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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Wedding Wednesday post! I have a ton of topics ready to chat about, so I thought I’d get back into it with a fun contest!

Matt and I LOVE wedding movies, and last night we watched our favorite one, 27 Dresses. It was on TV, but whenever we watch it we like to watch the “Bennie and the Jets” scene twice. And just saying, Matt usually holds the remote, so he’s the one who started that tradition. We just snuggle up on the couch and laugh so hard at that movie. Katherine Heigl and James Marsden are the perfect example of how opposites attract!

And speaking of Katherine Heigl, she’s in a new wedding movie coming out this week called The Big Wedding! It has a terrific cast, including Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Robin Williams, and the list goes on! It looks absolutely hilarious, and we want to send YOU to go see it!

So here’s the contest… all you have to do is comment below and tell us your favorite wedding movie and we’ll choose a random winner to receive $25 in Fandango bucks! And as a bonus, if you are the first one to list that movie, we’ll give you an extra chance to win, so uniqueness counts! You have until midnight tonight to enter. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page tomorrow!

Good luck! : )

UPDATE: The winner of the contest is Carolyn, who chose “Father of the Bride” as her favorite wedding movie of all time! Keep checking back on the blog and our Facebook page for more contests! : )

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This Valentine’s Day, we’re giving a very special gift to one lucky couple! The love stories were sent in, and more than 7,000 votes were cast to choose 5 couples to be our finalists in the giveaway. The stories of those 5 couples were reviewed by a panel of wedding professionals and one of our couples (who won last year’s contest). They had the very challenging task of choosing which couple among the finalists should win a wedding photography package valued at $2,500!

Their choice was clear. Everyone on the panel ranked this couple toward the top of their list, with 3 of the panel members ranking them as their #1 choice. We are excited to announce that Ashley & Judd are the winning couple in our 2012 Wedding Photography Giveaway! In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we would like to share their love story:

How We Met:
Judd and I met almost seven years ago at the University of North Florida. He was a senior on the baseball team and I was a little freshman on the softball team. On Monday, Wednesday and Fridays both the baseball and softball teams had weight lifting at 5am. So after weeks of glances in the weight room and asking teammates about each other we finally met and made plans to hang out. What I remember most about those early days of our relationship is the ease that I found in simply talking to him. Around him I found that I could relax and be myself. Now, seven years later, through the good, the bad, a lot of growing and a year and a half of long distance, we finally made it back to Jacksonville, FL and are ready to build our lives together.

The Proposal:
We decided that for New Year’s Eve 2012 we wanted to do something different and get out of town. On the way back to Jacksonville from a family party in Clearwater (where Judd is from) we drove by Disney and spontaneously decided to spend New Year’s Eve at Disney World. After getting settled into our hotel room, we drove to the park, had a great dinner and decided to go to Downtown Disney to watch the fireworks at midnight. While waiting for the trolley to get to Downtown Disney we made some new friends from New Jersey who, unknown to me, were in on Judd’s plan to propose. We made our way to a great waterfront spot to watch the fireworks. The night seemed pretty perfect already. Finally, as we waited for 2012 to make its debut, the fireworks start to explode into the velvety, black sky and I was content. Life over this past year has brought me wonderful things; what else could I possibly ask for? Then, out of the corner of my eye I see Judd drop to one knee and my heart skipped a beat. This moment that I have dreamt about since I was a little girl, since seven years ago when I met Judd and I knew he was what I’d always wanted in another person, was coming to fruition. As he is down on one knee, fireworks are bursting in the distance, he pulls out a ring with a beautiful diamond that was passed down to him from his grandfather. At that moment, he said things that I am going to keep only for me and asked me to marry him. One of the best parts of the proposal was that as all of this is happening, our new friends from New Jersey are taking step by step pictures of every moment. They say that Disney is the place where dreams come true and I had no idea how true that is.

