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Weddings that Give Back: Ashley + James – Holyoke, MA

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). LIZ WASHER 5LIZ WASHER 4LIZ WASHER 3 LIZ WASHER 6 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.’ LIZ WASHER 1LIZ WASHER 7 Participating Vendors: Makeup: Liz Washer Makeup  | Venue: The Delaney House | Photographer: Seth Kaye | Hair: Wendy P., The Lift | Flowers: McClelland’s Florist | Dress: Bridal Corner ______________ >>> Weddings that Give Back: Ashley + James – Holyoke, MA

Real Weddings that Give Back: Alyssa + Matt, Connecticut

Truth or Dare? (For the sake of this example, you are going to pick ‘Dare’)
We ‘Double Dog Dare’ You to Give Back on your Wedding Day, like Alyssa and Matt did! (See what we did there?—> We’re funny, huh?)
Not only did they skip the wedding favors and opted to donate to their local MSPCA Shelter. They also incorporated some amazing vendors with hearts that give back, like our very own BSB Vendor, Makeup Artistry by Liz! On top of that, the bride lives a pretty charitable life giving back, most recently leading her team, as the captain, for Cycle for Survival Race, which helps fund cancer research and treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
They also incorporated sentimental and upcycled items into their wedding day theme, such as her parents wedding day cake cutters.
And just take a peek at the rest of their amazing day, with all these classical and clean details sprinkled throughout their charitable intentions.
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And if the images weren’t sweetness overload, check out this awesome highlight reel by JPod Films:
Participating Vendors: Make Up: Makeup Artistry by Liz | Photography: Alissa Dineen | Prep: Simsbury Inn | Venue: The Riverview | Cinematography: JPod Films | DJ: CT Party Pros | Hair: Salon 511