Cathy Jett is the assistant business editor at The Free Lance-Star, and specializes in covering the area's retail scene.
Virginia Bride Magazine, area vendors to offer free wedding
Dreaming of a lavish wedding?
You might just be lucky enough to get one for free.
Virginia Bride Magazine and Fredericksburg-area businesses will be giving away a $35,000 wedding. The event will be held at the newly renovated Augustine Golf and Country Club in Stafford County, and will be featured in a future issue of Virginia Bride.
“Our show is in its 10th year and we thought this would be a great way to honor the long-time vendors who participate each year in our two shows by giving them recognition in the community and to help a local couple experience the wedding of their dreams,” said Angeline Frame, the magazine’s publisher.
The giveaway includes everything from the dress to the honeymoon thanks to donations by the following vendors:
Designer Wedding Gown: Ava Laurenne Bride
Wedding Coordination: Occasions by M&K
Wedding Cake: Simply Sweet
Rehearsal Dinner for up to 30 guests with catering package: The Inn at Kelly’s Ford
Table Linens: Memorable Moments
Floral package, which will include bridal party flowers for bride and groom, bridal party ( up to four bridesmaids and four groomsmen), flower girl and ring bearer, and reception centerpieces for 10 guest tables: Sweets and Soirees
Photography, including six hours, two photographers, high resolution downloads, online viewing, engagement session and story book: Pink Photography
DJ for Reception, including ceremony and reception music totaling four hours: Classic Hits Entertainment
Limousine: Anytime Limousines
Premium announcement package in the Celebrations section: The Free Lance-Star
Lingerie Set: Silks Vintage Lingerie
Overnight Accommodations in deluxe honeymoon suite: Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center
Special Discounted Room Rates for out of town guests and brunch for 40: Fredericksburg Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center
Honeymoon- Five day stay for two with meals and all recreational activities: Mountain Lake Hotel
To register for the giveaway, visit vabridemagazine.com or attend either of the Greater Virginia Bridal Shows, which will be held on Sunday, June 10, and Jan. 6, 2013 at The Hospitality House and Conference Center Hotel in Central Park shopping center in Fredericksburg. The winner will be randomly selected at the winter show and entrants must be present to win.