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Jax Couple Wins 'Ultimate' Wedding Giveaway

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One lucky Jacksonville couple have something extra to celebrate this Valentine's Day—their upcoming wedding is getting some "ultimate" special touches, and they are on the house.Brittany Besand and Eric Evans are the winners of Money Pages' Ultimate Wedding Giveaway. They joined Melissa Ross to talk about the contest, their romance, and planning the big day.

Money Pages, a monthly coupon and saving publication based in Jacksonville, announced the winners of their fourth Ultimate Wedding Giveaway in December.

Among the prizes are a venue for 50 people at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, rehearsal dinner for 10 people at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, and wedding bands from Gold Hills Jewelry, among other services.

Besand and Evans knew each other in high school and got reacquainted after 10 years apart. A few months and several rescheduled dates later, Eric and Brittany finally came together and have not separated since.

The couple got engaged at sunset on Neptune Beach on their one-year anniversary, and the wedding is planned for March 22.

Money Pages added a philanthropic component to this year’s contest, selecting Brides Against Breast Cancer for a $1,000 donation. The organization will use the funds to provide no-cost programming for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.

After its fourth successful year, Money Pages is planning another giveaway for 2014.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.