Wedding  Giveaway

For Frontline Healthcare Worker

Cancelled or delayed weddings, lost deposits, and lives put on hold in 2020. The stories are real.

We want to see a lucky couple in the medical field have the wedding they have struggled to put together due to the pandemic crisis.

Bansen Farms is teaming with top vendors to make next year better for a special couple.

How to win? Tell us your story! What is the story of you as a couple? How has this year changed your plans?


Entry to include: Your story, phone number, email and couple’s photo (we require permission to share photo for marketing purposes).

Submit entry by January 30, 2021 by email to

Winner to be announced Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2021.

Wedding to be held afternoon of April 10, 2021  for 30 guests at Bansen Farms.

Open to frontline medical workers only.

Wild Ember Photography

Belmont, NC

My name is Aubryn Thompson and I'm the name behind Wild Ember Photography.


I have been doing photography for about 11 years now, but didn't start my business until after my son was born in 2017.


I specialize in micro weddings, adventure elopements and boudoir and I could not be more excited to join Bansen Farms' generous wedding giveaway!

WinterPast Flowers

Lowell, NC

WinterPast Flowers has been serving the Gaston County and surrounding areas for 20+ years. We are a florist that specializes in upscale floral designs for weddings and other events. We also bring a large variety of fresh flowers and floral designs to help you celebrate, comfort, console, or cheer with our community.


Our wedding design team takes special pride in every wedding big or small to make sure the flowers are exactly what you dreamed they would be. Choosing WinterPast Flowers for your floral needs will not disappoint.


As a former paramedic/police officer, we are honored to be a part of this wedding giveaway to a frontline worker.

- Lisa Kennedy

Cake Me Away Bakery

Dallas, NC

Cake Me Away started in my childhood (I loved to bake!),and became a storefront in 2014.


By 2016, I was the owner/operator of Chantilly’s Tea Room combined with Cake Me Away. We expanded our case, added more items and made great memories.

When our country went to battle with COVID 19 in March, both businesses closed for the safety of our community and staff.

As God closes doors, others will open. How we react to the challenges we face determines what our own personal and business growth looks like.  In May 2020 we chose to spread sweet kindness faster than the spread of Corona by re-opening Cake Me Away in Dallas NC.

- Brittany Pressler

Bansen Farms

Gastonia, NC

Allison Bansen, owner of Bansen Farms and a healthcare worker, has heard too many stories this year of postponed weddings due to the Covid-19 crisis.

“As a healthcare worker, I can only imagine the stress of trying to plan a wedding during a pandemic. I wanted to make 2021 a better year for a couple who has faced difficulty because of a career in the medical field and/or Covid-19 restrictions. 

When we approached WinterPast Florist and Wild Ember Photography with the idea, they did not hesitate to jump on board. Then, Cake Me Away offered to contribute. This one makes the holidays brighter for all of us.”

It has been important to these small businesses to support each other, especially during a difficult year. Now, they want to give back, expressing thanks to a community that has supported them.

For Allison, the need to give back to the medical community comes from her career, but also as a ‘thank you’ for the care she received this past year for breast cancer.

“This is definitely from the heart,” said Allison

Chubby's BBQ Catering

Belmont, NC

Chubby's BBQ Catering located in Belmont,NC has joined the team of vendors for the Healthcare Worker Wedding Giveaway.

Chubby's offers ribs, BBQ, brisket, smoked chicken and sides.


Steven Daniels, owner of Chubbys BBQ, has offered to cover the rehearsal dinner the night before wedding!

Carolina Selfies

A Photobooth Company in Charlotte, NC

Instant memories. Instant connections. Your guests will mug, cheese, cheer and laugh as they gather around the Photo Booth at your event. Guests enjoy a wonderful keepsake they can print, text, email and post to social media.


Carolina Selfies offers four different interactive photographic experiences to choose from. We have the amazing sought after "Mirror Me" booth, two super fun "Selfie Station" machines, "Cassie" the Vintage Photobooth Camper, and our newest addition - the "Aura"!


A small business owner and single mom, Adina Ledford loved the reason behind the wedding giveaway and wanted to donate this experience to the couple’s guests.

Hand Lettering By Sydney

Dallas, NC

I’m Sydney Brooks, the creative hands behind Hand Lettering by Sydney.


I’m a self-taught calligrapher who began this journey right before I started my Master’s in Occupational Therapy program in the spring of 2018. I then started my small business a year later in April 2019. Since then I have had the pleasure of making so many special, custom, hand-lettered pieces. Most of what I create is custom wedding signage/details and home décor signs, but I love when customers bring me new ideas and requests!


I’m so pleased to create a custom “Welcome” sign for the couple who wins this giveaway. As a soon-to-be healthcare worker and a bride currently planning a wedding, this cause is near and dear to my heart. I’m so honored to be a part of this giveaway!

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