A bride and groom said their ‘I Do's’ on Sunday night with their wedding completely paid for after winning a drawing.
The organizer said that there was a random drawing and interview before the couple was chosen, and they couldn’t have found a better match.
Fountain’s Catering and Dresser Mansion teamed up to give the lucky couple a $10,000 Wedding Giveaway and helped make sure they get their special day, even during a pandemic.
Cheyenne Been, now Mrs. Petrovic, and Jovan Petrovic were engaged in January and planned to get married in May. Because COVID-19 began to spread throughout the state and country, wedding preparation became a little too daunting.
"This whole thing's kind of a funny story,” Cheyenne Petrovic said. "I posted on Facebook and told everybody, you know, ‘Hey, we're going to postpone until May. We just think it's the best decision.’"
Their decision didn't last very long. Two hours later, the organizer of the Wedding Giveaway reached out to Petrovic.
"Bob [with Fountain’s Catering] contacted me and told me that we won the wedding,” Petrovic said.
“So, then I had to kind of back track and be like, ‘Well, never mind,’" Petrovic said.
The bride said the coolest and craziest part was that the date the vendors selected for the giveaway is the original date the couple had selected for their wedding day.
Katherine Farrow with Fountain's Catering helped organize the event and said she's grateful to all the vendors who followed through with their donations.
"We wanted to make sure that love still lived on and that we were able to help a bride and groom be able to experience their wedding day, even in the midst of all of this,” Farrow said.
The wedding coordinator with Tulsa Weddings & Design offered her services for free, but the bundle also included things like catering, a venue, flowers and entertainment.
"We definitely want to encourage you, today, to keep planning. To ask questions with your vendors,” Tulsa Weddings and Design owner Sharon Holm said. “We're here to help you. We're here to guide you. We are still doing weddings and we are still moving forward."
The bride said before all this she was just going to have a wedding in her backyard with minimal expenses.
"It's overwhelming looking at all this and having all of this graciously given to me when we would've never, ever had anything like this to begin with," Petrovic said.