A thank you from the brokeassbride and her fiancee
Well some of you know and some of you don’t, but we did not get 1st place. We did however land in quite a proud and respectable spot. Having garnered over 5000 of your votes we landed in the top 3. We were 170 votes down from 1st, but over 3,000 votes ahead of 4th place! We won a nice gift card and more excitingly will be able to plant a tree in the name of each of our wedding guests.
When we started this we were very apprehensive to send our friends and loved ones pestering emails. We thought we could be nothing but a nuisance. While we are sure that there are some folks that won’t disagree with that statement, we were taken off-guard and astonished by the overwhelming outpour of support from all of you. Not only did so many of you take time out of your day to vigilantly vote for us, but many of you even put your names on the line to ask support from your friends, readers and colleagues. When you feel raised up by that kind of support, it puts everything in perspective. In this “dog eat dog world” where pessimism and fear are broadcast on every news program, we have been swarmed with love from those that know us well to those whom we may never meet. Trips will come and go, and whatever we do for our honeymoon rest assured great memories will be made, but the people you surround yourself with are the barometer for the quality of your life. We could not possibly be richer.
Thank you so much. We can only hope that you are all as lucky as we are.
Hunter and Dana
P.S. Please share this with anyone whom you asked to join our adventure (Those Costa Rican Monkeys would want that).
last chance to help the brokeass bride.
vote until 11:30 EST tonight!!
her message below:
Thanks to all you voters and an extra special thanks to all you folks who have been blogging and forwarding this email on to others!
We’ve been behind, then ahead, and now behind again. That’s just today! If you can forward this on to any friends who will vote, we can totally take this. “YES WE CAN!” Oh those Costa Rican Monkeys are so enthusiastic.
A Costa Rican Honeymoon and trees planted for all our guests is in sight. Man it’s exciting fighting for love and the world isn’t it?
The updated answers are below: (please make sure your answers match the questions. If they don’t, we will keep updated answers at www.thebrokeassbride.com
Name: Dana LaRue & Hunter Stiebel
What is more original for Valentines Day as a gift: Chocolates / or an acre of trees dedication? An acre of trees dedication
Our Valentine’s day giveaway has two prizes a $250 amex gift card & ….: an acre of trees to dedicate to your Valentine
From what city are you voting What is your first name & what time is it?
Would you like to have a tree dedicated in your name for your next b-day?: [Yes or No – your choice]
Thank you thank you thank you!