The Winners' Circle

Here's a peek at some of our past sweepstakes winners and their fabulous prizes. This could be you!

Alfred Angelo Week Sweepstakes
Prize: Signature by Alfred Angelo wedding gown 
Winner: Melissa Acosta and Joas Quiles, Chicago, IL
Wedding Date: September 2, 2018 
Personal Quote: “When I first read the email that I won, I got teary-eyed! I am so thankful and blessed for this! Thank you so much Bridal Guide and Alfred Angelo, I can't wait to feel like a princess on our wedding day.”



Prize: Sapphire by Alfred Angelo wedding gown
Winner: Katlyn Carson and Michael Sterling, Imlay City, MI
Wedding Date: August 18, 2018
Personal Quote: “We are thankful and blessed to have received this prize. Planning the wedding of our dreams has been so much fun, and to have this opportunity presented to us has made it even better! Michael and I couldn't believe the news when we heard we were getting blessed with this amazing prize! We would like to thank Bridal Guide and Alfred Angelo helping us achieve our wedding day dreams.”


Prize: Modern Vintage by Alfred Angelo wedding gown
Winner: Melissa Ross and Luke Cavil, Winterville, NC
Wedding Date: December 23, 2018
Personal Quote: “Thank you so much Alfred Angelo and Bridal Guide for this generous prize! I am so ecstatic to have the opportunity to wear a gorgeous Alfred Angelo gown on our most anticipated Wedding Day!"



Prize: Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo wedding gown
Winner: Brianna Beers, Waterbury, CT
Wedding Date: July 7, 2017
Personal Quote: “Winning this wedding dress is a dream come true for me! I feel blessed to be the recipient of a dress so beautiful, I am forever so grateful!”




January/February 2017 Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 7 nights at Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands with air tickets from BVI Airways
Winner: Krystal Orejas and Arturo Cepero, Miami, FL
Wedding Date: April 29, 2017
Personal Quote: “We were in disbelief to learn that we had won such an unbelievable prize. We love to travel and we look forward to visiting Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands next Spring.”


November/December 2016 Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 6 nights at Hermitage Bay Antigua
Winner: Molly and Jason Funk, Kremmling, CO
Wedding Date: August 6, 2016
Personal Quote: "Jason and I are so thrilled to have won this amazing trip. It will be the perfect way to kick off our new life together, and have time to relax next spring. We are so thankful to the Bridal Guide community for making our wedding planning experience so special.”


November/December 2016 Little White Book Sweepstakes
Prize: 5 nights at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 
Winner: Erica Giannoccaro and Eric Steinriede, Harrison, OH
Wedding Date: May 17, 2016
Personal Quote: "We are so excited and thankful to have won this. We were married last May and will take this as a romantic vacation in the fall.”




November/December 2016 Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: Monogrammed dinnerware from Caskata.
Winner:  Melissa Small and Brett Cooper, Jamaica, NY
Wedding Date: June 17, 2017
Personal Quote: "We're excited to have won such a beautiful and generous prize! We love making good home-cooked meals together and hosting others, so this couldn't have been more perfect. Thanks for making our new journey together that much more special!”


November/December 2016 Cristiano Lucci Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: Cristiano Lucci wedding gown featured on the cover of Bridal Guide’s November/December issue
Winner: Julie Kraus, Lansing, NY
Wedding Date: August 1, 2017
Personal Quote: "So awesome to be chosen to wear such a perfect wedding dress!” 



September/October 2016 Honeymoon Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 7 nights at a Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resort
Winner: Carrie Silberman, New York, NY
Personal Quote: "I'm thrilled to have won this amazing trip! Thank you so much Bridal Guide for picking me! We can't wait until November to go explore the beautiful and warm Caribbean Sea.”



September/October 2016 JCPenney Your Home Cover Sweepstakes
Prize: $3,400+ in Registry Gifts from JCPenney, and a 7-night honeymoon at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa in Italy
Winner: Tabitha Allen and Coleton Maruca, Cleveland, TN
Wedding Date: April 22, 2017
Personal Quote:
“When we first got the news that we won, we couldn’t believe it! We had no idea that we would be surprised with such a blessing—even today we are still in shock. It would be impossible to express our gratitude for such a wonderful gift.” 


