I have brought together a group of Loudoun County wedding professionals to provide a free wedding to a deserving military couple.

The wedding ceremony and reception will be held Sunday November 17, 2019 at Kalero Vinyard in Purcellville, Virginia.  Ford’s Wicked Catering will be providing the food, Pure Perfection Catering the desserts, and Sweetz Bakery the wedding cake.  Amy Thunell, from Bluemont Vinyard, will be the wedding coordinator, Jake Ritchie from Dream Day DJ’s will provide the music, and Michael Stump from Tip Top Photobooths will provide a photo-booth.  Salon Montage will take care of the wedding party’s hair and makeup and Point to Point Limo will provide transportation.  Cathleen Titcomb will create custom wedding invitations, and Robert Holley will be the photographer.  Flowers will be provided by Rick’s Flowers and the officiant will be Donna Ruland of Any Time, Any Place Marriages. Rosanna Smith from Bella Villa will style the event and provide antique furniture for a special look.  L’Auberge Provencale will offer a Shenandoah Valley Mini-Honeymoon.  This includes 2 nights with full gourmet breakfast each morning, in-room couple’s message with chocolate covered strawberries & champagne, an in-room repast dinner for two or $100 dinner credit for room service, and a gourmet picnic & keepsake gift to take home.

The contest is open to all branches of the military as long as one member of the marrying couple is currently serving.  Students at any military academy are also eligible.   Interested parties should go to www.loudounisforlovers.organd create an essay explaining why they are deserving of a free wedding. The contest winner will be announced at the end of November this year.