Craig and Kim Welby were the lucky winners of a radio contest that paid for their wedding free of charge….at White Castle! The kicker that won the Welby’s the non-traditional wedding was that Kim Welby’s parents had gotten engaged at a White Castle in 1969 in Kentucky. Craig and Kim pledged their lives to one another, for better or for worse, with onions or without, before thirty five friends and family at a White Castle in Jeffersontown Kentucky.
At first, what seemed as a long shot, when Craig realized their chances of winning were more likely than not, he got cold feet to say his “I do.” The couple couldn’t make up their mind about the wedding, but since this was Kim’s second marriage, she knew she didn’t want a big fancy wedding and was more accepting of the White Castle affair. According to the radio station, Craig and Kim beat out the other twenty-two couples in an online vote due to Kim’s parents engagement at another White Castle previously.
Louisville’s 98.9 Now funded the Welby’s wedding with a $500 certificate to a jeweler, flowers, and a DJ. White Castle graciously provided the wedding party and guests with all-you-can-eat burgers, French fries, chicken wings, onion rings, fish, and sparkling cider. The masterpiece— a giant White Castle hamburger cake was given to the Welby’s by a culinary arts school. What seems like redneck wedding was anything but according to the happy couple who plan on returning in six years to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kim’s mother and father.