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Kingston Bridal Week gives back to young Jamaican mothers and Brides of Haiti

An admirable part of Kingston Bridal Week is certainly its charitable events of which this year are not one, but two! On Tuesday night, I attended the premiere of the movie Baggage Claim, a romantic comedy starring Paula Patton, Jill Scott, Taye Diggs and Derek Luke. The movie was awesome, 4 out of 5 stars from me (but don’t pay me any mind, I love cheesy romantic comedies) but the part of the evening that made me proud to be associated with KBW was the cause. Father Ho-Lung, who’s been helping the poor here in Jamaica ever since mi yeye deh a mi knee (ever since I was a child) has opened a home called Holy Innocents that caters to young pregnant ladies who have no where to turn and most are considering terminating their pregnancies.

Father of Holy Innocents Home speaks at the Kingston Bridal Week 2013 launch

Father Bryan Kerr explaining to us at the KBW launch how the home has helped these ladies and how many have been helped since its opening. He gushed about two little babies currently living at the home who were born just this past week. This is awesome work that the home is doing, assisting these ladies with the means and the mindset necessary to carry out motherly duties and I extend cheers to the KBW team for remembering the less-fortunate in this event.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s the Brides for Haiti dress drive. If you have a wedding dress or bridesmaid dress, a prom dress or any formal dress that you probably won’t wear again, consider donating it at any Mailpac outlet today as it will be sent to the St. Joseph’s Parish in Carcasse, Haiti to be auctioned. Proceeds then help the Parish in a number of ways directly in Haiti who’s still feeling the effects of the devastating 2010 earthquake. According to the website, St. Joseph’s is “determined to promote health, education, and economic development in the community.  These are the building blocks that will enable the people of Carcasse  to build from within.” Read more about exactly what St. Joseph’s do in Haiti here.

Did you read my interview with Randy Fenoli of Say Yes to the Dress who will be coming to Kingston Bridal Week? It was a lot, I know but it was so fun to do! I just couldn’t stop the conversation, Randy is an amazing person and gave so much insight into how he came to be who he is and gave just the bridal advice you may be looking for. Go read it! The conversation went so well that guess who’s now Randy’s public relations agent while he is here in Jamaica??? Yes, me! I’m so honoured and excited that both the KBW team and Randy have chosen me for this task and it has been so great so far, but the true fun begins when he arrives! Here I am speaking about the interview and what it has been like so far as his PR agent at the KBW launch, a very proud moment for me:

IrieDiva at KBW Launch speaking about Randy Fenoli

Would you like to come to KBW on Saturday to meet Randy Fenoli? Great! Tell me why below and I will pick two winners to win one ticket each to come to the Bridal Market on Saturday! Randy will be signing copies of his book It’s All About the Dress: Savvy Secrets, Priceless Advice, and Inspiring Stories to Help you Find “The One” (available only at Bookophilia) at the Bridal Market after his presentation so come on out to meet him!

Extra points for you if you tweet the following post:

I just entered to win a @kgnbridalweek ticket on iriediva.com to meet @RandyFenoli! Pick me please @iriediva

Good luck! Here’s the full Kingston Bridal Week schedule:

Kingston Bridal Week 2013 Schedule

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6 Comments

  1. I’ve been a big fan of his show and it would be an honor if I could meet him in person

  2. Who wouldn’t be elated to meet Randy Fenoli! TLC= Say Yes To The Dress! After watching all those series what better way to meet him in person! Hoot !

  3. Pick me beause for longer than I can remember my Friday night’s have been about watching Randy and the Kleinfeld’s Gang with my sis. She’d be pretty jelly iof I met him….hehehe :)

  4. I really would want to win one of the tickets…. financially we as a couple are unable to attend . we also plan on getting married in February and would love to win or get some form of discount it really would be a weight lifted of our shoulder especially our budget ….

  5. Pick me ’cause I want to be wedding planner & I want to have the BEST advice to give my brides especially from Randy himself! :-D

    I’ve ALWAYS loved Say Yes to the Dress, & I’m convinced I’ve watched every episode! *whispers* & Randy’s definitely my favourite! He cracks me up, & (most times lol) knows exactly what to pick for the brides, something else I hope to do in the not-too-distant future! ;-)

    Pick me! Pick me! :-D

  6. Keep up the good work. Brides to the world!!!

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