And the Winner Is...
October 1, 2009
United States

Last week we held a jump-for-joy worthy giveaway to celebrate one of our all time favorite destination locales, Napa Valley. You remember the one right?!? The one where one lucky SMP reader wins $2100 worth of products and services! To enter, all that we asked was that you leave us a brief comment telling us YOUR dream destination. We wanted to know if you could get hitched in any spot in the world, what would it be? Well, you told us and we have a winner...

But first, (I know, I'm torturing you) another HUGE thank you to our extraordinary vendors for getting involved with this ridiculously awesome giveaway and thank you to all of our wonderful readers for participating. Over 700 responses and amazing reasons for choosing your dream destination... we wish that you all could win.

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It's with great pleasure that I announce our winner, Heather, who said:

My dream destination would be New York City (in the winter) for many, many reasons. Although NYC isn’t a sunny, tropical, typical “destination”, for me New York stands for everything romantic, vibrant, and cultured. It is where my fiance took me on a whirl-wind, mid-week, day-trip and suprised me with an engagement – by far the best and most memorable day of my life! In the winter when the snow is sparkling against those skyscrapers, it is more romantic than anywhere I’ve ever been…I’m almost getting goosebumps thinking about it! The city is so alive with its architecture, food, and people, that we both get a feeling there that we get no where else in the world. We are both huge foodies…reading about and researching chefs and restaurants, trying to learn how to cook like the masters, and where better to experience the best of the best? I have a love affair with New York. My fiance and I enjoy the city and our weekend trips there so much that we both find ourselves missing it if it is too long between visits! I think that a destination wedding in New York would be the ultimate destination for us because we consider it “our” place and has been part of so many of our most cherished memories.

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Heather has won a 1 hour consultation with event goddess Alison Hotchkiss and a signed copy of her book Destination Wedding Planner, 100 free destination wedding invitation sets from Hello!Lucky, a gorgeous seasonal cup set from Heath Ceramics, a $75 gift certificate from Napa Style, and a free wedding photography consultation with seriously talented, Thayer Alison Gowdy. She will also be staying for at the beautiful Bardessono Hotel and dining at Bottega Restaurant in Napa Valley for 2 days for... FREE.

Congratulations Heather!