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Salvatore’s $20K Wedding Giveaway

Round one has ended.

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

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Round 1 has ended on 2/21/20
Names of Couple: Jennifer Carrigan and Timothy Homa
Votes: 7

Views: 1573
Tell Us Why You Should Win: We aren't the typical couple, by any definition. We both grew up on Grand Island. Many years apart. We first met over 20 years ago and our paths did many, many trails crisscrosses over the years untill 5 years ago. The truth is neither of us thought of anything more than friendship. We both had been through so much over time and we both just wanted, and finally deserved happiness. Not honestly considering the other as the life partnership to happiness. ..thank God, sometimes the heart knows when, where,and who, before the brain and the rest of the world can sabotage the real thing. Happiness comes from respect, trust, loyalty, and true love. We've become a blended family with my 3 children and now 3 grand children and his young daughter. We somehow have made our love and our family pointing continued towards the happily ever after fairytale ending. This hasn't been the easiest road together. Legal issues, extended family issues, road blocks, tight ropes, and all the hoop jumping we've been waiting finally to end, one of my daughters got into some legal trouble and was addicted to heroin, (nearly 2 years clean and sober now!!🥰), throwing our lives into one tail spin after another. And we decided to take in her 2 smalls babiesand raise them as our own. We came together and didn't let anything break us down. Our love has grown so strong. We accept and respect each other and our strengths, our,weaknesses, all our own faults as well as our childrens. Together were unbreakable. We only want to make our family whole. With a celebration of this love with the world. Even thoses who foolishly continue to bet against us. We have a saying, that we aren't step, we aren't half, we're just family! We came all together once again to help with our family business after Timmy's great grandma Olga Fachko, owner, as well as the heart and life of Fachko's Restaurant and Lounge, since 1959, become too advanced in age and couldn't take care of her guests, friends, and business any longer. Unfortunately after the passing of our beloved"Aunt Ollie", the business and property were taken away from us and with it our only source of income, and our original hope of venue choice. Being married in the social club, the family roots dating back to the roaring 20's in the Lovejoy section of Buffalo, was taken away from us. My birthday in February this year I'll be 49, and the 1st anniversary of our devastating loss of not only the family business, the family matriarch, the woman that at 98years young, still believed in love, family and forgiveness. 1 year ago and we have been fighting to keep our family a float and winning this giveaway would help us back into the right direction to show our children that love conquers all and just because some shit happens, life happens! It doesn't mean that you give up! Happily ever after isn't just in the movies and fairytales. Dreams do come true. We're loving, living proof of just that!!

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.