$100,000 Luxury Dream Wedding!

Virginia Bride Magazine in partnership with an exclusive set of wedding professionals will be awarding one lucky couple the wedding of their dreams.
The winning couple must agree to be married on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Please do not enter this contest if this date will not work for you.


The following services are what is included for the giveaway, any additional services or items not listed with the following services will incur cash fees that the winning couple can arrange with each vendor.

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.

Wedding coordination: All For You Events & Envision events

– Unlimited meetings in person or phone or by video chat with the couple to ensure all plans are in place
– Assist with vendor selection and referral
– Vendor negotiation
– Assist with wedding theme
– Assist with floor layout
– Assist with rehearsal coordination
– Vendor management
– Create detail timeline for “day of”
– Complete set up on “day of”
– Assist with setup/breakdown on “day of”
– Execute wedding timeline “day of”


Wedding Planning & Designing: Exceptional Events by Elisa
– Wedding pro referral for each category needed
– Wedding pro and contract negotiations
– Wedding pro meeting scheduling
– Accompanying “clients” to appointments
– RSVP tracker
– Planning event logistics
– Coordinating venue tour
– Designing floor plan
– Detailed timeline
– Wedding pro contact list
– Assisting with stationery design
– Tablescape design
– Assisting with floral design
– Favor design
– Coordinating rehearsal (day prior to event)
– Assisting with rehearsal dinner
– Executing “set up”, “day of” and “tear down” of event

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 Highlights: Hercules 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.  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.

Custom charcuterie boardsOh Graze Away – While the wedding party gets ready for the ceremony custom charcuterie boards will be provided:
– 1 grazing table for the bride and her bridesmaids (ladies)
– 1 grazing table for the groom and his groomsmen (gentlemen)
– 1 cocktail hour gazing table for 50 guests

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.

Beverage: La Michoacana – 4 different fresh waters for up to 60 wedding guests.

Event Décor: Z Event Décor – Choice of a decorative ceremony backdrop or canopy.

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

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Contest Rules and Regulations:

MUST BE A VIRGINIA RESIDENT IN ORDER TO ENTER AND BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN and Must be 18 years or older to enter. There is no purchase necessary to enter contest. Only couples who are engaged to be married may enter to win and must be willing to get married on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Please do not enter if you are unable to use this date, or if you are already married, this contest is for engaged couples. Only serious couples who would like to win this wedding should apply. You should not enter if you already have the services in this package as you cannot change or substitute any services offered in this giveaway. This package giveaway will cover up to 50 guests. Additional guests will incur cash fees for certain services including food and beverages. The venue has a minimum requirement for the purchase of 60 bottles of wine from their winery as alcohol is not a product that can be given away. The winner of this contest must agree with all participating vendor’s guidelines, contracts and schedules This giveaway package cannot be transferred and has no cash value. There are no substitutions on any of the services offered in this package. This contest ends March 7, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. The Virginia Bride editorial team will select three finalists from all entries received by the deadline. Those finalists will be broadcasted on Fox 5 DC for viewers to vote for the winning couple. By entering this contest, you agree that your name, love story and photos can be televised publicly and that your wedding will also be televised publicly on Fox 5 DC.

How To Enter:

Email publisher@vabridemagazine.com a full-length photo of you and your significant other, along with a brief story of how you met and if you have faced or are facing any challenges that has prevented you from having the wedding that you have dreamed of. Those who attend one of the Greater Virginia Bridal Shows being held in January- March 6, 2022, can enter at any of these shows. The show calendar is here: https://www.vabridemagazine.com/shows/