BSB is always grateful for couples, like Ashley and James, that value planning weddings that give back. Our amazing BSB vendor, Liz Washer Makeup, was chosen to help the bride with her wedding day look. The couple also skipped formal favors and donated to a charity near and dear to their hearts (details below).
Ashley shared this about their decision to donate to charity:
‘My husband and I wanted to do something with a bit more of an impact than giving our guests a bottle opener or trinket. My husband volunteered at the Ronald McDonald house in the past and we have both been impacted by close family members dealing with serious medical conditions. We thought that donating to the Ronald McDonald house was the ideal fit for us so that we could give a little bit of assistance to a family in need who’s relying on their services.’
>>> Weddings that Give Back: Ashley + James – Holyoke, MA
Who said good things can’t happen on Friday, The Thirteenth?
Today’s featured wedding couple went out of their way to show kindness and intentional love with every aspect of their wedding day planning! The couple opted for a charity registry, instead of ‘more stuff’, and choose to support a local Pekingese Rescue where they adopted their dogs from. They also had a dollar dance and the money collected was donated to a rabbit rescue. They hired a farm to table caterer with a 90% vegetarian dinner and skipped unnecessary decorations. The only vendor the couple hired outside of the venue’s vendor guide was our very own BSB Vendor, Sandrachile, specifically because she is an ethical and charitable business owner. Let this story of collective generosity take root in our hearts and breathe life into actionable kindness today!
At the end of the night, once all the fun was had, Sandra (the photographer) went out of her way to deliver all of the wedding leftovers to the local homeless neighbors surrounding the area. This is the example we want to set, am I right?
Photographer (BSB Vendor): Sandrachile | Venue: The Morning Glory Inn | Dress: Glitter and Grit, Designed by Antonio Gual | Shoes: BHLDN | Groom’s wear: Todd Snyder | Florals: The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers | Caterer: Fish Hawk Acres | Cake: Gluten Free Goat Bakery | Musician: John Parrendo | Wedding favors: Burdick Chocolate | Makeup artist: Hillary Shields | Hairstylist: Tara Mueller | Wedding Band: Samantha Skelton