Your Special Day Our Special Way Contest 

  is over and we have a winner- 

Sara Johanson-  Congratulations!

Calling all Brides : Register for a chance to win a " Your Special Day our Special Way Wedding" Contest. The Contest runs form Feb. 1st through Mar. 31st 2013.

 The enter this contest brides need to: 

1: Send us an essay describing WHY they deserve to win this package. Post it on the Facebook page for Your Special Day our Special Way and have your friends 'like 'it .

2. Share with your friends so your friends and have them go to the page ad have them like your essay

3. Schedule their wedding in 2013 for 50-100 guests. 

4. The Board of the Blue Ridge Highlands Bridal & Events Connection will read the essays and one of the 5 top "vote getters" will be the winner.

In return for submitting an essay, brides will have a chance to win a Dream Wedding with discounts from the following wedding professionals: Serendipity at Beagle Ridge, Four Seasons Catering, Cripple Creek Bed & Breakfast Cabins, Petals of Wytheville, Always and Forever Photo, Rentopia, 2 Burgs Music, Trinkle Mansion, Elegance by Marivic, Flying Flowers and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

These wedding professionals will work to create the perfect wedding just for you. 

We wish you luck!!!

Here are a list of our participants and their wonderful offerings:

1. Serendipity at Beagle Ridge- The winner will receive a $250.00 discount toward your wedding venue for 50-100 people, if you are scheduled to get married in 2013. Come have your wedding in the gardens and have your reception in Serendipity. The venue come with a complete kitchen, bathrooms, a bride's changing room upstairs and an outdoor venue, a deck overlooking breathtaking views of the mountains.

We wish you luck!!! 

2. Four Seasons Catering Bakery/Deli will be providing $300.00 off your cake and catering total. From the simple to the sublime Rhonda can provide a feast for the senses. Check her out on Facebook or at 


 3. We are fortunate to have Elegance by Marivic with Wedding Planner Marivic Gallimore offering her services for our brides to be. Check her out of Facebook and at   

4. Another great addition to our contest, Cripple Creek Cabins will be providing two nights for one for the Happy Couple. WOW  what a deal. This quiet retreat is perfect for a honeymoon or just a romantic get-a-way. Check them out or Facebook or at 

5. Our wedding officiant Patti Pizinger is offering several items 

* Free room for the bride and groom at Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast , plus 20% off any other  rooms for the bridal party                                                                                                   * Wedding officiant fee reduced to $75.00, save $50.00 from the normal fee of $125.00, plus a keepsake copy of the wedding program for the bride and groom                                                         * Bridal pictures may taken at Trinkle Mansion inside or on the grounds at no cost. Also, if visiting Serendipity at Beagle Ridge for a wedding consultation, from out of town, 20% of rooms at Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Chekc her out on Facebook  at

Photo: Our wedding officiant Patti Pizinger has generously increased her contribution to the package. 
*Free room for Bride and Groom at Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast, plus 20% off any other room booked by wedding party or guests
*Wedding officiant fee reduced to $75.00, save $50.00 from normal fee of $125.00, plus keepsake copy of wedding program for bride and groom to take home with them
*Bridal pictures taken here at Trinkle Mansion inside or on grounds at no cost

Also, if visiting  Beagle Ridge Herb Farm for a wedding    consultation, from out of town,  20% off room at Trinkle Mansion Bed & Breakfast

So there are now two options for your wedding night. If I was you I would enjoy my wedding night at Trinkle Mansion and the plan to escape for a few secluded days to the Cripple Creek Cabins.

Wish I could get married again, Oh I forgot I can't enter.

6. Always and Forever Photography will be providing a wonderful package. Shannon will provide an engagement package with a 11 x 14 portrait or a photo guest book and 20% off on your wedding picture package. Please check Shannon out on Facebook and at her website.

7. Pick your musical style and Doug will provide the perfect bridal dance and so much more. 2 Burgs provides DJ Services and sound equipment for Live Music Events in Blacksburg, Radford, Roanoke and Southwest VA. Check them out on Facebook and at  .

8. Petals of Wytheville will be providing the Bridal Bouquet and $200.00 towards the flowers for your wedding. What a deal. No matter the occasion Teresa will customize a special arrangement for you. Check them out on Facebook and at

9. If you ever need a tent, tables or chairs for a larger venue, Rentopia will be able to handle all your rentals for you. We are so pleased to have them join us for this contest. They will be providing a fountain and 100 Champagne glasses for your wedding day at Serendipity. Check them out on Facebook or at

10. Glad to add Flying Flowers... We will be donating Butterflies for this event if this date s between May 15th and Sept. 15th. Also wedding pictures in the Flying Flowers Butterfly House will be an option for the bride... Earlier or later dates the butterflies will not be flying. Check us out on Facebook or at

11.  Cheryl Shaver, Senior Sales Director for Mary Kay, is joining our contest. Wow she  will be providing a professional  Make over for the portrait setting and on the day of the wedding a $200.00 value. What bride wouldn't want to look perfect on her wedding day? 

Independent Senior Sales Director/Mary Kay                                                                                                                                       Specializing in Wedding and Portrait make-up

276- 228-7207 or 276-620-7207


12. Connie Seagle from Seagle Travel is another participant. She will be offering her services to create the perfect honeymoon and a $75.00 rebate on a 2 night motel booking at the destination of your choosing.Good for up to their 1 year anniversary.  

13. Donnie Bales from Bear Creek Studio Services will be providing 10% off his wedding video services PLUS a free engagement montage. If you aren't familar with this it is a video compiled of 100-150 pictures of the bride and groom fom childhood to engagement, to play at their reception. Contact him at