The 2018 Party
What an incredible night transforming lives! Thank you event sponsors, donors, & guests who, together, raised more than $95,000 for wish kids. The blooms of Magnolia Plantation were the perfect backdrop for celebrating wishes and revealing Ashlyn's wish live. Wishes transform lives of everyone involved - such as the local partners elevating Ashlyn's wish to a life-changing experience. It's awe-inspiring to watch those transformations.
Guests learned that first-hand when viewing the story of volunteers, donors, staff and community all coming together to grant the wish of Jose who wished to have a professional drum set. You can view the video too to see for yourself (click here).
Special thanks to our partners and friends at Magnolia Plantation for their tireless dedication and support. We also thank the event guest chefs, entertainers and volunteers.
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Hosted at Magnolia Plantation & Garden’s premier Carriage House
Mike Ciprari,co-owner of SJC Drums, spends most of his days building custom professional drum sets for some of today's biggest rock 'n roll bands. But recently, Mike became a Make-A-Wish advocate after helping grant a wish for Goose Creek wish kid, Jose. At Wishes in Bloom, Mike shared his experience of helping make Jose's wish come true and how it transformed his life too.
Andrea Serrano is the Charleston Shop Curator. As one of Charleston's premiere stylists and fashion bloggers, Andrea shares her love and passion for fashion and culture in the Lowcountry with thousands of followers across the world. You can often see her hosting a fashion segment on Lowcountry Live.
At Wishes in Bloom, Andrea was excited to help create a special surprise wish moment for a local wish kid and shared that experience with attendees.
Live Wish Reveal
Guests at Wishes in Bloom were able to view the live reveal for 16-year-old Ashlyn who wished to experience the fashion and culture of Tokyo. Ashlyn was also surprised by Andrea Serrano, the Charleston Shop Curator, with a personalized shopping experience to help Ashlyn prepare for her upcoming wish trip. With the help of many Lowcountry retail partners at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, Ashlyn was treated to a special experience that elevated her wish to a life-changing experience.”
Silent and Live Auctions
With each donation made through the auctions, bidders helped raise funds to grant wishes for children battling critical illnesses. The silent auction accompanied the cocktail reception and live musical entertainment and offered items from beautiful art to luxury housewares. During the program, guests were able to take part in a high-energy live auction with stunning packages from a custom shopping experience with a personal stylist to a vacation in Barbados!
In 2018, these prominent Lowcountry chefs provided outstanding dishes that left guests seeking the recipes!
Chef Steve Manall from Palmetto Cafe at Belmond Charleston Place
Chef Marc Collins from Circa 1886
Chef Sermet Aslan from Sermet's Southernterranean Cuisine-Bar
Chef Beau Beckner from Home Team BBQ
Chef Ron Murray from Beyond Expectations
Chef Marcus Middleton from Middleton Made Cuisines
Chef Lauren Mitterer from WildFlour Pastry
Chef Corey Fox
Live Entertainment by Emerald Empire Band
2017 Event Highlights
Prior to Wishes in Bloom, An Evening of Jazz Under the Stars, was hosted by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
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