Wednesday, February 3, 2010

We Heart Sharlane!

Sharlane Chase is one of the most generous and lovely women in the Seattle wedding industry.  She is generous in spirit and energy (on top of her photography business, she co-created Urban Unveiled from the ground up) and with her stuff (thanks for always sending such beautiful photos Sharlane!). Sharlane stands out in any crowd as one sweet lady, good friend and supportive colleague to so many people.

Sharlane has had a fairy tale year, complete with romance and a dashing prince (he proposed at this year's Urban Unveiled), and the unfortunate dark side that so many fairy tales take before their happy ending.  Soon after the big proposal, Sharlane was diagnosed with cancer and has been in treatment since.  Now we all have to pull together to work on that happy ending.  The stress of medical bills for a small business owner is crushing, so everyone is pulling together for a big shindig this Thursday night to help Sharlane.  ANYONE and EVERYONE is invited! 

This is your chance to see the beautifully renovated SODO Park space, eat amazing treats from Herban Feast, and bid on items at a silent auction with all proceeds going towards Sharlane's mounting medical bills.  Admission is by a suggested $10 donation, and the list of donated items is pretty spectacular!  Items range from portrait and wedding photo packages from some of the most talented photographers in Seattle, a bridal gown of your choice from The Bridal Garden in Kirkland (my favorite dress store in the state!), hand-crafted artisan jewelry (Abaloria and more!), numerous romantic getaway weekends, restaurant gift certificates, a few flowers...

I'm contributing a class for six-people to do a little flower arranging over champagne and snacks. "Bloom Basics" will cover selecting flowers and other none floral organic elements, selecting containers, preparing flowers, and basics of styling.  Everyone will take home their masterpiece in a gorgeous container!  I'll have a lovely selection of varied blooms, and we'll just have fun PLAYING!  I can't wait!  It would make a wonderful mother's day gift for several friends and their moms, or just a lovely afternoon out for peeps that love flowers! 

Please come on Thursday.  It's going to be a heartwarming event filled with love for one pretty awesome lady.

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