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Help This Alexandria Couple Win a $74,000 Destination Wedding
Help This Alexandria Couple Win a $74,000 Destination Wedding

Six different couples from Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Florida, and Alabama are in the running to win a $74,000 wedding on Jekyll Island in the Jekyll Island Dream Wedding Giveaway. These six different couples are the finalists that beat out over 600 entrants across the country. 

Alexandria locals Nick and Kristen are in the running and need hometown support and public votes in order to win the Grand Prize wedding! You can cast your vote for them today.


"The goal of the Jekyll Island Dream Wedding Giveaway is to highlight Jekyll Island as a premier wedding destination and to spotlight the wonderful wedding services available in our area. We have 19 sponsors who have all donated their services, time and talents to provide a dream wedding for one lucky couple," said Erica England of the Jekyll Island Authority. 


Here was Nick's essay entry for the contest:

Why Nicholas Would Love a Jekyll Island Dream Wedding: Every great wedding has a great love story behind it, and Jekyll Island is as much a part of ours that I couldn't imagine a better setting for our wedding. Early in our relationship, I surprised Kristen with a weekend at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. As we drove across the bridge onto the island she grabbed my arm and whispered, "It feels like I'm in a movie." I knew it was going to be a wonderful weekend.

While on the Island we explored the beautiful bike paths, relaxed on the tranquil beaches, and toured historic houses that provided the backdrop for our love to truly blossom. Everything we did that weekend played its part in the first time I told Kristen, "I love you," and I have been saying it to her every day ever since.

After a year-long assignment in Baghdad, Iraq I couldn't have chosen a better place to reunite and reconnect with Kristen than the same place where we fell in love. The serene and relaxing setting swept us away and it felt as if we had never left each other's side.The setting alone is the perfect destination for our wedding, but I also think that it's the best place for our families to come together and celebrate our marriage. I hope to make Jekyll Island and the Jekyll Island Club Hotel a part of the next chapter of our love story as the perfect place to say 'I do.'