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2015 “Best Love Story” in East Tennessee Contest Finalists


Three Knoxville-area couples will compete in the final round of open voting for this year’s “Best Love Story” in East Tennessee contest and fundraiser. The couple with the most votes also wins a grand prize wedding photography or cinematography package worth $2,000 from Knoxville’s premier wedding photography and cinematography company, Knox Wedding Creative.

Three East Tennessee couples have made the final round of the 2015 “Best Love Story” contest and fundraiser sponsored by Knox Wedding Creative. The finalists will compete for the grand prize during a one-week final round of open voting from April 21 to April 27, 2015. There are a variety of ways to vote online and on social media, but the contest is also fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee by allowing donations to count toward couples’ vote totals.

Couples were invited to submit their love story in essay form during February and March with the opportunity to win a grand prize wedding photography or cinematography package worth $2,000 from the contest sponsor, Knox Wedding Creative, a Knoxville-based wedding photography and videography company. Only three couples were selected for the final round of voting after all submissions were reviewed.

The three local finalists include Contessa Leverett and Francois Pierre, Anna Gray and Matthew Ibrahim, and Mia Sage Lowry and Bryan Beason.

Knoxville Wedding Photographer - Contessa Leverett

FINALIST: Francois lost all his family photographs when his family escaped the war-torn country of Liberia, West Africa to move to the United States, where he has fallen in love with Contessa.

This is the first year of East Tennessee’s “Best Love Story” contest and fundraiser, which is the brainchild of local entrepreneur and the owner of the contest’s sponsor, Ben K. Moser. Moser says he founded Knox Wedding Creative from a very personal desire to provide area couples a better alternative for documenting, sharing, and passing their love story to future generations of their new family.

“Our mission is to tell a couple’s love story in the medium, quality, and style that it truly deserves,” said Moser. “After their passing in 2000, my grandparent’s love story is lost to history and I have no opportunity to learn and pass on the legacy of how my family began. Now, I spend my time capturing and preserving a couple’s love story for them and the next five generations of their family.”

Knoxville Wedding Videography - Anna Gray

FINALIST: Matthew moved to Knoxville and fell in love with Anna in the 4th grade. Soon, their childhood romance will blossom into a marriage.

In an effort to share great love stories of local couples with the world, promote the importance of document and preserving every couple’s love story, and help a local charity, Knox Wedding Creative began the “Best Love Story” in East Tennessee contest and fundraiser this year. The contest’s sponsor added a significant incentive to the contest by providing a grand prize of a wedding package worth $2,000, which will go to the top vote-getter after voting ends on April 27, 2015.

Knoxville Wedding Videographer - Mia Sage Lowry

FINALIST: Mia Sage and Bryan were randomly brought together by a life and death situation, and together, they’ve now made it through multiple life and death events to finally be able to tie the knot.

Unlimited votes can be cast by any individual for any of the three finalist couples. Votes can be cast by ballot or donation at Knox Wedding Creative’s website, Facebook, TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, or Google+ accounts starting April 21, 2015. For more information about how to vote and to learn more about the couples’ love stories, visit

More information about Knox Wedding Creative can be found here. More information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee can be found here.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Ben K. Moser, please contact Knox Wedding Creative via phone (865.229.6673) or email (

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