From the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing:
A Salute to Our Soldiers is opening a search to honor American servicemen and women by giving one deserving couple a complete Vermont wedding valued at $70,000. The contest to find that couple begins Dec. 15 and is organized by three Vermont businesses: VT Enchanted Events, VermontWeddings.com and The Mountain Top Inn & Resort.
Entries will be reviewed and one couple will be selected to receive a wedding package for up to 200 guests, hosted on Dec. 15, 2013 at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort, in Chittenden.
Couples nationwide are encouraged to submit their love stories at VermontWeddings.com between Dec. 15, 2012 and April 1, 2013. The contest is open to engaged and currently active, reserve or retired members of the United States Armed Forces — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or National Guard.
Often, our country’s military personnel miss out on life’s most precious moments due to deployments, casualties and injuries. In gratitude for their service, A Salute to Our Soldiers wedding giveaway enables Vermont’s wedding vendors to give back just a little to one worthy couple.
Due to the generous spirit of Vermont businesses, the growing list of donating vendors includes:
• 822 Weddings
• Barrie Fisher Photographers
• Carman Brook Farms
• Cuisine Lucette
• Creative Muse Floral
• Cynthea’s Spa
• Dayve Huckett
• Five Elements Salon and Day Spa
• Hawley’s Florist
• Irene’s Cakes by Design
• Keepsake by Nana
• Lake Champlain Chocolates
• New Leaf Organics
• Perennial Studios
• Shear Heaven Salon and Day Spa
• SuperSounds DJ
• The Linen Shop at Occasions
• Truly Noted
• Vermont Bride Magazine
Several of these Vermont wedding vendors also extend military discounts to couples planning their weddings.