Alexandria Wedding Showcase Features Grand Prize Wedding Giveaway December 17, 2018

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Alexandria Wedding Showcase Features Grand Prize Wedding Giveaway, Benefits Military and First Responder Couples

3rd Annual Event Returns February 17, 2019 to the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

Alexandria, VA—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, Virginia’s historic charm, stunning waterside views and wide selection of world-class vendors, all in one place at the 2019 Alexandria Wedding Showcase on February 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. This year’s event is bigger than ever with more than 60 vendors, a grand prize $25,000 wedding giveaway, a fashion show, demonstrations, a multicultural wedding display, and destination experts ready to lend their expertise, all at an event benefiting Brides Across America. New this year, attendees are invited to take advantage of the Alexandria Love Weekend package at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Enjoy a weekend getaway in Alexandria, including two tickets to the Alexandria Wedding Showcase, at the special rate $105 per night plus tax.

At the showcase, couples and their families and friends can visit with more than 60 world-class Alexandria wedding vendors, including bakeries 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 fashion show highlighting the latest wedding trends and the Not-Yet Newylwed Game that will show how well a few lucky couples really know their partners.

Don’t-Miss Prizes

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

  • Grand Prize – Win a Wedding at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center  
    Win an all-inclusive wedding of your dreams for up to 100 guests at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, valued at $25,000. Visit for complete rules and restrictions. The winner will be announced at 2:45 p.m. at the showcase and must be present to win.
  • Rehearsal Dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
    Step back in history and enjoy a memorable rehearsal dinner for up to 30 guests at the charming Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant situated on George Washington's breathtaking estate. The winner will be announced at 2:45 p.m. at the showcase and must be present to win.
  • Romantic Weekend Getaway in Old Town Alexandria 
    One lucky couple will win a romantic weekend at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection. Enjoy two weekend nights in the heart of Alexandria’s historic district along with $100 gift certificates at The Wharf and The Warehouse restaurants and a complimentary Key to the City museum pass for two. The winner will be announced at 2:45 p.m. at the showcase and must be present to win.
  • 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. The winner will be announced at 2:45 p.m. at the showcase and must be present to win.

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 Alexandria Wedding Showcase, the first 20 brides-to-be who pre-registered at will work with a Brides Across America stylist and will be gifted their wedding gown donated by Brides Across America. In addition, $2 from each ticket sold to the Alexandria 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, Virginia, 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.

Tickets & More Information

Tickets are $20 for one ticket or $15 each for two or more tickets if purchased in advance, and are $25 at the door. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit

Sponsors of the 2019 Alexandria Wedding Showcase include Dan Goldman Events & Production, Ellie’s Bridal Boutique, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center and Lapel and Modern Bridal Studio. Thank you to the Alexandria Wedding Showcase committee members who helped organize this nonprofit event: Amanda Chambers, Chart House; Janet Daniels, American Horticultural Society at River Farm; Jessica Henderson, The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection and Morrison House; Jessica Hewlett, George Washington's Mount Vernon; Kathryn Hupczey, Artisan Matchmaker, Claire Moyer, Precision Meetings & Events; Meghan Schulze, The Warehouse and The Wharf; and Cherylanne Thomas, Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. 

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
Named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine, a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018 by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 by Southern Living, Alexandria hums with a cosmopolitan feel and a walkable lifestyle—a welcoming weekend escape next to our nation’s capital. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749, Old Town Alexandria is home to more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America. New restaurants tucked in to 18th- and 19th-century architecture still intact from the city’s days as George Washington’s hometown ignite historic and off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods as the waterfront district evolves with new energy. Learn more at

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