Not to sound cliché, but this isn’t your typical love story.
Tiffany Au and Caleb Remington came together the way many people do in this day and age – through the Internet. After liking one of Caleb’s photos on Instagram and later meeting him through a mutual friend, Tiffany began dating Caleb and the rest was history.
After going through different hardships throughout their lives and spending time raising money for various causes, including mental health and cystic fibrosis, the couple felt that it was only right to give back during a time when all eyes would be on them. That’s how The GWED came to be. After making Cross Campus South Bay their official GWEDquarters, they formed a team of creatives and non-profits willing to help them in their quest to raise $500,000 for charity. Cross Campus was proud to sponsor this team, the event, and the inspirational couple behind it all.
“We needed a home base and I was invited by a close friend, Mark Wallrapp, to a preview of Cross Campus South Bay a week before it opened,” said Art Arellanes, Executive Producer of Arcadio Productions and a key player in bringing the event together. “We knew we would thrive here and made arrangements to move in on opening day.”
This May, the big day finally came. The wedding-turned-fundraiser was held at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. It was attended by family, close friends, sponsors, and the public. When asked about the event and its success, Art said, “Tiffany and Caleb’s spirit of philanthropy and bringing awareness to causes in need is contagious. They speak like only they can to their own generation and are educating them on how and why to give back to the communities around us. Their inspiration goes way beyond and has an impact on all those they come in contact with, either in person or through the media.”
Speechless. Completely. Speechless.. one of the many talented that joined us last night. Thank you for this sneak peak Mandy!! 💕 #Repost @mandythebrave ・・・ Last night I stood among the audience of @the.gwed, mind-blown. During an occasion that’s normally all about the couple, Tiffany and Caleb did everything in their power to make it about others- people who are hurting, in need and fighting an uphill battle that no human should ever have to fight. Their wedding doubled (or quadrupled?) as a charity gala, auction and benefit concert which all led to raising thousands of dollars for cystic fibrosis and several other worthy causes. I found myself marveling at how such selfless people could exist, but there they stood; ready to promise each other all their days- the good, the bad and everything in between. They are my newest example of what it means to love someone unconditionally and it makes my heart so full to know and see how much they completely deserve each other. @tiffany.anh and @calebremington, thank you for inviting us all to be a part of your epic GWEDDING. Your love is powerful and the impact it’s already had on the lives of so many makes me really excited to see what you’ll do next✨
A night created by a community for community. Love is most felt when shared. Thank you, endlessly to all of our creatives, partners, and givers. Blessed beyond all belief. 📷: @charissamagno – Venue: @thewiltern @livenation Production: Arcadio Productions @arcadio7 Artists: @scottruschmusic @pearlbotts @brandicyrus @priscillarenea @davina_leone @thisisruthanne @knyghtryderrules @abby_chung Officiant: @aldoseoane Speakers: @higgins.ben @deanie_babies @tracylcar @jamietworkowski @davina_leone @priscillarenea @takayama.10 @justinbaldoni @fight2breathe Event Managing @the_love_riot Planner/designer: @kelseyraedesigns @courtney_kelseyraedesigns Photography: @madelinebarrphoto @charissamagno @pat.magno @jasonsnorlax @britthayesphotography @edithhoganphotography Videography: @r_petey @mandythebrave @maddieshort14 @iaguemar Florals: @bloomsbybreesalee Rings: @diamondnexus Catering: @hungrybearcatering @milkandeggscom PR: @reveilleinc Dress: @loveandlacebridalsalon Tux: @brooksbrothers Office space: @crosscampusla Decor: @woodsnap @backupbackdrops Beverage: @davosbrands @greenflashbeer @williamgrantandsons @onehope @healthade @lovesuja NRG: @foreverytable Hair: @corieamberthair @glamsquad Makeup: @deelishdeanna @glamsquad Tan: @sprayedbyjade Photo booth: @reddienflash Printing: light source printing Graphics: @candzcova @lo_la_creative Arch: @maneuverworks Snacks: @thisbar @barebakedgoods @essentiawater @kindbar Jewlery: @capsuljewelry @myintent @dogearedjewelry @alexandani Fundraising partners: @jcrew @crosscampusla @nickspizzapub
To see what’s next for Tiffany and Caleb, see the video below. As for what’s next for The GWED, Art mentioned plans for a sequel featuring another deserving couple and other charities, a documentary, and maybe even a television show: “We hope to remain at Cross Campus to create and produce The Greatest Wedding Ever Donated 2. We believe it’s a very unique brand.”
Although the wedding is over, donations for The Wayfarer Foundation, Think Together, To Write Love on Her Arms, Global Genes, and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are still being accepted. One hundred percent of donations go to the participating organizations. Learn more about The GWED and help them meet their $500,000 goal by donating here. Listen to The GWED’s official song on Apple Music and download it on iTunes; all proceeds from iTunes downloads go to the participating 501(c)(3)s.
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