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Military brides-to-be receive free wedding gowns on Veterans Day

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A Lancaster County boutique honors Veterans Day by helping military brides’ dreams come true.  At least two dozen military brides throughout the region felt like a princess.  For a $25 registration fee, they become a part of the non-profit group, Brides Across America.

It’s one of the most special moments before her big day.

For Ashley, saying yes to the dress don’t come easily. She says, “Military we do a lot.  We’re constantly gone, away from our loved ones, always making sacrifices.”

Ashley’s an airborne missions system operator with the Air National Guard, based in Harrisburg.  Her fiance, Nick, is also in the military.  They met in March and they’re getting married in October.

On Veterans Day, the bride-to-be shares a unique shopping experience at Posh Bridal, in Lancaster.

Store owner, Janell Berte says, “We are giving away bridal gowns to them as a thank you for everything that they’ve done for the service in our country and for us.”

Ashley says, “I’m speechless.  I’m excited.  I can’t wait for next year so he can see me in the dress and I can’t thank everyone enough.”

Ashley’s mom, Susan, says, “It’s a wonderful feeling to see her coming out and she’s moving onto the next part of her life and she’s beautiful and it’s wonderful to see her.

If you are fighting for our freedom and would like to learn more about how to walk away with a free wedding dress or tux, contact:

Brides Across America  OR Posh Bridal .