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Photo Gallery | Slideshow: Alexandria Couple in the Running to 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. 

We reported yesterday that 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.

Being a contestant in the contest came as a complete surprise to Kristen.  "Nick found out about the contest with some research while he was serving at US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. After many months in the desert he would surf the Jekyll Island website to conjure up fond memories while away from home. His entry was a true message from the heart - one of the best parts of the contest for me was when Nick read his entry to me when we were selected as a finalist!" exclaimed Kristen. The couple is aiming for a date the end of March. They didn't want to give away too many of the wedding details. "We're quite superstitious and don't want to give too many details away, but I have to admit I've taken a few peeks at some of the wedding dresses offered in the grand prize. You think winning this contest would be the hardest part? Try choosing from 100 different wedding dresses. I have my work cut out for me! I know Nick's favorite part involves the ride to and from the wedding in the classic 1940's Cadillac. I'm not too sure he'll be willing to let it go at the end of the day," said Kristen.  Check out the slideshow to see more photographs of the soon-to-be married Nick and Kristen!