video // Get Hitched, Give Hope Auction & Gala: Seattle, WA

The Heart Dept. loved capturing the magic and generosity swirling in the air during the 2013 “Get Hitched, Give Hope” — an opulent gala and fundraising auction held last fall at The Four Seasons and one that bore witness to a staggering number of wedding vendors and industry artisans donating their services to an incredible cause. Dressed to the hilt in ravishing roaring twenties attire, betrothed couples floated through an evening bubbling with champagne, cafe music and deliciousness, bidding on all manner of goods and services—with all proceeds from the evening directed entirely to The Dream Foundation—a charity that fulfills end-of-life wishes for patients with terminal illness.

On top of this wonderful inside-and-out package, what we also adored was that (based on the kind referral from inveterate cinematograph wonder that is Mitch Mattraw of Cabfare Productions) Get Hitched Give Hope wanted to work with us—despite the fact that we’d never met the organizers before that evening! First, that says a lot about the faith and esteem they hold him in, and it speaks to the genuinely kind and supportive person he is. Second, the “GHGH” crew was incredibly gracious to include us in their gorgeous and gilded event and to trust us to do their elegant night justice. As our little business continues to grow and stretch its legs (all the while tending to the little legs running up and down our creaky wooden staircase) — it’s nice to know there are people in the industry who believe in our potential and like what we do!