Remember the gay couple that was vying to win the Crate and Barrel wedding contest?

Jonathan Howard, left, and Gregory Jones

Well, they didn’t win. The couple had hopes of winning the $100,000 Ultimate Wedding Contest

Gregory and Jonathan represented the gay contingent big time but finished just a few votes behind the winning couple.

Not too shabby.

Gregory posted the following note on C&B’s Facebook this morning:

Thank you so much for awarding us as your second place couple in the Ultimate Wedding Contest! It has been an amazing experience, and thank you Crate and Barrel for being so supportive of the LGBTQ Community. The link below is to the first slide show we made for the contest! Thank you again!

The couple didn’t walk away empty-handed, though. They won a $7,500 gift card to the store, which probably makes them the envy of all their friends.

—  Rich Lopez

Male couple vies for Crate and Barrel's Ultimate Wedding Contest

Cutie couple Gregory and Jonathan have entered Crate and Barrel’s $100,000 Ultimate Wedding Contest that includes help by “A–list planner extraordinaire Jo Gartin.” In a 100 words or less, they tell their boy meets boy story and what their perfect wedding would be like.

It’s all very cute and fun but what makes their entry most interesting is their popularity in the contest. By the looks of it, their entry (out of what seems like a gajillion) is in second place with 15,282 votes behind Mary and Densey who have 20,496 votes. While typing this, each had gone up a few votes already which kinda makes the contest an exciting one.

Gregory and Jonathan aren’t the only same-sex couple in the running. Two others are closing in on the 3,000 mark. It is likely that the gents and possible for those two couples  to make it to the next round of finalists. The site says, “Fifty couples will be chosen by the public to move on to the next round – heartfelt declarations, funny stories and grassroots marketing plans are welcome. In April 2010, a panel of Jo Gartin, along with Crate and Barrel and Daily Candy reps, will select the winner.”

Yowza. The guys just went up 16 more votes.

—  Rich Lopez