Portsmouth Couple Wins “Happily Ever Hitched” Wedding at Sunset Beach Resort

Portsmouth Couple Wins “Happily Ever Hitched” Wedding at Sunset Beach Resort

With wedding plans derailed by her father’s passing shortly after becoming engaged, bride wins destination wedding on the Chesapeake Bay

Cape Charles, VA., (September19, 2017) – Sunset Beach Resort, a newly renovated luxury campsite, has announced Brooke Robinson, 31, and Justin Austin, 36, of Portsmouth, Va. as winners of the “Happily Ever Hitched” wedding contest. Beating out over 80 submissions, the couple has won a comprehensive fall wedding package for a sunset wedding on October 19, 2017. To win, Robinson submitted the story of how she and Austin met and why they wanted to be Happily Ever Hitched at Sunset Beach Resort. The two met in January 2011 aboard a party bus for a mutual friend’s birthday celebration. When the bus broke down along a highway, Austin came to Robinson’s rescue by arranging an escape. “We ended up getting a ride in the same car, and haven’t left each other’s side since that freezing night,” Robinson recalled. The couple became engaged in October 2016, but Robinson sadly lost her father to cancer later that month. “The beginning of our engagement was a very difficult time for us. It was hard to be happy about planning the wedding day I had always dreamt of spending with my father,” said Robinson. “Winning this wedding is a dream come true; we are so excited to get married without all the stress of planning, surrounded by our friends and family.” The wedding package, worth $15,000, includes:

• Sunset ceremony on a private beach • Reception at on-site restaurant, The Jackspot • Three night accommodations at the resort • Entertainment • Officiating by Pastor Kelvin Jones • Flowers by Sea Glass Floral & Little Miss Lovely • Hair by Melanie Widgeon • Makeup by Sarah Beth Perry • Wedding cake by Incredible Edibles • Wedding planning by Alison to the Altar • Photography by Lt Grey

As seasonal campers in Virginia Beach, Robinson found Sunset Beach Resort while researching new places to take the family’s camper. “My family swears I won the contest because my dad is looking out for me – the many family trips in his camper are what inspired my love for camping, especially in the fall.” Sunset Beach Resort is hard at work to make Brooke’s dream a reality. “We wanted to do something special for our community to share our amazing sunsets,” said Deserie Lawrence, Chief Marketing Officer for Blue Water Development, which owns Sunset Beach Resort. “Few things are more special than a wedding, and we are honored to host Brooke and Justin’s dream wedding on our private beach.” With so many heartwarming submissions, Blue Water awarded secondary prizes to select runners-up which include a vow renewal ceremony, romantic package giveaway and gift cards to The Jackspot. “We were touched by so many stories, we couldn’t stop at just one winner,” Lawrence added. Learn more about the Happily Ever Hitched package at http://happilyeverhitched.com.

About Sunset Beach Resort Newly renovated Sunset Beach Resort is an up and coming family vacation destination. Located just outside the heart of Cape Charles, Virginia and one quarter mile north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Sunset Beach Resort boasts southern hospitality and the best sunsets around. For more information visit www.sunsetbeachva.com. About Blue Water Development Corporation Founded by Jack and Todd Burbage in 2002, Blue Water Development Corporation is a real estate developer specializing in commercial and hospitality properties operating mainly in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Blue Water’s diverse portfolio includes three luxury RV resort properties: The Resort at Massey’s Landing in Millsboro, Del., KOA – Chincoteague Island in Chincoteague, Va., and Sunset Beach RV Resort in Cape Charles, Va.; four hotels: Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, The Commander Hotel in Ocean City, Md., Aloft Hotel in Ocean City, Md., and Fairfield Inn & Suites on Chincoteague Island; and three recreational venues: Blue Water Golf, Maui Jacks Waterpark in Chincoteague, Va., and Sea Rocket in Ocean City, Md. Raising the bar in the real estate industry, Blue Water has earned a stellar reputation for its commitment and dedication to the development and constant improvement of superior properties known for their sophisticated designs, gracious floor plans and superior amenities. For more information visit www.bluewaterdevelopmentcorp.com