On May 7th, 2015, Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, NY's " 21st Annual Bouquet of Wishes Event" was transformed into "Royal Ball" to celebrate seven-year old Nikolina’s wish to be a Princess in a castle, along with over 875 guests.
Princess Nikolina made a royal entrance by horse and carriage, where she was received by some of her favorite princesses. She graciously greeted her royal subjects and presented autographed photos while mingling in her “enchanted garden” at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook. When it was time to be seated for dinner, trumpets sounded and our Fairy Godmother appeared to announce Nikolina’s grand entrance. Led by a precession of her favorite princess, Nikolina entered atop a handmade carriage down the red carpet in the dining room. The Royal Coronation began with the Fairy Godmother’s official proclamation followed by her parents crowning her Princess Nikolina. Music played as a parade of fairy tale characters from Dance Connection of LI performed in celebration.
Princess Nikolina’s first order of business was to knight Honoree Michael Brown of Atlantic Auto Group. Kneeling before the Princess, Michael took his oath and Princess Nikolina dubbed him Sir Michael Brown. She presented him with a special engraved sword.
The evening was filled with many surprises for the Princess, which were presented each time the clock would strike. Princess Belle and Pocahontas presented her with gifts. Snow White sang “Someday My Prince Will Come” as Princess Nikolina danced with her dad. Elsa and Anna performed “Let It Go” as Nikolina enjoyed her chicken fingers and fries served on a silver platter. An Evil Queen made a surprise appearance quite annoyed about not receiving an invitation. Sir Michael Brown, true to his oath, defended Princess Nikolina and scared her away.
At the end of the evening, Nikolina was presented with a final surprise, her wish to have her very own castle in her backyard will come true.
We extend a royal thank you to all of our generous sponsors and loyal supporters, our Board of Directors and the Bouquet of Wishes volunteer committee, for making this event a tremendous success for our children.
Sincerest thanks to: Atlantic Auto Mall, Decco by Party Up Productions, L.A. Productions Events, OMG Photo Booth Rentals, My Little Rascals, Dance Connection, Kingdom of Acre Festivals, Christie Helene, Darlings & Divas of Amityville, Racine Salon de Beaute & Spa, Villa Lombardi's, NY Lounge Decor, Lightworks Interactive, Farralane Lighting & Audio, Xtreme Sounds DJ Productions, Pennylane , J. Merullo Imports, Paul Anthony of Connoisseur Media, Bellucci Films, Emaury Productions, Hollywood Banners Inc., Sir Oliver Limousine, Lisa DeVerna, Jill Lanigan, Regal Carriage Inc., Taylor Sound, Elaine Lainee, Longo Hesse, all of our special Princess guests and Our “Fairy Godmother” for providing all of the fairy tale touches.
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To view Nikolina's story of how she became a princess please visit: The Princess - A Make-A-Wish Story
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