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Avant-Garde Weddings & Events unveils "dream wedding" contest

SAN DIEGO — This month, Avant-Garde Weddings & Events is kicking off its Wedding Contest to help a same-sex couple plan the wedding of their dreams.

In honor of LGBT Pride Month and the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Proposition 8, the Avant-Garde team will plan a dream wedding for a local, deserving same-sex couple and the opportunity to have their wedding featured in the next issue of San Diego Style Weddings Magazine.

“This month marks a historical milestone for the LGBT community,” said Jason Dean, of San Diego, co-owner of Avant-Garde Weddings & Events. “We all just want to know that we are seen and heard and that our lives and stories matter, and now we want to extend that opportunity to a lucky couple.”

Dean and his team created Avant-Garde Weddings & Events after realizing there was no other inclusive resource designed to help same-sex couples wed and fulfill their wedding day dreams. He has a track record for creating head-turning moments for couples such as parading a groom through the streets of the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter on an 8-ton elephant.

Sponsors for the Avant-Garde Weddings & Events Wedding Contest include: Raphael’s Event Works, Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, Holly Ireland Photography, Rolls Livery and Oasis Sens in Cancun, Mexico. The winning couple will also receive wedding planning services valued at $1,000, courtesy of Avant-Garde Weddings & Events, as well as a free roundtrip ride by Rolls Livery, three-night comp stay at Oasis Sens, photography session by Holly Ireland Photography and discounted packages from contest sponsors.

To enter the Avant-Garde Weddings & Events Wedding Contest, visit Avantgardeweddings.com/contest/ and fill out the Wedding Contest official entry form. The deadline for submission is June 30. The winning couple will be announced on July 15.