Couples marry in Valentine’s Day speed weddings

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – Romance was in full bloom as three couples were married in speed weddings in what’s become a Valentine’s Day tradition in Paducah.

The Paducah Sun ( reports each wedding took about 10 minutes with retired McCracken Circuit Judge Jeff Hines officiating.

The weddings took place at Paducah’s River Discovery Center near the Kentucky city’s riverfront.

Julie Harris, the center’s executive director, says the weddings have become a Valentine’s Day tradition and include both new marriages and vow renewals. The speed weddings were scheduled for the fourth year in a row.

The first couple, Megan Ross and Kody Keeling, married after more than five years of dating. They decided to do something simple to say “I do.” The newlyweds said they didn’t have a lot of money for a big wedding.


Information from: The Paducah Sun,


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