"A soldier doesn't fight because he hates what is in front of him. A soldier fights because he loves what he left behind." - unknown

"God is our refuge and strength. He will protect us and make us strong" (ps 46:1). For those who will fly today, for those who are there now, and for those who will soon join the fight, Lord, shield them from all evil, strengthen their hearts, and bring them home safely.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Free Wedding Dress for a Military Bride-to-Be

I have been repeatedly blown away by the kindness and want for understanding from my civilians friends and acquaintances.

Two of my mom's dearest friends contacted me with a beautiful request. These two lovely ladies recently launched a wedding planning business in my hometown of New Orleans. The focus of Down Annie Lane is to provide a Dream Wedding while staying in your "dream budget". 

Toni Ulmer (one of the owners) lost her incredible daughter a year ago this coming November. Annie - her daughter - was to be married this fall with a traditional New Orleans wedding. In honor of Annie, she and her friend Joy Gaspard took on this journey. Every year, on November 20th, they will donate a wedding dress to a Military Bride.

I cannot tell you the kindness of these two women. I am honored to know both of them and have been blessed by their understanding in this life. They have the highest regard and respect for our military families and service members.

If you know of a Military Bride-to-Be, or if you are a military Bride-to-Be, I want to hear from you!
They will be giving away a beautiful MoriLee gown that will fit sizes 8-12 (perhaps a 6 with alterations) along with a coordinating veil.

Pictures coming soon!!

If you are a Military Bride-to-Be and want a chance at this wonderful opportunity, email me at ToLoveASoldier(at)gmail(dot)com telling me your Love Story. Please include the following:
How you met your servicemember.
How long you have been together.
Where your wedding will take place.
Where you will be stationed after your wedding.
What you are most scared of and what you are most hopeful for in this life.  

If you want to nominate a friend or family member please write to me including the following:
Their love story.
Why this a deserving Bride. 
What you makes you proud of this Military Couple.

Please write this out as a story so myself and the owners can share and choose the worthy bride!
Entries will be accepted up until November 1st and the winner will be announced on November 20th.

Please share this with anyone you may know who could use this awesome gift!!

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