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Lubbock native awaits results of TODAY's wedding competition


By Ben Lawson  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This week, we find out if your vote put a couple with Lubbock ties one step closer to the ultimate wedding. 

NewsChannel 11 first introduced you to Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes last week. Daniel is a Lubbock native and was a stand-out athlete for Texas Tech University. She flew to Lubbock with her fiancé following their appearance on the TODAY Show last Wednesday morning. 

The couple is one of three still in the running for TODAY Throws a Wedding. Tuesday, Daniel and Cordes head back to "The Big Apple" to find out if they'll remain in the race, or be eliminated. As you can imagine, the couple is excited, and a little nervous.

They tell NewsChannel 11 they're not letting it stress them out. Daniel and Cordes were in Lubbock for her brother's wedding, so that took some attention off the waiting game. Now, they're getting a little more anxious to learn if viewer votes kept them in the running. "I'm a little nervous," Daniel said. "There is some anxiousness," Cordes added. 

Packing for a return trip to Rockefeller Center, Daniel and Cordes are ready to find out if they'll continue down the aisle toward the ultimate wedding - with the details decided by you. Voters at home said "I do" for Daniel and Cordes last week, following their first appearance on June 10th. That kept these avid runners in the race, but they didn't take the cake in an obstacle course on June 17th.

 Still, it's your votes that decide whether their wedding march continues. That decision has already been made - unfortunately we just don't know what it is. "We don't know if we've made it or not, so they definitely want to keep all the votes a secret, so it's a little nerve racking leading up to when they announce the names," Daniel said.

"Tomorrow's (Tuesday's) probably when we start getting on the airplane and start realizing that the next morning we'll be getting up and find out our fate. That's when the nerves I'm sure will start going," Cordes said. 

"Regardless of winning or not, we still are going to have our own wedding and have a great day, but it would be amazing to win this," Daniel said.  No matter when they're pronounced man and wife, the couple says support from the Hub City has been awesome.  "It's actually above and beyond anything that I would have ever expected," Cordes said. 

"I told Nick from the get go, Lubbock is an amazing town. It's a big city, but it has a small town feel, and everybody always rallies around you. They did it for me in college, and I knew they would do it in this situation as well," Daniel said. 

You can't vote for Daniel and Cordes right now. Voting for this round ended at midnight last Friday. You'll find out if they made it through to the final two this Wednesday morning. The segment airs during the TODAY Show, around 8:30 a.m.

That's when your votes are needed. If Daniel and Cordes make to the final two, your vote is needed for them to win TODAY Throws a Wedding.  

(Click Here) to find out how to vote for Leigh Daniel and Nick Cordes.

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TODAY Throws a Wedding:
Vote for Nick Cordes & Leigh Daniel, TTU graduate & Lubbock native
Leigh Daniel, 30, is a Lubbock native and graduate of Monterey High School. As a Red Raider, she was an award winning track star, who also brought home a gold medal from the World University Games in 1999.

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