It’s a short message, but it means a lot for a local couple in love.
“We won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” reads the email from Jason Schnitzer, Los Alamitos High School grad.
With that, Schnizter and fiancee Briana Hainley announced their victory in the Brides Live Wedding contest — an all-expenses-paid wedding at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, complete with a free tux, free dress, free wedding rings and a free Cayman Islands honeymoon.
You can watch the tearful reaction video above as they find out they're the big winners Thursday night.
Schnitzer and Hainley were one of three finalist couples in the contest, sponsored by Brides Magazine. From Feb. 10 to Feb. 17, editors from Brides asked people to vote on Facebook for the winning couple.
You can find out more about their story here https://www.facebook.com/BridesLiveWedding/app_391065797632914 and you can watch their personal video here.
Now, from Feb. 25 through March 26, Facebook users will get to vote for what type of gown, shoes, tux, rings and registry items the winning couple should have at their wedding.
Schnitzer and Hainley will get a wedding cake baked and decorated by Buddy “The Cake Boss” Valastro of the world-renowned Carlo’s Bakery. Event designers Mayra Castillo and Xochitl Gonzalez of AaB Creates will orchestrate the big day.
Locals can tune in 7 p.m. April 7 Eastern Standard Time to see the entire wedding streamed live on at facebook.com/brideslivewedding.