Alexandria Wedding Showcase Announces Grand Prize – Free Wedding at The Westin Alexandria November 30, 2017

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Alexandria Wedding Showcase Announces Grand Prize – Free Wedding at The Westin Alexandria

2nd Annual Event Returns February 18, 2018

50+ Exhibitors, Fashion Show, Brides Across America Wedding Dress Giveaway and More

Alexandria, VA—Couples can enter to win an unforgettable Alexandria wedding at the 2nd Annual Alexandria Wedding Showcase happening Saturday, February 18, 2018 at The Westin Alexandria from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. This year’s event is bigger than ever with more than 50 vendors, a grand prize wedding giveaway, weekend getaway in Alexandria giveaway, live music, demonstrations, fashion show and destination experts ready to lend their expertise, all at an event benefiting Brides Across America. Couples planning to tie the knot in the D.C. region are invited to take the hassle out of wedding planning as they discover Alexandria’s historic charm, stunning waterside views and wide selection of world-class vendors, all in one place. Alexandria was named the third most romantic city in the U.S. in 2017 by Amazon.com.

At the showcase, couples, their families and friends can visit with more than 50 world-class Alexandria wedding vendors, including bakeries, boutiques and caterers; entertainment and music providers; florists; photographers; salons and spas; transportation and other service providers; and hotels and other unique venues. Attendees will also enjoy specialty cocktails, a champagne bar, live entertainment from EastCoast Entertainment, an expert wedding panel and fashion show highlighting the latest wedding trends.

Don’t-Miss Prizes

Attendees will have the chance to win numerous prizes, including:

  • Grand Prize – Win a Wedding at The Westin Alexandria

Attendees have the chance to win the grand prize, a wedding at The Westin Alexandria for up to 100 guests. The Westin Alexandria will provide the ceremony space, reception space in the Edison Ballroom, a one hour pre-dinner cocktail reception, a plated dinner, lighting and draping throughout the reception space and two complimentary nights in the Presidential Suite. The grand prize package also includes linens, chairs, chargers and flatware provided by Select Event Group, photography by Sarah Marcella Creative, floral centerpieces by Velvet Moss Floral for up to 10 tables plus a bridal bouquet or two boutonnieres, and a wedding cake by Alexandria Pastry Shop for up to 100 guests. All attendees are eligible to be entered to win. Visit www.alxweddingshowcase.com for complete rules and restrictions. 

  • Weekend Getaway in Alexandria 

Take a break from wedding planning and have a mini moon before the wedding in Alexandria. The winner of this prize will receive a complimentary two-night stay with breakfast at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, lunch for two at Virtue Feed & Grain, dinner for two at Columbia Firehouse, dinner for two at Magnolia’s on King and a $100 Visa gift card to use while shopping at Alexandria’s many independent boutiques.  

  • LOVE Letters Giveaway

Virginia Tourism Corporation’s iconic LOVE letters make the perfect backdrop for pictures and attendees will be entered for a chance to win a free rental of the white six feet tall white LOVE letters.

  • Scout Bag Giveaway

The first 500 attendees will receive a large Scout tote bag from the Georgetown-based store.

Give Back to Military and First Responder Couples

The Alexandria Wedding Showcase is a benefit for Brides Across America, a national nonprofit that provides wedding gowns and entire weddings to both military and first responder couples nationwide. During the Showcase 20 brides chosen by the charity will select free gowns donated by Brides Across America. In addition, $2 from each ticket sold to the Wedding Showcase will be donated to Brides Across America.

The Alexandria Wedding Showcase highlights the character, charm and beauty of celebrating love by holding a destination wedding in Alexandria, a popular wedding location due to its walkability, timeless history, beautiful waterfront setting, proximity to D.C., and easy access to many East Coast cities.

Last year, more than 500 guests attended the event, which featured special guest Monte Durham, co-host and fashion director of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.”

Tickets & More Information

Advance tickets to the Alexandria Wedding Showcase can be purchased online for $20 for one or $15 each for two or more. Tickets are $25 per person the day of the event. For more information visit www.alxweddingshowcase.com. To purchase tickets, visit tickets.alxweddingshowcase.com.

Sponsors of the 2018 Alexandria Wedding Showcase include The Westin Alexandria, EastCoast Entertainment, Select Event Group and Republic National Distributing Company. Thank you to the Alexandria Wedding Showcase committee members who helped organize this nonprofit event: Blackwall Hitch, Velvet Moss Floral, The Westin Alexandria, Sarah Marcella Creative and The Wharf & The Warehouse.

About Brides Across America
Brides Across America, a national nonprofit honors our heroes by gifting weddings and wedding gowns to our deserving military and First Responders making wedding dreams come true. Brides Across America has assisted thousands of military couples since its inception in 2008. In 2016, First Responders have become part of our mission, as our thank you to those who serve in the United States. Brides Across America, in collaboration with bridal salons, designers, and individual donations, has donated more than 20,000 wedding gowns and 22 weddings. Operation Wedding Gown allows us the honor to gift wedding gowns to our deserving brides and have been featured in O Magazine, PEOPLE, Steve Harvey Show, as well as honored at the White House part of the Joining Forces Initiative.   

About Alexandria, VA
Within eyesight of Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria, Virginia is nationally recognized for its acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants, bustling boutiques and dynamic arts set against a backdrop of 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from its days as George Washington’s hometown. Old Town Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a hidden gem tucked beneath the nation’s capital.

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