances on, Oprah Winfrey, CNN, MSNBC, Ananda Lewis and hundreds of television and newspaper interviews.

Here are some images from the show last year…

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Get Ready, Seattle :: Get Hitched, Give Hope’s BIG Event is Coming SOON!!!

You all know that GSS LOVES giving back anytime that we can…  Well, a FABULOUS charity called Get Hitched, Give Hope in the Seattle area is having a HUGE event that you’re most definitely going to want to be a part of!  Here’s the scoop:
 
First, what exactly is Get Hitched, Give Hope?  
 
Get Hitched, Give Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Seattle wedding professionals to raise money for Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation. At its annual fundraiser, Get Hitched, Give Hope auctions off fabulous donations from local wedding vendors to Seattle brides and grooms so they can gorgeous goods for their weddings while giving back.  
Second, what is the Get Hitched, Give Hope Benefit & Auction?  

 

The benefit takes place October 28, 2010 at the new Seattle Four Seasons Hotel and features goods and services donated for auction by Seattle’s top wedding professionals with all proceeds going toward granting the wishes of stage IV (endstage) breast cancer patients through the Making Memories Foundation.  The evening is a swanky, fun cocktail party reflecting the sophisticated style of the Four Seasons Hotel, celebrates bridehood by offering local Mrs-to-be the chance to mingle with Seattle’s finest wedding professionals and acquire wedding necessities (and luxuries) at a fraction of their market price. The party will feature live music by the Jason Parker Quartet, desserts by Tallant House and The Radical Cupcake, and models showcasing dresses by La Belle Reve and jewelry by T. Anthony Jewelers and Tiffany’s. Recessionista brides will enjoy a chance to bid on these and many more items at as little as 30 percent of retail value. Attendees go head-to-head in the silent auction or bid on a cornucopia of themed live-auction packages like the Couture Fashion Package, Beauty Package, and Get Fit Package.  

And lastly, the Goods on the Get Hitched, Give Hope Benefit & Auction: 

 WHAT: A swanky soiree with cocktails, hors d’ouevres, entertainment, shopping, swag bags, silent and live auctions, and fund-raising for the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation 

WHEN: The evening of October 28, 2010 

WHERE: The Seattle Four Seasons Hotel: 99 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101 

WHO: For Seattle brides and grooms, hosted and sponsored by Seattle’s top wedding professionals 

WHY: To raise money for breast cancer patients and their families while enabling brides and grooms to complete their wedding planning with luxurious goods and services at outstanding prices 

COST:  Ticket prices begin at $35. 

 

If you live in the Seattle area, you CANNOT afford to miss this event!  For more information, please click here. 
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Only One More Week Until the BABC Wedding Gown Tour Is Here!!!

Please join us at the stop on the Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns in Dallas, TX on July 23-24.

Local brides-to-be will have an opportunity to find their dream gowns while making wishes come true for metastatic breast cancer patients.

The charity wedding gown sale features hundreds of beautiful gowns donated by manufacturers, designers, retailers and individuals.  Specific gown prices range from $199 and up, including hundreds of brand name and designer gowns valued up to $8,000. Tiaras, veils, crinolines and other accessories will also be offered.  Bridal gown donations will also be accepted for gowns 2006 and newer.

Power Hour Preview Shopping Spree – $20 Admission per Attendee
Friday, July 23 from 10 a.m. – Noon
Order tickets at http://babcdallas.eventbrite.com/

General Sale – Free Admission
Friday, July 23 from Noon – 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 24 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pre-register at http://makingmemories.org/bride_preregistration.html

Want to Volunteer? Register at http://makingmemories.org/registration.html

Proceeds benefit Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes to men and women battling stage IV breast cancer.

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Feature Friday :: Alice in Weddingland Recap #2


Today is a recap for Alice in Weddingland and it makes us a little bit sad to be “wrapping” production on this spectacular soiree. We had an all-star cast…be sure to check them out here and had a blast benefiting a terrific charity, Brides Against Breast Cancer at The Ryan Manor.

We kept teasing you with all the talk about 20 dresses and a strolling fashion show. Now is your chance to see what we meant and you can also see us all having a load of fun at the event!

Dresses!!

Jewelry!!

Models!!


see the bouquet croquet in the background?? it was so much fun!


working 😉 Models in front of a fabulous backdrop by DiFiori!

The models “helping” with es-events lighting :)


Strolling buffet! Stilt Walker from Eclipse Entertainment! and Damany and Jason from i-entertainment making our ears sing!

The Mad Host Hatter!!

The Rabbits!!

Texas Wedding Guide‘s Live Cover Model Contest!!


The Rabbit Hole from Magic Moments and the Mad Hatter Cake from J Dorian!!

The Fashion Show!!



The Sketch Artist! (go see more) and the Coffee from Well Coffee!!

The Fun!!


A big THANKS to Don Mamone Photography for his photography prowess!

that’s a WRAP!

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Feature Friday :: Alice in Weddingland Recap #1

Alice in Weddingland was a huge success and thank you to all that made it possible! We had a tremendous “cast” to create this over-the-top production benefiting Brides Against Breast Cancer at The Ryan Manor in Dallas on April 1st! It is no April Fool’s joke when we say we had an absolutely fabulous team of event professionals to create this evening. We will show you more from the event, so stay tuned!

