Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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11 Feb 2009 13:37 Africa/Lagos
Enter to Win $10,000 Toward Your Dream Wedding
Plus a trip to NYC for 'Dream Wedding Planning' with a Brides.com Editor
HEALDSBURG, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day is a day of romance, and it is also one of the four most popular days of the year for wedding proposals. Today's weddings can be incredibly expensive, with brides- and grooms-to-be spending an average of 20 percent of their wedding reception budgets on alcohol and bartender fees. Fortunately, one bride's budget concerns have been put to rest after winning $10,000 in the "I Do with Mirassou" contest from Mirassou Winery, plus a trip to New York City for a one-on-one dream wedding planning session with a Brides.com editor.
The 2008 contest winner, Rebecca Firszt of New York City, is busy with final preparations for her wedding to fiance Brad, which will take place in Florida in March.
Excerpts from Rebecca's winning contest entry:
When Brad and I told our friends and family that we'd gotten engaged, the most popular response was "Finally!" We met at a high school youth symphony rehearsal and started dating shortly thereafter. In college, Brad left school early to perform in the Buffalo Philharmonic. The long-distance relationship was so hard on us that Brad left his position to move back to NYC. It's been a challenge to afford NYC rent while paying tuition for Brad to finish his degree. Our favorite date-night activity is catching a summer Philharmonic concert in Central Park and drinking Mirassou Merlot with an all-cheese dinner.
Nine years after we first met, Brad proposed to me underwater while scuba diving. We would love to have a beach ceremony and reception in Florida, where we're both from. And if we're fortunate enough to win this generous prize, we'll serve enough cheese and Mirassou wine to keep our guests stuffed for days!
Couples Can Say "I Do with Mirassou" in 2009. Mirassou is pleased to announce its 5th annual "I Do with Mirassou" contest. Once again, Mirassou Winery will award $10,000 to one lucky Grand Prize winner, plus the opportunity of a lifetime to meet with a Brides.com editor for a personalized wedding planning session. The Grand Prize Winner will also receive elegant Reed & Barton dinnerware, flatware, and crystal for eight place settings.
This year's contest kicks-off on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2009, and couples may enter through June 19, 2009. Up to five lucky finalists will be chosen and featured at www.mirassou.com/sayido for an online vote from July 20-August 9, 2009, and all finalists will receive a Mirassou gift package. The winning couple will be announced in August and will meet with a Brides.com editor this fall to sample wine and dessert pairings, learn about the hottest wedding trends and more. Go to www.mirassou.com/sayido to view the official rules and enter to win.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest starts 2/14/09 and ends on 6/19/09. Contest open to legal residents of one of the 50 United States or D.C. and at least 21 years of age at time of entry. Void in CA, TN, UT, PR, outside the 50 United States, and where otherwise prohibited by law. See Official Rules at mirassou.com. California Table Wine, (C)2009 Mirassou Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA and Modesto, CA. All rights reserved.
About Mirassou Winery: The Mirassou family has been growing grapes and crafting superior wines since 1854, earning them the distinction of being America's oldest winemaking family. Today, the Mirassou wine style is light, refreshing and fruit-forward. Mirassou's premium wines - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon - retail for approximately $10 per bottle and are widely available in all 50 states. They can be located through Mirassou.com's "Where to Buy" section or by calling (888) MIRASSOU.
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