September/October 2016 Maggie Sottero Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: Maggie Sottero wedding gown featured on the cover of Bridal Guide’s September/October issue
Winner: Michaela Davis, Arlington, TX
Wedding Date: December 31, 2017
Personal Quote:
"It is such a blessing to have won this dress. I had wanted a Maggie dress when I first started looking at gowns but didn't think it would fit in our budget. But now I can wear a gown more beautiful than I ever thought! Thank you so much!”



July/August 2016 Little White Book Sweepstakes
Prize: 4 nights at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida
Winner: Jasmine Moffatt and Ethan Johnson, Bellingham, WA
Wedding Date: August 19, 2017
Personal Quote:
“When we found out we won this generous prize, we were first in disbelief and then overwhelmed with excitement and gratitude. We've never been to a resort before, so we are incredibly enthusiastic to take advantage of all of the accommodations Hawks Cay has to offer! We plan to travel in April, we think the weather will be perfect and it will be a fantastic escape after the holiday hype and a great opportunity to relax before our big celebration.”

July/August 2016 Lillian West Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: Lillian West bridal gown featured on the cover of Bridal Guide’s July/August issue
Winner: Chere Woodman, Edgewood, MD
Wedding Date: December 10, 2016
Personal Quote: "I absolutely love my dress. I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you to Bridal Guide for such a kind gesture. You have helped to give my special day that extra pizzazz by providing me with such a gorgeous dress. Now I know I will definitely stand out on my day!”


July/August 2016 Wedding & Engagement Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 7 nights at the Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riveira Maya, Mexico 
Winner: Alexandra Sedlack and Glenn Falvey, Turnersville, NJ 
Wedding Date: November 3, 2017 
Personal Quote: "Glenn and I were ecstatic to win this trip to Playa del Carmen! I still can't believe we won! The Thompson looks so beautiful and we cannot wait to visit next fall.”



 May/June 2016 Little White Book Sweepstakes
Prize: 5-night stay at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort in Tucson, Arizona 
Winner: Nina Weisner and Jeremy Dillon, Sunderland, MA 
Wedding Date: September 10, 2016 
Personal Quote: “We're thrilled to have won this amazing trip to Arizona! Thank you so much Bridal Guide for picking us! We can't wait until next April to go explore the warm and beautiful desert!”



May/June 2016 Mary’s Bridal Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: Mary’s Wedding Gown featured on the cover of Bridal Guide’s May/June issue
Winner: Deena Scannapieco, Jackson, NJ
Wedding Date: October 27, 2018
Personal Quote: "My fiancé and I are so excited that I won the gift certificate for the free wedding gown! I can't wait to go shopping to find my dream dress. Thank you Bridal Guide and Mary's Bridal for this wonderful gift!”



March/April 2016 Alfred Angelo Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: Alfred Angelo Wedding Gown featured on the cover of Bridal Guide’s March/April issue
Winner: Emy Carpano, Mount Vernon, NY
Wedding Date: July 22, 2017
Personal Quote: "We are extremely grateful and excited to have won a wedding gown! Can't wait to wear this beautiful dress.”



March/April 2016 Registry Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 5 nights at CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort in Anguilla
Winner: Sarah Smith and Matthew Young, Marietta, GA
Wedding Date: November 19, 2016
Personal Quote: "We are both still in shock over this incredible gift! Matthew and I have always considered ourselves lucky for getting to love each other and share our life together, so winning this incredible honeymoon is too good to be true! Come February, we'll travel to the incredible CéBlue Beach Resort for the most unbelievable week of our lives! Thank you Bridal Guide Magazine for this unreal opportunity.”


