Operation Marry Me Military - Craven County

About Operation Marry Me Military

Operation Marry Me Military started in 2011 in Brunswick County with the dream of giving back to the military community.  Alecia Geddings of Oak Island Photography & Weddings announced her Brunswick wedding and it took off from there.  Before she knew it, she had volunteers to coordinate weddings in five different counties throughout North Carolina, all of them on November 11th, Veterans Day.

We're excited to bring the movement to Craven County for the third consecutive year!  Bob and Amanda Mackowski of Open Aperture Photography are proud to arrange this year's event in coordination with Tryon Palace, Southern Hospitality Concierge Service and Silk Flowers by Jean.

We're bringing together some of the finest wedding vendors in Craven County and Eastern North Carolina for this wonderful event that will be held November 11th at Tryon Palace's History Center.

How to Apply

The application window for 2014 weddings has begun!  Applications must be postmarked by July 31, 2014.  You can find the application here:  Apply to win an Operation Marry Me Military wedding.

All applicants must be willing to be in any county in North Carolina on November 10-12, 2014.  Winners will be assigned a county, so just because you're based in Craven County or nearby doesn't mean that's the wedding you'll win.

Winners must not already be married and must prove their status as "single" prior to the wedding.

Wedding professionals, are you interested in hosting a wedding like this in your county?  Apply to host an Operation Marry Me Military wedding.

2013 Winners

Congrats to this year's winners, Sam Thibeault and Thera Card!  Sam has been a Marine for eight years and is currently stationed at Camp Lejeune.  Thera works for the City of Jacksonville and has known Sam since 8th grade in Michigan.

Sam proposed to Thera in July on Topsail Beach.

2012 Winners

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