Online competition begins for all-expense paid same sex wedding
June 09, 2010
DC-Area Wedding Vendors Celebrate Passage of Marriage Equality Act
Washington, DC – June 2, 2010 – In honor of the passage of the DC Marriage Equality Act, a group of prominent Washington-area wedding vendors have teamed up to offer a same sex couple the wedding of a lifetime, valued at over $100,000. The first of its kind – Freedom2Wed – is an online wedding competition for same sex couples. The winning couple will have successfully demonstrated their commitment to marriage equality and furthering the national effort to achieve fundamental fairness and equality for all.
According to Michael Kress, owner of MBK &and a well-known Washington photographer who led the effort, “every couple has a great story to tell and this competition will remind people that this is still really just about the freedom to love who you choose.”
A full description of eligibility requirements, contestant rules, application and other program details are available at www.freedom2wed.com. Applications must be submitted online no later than .
“It’s incredible that area businesses have altruistically banded together to offer a lucky couple the wedding everyone dreams. This shows the time for marriage equality has come and that the business community is behind it. I wish the winning couple a lifetime of memories and I honor and support the merchants involved,” said Mark Guenther, the executive director of the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to Kress, The Freedom2Wed competition organizers include Steve Dunn, Well Dunn Catering; all of whom will serve as the first round of judges, choosing 5 finalists by . Online voting by the public will take place between July 4th and on www.freedom2wed.com. The winning couple will be early August., Capital Décor and Events; Jodi Moraru, Evoke; and,
The Freedom2Wed winning couple will be married California honeymoon package and more.. The all-inclusive wedding package includes venue, invitation design and printing, attire, rings, rental equipment, flowers, lighting, live music, videography, a
The D.C. Council passed the Civil Marriage Equality Act in December 2009, joining five states in legalizing the freedom to marry; the law went into effect on March 3, 2010.