GUERNEVILLE (RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY), Calif., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toasts of Korbel California champagne will be plentiful on October 29th, when Community Cupid treats fifteen men and women of the United States Armed Services – including troops who served in Iraq or Afghanistan – to a free dream wedding and reception at the Ontario Hilton Airport Hotel. The wedding and reception will be the high points in a full day of activities created to show appreciation to those who safeguard America's freedom.
Begun in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, Community Cupid includes hundreds of businesses, community leaders and volunteers from throughout California, all of whom are contributing to this special day. The event will serve as a model for other groups throughout the United States to honor their returning soldiers and sailors in a similar manner.
"Korbel California champagne is all about life's celebrations and these nuptials will be an especially joyous celebration," noted Gary Heck, President and Owner of Korbel Champagne Cellars. "Our military men and women sacrifice much to serve this country, and we are pleased to have this opportunity to show our gratitude."
The 15 couples – three each from the five branches of the United States military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard – will be treated to free wedding gowns, bridesmaid's dresses, tuxedos, hair and makeup, haircuts, limousines and flowers. A parade of veterans' organizations, marching bands and honor guards will escort the couples to their wedding venue. The reception and a sit-down dinner – with Korbel Brut, Extra Dry and Sweet Cuvee for the toasts – will follow the nuptials, and the day culminates with live music, dancing and special musical guests.
Established in 1882, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States' most popular methode champenoise champagne. Owned and managed by the Heck family since 1954, Korbel currently makes eleven California champagnes and a small amount of still wine. In a separate facility, Korbel also produces one of the country's most respected brandies.
SOURCE Korbel Champagne Cellars