Local Couple Awarded Wedding Package Fit for Royalty

Thursday, May 12, 3:00PM

Atlanta, GA  East Cobb native Adam Mourdock and Meredith Murphy, a graduate of McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, won The Avenue’s Wedding Giveaway, a prize package valued at more than $15,000.  Mourdock, who attended Pope High School, is a sergeant in the U.S. Army, where he spent four years overseas as part of a voluntary deployment and is now stationed at Fort McPherson in Atlanta.  Murphy, a teacher at Fernbank Elementary School, was named Georgia’s Physical Education teacher of the year in 2009.


The couple met at an Atlanta Braves game in 2009 when Mourdock was on a two-week leave from Afghanistan.  They spent the next two years travelling around the world, including Germany, Spain, Korea and China, to visit each other, and Mourdock proposed in early 2011 upon moving back to Atlanta.  Their wedding is planned for Sept. 30, 2011.


“Paying for the wedding of our dreams looked like just that – a dream,” said Murphy.  “But thanks to The Avenue and its retailers, our wedding planning is in full swing.”


The $15,000 prize package includes: engagement and wedding rings (Omega Diamond Jewelers),  custom-built bed (Designer Antiques), rehearsal dinner (Aspens Signature Steaks), wedding dress (Bravura), wedding favors (The Chocolaterie Luxury Chocolates), Pilates sessions (Studio Lotus), bride and groom makeovers (Van Michael Salon), bridal shower and attire (e.k. taylor), bridal party accessories and apparel (J. Crew), flower girl and ring bearer attire (Strasburg Children), wine (WineStyles), groom’s attire (JoS. A. Bank), bridal registry party and gifts (Williams-Sonoma), shoes and accessories (Southern Soles) and a massage and facial (Natural Body).


“The Avenue’s unique mix of specialty shopping, dining and spa options makes our shopping centers the ultimate destination for brides and grooms looking for that extra something special to create their perfect day. We are thrilled that our retailers came together to offer this incredible wedding giveaway package to such a deserving couple,” said Megan Jurkovic – senior marketing manager, Cousins Properties.


About The Avenue®

The Avenue, introduced by Cousins Properties Incorporated in 1998, is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with eight locations throughout the Southeast.  The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends.  The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas.  Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its five metro Atlanta locations, or in suburban Nashville, Tenn., suburban Memphis, Tenn. or Viera, Fla.  For more information about The Avenue, please visit


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