OFFSTAGE: Champagne Toasts and Thompson Square

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I feel like I’ve been married for about a hundred years, yet I remember my wedding like it was yesterday. The only thing missing? Country music. That’s why Thompson Square’s “Crash My Wedding” dream honeymoon contest seems so hopelessly romantic to me. If you win, the country duo (made up of Mr. and Mrs. Keifer Thompson) will crash your wedding reception, perform a song (most likely their debut hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” ), then send you on a honeymoon to Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, New Orleans or New York City. So much cooler than your average garter-belt toss and champagne toasts and first dance routines. You just have to fill out an online entry form and say (in 150 words or less) why Thompson Square should crash your wedding. The only catch is that you have to get married sometime in 2011. So if you haven’t found Mr. Right yet, you might want to start looking for Mr. Right Now.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.