Monday, April 30, 2012

After Months and Months Of Planning It Comes To An End Tonight!

Jorge Manuel and his team start preparing for the annual UPON A STAR contest every October. It takes a lot of hard work to prepare for the contest. There is a certain emotional connection to it since so much energy and time is put into it. The process of finding the most deserving contestant consists of reading through hundreds of entries and assigning a point system to each contestant. A board of judges deliberate sometimes on end in narrowing them down to just six. This year's six contestants are already winners -- winners of the heart! Their stories are motivating and inspiring. A true testament that if you find true love anything is possible! The UPON A STAR contest is all about making dreams come true.

Designer Jorge Manuel tells us what really inspired him to start the contest.

"Growing up in a humble home I saw it first hand when my own sister married. She was in love with a dress my parents simply couldn't afford and she settled for the next best thing. I wanted to make a contest where I can give that bride the one dress she truly loves and making it accessible to her regardless of her wedding budget," explains the designer.

The six finalists have all gather over 2000 votes in the past 2 weeks. Sadly, our contest must claim just one winner and tonight the tallies closes at 12 midnight. Visit if you have not already and meet the final six in the running for the UPON A STAR wedding gown. Read their motivational and inspiring stories and vote for your favorite! But, like in the fairy tales you will only have until midnight to make it count!

To all the finalists that entered we wish you good luck and may the best applicant win!

Winner will be announced at the CELEBRATION UPON A STAR party at HITCHED on  May 18, 2012. If you are in the area and would like to attend please RSVP at or write to us there for more information about the event.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ROCOCO COLLECTION trunk show party at J DEL OLMO BRIDAL GALLERY in Miami, Florida

Miami Brides are in for a treat as the ROCOCO COLLECTION 2012 makes it way to its hometown. J Del Olmo Bridal Gallery and Jorge Manuel proudly present the unveiling of the collection in Miami on Thursday, April 26, 2012 starting at 6 p.m at a Champagne Soiree with local wedding vendor sponsors. The Champagne Soiree will kick off the ROCOCO COLLECTION 2012 weekend trunk show with appearance by the designer. 

If you are in the Miami or surrounding areas and would like to attend the Trunk Show pre-party please inquire or RSVP to either or

Sunday, April 8, 2012

We are proud to announce this year's UPON A STAR finalists!

And here they are! A wonderful group of brides and grooms from all over the U.S. whose love stories captured the hearts of this year's contest judges.

Visit the designer's website and get to meet these couples and their unique stories of love, along with their future wedding plans and decor. 

Log on to starting April 9, 2012 to vote for your favorite couple. We are one step closer to giving away the gorgeous gown to one very lucky bride. All finalists are already winners as Jorge Manuel will give away a custom veil to each of them. Good Luck! and Happy Voting!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Finalists for the UPON A STAR contest have been selected!

The Time Draws Close before the 2nd annual UPON A STAR Win A Couture Wedding Gown Contest by designer Jorge Manuel has a winner!

After weeks of receiving applications from inspiring brides from all states of the U.S. the team at Jorge Manuel and Hitched were able to narrow it down to six (6) finalists. Now its up to you to vote for your favorite love story and couple on the designer's website ( Your vote will help determine the winner and one very lucky bride will win and wear the Bridal gown "Eternal Flame" (Shown below) down the aisle on her wedding day!

Congratulations to all six finalists! Their finalists status already qualifies them for a custom veil by designer Jorge Manuel.  Who will win the coveted dress? Visit on April 9, 2012 to get to know and vote for your favorite finalist!