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  • The Wiltern Theater- the Perfect GWED Venue

    GWED at the WilternThe Wiltern is an iconic unique theater located in Los Angeles, California. Most people know it as a concert venue. But it makes perfect sense that a huge, iconic and unique wedding like GWED would take place there! Located right on the corner of Wilshire and Western, (now you see how it got its name.) And originally designed as a vaudeville house by architect Stiles O. Clements. Who also designed the El Capitan and Mayan theaters with the same art deco style. The Wiltern initially opened as the Warner Brothers Western Theater, the flagship for the theater chain.

    The Wiltern and GWED

    The Wiltern was almost torn down on two occasions in the late 1970s. But thankfully through the intervention of a group of local preservationists, the theater was saved. And the preservation of the Wiltern was one of the Los Angeles Conservancy's first victories in its fight to preserve the architectural heritage of the City. It seems like the spirit of the Wiltern ties in with GWED, when faced with challenges a group of people came together to help it through the rough times. And they beat the odds!

    GWED is an acronym for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated. The GWED couple believes that overcoming personal struggles involves a village of supporters, which is why it is so important to give back like those who helped them in their time of need. They are breaking the mold of traditional weddings by turning their wedding into a charitable gala.

    The groom, Caleb Remington, was born with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited life-threatening genetic disorder that drastically affects the lungs and digestive system. Caleb's life expectancy was only 19 years of age. He has surpassed that and lives strong thanks to his incredible attitude, love, and the advances of modern science. His partner, Tiffany Au, has faced an overwhelming share of trauma as well. She has encountered sexual assault, depression, emotional abuse, poverty, first generational living, suicide, and the pressure of raising her siblings. On May 5, 2018, Tiffany and Caleb are leading the charge for healing, survival and conquoring lifes challenges by turning their focus toward helping the community aroud them.

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