military appreciation


Wed. Nov 1, 2017
9-5 pm
801 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT

Who Qualifies?
Miltary Couples  who meet all eligibility requirements.
What Will You Win?
A dream wedding at an amazing venue - estimated $30,000 value.
Important Dates.
Winners to be announced in December 2016. Wedding takes place in 2017.

Military Appreciation event

Brides Across America Teams up with Diageo to Honor and Say Thank You to Our Veterans, Active Military, and our First Responders by Giving Away Free Wedding Gowns for the upcoming Military Appreciation Day.
A one of a kind special event and pop up boutique including a beautiful selection of wedding gowns to choose from!


The special day of festivities will include:

  • Hair and Makeup
  • Signature Wedding Cocktails
  • DIY Wedding Ideas
  • A Brides To Be Goodie Box
  • And A Fabulous Selection of Wedding Gowns, Veils, and Accessories to choose from!

The day will start with a bridal fashion show. Diageo’s employees and community members will join together to show appreciation for those serving in the military along a tribute slide show.

About The event

Whether you choose an intimate ceremony at the edge of the sea, or prefer to host a large event in a ballroom, Hawks Cay has the space and capabilities to accommodate all your Florida Keys destination wedding needs.

Military Appreciation day

The Military Appreciation Day is the newest part of Diageo's Salute the Troops program, which pays tribute to members of the military year round through community service events and charitable donations. The program is an extension Of Diageo's work to provide humanitarian relief around the globe. The program was developed to support veterans and active duty personnel in ways that make a direct an impact on their lives, as well as their families' lives.

Diageo Salute the Troops enables us to give back to those who protect our country," said Mark Schulte, Senior Vice President of National Accounts, Diageo. "OurMilitary Service Appreciation Day is especially exciting - through this event we are uniting our charitable partners and those who benefit from their generosity. We are looking forward to spending the day saluting the heroes in our community.”

How to qualify

To Qualify you or your fiancé must be an active police officer, firefighter, EMT, paramedic, or have an upcoming military deployment or have had a military deployment within the past five years.  You also must be engaged and planning a wedding within the next 18 months. More information about additional qualification requirements can be found on our qualifications page.

About Diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan's and Windsor Whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo is a global Company, and our products are sold in more than 180 Countries around the World. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource,, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.