Las Vegas Marries the Military. It's a contest giving away free weddings to military members, ahead of Veterans Day.
"It would also give us the time to be together for a little while before he leaves again. He's gone in October and he'll also be gone at the beginning of December," said Somer Lopez, another entrant.
Their stories are sometimes painful. Several put off or even canceled ceremonies because duty called.
"As a military couple, the sacrifices they've made to be together, to find each other, to spend time to make it through services and deployments, I think these stories are going to be some of the most powerful stories we have as a people," said Matthew Schenk, the owner of M Place Productions. His business is donating photography services as part of the contest.
Sixty seconds-- that's all they've got to win over the judges. They've put themselves in danger for our freedom. This is a different kind of vulnerable.