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05/14/09: WeddingChannel.com and US Weekly Say "I Do" to Planning a Celebrity-Inspired Dream Wedding

Engaged Couples Can Enter to Win Hollywood-Style Nuptials Thrown by WeddingChannel.com and Us Weekly at www.UsMagazine.com/Wedding

LOS ANGELES (May 14, 2009)—Secretly dream of a Hollywood-style wedding…but without the Hollywood price tag? Here’s a chance for celebrity fans to say “I do” like the stars! WeddingChannel.com (www.weddingchannel.com), the number one wedding and gift registry website, and celebrity news magazine Us Weekly (www.usmagazine.com) are partnering up for its second annual “Dream Wedding” contest.

Kicking off today through May 26 on the “Dream Wedding” website (www.usmagazine.com/wedding), engaged couples throughout the country are invited to enter the “Dream Wedding” contest, where they’ll get a chance to win a celebrity-style wedding planned entirely by WeddingChannel.com and have the whole process profiled on UsMagazine.com. As if that weren’t enough star treatment, the nuptials will also be profiled in the pages of Us Weekly and televised nationally with the contest’s exclusive TV partner, Inside Edition, the nation’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine.

On June 5, 10 finalists selected by WeddingChannel.com and Us Weekly will be unveiled for visitors to vote and determine who will win the “Dream Wedding.” Voting closes on June 18, and the winner will be announced on June 25. Fans of the winning couple can keep up-to-date on all the must-know wedding details via the “Dream Wedding” website, where there will be a wedding blog, online videos, and wedding inspiration and tips from WeddingChannel.com.

The first annual “Dream Wedding” contest was a huge success as more than 4,000 couples entered to win a dream wedding of a lifetime and more than one million votes were cast for the winning couple. The winning couple’s story was chronicled in the media nationwide.

“From Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes’ wedding photographer to Katherine Heigl’s invitation designer, WeddingChannel.com called in the best of the best in the wedding business for last year’s ‘Dream Wedding’ winners,” said Charli Penn, managing editor of WeddingChannel.com. “Between our amazing relationships and extensive wedding expertise and Us Weekly’s celebrity know-how, this year’s winning couple will be getting the A-list treatment all the way.”

Leading up to the wedding, America will also have the opportunity to submit well wishes on the winning couple’s wedding web page on WeddingChannel.com. Plus, couples can dream up their own celebrity wedding with the help of celebrity wedding experts, interactive tools, and thousands of photos all on WeddingChannel.com.

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 décor 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.

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, at 212.515.3505 or jlee@weddingchannel.com.

About Us Weekly
Us Weekly is the number one source for all things celebrity with over 11 million readers. From celebrity breaking news and trends to fashion, beauty and lifestyle, Us Weekly regularly delivers leading celebrity news coverage. Launched as a bimonthly publication in 1977, Us Weekly 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. For more information, please visit usmagazine.com

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