Us as a Couple:
As a couple we really are a great balance. Judd is laid back and goes with the flow while I on the other hand am a bit more high-strung and worrisome. He calms me down and helps me reign in my emotions while I keep him moving. The greatest part about us is the mutual understanding and support of my unique family situation. My twenty-four year old brother, Taylor, is special-needs. He has a disorder called Angelman Syndrome (AS). It is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in 1 in 15,000 live births and is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Characteristics of AS include; developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman Syndrome will require life-long care. This means that one day, when my parents are no longer able to care for my brother, I become the caretaker. I love my brother more than words could ever express and his health and well-being are very important to me, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t sometimes worry about how he would affect my life and the dreams I have for the future. How could I burden someone else with the responsibility for caring for my adult brother who is unable to care for himself? Then I met Judd. Judd has become my support system and has developed a wonderful relationship with my little brother. He knows how important Taylor is to me and he has vowed to be by my side no matter what the future holds.

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Congratulations Ashley & Judd! We look forward to working with you! : )

We also want to thank the couples who shared their stories and participated in this contest and everyone who voted for them! Last, but most certainly not least, we would like to thank our panel for playing such an important role in the giveaway:

I Do Wedding Consulting

The Event Divas

Amanda Hopcraft

The Wedding Yentas

Leigh Anne & Patrick (our 2011 Wedding Photography Giveaway winner!)

We wish all of you lots of love (and chocolate) on this Valentine’s Day! <3

Wow! What a week it has been! We want to thank all of the couples who have participated in our wedding photography giveaway and also thank everyone who voted for and supported each of them! In the end, it was a close contest for the Top 5, but your votes put these finalists in the running to win a free wedding photography package from Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography:

Now it is up to our panel to choose a winner! Each couple was asked to send us their love story, and after reading through the stories of the finalists I can say that choosing a winner will NOT be an easy task! We’d like to thank the wonderful people who have agreed to take on this challenge:

I Do Wedding Consulting

The Event Divas

Amanda Hopcraft

The Wedding Yentas

Leigh Anne & Patrick (our 2011 Wedding Photography Giveaway winner!)

The panel is currently reviewing the stories from all of the finalists and will rank each couple based on who they feel has the best love story. The winning couple will be announced on Valentine’s Day, along with their story! Make sure to check the blog or our Facebook page to find out who will win our 2012 Wedding Photography Giveaway!

The Wedding Yentas is so proud to offer its very first FREE KETUBAH GIVEAWAY! As you may know, this is a very important part of the Jewish ceremony and couples usually spend hundreds of dollars on a beautiful piece of artwork to hang in their home that also serves as the Jewish marriage contract that’s signed on the wedding day. It is with great pride that The Wedding Yentas partners with Ketubah Studio by MP Artworks to give away a cash prize toward a ketubah of the winning couple’s choice.

The official rules can be found here (and on Facebook):
http://www.theweddingyentas.com/featured/win-a-ketubah
http://www.facebook.com/theweddingyentas

Photo submissions can be sent to alison@theweddingyentas.com by February 16th. Voting begins on the 17th. The winner is announced on March 1st.

Best of luck!! : )

Today is a day that I know many of you have been (anxiously) waiting for! Over the past month, we have received submissions from couples all over the U.S. (and beyond) who have shared their inspiring (and sometimes humorous) love stories.

It would be impossible for us to choose someone to give a free wedding photography package to. Every one of these couples has a story that is both unique and beautiful. So in order to decide who should win a photography package valued at $2,500, we are inviting all of our blog readers to vote for their favorite couple! When the voting period ends, the top 5 couples will have their entire love story read by a panel, who will ultimately decide who has the best love story. Meet the 2012 panel:

I Do Wedding Consulting
I Do Wedding Consulting is a unique full-service planning company in Charlotte NC. Nancy & Salim are the dazzling duo that makes I Do Wedding Consulting the very personal, attentive, and creative firm that it is. We specialize in full planning and we {love} to wow guests with all the little details. Built on integrity, driven by passion, I Do Wedding Consulting is THE choice for Charlotte’s smart and savvy couples.

The Event Divas
From elegant florals down to the details of your cake, we design it all! The Event Divas are the Experts in Floral & Event Design, Lighting, Props, & Coordination of all rentals. Serving Gainesville, North Florida, and South Georgia.

