From long anticipated vacations to birthday parties with friends and family, there are so many celebrations that have unfortunately been impacted by COVID-19. When one of our Co-Founders and several teammates began discussing whether or not they should cancel, postpone, or rethink their wedding plans that were set for 2020, we knew there was an opportunity for us to give back to other couples making the same difficult decisions.
Honeymoon Helpers Sweepstakes
We launched a sweepstakes where any couple whose wedding was negatively affected by COVID-19 that entered was given a $25 ONEHOPE gift card (to purchase wine or join our community), plus the chance to win a romantic Napa Valley honeymoon at our private estate on the ONEHOPE vineyard, along with several prizes from our amazing partners below. Additionally, we opened this sweepstakes up to the bridal party, where each member that entered was given a $10 ONEHOPE gift card plus the chance to win a case of our famous glitter bottles!
A special thank you to our amazing partners for donating these incredible prizes for our sweepstakes! Prizes included:
- Generation Tux – a free suit/tux rental to the winning couple
- Brite Lite Tribe – a $500 gift card towards a custom neon sign
- Maradee Wahl – a free virtual styling consultation package of $500 or more
- Kendra Scott – a free virtual styling session for a Color Bar party
- Williams Sonoma – a registry favorite
Other companies we’d like to thank for helping promote this program include:
In total we had over 2,500 couples and 500 bridal party members enter our sweepstakes, all of which received a gift card courtesy of ONEHOPE. ONEHOPE was so proud to have funded over $70,000 in wine credit to our applicants. Congratulations to the following winners that were announced on a special Facebook Live tasting on July 1st!
ONEHOPE Honeymoon in Napa: Andrea Nelson
ONEHOPE Honeymoon in Napa: Bailey Burkett
Williams Sonoma Prize: Ashley Gerou
Brite Light Tribe Prize: Megan McCormick
Generation Tux and Styling Prize: Jackie Sabella
Case of ONEHOPE Glitter Bottles: Alexandria Gbur
Kendra Scott Virtual Styling Prize: Kaitlyn Zeigler
Words of Wisdom
We’ll leave you with a heartfelt quote from one of our applicants (pictured above) which serves as a reminder that whether your wedding has been delayed, postponed, or celebrated virtually, one thing is certain: love is not cancelled.
“Love is patient. We’ve learned this over the past 12 years of our relationship. We met in elementary school and started dating in high school and have been together since. We always envisioned our wedding day to be special, surrounded by our loved ones. Covid has put a jolting stop to our wedding day. We have decided for the safety of our loved ones and for us to have the wedding day we deserve postponing is the best choice. What’s one more year when we have the rest of our lives to grow old together.” – Nicolette & Sean from Pennsylvania
The ONEHOPE Wine Team