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Amber Tinson and David Walker are hoping to win their dream wedding.
ATLANTA — An Albany native and her fiancé are among the finalists to earn a dream wedding courtesy of theknot.com.
Amber Tinson and David Walker were all set to put together their own dream wedding when they found out that the venue they had secured had unexpectedly closed, leaving them out of nearly $3,000 in deposits they had made and sending their wedding plans crashing around them.
Now, the couple are among five finalists for an extravagant dream wedding courtesy of theknot.com, which is allowing people to vote on the most deserving couple via its website.
"Losing the venue was a real shock for us because we really had no backup plan," Tinson said. "We just decided not to have a wedding because we had lost our money and a lot of the other venues to choose from were already reserved."
That was, until they learned about the contest and posted a video to Youtube explaining their situation and pleading with site visitors to choose them for the wedding.
The winner will get an all-expenses paid dream wedding in New York City on Valentine's Day. Site visitors can also vote on the theme of the wedding and many of the other wedding details through the site.
The winning couple will be announced Thursday.