Whether they’re over-the-top, small family gatherings, or a quick trip to Vegas, weddings are always memorable. To celebrate one of life’s most momentous occasions, Gaylord Hotels is launching a Most Memorable Weddings Sweepstakes.

Sometimes the best part of a wedding day is planned and sometimes a surprise becomes the ultimate memory of the day; whether it’s a perfect sunset, a dance routine down the aisle, or the hilarious best man’s speech. With Gaylord Hotels’ new Most Memorable Weddings Sweepstakes, anyone can log on to share and enjoy wedding memories through the eyes of the bride, groom, flower girl, or even the wedding officiant.

From now through October 31, 2010, everyone is encouraged to visit www.mostmemorableweddings.com and post photos, stories and/or videos of their favorite wedding memories for a chance to win a getaway for two to a Gaylord Hotels resort.

“The thing about weddings is that no matter how hard you plan, the most memorable moments are usually the unplanned ones,” said Amy A. Atkinson, vice president of leisure marketing and public relations for Gaylord Hotels. “As experts in hosting and executing these occasions, we have learned from experience that what makes weddings really special are these situations. And since we can all relate, either as a participant or a guest, we’ve created a forum for everyone to share their stories.”

The winning entry, which will be randomly chosen, will be awarded a Grand Prize trip for two to one of the four Gaylord Hotels, located in or near some of the country’s most desirable destinations, including Washington, D.C., Orlando, Nashville and Dallas.

The sweepstakes prize includes two nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast buffet, one spa treatment per person at Relâche Spa and roundtrip coach air on Southwest Airlines.