For more than 70 years, thousands of brides have traveled to Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City to find their wedding day looks. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll feel the magic of Kleinfeld. Not only does Kleinfeld have 30,000 square feet filled with the largest selection of wedding dresses in the world, it also has the greatest professional staff of over 200 employees who are dedicated to finding and perfecting your bridal look.
ICYMI, Kleinfeld and the Women’s Council of the New York Metro Make-a-Wish Foundation held a very special fundraiser this past February. Working together with a magical team of volunteers, we hosted a fun-filled fashion show to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation—and it couldn’t have been more of a success. Read on to see how the special evening came together, including raising over $131,000 for charity!
Guests started to arrive to our main lobby just in time for cocktails and light bites provided by Certé Catering. Then, guests could choose to get their photo taken in the photobooth (provided by InHouse Design), sign up for raffles, and participate in a silent auction.
Meanwhile, backstage was heating up! Along with volunteer models, Make-a-Wish kids each got their own private dressing room to get dressed in either their Kleinfeld wedding dress or Kleinfeld Bridal Party bridesmaid or flower girl dress. Samantha Agostino, Damali Bridal and Gina Marie Luxury Hair provided hair and makeup to all those walking the runway.
Designer Hayley Paige came backstage to greet every Make-a-Wish kid while others were getting ready for their runway debut.
Just before the show started, Wish Kids Annabel and Abbigal and Reilly and Quinn showed off their looks for the camera.
On the other side of the curtain, guests eagerly waited to see the newest in bridal and wedding party trends. Host Randy Fenoli welcomed the crowd and announced each model as she walked the runway. Randy, with the help of Make-a-Wish Metro NY staff also closed out the fashion show with a chance for guests to donate even more money and time towards granting wishes for special children around the company, and just like that, over $131,000 total was raised!
Photo Credit: Jamie Levine Photography
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