Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of five lucky couples across the country will win the chance for the wedding of a lifetime from
TheKnot.com, the #1 wedding planning destination and the authority on all things weddings. TheKnot.com announced today the five finalists and the launch of voting for
The Knot Dream Wedding, the first-ever live-streamed wedding on TheKnot.com, Facebook, Google+, The Knot YouTube channel, MSN Living and other media platforms.
The first vote today will determine the bride and groom who will win the ultimate dream wedding, completely planned and paid for by experts at The Knot, at iconic
Citi Pond at Bryant Park in
New York City on
February 14, 2013. From now through
Valentine's Day, people across the country and around the world will vote on every single element of the wedding, from the gown to the groom's cake.
"This is going to be the wedding of a lifetime – an absolutely beautiful, one-of-a-kind and unique experience for one of these five lucky pairs," said
Carley Roney, cofounder and editor in chief of TheKnot.com. "Each of these couples truly deserves the wedding of their dreams, and at The Knot, we're honored and thrilled to be able to provide them with that and so much more."
The fabulous finalists include:
- Amber Tinson and David Walker of Atlanta
- Amy Zeng and Sean Rabe of Jersey City, NJ, and Fort Benning Army Base, GA
- Nichole Guzzo and Brian Johnston of St. Charles & Geneva, IL
- Samantha Steimle and Christopher Reinhold of Staten Island, NY
- Sierra Dickens and Andre Mercier of Los Angeles
Every element (and the couple's reaction!) will be caught twice a week on The Knot LIVE, a live-streaming TV show, starting today. Celebrity wedding planner
Amy Shey Jacobs
and TheKnot.com editors will share the latest wedding trends and ask viewers around the globe to decide on everything from the dress to the 'do.
Couples will win the wedding of their dreams with elements provided by some of the top vendors in every category. Flight and hotel accommodations and the couple's dream honeymoon will be provided by
. The bride will wear a dress from the famed
Say Yes to the Dress,
while the couple will be rocking weddings bands by the famed
Michael C. Fina
. Beauty looks will be put together by
, the blowout experts. Guests will receive beautiful invitations from
Wedding Paper Divas
. Make sure to check out the finalists'
video entries on TheKnot.com/dreamwedding too! Stay tuned for the full slate of vendors, to be announced soon.
For more information on The Knot Dream Wedding and each couple's story, visit TheKnot.com/dreamwedding. Follow all the exciting options, plus the voting results, on Twitter too:
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), a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on
Public Relations Manager The Knot (212) 515-3595