Heidi Janson is the founder of Brides Across America, a
national charitable organization uniting military brides and bridal
salons across the country for a common purpose by supporting
our troops and their families.
Growing up in the bridal industry, Heidi came across an article
about a young soldier in Afghanistan who felt that they were
forgotten. At that moment it was time to take a stand and do
her part in making a difference. The nationwide program was
born in 2007 when a network of stores and suppliers donated
time and resources to head up the program. Fifty gowns were
given away at Heidi's bridal boutique in NH. Word spread and
got national media attention, the program grew rapidly giving
over 5000 gowns to date.
Military Brides don't always get their dream wedding.
Some brides have to give up their wedding due to their fiancees
getting deployed quickly. In other cases, brides have a civil ceremony and then await years for their fiancee to return home to finally have their wedding day. Heidi wants to make a difference by giving those in need the and help those troops that are fighting for our country get the wedding they deserve. Brides Across America efforts is part of the Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network and teaming up with Smiles across the Miles charity.
Our Military Brides