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Military couple sought for dream wedding contest

By Staff Reports
Published in News on March 12, 2011 11:27 PM

The deadline for Operation Happily Ever After has been extended until April 9 for the opportunity for a free dream wedding for one military couple.

Operation Happily Ever After, the brainchild of retired Air Force veterans Wayne and Angie Eggleston of Myrtle Beach, was created in June 2010 with a dual purpose -- one, to honor their son, Chris, who at age 16 was murdered while they were stationed at Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, and two, to raise funds for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

At the center of those efforts is a free dream wedding, provided by wedding professionals in Myrtle Beach. Valued at more than $36,000, the wedding will include the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception with all the trimmings, luxury beachfront resort accommodations for the wedding party, photographers, a videographer, an artist who will paint a portrait of the couple, the officiate, a wedding cake, a groom's cake, a three-night honeymoon stay, a horse-drawn carriage, custom wedding bands, a wedding dress and other special surprises.

The winner of the wedding will be selected based on the votes by family and friends. Each vote is $1, with all the proceeds going to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The winning couple will be announced on April 15.

For more information, to register, or to vote, visit www.OperationHappilyEverAfter.org, or for more information, call 1-843-997-7248.