A video by a lesbian couple in Maine won a public vote contest put on by Real Maine Weddings magazine. The couple was given a wedding, including the reception, a wedding dress, tuxedos, rings, flowers, and limousine service, valued up to $100,000 in the third annual contest.
Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Currie were among three finalist couples, and the only same-sex couple. Their two-minute video outlines how the couple met in 2008 and came to grips with the fact they might never get married in the state they call home. Maine passed marriage equality the same night President Obama was reelected last November.
Real Maine Weddings' Editor, Melanie Brooks, told WLBZ that the couple will be the first same-sex couple featured in their magazine.
“I hope that this shows that couples of all ages, of all backgrounds, and now they can be a same sex couple,” Brooks said. “Really the sky's the limit. Anybody can win this contest.”
This prize comes at the perfect time for Eagleton and Currie. They had postponed their own wedding plans because of financial problems but wanted to tie the knot in 2014.The two were looking to move up their 2014 wedding plans due to Currie’s father suffering from leukemia. Now he can attend their wedding.
The pair plans to marry in Kennebunkport, Maine in October.
WATCH: Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Currie’s winning video