Trading in Fatigues for High Fashion: Alfred Angelo Salutes Our Troops with Wedding Dresses

November 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

Support-Our-TroopsI was a journalism major in college, and after four years of studying at Indiana University, people still questioned why.  You see, I’ve never actually been a big fan of the news – blasphemy for a journalist, right?  Wrong.  I just wanted to make the news more positive, as it always seems to be so negative:  Stocks drop… again.  Wall Street’s burning.   You’re all broke.  If you don’t starve to death, here are ten natural disasters that will get you.   A little girl’s dog died.  Someone stole a box of kittens, etc.  It just never seems to leave me with the warm and fuzzies.

So, I like to remember what a former professor always preached.  The news needs to report the EXTRAordinary, and because there is more good in the world than bad, it tends to be swayed in the “bad” direction.  (At least that’s what I tell myself :))

Well, poo poo to that!  I like good news!  That is why I was so happy to read the following story on  Today is Veteran’s day, and in order to properly honor our troops, wedding gown designer, Alfred Angelo, has teamed up with Operation Homefront to give away gowns to deserving military brides and wives!  And can I just say, that I love love love this?!?  To date, there have been over 480 dresses given to deserving military brides-to-be all over the U.S.

Savannah, Georgia was one such community to take part in such a wonderful cause, where many brides – stationed at Ft. Stewart base – were able to pluck out their fairytale frock for free! 

Amanda Sheronas, Director of PR for Alfred Angelo was quoted saying, “We are proud that Alfred Angelo has been able to bring so much joy and happiness to the military community in the face of on-going deployments and a struggling economy.”

Amen, sister… amen.

Every bride deserves the best, and it makes my heart smile to see people coming together to make this happen.  I salute all the military brides-to-be (and all military men and women for that matter) and Alfred Angelo for making this Veteran’s day one that’s filled with just a few more smiles!  Job (very well) done!

Below are some of Alfred Angelo’s masterpieces…







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  • 1. Lemondrop  |  November 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Dress #2 — Why is it that I’m loving gowns with pockets on them these days?

    I’m giving a standing-o to Alfred Angelo who “hearts” the men and women of our armed forces just as much as I do. Go troops!!!!!


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