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Crate & Barrel kicks off second annual Ultimate Wedding Contest

Jaclyn and Tanin, 2010 Ultimate Wedding Contest winners
Jaclyn and Tanin, 2010 Ultimate Wedding Contest winners
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Crate & Barrel, headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., announced its second Ultimate Wedding Contest, which offers engaged couples a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win the wedding of their dreams designed by celebrity wedding planner Yifat Oren, and valued at more than $100,000.

The Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest will give one lucky couple the chance to have their wedding fantasies come to life – from a gourmet menu to a breathtaking venue.

"The Crate & Barrel Ultimate Weddingcontest offers couples an opportunity to start their new life together in an unforgettable way,” says Marjorie Daugherty, registry director. "When we launched this contest last year, we were overwhelmed by the touching love stories as well as the sense of community that formed among couples and voters. For us, this is a wonderful opportunity to be part of their special day and of many others to come. We are so excited to get to know this year's couples and to continue offering the best resources and tools for registries across the board."

Couples can enter the contest by visiting by March 31. The contest entry calls for couples to, in 100 words or less, share their own love story, three important details of their ultimate wedding and a description of how they would design and decorate their dream home. Eligible couples must maintain an active Crate & Barrel registry valued at a minimum of $2,000 and 50 registry lines.

Couples are urged to spread the word to their friends and family via email, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogs, etc., in an effort to receive as many votes as possible. The 100 entries with the highest number of public votes will advance to a final round of judging by Crate & Barrel and Yifat Oren. Winning couples will be announced in early June.

In addition to the grand prize, contest prizes totaling more than $30,000 will be awarded to the second- and third-place winners, 15 honorable mentions and the couple receiving the highest number of votes.

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