Fourteen beautiful brides were joined in holy matrimony to their handsome grooms at a recent wedding at the Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview. Judge Tim Womack officiated the wedding. Womack charged them to use the skills they learned at the VOW program while believing the best of their partners.  The newly wedded couples were previously enrolled in the VOW Family Champions program to learn what it takes to have a successful and healthy marriage in this era of divorce and co-habitation.
According to Tonya Waite, VOW Family Champions, program director, the best gift to these VOW participants was to help the couples get started right financially by eliminating $18,000 the cost  of an average East Texas wedding.
Waite applauds 32 “incredible wedding vendors” who gave approximately $85,000 in goods and services. “These vendors believe in healthy marriages,” said Waite. “They are the real stars and that is why we chose them to be our partners.”
The vendors are:
Perfect Catering
Al’s Tasty Treats
Cindy’s Creative Cakes
Basic Training
CW Boutique
Rebecca’s Accents
Fantasy and Fairytale
Sunny 106.5
KYKX 105.7
Pairie Sage – Vintage Prop Rentals
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, Day Spa and Salon
MJS Music Dance
Hammill’s Flowers
Party & Tent Rental
Kerns Bake Shop Pasteleria
Marc Bailey Photography
Salón de Le Soleil
Christina Massey Photography
The Glitz Boutique
Evergreen Strings
Barkley Creative
Edible Art
Stefanie Yoder Photography
The Wedded Bliss
Casa Flora
Kendra Michelle Photography,
Jim King Photography
Leiawood Flowers
Hampton Inn

Couples who are interested in enriching their relationship are welcomed to enroll in VOW through website. There, they can choose between a workshop or a one-on-one format. Enrollees will learn pertinent skills for communication, conflict resolution, goal setting and expectations. Overall, couples can learn to love better.