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In Years Past

Thank you to all our past Wishes in Bloom sponsors, donors and attendees who have helped contribute more than $350,000 in three years. Your support has helped us transform lives!

Landon learns his wish is coming true at Wishes in Bloom 2019

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The 2019 Party

Thank you to our 2019 Wishes in Bloom sponsors and attendees. Because of you, more than $170,000 was raised for children with critical illnesses to experience a life-changing wish. With your help, we will think bigger and dream bigger to work towards our vision of granting a wish to every eligible child in the Lowcountry and throughout South Carolina.

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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(More photos and details to come soon!)

Hosted at Magnolia Plantation & Garden’s premier Carriage House

 

Guest Speakers

wish kid, Joey

Joey Benton, wish kid

Joey Benton is a 16-year-old wish kid living with cystic fibrosis. While CF may slow him down from time to time, it does not stop him. He is an honor roll student, and a consistent spokesman and volunteer for organizations he cares about. Joey is a fervent devotee of the Alabama Crimson Tide and strives to attend a top University to pursue an engineering degree. Joey’s wish was granted in 2012. At Wishes in Bloom Joey welcomed guests and spoke about his wish from 2011 and how it continues to serve as a catalyst for his wellness.




 

Carmen ScottCarmen Scott, volunteer wish granter and former board member

Carmen Scott is an 11-year volunteer for Make-A-Wish South Carolina. During those years she has also served as a board director, fundraiser and advocate. When not helping wish kids determine their heartfelt wish, Carmen practices law at Motley Rice, LLC and is a devoted mom of two. At Wishes in Bloom Carmen spoke and expressed how lives are deeply and powerfully altered by a wish experience – including those of the volunteers.   








Wish kid Andie GraceAndie Grace, wish kid  

Rebecca Butcher and her husband, Scott, are parents to five beautiful kids. Andie Grace, the fourth eldest, has a heart disorder and other medical complexities that challenge the family, yet, have also brought them closer together. Through a wish, they experienced precious time as a family where days were filled with joy and less worry. We were pleased to have them join us at Wishes in Bloom and share their wish story.
 




Live Wish Reveal

Landon's wish reveal live onstageGuests at Wishes in Bloom were able to view the live reveal for 11-year-old Landon who wished to go to Atlantis. Landon battles congenital anomalies which require a lot of time at appointments, time spent away from school, and help from family. Landon wished to go to Atlantis so he could spend quality time with his family. At Wishes in Bloom, the crowd eagerly watched as Carmen Scott, along with Erin Kienzle of ABC News 4, played a game onstage with Landon revealing fun items related to his wish leading up to the announcement that his wish is being granted.  Together, Carmen, Erin, and supporters like those in attendance at Wishes in Bloom elevated Landon’s wish to a life-changing experience. With their help, Landon's wish will help him feel optimistic as he looks towards his future.

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 an original painting created live during the event  to a vacation in Barbados! 

Guest Chefs

2019 Wishes in Bloom chefs

Live Entertainment by The Secrets



2018 Event Highlights

The 2018 event was an incredible evening that 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. Highlights of the evening's program were 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). 

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Hosted at Magnolia Plantation & Garden’s premier Carriage House

Guest Speakers

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! 

Guest Chefs 

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. 

View 2017 Photos


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