Operation Marry Me Military Mecklenburg

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What is Operation Marry Me Military?

In 2011 Alecia Geddings of Oak Island Photography & Weddings, in Brunswick County created a campaign.

Her goal was to offer a contest to allow a lucky military person to be married for free on Veteran’s Day. Alecia issued a challenge to other counties to do the same. Within weeks, several counties came forth to participate. Operation MMM married five couples throughout the state on 11-11-11 totaling over $200,000 in free goods and services. Alecia’s personal mission is by 2021 to have all 100 counties in NC participating by offering a free wedding every Veteran’s Day.



Meet our 2015 Couple ~ Brad and Kathleen

Kathleen and Brad have been dating for nearly 4 years before he proposed at the beach. They said their I Do's on Veteran's Day on 11/11/2015 at Alexander Homestead with their families and children. Both living in Hickory, NC Kathleen is a paramedic and Brad served an 18-month tour in Afghanistan in 2011 and presently works as a mechanic at an auto parts store. He is active military with the U.S. Army Reserve. 23 Mecklenburg vendors donated over $30,000 for their ceremony and reception. 





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Meet our 2014 Couple ~ Mary and Joey

Mary and Joey grew up together and were high school sweethearts in New Bern, NC.  Joey is currently serving in the USMC branch in California where they are currently living. They were very excited to be chosen and to have a "destination wedding" in Charlotte for a free ceremony & reception on behalf of Operation Marry Me Military. Donations and services worth over $34,000 from 23 local wedding vendors, including The Palmber Building where the celebration took place on Veteran's Day on 11/11/2014. 


  • Operation Marry Me Military Throws Free Wedding For Veteran

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  • Vendors Throw Wedding for Local Veteran

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  • Firefighters Host a Veterans Day Wedding

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Meet our 2013 Couple ~ Nikki and Aaron

Nikki Seegers of Charlotte, NC and Aaron Ambrosino of Lancaster, SC were the happy recipients of a free wedding ceremony and reception compliments of Operation Marry Me Military. Donations and services worth over $36,000 from 30+ local wedding vendors, including SAVOUR Events Venue in Matthews where the celebration took place on Veteran’s Day on 11/11/2013.



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Meet our 2012 Couple ~ Amber and Jeffrey

Jeffery Townsend and Amber Duvall from Fayetteville, NC were the first to be married with OMMM in Mecklenburg County and recieved a free wedding. Donations and services were worth over $42,000 from 40 local wedding vendors including Elder Gallery and Charlotte Trolley in Charlotte where the celebration took place on Veteran's Day on 11/11/2012.


The Wedding Channel:

"Carolina Weddings and Events provided me with the dream wedding I could have never imagined for myself! Heidi is an amazing person who donated her time and talent to the Operation Marry Me Military program. Heidi helped coordinate my vendors and donators, all of which came together in the end to create the most beautiful day of my life! I value Heidi’s creativity, her dedication, and the beautiful visions she put together for Jeff and I on Veteran’s day! I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner to share my wedding day with than Heidi. She is amazing at what she does and I would recommend her to anyone I know!"

~ Amber Townsend




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