Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A bit of Generosity

Last Thursday (Feb 12th), I had the opportunity to watch Rachael Ray’ special show about the Harris County Brides, which was first aired on Nov 21, 2008.

When Hurricane Ike hit south of Houston, it crushed the dreams of hundreds of brides. With the demages caused by the hurricane, the couples lost not only the venue where they had planned their big day, but also all the money they had invested.
The venue shut its doors and filled for bankruptcy.

In only one week team Rachael Ray pull off a wedding day miracle for 33 couples, turning the stadium Minute Maid Park into a Winter Wonderland.

After the loss of their wedding plans, the couples had the wedding of a lifetime offered by the show and generous companies that helped with the dresses, tux, wedding bands, decor, catering, live music, photography, makeup, fireworks, honeymoon…everything they could wish for.

If you didn’t have the chance to watch, the videos are available on Rachael Ray’s website. It is worth to take a look at it. http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show/view/675/

All images borrowed from here


  1. That was so great of RR to do that--what fun for the couples who thought they were left without options.

  2. What a great idea. My fiance is from Houston and knew of a couple who got married without power after Ike hit. I couldn't imagine how I would feel if something like this happened - especially around wedding time.

  3. This is a touching and beautiful story about real community