Here at JPG Photography we seek out opportunities to give back to our community through our non-profit arm, JPG Cares. We jumped at the chance to become involved with Wish Upon a Wedding, a noble, nationwide cause that gives weddings to couples who have faced terminal illness. Medical expenses can cripple resources, so WUAW rallies volunteers and vendors in the wedding industry to donate their time and services in order to provide beautiful wedding celebrations to these steadfast couples, proving that love really does conquer all.
At the Liberty View Ballroom in the Independence Visitor Center, WUAW hosted a networking event appropriately named Cupcakes and Cocktails where wedding vendors showcased their skills! Imagine a party populated by the very people who make parties awesome, and you get the idea. We photographed the festivities while sampling colorful cakes, confections, and cocktails. It was wonderful to see so many of my fellow Thursday Therapy wedding industry friends!
Randy, the president of WUAW did an incredible job with this event. She is also the mastermind behind Always Fabulous Events and Trilogy Event Design along side of Michael Magro and Francesca Staffieri, owners of Little Women Designs. Fox 29 was there and interviewed Randy. My friend Melony O’Reilly from Joycentric Celebration Planning and Sweetistry Cotton Candy was there (yes I even know someone with a cotton candy business).We saw Cathie and Al from BG Productions, as well as Colette from Pastore Events and Stefanie Kitchner at Papertini. Jean-Jacques from Electric Sounds DJs did an awesome job spinning. I had the chance to meet Chad from the Masters Baker. I’m a big fan of their cupcakes! It was great to run into our shooter Eric Matey who also has his own studio and Gary Nevitt. (Both fellow photographers in the industry)
All of the vendors that were present did a fantastic job and I was so glad to meet each of them!
Liberty View Ballroom – Allison
Eatible Delights (Catering) – David
Campbell Studios (flowers)- Judith
Party Cam – Mike
Jacquins (vodka) – Dawn
WUW Media Chair – Joelene
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Rachel Hanson of Creative Eventology for asking us to shoot. We are thrilled to work with Wish Upon a Wedding in the future.