OMNI HOTEL TO AUCTION $50,000 WEDDING TO BENEFIT ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION
HOTEL AT INDEPENDENCE PARK TO AUCTION $50,000 WEDDING TO BENEFIT ALEX’S
LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER
hotel, together with a group of select vendors across the city, is
auctioning a complete wedding package worth more than $50,000 to benefit
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in its battle to cure childhood
cancer. The auction – entitled aweddingforalex.com
– will begin June 9, 2012 8p.m. on eBay. The minimum opening bid will
be $10,000. Final bids coincide one week later on June 15, 2012 at 8p.m.
A preview of this spectacular package is at www.aweddingforalex.com as of June 2, 2012.
package includes an exquisite ceremony and reception for up to 140
people and an all-inclusive resort honeymoon in Mexico, photography,
flowers, hair and make-up for the bride and her party, a wedding cake,
wedding bands a penthouse suite – the works. Put simply, it is the best
of Philadelphia coming together to benefit a truly magnificent cause.
Lemonade Stand Foundation is named for Alexandra Scott, a little girl
with cancer who, at the age of four, set up a lemonade stand in her
front yard as a way of helping raise money to cure childhood cancer.
|Amanda Hemingway, Director of Human Resources and Christopher Laufer, Director of Sales. Both of at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park|
passed away in 2004, when she was only eight years old – but not before
raising more than a million dollars for her cause. The Foundation that
bears her name continues. It has raised millions of dollars and funded
more pediatric cancer research projects nationwide.
and Chestnut streets in the city’s historic Old City section. The
wedding ceremony and reception will be held at the hotel’s acclaimed
Azalea restaurant and includes everything from filet mignon to a premium
open bar. The hotel recently underwent a spectacular, $4 million
renovation. The couple will spend their wedding night in the Omni’s
penthouse suite with its magnificent living room, luxurious marble baths
and commanding view of the city.
lucky couple will begin with a rehearsal dinner at the lovely Union
Trust Steak House with 30 of their family and friends. They will then
host their wedding August 17, 2013 at the Omni Hotel at Independence
Park. Carl Alan Floral Design has donated 20 centerpieces for the
be completed in the Omni’s penthouse suite. The groom’s tuxedo will be
provided by Beau & Co., a British influenced custom clothing company
that was created to spread an infectious passion for unique,
custom-tailored garments. The groom will received a made-to-measure,
full-canvas, custom suit or tuxedo, along with a bespoke dress shirt,
more than 40 individual measurements of the groom will be taken to get
the perfect fit and there are hundreds of fabrics and many individual
style options for the groom to select from, to create something truly
unique for the wedding. It is also an opportunity to add a number of
custom details to celebrate the big day, such as a monogram of the
wedding date on the shirt sleeve or inside of the jacket.
Diamonds, on Philadelphia’s famous Jewelers Row, is donating the
wedding bands. And the bride can custom design her cake with the help of
the experts at the Classic Cake Company. Sparks
Photography, who has photographed some of the city’s most notable
society weddings and events, will be taking pictures. DJ Services will
be provided by Synergetic Sounds & Lighting.
it’s all over, the couple will fly round trip and enjoy their honeymoon
at the all-inclusive Dreams Tulum resort on Mexico’s stunning Riviera
Maya. Omni Hotel and Resort Cancun Mexico. The resort is home to
world-class restaurants, splendid white sand beaches and an atmosphere
of relaxed perfection. Staff will even deliver dinner and drinks to
their private balcony – anytime of the day or night.
Omni Hotel at Independence Park, 401 Chestnut Street, is a four-diamond
European-style luxury hotel that offers elegance and style at its best
– all within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, U.S. Mint,
Independence Hall and the Benjamin Franklin House. Situated just 10
minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, the Omni Hotel at
Independence Park offers the ideal Philadelphia hotel location.
Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade
stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000,
4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to
raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex
held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into
a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters
across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s
Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more
than $50 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure,
funding over 200 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more
information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit www.AlexsLemonade.org.