- Mrs. Mink
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
The Upon a Star Contest started last year with me as the first winner of a one-of-a-kind couture gown by Jorge Manuel, whose gowns are carried by high end salons.
There were just over 250 entries and I was selected as one of 5 finialists. I ultimately won the gown and was flown to Charleston for a brunch in my honor and to pick up the dress at the Maddison Row bridal salon.
Jorge enjoyed the contest so much last year that he decided to do it again. This year, Hitched in Georgetown (a very nice salon!) is sponsoring and the gown will be made from scratch! The winner will go through the custom gown process with fittings, a muslin made, etc.
You read about how to enter on the Jorge Manuel Weddings blog. Hitched sponsered a launch party with a bunch of wedding bloggers. You can see coverage on their blog, Jorge’s blog, the Washingtonian Magazine’s blog, the Ritzy Bee blog, and Bridal Bubbly.
If you’re curious, here’s my post about winning last year from before I was a bee and my thread about picking up my dress, my Bee entry about winning, and my bee entry about picking up the dress.
I’m posting because I would LOVE for another Bee to win this contest. I bet there are some good writers out there who could craft a pretty heartfelt essay!