Curtis Evans, 24, and Kendra Johnson, 23, both from North Carolina, were chosen from 27 couples who sent letters to wedding planner Joanna Bailey of Denver, who sponsored the contest.
When the couple met in 2004, Evans was a rodeo cowboy, and Johnson was a high school senior. She was in Gillette, Wyo., with her family to watch her brother ride in the National Finals High School Rodeo.
Introductions took place. Evans bought a ticket just to get on the same plane back to North Carolina with Johnson. They have been together ever since.