Operation Wedding Gown
Brides Across America is celebrating its 11th year of giving back by supporting our heroes, honoring veterans, active military and first responders with Operation Wedding Gown. This year BAA will be rolling out a new campaign called “United in Love” to honor our servicemen and women’s sacrifices. BA along with our partner salons will be hosting a nationwide celebration of gifting during the month of July. Bel Fiore Bridal’s events kick-off July 5th in Marietta, GA along with participating salons in select cities across the country. Salons will offer a selection
of designer wedding gowns with values up to $6,000 and sizes ranging from 0-24. Rolling out the red carpet for our brides is our way of saying thank you. It is our honor to give back to those who sacrifice their own love for the love of our country.
Allowing love to play the starring role and minimize wedding-related financial stress for our heroes is what Brides Across America is all about. Founded in 2008 by Heidi Janson, BAA originated the movement Operation Wedding Gown and over the past 11 years we have made it possible to give back in a mighty way by gifting over 22,000 wedding gowns and hosting 22 amazing gifted weddings across the country to military and first responders. With wedding dresses and accessories costing an average of $2,000, the lifted expense for our heroes is evident. “United in Love” will continue to make wedding dreams come true with the incredible assistance of our nationwide partner salons. “This program means so much to us. With all the medical expenses, gifting me this gown can make our dreams come true on our wedding day! This will be a wonderful day that we can forget about our struggles and share in our love for each other,” says Roseann.
How to qualify and register for an Operation Wedding Gown Event: It’s easy to register, visit us at www.bridesacrossamerica.com and select the event you would like to attend, fill out the registration form and call your selected salon to make an appointment. Military and first responders who have served our country over the past five years qualify for a free wedding gown. Brides are required to bring supporting documentation the day of the event such as a valid work ID or proof of service. Making dreams come true is the life work of Heidi Janson, founder of Brides Across America. She says, “Every bride deserves to have that fairy-tale wedding, especially our military and first responders that serve us on a daily basis. I felt compelled to give back and make a difference for our heroes sacrificing their lives. Spreading love and happiness is my life’s mission.”
About Brides Across America
A national nonprofit organization, Brides Across America continues to honor our heroes by gifting wedding gowns and weddings to our deserving heroes and making wedding dreams come true. Brides Across America, in collaboration with bridal salons, designers, and private donations has been able to donate more than 22,000 wedding gowns and 22 weddings. Providing financial assistance to thousands of military and first responder couples since its inception in 2008. All donations received go directly to provide support to our couples. Operation Wedding Gown has been featured in PEOPLE, Oprah, Good Housekeeping, Steve Harvey and The Doctors. Brides Across America recently opened their first outlet and online shop to support our continued efforts to provide years of giving to our heroes. You can shop our new outlet at www.baaoutlet.com.
Bel Fiore Bridal
For the past 14 years, our mission has been to set ourselves apart as the best bridal shop in Atlanta. We have over 400 bridal gowns in store, including plus size wedding dresses, and have dressed thousands of brides from all over the world! Our bridal consultants are experts at helping brides find THE wedding dress that makes them look and feel their best. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime dress you’ll be wearing, so why compromise? We’ll have a fitting room ready with your name on it, a mirror you won’t have to share with any other brides, and personalized service that will make you wonder why you went anywhere else!