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When Shannon Casey was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, the Colchester, CT resident wasn’t sure if she’d ever have the wedding she’d been dreaming about since she was a littler girl. But with her fiancé Michael Santostefano by her side every step of the way, Shannon has been a warrior, battling the disease through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
Throughout this unexpected journey, the inspiring couple retained their optimism. So when Mike’s coworker told him about the Foxwoods Dream Wedding Giveaway, the couple thought “why not?” and submitted a video essay detailing their idea of a dream wedding.
Well, the Connecticut couple won, beating out a field of 2,500 other local couples! Shannon and Michael will have the full, deluxe wedding experience alongside 150 of their closest family and friends, with every detail covered – wedding attire, VIP access bachelor/ette parties, a custom wedding cake, three-course dinner by the resort’s top chefs and much more. The future newlyweds will also experience Foxwoods’ award-winning hotels and spa facilities as part of this one-of-a-kind experience, valued at over $40,000.
And you can follow along right here on NBCConnecticut.com. Watch episodes of Shannon and Michael getting ready for their big day as wedding plans unfold, from dress shopping to saying “I do.”
Foxwoods is the perfect venue to celebrate the big day with friends and family. Whether a local or destination wedding, Foxwoods has everything under one roof to help make it magical and memorable. From onsite hotels, exquisite banquet and outdoor spaces, an endless variety of gaming options, thirty-five-plus dining options, spas, pools and nightclubs, the action never stops.