Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear is joining in with Brides Across America’s Operation Wedding Gown.

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2820 Highway Ave.  Highland, IN 46322    Phone: (219) 923-0977

Thank you to everyone for a successful November edition of Operation Wedding Gown!


Our next Brides Across America event will take place in July of 2017. Contact us to schedule your appointment ASAP! Appointments are required to participate at our salon. This ensures you have a consultant and a dressing room, as well as the best experience possible. Please note, we are on Central Time (CST).


The region’s most popular bridal salon, Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear, is partnering with Brides Across America to make wedding dreams come true for military brides throughout the Midwest. Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear will host a wedding gown giveaway, “Operation Wedding Gown,” donating designer dresses valued up to $5,000 as a special thanks to our service men and women. The event will be hosted at their Highland, IN salon, located at 2820 Highway Ave, Highland, IN. 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 17,000 gowns to military brides and has gifted 20 weddings.


People who want to help the cause can donate gowns or financial gifts online at www.bridesacrossamerica.com. We hope to convey how grateful we are for the service of our military families by giving them an opportunity of a lifetime. Heidi Janson, Founder and CEO of Brides Across America was recently on the Steve Harvey Show. She was surprised by ten brides who shared their stories and gratitude. Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear was honored to provide the wedding gowns worn during the show.

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. This spring we partnered with Boot Campaign and Bridal Guide to give away a Dream Southern Wedding at Las Brisas Farm in Texas. Operation Wedding Gown has also made headlines when it was featured in PEOPLE magazine and honored at the White House.


About Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear


Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear bridal salon offers brides a personalized experience with knowledgeable consultants. Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear offers a full service experience. They carry everything from wedding gowns and accessories for the bride, to dressing her bridal party. They also carry mom’s dresses, tuxedo rentals, invitations, shoes and accessories. Bridal gown designers include; Casablanca Bridal, Maggie Sottero, and Mori Lee. They can be reached at 219-923-0977, by their website www.elegancewedding.net, or through Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter: @EleganceIndiana.







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To Register:

For more information on how to qualify and register for an event visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com. Please note, appointments are required to participate at our salon. This ensures you have a consultant and a dressing room, as well as the best experience possible. You can schedule your appointment at Elegance by calling 219-923-0977 or by visiting



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, or Japan.  Brides must pre-register for the event and bring proper identification along with deployment papers to be presented the day of the event.


If you are a military bride you must pre-register at www.bridesacrossamerica.com. You must also arrive to the salon with proof of deployment (check qualifications) to select a wedding gown.


1. You must be engaged and planning a wedding within the next 18 months.


2. You or your fiancé have had a deployment within the past 5 years or have an upcoming deployment.


3. Areas that qualify are Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwait, Korea, Japan, Africa, Syria, Ukraine and other areas overseas. *USCG protecting our waters or boarders and on a ship for 3 or more months during the year.


4. We accept submarine, special ops and navy orders.


5. You may qualify if you had a civil ceremony and now planning a formal wedding.


What to bring to the event:

Bring driver’s license or military ID for verification; Qualifying proof must accompany the bride on the day of the event.


A copy of deployment orders for you or your fiancé or an official letter stating name, location and date along with a signature. If you have any questions please contact us.