Hearing how a few lucky couples have won their dream wedding brings a smile to our faces and on some occasions I’m sure many of us wish we could have been so lucky.
One such lucky couple are overjoyed to have won their wedding not only because it will be free but because the place where the ceremony is to be held in holds a special historical meaning within the bride-to-be’s family.
Melissa Vartanian heard how a local TV show was holding a contest for a free wedding to be held at the exhibition of artefacts from the Titanic at the Milwaukee Public Museum and knew it was a great chance to host a tribute to great-grandfather David who was a passenger on the ill-fated voyage.
Thankfully David survived the tragedy of the Titanic when it collided with an iceberg and sank; causing the dreadful loss of life for so many.
To bring the wedding even more in line with the family history Melissa is planning to wear her mother’s wedding dress and possibly her grandmother’s wedding ring.
Winning the contest has taken away a lot of the strain and costs towards the wedding and the TV show has asked viewers to vote on the wedding hairstyle and the bridesmaid gown which leaves the paying of the wedding cake, reception menu and the flowers to the bride and groom.
Melissa told the Milwaukee Sentinal her great-grandfather’s tale was “the greatest love story I knew growing up.”
“It’s become an important story to me too, now,” groom Vache Mikaelian added.
Author - Pauline