Friday, February 27, 2009

A worthy cause in the Congo.

My friend Cynthia from Enizio salon is putting together a fundraiser to aid the rape victims in the District of Congo. She sent this email to me with the info about the fundraiser and asked me to post it on my blog to raise as much awareness about the fundraiser as possible. She also directed me to some news stories about what is happening to the innocent women and CHILDREN in the Congo. Women as old as 75 and children as young as 3 are being violently raped. I am bewildered and horrified over what has been happening to these innocent victims. I don't understand how these renegade men can be SO evil. Pure evil. It's disgusting and heart wrenching. News stories can be found HERE and HERE

Here is the info on how you can help:

On April 11 2009, Studio Enizio will be hosting a Dress Drive and we need your help! Pull out those old High School dresses and donate them to our salon between today and April 11, 2009. We will then hold an event where we will sell your donations for no more than 40 BUCKS! All proceeds will go to the Panzi Hospital in the District of Congo.

Heres the Guidelines for Donations:
Ideal donations include formal gowns from 2002 to new, in GREAT condition, in all sizes and colors.
Dresses must be dry cleaned and on hangers.
Must be formal gowns or fancy party dresses.

Everyone that donates will have a chance to be entered into a drawing for a free makeover by the Enizio Team!

All of you who will need a dress for Prom can come on the 11th of April and pick one up for under 40 dollars! Plus all you girls that come in to purchase will also be entered into a drawing to have your hair and makeup done for prom on us!!!!

So PLEASE pass the word along. We need all the help we can get to make this a successful event.

About the Panzi Hospital in the District of Congo:

"With the war in the District of Congo rape has been a cheap, simple weapon for all parties in the war, more easily obtainable than bullets or bombs: “This violence was designed to exterminate the population,” there is such stigma associated with rape in Congo — where female virginity is prized and the husband of a rape survivor is considered shamed — that rape survivors are routinely shunned by husbands, parents and communities.

The Congo war has claimed more lives than any conflict since the end of World War II, yet receives almost no attention outside central Africa. An estimated 4 million people have died here since 1996 — the vast majority not by firepower but starvation or preventable diseases, as people hid in the jungle to escape the fighting." ( Stephanie Nolen of Ms Magazine.)
photo credit: The New York Times
The Panzi Hospital was created to help treat the victims of rape. Please take the time to read more about their organization here or an article by the New York Times here
We are eager and excited to be able to raise something - anything to help even one victim.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Clark @ Studio Enizio - 801.341.5041

If you feel so inclined, please copy and paste this information and put it on your blog. The more people that know about the fundraiser the better! Also, I don't have dresses to donate, but I will be donating money. So if you'd like to donate money as well, contact Enizio and ask how. All procceeds are going to the Panzi hospital in Congo.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Some more....

...of these cute little kiddos.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Great Website Update.

My wedding website has been updated and revamped with some of my favorite wedding photos from last year.

Please go HERE to check it out!

And as a little motivation....

*If YOUR photo is the FIRST photo on the opening page slideshow CONTACT me via my website to receive 1 free 12x18 custom print of THAT particular photo.

*If YOUR photo is one of the following 3 photos in the opening page slideshow CONTACT me to receive 1 free 8x12 custom print of that particular photo.

*If YOUR photo is the opening photo in any of the galleries (ie. bridal, engagement, wedding, etc) contact me to receive 1 free 8x12 custom print of that particular photo.

You must contact me via the CONTACT page of my website to redeem your prize:)

Thank you and have a lovely day:)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Liz and Brig. Wedding.

Dress: Monique Lhullier from Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
Flowers: Studio Stems
Hair and Makeup: Enizio
Invitations: Pink Piggy Design
Cake: Midway Country Corner
Venue: Homstead Resort, Midway Utah
Band: Kalai
Second photographer: Amanda Sharp
Assistant: Tiffany Anderson

Some of the best Utah wedding vendors, a stunning location, and one of the most amazing local musicians made this wedding TOP NOTCH. Winter weddings never looked so good.

p.s. I am in love with Kalai's music.


Friday, February 20, 2009

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