The couple, which has chosen to remain anonymous, had always shared similar passions for charity and generosity. They viewed their wedding as an opportunity to amplify that passion by converting the traditional wedding gift into a platform for guests to donate instead to charity. Guests were given suggested charities, but also were able to donate to their charity of choice.
“So much money goes into weddings these days,” stated the groom, “We didn’t particularly have a need for money or gifts. We would rather see it go to those who do.”
The wedding was a hit to all who attended. Thousands of dollars were donated to various organizations all around the world helping families, foundations, and causes close to everyone’s heart. Even their wedding band, Chicago based Orchestra 33, made a donation of over $1200.00 from their proceeds to their charity of choice, The Peter Wake Trust.
“The evening was a motivating experience,”
Combining the celebration of marriage with the joy of giving resulted in a couple who could not have been more thrilled with the night’s outcome.
About the Orchestra 33 : The Orchestra 33, who shared this inspiring story, is a wedding and corporate band in Chicago with over 30 years of experience playing every type of event and building an impressive reputation throughout Chicago and the Midwest. For more information, visit them online at http://www.orchestra33.com.