October 04, 2010

Scenes from a Wedding Themed Benefit

On Saturday, one week prior to the wedding, Chris and I organized a benefit for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. We wish to thank the organization for the work that they do for people and families in need, in western PA. Specifically, Josh was integral to the event's success. He brought literature and collected/delivered the donated food. He also spoke convincingly about the good this organization does. Their overhead is very minimal and because they can purchase food whole sale, a $5 donation can provide an amount of food that costs three-four times that in a grocery store. That morning he distributed 2000 pounds of food to over 300 families in Braddock, PA.

Thanks to our friends' talent and generosity, we had a number of bands play: Onodrim, Slices, and Allies. Thanks to the kindness of a few local businesses, Spak Brothers Pizza, Dreaming Ant, Mind Cure Records, Sirocco Designs Jewelry, Alicia Fronczek Yoga, and The Works Printing/Lynn Nelson, we had a number of prizes toward the raffle. And our friend Jenny of Modern Formations Gallery donated her beautiful space to host the event! It was successful in raising money and food donations for a charity we really believe in.

And Chris and I are matching the funds raised at the benefit, in lieu of buying elaborate favors for our guests. We hope the cookie table, the jordan almonds, and chocolates will suffice as material symbols of our gratitude.

I wore a repeat outfit. The dress is from the BCBG outlet and it was also my engagement dinner dress. Something about the ivory and gold threading make me think "bridal."


Allie said...

congrats on the event's success!I love this kind of stuff and you look great as usual :)

Anjali said...

How generous and sweet of you guys to choose to host such an event for your wedding. That's amazing!

thatdamngreendress said...

What a great way to remember your wedding too- by celebrating and helping others. Um...humbling!

SunnyDay said...

This is the greatest idea, Jess. How wonderful to share your happiness by literally sharing with others. I love it. You look fabulous in that dress, too.

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