New York, NY – Vera Wang is proud to announce a partnership with Brides Across America Inc., a non-profit organization, which benefits American troops, and transforms their weddings through special events and gifting bridal attire.

It is with great appreciation and admiration for their dedicated service that the renowned designer will welcome ten winning military and first responder couples for private appointments at the Vera Wang headquarters in New York City in October.

The selected couples will be offered a complete VIP bridal experience, and fit for their wedding looks, including a beautiful Vera Wang Bride wedding gown, and a BLACK by Vera Wang tuxedo for the groom, in addition to attire for their bridal parties (David’s Bridal & Men’s Wearhouse).

Vera Wang has brought together her partners for this incredible initiative, which coincides with the brand’s 30th anniversary, to offer a complete bridal package including: wedding bands (Zales Jewelers), bridesmaid and groomsmen attire (David’s Bridal & Men’s Wearhouse), invitations (Crane), dinnerware (Wedgwood), towels (Kohl’s), bedding (Revman International), fragrance (Coty) and eyewear (Kenmark Eyewear). Additionally, Ms. Wang is honored to meet one lucky couple for a one-on-one fitting with the designer herself.

“To those that give so much, it is a privilege to help make their dreams come true.” – Vera Wang

“Brides Across America is honored to partner with Vera Wang on a special event coming this October. Together we will provide gratitude and support for our military and first responders for their selfless acts each and every day. We are proud to celebrate our heroes during a special time in their lives.” – Heidi Janson, CEO of Brides Across America Inc.

Entry submissions will open on Friday, July 19t h ; to qualify, applicants must be active members of the military or first responders (fire, police, emergency response), or active within the last five years, and will fill out an entry form including personal stories, as individuals and as a couple, as well as pictures together.

Applicants may submit their applications, and review eligibility and contest rules at

About VERA WANG A native New Yorker who spent her career at the forefront of fashion, Vera Wang began a sweeping makeover of the bridal industry in 1990 with the opening of her flagship salon at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. Today, the salon continues to showcase collections known for sophisticated drama, feminine detailing and a modern approach to bridal design.

In 2000, Vera Wang’s enthusiasm for couture fashion resulted in the launch of her highly acclaimed ready-to-wear collection. The Council of Fashion Designers of America honored Vera Wang by naming her “Womenswear Designer of the Year” in 2005. Known for her nonchalant approach to style and luxury, Vera Wang’s ready-to-wear collections resonate with her signature layering, intricate draping and exquisite attention to detail.

The Vera Wang brand reflects her vision to create a lifestyle that goes beyond core bridal and ready-to-wear, and into publishing, fragrance, beauty, accessories and home. These collections are positioned at the highest end of the luxury market. Driven by artistic, modern and luxurious design and style, couture-like quality and a high level of customer service, Vera Wang’s collections hold impeccable customer appeal.

Vera Wang collaborates with leading global partners, directly employs more than 200 people and manufactures the majority of its bridal collection in company-owned workrooms in the United States.

About BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA INC. 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 24,000 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.

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