Sep 30, 2018

Anderson’s Bride will be partnering with Brides Across America from November 10-16 to honor our military and first responder brides-to-be with free wedding dresses. We welcome you to join us for this special event at Anderson’s Bride, located at 804 East 36th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503. For more information on how to qualify and register go to www.bridesacrossamerica.com .


Brides Across America is proud to support our communities by supporting our everyday heroes with its annual Operation Wedding Gown giveaway events in salons across the country. Our partner salons will be celebrating with us during the month of November and gifting gowns valued up to $5,000 to our brides. 


Whether it’s for love of country or love at the altar, our front lines deserve our very best. Brides Across America and its partner salons have donated over 20,000 wedding gowns and gifted over 20 weddings since its inception in 2008. The program is designed to reduce financial stress in planning a wedding, financial relief; (average wedding gowns cost with accessories $2000) and transforms lives. 


Roseann & Mike : Boston Bombing Survivor, Roseann Sdoia’s life changed the day of the Boston Marathon. She suffered trauma to her leg and had to have it amputated. It has been a long road of recovery. Some people will never find true love, but, on that day Roseann did and turned her tragedy into a love story. She is now engaged to Mike Materia, the firefighter who saved her that day. 


“This program means so much to us. With all the medical expenses, gifting me this gown can make our dreams come true on our wedding day!” This will be a wonderful day that we can forget about our struggles and share in our love for each other," says Roseann. 


How to qualify and register for an Operation Wedding Gown Event: 

For more information on how to qualify, to locate a salon near you, or to register for an event go to www.bridesacrossamerica.com . Military brides must bring proper tidentification along with deployment papers to be presented the day of the event. First Responders must bring a valid work ID the day of the event. 


About Brides Across America

A national nonprofit, Brides Across America continues to honor our heroes by giving weddings and wedding gowns to our deserving military and making wedding dreams come true. Brides Across America has provided assistance to thousands of military couples since its inception in 2008. All donations that are received go directly to provide support to our couples. To date, Brides Across America, in collaboration with bridal salons, designers, and individual donations has been able to donate more than 20,000 wedding gowns and 20 weddings. Operation Wedding Gown has also made

headlines when it was featured in PEOPLE magazine, Steve Harvey Show and honored at the White House.


Anderson’s Bride

After 24 years of serving Alaska’s brides, Anderson’s has earned a reputation for providing excellent service and superior quality. Each year, they travel nationally and internationally to learn about and purchase the finest wedding dresses for their brides. They offer the largest variety of bridal gowns in the state, each made with luxurious fabrics, innovative styles, and impeccable construction. Their expert bridal consultants are happy to help you find the perfect dress to match your style, budget and special day.




Holly Coolican, Director of Marketing

BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA (501c3) www.bridesacrossamerica.com

P: 877-650-3309