Couple has "white wedding" on Valentine's Day


Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 2:55 PM

(WHAS11) - You could say it was truly a white wedding Saturday in downtown Louisville.

Rosemary Coones, 23, and Clinton Smith,25, tied the knot on Valentine's Day at White Castle on 1st and Market.

The couple entered a contest with local radio station 99.7 WDJX and were selected as the winners.

Smith describes 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 Otter Creek Park, but those plans fell through when Metro Louisville recently closed the park's facilities due to the city's budget shortfall.

They say they planned on getting married on Valentine's Day before, but it just never worked out.

For winning the contest, the couple will receive a 1.25 carat white gold wedding set for him and her valued at $5,000, a fully-catered reception featuring White Castle's silver tray service, deluxe overnight accommodations at the Galt House, a white limo, flowers, wedding photos and hair and makeup.

The cake resembled a stack of White Castle burgers.

Epic recording artists "White Tie Affair" performed during the ceremony.

Packets of salt and pepper were thrown at the couple after the ceremony to "season their marriage."