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February 21, 2014

Bride feels like ‘Queen’ for a day

Couple weds at local fast food restaurant

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — “I felt like a queen for a day.”

While these words often accompany a wedding, they have never been more fitting than for Lucinda Weaver’s own on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Wayne and Lucinda Weavers’ wedding wasn’t lavish – it was what some may consider small or quaint, only totaling about 21 guests. The couple’s master of ceremonies was local pastor John David Mountjoy.

The couple’s chosen location, however, was what some might consider a bit unorthodox: the local Dairy Queen off Ky. 192.

Lucinda Weaver, 43, who works at Don Franklin Ford Lincoln, entered Dairy Queen’s first “Say ‘I Do’ at Dairy Queen” contest early last week almost on a whim. She had been having a hard time deciding where her wedding would be taking place this month.

She met her husband-to-be, Wayne Weaver, 43, a local Fed-Ex employee, at the local London Walmart last summer. The two were engaged only a few months later, but with four kids between them, ranging from 14 to 24 years old, planning a wedding has been more than tough.

“Trying to figure out where to have a wedding in between kids, working and being generally active is a lot harder than it sounds,” said Weaver. “It’s even harder to find a place without spending too much money.”

Weaver finally decided on Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg. It met all of her criteria – elegant, traditional, and accommodating. However, when she received a call from Dairy Queen’s corporate office in Louisville one week later, they told her she had won the contest. Worries about food, location and the wedding cake would all be taken care of as long as the Weavers got married on Valentine’s Day at their local DQ.

“I declined at first because we had already made reservations,” Weaver said. “But then I received a call from the owners, the Robinette family, who congratulated me and sounded so excited. Only 24 hours later, we decided to have the wedding at Dairy Queen.”

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