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01/07/2013: Today Marks Launch of First-ever Live-streaming Crowdsourced Wedding Completely Planned by The Knot Experts and Celebrity and Luxury Wedding Vendors

-- TheKnot.com Announces Five Finalists From Around the Country Vying for Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Win the Wedding of Their Dreams – Voted on by YOU! --

NEW YORK (January 7, 2013) – One of five lucky couples across the country will win the chance for the wedding of a lifetime from TheKnot.com, the #1 wedding planning destination and the authority on all things weddings. TheKnot.com announced today the five finalists and the launch of voting for The Knot Dream Wedding, the first-ever live-streamed wedding on TheKnot.com, Facebook, Google+, The Knot YouTube channel, MSN Living and other media platforms.

The first vote today will determine the bride and groom who will win the ultimate dream wedding, completely planned and paid for by experts at The Knot, at iconic Citi Pond at Bryant Park in New York City on February 14, 2013. From now through Valentine’s Day, people across the country and around the world will vote on every single element of the wedding, from the gown to the groom’s cake.

“This is going to be the wedding of a lifetime – an absolutely beautiful, one-of-a-kind and unique experience for one of these five lucky pairs,” said Carley Roney, cofounder and editor in chief of TheKnot.com. “Each of these couples truly deserves the wedding of their dreams, and at The Knot, we’re honored and thrilled to be able to provide them with that and so much more.”

The fabulous finalists include:

  • Amber Tinson and David Walker of Atlanta
  • Amy Zeng and Sean Rabe of Jersey City, NJ, and Fort Benning Army Base, GA
  • Nichole Guzzo and Brian Johnston of St. Charles & Geneva, IL
  • Samantha Steimle and Christopher Reinhold of Staten Island, NY
  • Sierra Dickens and Andre Mercier of Los Angeles

Every element (and the couple’s reaction!) will be caught twice a week on The Knot LIVE, a live-streaming TV show, starting today. Celebrity wedding planner Amy Shey Jacobs and TheKnot.com editors will share the latest wedding trends and ask viewers around the globe to decide on everything from the dress to the ’do.

Couples will win the wedding of their dreams with elements provided by some of the top vendors in every category. Flight and hotel accommodations and the couple’s dream honeymoon will be provided by Expedia. The bride will wear a dress from the famed Kleinfeld Bridal of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, while the couple will be rocking weddings bands by the famed Michael C. Fina. Beauty looks will be put together by MAC and blowpro, the blowout experts. Guests will receive beautiful invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. Make sure to check out the finalists’ Ptch video entries on TheKnot.com/dreamwedding too! Stay tuned for the full slate of vendors, to be announced soon.

For more information on The Knot Dream Wedding and each couple’s story, visit TheKnot.com/dreamwedding. Follow all the exciting options, plus the voting results, on Twitter too: @theknot #tkdreamwedding.

About TheKnot.com
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource, reaching nearly every bride in America through the number-one wedding website, TheKnot.com; The Knot national and local wedding magazines; The Knot book series; and syndicated columns in newspapers nationwide. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Follow The Knot on Twitter @theknot.

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Contact:  
Stephanie Fraiman
Public Relations Manager
The Knot
(212) 515-3595
SFraiman@xogrp.com