Winners of the 2010 SF Dream Wedding Giveaway!

About The Dream Wedding Giveaway

San Francisco is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic spots in the country. It’s also the perfect choice for this upscale destination wedding valued at $100,000.00! One very deserving bride and groom, along with 75 of their closest friends and family, will celebrate in style, at the luxurious Hotel Vitale, located in the heart of San Francisco. After the wedding, the winners will head to Napa for a relaxing 3 night honeymoon, filled with quiet dinners, private wine tastings, and other exclusive activities.

The 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway is more than just a wedding contest. Over forty premier Bay Area wedding and hospitality vendors are collaborating to make this once in a lifetime dream come true. They’ll work together as a team for almost a year, planning, coordinating and designing the most unforgettable Wedding of the Year, for one very lucky couple in love. By implementing exquisite details and top-notch products and services, this amazing wedding will definitely be worthy of platinum status.

The Winners!

Vanessa and Mike

Currently residing in Virginia, Vanessa Muza Teskey and Michael Hawkins were chosen by the public as America’s Sweethearts, and we are thrilled by this exciting news!  Vicki Grafton of My Simple Details in Fairfax, VA surprised the couple with the news, and Silk and Silver Productions caught it all on video and Kate Triano captured these pictures as the news was revealed.

Here is Vicki Grafton revealing for the first time that they won!

Vanessa and Mike met after graduating from the Air Force Academy, and fell in love after Michael’s friends encouraged him to ask her out.  Mike deployed overseas and Vanessa was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. From 11,000 miles apart, their belief in God and the contest gave them hope for a brighter future.  Throughout the course of the contest, Vanessa’s health has been improving.

What They Get!

The prize they have won includes everything needed for a high-end, luxurious wedding, and all they have to do is show up!
 
Along with 75 of their closest friends and family, Vanessa and Mike will enjoy two separate catered parties: first a rehearsal dinner at 1 Fort Mason, and then the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing at Hotel Vitale.  The wedding reception menu includes tray passed appetizers, and a three course Chef’s tasting plated dinner, followed by a custom-designed cake from Cake Coquette. Mike and Vanessa will dance to the sounds of The Misa Malone Project, enjoy wines from Robert Mondavi Winery,  and have their images sketched by talented local caricature artist, Jon Casey.
 
Also included:  Event designer, wedding planner (that’s me!), custom designed invitations, favors, three florists, classical guitarist for ceremony, jazz trio for cocktail hour, DJ/Emcee, specialty lighting, specialty linens, and all rentals.   Wedding gown, bridesmaids’ dresses, mothers’ dresses, bridal party shoes, hair, makeup, spa treatments including manicures, pedicures and massages.  A three night honeymoon to Napa at the Milliken Creek Inn & Spa tops off this dream destination wedding.
 
For a complete list of Dream Team Sponsors, please visit the website.
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