In 2009, Elizabeth Wilks was sitting on Santa's lap at a Christmas festival in New Orleans when her longtime love, Colin Van Dervort, got down on one knee and popped the question. Liz said yes, jolly old St. Nick teared up, and Colin was overjoyed.
Soon it was time to set a date, and the couple began to feel overwhelmed. They heard that Martha Stewart Weddings and Sandals Resorts were holding a contest with an incredible prize: an all-expenses-paid wedding at Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas.
Two months later they found out they were finalists. And then, live on the Martha Stewart Show, they found out they'd won.
Here, Elizabeth and Colin share a moment at the water's edge. "The ocean was my 'something blue,'" says the bride. Her Badgley Mischka gown and his custom suit are from Kleinfeld.