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Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Teams Up With K-EARTH 101 Radio and the USO to Host Mass Military Wedding for 25 Couples


April 13, 2011 - Huntington Beach, CA

On May 22, 2011, twenty-five military couples from all branches of the Armed Forces will gather ocean side to be joined in holy matrimony by famed K-EARTH 101 Radio Morning Show host, Gary Bryan at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Huge supporters of the unyielding service of our troops, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa decided to join forces with one of L.A.'s top rated morning shows and the USO to give back to those who have given everything for the U.S. by offering 25 deserving military couples the chance to wed in a unforgettable mass military wedding. Military couples are invited to submit their stories at http://kearth101.radio.com/gary-marries-the-military/ stating why they deserve to be married by Gary Bryan at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.

"We have the great fortune of being home to over 250 weddings a year; however, this time we are privileged to be throwing this wedding for a community whom we have made a priority of supporting over the years," said Cheryl Phelps, general manager of Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. When asked about his participation, K-EARTH 101's Gary Bryan offered, "Everyone knows of our fundraising work with the USO, so when the Hyatt came to us with this idea, we were thrilled to join in. It's a great way to demonstrate our ongoing support of America's heroes. We look forward to creating an unforgettable wedding experience for these deserving military couples, and the Hyatt Huntington Beach is the perfect place to do it."

The ceremony will take place at 1pm PDT in the resort's Lighthouse Courtyard over Armed Forces Weekend on May 22, 2011. Honoring proper military tradition, each couple will be presented with a joint service presentation of the saber arch and flying of each of the Armed Forces flags and will be married by Gary Bryan, along with two military chaplains. After the 25 couples are pronounced "husband and wife" they, along with their guests, will be ushered into the Huntington Ballroom for a festive cocktail reception hosted and catered by the resort's creative culinary team.

As part of this elaborate wedding package, each of the 25 couples will also be granted a complimentary wedding night stay at the newly renovated resort and one very fortunate couple will win a special honeymoon package including a three night stay, couples spa treatments at Pacific Waters Spa, and dinner for two at The Californian, the resort's AAA Four Diamond restaurant.

In addition to the kind support of the USO in spreading the word about the event throughout the military branches, a number of generous sponsors and wedding vendors have volunteered their time and services to pay homage to our servicemen and women and share in the opportunity of making this a day to remember for the 25 couples. The Bob Hope USO at LAX Executive Director Michael Teilmann says, "We are delighted to be part of this magical and memorable day in the lives of these very special military couples. America needs to show that we care, and this event truly 'ties the knot' on a day these warriors and their spouses will cherish for life."

While calls for sponsorship and support have been flowing in daily, at present vendor sponsors include Barefoot Wine, Dough-A-Deer, Studio EMP Inc., Godfather Films, Gavin Wade Photography, Apple Revolution, More Than Just Weddings, Planet Zaya, Fusion Linens, Hitching Post Public Relations, Copper Willow Paper Studio, J&M Entertainment, Memento Video, Manalo Empire Photography and Bethany Commemory Fine Art.

For media inquiries, additional information or sponsorship information regarding the Mass Military Wedding please contact Toni Purry / Toni.Purry@purry.com or visit www.kearth101.com.

About HYATT REGENCY HUNTINGTON BEACH RESORT & SPA

Located in the heart of "Surf City, USA," Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa features 517 tastefully appointed guestrooms, including 57 suites, offering guests sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. The resort is also home to three restaurants, including The Californian, a AAA Four Diamond Award recipient, the sophisticated Red Chair Lounge, Pacific Waters Spa, as well as more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Additional resort amenities include Slyders, a water playground, a tranquil lagoon-style swimming pool, Shubee's and Mankota's Poolside Bar and Cafés, and "The Village," an eclectic shopping experience with everything from pizza to surf memorabilia and fine art. Guests can also enjoy year-round recreational activities such as biking and surfing by taking advantage of the sandy Southern California beaches via the resort's lighthouse bridge. For additional information or to make reservations, call (714) 698-1234 or visit www.huntingtonbeach.hyatt.com.

CONTACT:
Toni Purry
Purry Communications Group
310.410.0300

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