www.dreamteamwishes.org. We should have all applications and information ready for your viewing in the next week! You may watch us as we work! Maybe bring a cold soda for those who are on a mighty tight deadline! Love to all! xoxoxoxo Samantha
Friday, March 26, 2010
Dream Team! One of America's Wedding Wish Organizations!
I am proud to announce the "Dream Team" is going National! We have started the process of becoming a 501c3! I have shared our stories with the public about our stellar "Dream Team" here on the East coast since 2005. Many of our cases have been published or have been seen on television. I can still remember our very first case Luz and David Streeter located in New Jersey in June of 2006 who filled the world with happy tears and good laughs. Many of the first pioneers with Dream Team were Buddy Valestro of Carlos Bakery "Cake Boss", Stix Video, Carlson Craft, Hilton Brand of Hotels, Fancy Faces Stephen Hamel, Stephen Taylor Photography, Floral Gallery Cindy Reiken and way too many to mention. Their work along with what was donated was shown in publications such as Special Events Magazine, NJ Bride and Bridal Guide. It was also aired on local and national television such as Style Network and Fox News. It wasn't long after that hundreds of vendors in the tri-state area and various other states had joined in! Each year, I've reached out to various vendors to assist us in granting a dream wedding to a not so fortunate couple. Not one vendor has ever declined our ask. If they were unable to assist or physically be there, they found a way to make it happen. I know I have said thank you in many ways, but still feel it's not enough. If it wasn't for all of you, I would not have had the stamina to do this! I think we can all agree, I am always working on new ways to bring this industry to another level. I have spent numerous hours training planners to be the best they can and our clients who deserve the best, walking away with a one of a kind event. It wasn't until 2010 when a few peers of mine in the Chgo region suggested I share the happiness and good fortune with others. While I hesitated to do so, they were right. Why couldn't I do this? There are so many wonderful orgs that have also worked to grant weddings or portions of such as Brides Against Breast Cancer, ABC (on a local level) ISES (local level) NACE, WEVA and various other event groupings. It's great watching so many people have collaborated efforts for something we do on a daily basis. If you can truly love what you do, this is another way to give a warm hug for those who want to share that same feeling we've all been fortunate to experience. You can never give enough and every effort is always appreciated. I share my success today with many high profile companies that will be a close sponsor and advocate with Dream Team. I also open my heart to all of you who want to take another adventure with me. I have always promised a good time and great rewards. I will continue to offer this as you all are the reason I am fighting to make this work. I want to thank my national team in Chgo Our founding board, for pushing me to do this. You took a chance by coming into my crazy world. I promise to not disappoint you. This is just the beginning for us! For those who are intersted in forming a chapter or wanting to donate funds or services please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at
I devote my time to ensuring our clients recieve fab service. There's another "calling" for me. To give back to my peers that aspire to be the next "best" fancy pants somebody! Those who play it safe standing behind me, will fail. I do serve as a warning to others and yes, I'm nutty. It's who I am & it's not going to change, as it works. Feel free to comment & join me on what could be the best road trip EVER!
- ▼ March (3)
- ► 2009 (97)
- ► 2008 (85)