After first meeting nearly a decade ago, Paula Dorsey of Florissant, Mo. and Kenneth Turner of St. Louis will have the wedding of their dreams at Innsbrook Resort after they were announced today as winners of the Innsbrook Wedding Giveaway, presented in partnership with St. Louis’ Best Bridal.
“I’m super excited, speechless and shaking,” said Paula. “We’re so grateful for this opportunity!”
The couple was named the winner after two weeks of public online voting, during which time more than 96,000 votes were tallied.
Dorsey and Turner put a lot of time and effort into campaigning for votes, including the use of social media, radio commercials and interviews, a flyer, a website and an article and promotion in a local newspaper. Turner also turned to his network of fellow pastors, who asked their congregations to vote as well. Votes for the couple came in from across the United States and as far away as Germany.
The public isn’t done helping this couple tie the knot. Starting on June 9 and over the course of this month, voting will open on a number of aspects of the wedding ceremony and reception, including the theme and location (one of three Innsbrook venues).
“The venue is going to be awesome,” said Kenneth. “We’ve already envisioned the entire wedding and can’t wait!”
The total wedding package is valued at more than $30,000 and the event will take place this October, a little more than a year after Kenneth proposed to Paula in front of his congregation at St. James Bible Fellowship Church in St. Louis.
Read Paula and Kenneth’s love story and get details about the wedding package at www.innsbrookwedding.com.