Posted: Feb 1, 2013 10:48 AM by Beth Saboe
Updated: Feb 1, 2013 10:52 AM
BOZEMAN - Three lucky couples are now one step closer to winning a Montana wedding valued at more than $40,000.
Organizers of "The Gift Worth Giving" have selected three finalists and plan to choose the winner before Valentine's Day. The chosen couple wins an all-expenses paid for wedding at the Springhill Pavilion in Bozeman and will exchange vows on June 11, 2013.
"The selection process is always the most difficult part", says Megan Jacks, co-founder of The Gift and owner of After 5 and Weddings.
The finalists are Jennifer Hodges and Adam West of Bozeman, Stephany Kessler and Manny Sedillos of Billings, and Jordan Good and Justin Clay of Bozeman.
Here are their stories:
Jennifer Hodges and Adam West of Bozeman were both in the U.S. Marine Corps, but did not meet until they both lived in Montana. Jennifer is a student at MSU and Adam works at the Gallatin County detention center.
Jordan Goode and Justin Clay of Bozeman have been together since 2010. Jordan is a breast cancer survivor who now works as a caregiver for a disabled person. Justin is an on call mechanic in the Bozeman area.
Stephany Kessler and Manuel Sedillos from Billings met six year ago in high school while working together at Albertsons. Stephany is graduating college in 2013, with plans to become an Occupational Therapist. Manny currently works as a security consultant.
This is the 3rd year for "The Gift Worth Giving," which Jacks created with professional photographer Larry Stanley. This year, Stana Milodragovich of Loneman Photography joined the effort to give a dream wedding to a Montana couple.
The venue, the event design, the bridal gown, attendants' dresses, tuxedo rentals, photography, flowers, catering, live music, DJ, wedding rings, makeup, beverages and more will be provided for the couple by a group of well-known wedding vendors. In total, this gift is valued at more than $40,000.
For more information, contact Megan Jacks at (406) 586-3124.