Leah shares a little about the couple and the wedding day details: ‘Sandra volunteers for the campaign ONE, which advocates for the world’s poorest. She is very involved in the campaign and her wedding details showed how giving back is important to both the bride and groom. While planning her wedding, Sandra asked all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen to wear TOMS shoes on the big day as part of her ‘give back wedding’. Sandra rocked a pair of TOMS wedges herself! TOMS is a one for one company, which means for every pair of shoes you purchase, TOMS will give one to a person in need. The groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen all wore shirts and dresses made by one of ONE’s favorite partners, Global Mamas. The company’s goal is to change the lives of women in Africa through selling handmade products of the highest quality. Each bridesmaid got to chose which style dress she wanted to wear! The shirts and dresses were beautifully made and definitely added a unique alternative to traditional bridesmaid dresses and groom/groomsmen suits. The bride and bridesmaids also wore the ONE Beaded Bracelet from Relate, a South African Not-For-Profit social enterprise that creates social investment opportunities to change lives. Sandra also has a love for all things Peter Pan, so there was a Neverland theme at the reception, and boy was it beautiful! The cake was probably my favorite detail! When it was cut into, fairy dust came out…fairy dust! The big hit of the reception was when Sandra sang a song (a twist on Jason Mraz’s ‘I’m Yours’) to their wedding guests spilling the beans that she and Aaron were already hitched! The guests cheered and loved her unique way of sharing the news!’
They also asked all of their wedding day guest to help speak out and help ONE furtherer their cause. ONE created cards where they asked Senator Marco Rubio to support the Electrify Africa Act that could provide up to 50 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa electricity for the very 1st time with no cost to the US taxpayer. (See attached image) They put the cards at the bar so everyone would see them! And ONE Campaign Regional field director, Abby Sasser, even flew in from DC to talk to the wedding guests. ONE even featured their BIG DAY on the ONE site and can be seen here.