Having the perfect wedding is a dream for couples all over the world. It’s a dream that has been disrupt for many due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, one Arkansas venue is making the dream happy for a lucky couple.
In early June, Cross Iron Cottage called for couples to submit applications, telling why they deserved a dream wedding. The winner would receive an ultimate wedding giveway, complete with a venue, wedding planner, photographer, caterer, officiant, bridal accessories and tux rental, hair and makeup, confectioner, florist, jewelry and rentals – totaling up to a $10,000 value.
Now, the time has come to reveal the winner of Cross Iron Cottage’s wedding giveaway.
Courtney Stepp and Michael Lambert have been selected as the winners. Congratulations to the lucky couple!
Courtney and Michael will be getting married on September 20 at Cross Iron Cottage, which is just 30 minutes away from Little Rock and Hot Springs.
To learn more about Courtney and Michael, check out Cross Iron Cottage’s announcement of their win:
Congratulations to Courtney and Michael! You have been selected as our winning couple.
Courtney is a frontline worker, working as an RN during COVID-19. Upon her May graduation, she and Michael were planning to get married. But, as life would have it during this pandemic, a wedding was put on the backburner. Michael had lost significant income and Courtney has been having to work non-stop.
Courtney is a single mom of two sets of twin boys. When she submitted her letter for entry, she didn’t brag about herself. Instead, she highlighted that they deserved the free wedding because of her fiancé, Michael.
Michael has loved her and her boys without hesitation. He has battled substance abuse, but has been clean for three years now. Why? Because he wants absolutely nothing to interfere with him being the best husband and best father for Courtney and her boys.
After getting married, Michael is going to adopt Courtney’s boys so they can officially be the family they so badly want to be.
And, that is what a wedding is all about. A love that makes you want to constantly be a better version of yourself and understanding that love is what makes you family.
We can’t wait for your wedding in September. Congratulations, Courtney and Michael!
Here is a list of the vendors and service providers included in the Cross Iron Cottage Wedding Elopement Giveaway:
Venue: Cross Iron Cottage
Wedding Plan: Kaitie Gill of Sailboat Weddings
Photography: Tony Baker Photography
Caterer: Crave Catering
Officiant: Karla Shepard
Bridal Accessories + Tux Rental: The Bridal Cottage
Hair + Makeup: Rachel Harris
Confectioner: Michelle Mayer
Florist: Pocket Full of Posies
Jewelry: Nelson’s in Benton
Rentals: Party Time Rental and Events
Media Sponsor: AY Magazine
Top image courtesy of Sarah Dunn King Photography