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    Winning Couple Will Say 'I Do' Over White Castle Burger Cake

  • Industry News February 13, 2009
    The winners of "Ben and Kelly's White Wedding at a White Castle" contest are Rosemary Coones, 23, and Clinton Smith, 25, of Louisville. The lucky couple will be married on Saturday, February 14, 2009, Valentine's Day, 2 p.m. at the White Castle located at First and Market (105 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40209). The couple entered and won the "White Wedding" contest sponsored by the "Ben Davis and Kelly K Show" on DJX 99.7 radio in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Clinton Smith described their selection as the winning couple as "a blessing." Clinton works nights at a warehouse so that Rosemary can attend classes during the day to become a nurse. They had originally planned to be married at the Otter Creek Park, but those plans fell through when Metro Louisville recently closed the park's facilities due to the city's budget shortfall.

    Rosemary and Clinton will receive a 1.25 carat white gold wedding set for him and her from Gumer & Company jewelry valued at $5,000; a fully-catered reception featuring White Castle's Silver Tray service; deluxe Valentine's Day overnight accommodations at the Galt House Hotel and Suites; a white limo; flowers; wedding photos; hair and make-up; and much more.

    Besides the unusual location, this wedding will break with other nuptial traditions. For one, the cake will resemble a stack of White Castle burgers. And, instead of traditional wedding music, Epic recording artists "White Tie Affair" (as heard on the MTV's "The Hills") will perform during the ceremony. The group's music selection is expected to include the traditional Wedding March and also the song "White Wedding" originally popularized by singer Billy Idol in the 1980s. Packets of salt and pepper will also be thrown at the couple after the ceremony to "season their marriage."

    Wedding has Connection to "Safe Place"

    The public is invited to attend the ceremony and reception that follows by making a donation for the YMCA's Safe Place of Louisville at the door.

    "We want to increase the public's awareness of Safe Place and its services that help teens," says Judge Byer, who will be performing the wedding ceremony and is also chair of the Board of Directors for Safe Place in Louisville.

    Safe Place Services is also hosting a catered rehearsal dinner for the couple on Friday, February 13 at its headquarters on Crittenden Drive in Louisville.

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