Connecticut Couple In Running To Win Concert Wedding

Connecticut’s Josh Dailey and Sara Senko are getting married, and they’d like Hozier, Of Monsters and Men, Passion Pit, Death Cab for Cutie, Walk the Moon, Vance Joy and AWOLNATION to play the reception.

Dailey, 30, and Senko, 29, entered a two-minute video -- banged out in one furious 10-hour stretch of filming and editing -- into Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5 8th Birthday Show contest. If they get the most votes, the couple will tie the knot at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J. on Sunday, May 10, complete with a first-dance serenade by Vance Joy.

“It’s a concert we were already planning on going to anyway,” Dailey said, "so we thought it would be a cool opportunity to get married in the backdrop of something we already enjoyed.”Voting ends on Sunday, April 5, at 11:59 p.m.

Of the 18 video submissions posted on the contest website, Dailey and Senko’s entry (the only one from Connecticut) currently has the greatest number of YouTube views (by a slim margin), but that doesn’t indicate where they standing in the actual voting. “We’re at least in the running and in the mix,” Dailey said.

Last August, Dailey, a sales consultant with AT&T, and Senko, a school social worker in Bridgeport, had their first date at a Slide Brothers concert.

“Neither of us had actually heard of the band,” Dailey said, “but we ended up having an amazing time. By the end of the night, Dailey and Senko were clapping and singing along, and Dailey later made Senko a mixtape of Slide Brothers songs.

“It was the first time I’d ever asked someone to be my girlfriend. We figured it was serendipitous to meet at a concert and get married at a concert.”

The video, which tells the story of their relationship through images and lyrics by the bands who’ll appear at the concert, is undeniably adorable.

“We put together a story of how we met and how music has brought us together,” Dailey said. “We’ve had to venture outside of the state to see some of the bands we’ve wanted to see, but it’s been worth it.” Since their first date, the couple has traveled to concerts in five different states and has seen over 30 bands together.

Contest winners receive wedding bands (up to $1,000 in value), a Caribbean honeymoon, a private reception for up to 40 people, some pretty awesome bragging rights and a fantastic story to tell their grandchildren someday.

If they don’t win, they’ll still get hitched, Dailey said, but only after the expected planning period.

“We weren’t planning on getting married as quickly,” Dailey said, “but this would make it easier on the planning side of things. We’re going to the concert either way.”

Vote for Dailey and Senko (“Sara & Josh”) here.

Correction: an earlier version of the story stated this was the first time Dailey had asked someone to be his girlfriend, period. Also, the mixtape was not songs by the Slide Brothers.

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