“For Those About to Wed, We Salute You” Contest Offers Military Personnel Unique Opportunity for Wedding of a Lifetime

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Hard Rock Café Key West, Swivel Group join forces to create very special day for a member of the US Armed Forces on 12-12-12

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“We know you’re not the average couple, so you’re not going to have the average wedding. We’ll surround you with Rock memorabilia, music and stage a wedding that will have everyone dancing in the aisle,” said Kristin Artz, Swivel Group.

Remember what was playing on the radio when the two of you first kissed? Do you have a special song that defines your relationship? Did you first meet your significant other at a rock concert? Music often plays an integral role in many relationships and now your musical courtship can help a member of the Armed Forces win a dream wedding at the Hard Rock Café in Key West, Florida on 12-12-2012.

As a special tribute to military personnel, Hard Rock Café Key West and Key West-based event planner Swivel Group announces the “For Those About to Wed, We Salute You” contest.

“We know you’re not the average couple, so you’re not going to have the average wedding. We’ll surround you with Rock memorabilia, fill the air with happy tunes and stage a glamorous, yet fun, wedding that will have everyone dancing in the aisle,” said Kristin Artz of Swivel Group.

To enter, simply visit http://www.121212wesaluteyou.com and tell us your musical tale of romance that sent you dancing toward the aisle. On May 28, 2012, 12 finalists will be announced.

Then, in an interesting twist, each of the 12 finalists attempts to get as many “virtual wedding guests” via Facebook as possible. The couple with the most virtual guests gathered by Memorial Day wins a rockin’ wedding celebration* with up to 50 real guests on 12-12-2012 in at the Hard Rock Café on legendary Duval Street Key West.

The grand prize also includes a rockin’ wedding package organized by a Swivel Group wedding planner, and a ceremony in the tropical courtyard at the Hard Rock Café followed by a reception for up to 50 guests with a surprise musical guest appearance. The ceremony will be just as memorable as the couple will be married and serenaded by a true “conch” -- legendary Key West Performer, Carmen Rodriquez. The special day includes a photographer, flowers, and a wedding cake to rock the ages.
Start writing your own special “love note” to charm our panel of judges and tell us how music shaped your romance. Visit http://www.121212wesaluteyou.com for contest details and rules.

A suggested $12 contribution is requested per entry with all proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

  • Winners are responsible for their own airfare.
  • Guests are responsible for their own airfare and hotel accommodations.

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About Swivel Group
Swivel Group is a special event company based in Key West, Fla., specializing in luxury weddings and corporate events. For more information about this promotion or ideas for your next event, contact Kristin Artz at 305-735-4238.

About Hard Rock Café Key West
The first Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) opened its doors to the public on June 14, 1971, in London, England. Founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, two enterprising and music-loving Americans, HRC was an instant classic, attracting droves of customers with its first-rate, but moderately priced, casual American fare, warm service and ever-present rock 'n' roll music and sensibility. Although it was initially decorated with an eye toward eclectic Americana, HRC has ultimately become the world's leading collector and exhibitors of rock 'n' roll memorabilia. Established in September 27, 1996, the Hard Rock Café Key West is the southernmost café in the continental United States. For more information about special events at any of the Hard Rock Café locations around the world, visit http://www.hardrock.com.

About Wounded Warriors Project
Founded in 2003, WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. For more information visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

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