Monday, May 11, 2009 saw a parade of celebrities take a stroll down the red carpet at The New York Palace Hotel to honor Modern Bride Magazine's 2009 Trendsetter Award Recipients. Touted as the Oscars of the wedding world, each year the magazine presents these awards to the best-of-the-best bridal experts, encompassing categories ranging from fashion to food.
In response to the philanthropic dedication in the wedding industry, each year since 2007, Modern Bride presents one special recipient with its prestigious "Loving Spirit Award." This year, representatives from Wedgwood fine china and crystal, presented the inscribed crystal vase to Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting last wishes for women and men who are suffering from metastatic stage IV breast cancer. Making Memories' Executive Director Patti Lange had the esteemed honor of accepting the award on the organization's behalf.