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DC Centre & Partners Giving Away $30,000 Wedding

OMAHA, Neb. -- DC Centre Banquet Facility today is opening up entry submissions to give away an estimated $30,000 wedding. This wedding giveaway, called the Free 'I Do' Contest and sponsored by Dinner4Two, is their way of giving back to their community after a difficult 2020. Anyone who has been affected by COVID-19 and is wanting to get married is encouraged to enter.

"DC Centre has been serving the community for over 25 years and is acutely aware of the unprecedented challenges and suffering that COVID has presented to our community, and while what we do is not integral to the health and wellness of individuals, we felt compelled to do something that may bring a small amount of relief and joy to those who have suffered the most," says Pamela Christianson, CFO at DC Centre. "Therefore, in alliance with other businesses in the event industry we organized a wedding giveaway worth over $30,000 for those who have been adversely impacted by the circumstances of COVID. Love finds a way, even during a pandemic."

Details of this giveaway include:

* An estimated $30,000 grand prize wedding including venue, catering, dress, tux, decor, flowers, honeymoon and more.

* All participating partners are local to the area and have donated their goods and/or services to this contest.

* A Spring wedding date of March 27, 2021.

The Free 'I Do' Contest is currently open for submissions. DC Centre is asking for a completed submission form on their Bridal Show website along with a maximum 3-minute video from the couple.

Starting December 1, 2020, DC Centre will post the videos on their Bridal Show website for the public to vote on. Voting will take place until January 1, 2021 when a panel of independent judges will choose the grand prize winner from the 3 most voted for couples.

For more information, including the complete Rules & Regulations and grand prize partners, visit

About DC Centre:

DC Centre Banquet Facility is an event venue that hosts hundreds of events a year. They help clients host weddings, anniversary parties, retirement parties, holiday parties, fundraisers and more. Most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, they helped the American Red Cross host two blood drives by donating their facility while so many others were closed and unable.

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Whiteflash Named 2020 BBB Pinnacle Award Winner

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash Inc., top tier retailer of ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry, has just been named winner of the prestigious Better Business Bureau 2020 Pinnacle Award -the BBB's top honor for excellence in quality control, customer care, and community service. The annual competition involves retail jewelers from all across the Greater Houston area, the fourth largest market in America. Whiteflash has now earned the top honor from the BBB a remarkable four out of the past nine years.

Whiteflash has been a BBB Winner of Distinction every year since 2004, maintaining an unbroken A+ rating with the BBB. The annual awards competition evaluates businesses on a comprehensive list of performance standards including customer care, product quality, consumer education, innovation, integrity, and social responsibility. With the 2020 Pinnacle award Whiteflash has been once again recognized as an exemplary company and market leader among the many well established fine jewelers in the Greater Houston Area.

Having launched their business in the year 2000, Whiteflash is in the vanguard of jewelry companies born into the information age. In addition to their world-class A CUT ABOVE(r) brand of super ideal diamonds, Whiteflash offers two other categories of precision cut AGS Ideal and GIA Excellent diamonds, all of which are in-house and available exclusively at Whiteflash. All are posted to their state-of-the-art mobile first website with a full complement of diagnostics and advanced light performance imaging. Whiteflash is also an authorized distributor for some of America's finest bridal designers including Tacori, Verragio, Simon G, A. Jaffe, Ritani, Vatche and Benchmark, providing a selection of top quality diamond engagement rings that is unsurpassed.

Reached for comment on winning the BBB 2020 Pinnacle Whiteflash COO Eliezer had this to say. "During this challenging time with the health crisis impacting our industry so dramatically, it is particularly uplifting to be honored with the top award from BBB. By virtue of maintaining a deep in-stock inventory of world class diamonds and designer engagement rings, Whiteflash has been able to continue operations delivering brilliant experiences to our wonderful customers around the country and overseas."

Having been awarded the 2020 BBB Pinnacle once again validates the company's core value driven philosophy and their devotion to best practices. Whiteflash is a member of the American Gem Society, an organization dedicated to consumer education and protection. They are also one of the few retail jewelers in the world certified for ISO9000 quality management. And a laser focus on the customer experience has resulted in a huge number of 5 star reviews at independent review sites like Google Reviews and Yelp.

