October 16, 2012

TheKnot.com Teams Up with Global Partners to Present the First of Its Kind Live-streaming Wedding from New York City on Valentine’s Day – Voted on by the World

Brides Across America Can Submit Videos and Photos for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Win an All-Expenses-Paid Five-Star Wedding Planned by Their Family, Friends and Everyone Else!

NEW YORK (October 16, 2012) – Calling all brides and anyone who wants to play wedding planner! TheKnot.com, the #1 wedding planning resource, announced today a call for entries forThe Knot Dream Wedding, the first-ever live streamed wedding on TheKnot.com, Facebook, Google+, The Knot YouTube channel, MSN Living and other media platforms straight from iconic Citi Pond at Bryant Park in New York City on February 14, 2013. Starting NOW, brides across America can enter at TheKnot.com/dreamwedding for a chance to win a wedding with every single element provided. From the gown to the groom’s cake, the biggest social network of brides on the planet, their moms, friends and anyone who likes a good wedding will choose each element of the lucky couple’s big day!

“Planning a wedding with the votes of a million best friends, moms, and women across the Internet is going to be fun!” says Carley Roney, co founder of The Knot and host of the famed Today wedding series. “It is also going to be a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wedding, and we look forward to seeing all the deserving, adorable couples who submit their stories!”

TheKnot.com is using Pinterest, the tool millions use to find their inspiration, to recruit its extensive community of “pinners” across the world to join in on the wedding planning fun! Every element (and the couple’s reaction!) will be caught weekly on The Knot LIVE, a live-streaming TV show, with celebrity planner Amy Shey Jacobs and TheKnot.com editors sharing the latest wedding trends and asking the world to decide on everything from the dress to the ‘do. Amy Shey Jacobs has planned numerous star-studded events for celebrities and A-listers, as well televised weddings on NBC’s Today, The View and Oprah. Her firm, Chandelier Events, was rated an editors’ pick in The Knot Best of Weddings and has been featured in People and Us Weekly.

Flight and hotel accommodations for the couple and 20 of their lucky friends and family will be provided by Expedia®, the largest online travel company in the world. MSN Living, The Knot Dream Wedding digital partner, will provide promotion to The Knot Dream Wedding, exclusive videos of the latest wedding trends and footage from the wedding. Viewers will be able to hear about all aspects of The Knot Dream Wedding on MSN Living.

The Knot Dream Wedding grand finale ends in a romantic Valentine’s Day wedding, when the world will finally get to see all of their decisions come to life for the big day at Citi Pond at Bryant Park, Manhattan’s most celebrated holiday epicenter. The lucky winning couple will experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be married in the heart of New York City, at one of the most renowned public spaces transformed into a romantic winter wonderland.

For more information on The Knot Dream Wedding and official rules and regulations, visit TheKnot.com/dreamwedding. No purchase necessary. Want to hear more? Follow us on Twitter@theknot #tkdreamwedding.

About TheKnot.com
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource, reaching nearly every bride in America through the #1 wedding website, TheKnot.com; The Knot national and local wedding magazines; The Knot book series; and syndicated columns in newspapers nationwide. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO; http://www.theknotworldwide.com), a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on Twitter @theknot.

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