We find qualified couples, vet applications and award grants to deserving couples in need.

100% of your donation will be used toward our programs since our organization is run 100% by volunteers.

Are you an engaged, facing life altering health circumstances and need help with you wedding?


We’re always in need to talented professionals and volunteers to help us serve our couples.


ABOUT US

FOUNDER

In 2020 wedding cake designer, Leia Perez inspired businesses and wedding industry professionals to donate their money and services to host a free wedding to a deserving couple in need. This was a gift that was intended to celebrate one deserving couple but the designer received many amazing love stories making it difficult to just choose one, and thus Wedding Wish was formed.

“This project is dedicated to the many survivors, and sadly to the ones we’ve lost to cancer. It’s hard enough planning a budget-conscious wedding without the additional struggles of medical hurdles and bills. We just want to help where we can.”


MISSION

Through the generous support of our volunteer and donation-based network, we want to help couples facing serious illness and life-altering health circumstances have a truly memorable celebration of their love. The goal is to partner with other local wedding industry professionals with a vision to give couples and their loved ones a day away from serious illness. Due to health-related circumstances outside of their control, the couples we are trying to honor have endured far greater challenges than many of us could possibly imagine and we aim to celebrate their love for one another.

 

VISION

We envision for each couple a day that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time. Memories have magical powers. Long after the day is gone, the memories linger – memories of the kindness of a stranger, of the beauty of the decor, of the cake being cut and shared between you, of the smiles and laughs on the dance floor, of a truly love filled experience. These memories are our vision for each Wedding Wish.

 

VALUES

We treat all our clients, donors and staff with dignity, respect, kindness, encouragement and compassion.  Each year, we aim to partner with various local and national 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to provide financial support. Types of beneficiaries we will fund include engaged individuals/couples with serious health issues, specifically pertaining to the top two causes of death in women: cancer and heart disease


UPCOMING EVENTS

These fundraising events contribute to Wedding Wish programs

Wedding Workshops

Learn how to manage a wedding budget, Participate in premarital counseling, Style table settings, Create a DIY dessert bar and learn how to cut a wedding cake, confirm vendors, and run rehearsals

Love Lock Ceremony

Each guest who wants to pledge receives a lock. Additionally, the guest may chose to have a message inscribed on their lock as a way to personalize it for a loved one or a cause.

Annual Bridal Ball

Brides are being offered the chance to re-live their wedding day wearing the dream dress that made them feel special. Bridesmaid dresses and ball gowns are also welcome.

Apply for a Wish

When you are facing a serious illness or life-altering health circumstance, often times the last thing you are typically thinking about is planning a wedding or celebration of the love you share with your partner. We understand this and want to help.

We welcome any application that is in support of our mission to help those facing serious illness or life-altering health circumstances. We do not consider financial hardships or job loss alone a life-altering health circumstance. Please understand that we do ask for a doctor’s verification as part of our application process. This helps us ensure that we are able to continue to help couples who are impacted by severe health-related issues.

We encourage you to read the basic requirements for wish recipients prior to submitting your application.

A member of our team will reach out to you to let you know what the next steps are. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to have your doctor submit a verification form (which we will send to their practice directly). You may want to consider giving your doctor a head’s up at your next visit that this may be coming in the next 1-2 weeks from Wedding Wish.

Not all applications will be approved. Wedding Wish reserves the right to deny or cancel a Wish at any time. Wish recipients must comprehend, agree to and comply with the terms of all applications and contracts they sign throughout the Wish granting process.

Wedding Wish Grants Will Cover the Cost of Sunday – Thursday Weddings Including: Guest List up to 50 Guests, Wedding Planner, Venue, Officiant, Catering, Wedding Cake, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Stationery, DJ or Music, Bride’s Hair and Makeup

Wedding Wish Shop

Wedding Wish Unisex T-Shirt

$24.95

WedAche Coloring Book

$15.00

Wedding Wish Unisex Hoodie

$53.50

Wedding Wish Women’s T-Shirt

$27.50

Meet our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including training, advocacy, education, finance & business management. They bring a wealth of experiences and expertise to Wedding Wish, united by their passion for our mission. It’s our  pleasure to introduce them to you.

Leia Perez

President

Logann Veney

Vice President

Pernell Bush

Mental Health Director

Donesha Anthony

Event Director

Wedding Wish Inspo Blog

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Media & Press

“Inspiring Conversations with Leia Perez of Candyland Designs”

The Orlando Voyager

  “Wedding Wishes for Special Brides”     

Spectrum News 13

“Nonprofit Organizations Play a Vital Role in Building Healthy Communities”

Kissimmee Main Street

CONTACT US

  • Phone:
    (407) 906-5582
  • E-mail: weddingwish@candylanddesignsco.com
  • Address:
    115 Stewart Ave. Kissimmee, FL 34741
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