Winning Couple Announced in Military Dream Wedding Giveaway

June 29, 2012, Myrtle Beach, SC – In appreciation of their service to the United States, Springmaid Beach Resort announced a Military Dream Wedding Giveaway contest in March 2012. After launching a Facebook contest and reviewing applications, the winning couple was chosen on June 25, 2012.

United States Marine Corps Sgt. Wayne Edmiston of Wyoming, Pennsylvania and his fiancée Brooke Chartlet of Norwalk, Iowa will receive the wedding of their dreams at Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. Springmaid Beach Resort will host 100 of the couple’s friends and family for a romantic beach wedding and oceanfront ballroom reception on December 7, 2012. Their winning YouTube video shows the tale of a United States Marine Corps Warrior deployed twice during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and how he found his true love when transferred to a Recruiting Station in Des Moines, Iowa. The runners-up Nathanial Rocha and Airman First Class Lydia Seibert have been awarded a weekend getaway in one of Springmaid Beach Resort’s newly renovated guest rooms along with a deluxe breakfast for two.

The all inclusive venue at Springmaid Beach Resort will provide the location for the beach ceremony, newly renovated oceanfront ballroom for the reception; award winning catering, as well as ocean view designer accommodations and deluxe breakfast for the bride and groom.

The wedding, valued at over $30,000 has been made possible through graciously donated services and products from several local businesses:

A Wedding to Remember, ceremony officiant

Bella Hair, hair design

Cahoots Photo Booth, photo booth

Coastal Wedding & Events, ceremony décor and wedding planning

Devil Dog Liquor, reception beverages

Event Works Rentals, fine linen and chair rentals

Extreme Limo, private transportation for the bride and groom

King Florist, floral arrangements

Pawleys Island Bakery, wedding cake

Peaches & Cream, wedding invitations

Premier DJ, reception music

Scott Lee Photography, event photography

Shawn Snyder, ceremony music

Bob Vox Media, videography

“We are very excited to host Sgt. Edmiston and his fiancée Brooke along with their families for the wedding of their dreams,” said Don Singletary, general manager of Springmaid Beach Resort. “Springmaid Beach Resort has a long history of supporting our troops, and we look forward to joining our local partners to celebrate our winning couple with their loved ones.”