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Lesbian couple wins $100,000 Maine ‘dream wedding’ contest

Sunday, March 24, 2013

FREEPORT, Maine — A Maine magazine has awarded a dream wedding valued up to $100,000 to a same-sex couple in its annual wedding contest.

Real Maine Weddings says Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Currie of Portland were chosen from among three finalist couples. The announcement was made Sunday at the Maine Wedding Association Bridal Show in Freeport.

Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Currie
Photo courtesy Russell Caron Wedding Photography

“Now that the winning couple has been chosen, wedding planning will soon begin!” reports Real Maine Weddings.

Eagleton and Currie plan to get married in October in Kennebunkport. Their prize includes the reception, a wedding dress, tuxedos, rings, flowers, and limousine service.

As part of the planning, the public will have the opportunity to vote on many aspects of the couple’s wedding via Real Maine Weddings’ Facebook page.

Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry in Maine since late December after voters approved a same-sex marriage referendum in November.

The magazine said couples enter the giveaway by submitting a video to the magazine’s website saying why they deserve a free dream wedding.

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39 more reader comments:

  1. lovely

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:56pm
  2. congrats

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:56pm
  3. Gracie Fry Amy Dolloff

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:56pm
  4. I didn’t notie they were both women.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:57pm
  5. Awesome ! Congrats…..

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:57pm
  6. holy shit that is an adorable couple <3 congratulations and God bless!! ^_^

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:58pm
  7. It’s fucked up how we are told weddings are supposed to be this ridiculously expensive celebrations. That couple could use that 100k to get a good start. I’m not saying you can’t spend money on your wedding, but I find it would be more productive if actually used to build something more than a one day memory.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:58pm
  8. Congrats

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 5:58pm
  9. Awesome!! Congrats!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:00pm
  10. “I didn’t notie they were both women”
    Har har. SO clever. AMAZING that you were the fastest sperm in the bunch.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:00pm
  11. Exactly, Tommy Cordero. It’s a ONE-DAY memory. it only happens ONCE. More than that, THEN it becomes nothing.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:00pm
  12. SO happy for you guys! I am an ally waiting and voting for the day when it won’t require a trip to any state outside your own to receive equal treatment under our laws! <3 =

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:00pm
  13. Maine is the best :)

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:00pm
  14. Awesome!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:01pm
  15. wow how awesome for you two!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:03pm
  16. ahhwwwww, awesome!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:05pm
  17. Congratulations.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:05pm
  18. The one on the left looks like a dude kinda.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:06pm
  19. atta girls!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:07pm
  20. That is so very wonderful!!!!!!!! :-)

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:08pm
  21. They look like a cute couple :) congrats to them.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:08pm
  22. aww good for them! :D

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:20pm
  23. Tommy, I fully intense to spend at least 100k on my wedding. Mostly because I want together married at Disneyland, and if I’m going that far, I’m going all out.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:25pm
  24. About time.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:26pm
  25. omg! they are soooo kewt!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:27pm
  26. Wonderful/ They look like a great couple.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:35pm
  27. congrats you to both of you beautiful ladies…i wish you all the happiness in the world

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 6:40pm
  28. Fantastic! Congratulations to them! Yaaaaay!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:01pm
  29. First, congrats on winning guys!!!

    Second, what a cute couple you make!

    Third, damn, my wedding cost like $3,000 including my honeymoon. Wish I could spent that much on it!!!

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:12pm
  30. And on top of that they are beautiful.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:56pm
  31. That’s awesome

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 8:55pm
  32. <3

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 9:01pm
  33. Congrats, ladies

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 10:31pm
  34. congrats!!!! may your union be forever blessed.

    Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 11:01pm
  35. They are cute, but look a tad like sisters.

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1:05am
  36. Congrats

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1:05am
  37. Alright!

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1:38am
  38. We spent practically nothing on our wedding, it was paid for the moment it was over. Nearly all our friends and family attended and we had a great time. That was 16 years ago.

    I think it’s great that they won, good for them. Of course it’s not NECESSARY to spend that much on a wedding, but I’m sure it will be a lovely ceremony to remember. :)

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 4:40am
  39. congrat’s

    Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 10:46am