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Salvatore’s $20K Wedding Giveaway

Round one has ended.

Congratulations to our top eight contestants moving on to round two.

View our top contestants on the leaderboard tab. Voting for round two begins March 2, 2020.

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Round 1 has ended on 2/21/20
Names of Couple: Amanda Bartolotta and Michael Larkin
Votes: 502

Views: 9105
Tell Us Why You Should Win: Mike and I met in college where we were working towards becoming teachers. We chose to become teachers because we wanted to impact the lives of the people around us. We were very fortunate to get job offers as soon as we graduated from college. Mike is a 7th grade math teacher as well as a cross country and track coach. I am an 8th grade special education teacher. Through these roles we are able to encourage and motivate students every single day. It is so rewarding watching our students grow from the beginning of the year to the end. While this is an extremely rewarding experience, we are kept very busy with lesson planning, coaching, and continuing our education through our masters programs. When we moved to Northern New York, 5 hours away from family and friends, we took a leap of faith. We took a chance on a new town, new jobs, and each other. Our love helped us through this new adventure and we have grown stronger and closer through it all. We would love to get married in the Buffalo area, where I grew up, so that we can celebrate with all of our family and friends in a place that has a special meaning in my heart. It would mean the world to us to win this contest because we would be able to have a beautiful wedding day and invite all of our loved ones to celebrate the beginning of our new adventure together. With the use of this award, we would be able to have an easier time planning our dream wedding while keeping up with our busy schedules of teaching, coaching, and obtaining masters degrees.

Salvatore’s $20k Giveaway

2020 Contest Schedule

Round 1 

Participants upload pictures to  Participants encourage friends and family to vote for their pictures.  All votes must be confirmed with a valid email address.  One vote per email address.  Votes will be tallied on our website for all to see. The top 8 couples after 11:59pm on Friday, February 21, 2020 will move on to round 2.  Top 8 couples will be notified on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  

Round 2

The top 8 couples are required to make a 3-5 minute videos about their engagement/relationship story and post them to  All videos must be posted/submitted by Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 11:59pm.  Any couples who do not submit a video by this date will automatically withdraw from contest. Voting for Round 2 begins Monday, March 2, 2020.  Votes will be tallied on our website for all to see.  The top 4 couples after 11:59pm on Sunday, March 8, 2020 will move on to round 3.  The top 4 couples will be notified on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Round 3 

The top 4 couples will schedule a time for a final interview to be filmed and posted to  Interview must take place from March 9-14, 2020.  All videos will be edited and posted by Salvatores by Monday, March 16, 2020.  Voting will run from Monday, March 16-Monday, March 23.  The total votes will not be posted in Round 3.


The top 4 couples will come to Salvatores Hospitality, 6461 Transit Rd. Depew, NY 14043 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6pm for a reception and live presentation of the winner.  Couples can bring up to 10 guests to live giveaway reception.