Local Couple Wins Dream Wedding Package
A local couple was able to see something positive come out of Hurricane Sandy. Mary Ann Opperman and Jason Rivera were given a generous award from the Wedding Rescue Team which will help them have their dream wedding.
Opperman and Rivera had a rough year before they got engaged in December. Opperman lost her grandmother and cousin. Rivera lost his father. Then Sandy hit and both lost many personal, irreplaceable belongings in the storm when their basements and first floors flooded.
They entered the Wedding Rescue Team contest, which was open to all couples affected by Sandy. On Valentine’s Day, the Wedding Rescue Team announced that Rivera and Opperman won the top prize. They were given a Platinum Wedding Package valued at $28,000.
With help from top wedding professionals around the tri-state area, including Silverfox Photography & Entertainment, Bridal Reflections, Westbury Manor, Town & Country Tuxedos, Mario’s Bakery, Jaxie Bridal, Dazzling Affairs, Kristen Masaitis Airbrush Tanning, AllStar Limos, Viana Hotel & Spa, Pedestals Floral Decorators and La Bella Planners, Rivera and Opperman will be able to have the wedding of their dreams on August 9th, 2013.
Two other couples from the tri-state area that were also affected by Sandy were awarded the second and third place wedding package prizes.