In the words of Whiteflash CEO Debi Wexler, "We are incredibly proud of our team for once again being chosen by the BBB for its top award. The Greater Houston area is home to some of the finest jewelers in America, and to receive the BBB Pinnacle is a humbling accomplishment. It's extremely motivating to be recognized for our dedication to uncompromising quality and customer care."

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Their A CUT ABOVE(r) Super Ideal Diamonds are considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world.

The award winning website, described by Kiplinger's Magazine as the 'Lord of the Online Rings" enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9001 certification for total quality management and welcomes visitors to their showroom located in the upscale Houston area community of Sugar Land, TX. Whiteflash is a proud member of the American Gem Society.

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Orange County based wedding videographer Fisheye Studio offers live streaming for weddings affected by Pandemic

IRVINE, Calif. -- Fisheye Studio has seen the demand for live streaming increase for weddings since the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Orange County, California based wedding videography company recently filmed a wedding on May 20 in Hollywood for a couple whose original plans to wed were to be at the end of June.

With the bride's family located mainly in Brazil, travel complications were too difficult to overcome and plan for, so they decided to have the ceremony on the rooftop of their home. Viewers watch and commented on Facebook Live as the company streaming a multi-camera, live HD feed around the world so that the bride's family didn't feel left out for not being at the wedding.

"Fisheye Studio is also planning another live streaming wedding on June 27 at the Crystal Cathedral located in Orange County, California," says company founder, Josh Fair. "The couple was supposed to have around 100 guests but is now only allowed to have up to 10. Instead, all their family and friends will feel as if they are right there with the couple as they tie the knot."

Josh Fair began by live streaming weddings back in 2004 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His company at the time, Live Internet Weddings, was featured on ABC, CNN, Time Magazine, and the New York Times for their innovative product. Fisheye Studio now offers that same service along with their other video production services for weddings.

Fisheye Studio was founded in 2009 and maintains offices in Honolulu and Orange County. Their website is

Last year, they were honored by a national award by WIPA as the top wedding filmmaker in the U.S.

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Shobitam, one of the fastest growing Indian Ethnic Wear Brands in the US, releases Shobitam Signature Collections, to celebrate International Women’s Day

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Shobitam Inc,. designers of beautiful Indian Ethnic Wear announced the release of Shobitam Signature Collections, their largest product launch yet. The Pure Silk Sarees of the Signature Collections are inspired by the rich heritage of Indian handloom and mark a significant expansion to Shobitam's collection of highly rated sarees, blouses, gowns and jewelry.

Just in the first year, thousands of customers all over the US have experienced Shobitam's original designs of saree and jewelry collections. With over 530 five-star customer reviews, Shobitam, known for its top-rated and unique collection in ethnic and party wear, is now expanding into women's bridal wear and wedding collections with gusto and confidence.

Shobitam Signature Collections Details:
* Signature is the curated collection and couture line from Shobitam, and includes highly curated premium partywear and bridal wear. The bridal wear collection portrays the beauty and classiness every bride dreams about for her special day.
* Signature Collections include Pure Silk Sarees from Banaras, Kanjeevaram, Chanderi, Mysore and Coimbatore. Drawing from rich Indian handloom, the finest and most delicate silk fabrics with intricate weaves of zari work have been embellished with traditional embroideries.
* Pure Shobitam Silks are Silk Mark Certified for best quality and offered at best prices which will allow women across the world to embrace ethnic wear for weddings and special events.

"We are thrilled to announce the release of Shobitam Signature Collections," said Aparna Thyagarajan, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Shobitam. "This launch marks an important milestone in our journey towards making Ethnic Fashion accessible to everyone in a sustainable way. As a women-owned enterprise, we are especially grateful to be launching this to celebrate Women's Day, and continue to earn reviews like: 'My second purchase. Love their professionalism. Beautiful saree! great quality. Packaged so nicely and arrived very quickly.'"

The Signature Collections are the hallmark of the highest quality of elegance and design that Shobitam is known for. Check out Shobitam Signature Collections at:

About Shobitam, Inc.

Founded by fashionistas and creative sisters Aparna and Ambika in Seattle, Shobitam is dedicated to making Indian ethnic wear affordable, elegant and available globally. We are powered by a passion for wearing good clothes, an interest in designing them, and a drive to make them available to all. A shop for a cause, our mission is to help people feel good, look good and do good. By working closely with weavers in designing unique collections and selling directly to customers through an online platform, we offer beautiful selections with quality, prices and 5-star service!


