Alpharetta Lovebirds Win $350,000 Fairytale Wedding at The Hotel at Avalon


Breast cancer nurse and fiancé selected out of dozens of contestants for luxe giveaway

“Avalon Says I Do” launched in August to find the perfect couple to receive an extravagant dream wedding at The Hotel at Avalon, and the winners have officially been announced. Nicole Garsh and Spencer Franks from Alpharetta, Georgia, will get married at Avalon and the brand-new boutique hotel in spring 2018.

Last night, at the Avalon Says I Do Sip & Stroll wedding planning event with over 140 brides in attendance, Garsh and Franks were announced as the winners of the contest, which includes every detail to craft their perfect day. From esteemed planner Suzanne Reinhard Events to décor and design services from Bold Catering + Design to catering, cake, bachelor and bachelorette parties, attire for all including the bridal gown and so much more from Avalon’s retailers, The Hotel at Avalon and local Atlanta wedding vendors, nothing has been overlooked.

Garsh is a nurse in the breast cancer ward at Northside Hospital, and she met Franks at an oncology office, so it’s particularly fitting that they were awarded this incredible experience during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lovebirds have a large, close-knit family from several different countries, and are excited to fly them all to Avalon for the big day.

“We wanted a truly special, deserving couple to have a fairytale wedding at The Hotel at Avalon and we couldn’t be more ecstatic to have found Spencer and Nicole,” said Carla Cox, director of marketing at Avalon. “We can’t wait for them to work with Suzanne and Atlanta’s top wedding vendors to create their perfect day and an amazing memory that they and their family and friends will cherish for years to come.”

Avalon asked adorable couples vying for their dream wedding to submit a short video telling their story and why they deserve an all-expenses-paid, destination experience. The soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Franks won the hearts of Avalon’s social media followers in an open voting, and thanks to support from their family, friends and local community were selected as the winners.

“We actually found out about the Avalon Says I Do contest while we were touring The Hotel at Avalon as a potential wedding venue,” said Garsh. “We wanted a southern-meets-cosmopolitan vibe and a destination experience for our international families, and when we heard that Avalon was giving away our dream wedding we jumped on the opportunity. We’re so grateful to everyone who voted for us and can’t wait to start planning our perfect day!”

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About Avalon

Avalon is a new experience in the timeless art of living well. In the heart of Alpharetta, this sustainably designed, 86-acre development with more than 500,000 square feet of retail, a 12-screen all premium theater, planned conference center and full-service hotel, Class A office, single-family residences and luxury rental homes infuses resort-level hospitality throughout a walkable, seamlessly connected community of shopping, dining, entertainment, living and working. It’s more than just another place to go, it’s a place to be — a hub of local art and activity that delivers the luxury of the modern South. At 2.4 million square feet and more than $1 billion, Avalon is one of the largest projects currently underway in the United States. You can find more updates on Avalon at its website, Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter profile.

About The Hotel at Avalon

The Hotel at Avalon is a luxury 330-key Autograph Collection hotel anchoring Avalon, the experiential 86-acre mixed-use community in the affluent North Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Georgia. Bringing the Autograph Collection brand’s values of vision, design and craft to life, The Hotel at Avalon joins a distinguished portfolio of more than 100 independent hotels around the world that are exactly like nothing else. Here, graceful, modern Southern hospitality is infused throughout a walkable community of shopping, dining, lodging, working, and entertaining, all in the heart of Alpharetta. Flowing from the hotel, the new Alpharetta Conference Center provides the area’s premier meetings and events destination. For more information, visit

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