Wedding gowns to be donated to military brides

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    On November 10th and 11th, the national charitable organization, Brides Across America will celebrate Veterans Day along with Little Rock's A Fitting Image Bridal Boutique by giving away free designer wedding gowns to military brides.

    Bridal salons across the country are participating in this nationwide event to show our support to the troops by donating designer bridal gowns designed by Vera Wang, Amsale, Pronovias, and other prominent designers. Without organizations like Brides Across America, many military brides would not have the chance to pick out a designer dress for their special day due to economic circumstances.

    "Many soldiers come back injured and take severe pay cuts. It makes it very difficult to make ends meet not to mention have a dream wedding. The least we can do is to help them have a magical day!" said Heidi Janson, founder of Brides Across America.

    Participating bridal salons will prepare a select number of gowns to be given away to qualifying brides on a first come first serve basis. Gowns are valued between $500 to $3,000 and range from size 4 to 22. In order for brides to qualify, they must be engaged, be on active duty in the military, or have a fiance on active duty in either Iraq or Afghanistan. All brides must show a copy of deployment papers, orders or other qualifying proof.

    Brides Across America is a Massachusetts-based charitable organization that focuses on providing free wedding gowns to those military brides that have not been able to have their dream wedding.

    Brides Across America is connecting with bridal salons across the nation to help spread the military spirit. Since 2007, Brides Across America and its partners have given away more than 5,000 wedding gowns nationwide. Interested military brides should visit A Fitting Image on November 10th and/or 11th or call 501.223.2533. For other participating salons, visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com.

    Source: Little Rock Chamber of Commerce press release

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