PHOTO BY CHELSEA HARGIS OF BACKROADS PHOTOGRAPHY
Chelsea Hargis and Michael Heater are the winners of Spin-A-Round Sound Wedding DJ Giveaway, an online contest hosted by Extol Magazine and Spin-A-Round Sound.
The Elizabethtown couple was one of three finalists chosen after submitting their entry (see an edited version below) before allowing the public to weigh-in. The grand-prize winners ran away with the majority of votes and have won a full wedding night deejay package, including a four-hour reception or wedding/reception service, two deejays, DMX-controlled light show – which includes four DMX moving head lights, 12 par lights with two eight-feet truss stands, two four-feet truss stands and 10 uplights – for a total package valued at $2,000.
“We are overjoyed to have won this amazing prize,” Chelsea said. “When I signed up, I never thought in my wildest dreams that we would ever be selected along with the other couples, let alone win.”
The pair is already working with Todd White and his Spin-A-Round Sound team to plan their dream day.
“Our wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at College Heights United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky,” said Chelsea. “We are dancing our first dance as husband and wife to Hozier’s ‘Work Song.’ About a year or so ago, we were riding in the truck one day and Mike played it for me, and that has become our song. Mike and Charlee, our daughter, will be accompanying me and my father during our father/daughter dance. We are dancing to a slowed down version of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child of Mine.’
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Chelsea Hargis’ Winning Entry
Hello my name is Chelsea Hargis, and my fiance Michael Heater and I have been together three years in March.
On Dec. 25, 2017, my now-fiance Michael Heater and I woke up like any normal morning. OK, it was not exactly normal because it was Christmas Day, and our 4-year-old daughter was excited to open presents.
After all of the wrapping paper had settled down, Mike told me I had one more present to open and handed me an envelope with a beautiful poem inside. After reading the poem, I was given a box that I assumed had a gift in it. Instead, there was a note that read, “Haha gotcha, now turn on the TV and press play!”
There was a video preloaded onto the screen. In it, Mike turned around in a chair – very Dr. Evil-style – stroking our cat. As he started to talk, he revealed he was his evil twin brother Ike Heater, and he had stolen my gift and poisoned Mike (who, sitting nearby o the couch, pretended to collapse, which I later found out was his way of inconspicuously being able to be down on one knee to propose).
Our daughter started to yell at the TV because the evil man hurt her daddy, but soon we led on a scavenger hunt around our house. After all of the clues were collected, there was a piece of a riddle on each one that prompted me to read the last words of each which read, “Chelsea, will you marry me?”
Mike was now down on one knee with a ring in his hand I instantly started to cry (and not a pretty cry either – full-on ugly cry). Instead of saying yes, I asked him if he was messing with me because this was something I had wanted for a while now. He said he was not joking and that I still hadn’t given him an answer. I said yes, of course, and then we shared a kiss and a hug. It was the most elaborate way to propose I have ever seen. It was so thought out and something I will never forget.
*This entry has been edited for publication purposes.
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