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Candyland Christmas Party at The Garden on Millbrook

Toys for Tots Raleigh Fundraiser Gets Local Wedding Pros in the Christmas Spirit

The annual Christmas Toys for Tots Raleigh fundraiser took place at The Garden on Millbrook last week. Produced by our dear friends at Forever Bridal for 16 years running, this local wedding pro bash supports the local branch of Toys for Tots.

This year, the Forever Bridal team wanted to put a special emphasis on community over competition. So they invited our team at Southern Bride and Groom magazine, as well as Weddings Magazine, to co-sponsor the event. We were so honored to play a small part in this wonderful evening that brings together local Marines with event professionals, and helps brighten the Christmas mornings of so many children in need.

It was a magical event. The Candyland Christmas theme was an absolute delight. The photos by SB&G Preferred Photographer Fancy This Photography were too cute not to share! These are great inspiration for anyone planning a Christmas party or Christmas wedding.

Candyland Christmas Theme at The Garden on Millbrook Raleigh Wedding Venue

Forever Bridal conceived a brilliant Candyland Christmas theme for this year’s Raleigh fundraiser event. The beautiful Garden on Millbrook North Raleigh wedding venue was decked to the nines. The ballroom looked like a scene from The Nutcracker. Snow white Christmas trees were dripping in candy decorations. Colorful tabletop centerpieces featured oversized lollipops and toys. The food station featured a shiny silver choo-choo train display. And stacks of presents wrapped in sparkly paper were all around.

Chocolate Martini from The Garden at Millbrook
Candyland Christmas tablescape ideas

Marine Toys for Tots in Raleigh

Toys for Tots is a US Marine charity project that has been around for several decades. The program is simple and sweet. The foundation collects donations of unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children in our region each Christmas.

Forever Bridal has been working with this group of Marines for over a decade. The group who was there last week shared that this event is the most coveted prize that everyone wants to attend each year. When you see these photos below, you’ll understand why! This Toys for Tots Fundraiser Event turned into a downright party with Marines and wedding pros on the dance floor.


The Forever Bridal Team - hosts of the Toys for Tots Raleigh Fundraiser
Forever Bridal team with co-hosts Donna and Jenna of Southern Bride & Groom, Robyn and Maureen of Weddings Magazine, and four Marines
Models for Charity came out for the party
The team behind C and D Events
Mollyann from All Saints, The Stockroom and The Glass Box, Dana from 21c Durham, and Jenna of SB&G
Tyshia Torres and friends
US Marines can get down!
Dancing under the gorgeous chandelier at The Garden on Millbrook
Laura and Camellia from Forever Bridal with Jenna from Southern Bride & Groom

Forever Bridal produces the largest wedding shows in NC. They have four events each year – and their January show is right around the corner. Save the date for January 5-6, 2019, and visit their site for more information.

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