Military Weddings

We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July, celebrating Independence Day and being thankful for our freedom.  We wouldn’t be able to achieve this without the many men and women in our Military who are putting their lives on the line for us everyday.  We are so happy to take this time to tell all our viewers and readers that Wildflower Linen is so thankful for what our Military Personnel are doing for us.

Wildflower Linen is also proud to be involved with many special sponsorships and dream weddings in the past years.  Since the 4th of July holiday just past, we thought it would be only appropriate to touch on a specific organization that offers Weddings and Wedding related services for Military Personnel at no charge to them.   Weddings for Heroes is a New Jersey based organization offering the chance for active US  military personnel, veterans, and combat wounded  military to apply for a wedding of their dreams which included everything from the decor, venue, food, attire and more.

Just recently, Wedding for Heroes was able to offer their first wedding to a lovely military couple, the Millers at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, New Jersey.  SPC Steven Miller (US Army/USAR) served in Iraq and was deployed to work in an imminent danger zone.  While there, he was the recipient of service medals including “Army Commendation Medal”, “Global War on Terrorism Service Medal”, “Army Achievement Medal” and an “Iraq campaign Medal”.  Due to his deployment, Steven and his fiance, Danielle were unable to have a beautiful wedding, until now.

Check out the launch party for Wedding for Heroes and the lovely couple.

Founders Jewel Georgieff and Sandi Silva have been diligently working since May of 2011 to put this organization together. Living amongst the communities surrounding the Fort Dix/Mcguire/Lakehurst mega base in New Jersey, they heard the many stories of how couples couldn’t afford or plan their special wedding and saw the need to help use their services as wedding planners to support our troops.  Along with a fabulous board of directors, Weddings for Heroes was born.

All programs are awarded by using funds donated by the general public, funds raised during fundraising efforts, donations by volunteers and company sponsors.  Wildflower Linen was so excited to offer our help that we even sent 2 different linen designs for the head table in case one worked better than the other.  The wedding decor for this wedding formed around peacock wedding ideas so we knew teal, turquoise or purple color palettes would work.

Check out these peacock inspired color palettes from Tickle Tickle and Knot the Groom.
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The couple ended up using our Chiffon Velvet Overlay in Topaz blue which worked beautifully with the rest of their decor, making it into a fairytale wedding.
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Congratulations to the Millers and to the people at Weddings for Heroes  and all the sponsors that have made this happen!   We look forward to helping them again in the near future!!!

We hope other organizations will be formed throughout the US soon.  You can apply here for a wedding or donate here for the Weddings for Heroes.

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