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06/05/08: WeddingChannel.com and Us Weekly Get Hitched to Plan a Hollywood-Style “Dream Wedding”

Check Out UsMagazine.com/wedding Where One Lucky Couple Will Win a Chance to Have Their Wedding Thrown by WeddingChannel.com and Us Weekly.

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 5, 2008) -- Here’s a chance for celebrity fans to say “I do” like the Hollywood elite. WeddingChannel.com (www.weddingchannel.com), the #1 wedding and gift registry website, and celebrity magazine Us Weekly (www.usmagazine.com) are getting hitched to throw one lucky couple an amazing A-list affair. Launched on June 2, engaged couples throughout the country are invited to enter the “Dream Wedding” contest (www.usmagazine.com/wedding) where they’ll get a chance to win a fantasy celebrity wedding and have their nuptials profiled in the pages of Us Weekly.


From today through June 12, engaged couples will be able to submit their stories (www.usmagazine.com/wedding) for consideration by WeddingChannel.com and Us Weekly. From the applications submitted, 20 semifinalists will be selected to be featured on Us Weekly's website where visitors can vote for who they think should win the “Dream Wedding.” The winner will be announced by July 16.


“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Us Weekly for the ‘Dream Wedding’ contest,” says Summer Krecke, deputy editor of WeddingChannel.com. “More and more brides are drawing inspiration from real-life celebrity ‘I dos,’ so when it came time to plan the ultimate Hollywood nuptials, bringing together extensive wedding expertise from WeddingChannel.com and Us Weekly’s celebrity know-how just seemed like a natural fit.”


Whether it’s an opulent fete styled after Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ nuptials or a casually chic soiree following in the footsteps of Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell, WeddingChannel.com will be planning it all. Not only will the bride win the wedding of her dreams, she’ll also get to select a gown with a celebrity stylist, get fit with a personal trainer to the stars, and have the wedding planning and big day featured in Us Weekly's magazine and website. What better way to chronicle one of the best days of your life!


"As a magazine that regularly features the fashions, planning, and romance behind celebrity weddings, the ‘Dream Wedding’ contest is a fun way for Us Weekly to be part of our readers’ most memorable time,” says Janice Min, editor in chief of Us Weekly. “We're delighted to be partnering with WeddingChannel.com for this unique and special opportunity.”


For more information about “Dream Wedding” with WeddingChannel.com and Us Weekly, please visit www.usmagazine.com/wedding.


About WeddingChannel.com
WeddingChannel.com is the number one wedding and gift registry website, offering comprehensive wedding planning content, interactive tools, a panel of experts, and a central location for couples to manage their gift registries. From beauty to decor to fashion, WeddingChannel.com contributors include the most sought-after wedding professionals, such as celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren, five-time Emmy Award-winning makeup artist Eve Pearl, celebrity wedding photographer Robert Evans, and Kleinfeld Bridal co-owner Mara Urshel. WeddingChannel.com is based in Los Angeles and is a part of The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT) lifestage media network.


About Us Weekly

Us Weekly, the number one resource for all things celebrity, launched as a bimonthly publication in 1977 and was acquired by Wenner Media in 1986. The magazine moved from a monthly to a weekly format in March 2000. Privately held Wenner Media also owns and publishes Rolling Stone and Men's Journal.


Note to Editors: For more celebrity wedding ideas, check out WeddingChannel.com. To interview an expert or executive from WeddingChannel.com, or to obtain statistics, tips, checklists or high-resolution photos, contact Jacalyn Lee, public relations manager, 212.515.1598 or jlee@weddingchannel.com.