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Nadine Brown & Joshua Stumpf
Commitment to Service
Putting Country AND Family Ahead of Self

Nadine & Joshua have been awarded a dreamy destination wedding at Hawks Cay Resort, coordinated by the resort’s wedding team. The wedding was held at Hawks Cay Resort.

They learned of their prize at the Pittsburgh Penguins game right after they were featured on the famous Penguins' Kiss Cam.

Why they were chosen

The video that captured our hearts

"It’s really a dream come true — that’s all we kept saying. We went to Hawks Cay right after we were engaged a few years ago and it’s so beautiful, just breathtaking"

Nadine and Joshua are active U.S. Army reservists and met when serving together in Iraq. They have a 16-month-old son, Leo. Nadine is a nursing student, and Joshua works in construction.

They met while serving in Iraq, and put their dream wedding aside to build a loving home for their newborn son.  Meet the couple in their beautiful video submission above.

Their wedding and reception, for which a date has not been set, will be covered for up to 50 guests at Hawks Cay. Brown’s dress, jewelry and shoes will be provided by Brides Across America.

Midway down the Florida Keys, you’ll find an island called Duck Key. It’s small. Secluded. Yet central to Miami and Key West, and easy to reach by car, boat or plane. Duck Key has a few telltale Florida Keys features: Aquamarine water all around. Glorious sunrises and sunsets. An island sensibility that lulls you into a state of total relaxation.

Way to go Mom!

Nadine's Mom Made this Video happen