January/February 2016 Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 7-night stay at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa at Ka’anapali
Winner: Kristin Henderson and Steve Bailes, Evansville, IN
Wedding Date: November 28, 2016
Personal Quote: "We are truly blessed and can’t believe we are going to have a honeymoon in Hawaii. We are ecstatic and overjoyed.”




March/April 2016 Now Resorts Valentine's Week Sweepstakes
Prize: 5-nights at the Now Resort & Spa of couple's choice
Winner: Lendy Kirk and Sean Ballard, Johns Isle, SC
Wedding Date: October 14, 2016
Personal Quote: "We were ecstatic to find out we had won this amazing trip. It was almost surreal realizing we could take another trip together to a place neither of us have been. Thank you Bridal Guide!”




January/February 2016 Little White Book Sweepstakes
Prize: 5-nights at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St. Lucia
Winner: Shelbi Adcock and David James, Savannah, GA
Wedding Date: May 6, 2017
Personal Quote: "We're so excited to have won this amazing honeymoon to St. Lucia! We still can't believe its true. We're so thankful to have this experience and can't wait until it’s here!”



November/December 2015 Fashion & Beauty Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 5-night honeymoon at Parador Resort & Spa in Costa Rica
Winner: Emily Klung and Justin Serigne, Prairieville, LA
Wedding Date: October 8, 2016
Personal Quote: "Justin and I feel beyond blessed for this wonderful experience Bridal Guide has given us! We look forward to spending our honeymoon in Punta Quepos!”



November/December 2015 Texas Bridal Bliss Sweepstakes
Prize: Wedding gown from Mary’s Bridal
Winner: Leah Burress, Jackson, TN
Wedding Date: June 25, 2016
Personal Quote: "Tyler and I are extremely grateful to win the free wedding gown from Mary’s Bridal and Bridal Guide. I am so excited to get married in my beautiful dress and begin our marriage! Thank you again.”



November/December 2015 Mon Cheri Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: David Tutera wedding gown featured on the front cover of Bridal Guide, plus accessories, dresses for both mothers of the wedding, a flower girl dress and a consult with David Tutera
Winner: Donald Schlax, Deerfield, IL
Personal Quote: “What a spectacular wedding gift for my son and his fiancée! It really does take only one entry to win, and the folks at Bridal Guide and Mon Cheri Bridals have been a pleasure to work with.”



September/October 2015 Honeymoon Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 5-night honeymoon at Fairmont Royal Pavilion in Barbados
Winner: Brandi Fielding and Alexis Padilla, San Antonio, TX
Wedding Date: June 10, 2017
Personal Quote: "We feel so incredibly lucky and excited to be able to spend our honeymoon in Barbados! It's a dream come true.”




September/October 2015 JCPenney Your Home Cover Sweepstakes
Prize: $3,200+ in Registry Gifts from JCPenney, and a 7-night honeymoon at Palazzo Victoria in Verona, Italy
Winner: Heike Hermann Tross and Brett Floren, Old Town, FL
Wedding Date: May 15, 2016
Personal Quote: “What an amazing prize! We love our new completely outfitted kitchenware—so much more than we could have ever expected—and on top of that, to spend our honeymoon in Verona, Italy—it is almost surreal! Thank you so much Bridal Guide. Can't wait till May 2017 when we'll be in Verona!”


September/October 2015 Jasmine Bridal Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: Jasmine Bridal wedding gown featured on the front cover of Bridal Guide
Winner: Christen Cook, Chicago, IL
Wedding Date: July 30, 2016
Personal Quote: "Every girl dreams of her wedding dress and I am lucky enough to say that I get the opportunity to wear a Jasmine Collection gown on my wedding day with the help of Bridal Guide Magazine! My fiancé and I are beyond excited and cannot thank Bridal Guide and Jasmine enough for gifting me with my dream wedding dress!"


July/August 2015 Wedding & Engagement Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 6-night stay at an all-inclusive Occidental Grand Resort of couple’s choice
Winner: Brittany Chojnowski and Scott Lockyer, Garfield Heights, OH
Wedding Date: June 18, 2016
Personal Quote: "Scott and I could not be more excited about winning a honeymoon courtesy of Bridal Guide. We were worried that the cost of the wedding would prevent us from taking a honeymoon and we both feel very blessed that we will have the opportunity to experience this marital rite of passage. We look forward to taking our trip following our June wedding. Thanks Bridal Guide!"


