Pensacola, Florida
Saturday June 24th 2017


Corey Coates and Sarah Slomski

Age: Corey: 30 Sarah: 25
Day Job: Sarah: personnel psychologist for the Navy Corey: student at UWF
Resident Since: Both: 2009
Dating Since: 2008

Who proposed to who?
Sarah: He proposed to me.

How did he do it?
Sarah: He surprised me at home one night.
Corey: I dont surprise her very often. I skipped my night class the day after Valentines Day and moved my car so Sarah wouldnt know I had skipped. I made a runway of candles to the bedroom, where I waited with our song (Use Somebody by Kings of Leon) playing in the background. It was three years exactly after our first date.

Name two things you agree on.
Sarah: We both would rather spend money on adventures than material things.
Corey: Yeah, we just recently went backpacking.
Sarah: And our families, up in Wisconsin, are very important to us.

Name two things you disagree on.
Sarah: Corey doesnt mind large crowds.
Corey: Yeah, Sarah is more quiet.
Sarah: Corey is more of a cat person, I like dogs.
Corey: But I like dogs, I dont want to go on record as not liking dogs! (They laugh)

If your relationship was a board game, which one would it be?
Sarah: Scrabble, because we build off of each other.
Corey: Well thats boring, why not Battleship? (He laughs)

If you had to have a themed wedding, what theme would you pick?
Sarah: Maybe sports themed?
Corey: Yeah, you could wear a cheerleading costume.

Whats the one you absolutely dont want at your wedding or reception?
Sarah: I just tried baba ghanoush for the first time and I hated it. No baba ghanoush.

Whats one thing you absolutely must have at your wedding?
Corey: A live band is a must.

What is more important to youthe ceremony or the reception?
Corey: The reception.
Sarah: The ceremony. We can have a party at any point.

What will your first dance song be?
Both: Use Somebody by Kings of Leon

Do you have a Twitter or Facebook page? and

Let’s say you’re at an open bar weddingwhat’s she drinking? And him?
Sarah: A good beer.
Corey: A martini one that doesnt taste like alcohol.

If you could have any band/musician/DJ/pop star in the world (alive or dead) play your wedding, who would it be?
Corey: Kings of Leon. But we liked them before they were cool.

Why do you deserve a free wedding?
Corey: Pensacola is very important to us as a couple, but our families would not be able to afford to come down.
Sarah: With the resources wed save, they could be here for our wedding.

How are you going to campaign and get out the vote?
Corey: Ill be doing a lot of marketing, Im sure.

If you dont win the free wedding, when will you tie the knot?
Corey: Well have a ceremony this year in Pensacola, with a reception back home in Wisconsin next summer for our family.

Have you ever won anything else exciting like this before?
Sarah: No, were not big on sweepstakes usually.