And the 2014 Cutest Couple in Texoma is…
Congratulations to Jake and Jeanette VanDonge! They have been voted the Cutest Couple in Texoma!
It was a tight race throughout the contest, but Jake and Jeanette pulled ahead in the end raking in 901 of the 5,246 total votes and a spectacular win. Not only do Jake and Jeanette get the coveted title of Cutest Couple in Texoma, but we are also hooking them up with dinner for two at Rib Crib, two Carmike movie passes, a beautiful flower arrangement from The Basket Case & Flower Shop, and a $50 gift certificate to The Browse Shop.
Jake and Jeanette are high school sweethearts and were married on August 8, 2008 at 8:08. They both work for KFDX in Wichita Falls, Jeanette as part of the creative services team and Jake as a videographer/photographer. In addition to their day jobs, Jake and Jeanette also work as a husband and wife photography team running VanD Photography. Jake also told us that he and Jeanette have a pet project they call Eat Local Texoma. The goal of the project is to motivate our community to make more local choices when eating out. Jake and Jeanette go across Texoma and eat at at least one local restaurant a week and then share their recommendations on the Eat Local Texoma Facebook page.
Jake and Jeanette have a strong positive presence in the Wichita Falls community and truly are the epitome of adorable.
But wait, there's more!
Our runners up in the cutest couple contest are Brock Gandy and Brook Snodgrass. These two good lookin' Texomans from Ringling, Oklahoma - just east of Waurika - proved to be tough competition for Jake and Jeanette, finishing out with 783 votes. As second place winners, Brock and Brook will be getting a free professional couples portrait session from j-wood photography.
Brock and Brook are engaged to be married and we wish them both the very best.
And last, but certainly not least, we would like to acknowledge our 3rd cute couple and honorable mention, Elisabeth Hare and Andrew Kendall. They finished the contest with an impressive 598 votes.
A big thank you to everyone who entered the contest and to all who voted. We sincerely appreciate your participation and hope you enjoyed the contest.