A former North Carolina resident and his bride-to-be will be celebrating the New Year by getting married in Times Square in New York City.
The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that Geoffrey Dubie and his fiancee Bethany Phillips won a contest from Get Married Media to pay for their wedding. Readers of the wedding planning magazine and its web site chose the lucky couple out of 1,900 entries.
Company founder Stacie Francombe says Dubie and Phillips were selected because of their love and service to the country.
The two met last January in Iraq, while they both served in the Marine Corps. When their tours were finished, Dubie returned to North Carolina, while Phillips went back to Georgia.
The couple now live in Jacksonville, Fla.
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