AnimalFair’s Celebrate Lucky Diamond’s Life & Legacy At The Pet Wedding Of The Century benefit promises to be the most beautiful animal benefit in History! We will be breaking the Guinness World Record for “The Most Expensive Pet Wedding In History”! Our event will support the Lucky Diamond Critical Care Ward at the Humane Society of New York!
The time, resources, services, and products to make this the most expensive wedding have been donated, enabling Animal Fair Media to produce this incredible historic event. All of our annual media outreach events over the past ten years were created to bring animal rescue and adoption to the public awareness arena, encouraging adopting, volunteering and donating to local animal shelters. Our annual events have raised thousands of dollars for Humane Society of New York, the Celebrate Lucky’s Life & Legacy At The Pet Wedding Of The Century benefit will do the same in Lucky’s name and honor.
Animal Fair Media’s beloved pet icon Maltese, Lucky Diamond passed away recently from canine cancer. Wendy Diamond first adopted Lucky in 1999, and was inspired to launch Animal Fair magazine! Through the magazine, events, books, and media appearances, Wendy and Lucky proactively changed the world’s approach and thoughts towards animal rescue and adoption. The annual number of animals euthanized in U.S. shelters twelve years ago when Wendy adopted Lucky and was inspired to create Animal Fair Media was 12 million; the number at Lucky’s passing has dropped to 5 million.
Wendy started photographing Lucky with A-list celebrities at countless charity events. The photos, cataloged in the ”Who Got Lucky?” column on Animal Fair’s website. Lucky earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the Animal Most Photographed With Celebrities, with more than 360 photos taken with everyone from Betty White, Kayne West, to Barbara Walters, and always for a worthy cause!
The wedding will take place on July 12th, 2012 at Manhattan’s legendary Jumeirah Essex House Hotel on Central Park as a celebration and tribute to Lucky’s life and legacy of animal rescue and championing the underdog! Wendy recently adopted a new dog she was fostering, and named her Baby Hope Diamond (since she brought her so much hope after Lucky passed). The wedding will take place between Baby Hope and the winning groom. Donations from the event will benefit The Humane Society of New York.
We gathered a world class dream team to produce the Celebrate Lucky’s Life & Legacy At The Pet Wedding Of The Century benefit. New York City’s leading wedding planner Harriette Rose Katz, who has planned celebrity weddings for such notables as Billy Baldwin and Cheyenne Phillips, Donny Deutsch and many others, will be lending her expertise. Bentley Meeker, lighting guru, who has been showcased at both the MoMA and Guggenheim will create the magical ambiance.
The savory reception will be catered by Jumeirah Essex House Chef Nate the James Beard Award recipient, along with Sushi Chef James Chung, and Darryl Robinson (DR Mixologist), “the ultimate cocktail specialist”, will serve drinks. The Wedding Cake is by Cake Boss Buddy and YES we will be on an episode!
Halo, Purely For Pets, co-owned by Ellen DeGeneres will provide an all natural pet food buffet for all our four-legged guests! Halo won the first ever National Canine Cancer Foundation Seal of Excellence for their pure and healthy pet food.
Couture designers Henry and Michele Roth created Baby Hope’s spectacular wedding dog gown valued at $6,000! Flowers for the wedding will be designed by Floralia Decorators, whose clients include Kathy Hilton, Sony Music, USA Films, and even former President Bill Clinton!
The Hank Lane Orchestra, a seven piece orchestra who has provided entertainment for the American Ballet Theater’s Spring Gala, will perform for the guests, along with renowned jazz trumpet player Dominick Farinacci. Opera and pop singing sensation, Nathan Pacheco (compared to Andrea Bocelli) will wow the event attendees with his vocal performance. And they promise to keep the music low for those with dog ears!
The groom will join Wendy Diamond and Baby Hope with carrying on Lucky’s legacy of promoting animal rescue and welfare, and now the future couple will add animal cancer to their causes. The groom will be one “lucky” winner of our social media contest, where the best pooch or feline will win the chance to marry Baby Hope Diamond and will live on Lucky’s legacy promoting animal rescue and welfare!
The wedding is valued at $250,000! So say “I Do!” and commit to honoring Lucky’s incredible life and legacy, by joining us in Celebrate Lucky’s Life & Legacy At The Pet Wedding Of The Century, which guarantees to be the pet wedding of the century, and will will be an evening to always remember! PLEASE JOIN US AT THIS CELEBRATION OF LUCKY DIAMOND”S INSPIRATIONAL LIFE AND LEGACY OF HELPING ANIMAL RESCUE AND WELFARE!
The following are media links covering Lucky’s passing, her many accomplishments, and historic legacy:
New York Daily News: New York Daily News – Pet guru Wendy Diamond touts benefits of adopting a senior dog
ABC News: Celebrity Dog ‘Lucky‘ Dies of Cancer
People Magazine: Lucky Diamond, Celebrity-Loving Dog, Dies of Cancer
Business Insider: Lucky Diamond, Famous Maltese, Has Died