TLC’s JUMPING THE BROOM Red Carpet Wedding Contest Gives Couples the Chance to Get Married or Renew Their Vows at the Star-Studded Hollywood Premiere of the Upcoming Film, JUMPING THE BROOM



TLC’s JUMPING THE BROOM RED CARPET WEDDING CONTEST, sponsored by Discovery Communications, gives one lucky couple the opportunity to be married or renew their vows by the renowned best-selling author Bishop TD Jakes on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the new film, JUMPING THE BROOM. The winning couple will also receive travel and accommodations for eight friends and family members to join them on their special day. Travel to the premiere will be provided by from American Airlines and SLS Hotels.

From March 23 through April 5, contestants can visit the contest site and submit a photo of themselves along with an essay of 150 words or less recounting their love story. TLC will assign judges who will choose three finalists. The finalists’ essays will be posted online for public voting, beginning April 12 and lasting through April 18.  During the public voting period, visitors to the contest site will be able to vote for their favorite couple along with a designer wedding gown and an exotic honeymoon destination for the winning couple to receive as part of the Grand Prize. The wedding dress choices are provided by Priscilla of Boston and the Caribbean honeymoon destination is provided by from American Airlines and Sandals Resorts – The Luxury Included® Honeymoon Package – featuring luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining, premium brand drinks, daily & nightly entertainment, land & water sports including snorkeling and scuba diving. Bridal makeup from Fashion Fair Cosmetics and hair stylist from Ultra Sheen Ultra Care for the bride will also be provided.



JUMPING THE BROOM is a hilarious wedding-themed comedy that depicts the collision of worlds when two families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds are forced to spend the weekend together for a wedding on Martha’s Vineyard.  The film stars Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Julie Bowen, Romeo Miller, DeRay Davis, Valerie Pettiford and Mike Epps, and is directed by Salim Akil, and produced by Bishop TD Jakes and Tracey Edmonds.



TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network for women, TLC has built successful franchises around the Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress and Police Women brands. In 2010, 31 series averaged 1.0 million viewers or more including Sister Wives, Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting, LA Ink, and What Not To Wear.

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JUMPING THE BROOM opens in theatres nationwide Friday, May 6.

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