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Some military brides-to-be are getting a little patriotic blessing as they prepare for their weddings.

 

It’s part of a national program called Brides Across America and it’s making it possible for those young ladies to get wedding dresses for free.

 

Tuesday, Kayla Jellison drove from Indianapolis to Highland, Indiana to search for her perfect dress. Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear is the only store in the state taking part in the program.

 

“I like this one,” she said as her parents snapped cell phone pictures and looked on from the side.

 

Jellison is planning her wedding long distance. Her sweetheart, Clayton, is serving in the Army National Guard and is stationed in Afghanistan.

 

“I told him I would tell him about a couple of different ones, and let him decide for himself which one I actually get. I'm not going to tell him which one I get,” Jellison said, wanting the dress to be a surprise.

 

She is among several military brides choosing dresses from about two dozen possibilities being made available free of charge. The dresses normally would cost from $600-$1600.

 

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Sonia Formosa, of Highland, tries on a wedding gown Tuesday while conultant Manette Sami, of Gary, adjusts the train at Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear in Highland.

 

At far left is Hailey Letts, of Highland, and center is Stefanie Fliter, store manager.

 

Elegance is giving free gowns to 12 brides-to-be of military service men from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan as part of the Brides Across America program, an event it has participated in twice a year for four years.

 

The next event is in November.

 

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Gary native Sartosha Johnson, of Indianapolis, tries on a wedding gown at Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear in downtown Highland with help from Elegance bridal consultant Cathy Wyant.

 

The shop is participating in Brides Across America's Operation Wedding Gown.

 

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Salon offers free wedding gowns to military brides.

HIGHLAND | Brides Across America, Operation Wedding Gown, will salute U.S. troops in November while making dreams come true for military brides.

 

Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear is participating in Brides Across America to provide military brides with a free wedding gown. The Highland salon will host a Brides Across America event Nov. 6 and 7, donating designer wedding gowns to military brides who qualify for the program.

 

In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military, either currently deployed or deployed within the last five years, to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya, Korea or Japan. Identification and deployment papers must be presented at the event to qualify.

 

Military brides interested in more information about Brides Across America can visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com. Brides must register for the event by logging on to Brides Across America’s website.

For more information about attending the Highland event, call the salon at (219) 923-0977 or visitwww.elegancewedding.net.

 

Many military brides find it difficult to plan their dream wedding due to deployment, injury or economic circumstances, said Brides Across America founder Heidi Janson. “My goal is to make sure we don’t forget all the servicemen and women overseas fighting for our freedom,” she said.

 

From coast to coast, bridal salons are honoring veterans by giving away free wedding gowns as a thank you for their service. Brides Across America is a nationwide 501c3 nonprofit organization that focuses on providing free wedding gowns to military brides.

 

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Best Bridal/Formal Wear Shop:
Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear

2820 Highway Ave

Highland, Ind.

219.923.0977

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Elegance Wedding & Evening Wear offers a full service experience to make any special occasion even more memorable.

 

The store, which opened in 2000, carries bridal gowns, mother dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and special occasion dresses for proms, quinceañeras and other once-in-a-lifetime events.

 

Designers include Maggie Sottero, Casablanca, Mori Lee, and Enzoani, Jordan and Dessy just to name a few.

The store also carries ring bearer outfits, tuxedo rentals, invitations, shoes and party gift items.

 

“We are a one stop shop,” says manager Stefanie Fliter. “We have incredible service and we have a great attention to detail. We appreciate that everybody has recognized us as being the top in the region for bridal and formal wear. We’ve been really working hard over the past 14 years to deliver impeccable guest service and selection to the area and we appreciate everyone for choosing us and shopping local.”

 

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