Published: Jul 08, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 08, 2013 2:44 PM EDT

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Brides Across America will partner with Charlotte Bridal Boutique & Formalwear to make wedding dreams come true for many military brides.

Charlotte Bridal Boutique & Formalwear will host a wedding gown giveaway, donating designer gowns as a special thanks to America's service men and women.

The annual event is happening at the Port Charlotte salon July 8th and 9th.

For military brides who are interested in participating in the giveaway, please visit the www.bridesacrossamerica.com to register for the event, then phone the shop at 941-255-1205 to set your appointment time.

Many military brides find it difficult to plan their "fairy tale" wedding due to deployment, injury or economic circumstances. Brides Across America founder Heidi Janson wants to continue making dreams come true.

"This is a Cinderella moment that any bride would dream about!" states Heidi Janson. Brides are encouraged to bring a photo of their fiancé to share their story while shopping for their perfect wedding gown.

In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed, have a future deployment, or have been deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Libya, Kuwait, Korea, or Japan. Brides must pre-register for the event and identification and deployment papers must be presented at the event to qualify.