A same-sex couple from Maine have won a $100k dream wedding courtesy of a wedding and lifestyle magazine.
An American gay couple have been given thousands of dollars for their dream wedding.
Jenna Eagleton, and partner Caroline Currie, took part in Real Maine Weddings magazine's third annual competition in the hope of winning the $100k (€77k) prize.
Contestants were asked to make a video saying why they deserve to win the prize which will buy them a reception, wedding dress, tuxedos, rings, flowers and a limousine service.
The Portland couple had already planned a wedding for 2014 but Currie’s dad, who has leukaemia, asked the couple to move the wedding forward to make sure he would be there.
Their touching story helped them win the prize, which was awarded to them at the Maine Wedding Association Bridal Show on Sunday (24 March).
Their entry video received over 34,000 votes in 10 weeks.
Last November, a gay-marriage referendum was approved in Maine making it one of the first US states by popular vote to allow gay-marriage.
On their website, the magazine said: ‘Thanks to Maine voters taking to the polls to voice their support for the legalization of same-sex marriages in the state, we were able to open the contest to same-sex couples this year.’
After winning, Currie told WCSH6 Portland: ‘It really shows that [yes] this is OK – this is right and this is the way things are.’
Eagleton went on to say ‘love is love’.
The pair plan to marry in Kennebunkport, Maine in October.