Wedding 4 Africa

This blog post has been months in the making. And for most of the people involved this was the wedding of a lifetime. Elevated Pulse was so privileged and honored to be involved in the first ever wedding that would benefit orphans in Africa, Wedding for Africa. The non-profit organization behind it all, Heart for Africa, is founded and led by the amazing professional photographer, Annette Biggers, of TripleCord Photography. A little over a year ago, Annette put together a donation contest in which the couple that made the greatest donation to Heart for Africa to help build a new orphanage would win a wedding of their dreams. In turn, over 15 of the country's most sought after wedding professionals donated their services to provide this couple a wedding to remember!

Elevated Pulse heard about the wedding and didn't think twice about getting involved. It is not often that we get to do what we love and benefit a good cause at the same time! So we donated DJ service for both the ceremony and reception and provided dance lighting for the reception. We worked with the Bride and Groom, Glenda and Michael, along with Marla Lackey of Cheers to You Events, to customize the music playlist and lighting for the dance portion of the reception. I think everyone left this wedding with a feeling of hope and love. It was so wonderful to see so many people come together, work hard, and give back to those in need. It was definitely a day we'll remember forever.

The wedding will be featured on TLC's "Wedding Day Makeover" and in the January 2011 issue of Your Wedding Day magazine. You can also see additional blog posts from Annette Biggers and Amanda Doublin.

I urge any couples out there planning their wedding now to consider the amazing Wedding 4 Africa vendors that donated their time, money, and services to help build this orphanage in Africa.

*Wedding Dress: Mon Amie Bridal
*Wedding Coordinator: Marla, Cheers to You Events
*Ceremony Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
*Reception Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
*Videographer: Four Seasons Films
*Doves: White Flight