ATLANTA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Get Married Media, a national multi-media wedding planning and lifestyle resource, today announced the sponsors of the first-ever wedding in Times Square on New Year's Eve. From the bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding bands, to the honeymoon location and registry items, the winners will receive everything they need to have the wedding of their dreams and all will be voted on by the www.GetMarried.com audience thanks to the sponsors of Get Married in Times Square. Sponsors David's Bridal, Timeless Designs, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts and Waterford Crystal, are helping to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the winning couple, to be witnessed by the 1 million revelers live in Times Square and seen by millions of viewers around the world.
VOTE ONLINE: INVITATIONS, GOWNS, CHINA, CRYSTAL & MORE
Starting today with exclusive Get Married invitations, the public is invited to www.GetMarried.com/times-square to watch webisodes, view images, and vote on various wedding details that will update each week through mid-December. An image gallery and video will accompany each week's wedding detail, helping Get Married's online audience vote for their favorite selection, with the highest number of votes ultimately determining what will be chosen for the extraordinary wedding ceremony in the heart of Times Square. (Editor's Note: full online voting schedule is included below).
"We are honored to have such stellar partners helping to make Get Married in Times Square incredibly exciting and the most watched wedding celebration of the year," said Stacie Francombe, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Get Married Media. "Our winning couple is thrilled to be receiving everything they need for their dream wedding by highly recognized brands. David's Bridal, Timeless Designs, Barcelo Hotels & Resorts and Waterford Crystal are helping to make this an incredible and fun experience—for the couple, and for visitors of GetMarried.com."
With nearly 2,000 submissions from across the country, Get Married Media selected Marine Corps reservists Bethany Phillips and Geoffrey Dubie as the winning couple to Get Married in Times Square. Bethany and Geoffrey will receive the following from the contest sponsors, all of which will be posted at various weeks on www.GetMarried.com/times-square, and open for voting between October 25 and December 20, 2010:
David's Bridal (www.davidsbridal.com), the nation's leading bridal retailer with over 300 stores nationwide, is providing Bethany with her dream wedding gown and bridesmaids' dresses. Bethany will meet with a consultant at a David's Bridal store to help her find the perfect gown—in this case three spectacular gowns—as well as bridal party dresses. Voting starts November 1 (bridal gown) and November 8 (bridesmaid dresses).
Timeless Designs (www.timelessdesigns.com), one of the top leading jewelry manufacturers and a member of the Platinum guild International, is providing Bethany and Geoffrey with platinum wedding bands. The winning couple will select their wedding bands, narrowing down to three each. Voting starts November 15.
Barcelo Hotels & Resorts (www.barcelo.com) is providing the winning couple a 7-day/6-night stay in the new, luxury and all-inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The honeymoon package includes a panoramic suite on the Club Premium level, which offers premium drinks, unlimited a la carte restaurant dining, and VIP treatment. In addition, the couple will receive one of three special honeymoon extras—a sunset cruise, romantic beach dinner, or in-suite champagne breakfast. Voting starts November 29.
Waterford Crystal (www.waterford.com), the designer of the sparkling Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year's Eve Ball, is giving the winning couple their wedding china and crystal. In addition, Waterford is hosting a press event on December 27, 2010, enabling the winning couple to place the final crystal on this year's monumental ball that will begin its descent at 11:59 p.m., as millions of voices unite to count down the final seconds of the year. Voting starts December 6.
On December 31, 2010, Get Married will capture Bethany and Geoffrey's wedding preparations and various wedding elements—the walk down the aisle, wedding vows, ring exchange, recessional, and reception. The wedding will be broadcast live for the world, as well as on the large LED screens around Times Square. Immediately following the wedding, Get Married will host a reception for the couple's friends and family at Hard Rock Cafe New York in Times Square.
To view images, watch a video and read more about the winning couple—Bethany and Geoffrey—and to vote on the exclusive Get Married wedding invitations, the first wedding detail open to voting, visit www.GetMarried.com/Times-Square.
About Get Married Media
Get Married Media is a national multi-media wedding planning resource that reaches passionate brides online (www.GetMarried.com), in print (Get Married magazine) and through unique videos. Get Married connects brides with local and national wedding vendors and experts through entertainment and news.
Get Married magazine (distribution 300,000) is the distinctive shopping and trend guide for the savvy bride. Moving beyond the traditional ways of delivering a bridal publication, Get Married magazine presents the newest interactive technology, the latest trends in bridal shopping and style, and a colorful, fresh voice in the wedding genre. For more about Get Married magazine's Microsoft Tag, visit www.getmarried.com/magazinetag for step-by-step instructions, including a free application download, a list of Tag-friendly phones, as well as an actual Tag to test on your mobile phone.
Get Married magazine and the online portal at www.GetMarried.com provides brides an interactive experience, including an online wedding shop offering wedding invitations, wedding favors, accessories and products as seen in the magazine, as well as a wedding blog, video segments from the show, articles, image galleries and wedding planning tools.
About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment, which represents the owners of One Times Square, and the New Year's Eve Ball, is a marketing management and event production company specializing in the Times Square area.
About the sponsors of Get Married in Times Square
Barcelo Hotels & Resorts is among the world's top 25 largest hospitality and travel companies. The family owned, privately held company has been world-renowned for more than 75 years for its excellence in service and its innovation within the tourism industry. The hotel company owns or manages more than 180 properties in 17 countries. Barcelo's hotels and resorts are found in key destinations and cities throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. The company offers a large variety of hotels and resort types to accommodate all travelers, from budget-minded to upscale guests seeking luxurious accommodations. Barcelo specializes in all-inclusive resorts that make vacation planning both convenient and affordable, offering one upfront, all-encompassing price. www.barcelo.com
David's Bridal has more than 50 years of experience dressing women of all ages for life's special occasions and understands the importance of providing brides-to-be with a vast selection of exquisitely crafted bridal gowns and bridal party dresses. Known for outstanding value, fashionable designs and the ease of one-stop shopping, nearly 50% of all brides in the US choose to shop at one of David's over 300 stores located across the US and in Puerto Rico. Working with a knowledgeable bridal consultant, a customer can enjoy trying on a wide selection of gowns and dresses in her size with the added convenience that most styles are available to take home the same day. www.davidsbridal.com
Timeless Designs is one of the top leading jewelry manufacturers. The family business has gained a reputation as the best when it comes to creating and executing perfection. Its vintage inspired collections include an assortment of engagement rings, wedding bands, pendants and earrings, using platinum, gold and silver in pristine condition and an array of colored stones, sapphires and diamonds. www.timelessdesigns.com
Waterford Crystal designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of crystal stemware, barware and giftware for distribution throughout the world. In recent years, Waterford has built upon its reputation as a leading source of prestigious tabletop and gift products by expanding into several new businesses. Significant expansions into tabletop and gifts have occurred with the launch of the Marquis by Waterford, the addition of Waterford Fine China, Waterford Fine Flatware, and Waterford Holiday Heirlooms. Each of those initiatives reflects the company's commitment to creating prestigious products -- for gift giving, entertaining, and home decorating -- whose classic designs transcend time. www.waterford.com
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