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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A family tradition of hot sliders, chicken rings and crinkle fries became the grounds for holy matrimony on Valentine's Day.
Inside the White Castle on Market Street in downtown Louisville, a Middletown couple said "I do" under the fluorescent lights Friday morning.
"It's not very often you get married at a White Castle," said Brad Sparks, who won an annual contest with his bride to have a White Castle wedding on Valentine's Day.
"We were in the car and we heard the advertisement that came on the radio, and Brad told me to apply, so we put in our application that week and submitted our picture," said the bride, Kristine Hissong.
Hissong says White Castle has a special connection with a family tradition.
"When I was growing up we would go to White Castle on Saturdays after sports because it was right down the road," Hissong said. "And both of my children participate in sports at the same complex, so we also go to White Castle on Saturdays."
The couple also won a floral package, gift card to a local jeweler and a handcrafted giant White Castle Cake by Sullivan University.
Radio personality Jonathan Shuford, who is ordained, performed the wedding. A local pastor whose real name is Rev. John Slider offered a prayer and blessing after the ceremony.
And don't worry: the drive-thru remained open even while the nuptials were taking place.