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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.

  • Cystic Fibrosis - GWED Charity Sponsor Spotlight

     

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is one out of the five charities Tiffany and Caleb are donating money to for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated (GWED). The GWED five charities include the Wayfarer Foundation, Think Together, To Write Love on Your Arms, Global Genes, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. CFF focuses on a group of researchers dedicating their time to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). With Caleb having CF, this charity is one that hits close to home.

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  • Think Together- GWED Charity Sponsor Spotlight

    Think together charity sponsor for GWEDToday is the first of a series of very special charity spotlights. We will be drawing your attention to some of our favourite charities that are sponsoring the GWED event. Think Together is a fantastic charity that pushes a positive message through community involvement. Continue reading

  • GWED and WoodSnap the Perfect Partnership

    GWED and WoodSnapGWED short for the Greatest Wedding Ever Donated was introduced to me by Tiffany Au. Tiffany is the co-creator and bride in GWED. GWED is a wedding that is a charitable Gala which aims to raise awareness and funds for 5 different charities. One specialized in mental health, education, research, rare disease, and low-income families.

     

    GWED Meets WoodSnap

    Tiffany came to WoodSnap to pick up some awards printed on wood that we were donating to a charity golf tournament. Right away her magnetic energy, passion, and compassion blew me away. I felt as if I had known forever and made an instant friend. I took her on one of my famous tours of the WoodSnap campus where we got to know each other a little better. As I showed her around the ideas of future collaborations started to bloom. I was sad to say goodbye to her that day but the giant hug that she left me with somehow told me that this was just the beginning of something awesome.

    Later that week she sent me pictures and videos from the event where the awards were handed out. We continued to discuss future ideas, then she mentioned GWED. It was way more than I could even grasp. I had to know more. We invited her and her future husband, Caleb to come by and tell us more about it.  Once they arrived it was clear that Caleb is just as awesome as Tiffany! We are super stoked to support GWED. If you want to be involved in this amazing and innovative event visit TheGWED.com 

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