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Finalists have now been chosen for's first-ever couples contest!  These loving couples will share their stories at a special event on March 11th-- and you get to vote on the winner of an Ultimate Bridal Package worth more than $8,000.  Prizes include wedding gown, groom's tux, rehearsal dinner, flowers, jewelry, hair & makeup services, photography packages and a TON more.

Voting will take place at a special event, An Evening in the Courtyard in Gulfport this March 11th from 4:30-7:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  LocalShops 1Card holders also receive special perks such as a free selection of appetizers from T and Me and Yummy's; and free massages from The Peaceful Warrior Massage, LLC

Come out for a fun event with food and entertainment, hear the contestants' moving stories, and share the excitement as the winner is announced!  For more information and to register please go here.

The Prizes!

LocalShops1's first-ever Wedding Extravaganza includes gifts from awesome local businesses, including

The House of Renee Originals
Custom-designed wedding gown and groom's tux

Three Birds Tavern
Bridal shower for up to 20 guests. Must be reserved 30 days in advance; weekdays only.

Island Flavors And Tings
Catering for Rehearsal Dinner. Can be in the restaurant or catering (customer must pick up). Up to $250. Must place order at least 10 days in advance.

Your Fondant Memories
Cake for up to 35 guests.

Absolutely Beautiful Flowers 
Wedding Center Piece Flower arrangement for the lucky couple-- a $400.00 retail value. 

Absolutely Beautiful Flowers (727-470-5825), a Premier St. Petersburg Florist for Wedding Flowers arrangements and a Tampa Bay based full-service Florist that provides Wedding and Event services, is providing to the Couple a Wedding Center Piece Flower arrangement.

Makeup & Hair by Monique
Bride's Hair and Makeup Application valued at $200.

Mobile Day Spa Creations
Instant FaceliftSpa Party, on Location, at least 1 week prior to your wedding ceremony.

The Peaceful Warrior Massage, LLC
60-minute Couples Massage.

A License to Cheat

Slim-down plan and products

Intensity Academy
Spice up your marriage... in the kitchen!  Win a year of hot sauces.

Kozy Kazual Wears
Afghan blanket.  Cuddle up!

Illuminated Publishing
Autographed copies of I Choose! and I Choose Too! books.

Please visit us at www.illuminated, home of award-winning "I Choose" and "I Choose Too!"... meaningful books about the choices humans make every day. Proud winner of'"Most Community-Minded Business" of Tampa Bay for 2010.

Stella and Dot Independent Stylist Shannon Gryder
A private jewelry trunk show and styling session for the winning couple and their friends.  Includes wine, cheese, chocolate and $25 jewelry credit for the winner.

Linda's Jewelry

Jewelry package including 4 earrings and a hair comb.