And the Winner of PHS & Philadelphia Wedding’s Greatest Groom Contest Is …

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Do you know a guy who’d make the Greatest Groom? Enter our contest at

On November 18th, we launched our second Greatest Groom contest, this time in partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society who were giving away a free wedding (at the Philadelphia Flower Show!) and an all-expenses-paid honeymoon to Ireland for one deserving Philadelphia couple.

Well, we received such a stack of submissions that it was hard to close our little pink folder, and we here at PW and everyone at PHS fell in love with so many amazing couples. But there was one that stood out—the story of a Philadelphia teacher and a Philadelphia police officer—and that we kept coming back to, and so it is they who will be tying the knot on March 5th—Wedding Wednesday—at the Flower Show.

Congrats to Roxanne Wilson and Frank Kennedy!

We’ve been working with Roxanne and Frank to plan their wedding since they were selected about a month ago, and it’s been awesome! (And special props to Frank for not freaking out—they had gotten engaged just a few weeks before finding out they were getting married in just another matter of weeks, and Frank didn’t even know Roxanne had entered them!)

Just two days after finding out they won, Roxanne got her dress at  Unveiled with the help of owner Frannie Erace, and she’s working out the details of her Big-Day look with the fab people at Salon Norman-Dee. They’ve been in touch with Todd Zimmerman at Bryn Mawr’s Pictures by Todd, and the fine folks at Robertson’s Flowers, who are taking care of their party’s decor, and at the Loew’s Hotel, where Frank and Roxanne will spend their wedding night. Their guests already have invites in their hot little hands from  Papertree Studio, and the happy couple is deciding when they’re going to take their totally amazeballs honeymoon to Ireland courtesy of Tourism Ireland!

Frank and Roxanne!

Frank and Roxanne!

Their wedding will be happening the same night as Philadelphia Wedding‘s big event (more on that later!), and we just can’t wait! And actually, the ceremony starts at 5:30pm on the floor of the Flower Show, and is open to the public; all you’ve got to have is a ticket to either the Flower Show or the Wedding Wednesday event, which you can purchase online.

Please join us in congratulating them and wishing them an amazing night and all the best as newlyweds!

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  • Stephanie Stachura Conaghan

    NO couple is more deserving! Two really great people who deserve a really awesome wedding! SO happy for you guys.

  • Lisa O’Neill

    YAY!!!! Congratulations to two VERY deserving people!

  • Courtney Maloney Rowan

    So excited for you both! What a fantastic story!

  • Cindy

    Just want to say how happy and thrilled my daughter and future -son-law won this fairy tale wedding .Both family’s cannot wait for the big day it’s one we will never forget.Thank you to all who were involved in making the finally decision.

  • Barbara Kennedy

    Truly ecstatic to be a part of such an amazing event! My little brother and my best friend getting married. Two very special people that deserve all this and more. They certainly got it right when they chose you guys…thanks to those who made it happen. We can’t wait till the big day!

  • Jessica

    Congratulations Aunt Roxanne and soon to be Uncle Frankie no one could have deserved this more then you two

  • Jen Sadowski

    Congratulations Roxanne and Frankie! May God Bless you on this new step in your lives together. I wish you the best of everything for your married life together

  • Therese Caruso

    I cannot wait to get there! We are so excited for Frank and Roxanne, seems like yesterday I rocked you to sleep in my arms Frank, we wish you all the luck in the world, cannot wait to meet Roxanne, better taper that snow for awhile so we can get there!!!!

  • Jamie Leader-Schnur

    Gotta run out and buy myself a fancy new dress for this swanky affair!! Jealous and so happy for both of you!