BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA AND COUTURE BRIDE TO HONOR VETERANS
AND TROOPS VETERANS DAY WEEKEND
“Operation Wedding Gown” will give free wedding gowns to military brides!
So often we get wrapped up in what I like to call "the pretty" of wedding planning. The flowers, the photos, the number of courses served and the wine. It always impressed me when couples graciously take the opportunity to give back by arranging favors in the form of donations, donating flowers to local hospitals, etc. And now I am thrilled to tell you about an amazing and generous event designed to give back to our military!
Each year Brides Across America salutes our troops by making dreams come true for hundreds of military brides. As part of Brides Across America’s commitment to support our troops and veterans, the non-profit organization will host their 6th annual bridal gown giveaway at salons nationwide. From coast to coast, bridal salons are honoring veterans by giving away free wedding gowns as a thank you for their service to this country.
Las Vegas’ premier bridal salon, Couture Bride, will host an Operation Wedding Gown giveaway event for military brides this Sunday, November 11, 2012, from 9am till 3 pm. In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed or deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Korea or Japan. Identification and deployment papers must be presented at Couture Bride to qualify.
“Many military brides find it difficult to plan their dream wedding due to deployment, injury or economic circumstances,” said Dawn Heaney, owner and partner of Couture Bride. “We hope that our contribution will not only alleviate some of their stress, but will also be a part of giving these amazing women beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.”
Brides Across America founder, Heidi Janson, wants to continue making dreams come true. “My goal is to make sure we don’t forget all the servicemen and women overseas fighting for our freedom,” she said. “It is imperative at this point for Brides Across America to continue growth and to make a bigger difference by gaining more support from bridal salons and designers.” Since its inception in 2007, Brides Across America has donated more than 8,000 wedding gowns from prominent designers worldwide.
Regardless of your political views, your party affiliation, or the fights you may have seen on Facebook, this is one event that we can all support! After all, every and any woman who wants to marry should have the chance to be a beautiful bride in a beautiful dress!
For more information, please visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com to qualify. Brides must pre-register for the event by logging on to Brides Across America’s website.
For more information about attending the event contact Couture Bride at 702-647-7778 or visit their website at www.couturebridelv.com.
About Brides Across America
Brides Across America is a nationwide 501c3 that focuses on providing free wedding gowns to those military brides that have not been able to have their dream wedding. Brides Across America is connecting with bridal salons across the nation to help spread the military spirit. Operation Wedding Gown made headlines when it was featured on NBC's "Making a Difference" with Brian Williams this fall. Since 2007, Brides Across America and its partners have made a difference in the lives of many military brides. Brides Across America was just recently honored by the Joining Forces program, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families, which was launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The national charitable organizations new mission is to support wounded warriors, post-traumatic stress, and jobs for veterans. Brides Across America is an organization about helping people through building community awareness and be a leader in social responsibility.
About Couture Bride
Couture Bride’s owners are Flora Petakas, Dawn Heaney, and Annette Cirillo-Bergen have been in the bridal industry for over twenty years. Couture Bride is known for their modern, sophisticated and elegant atmosphere and wedding gowns. Couture Bride offers wedding gowns from top designers like Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Mikaella, Augusta Jones, Kleinfeld Collection, Anna Maier and Marisa. Couture Bride offers a wide range of sizes and hundreds of dresses to choose from. Couture Bride is a proud supporter of Brides Across America and is excited to be taking part in this event.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.
An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for The Engage Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!
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