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Announcing The Virginia Bride $100,000 Luxury Dream Wedding Giveaway!

Gown- Martin Thornburg Luxe Collection

That’s right, you read our title correctly, Virginia Bride Magazine along with a set of exclusive wedding pros, are giving away a one hundred thousand dollar luxury dream wedding!

One lucky couple will win the wedding of their dreams, it’s everything from the wedding gown to the honeymoon and everything you can imagine in between!

The idea was the brainchild of Elisa Yu-Shan Lion of Exceptional Events by Elisa so she approached Angeline Frame, the owner and publisher of Virginia Bride with her idea since Virginia Bride has offered dream wedding giveaways in the past.

” We thought it would be a really beautiful way to reward one couple who is deserving, especially considering what a challenging past two years that it has been for everyone” commented Angeline and Elisa.

This extraordinary package even includes dinner date nights, weekend getaways to be used throughout the year after the wedding is over!

The wedding will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Morais Vineyards and Winery in Bealeton and will be covered live by our media partner, Fox DC Channel 5.

Couples can enter to win by going to Dream Wedding.

Those who attend any of the winter Greater Virginia Bridal Shows can enter to win at the show.

The contest ends on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 12 noon. Virginia Bride’s editorial team will select three finalists from the entries based on the couple’s love story they submit. The finalists photos and story will be televised on Fox 5 for their viewers to vote for the winning couple.

Here’s what’s included ( check back for future announcements as the package may be growing).

The Wedding Gown: Choose from one of designer Martin Thornburg’s Luxe Collection – That’s My Dress Bridal

Tuxedos:Tuxedo by Sarno – six tuxedo rentals for the groom and his party.

The ceremony and reception: (10 hours total time) at Morais Vineyards, all tables, chairs, for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
*A minimum purchase of wine is required.

Photography: Butterfly Photography – 8 hours photography coverage, photographer and assistant, usb of all wedding photos/ Mini Engagement Session ( up to 45 min with One Enlargement for Reception As complimentary).

Ceremony or Cocktail Hour Music: Bialek’s Music LTD – Strings or Harpist.
Reception DJ: Bialek’s Music LTD – DJ AA Rock.

 Ceremony and Reception HighlightsHercules Entertainment Master of ceremony (bilingual Spanish/English if needed), International DJ, gobo/monogram Projection, “Dancing On A Cloud” dry ice machine effect for couple’s 1st dance, (2) cold spark machine (Indoor Fireworks Effect) for the grand entrance and various parts of the event, (16) up-lights, and (2) moving heads (spot lights) on standing truss’.

Videography: Glass Jar Films – Full day coverage including one minute teaser, raw ceremony and reception speeches, Pro grade audio, ariel drone footage, filmed in 4K, digital delivery, glass jar keepsake.

Invitations: Via Paper Boutique – 30 boxed invitations
* 50 table menus
* Seating chart/display for 50 guests
* Welcome sign
* Bar menu
* 2 specialty table signs (ex. Memorial sign, Dessert menu, etc)
* 10 table numbers
* 50 place cards

The Wedding Cake: Le Cake Boutique – 3 tier for 50 servings.

Dessert table: Cakes by Happy Eatery Bakery – Dessert table for up to 50 guests.

Save the date cookies: Seriously Sweet – 2 dozen decorated cookies.

The Catering: Zesty Gourmet – appetizers, and food, limited staff for 50 guests.

Hair and Make-up: Luxury-Brides & GlamFace By Khatera – Bride’s Hair & Makeup along with the Mother of the Bride and mother of the groom.

Wedding Night Stay: The Mayflower Hotel – Complimentary One Bedroom Suite for the wedding couple night of Wedding with Breakfast the following day.

Favors for rehearsal dinner or gifts for wedding party: KK&S Designs – 20 Luxury chocolate apples and 20 luxury Hershey Bars.

The floral: SolEvents Floral – floral for the ceremony and reception.

Bridesmaid Getaway Weekend: LeFay Cottage at Little Washington. Enjoy a getaway with the girls’ at a Fairytale and Magical Wedding Venue: LeFay Cottage at Little Washington, Virginia. Featured in Forbes, Southern Living, Washingtonian Wedding & Virginia Bride Magazine. Two-night stay for up to six guests.

Complimentary dinner for 2: Sequoia. A complimentary dinner for two.

Romantic Weekend Getaway: Sonesta Suites. Romantic Weekend Getaway for the couple includes breakfast and a bottle of wine – can be used prior to the wedding or afterwards.

The Dinnerware, flatware, glassware, barware, table linensSammy’s Rentals – for up to 50 and dance floor.

Wedding logo or monogram: Luxe By Valerie Renee – Couple’s wedding logo or monogram for projection on dance floor.

The Honeymoon: The Inn at Cotton Hall– Enjoy a three night stay at the Inn at Cotton Hall! A beautiful, secluded bed and breakfast located in the lowcountry of South Carolina. The property boasts a beautiful 10,000 sq. foot home that was built in the 1930s among 716 sprawling acres. Your stay will include a daily continental breakfast and a happy hour upon arrival. While visiting Cotton Hall, enjoy local activities that can be coordinated with the in-house concierge. Room will be selected based on availability.

Wedding Feature: The wedding will be featured live on Fox DC 5 and will also receive a four-page print feature in Virginia Bride Magazine’s spring 2023 issue.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.