Amanda Hopcraft
Amanda Hopcraft Makeup Artist specializes is on location airbrush makeup artistry for anyone wanting to look beautiful whether it be a special occasion, a photo shoot or a night on the town.

The Wedding Yentas
Alison Friedman owns and operates The Wedding Yentas, an online community of brides, grooms, vendors, and well, yentas, who come to learn and dish all about weddings. The Wedding Yentas is a resource for couples planning a traditional Jewish wedding, an interfaith wedding, or even a Jew-ish wedding with features of Real Jewish Weddings, explanations of traditions, the latest trends in the wedding market, a vendor guide, and regular sponsored giveaways! Casual, conversational, and fun — like a couple of girlfriends dishing over coffee — The Wedding Yentas is your go-to wedding planning blogsite!

Leigh Anne & Patrick
Leigh Anne and Patrick are the winners of our 2011 Wedding Photography Giveaway and are looking forward to help choose this year’s winners!

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Here are a few details about the contest:

Voting begins on February 4th and will end at 11:59pm EST February 11th. The winner will be announced on February 14th.

We have made an effort to make the voting process as fair as possible, so only one vote will be counted per computer per day. So if you vote, you will be able to vote again after 24 hours. Please note that on some networks, multiple computers will be recognized as one computer.

We encourage you to use social networks to spread the word about the contest. However, please do not spam forums or violate any website’s terms of service.

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And the most important part… the CONTESTANTS!

These are the incredible couples who have entered our wedding giveaway! To vote for your favorite couple, scroll down to the bottom of this blog post (below the images). Please remember, only one vote per computer per day.

Don’t forget to check back February 11th to find out who makes it into the Top 5!

**************Voting for our Wedding Photography Giveaway has been closed. To find out the results of the voting and see which couples made the Top 5, please visit http://gwendolyntundermann.com/blog/2012/02/12/wedding-photography-giveaway-finalists/**************

It’s hard to believe that the year has come to an end! We finished our 2011 wedding season with Gigi & Steve’s wedding at the Sawgrass Beach Club, and it was EPIC! 2011 truly was an amazing year, and we are excited about what 2012 has in store for us and our couples!

To kick off the new year, we are doing our wedding photography giveaway again! Yes, one lucky couple will win a wedding photography package worth $2,500! We started this last year, and the contest was such a blast! We got the opportunity to hear some amazing love stories and in the end the contest was won by a very incredible couple!

The contest will take place in two parts. The first part is a popular vote (where the couples in the contest will have all their friends and family (and probably all of THEIR friends and family) vote for them on our blog. The top 5 couples with the most votes will have their love story reviewed by our panel of wedding industry pros (and last year’s winning couple) and they will ultimately choose the winner of the contest. We are thrilled to announce the members of our 2012 Panel:

I Do Wedding Consulting
I Do Wedding Consulting is a unique full-service planning company in Charlotte NC. Nancy & Salim are the dazzling duo that makes I Do Wedding Consulting the very personal, attentive, and creative firm that it is. We specialize in full planning and we {love} to wow guests with all the little details. Built on integrity, driven by passion, I Do Wedding Consulting is THE choice for Charlotte’s smart and savvy couples.

The Event Divas
From elegant florals down to the details of your cake, we design it all! The Event Divas are the Experts in Floral & Event Design, Lighting, Props, & Coordination of all rentals. Serving Gainesville, North Florida, and South Georgia.

Amanda Hopcraft
Amanda Hopcraft Makeup Artist specializes is on location airbrush makeup artistry for anyone wanting to look beautiful whether it be a special occasion, a photo shoot or a night on the town.

The Wedding Yentas
Alison Friedman owns and operates The Wedding Yentas, an online community of brides, grooms, vendors, and well, yentas, who come to learn and dish all about weddings. The Wedding Yentas is a resource for couples planning a traditional Jewish wedding, an interfaith wedding, or even a Jew-ish wedding with features of Real Jewish Weddings, explanations of traditions, the latest trends in the wedding market, a vendor guide, and regular sponsored giveaways! Casual, conversational, and fun — like a couple of girlfriends dishing over coffee — The Wedding Yentas is your go-to wedding planning blogsite!

