Who will win Brides' incredible million-dollar wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, CA?
We received more than a thousand applications from couples all across the country, filled with inspiring, hilarious, and beautiful stories, hoping to win the wedding of their dreams. We are thrilled to announce that it's going to be one of the three amazing couples below! Visit Brides Live Wedding to learn more about each couple and watch their video, and don't forget to come back on April 9 to help plan the wedding by voting for your favorite details.
Remember: Every aspect of Brides Live Wedding — from the dress to the decor to the cake to even the winning couple — will be voted on and selected by Brides readers.
Valentina and Eric
Eric's proposal to Valentina involved reliving all of their "firsts" — from the place they first met to their first date (mini-golf and arcade games) to the first apartment they shared. These two Texans support the Lupus Foundation of America to help battle the disease that claimed Valentina's younger sister's life. Read their complete story here.
Porsia and Wade
A carefully crafted round of Pictionary (the secret word was "proposal") helped Wade pop the question to Porsia while she was surrounded by family and friends. From sunny San Diego, this self-described "goofy" couple both work in higher education and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation to provide terminally-ill children with the opportunity to have their dreams come true. Read their complete story here.
Lynn and Mike
Though an airport bag search almost ruined the surprise, Mike asked Lynn to be his bride at a restaurant overlooking Niagara Falls — appropriately named Milestones. Mike, a pharmacist, and Lynn, a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse, support the Ronald McDonald House, since they've seen first-hand the difference the organization makes in the lives of families with children battling cancer. Read their complete story here.