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WOW Wedding Contest Finalists!

20 Feb ’12
Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Wow Wedding Contest | 11 Alive | LeahAndMark.com

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Wow Wedding Contest | 11 Alive | LeahAndMark.com

Hello! We’re Leah and Mark – Atlanta based wedding photographers and a few months ago we came up with the idea of giving away a FULL WEDDING to one lucky couple here in Atlanta. The rules were simple and we received an overwhelming number of entries – but now we’re down to our finalists couples! So read below about each couple, check out their engagement photos (all photographed by us here at LeahAndMark.com) – and then click on the links below to vote on your favorite couple!

The couple with the most votes by Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 4:59pm will win a FULL WEDDING!

And now… presenting our WOW Wedding Finalists:

Ronnie & Brent

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Wow Wedding Contest | 11 Alive | LeahAndMark.com

A WOW Wedding has always been a dream of ours, but financially out of reach. This opportunity would give us the chance to finally bring our families together and share in the love we’ve felt for each other these past 11 years. We understand we may be a long shot, but we think Atlanta is progressive enough to see a loving, committed couple break down some barriers. I hope you let our love for each other out shine any prejudice. Thank you for your time and consideration. – Click here to vote.

Elisa & Dwight:

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Wow Wedding Contest | 11 Alive | LeahAndMark.com

Dwight and I are happy, full of love, and we are already married. However, we had to cancel our wedding and ceremony because my mother lost her battle with Breast Cancer on the day we had planned to marry. My mother made me promise to still have the wedding despite what happened with her, but I just wasn’t strong enough to do more than a private ceremony in our Pastor’s office a few days after we celebrated my mother’s life.

I’m from Oregon and Dwight is from Minnesota, so we never had the opportunity to have our families together to celebrate our love for one another here in Atlanta. I never wore my wedding dress (which I still have), we lost our deposit at our reception spot and we would just love the opportunity to have a real wedding! I always dreamed of wearing a wedding dress and I honestly get sad every time I see a wedding on TV, in the movies, or on pictures or profiles of my friends. I would love to have wedding pictures to post in our home of our special day! – Click here to vote. 

Tameka & Roc:

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Wow Wedding Contest | 11 Alive | LeahAndMark.com

I am a Transit Planner by day and an amateur genealogist/cemetery hunter by night. Thankfully, my “rock” is much more interesting. He’s handsome, charming, and overflowing with goodness. I met “Roc” on May 25, 2007. A chance meeting led to the relationship of a lifetime. We had an immediate physical and spiritual attraction. He, a personal trainer from Cincinnati, was helping his recently widowed mother and younger sister, Betty. I had recently transplanted from LA and was not looking for a relationship.

The moment he invited me to a bookstore my “inner nerd” rejoiced. This perfect first date led to two years of discovery, trust, love, and understanding. In May 2009, Roc’s mother, Myra, passed away from a stroke leaving 12-year-old Betty in our care. Eerily enough, the month before her death, Myra said to me “Betty looks up to you and I want you to be her godmother”. I accepted and almost three years from that date, we are a family. – Click here to vote. 

Terri & Ryan:

Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Wow Wedding Contest | 11 Alive | LeahAndMark.com

Terri is disabled with Rheumatoid arthritis and can no longer work. Ryan needs surgery for a heart defect he has. Neither of them have insurance. Ryan works at his dad’s auto repair shop in Flowery Branch to provide for the two of them. They support and love one another greatly. They wanted to get married last October but can’t because they cannot afford to do so. They have faced many trials and tribulations in the last year. They want to get married soon. If they win this they would be so elated and less stressed. Then Ryan could focus on trying to get his surgery out of the way. – Click here to vote.

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8 Comments

  • Reply James Adamthwaite 20 Feb ’12 at 8:31 pm

    YAAY! The gay couple is winning so far!

    • Reply Ryan Bennett 22 Feb ’12 at 9:59 pm

      Has It occurred to you at any point that its 100% in no way lawful for same sex marriage in the state of GA?

    • Reply Mark Rox Tioxon 25 Feb ’12 at 2:03 am

      Ryan Bennett Yes. Obviously it has. Thanks for the comment! Be sure to vote!

    • Reply James Adamthwaite 25 Feb ’12 at 2:12 am

      Ryan Bennett Holding a wedding ceremony is not technically the same thing as obtaining a legally recognized marriage certificate.

  • Reply Arnell Pharr 20 Feb ’12 at 10:34 pm

    Elisa and Dwight! Yes!

  • Reply Nicole Kimberly 21 Feb ’12 at 5:00 am

    I love the story of Tameka and Roc…so touching!

  • Reply Elisa Bennett Buckner 21 Feb ’12 at 5:56 am

    Thanks in advance to those that vote for Dwight and I… we really appreciate it!

  • Reply Tracy Cagle Smith 21 Feb ’12 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for voting for my daughter Terri and future son in law Ryan.

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