Vermont Wedding Vendors join forces to offer military couple’s dream wedding

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Vermont Wedding Vendors join forces to offer military couple’s dream wedding

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 5:32am -- tim

What began as a homegrown idea to give back to servicemen and women will soon provide for a young Vermont coupleâ s ultimate dream: a wedding day. Army Guard Specialist Shawn Lane and his fiancé Kelly Greene of Wolcott were among a list of New England couples who participated in an essay contest hosted by Vermont Enchanted Events and Vermont Bride Magazine.
"The Vermont Bride Military Giveaway was inspired from hearing emotional stories from our local military servicemen and women,’Vermont Enchanted Events owner Jackie Watson said. â My instant reaction was to create an opportunity where Vermont businesses could give back to the community as a whole; what better than a wedding to celebrate the families, their love and support?â
Greene and Lane met through Greene's Uncle Glen, a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard, who passed away two years ago. United in grief, friendship and love grew; their goal is to someday open an Inn in honor of Uncle Glen.  
Their wedding will be at ye olde England Inne in Stowe on September 2, 2012. Valued at more than $25,000, nearly 25 Vermont companies donated products or services and Watson anticipates more will offer, â Because thatâ s what Vermont wedding vendors do when they hear team-work is needed.â
Vendors include; Bear Pond Productions, Cynthea's Spa, Green Mountain Photo booth, Green Mountain Photo shows, Jay View Wedding Flowers, Jamie Norris, Jonathan Couture Photography, Kim Edwards, Mary Kay by Linda Leu, Nana's Card, Cakes & More, Polis Photography, Sarah's Weddings by Betty's Flower Basket, Soldier's Angels Group, Sweet Crunch Bake Shop, The Smuggler's Notch Inn, Top Notch Resort & Spa, Supersounds DJ Co., Truly Noted, Uncle George's Flowers, VT Enchanted Events, ye old England Inne, Wedding Gloss and Weddings, Tents & Events.
Due to the overwhelming response and support from Vermont wedding vendors, Vermont Enchanted Events has started a call to action for permanent discounts to all military couples planning their wedding. To date, 12 vendors have pledged. A complete list of participating vendors can be found at www.vtenchantedevents.com and a second Military Wedding Giveaway will be offered in 2013.
Jeffersonville. 4.25.2012.