Leigh Anne & Patrick
Leigh Anne and Patrick are the winners of our 2011 Wedding Photography Giveaway and are looking forward to help choose this year’s winners!

Now for the fun part – how YOU can enter the giveaway! Here is a detailed list of what the contest is, important dates, and how to enter:

What’s included?
The winning couple will receive up to 8 hours of photography coverage on their wedding day, two super cool photographers (Gwen and Matt), a disc of all their rockin’ images, a DVD slideshow, and an online proofing gallery for 90 days!

Sweet! How do I enter?
Send an email to info@gwendolyntundermann.com with “Wedding Contest” in the subject line and include the following information:
– A photo of the two of you
– Your love story (how you met, the proposal and a little about you as a couple)
– Your wedding date and ceremony/reception location(s)
– Other wedding details (number of guests, wedding theme, other vendors who are involved)
– How you found out about the contest
– And at the very end, please include 1-2 sentences about what winning a free wedding photography package would mean to you

Rules
Submissions must be received by 11:59 EST on February 3, 2012.
The couple must have already set a date and location and we must have the date available.
We must be the exclusive photographers, so to participate you must not have a photographer already booked. Current clients of Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography ARE eligible to participate in the contest (please email us for specific details).
The wedding can take place anywhere in the world, but the couple agrees to pay any related travel costs.
We will notify winners via email. Failure to respond within ten days will result in the prize being awarded to another couple.
Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography retains copyright to the images and the couple agrees to allow use of the images for commercial purposes.
This prize is non-transferable.

Voting
All eligible contestants will be listed on the blog with their photo and statement about what winning the contest would mean to them. Voting will take place from 8am EST on February 4, 2012 and end at 11:59 EST on February 11, 2012.
Tell all your friends to stop by and vote for you during this period (email, Facebook, and Twitter are all great ways to spread the word!).
The top 5 vote getters will be reviewed by the panel and the winner will be announced at 8am EST on February 14, 2012.

Best of luck to everyone!!

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Bridesmaids DVD Winner!

September 26, 2011

Congratulations to Ashley J., who is the winner of our Bridesmaids DVD Giveaway! We’ll be in touch with you soon to get your address so we can send you a copy of the movie to enjoy with your girls!

Stay tuned to the blog and our Facebook page for more contests! : )

Bridesmaids DVD Giveaway

September 20, 2011

We’ve had a fun time giving away wedding-related movies this summer! We gave away copies of Jumping The Broom and Something Borrowed last month. I’ve been anxiously waiting (with a daily reminder from a bright yellow Post It) for the release of the hilarious movies Bridesmaids, and the day has finally arrived! To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of the DVD to one lucky winner who can tell us…

WHAT ARE QUALITIES TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR BRIDESMAIDS?

Leave your comment below and we’ll draw one lucky name to receive a free DVD of the movie! You have until Sunday, September 25th at midnight to enter! The winner will be announced on Monday! : )

Happy Monday! We had an amazing wedding weekend in Telluride, and now I’m in Vail with my friend Rupa from Atlanta for a photography retreat! Getting ready to make a Starbucks run so we can do some chatting and planning, but first I want to announce the winner of our “Something Borrowed” contest!

Rupa just drew a name, and the winner is… Linelle!! The movie comes out on DVD tomorrow, so I will have Matt buy a copy and get it mailed out to you! Congratulations!! : )

Last week, we had a contest to celebrate the release of the movie “Jumping The Broom” to DVD! So this week, we decided to do the same for “Something Borrowed,” which hits stores next Tuesday!

We’ll do a drawing for a free copy of the DVD if you tell us what your something borrowed was or what you plan it to be for your wedding! Or you can even tell us the coolest “something borrowed” you’ve seen another bride have! You have until Sunday night at midnight to enter! We’ll post the winner on the blog and on Facebook next Monday! : )

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