Weddings For Warriors: Alfred Angelo Donates over 400 Bridal Gowns for Spectacular 2009 Veteran’s Day Brides!

Alfred AngeloAlfred Angelo, participating with Operation Homefront-Georgia, is proud to dress these military brides from all service branches for Savannah’s first multi-military wedding on Veteran’s Day. The ceremonies will take place throughout the city, in three different locales. Each couple will have their own personal ceremony for their guests.
Becky Byous, part of the Savannah Wedding and Tourism Council spearheaded the Weddings for Warriors event with her husband, James Byous, Savannah Wedding and Tourism Council President and local photographer. Says James, “The project was conceived as a way of saying a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to active duty military personnel in Savannah and the Low Country. We want to offer as many free wedding ceremonies for active duty military personnel as possible.”
Each bride was invited to choose her special Alfred Angelo gown at a hotel just outside the Ft. Stewart base, where many of the brides are stationed. As part of their on-going partnership with the national non-profit Operation Homefront, to date, Alfred Angelo has donated 480 wedding gowns to military service women and brides-to-be of military service men.
Amanda Sheronas, Director of PR and Events for Alfred Angelo says, “Partnering with the Savannah Wedding and Tourism Council and Operation Homefront-Georgia for this wedding spectacular has been a wonderful experience for the company. We are proud that Alfred Angelo has been able to bring so much joy and happiness to the military community in the face of on-going deployments and a struggling economy.”
In addition to their partnership with the Armed Forces through Operation Homefront’s many local chapters, Alfred Angelo announced a Military Discount for service women and brides of service men in June 2009. Military brides will be offered a 15% discount on any Alfred Angelo bridal gown purchased at an Alfred Angelo-owned flagship bridal store. As an extra bonus, military brides can also take advantage of $25 off bridesmaid gowns at the time of their bridal gown purchase. A valid military ID is necessary for all purchases. Military brides can view the latest collection and locate the closest Alfred Angelo owned bridal store at the Alfred Angelo website.

About Alfred Angelo
Founded in the 1930s by Alfred Angelo Piccione and his wife, Edythe Piccione, Alfred Angelo is the world’s leading maker of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses and is committed to providing beautiful, high-quality bridal and formal dresses at affordable prices. In addition to manufacturing dresses distributed in over 2500 wholesale stores worldwide, the company operates Alfred Angelo Bridal Stores located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
For more information about Alfred Angelo, please visit Alfred Angelo.


One Response to “Weddings For Warriors: Alfred Angelo Donates over 400 Bridal Gowns for Spectacular 2009 Veteran’s Day Brides!”

  1. Becky Byous Says:

    Thank you for your kind words about our Weddings For Warriors Event that took place in Savannah, GA on Veteran’s Day, 11/9/2009. A project of The Savannah Wedding Tourism Council, the day was an amazing event.

    I cannot express how much it meant to have the support of Alfred Angelo and Operation Homefront. Thanks so much to Amanda Sheronas of Alfred Angelo who cheered us on offering support and encouragment throughout the planning and the event. Thanks to Alfred Angelo for the generous donation of these gorgeous gowns and thanks to Operation Homefront, specifically Christina Anthony and Myra Ebner for their support and actual participation on the day of the event. They were fantastic!

    Thanks, also, to the more than 200 volunteer businesses and individuals who poured out their time, talent, goods and energy to make this possible. Savannah loves their warriors!

    Please check the Weddings For Warriors site ( in mid January as it is going to be updated with photos and stories from the event. We had 25 professional photographers plus student photographers covering the event and have many beautiful images to share.

    We hope to be able to offer this again in the future.

    Kind Regards,
    Becky Byous
    Executive Director, Weddings For Warriors, Savannah, GA
    Secretary, Savannah Wedding Tourism Council
    An Affair To Remember

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