Friday, March 26, 2010

The Hilton McLean, Tyson's Corner

I had a lovely site visit yesterday with Kendra Johnson, Catering Manager at The Hilton McLean. Although I've been to the hotel for functions before, Kendra gave me the backstage tour! Their newly designed ballroom boasts subtle tones of blue and brown, and the beautiful atrium is the perfect spot for a ceremony or cocktail hour. As Hilton has moved their corporate headquarters next to the hotel, the McLean Hilton is now their flagship property ... and there are some exciting changes on the horizon! Stay tuned, this lovely hotel is going to become even lovelier!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding

My good friend, Shelby Tuck-Horton, is the Maryland/DC Coodinator for this new non-profit organization.  It is my pleasure to assist her in getting word out to everyone ~

• Was founded in San Francisco, CA, in January of 2010, by a group of wedding and business entrepreneurs.

• Is America’s FIRST nonprofit wedding wish granting organization, producing weddings and civil union ceremonies at destinations across the United States for individuals facing terminal illness, regardless of sexual orientation.

• Boasts twenty chapters nationwide, headed by some of the industry’s most renowned leaders.

• Presidents:
• Sasha Souza, National
• Kevin Covey, LA/Orange County
• Stella Inserra, New York
• Ivy Robinson, The Carolinas
• Eliana Baucicault, Atlanta
• Mary Alice Sublett, Tennessee
• Heather Hamilton Sims, Houston
• Shelby Tuck Horton, DC
• Elisa Delgardio, Orlando
• Ali Phillips, Chicago
• Daniela Fagét, Seattle
• Other chapters opening soon: Colorado, Arizona, Portland, Miami, St. Louis, Ohio and Nevada.

• To qualify for Wishes, applicants must be unmarried legal citizens of the United States, over the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with less than three years to live.

• Simply apply online to request one of three wedding types: URGENT (Up to 10 guests, in hospital or at bedside); BOUTIQUE (up to 25 guests, in home town of applicant); ROMANTIC (Up to 50 guests, at any WUW destination)

• Wish Granters needed in all locations. Please apply online today to start helping us make Wedding Wishes come true.