Our EIC, Katie Martin, is forever giving back.
As a teenage missionary, Katie met so many special people. Over the years, she’s kept in touch with many of them, but the most special of all of those relationships is with Wendy – who she met in a bible study. The two girls are now women with little girls of their own, and though they live thousands of miles apart, Katie and Wendy maintain a special place in each others hearts.
Wendy’s daughter, Gema, was born with hip dysplasia. Misdiagnosed by doctors, her condition was treated with antibiotics which caused Gema to lose her hearing. In 2008, funds were raised to bring Gema to Maryland for a corrective hip surgery that gave her the chance to live as a normal girl.
Six years later, Gema requires a follow-up surgery to alleviate her excruciating physical pain and to enable her to walk on her own. Just a short week ago, Katie launched an incredible campaign for this very resilient and sweet little girl. Now she needs your help to raise the funds necessary to cover Gema’s medical expenses for her surgery, as well as the travel costs to bring her and her mom from the Dominican Republic to Holy Cross Hospital for what we hope will be the last time.
Every donation will bring Gema one step closer to the life she deserves. With your help, her walk will be so much easier.
Giving is easy! Just click here!
Traditionally, a couple’s first anniversary is celebrated with a gift of paper. Unsure of your options? Why not jewelry?
Paper Anniversary offers a lovely selection of hand-crafted jewelry made from glazed paper. The necklaces, earrings and cufflinks (for the gents) make for a perfect present to honor the first year of wedded bliss. These eco-friendly trinkets would also make fab bridal party gifts!
View the entire Paper Anniversary collection at www.paper-anniversary.com!
A wedding celebration that was contemporary + classic with a personal touch is what Jenner + Aaron wanted, and by the looks of it, they executed perfectly. The couple opted to do most of the planning themselves (though they did turn the reins over to a planner to handle the day-of details) and infused their day with some very fun and sentimental elements including their love for mountain biking. Guests were introduced to the theme at the cocktail hour, where they found an old set of handlebars complete with a basket and bell that functioned as the card holder. The theme continued with a piece of bike art crafted by the groom for the escort cards, and reception tables were named after the couple’s favorite biking trails. Their table was named after the very first trail they shared together. Love on two wheels!
Many Eco-Beautiful Wedding wishes to Jenner + Aaron!
Photographer: Logan Walker Photography
Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Salt Lake City, Utah
Reception Venue: The Grand America Hotel
Dress Boutique: Alta MODA Bridal
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Cake Designer: Granite Bakery & Bridal Showcase
Floral Design: Orchid Dynasty
There’s still time to get your tickets for this weekend’s Indie Wed Bridal Pop-Up Shop!
There will be eco wedding dresses and accessories galore from designers from all over the country. Their goal? To guarantee you look gorgeous on your special day!
Stop here for more deets and ticket info!