Apr 04, 2011 at 05:15 PM
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Carnival Activates Race Sponsorship With Finish Line Wedding Ceremony

Ever heard of an in-kind wedding ceremony and honeymoon? Carnival Cruise Lines' Race to the Altar contest was part of its sponsorship of Charleston's 10K Cooper River Bridge Run, the third largest 10K race in the U.S. Following a nationwide search, Carnival selected Andy Cook and Tina Berwanger as the winning couple based on their inspiring personal story. Immediately following the 10K run, which the couple ran in custom-designed wedding attire, they were married in a beach-themed ceremony

“The wedding in Marion Square was the kind of spontaneous and fun experience that Carnival creates for our guests,” said Jim Berra, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Carnival Cruise Lines. “This was our second year as a sponsor of the Cooper River Bridge Run, which is a great event and a wonderful opportunity to show our support for Charleston and MUSC Children’s Hospital.”