Allison and Benjamin Engelbrecht, winners of Kentucky Proud’s Wedding Contest, tied the knot at Echo Valley Winery, known for its historic barn on top of beautiful rolling hills in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.
Allison is from Morehead and will be starting her first year as a medical student at the University of Louisville this fall. Ben, originally from Winchester, attended Morehead State University and is Active Duty Air Force.
Local pride was evident on their wedding day. While their caterer sourced local ingredients for the dinner menu, Allison and Benjamin also served Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap. Their wedding cake featured Four Roses bourbon flavoring.
Allison and Ben heard about the contest, and decided to enter once finding out they were eligible thanks to their Kentucky Proud venue. The newlyweds will be using the prize money to help start their new life together. “It will help with rent, furniture for our new apartment, and living expenses. It’s really going to decrease our stress for our first year of marriage!”, says Allison.