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MARX Events to Offer Dream Wedding to Service Member or Veteran

EAST LONGMEADOW — MARX Events recently launched its Dream Wedding Giveaway in partnership with wedding vendors from across the region. The free wedding, with a value of $35,000, will be awarded to a U.S. veteran or active service member who is nominated and selected from a panel of predetermined judges.

The contest began on July 1, the deadline for submission is Aug. 10, and the top three finalists will be announced on Aug. 14. The winner will be chosen the week of Aug. 24.

The Dream Wedding includes a free wedding venue and catering for 50 participants. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Chez Josef in Agawam.

“This is our way to give back to the men and women of our military who give so much for us,” said Mark Ashe, president of MARX Events.

Vendor partners include Chez Josef (venue and catering for 50 people), the Delaney House (rehearsal dinner and VIP party), Dani Fine Photography (full wedding photography), Tanya Costigan Events (wedding-planning services), Myers Video Production (videography), Robert Charles Photography (engagement session), In White (wedding gown), Hannoush Jewelers (wedding bands), CJC Event Lighting (event lighting), Formal Affairs (tuxedos for groom and groomsmen), the Passionate Pear Catering Co. (wedding cupcake tier), Langones Florist (centerpieces and bouquets), Crystal Vazquez Makeup (makeup for bride and three bridesmaids), Deluxe Limo (limo services), Love Always, Jacquelyn (invitations), the Bridal Corner (bridesmaids’ dresses), and Your Wedding Ceremony By Mikki Viereck (officiate).

Along with producing the event and the contest, MARX Entertainment will provide full entertainment services inclusive of DJ and photo booth for the evening of the wedding. Chikmedia, a local marketing and PR firm, has partnered to co-produce the event. Western Mass News, Kix 100.9, and BusinessWest have joined as media partners.

Smith & Wesson, Springfield-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, is a key sponsor for this year’s giveaway. “At Smith & Wesson, we hold a special place for those who defend our freedom,” said Anne Bruce, vice president of Human Resources. “We are excited to work with so many talented local businesses as a part of what will certainly be a wonderful event. As we work through the planning process, we look forward to learning more about our local veterans and their personal stories.”

For more information, contact Meghan Rothschild at (413) 218-4994 or [email protected].

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