In a nutshell:
Tuesday August 25th 2015 at 11:30 am join us on one of two Max trains opening in Pioneer Square at 12:16 during a Noon Tunes concert.. You’ll be wearing a wedding gown, tuxedo, white dress or dark suit and dance off the train doing a choreographed dance that we will teach through Youtube and provide the sea of wedding gowns and tuxedos that will host our professional performers. Be part of our viral video and help keep Portland Weird!
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The Brides of Eden are back! And we are planning a unique event to rejuvenate our fund-raising efforts. We are “Married” to the garden – specifically the Garden of Eden, meaning a garden grown out of love, in concert with nature, for physical and spiritual nourishment, in the way that God intended our food and medicine to grow.
The Brides of Eden is a nonprofit program that endeavors to provide Eden-based foods and gardens to the food banks so that they may offer fresh, whole, nutrient-dense foods to the 15.8 million children and their families in this country who live in a household where they do not get enough nutrient-rich foods to sustain a healthy life.
15.8 MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN
literally raised into disease and obesity, because their food supply is dead!
In order to get the world’s attention (and $$$) for our cause we are planning an epic event that we believe will take us viral with our mission of greening the food banks. We are hosting a WEDDING GOWN FLASH MOB at Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon on August 25th 2015 during the Noon Tunes concert sponsored by the City of Portland in Pioneer Square. Here are the delightful details so far:
We are asking everyone to participate by showing up at the designated Max stations (The Beverton TC and Gateway TC) by 11:30 am Tuesday August 25th and riding to Pioneer Square on Tuesday August 25th 2015 on two different trains both arriving at 12:16 from opposite sides of town. Flash-mobbers are asked to wear a wedding gown, tuxedo, white dress or dark suit to the event. When the trains open our brides (and grooms) of Eden will come rushing into the square forming a spiral dancing the “Electric Slide around the band stand, while the band, SkyBound Blue plays our theme song Breaking Bad Habits, Planting New Seeds by local song writer Mark Olmstead.
Our flash mob will then make a giant rush to the middle of the square. When we back out of the middle our professional dance troupe, performers and celebrities will remain in the middle of the square and do their unique performance while we spiral around them. Our flash dance will then crescendo in the middle again with a rose pedal toss (Each participant will get a detailed instruction flyer and some rose pedals on the Max train en-route to Pioneer Square).
After our 5-10 minute flash mob we can stay and enjoy the rest of the concert anddash to the Photo Tag Booth to pick up your pictures before heading over to the after party with free food and drinks at Frack Burger on Barbur Boulevard, generously provided by Frack Burger owner, James Frackowiak. YouTube will do the rest when our super cool flash mob video hits the airways.
Each participant will be extremely valuable to the Brides of Eden as we will be collecting corporate and personal pledges for each wedding-clad, flash-mobber that shows up. Frack Burger was also the first to step up and offer a pledge of $20 per wedding-clad flash-mobber. They are challenging other Portland businesses to meet or exceed their pledge. If we reach our target goal of 200 folks their generous pledge will be worth $4000 to our cause. Thank you Frack Burger!!!
So you get to be part of a really cool event, we raise money and get our message out there in a big way. It’s a win win and a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of something epic. Here is one of the famous flash mob videos we hope to surpass with ours.
Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help organize or promote this event with the Brides of Eden please contact Denise at 503 741-5985 or email@example.com
The details will continue to unfold here and on our Facebook page and BridesofEden. com (as soon as we can retrieve the admin pass code – don’t you hate that! LOL)
For now please put August 25th on your calendar, dust off your gown or tux and plan to be part of Portland history in an incredibly fun way!
Brides For A Cause (A nonprofit group) is offering discount wedding gowns to flash-mobbers ($20-$50). Just tell them you are shopping for the flash mob event. They are located at:
4942 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Men’s Warehouse Portland store is also offering discount deals for flash-mobbers. Tell them you are renting a tux for the flash-mob and you will get a special price. Find them at:
851 SW 6th Ave
See you there!