Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball 2014

On this gorgeous Wedding Wednesday, it seemed appropriate to feature a fabulous event for a wonderful cause. A week ago, the Wish Upon a Wedding Southern California hosted their annual gala at the Hilton, Costa Mesa California. With 180 guests at attendance, and some amazing sponsors, the gala was a success!  You know that I love weddings and not only because they are pretty to look at, but the fact that it  brings two people together to express their love for each other. Then add Wish Upon a Wedding, who provides a wedding dream to couples who are facing terminal illness or life altering circumstances, and I am really touched. I was so excited to be part of this night, and  be surrounded by not only lovely and gorgeous details, but to see how many care so much for this cause. I smiled the whole night, and can not help but smile as I write up this feature.








A few words from Percy Sales, President of Wish Upon a Wedding Southern California Chapter…

The 4th Blissful Wishes Gala was a huge success! The board of Wish Upon a Wedding Southern California would like to thank everyone who attended, our sponsors, donors and volunteers! The evening included a live and silent auction that included a trip to Bora Bora, a ride in a Formula Drift car, and a lively photo booth by The SoCal Shutterbooth Girls. Guests danced the night away to the sounds of The Society Band and a special performance by Frenchie Davis, star of The Voice, American Idol and Broadway. The most heartfelt moments were speeches by our recent Wish recipients John and Jo-Ann which brought the crowd tearfully to their feet. Shining Star honorees were Rev. Clint Hufft. Pauline Parry and Kevin Covey.

With everyone’s generosity and support we have raised over $45,000 for our organization! Thank you all!





















The Board of Wish Upon A Wedding Southern California

The Board of Wish Upon A Wedding Southern California


 All the Fabulous Sponsors:

Media Sponsors
California Wedding Day
Wedding Wire

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Form Decor
Fusion LinensCopper Willow
Christopher Todd Studio
Mission Visual
Reverend Clint Hufft
Ambiance Designs by Shawn Adams
Butterfly Floral
Flowers by Cina
Lotus and Lily
Shutterbooth Girls
As You Wish Events
Timothy Espinosa Entertainment, The Electric Violinist
Frenchie Davis
One Hope Wine
Calligraphy Katrina
Divas and DJs
Freelance Printing
The Society Band


Bridal Hot List’s One Year Anniversary Event Recap

Good morning, lovelies. It is a gorgeous Monday morning, and I cannot wait to get the week started! You are probably thinking, why I am so chipper and upbeat on this Monday morning? Well, I have some exciting news and thought it would be the best way to kick off the week. Yes, I know you are still living the weekend dream and probably are having a hard time getting going. But trust me when I say that you will have a brighter morning once you read on and see what I am so thrilled about. I am super excited about Bridal Hot List reaching the one year mark. I cannot believe  that it has been a year already. It has been an incredible year full of some amazing achievements and it’s incredible to look back at the past year to see how far we have come.

We had a great time celebrating the one year anniversary of Bridal Hot List last weekend.  All of our closest family, friends and readers came out to join in on the festivities, and we truly had a blast.  Among those in attendance were a few of our contributors including Chelsea, Tania and Andrea, as well as many amazing vendors.

BHL Staff

BHL Staff



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The Highlights:

The event was very reflective of the site’s vision and style, with colors of soft pink, grey, and white –  a very shabby chic look. The wonderful and ever-so-talented event planner, Erika Bowers, made my vision of all the ideas, thoughts, and pretty details into a perfect reality. I could not ask for a better event planner to help put this all together. As you know, I am huge lover of all things trending and our team is always in search of new and hot trends. So that is why I fell head over heels in love with the idea of a grand wall, all decorated with paper flowers. Can you say “WOW”? I mean, this wall is everything.


Among the many amazing and lovely details, we had a custom made backdrop for the photo booth. The backdrop was made of gorgeous satin ribbons. By now you know that I am obsessed with photo booths and all the fun details that comes with them.  I fell in love with this idea of a ribbon backdrop, and when I mentioned this to Erika, she was on board right away. Of course, she was able to create a stunning custom-made backdrop, all dolled up and ready for action.






I was already happy and just smiling from cheek to cheek with all the beautiful details the party had. But what was the cherry on top? The romantic and whimsical bridal gown from R-Mine. This gown was recently featured on the cover of the Fall/Winter issue of California Wedding Day magazine. This gown was showcased live at the event by our gorgeous and ever-so-pretty model. Oh, and if that was not enough, the lovely and brilliantly talented designer, Armine, was present at the party. She is not only a beautiful designer, but a sweet and lovely gal. I feel so lucky to have met her and featured her gowns at BHL’s one  year party.



Chief Editor, Niloufar Gibson, with model Jasmine, and gown designer Armine.

Chief Editor, Niloufar Gibson, with model Jasmine, and gown designer Armine.




This event was not only about celebrating BHL, but a celebration of amazing and talented wedding industry people. My passion of  “all things wedding” is shared with my lovely wedding colleagues. I am happy and blessed to be among some of the most talented people this industry has to offer. I mean, could it be any better than this?








I have to take a pause here and give a HUGE thank you to my husband. He is my rock, my support, my business expert, and so much more. Without my husband, I would not have reached this one year mark, and BHL would not be where it is today.  Thank you to my love!

Owner and Chief Editor Niloufar Gibson with her husband, Sean

Owner and Chief Editor Niloufar Gibson with her husband, Sean

The Bridal Hot List one-year anniversary milestone turned out to be a great event celebrated with the some of the greatest people around. I cannot wait to see what the next year holds. Trust me when I tell you that there are big things planned for Year Two of the BHL experience.









"BHL" Custom cookies by Sweet Missy's Custom Cookies

“BHL” Custom cookies by Sweet Missy’s Custom Cookies



Thank you to all our readers. We sending you a whole lot of love!


Thank you to all the fabulous and talented vendors who made Bridal Hot List’s One year anniversary party an amazing night!




Vendor Information:

Wedding and Event Planning and Design : Erika’s Elegance

Venue:  Happy Photos Studio

DJ and Lighting:  Invisible Touch Events

Photography: Happy Photos

Videography: Manny V Productions

Florals: Three Petals Floral and Event Design

Linens: Designer Specialty Linens

Cookies: Sweet Missy’s

Cupcakes: Love Me Sweets

Tables and Chairs:  Signature Party Rentals

Photo Booth: Dazzle Photobooth

Pipe and Drape: M Events

Hair: Hair Comes the Bride

Make-up:   Rock Me Up Makeup Studio & Spa

Bridal Gown: R-Mine

Model: Jasmine Nicole Naziri

View all the fun and crazy photo booth photographs by visiting http://www.dazzlephotobooth.com/event-photos/.  Password “tbhl”.  Enjoy!