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Hosted at Magnolia Plantation & Garden’s premier Carriage House



Guest Speakers

Mike Ciprari
,co-owner of SJC Drums, spends most of his days building custom professional drum sets for some of today's biggest rock 'n roll bands. But recently, Mike became a Make-A-Wish advocate after helping grant a wish for Goose Creek wish kid, Jose. At Wishes in Bloom, Mike shared his experience of helping make Jose's wish come true and how it transformed his life too.







Andrea Serrano is the Charleston Shop Curator. As one of Charleston's premiere stylists and fashion bloggers, Andrea shares her love and passion for fashion and culture in the Lowcountry with thousands of followers across the world. You can often see her hosting a fashion segment on Lowcountry Live.

At Wishes in Bloom, Andrea was excited to help create a special surprise wish moment for a local wish kid and share that experience with attendees.






Live Wish Reveal

Guests at Wishes in Bloom were able to view the live reveal for 16-year-old Ashlyn who wished to experience the fashion and culture of Tokyo. Ashlyn was also surprised by Andrea Serrano, the Charleston Shop Curator, with a personalized shopping experience to help Ashlyn prepare for her upcoming wish trip. With the help of many Lowcountry retail partners at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, Ashlyn is being treated to a special experience that elevates her wish to a life-changing experience. 


Silent and Live Auctions

With each donation made through the auctions, bidders helped raise funds to grant wishes for children battling critical illnesses.  The silent auction accompanied the cocktail reception and live musical entertainment and offered items from beautiful art to luxury housewares. During the program, guests were able to take part in a high-energy live auction with stunning packages from a custom shopping experience with a personal stylist to a vacation in Barbados!

Just a sample of some of the wonderful items: 



Guest Chefs 



Chef Steve Manall

Palmetto Cafe at Belmond Charleston Place 


Chef Marc Collins

Circa 1886 


Chef Sermet Aslan

Sermet's Southernterranean



Chef Beau Beckner

Home Team BBQ 


Chef Lauren Mitterer

WildFlour Pastry 


Chef Marcus Middleton

Middleton Made Cuisines 


Chef Ron Murray

Beyond Expectations 


Chef Corey Fox 

Live Entertainment by Emerald Empire Band


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