Lesbian couple who won dream wedding contest withdraws due to family illness

Staff Reports

FREEPORT, Maine — The lesbian couple from Maine who won a magazine’s dream wedding contest is withdrawing because one woman’s father is in poor health.

Real Maine Weddings on Friday announced contest winners Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Currie are stepping down because Currie’s father’s health has worsened and they want to focus time on their family.

The Portland couple won the contest last month.

Jenna Eagleton and Caroline Currie
Photo courtesy Russell Caron Wedding Photography

Eagleton and Currie had planned to get married in October in Kennebunkport. Their $100,000 prize included the reception, a wedding dress, tuxedos, rings, flowers, and limousine service.

As part of winning the contest, the couple had to agree to participate in a social media campaign and allow the public to the opportunity to vote on many aspects of their wedding.

The magazine previously said Currie’s father has leukemia.

A Kennebunk couple will now receive the top prize.

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

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