I feel like I need to explain why a winner was not chosen back on March 31st, even though I promised there was going to be one. I am going to let you in on a little secret... this was the first time I ever ran a contest to this caliber. When I started it, I am not sure I was fully prepared for what was going to happen. 

I may have disappointed you. I am sorry for that. 

I was blown away by the number of you who entered the contest, and for that, I am very thankful. I began going through the list for potential winners. I took a look at the entrees who were aware of the rules, had a date available on my calendar, and who had a compelling story to tell. This left me with 7 people. 

I contacted the first person, the winner for 2016. Unfortunately, she secured another photographer for her wedding date before I had a chance to tell her she won. I moved on to second place, then third, then fourth... all the way to 7th place. At the end of the day, none of these lovely brides/grooms were able to accept the prize.

I have learned so much from running this contest, and I hope to make the 2017 Destination Wedding giveaway so much stronger for all who enter! Once again, I thank you all for the out pour of support and love, and I apologize that a winner will not be selected for 2016. 

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