Congratulations to Stevie, and her fiancé Nik! They won a $500 Shopping Spree from Ann’s Bridal Bargains by signing up to become a member in July. Stevie was selected by random.org out of the total number of entrants last month, and can spend her $500 on ANYTHING at AnnsBridalBargains.com. From save the dates, to wedding invitations, to wedding accessories, and even bridal party gifts, and keepsakes.
Nik and Stevie have a very contemporary story about how they met – on Facebook through mutual friends! Love it. But what’s even better, is the proposal story…
They had spent the day at a folk music festival watching Nik’s favorite band, and he later pulled Stevie aside and started to ask the big question. Right in the middle of it he says, “There’s too much trash around here”, and walks away – leaving Stevie a bit dumbfounded. Later that evening they ventured to a bamboo forest that he loved, but she had never seen before, and attempted again. Down on one knee and about to pop the question, a shirtless guy and his dog walk right in between then and stops to yell – “This place is awesome! I forgot this was here!” Attempt #2 – failed. Finally, while having fun and goofing around trying to cheer up the groom-to-be, he grabbed and kissed her …and there went the ring out of his hand and down to the lake! But, as fate would have it, he dove for the ring and caught it before it the lake could swallow it and the third time was the charm.
Now the couple is excited to plan a spring, outdoor wedding at a park in South Carolina for a laid back, hippie picnic feel they so want, and are using the great outdoors to their advantage, saving tons of money on wedding decorations. But this frugal couple found more ways to save! The bride found a beautiful sundress for the cost of a t-shirt, are making a few decorations on their own to add to the beautiful outdoors, and are having friends and family be a part of the big day in the form of photography, catering, and even entertainment. Their wedding colors, sage green and white, will lend themselves beautifully along with different wildflowers throughout.
Stevie’s tip to other brides on a budget – think outside the box. “There are so many options to keep your wedding from being too ‘cookie cutter.”
Congrats to the happy couple – and here’s to having fun spending $500, and to a beautiful new life together.
Want to win a $500 shopping spree, too? Just sign up at AnnsBridalBargains.com and become a member today. Good luck!