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K3 Travel Named Winner of The Knot Best of Weddings 2020

ATLANTA, Ga. -- K3 Travel is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a national leading wedding planning brand and app.

In 2020, only five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. In its fourteenth annual year, The Knot continues supporting local wedding vendors like K3 Travel with The Knot Best of Weddings 2020, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals. The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across vendor categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, travel agencies, caterers and more, to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals and that engaged couples should consider booking for their unique wedding, travel, and honeymoon needs.

"It's an honor to be recognized and seen as a respected partner by such a trusted industry leader like The Knot. We are so excited to assist newlyweds in creating travel memories for honeymoons and beyond," said Kathy King, CEO of K3 Travel.

The Knot has inspired 25 million couples (and counting!) to plan a wedding that's uniquely theirs. The Knot Best of Weddings gives couples the confidence to find and book the best local vendors like K3 Travel in Atlanta, Georgia to bring their travel and honeymoon visions to life.

About K3 Travel

K3 Travel is a boutique travel agency who for more than 10 years has created amazing travel memories for honeymooners, singles, new travelers and the most seasoned globetrotters. K3 Travel understands firsthand the irreplaceable memories of travel, and it's that passion that drives them to create unforgettable vacations for clients. Whether a weekend getaway, 7-day cruise or month-long passport-stamping trek across the globe, K3 Travel takes away all the stress and laborious work of planning a vacation while giving customers well-informed and appropriate travel advice.

K3 Travel also understands that each and every couple has their own style, budget and destination in mind for the perfect honeymoon. K3 Travel takes the time to learn everything a couple desires and finds the perfect honeymoon destination and adventure while also managing every aspect of their trip.

For more information, visit K3 Travel online at and follow on social media: and Instagram @K3_Travel.

About The Knot

The Knot is the nation's leading multiplatform wedding resource offering a seamless, all-in-one planning experience-from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding planning website and #1 iOS and Android mobile app The Knot Wedding Planner, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. Since its inception, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that's uniquely them. Visit The Knot online at and follow on social media: and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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Pixie Vacations Named Top Beaches Resort Travel Agency in the United States and Top Ten Agency World Wide at Sandals Star Awards

ATLANTA, Ga. -- A total of 560 travel agents, media, and special guests from around the world traveled to Turks and Caicos where Sandals Resorts recognized the best of the best in the travel industry. Pixie Vacations was honored to receive several awards at this year's Sandals Star Awards.

Pixie Vacations was honored to receive several awards at this year's Sandals Star Awards. Pixie Vacations was named the number one travel agency in the United States for Beach Resorts. Pixie Vacations was also named the number one travel agency for Club Concierge, for taking care of our concierge's guests, and Pixie Vacations was also honored to be named in the TOP 10 of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resort Travel agencies Worldwide!

Lisa Griswold, Owner of Pixie Vacations and Pixie Honeymoons (, was recognized again as a Chairman's Royal Club Elite member. "We are honored and excited to receive six awards from Sandals and Beaches Resorts. We want to thanks Sandals and Beaches Resorts for recognizing our Pixie travel consultants hard work and dedication.

"Being named the number one travel agency for Beaches Resorts in the United States, and the Top 10 Agency Worldwide is due to our returning guests that our Pixie travel consultants treat like family. Each Pixie travel consultant gets to know their guests to providing the best possible Honeymoon, Wedding, and All-Inclusive vacation experience possible at Sandals and Beaches Resorts."

Pixie Vacations received Star awards for:
* Best of the Best
* Top Club Concierge Travel Agency
* Top Beaches Regional Travel Agency
* Top Beaches Travel Agency
* Top 10 Travel agencies Worldwide

Sandals Resorts created the S.T.A.R. Awards in 2002 to recognize the top travel agencies selling Sandals, and to showcase the newest in resort product and on-island attractions.

When planning your next vacation, contact a Pixie at Pixie Vacations / Pixie Honeymoons to plan your destination wedding, honeymoon, or all-inclusive vacation.

The Pixies at Pixie Vacations / Pixie Honeymoons have gone through extensive training and onsite inspections, as well as staying at Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts and can provide insider tips, planning advice, and hands on experience to help you plan the perfect vacation.