Our  guests were met at the entrance by valet from Gold Crown! They then registered and quickly entered our spandex-pulled rabbit hole… complete with red carpet from Magic Moments Parties & Events and flanked with fantastic florals from the amazing DiFiori. Robin and her team really created a dream-like atmosphere that any bride would love to incorporate into her wedding! Kristie Vento from themarketingvenue.com was one of our extraordinary pros who made our marketing campaign as well as many, many other things for the event a huge success (it was an added bonus for her to have a lifelong love for Alice in Wonderland,  she was our go-to expert for all questions Alice). Sarabeth and her fun team were the cutest assortment of cats we have ever seen. Not only were they adorable, but they were a sensational addition to the planning process. Lauren and Sarabeth were tireless event planners who (we hope) didn’t mind our late-night phone calls and made Alice in Weddingland a flawless soiree!

One of our donors, Rovia, was a dream come true to a lucky bride as they donated a honeymoon for the raffle. We were also lucky to have some brilliantly talented folks providing gifts for our guests. We had posta-bella and puckerupimpressions creating on-site readings and sketches and cleverlyinvite created our fun goody bags that were stuffed to the top with goodness, including custom water bottles by wrappersgalore. Shannon Caldwell, from Something-You was a fabulous artist that transformed our models for the fashion show, but surprised us all as she stepped up to donate an item for the raffle.

Eclipse Entertainment brought a stilt walker (to make us feel very small) and our very own “white queen” that served as our strolling buffet. Campisi’s and Jim Lee Catering were definitely on their “A” game with their incredible culinary delights. We even had “Eat Me” signs to point our guest to the deliciousness. While eating our guests could choose from a variety of beverages including delicious, warm coffee from Well Coffee or a “Blushing Bride” or “Alice’s Weddingland Dream” liquid catering from our very own mixologist provided by Drinks Fantastic.

i-entertainment’s Jason & Damany (a.k.a. Tweedledum & Tweedledee) set the tone for a fantastic evening of fun with their party prowess! Our guests enjoyed all the activities while lounging on beautiful furniture by Install2525. Guests could even partake in a wonderful game of “Bouquet Croquet”… complete with pink flamingos!

We were lucky to obtain an amazing tent from Big D Party Rentals that was perfect in every way! It provided shelter for the masterpiece cake provided by J. Dorian.  Head over to their store to see it with your very own eyes. It was incredible. The tent, yard and trees were lit from our very talented light-a-teer Brad with es-events. Their team set up the evening before and seeing it in person made it reality. Those guys are truly artisans with light! Jay Cooper & Leslie Cole of Ducky Bob’s provided linens, tables, chairs and more to allow our guests an opportunity to take a load off and take it all in! The evening was brilliantly captured by Tony Valadez, Don Mamone and his wife Emily, and Daniel with Lynn Films.

Be sure to check back for more from the evening. There was too much to cover in one post!

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Alice in WeddingLand is TODAY!

The Mad Hatter is READY for Alice in Weddingland!!! Have you registered yet? Please go to our registration page to get your name on the list….you will not want to miss this event! We are only HOURS from unveiling this incredible event to you all!

Alice’s heart is in the right place as event proceeds benefit Brides Against Breast Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes, including memory-making events, for stage IV breast cancer patients, while continuing to support, educate and increase awareness of breast cancer.

Won’t you join us? Don’t be late on April 1st, 2010 at the Ryan Manor at 6905 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75209 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

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Honeymoon @ Alice in Weddingland

If you have been following us on Twitter and watching our Facebook Fan Page, you already have been teased with this news…

So, here it is…..

How does 5 days 4 nights sound at a 5 star Resort for a honeymoon? Sounds fabulous to us!

This looks so relaxing and we were more than excited when our friends at Rovia donated this super-sweet honeymoon package to be raffled at our Alice in Weddingland event benefiting Brides Against Breast Cancer. Have you registered for your tickets yet? Don’t wait until its too late!

Here are some images from the resort!

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GSS :: Alice in Weddingland

GSS is proud to present  Alice in Weddingland

Alice in Weddingland is…

An event of epic proportions celebrating the GRAND PREMIER of Groom Sold Separately. The event will be benefiting Brides Against Breast Cancer and is being hosted at The Ryan Manor. This is your chance to mingle with event professionals and brides and experience weddingland through OUR looking glass!

Alice tumbled through the rabbit hole in the story to find many things to be curiouser and curiouser. Some of the exciting things that will be happening at Alice in Weddingland will be: A strolling fashion show featuring 20 designer wedding gowns from Brides Against Breast Cancer, a bouquet croquet match with pink flamingos and chances to win PRIZES, a chance to be on the cover of Texas Wedding Guide , strolling buffets, a 5 foot mad-hatter cake, a sketch artist an much MUCH MORE!

Here is your chance to be a part of something for a fantastic cause all while having an exciting evening of fun!
GSS has an all-star cast to create this over-the-top event benefiting Brides Against Breast Cancer.
Currently there are several blogs in the blogsphere having giveaways for tickets to the event. Stay tuned for more information and your chance to win! Want to buy a ticket now? Head over to our ticket page to reserve yours. Don’t delay, tickets are limited. Early bird pricing through March 20th!

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