In the spirit of taking care of the soldiers who continue to take care of us, a group of wedding professionals have formed a task force to offer one military couple a dream wedding on July 6, 2012.
Finding the couple will be the daunting job for the group. The call goes out for men and women who were involved in the recent Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan. The preference is to find a male and female soldier who are engaged but haven’t the funds to put on a lavish wedding.
Dubbed OPERATION: WEDDED BLISS, the ceremony and the reception will be performed at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg and hosted by Carvalho Wineries. The catering for the reception will be provided by Joe Thompson of Crisp Catering. The master of ceremonies and reception disc jockey is Mark Billingsley of Super Sounds Disc Jockey Service. All ceremony and reception equipment has been provided by Delta Restaurant Supply and Party Rentals. Eleakis & Elder Photography will record the event for posterity and Sparkle Bridal Couture will provide a stunning gown for the bride. The event is being coordinated by Pizzazz Event Planning.
“We all wanted to give something back to those who give so much to us – our freedom and security,” said Thompson of Crisp Catering. “We know that weddings can be expensive and we know that soldiers don’t enter the service to get rich. So my friends and I thought that pooling our resources and our years of experience to give one couple their dream wedding would be a great way to say thanks.”
Interested couples are asked to contact Mark Billingsley at 916-698-5675 or Joe Thompson at 916-552-7477 or via e-mail at Couples are to describe their military background and in 150 words or less tell the group why they would be the perfect couple for the perfect wedding and reception.
Deadline for submissions is April 13, 2012.
Blog post information courtesy of Mark Billingsley.

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