Pixie Vacations / Pixie Honeymoons is located in Atlanta Georgia, but you can contact a Pixie from anywhere by calling 678-815-1584, or get a free vacation quote request online at

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American Gem Society Offers Tips for Holiday Jewelry Purchases

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection and the ongoing education of jewelers, is providing tips for consumers to keep in mind this holiday season before hitting the stores to make significant diamond and jewelry purchases.

* Be aware of inflated pricing. If a discount seems too good to be true, it probably is. AGS member jewelers must adhere to standards of business conduct that strictly prohibit inflating a price by a certain percent, then advertising that it is that same percentage off.
* See it. Touch it. Feel it. Though the prices for jewelry found online are sometimes lower, AGS recommends that consumers see, touch, and feel the jewelry they are considering purchasing - especially diamonds. Online purchases can look different in person than on a screen.
* Ask for a diamond grading report. It's important to ask for a diamond grading report from an independent laboratory. A thorough grading report covers all 4Cs-cut, color, clarity, and carat-so that the jewelry buyers know and understand the quality of what they are purchasing. AGS Laboratories was founded in 1996 by AGS as a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory that shares their mission of consumer protection. This mission ensures jewelry buyers will receive an unbiased opinion on the quality of their diamond.
* Ask for Credentials. AGS encourages jewelry buyers to shop with a credentialed, professional jeweler, who is a member of an organization with a strict code of business ethics, such as AGS. By shopping with a jeweler who knows and understands gems and metals, jewelry buyers will feel less stress and more confident with their purchase.

To find a credentialed AGS jeweler, visit

About American Gem Society:
The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society is a professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership.

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Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial, Internet and Websites Celebrates New Ownership

BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Weddings are a celebration of change, and today, Vermont's leading online wedding planning resource, celebrates a change in ownership from Lorin Holmes to Tricia Cunniff.

Since 2011, Lorin Holmes has overseen the business's growth from a regionally-focused website to a robust, state-wide resource. She has personally worked with hundreds of wedding professionals across Vermont during her tenure, helping to gain exposure for their individual businesses. In addition, has helped to raise the state's profile as a desirable wedding destination.

"Building Vermont Weddings has been a thrilling journey for me," says Holmes. "Today I'm excited to transition the site to such a strong, passionate marketing professional and watch the next chapter of Vermont Weddings unfold."

After working alongside Holmes for several months, Tricia Cunniff assumes leadership of the site. Cunniff brings with her a background in marketing and events along with her personal recent experience planning a Vermont wedding.

"I'm excited to further showcase what Vermont holds for couples planning a wedding," says Cunniff. "We are lucky to have so many amazing wedding professionals in our state. My hope is that by partnering with them, we can help to both simplify the planning process for couples and bring even more events to our state."

The site is currently accepting new advertising listings and real wedding submissions.

About Vermont Weddings: is Vermont's leading online directory of wedding venues and professional vendors. The website provides couples with tools to research, plan and share information about their Vermont weddings and celebrations.

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Style and Image Disruptor Cheryl Lampard brings style to the GLW Talk Across speaking events

NAPLES, Fla. -- Third Eye Management and Associates announces that Cheryl Lampard will be joining Fox 46 Charlotte team as a commentator for the Royal Wedding discussing style and image branding

Cheryl Lampard is a Style and Image Disruptor. She is also the founder and principal consultant of Style Matters International, a style and image consultancy whose mission is to enable and empower its clients to discover a personal style that enhances self-image, instills confidence and to recognize that "their image is their brand."

GLW Talk Across (a unit of Third Eye Management and Associates) is presenting, showcasing and sharing contemporary business structures and focused branding strategies that work for anyone from the aspiring entrepreneur to the established CEO. GLW Talk Across features Karl M. Gibbons, Cheryl Lampard and Loren Weisman speaking both separately and together.

As a speaker for GLW Talk Across, Lampard covers an array of topics with a two-tier focus on showcasing personalized image direction with professional and psychological brand applications.

Lampard will join Gibbons and Weisman this fall in Africa as part of Dr. Kennedy Waningu's and Africa's Business forum presenting "Chasing your Brand and Focusing Your Plan" featuring GLW Talk Across.

GLW Talk Across will speak in Nairobi, Kenya at the Nairobi Safari Club, Mombasa, Kenya at Pride Inn CBD, and Nakuru, Kenya at the Nuru Palace.

