If all of our amazing vendors have not convinced you to check out An Evening in Eden, Michelle Durpetti Events is proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from An Evening in Eden will be benefiting two incredibly worthy charities here in Chicago- Chicago Gateway Green and Wish Upon a Wedding. Read on to learn about the great ways in which these foundations are able to give back to the community.

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Dedicated to greening and beautifying the region’s expressways, gateways and communities, Chicago Gateway Green was founded in 1986 to benefit the environment and improve the quality of life for millions of Chicagoland residents and visitors. A non-profit organization, Chicago Gateway Green impacts the community with three key programs: Expressway Partnership, transforming city roadways into landscaped parkways; the International Sculpture Program, beautifying gateways through the installation of public, international art on expressways; and the Tree Partnership, a large-scale tree planting initiative that transforms unused land into green spaces.

Wish Upon a Wedding is dedicated to granting weddings to couples who are facing terminal illness. By giving the gift of a dream wedding, the organization is able to grant some of the most intimate and heartfelt wishes of these people’s lives, and help them share this important day with close family members. The foundation was created to celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their dream wedding wishes. The hope is that chosen recipients can inspire other couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength. Wish Upon A Wedding- Chicago Chapter is also proud to have hosted their very first Wish Wedding for Beth & Nick in April of 2010.

Michelle Durpetti Events is so pleased to be able to support such wonderful organizations!  An Evening in Eden will not only offer you the opportunity to experience firsthand some of Chicago’s premiere bridal and event industry leaders but also satisfy your altruistic desire to give back!

For all of those who are seeking out the perfect wedding gift to give a couple and want to stay away from that traditional Crate & Barrel registry, try making a donation to either one of these charities! Making the donation in the name of the bride & groom is a thoughtful gift and is turning out to be a really big trend this wedding season!

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