July/August 2015 Oleg Cassini Cover Gown Sweepstakes
Prize: Oleg Cassini wedding gown featured on the front cover of Bridal Guide
Winner: Theresa Vanderlinde, Vero Beach, FL
Wedding Date: February 12, 2016
Personal Quote: "My fiancé, Brandon and I could hardly believe that we won. We are both so excited! Thank you Bridal Guide magazine and David's Bridal for making a girl’s wedding dress dreams come true!"



May/June 2015 Destination Wedding Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: From Funjet Vacations, round trip airfare, 7-night stay at the all-inclusive Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa in Mexico and a Love Wedding Package for up to 20 guests
Winner: Steven Xenos and Kristen Ramer, Drytown, CA
Wedding Date: August 11, 2016
Personal Quote: "Cancun is the first place Kristen and I had ever gone together on a vacation and we knew instantly that we would one day want to get married there. So winning this prize and getting the opportunity to realize that dream is so awesome, it's difficult to describe in words. But what I can say is, we are grateful, thankful and we couldn't be more happy!"

March/April 2015 Gift Registry Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 7-night stay at Palm Island Resort in The Grenadines, with an all-inclusive package
Winner: Carrie Johnson and Mickey Holland, Smyrna, GA
Wedding Date: April 11, 2015
Personal Quote: "We had just come back from our honeymoon in Hawaii when we found out we won this amazing prize! We are so very excited and feel truly blessed to be able to take another awesome vacation together. We plan to take this trip to celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary. Thank you so much Bridal Guide for this wonderful opportunity!"

March/April 2015 Now Resorts Valentine's Week Sweepstakes
Prize: 5-nights at the Now Resort & Spa of couple's choice
Winner: Caitlin Goforth and Nicholas Long , Raleigh, NC
Wedding Date: November 7, 2015
Personal Quote: "We were thrilled with the surprise of winning a trip to the Dominican Republic! We are very appreciative of the opportunity to take time off from work during our first year of marriage to create new memories with each other." Celebration Week Honeymoon Sweepstakes
Prize: 5-night stay at The Buccaneer in St. Croix, USVI 
Winner: Elizabeth Kulyassa and Thomas Cuomo, Malabar, FL
Wedding Date: March 7, 2015
Personal Quote: “Getting married is a very exciting time but planning a wedding can be very stressful. When we found out we won the trip to The Buccaneer on St. Croix we were ecstatic, it was like Bridal Guide was celebrating with us.” Celebration Week Sweepstakes
Wedding Paper Divas Gift Card 
Winners: Ciara Dryden, Quincy, IL 
Olga Gaujot, Morgantown, WV 
Theresa Patlan, San Antonio, TX 
Lauren Thompson, Houston, TX 
Verdia Wingate, East Orange, NJ

Prize: Blossom Veils and Sashes
Winners: Danielle Dunn, Fayetteville, AR 
Kirsten Gravely, Wilmington, NC 
Kelsey Luecke, Oxford, MS
Gena Roberge, Baltimore, MD

Prize: 12-month Birchbox Subscription and Home Sweet Home Spun Limited Edition Box
Winner: Gretchen Ward, Corpus Christi, TX

Prize: Kitchen Electrics from JCPenney
Winner: Brittany Nickerson, Indianapolis, IN

January/February 2015 Jewelry Survey Sweepstakes
Prize: 7-nights at the luxury boutique hotel Villa Buena Onda in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Winner: Angelina Gonzalez and Joshua Marman, Beach, ND
Wedding Date: August 2015
Personal Quote: “When we received the email saying we had won we were ecstatic! We are overwhelmingly grateful, and we can't wait to spend our honeymoon in Costa Rica. And what a perfect opportunity to publicly announce our engagement."