Bullitt Central classes ‘vow’ to help couple

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Students will help make wedding ceremony more affordable while gaining practical experience

By Stephen Thomas

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Would you be interested in a low-cost wedding? In December? At a local school? In the name of education?

Then Bullitt Central has a deal for you.

A low-cost wedding - hosted, decorated and catered by Bullitt Central students.

The idea was created by Bullitt Central Agriculture instructor Tiphanie Peake, who was looking for a creative experience for her Floral Design class.

“I always thought it would be cool but never did pursue it,” she said. “It’s a great and unique experience for the students.”

Peake is collaborating with Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Becky Raley. Her Food and Nutrition/Culinary students will prepare a meal and a cake for the event.

The teachers had to select a date to host the wedding at the school when no other events would conflict. The date selected was Saturday, Dec. 10.

Peake said the teachers would work with the couple on where to host the event, possibly the gymnasium or auditorium.

The Floral Design students will decorate the room based on skills learned in the classroom. Advice will be offered courtesy of Creations By Barbara.

“The couple pays for the flowers,” Peake mentioned. “The arrangements are free by the students. The class will make and design all of it. Creations By Barbara will provide materials.”

On the culinary side, Peake said the selected couple would pay for the food, but the culinary students would prepare it free of charge while also supplying the catering.

“Whatever the couple wants, the meal, appetizers, punch,” said Peake. “They will get to decide how the cake is decorated.”

Peake reiterated that the couple would only need to pay for flowers and food. The labor involved was free, along with the use of the selected room.

“The couple has their say on the kind of ceremony, speeches, music, et cetera,” Peake said.

To register for the wedding, couple must submit a request letter to Peake no later than Friday, Oct. 14. Couple will be scheduled for interviews the following week, with one lucky couple selected to participate.

Request letters need to include names of both members of the couple along with phone numbers.

The only other requirement is that at least one of the participants must be a Bullitt County resident.

Peake hopes maybe former Bullitt Central students who possibly met at the school might be intrigued to apply.

Request letters can be submitted to the following address: Bullitt Central High School, Attn: Tiphanie Peake, 1330 Highway 44 East, Shepherdsville KY 40165.

For further information contact the school, 869-6000.