Congratulations Kirsten & Christian!
San Diego, CA
After 4 weeks of excitement for DreamPlanGo voters and 6 love-struck couples, and after more than 8,000 votes, the results are in. On the most romantic day of the year, Valentine's Day, Kirsten and Christian were announced as the winners of the DreamPlanGo and Starwood Honeymoon of a Lifetime contest! They will enjoy an amazing honeymoon to Hawaii, including airfare from Hawaiian Air and a 4-night stay at a beautiful Starwood resort. Enjoy your trip, Kirsten and Christian!
Thank you, to all the voters and contestants for your participation!
Meet our winners, Kirsten and Christian...
How did the couple meet?
We met in the most unlikely situation. We’re both in the military and met on deployment to Afghanistan in 2013. My husband left to head back to the states one month before me, but we had to be in two different states. He decided not to spend Christmas with his family so he could be with me and my family over the holiday. This was our first time seeing each other in the U.S.! He then proposed on Valentine’s Day and we married April 3, 2014. Since leaving Afghanistan, we’ve been in a long distance relationship. We got married quickly so we could be stationed in the same place.
What do they find unique about each other?
Christian: Kirsten is such a goofball! But she has a way about her that just makes me want to do anything in the world for her. There's never been one moment of doubt from the day I first saw her that I was going to marry that girl.
Kirsten: The way he makes me laugh, even if I'm fuming mad, wins my heart every time. He is passionate about everything he does, and he is passionate about me. Not to sound selfish, but that's a really great feeling. To find someone who loves you as much as you love them. He truly makes me happy in every sense.
What are some of their favorite things to do together?
We love to do everything together! Honestly. We play video games, walk the beach, have movie marathons, and cook awesome meals. We both love animals, so we make trips to the Zoo, and aquariums. We frequently visit the comic book stores since Christian is a nerd at heart, and I (Kirsten) am learning more about it.
What else should voters know about them as a couple?
We have a love for life, and don't think time and energy should be wasted on negative things. Everyone has disagreements and nobody is perfect, but after being separated so long, our relationship has strengthened. We can communicate better, and the time we have with each other is never taken for granted. We appreciate every second we are given, together or apart.
Why should voters choose this couple?
We want this honeymoon more than anything! After an entire year of separation, a very small wedding with no family and no money for a honeymoon, this would be the perfect gift.