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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: Evette Phillips and Wilfredo Garcia
Votes: 129

Views: 3217
Tell Us Why You Should Win: I wholeheartedly believe my fiancee and I deserve this dream wedding. I won't just say we deserve this wedding I'll tell u why... I was a single mom of 4 kids ( who are now adults) and I went from Nursing to welfare when I broke my back at work, a patient fell on me and it caused my daughter Alisha's death ( I was near the end of my pregnancy) My kids would complain about not having enough food or nice clothing ( like most kids) so I always told them to be grateful because some people are homeless. They couldn't relate so I would drive them to downtown Buffalo so they can see we don't have it that bad. Years later I started an organization called We R Buffalo Strong to feed and clothe our homeless men women children and veterans. 7 years later and over 8,300 people fed and clothe .. One day I decided to arrange haircuts for our homeless, several businesses turned me down in Buffalo and then someone on Facebook tagged a barber from Lockport who never heard of me or my organization and he immediately said yes.. He began to volunteer with my organization and he still cuts the heads for our homeless community. A year later he propose and the rest is history! He dedicates his spare time going into high schools and hair schools to speak to our youths about chasing their dreams and not sucuming to peer pressure. I believe we are soulmates and we deserve this dream wedding. We give so much of ourselves to others, I've won quite a few awards for my dedication to the homeless community (2017 Humanitarian for NYS, 2019's American Red Cross Real Hero, and I'll be receiving 2020's Women Touching The World Award on 3/21/20) so this wedding will be for me... This will be my first (and last) wedding please help make it memorable experience for 2 people who are madly in love ..

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.