BLACKSBURG, Va. -

A lucky bride from Roanoke won't have to worry about paying for her upcoming wedding.

Heather Hale and her fiance, Ryan Otoole, are the winners of the "Make a Wedding Wish Come True" contest, hosted by NRV Bridals and Events.

Otoole is a member of the United States military, and right now he's serving in Afghanistan.

Organizers of the contest wanted to help an economically challenged couple have the wedding of their dreams at no cost.

"We're gifting them a wedding for up to 30 people and we have lots of vendors that are giving their services and helping us make this come true," said Chief Executive Officer Barbara Newton.

Hale and Otoole will have their wedding at Virginia Tech's War Memorial Chapel, which is offering its venue for free.

This is the 4th year for the contest.