Interior of the famous Mentone Wedding Chapel.
By Tyler Pruett
MENTONE, Ala— Southern Torch is proud to announce it has partnered with the Mentone Wedding Chapel to offer an exclusive wedding giveaway! At the end of April, we’ll be giving one lucky couple a free Mentone wedding. To enter, couples must be residents of DeKalb County and post an engagement photo (or any standard photo of contestant couple) to the Southern Torch Facebook page. The picture with the most likes by 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22 will be the winner! The winner will be announced on Friday, April 29. The winners will have one year from the date of announcement to redeem their prize.
The giveaway includes use of the famous Mentone Wedding Chapel, a wedding cake from Tina’s Cakes, candlelight and other basic decor (excluding flowers), and wedding music. The Preston House, which is next to the chapel, will also be offered to the couple at a discounted rate to host receptions. Guests will be limited to 50.
Linda Patterson, owner and operator of the chapel is pleased to offer her venue to the winners. Patterson built the chapel to be the perfect wedding location over 20 years ago. The location also has several outdoor sites to tie the knot. The lucky couple can plan for an outdoor wedding, and use the chapel if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
“You want to always have a backup plan when planning an outdoor wedding,” Patterson said. “We have several spots around the chapel that make for a beautiful outdoor wedding, and if the weather turns sour, we can quickly move it inside the chapel.”
The Mentone Wedding Chapel also offers other services not featured in the giveaway that the bride and groom can purchase. Flower packages are available, starting at $175 for a bouquet and boutonniere to $595 for extension package, including bouquets and boutonnieres for bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as corsages for mothers and grandmothers.
We’d like to invite all our readers who are getting ready to tie the knot to enter. Help Southern Torch spread the word!