Share your love story with us for a chance to win a FREE Wedding Ceremony at the gazebo on Fox Street in Jonesborough during the 8th Annual Chocolate Fest on February 11, 2023 at 1 p.m

Giveaway Timeline
Entries must be submitted by January 16
Voting period: January 20 – 27
Winners Announced:  Monday, January 30

Vote For Your Favorite Couple!

Voting Ends 1/27/2023

Jacey & Zachery

Let me introduce myself. Im Jacey, a mother of 2 young beautiful boys. A recovering drug addict. Ive been sober since January 16th 2021. Loving my new beautiful life with the little family god has blessed me with. Our love story isn’t like what most would imagine. I met Zachery in one of the most deepest darkest states of his life. Since then I’ve watched him grow and flourish into something incredible. He’s a family man now. He puts all of his hard work and dedication into our family. From the moment I met him I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He’s took on the role as a father to my 2 boys, and I couldn’t ask for anyone better to fill that spot! He treats them as his own and they even call him dad. He fills our lives with so much laughter, support, and joy! Zachery proposed to me last year February 20th a day before my birthday. Of course I said yes! That was one of the happiest days of my life! Today we have our own home and we stay busy but we always make time to spend together as a family. Thank you for letting me share!

Stephanie & David

Well our story started in high school. We dated and then we ended up with other people. We remained friends but lost touch over the years. I lost my husband in 2020 and David got out of a long term relationship in 2021. He messaged me and asked if I had any friends he could go out with. I told him no. He then asked me out for dinner to get caught up on life. We went out January 22, 2022 and have hardly been apart since ♥️ Got engaged in March 2022. We don’t want a big wedding (even though it will be his first). And I haven’t been able to find anything small and affordable here. Thank you for reading our story ♥️ And if we don’t win I want to wish the couple who does a long happy life together.

Denise & Max

My name is Denise Paredes and my fiancé is Max Hillerbrand. Our story started when Max got hired at the same Chick-fil-A that I worked at in 2017. I first noticed him when he was carrying some produce and thought he was really cute. We started to work the same shifts as each other and became really good friends. We hit it off so well that we would talk for hours after our shifts, never thinking that we would end up together. We slowly started doing little things like bringing coffee for each other and frequently went out to eat at our favorite restaurants.He even started to learn some Spanish from me and all my favorite things. We worked together for 2 years before I left Chick-fil-A to pursue a career in Nursing. On my last day of work (August 17,2019), I remember that he and I were on the closing schedule. We ended up getting out around 11pm and after all that work, we were both hungry, so we decided to grab Cookout for one last time (or so I thought)! We carpooled to go grab food and, to my surprise he ended up asking me out! The rest is history, but he truly is my biggest motivator and greatest supporter. We are both a work in progress and I wouldn’t choose anyone else to grow and build a life together. During the holidays, we took a trip to the Biltmore in Asheville. Towards the evening he took me to the balcony of the mansion and asked me if I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. It was an immediate “yes” from me. We went after to get a meal at the place we grew so close at, Chick-fil-A! He’s been such a blessing in my life, and I pray God will bless this marriage and our future together.

Gabriel & Hannah

Hello, my name is Gabriel! It’s a funny coming to full circle story, my fiance’s name is Hannah and we actually went to highschool together. Everyday after school I used to walk her home. I was building the courage to ask her out on a date, I was finally going to do it. I was going to walk her to her door and ask her, well I got to the gate and she told me not go past the gate. I asked her why and she looked at me with a straight face and said I looked funny and told me to get lost. We stopped talking after that, fast forward a couple years later, I guess God plans for us. She started going to my church, we ended up going to a young adult church trip together and that’s when we really caught each others eyes. We both didn’t want to go to this trip but everything happens for a reason. We started talking and the next day, after church, we talked for little bit then I walked her to her car. She left to go home but something was pushing me to finally ask her again, to finally ask her out on a date so I texted 30 minutes later asking her on a date. What’s funny is at that same exact time, when I was just sent the texted, she texted me asking me on a date! Ever since then we have been making each other laugh and smile, we have always been around each other and haven’t really realized it. God works in mysterious ways, it’s like he finally brought back my missing puzzle piece.

What You Win

Here is what’s included in the giveaway:

  • Organized by Simple Elegance Bridal Show
  • 20% off a full price wedding gown from Bristol Bridal Station
  • Ceremony officiated by Greg Canter
  • Bouquet and boutonnière from Day Dream Bokay
  • Ceremony site (Gazebo in Jonesborough) decorated by Cherished by Melanie
  • Small 2 tier cake from Krazzy Cakes and Catering
  • Bride’s makeup and hair by Salon Soca
  • Photography by TL Photography

You can enter by sharing your story and a few simple details. Each story will be posted below for the public to view and vote for their favorite beginning on January 17. The entry with the most votes will be awarded the wedding ceremony and will be notified on Monday, January 30.