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Wish Upon a Wedding Grants its 50th Wish at Chicago Marriott O'Hare to Military Couple

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Believing two people in love should never be denied the chance to marry, Wish Upon a Wedding has been helping couples say "I do" since January 2010. This weekend, the nonprofit will grant its 50th wedding wish at Chicago Marriott O'Hare, one of the most enchanting wedding locations near Chicago.

"The Chicago chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding is honored to be a part of this milestone event," said Chicago chapter president Ali Phillips. "We've been fortunate enough to touch the lives of 50 deserving couples around the country, and that shows how worthwhile and meaningful our organization is to so many people."

On Oct. 14, McHenry, IL, couple Ashley and Brian, will be wed at the newly renovated hotel near Rosemont, Chicago Marriott O'Hare. A staff sergeant of the Army National Guard, Brian served a nine-month tour in Afghanistan in 2009 and returned with life-altering physical and emotional injuries. Two years later, he met his soon-to-be-bride, Ashley, whose mother, grandfather, cousin and several friends have served in different branches of the military. Their relationship bloomed throughout the next several months and casual dating quickly turned into love.

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world's first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and seriously life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. By celebrating the courage and spirit of these couples, Wish Upon a Wedding helps create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come.

About Chicago Marriott O'Hare
Fresh off a $40 million dollar renovation, Chicago Marriott O'Hare is a first-class Chicago airport hotel. Just three miles from O'Hare International Airport and 15 miles from downtown, Chicago Marriott O'Hare combines distinguished atmosphere with charming accommodations and innovative amenities. More than 470 guest rooms and suites feature high-speed Internet for a productive work day and plush bedding for a restful night. Travelers in search of a Donald E. Stephens Convention Center hotel are only two miles from the facility. Experience the standard in sophisticated performance for more than 50 years at Chicago Marriott O'Hare.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 866-614-8407 or visit

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