FARMINGTON — A couple with local ties, Lucas Paul and Christina Quach, on Sunday were named the winners in the 2015 Real Maine Wedding Contest and will have the $100,000 wedding of their dreams.

Paul is a Mt. Blue High School graduate and met Quach at the University of Maine at Farmington, where she was enrolled in the secondary education program. Quach is from Rockland and were planning to have their wedding in that area.

Quach read about the winners in last year’s Real Maine Wedding Contest and she and Paul submitted a two-minute video to enter. Viewers could vote at the Real Maine Wedding website.

For three weeks in March, votes for the three finalists were accepted as part of the final decision-making process. The finalists attended the Freeport Wedding Show on Sunday were Quach and Paul were announced the winners.

“Real Maine Weddings, all the participating vendors, and everyone who voted for us have given us more than we ever dreamed of, and we are overwhelmed with joy,” Christina Quach said after the announcement. “We both love the Midcoast and we are so excited that the community gets to be with us up to and on the special day. Hopefully, we can help everyone else fall in love with Maine and the Midcoast the way we have. After three anxious months, we couldn’t be more excited to start planning!”

Over the next several months, the public will help choose the invitations, the wedding rings, the bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses, the wedding cake and other aspects for the wedding.

The ceremony will take place Friday, Oct. 16, in Camden’s Amphitheater and Harbor Park. Businesses in the Midcoast are donating items or services.

“We can’t even begin to describe how we are feeling,” Christina said. “We can’t stop smiling and our stomachs are filled with excited butterflies.”

 
For those wishing to follow Quach’s and Paul’s journey to the altar, to vote or to view a list of the sponsors, visit http://www.realmaineweddings.com/.

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