Besting last year’s total by more than 20 grand, the recent Get Hitched Give Hope gala raised a whopping $85,000 for the Dream Foundation, the event’s primary benefactor, and the Young Survivor’s Coalition, who will also see the benefits of those funds.

While that’s a hugely gratifying number and speaks volumes about everyone involved, it’s also important to note that many a Seattle bride-and-groom got their dreams fulfilled that night, too.

There were auction bidders-n-winners for bridesmaid bouquets, wedding planning, hair and makeup design, and much more; including a guided, chauffeured shopping trip with yours truly. How much did that last one go for? Click through the slideshow to find out.

Thanks to everyone who was there—including all those dudes who came out this year. Grooms forever! And big love and many, many thanks to the organizers and sponsors of this important and excellent yearly event. We couldn’t be more honored to be involved.