Military Couple Weds with $40,000 Giveaway | News
A military couple is finally able to walk down the aisle in an all-expense paid wedding of their dreams.
Three months ago Meghan Weekley applied for the Salute to Love wedding giveaway and won. Now, she's tying the knot with Marshall Glass, her high school sweet heart.
"It's very nice to have a big weight lifted off of us and get married a whole year earlier than what we expected," says Weekley.
Vendors from all across Georgia teamed up to make a dream wedding possible for one military couple by donating everything from make-up to catering. The prize package adds up to $40,000.
"We were originally going off of a $5,000 budget," says Glass.
"It's very humbling. Both of us, we don't win things, we don't get things. We've taught to earn what we do get, work hard," adds Weekley.
Mishael Young, mother of the bride, says, "It's not everyday that you find people who are willing to give their time, their amazing talent or efforts towards someone that they don't even know."
The wedding was set at Plantation Farms in Byron and housed 100 guests. Glass, who joined the Navy in 2006, says winning this prize came as a shock.
"Never won anything in my life, why not a wedding," he says.