For more information about GLW Talk Across, the Africa dates as well as the 2019 schedule including Dubai, London and Hawaii, email

Lampard will be joining the Fox 46 Charlotte team as a commentator for this weekend's Royal Wedding discussing style, image and branding that goes beyond the weekend alone.

"The Meghan effect is much bigger and will last a lot longer than the royal ceremony on Saturday. Since she will never become Queen, she has a greater leeway to take more style risks as she also has the ability to test and extend the preconceived boundaries of conventional expectations," says Lampard.

Lampard goes on to state: "Meghan Markle will become the biggest royal style disruptor since Princess Diana. The bar was set by Princess Diana and the soon-to-be Duchess of Sussex will elevate the bar even higher. In British culture, not only in the world of fashion, but just like Harry's mother, she will have a huge influence in contemporary British popular culture."

Cheryl works both with individuals and Fortune 500 companies in the USA and UK and has made numerous appearances on TV and radio - making her the "go to" expert in all matters of style. One of her clients described working with Cheryl as like "having your own Mary Poppins."

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About Third Eye Management and Associates:

Third Eye Management & Associates is committed to offering the highest quality advice and training across specialist areas of business management and marketing for our clients. This is achieved through our personal commitment to excellence and our ability to listen, involve and harness the experience and skills of both parties to arrive at the best possible solutions for our clients. Learn more about Third Eye at:

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Whiteflash adds bridal designer A.JAFFE

HOUSTON, Texas -- Whiteflash Inc., international retailer of ideal diamonds and designer engagement rings, announced today that they have been chosen to become authorized resellers for A.Jaffe, the iconic American bridal designer with a 125 year heritage.

A.Jaffe has a rich history as one of the most celebrated designer brands, dating back to Abraham Jaffe's founding of the company in 1892. Through the Jazz Age and Art Deco period, through two world wars and into a new millennium, A.Jaffe has maintained a position in the upper echelon of bridal design. Such staying power is only possible by dedication to quality, service, innovation, and a keen design sensibility that evolves with the times.

Whiteflash welcomes the opportunity to introduce their discriminating diamond clients to another fine option in their select portfolio of the finest bridal brands in America. Customers for A CUT ABOVE(R) super ideal diamonds will now be able to select styles from A.Jaffe, in addition to those of Tacori, Verragio, Simon G, Ritani, Vatche, Danhov, and Benchmark Rings.

Each A.Jaffe engagement ring requires up to 80 hours to create including extra burnishing, six polishing steps, and construction of each prong by hand. The combination of Whiteflash precision cut diamonds with a finished product of immaculate quality presents consumers an opportunity to create wedding rings of extraordinary quality and beauty.

Whiteflash CEO Debi Wexler had this to say about carrying the line: "Designers like A.Jaffe that have such a long and distinguished reputation in the industry are few and far between. As a relatively young company, Whiteflash is truly honored to be representing the venerable A.Jaffe."

Added Eliezer Eber, company COO, "We are delighted to be able to provide A.Jaffe quality and styling. The clients who find Whiteflash in their quest for the finest precision cut diamonds naturally want the engagement ring to be of elite quality. A.Jaffe delivers that synergy brilliantly."

A.Jaffe designs are now available for purchase in the Whiteflash store and on their-state-of-the-art website serving customers across America and around the world. Any item from A.Jaffe's extensive catalogue can be now be ordered through Whiteflash.

About Whiteflash:

Whiteflash is a top tier retail jeweler specializing in Ideal Diamonds, Designer Engagement Rings and Fine Bridal Jewelry. Whiteflash is developer and sole distributor of A CUT ABOVE(R) Super Ideal Diamonds, considered by trade experts and diamond connoisseurs to be among the finest in the world. They are in-stock, fully vetted with light performance images and video, and available for immediate delivery.

The award winning website, described by Kiplinger's Magazine as the "Lord of the Online Rings" enables shoppers the world over to view, compare and purchase top quality diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry in a convenient, secure and information rich environment.

Whiteflash is the first jewelry retailer in the world to attain ISO 9001 certification for total quality management and welcome visitors to their Houston jewelry store located in Sugar Land Town Square.

Whiteflash is a member of the American Gem Society and recipient of the Better Business Bureau 2017 Winner of Distinction Award.

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