Brides Across America Visits Bacio Bacio In July

Brides Across America is celebrating its 11th year of giving back by supporting heroes, honoring veterans, active military and first responders with Operation Wedding Gown. This year, the nonprofit is rolling out a new campaign called “United in Love” to honor the sacrifices of servicemen and women.

Brides Across America, along with partner salons, will be hosting a nationwide celebration of gifting during the month of July. Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon will host its event July 6-13, along with participating salons in select communities across the country. Bacio Bacio is located in Kobosko’s Crossing at 9160 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington.

Salons will offer a selection of designer wedding gowns with values up to $6,000 and sizes ranging from 0 to 24.

Allowing love to play the starring role and minimize wedding-related financial stress for our nation’s heroes is what Brides Across America is all about. Founded in 2008 by Heidi Janson, the nonprofit originated Operation Wedding Gown and over the past 11 years has made it possible to give back in a mighty way by gifting more than 22,000 wedding gowns and hosting 22 amazing gifted weddings across the country. With wedding dresses and accessories costing an average of $2,000, the lifted expense is evident.

It’s easy to register. Visit and select the event you would like to attend, fill out the registration form and call your selected salon to make an appointment. Military and first responders who have served over the past five years qualify for a free wedding gown.

Making dreams come true is the life work of Heidi Janson, founder of Brides Across America. “Every bride deserves to have that fairytale wedding, especially our military and first responders who serve us on a daily basis,” she said. “I felt compelled to give back and make a difference for our heroes sacrificing their lives.”

Brides Across America recently opened its first outlet and online shop to support its continued efforts. You can shop the new outlet at

Bacio Bacio has been serving brides since 2006 providing a wide range of wedding gowns, as well as dresses for bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, flower girls and tuxedo selections. For more info., visit