dolphinwindowThe Clearwater Marine Aquarium has announced its Second Annual Wedding of a Lifetime Contest, which allows couples to contend to win a free Valentine’s Day wedding at the facility.

The prize package includes the opportunity to be married on a platform over the main dolphin pool, plus a custom-made wedding dress, rings, tuxedo, cake, wine, photography, flowers and space for 100 guests. To top off the event, the winning couple will enjoy a four-night honeymoon stay at the Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. Resident dolphins Nicholas and Winter will also assist in the nuptials.

This will be the second marriage ceremony to be held over the dolphin pool. Samantha Stahl and Kevin Freeland of Clearwater beat out 78 other couples in last years contest to say their “I do’s” this past Valentine’s Day.

The director of media relations for the aquarium, Jeni Hatter, said that they are looking for the most compelling story. She noted that it is hard to have a dream wedding in this type of economy and people love dolphins and Valentine’s Day weddings.

Interested couples should send a photograph and an explanation as to why they should be chosen to win to weddingcontest@cmaquarium.org. The deadline for submitting entries is Dec. 4 and the lucky couple will be chosen on Dec. 11 by Hatter and other aquarium staff.

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