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Brides Across America supporting military by giving away free wedding gowns this Veterans Day

Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual Operation Wedding Gown campaign on November 10-11, 2015 at Azarue’s Bridal & Formal located at 450 Benton Road Bossier City, LA.
Azarue’s Bridal and Formal will say thank you to military brides by giving away free gowns valued up to $2,500. Designers will vary and brides are encouraged to register early.
“Operation Wedding Gown” has grown and we are now able to grant weddings to our military couples in need.

Oftentimes military couples find it difficult to plan their “fairy tale” wedding due to deployment, injury and/or economic hardship. With the collaborative effort, Brides Across America has donated over 14,000 gowns to military brides and has gifted 20 weddings.

People who want to help the cause can donate gowns or financial gifts online at We hope to convey how grateful we are for the service of our military families by giving them an opportunity of a lifetime.

Brides Across America’s founder, Heidi Janson, wants to continue making dreams come true to military couples that have not had the opportunity to plan their dream wedding due to deployment. “Our continued efforts as an organization are to bring awareness to our communities. My goal is to make sure we don’t forget all the servicemen and women overseas fighting for our freedom”.

How to qualify and register for an Operation Wedding Gown Event:

Brides can go to to pre-register for the event at Azarue’s Bridal & Formal. In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed, have a future deployment, or have been deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East, Korea, Japan or surrounding territory. Brides must bring proper identification along with deployment papers to be presented the day of the event.

Azarue’s Bridal & Formal

Azarue’s Bridal & Formal is a family owned and operated business that has been in the industry for almost 40 years. Their dedication to providing stellar service is what truly sets them apart. Azarue’s Bridal & Formal offers a wide range of sizes with over hundreds of dresses to choose from. Designers include, Maggie Sottero, Allure Couture, Kenneth Winston, Mori Lee, and more.

About Brides Across America

A national nonprofit, Brides Across America continues to honor our heroes by giving weddings and wedding gowns to our deserving military and making wedding dreams come true. Brides Across America has provided assistance to thousands of military couples since its inception in 2008. All donations that are received go directly to provide support to our couples. To date, Brides Across America, in collaboration with bridal salons, designers, and individual donations has been able to donate more than 14,000 wedding gowns and 20 weddings. Operation Wedding Gown has also made headlines when it was featured in PEOPLE magazine, Steve Harvey Show and honored at the White House.


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