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A Shelby County couple has a Valentine’s Day wedding on live television – with Elvis officiating. But Coty Brewer and Sara Morgan are not crying in the chapel.

By Lisa King

Was Coty Brewer all shook up when he and his bride, Sara Morgan, tied the knot on Valentine’s Day?

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Probably so, because he and his bride were married on live television by Elvis – or close enough anyway.

Elvis Presley impersonator Otis Berry, a minister who owns and operates Indiana’s Chapel in the Hill, journeyed to Louisville on Tuesday to perform the ceremony for the couple on WHAS-Channel 11’s Great Day Live,a daily entertainment and talk show hosted by Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt.

The show was the culmination of a promotion in which the station invited engaged couples to write in and explain why they wanted to be married by Elvis, producer Holly Rudolph said.

The event emulated Las Vegas-style weddings, complete with champagne, Elvis and a showgirl, Jamie Stahl, from a Louisville Burlesque troupe, Va Va Vixens.

“So tell me, how long have you all been together,” Berry asked the couple before the ceremony.

“Oh, about three weeks,” Morgan said, as the guests laughed.

Morgan works at Cashland, and Brewer is an automotive technician at the Bob Hook Chevrolet dealership in Shelbyville, and they actually met nearly two years ago.

On Tuesday they were joined by family members on the set as they took their plunge publicly.

Morgan’s mother, Dawn Morgan, smiled when she recalled her reaction when her daughter told her that she and Brewer were going to be married by an Elvis impersonator on live television.

“I said, ‘Oh, my gosh, are you for real?’” she said with a giggle.

Her husband, David Morgan, agreed.

“It was unusual, to say the least, but after we got over the shock, we were very happy for them,” he said.

The groom’s parents, Becky and Carl Brewer, said it “hasn’t all sunk in yet.”

Before the ceremony, amid all the hustle and bustle on the set, Sara Morgan paused as a technician adjusted the microphone on the neckline of her formal wedding gown.

“It’s like a dream,” she said, looking around, her glance catching the eye of her soon-to-be-husband in his powder-pink tux and matching shoes as he smiled back at her as if no one else was in the room.

“He’s such a good person,” she said. “He is responsible, and he takes such good care of me and our baby [Bishop, 4 months]. To me, that’s the most romantic thing in the world.”

Earlier, Brewer had said that what he loved most about Morgan is that she loves him unconditionally.

“Even when I mess up, as I sometimes do, she takes it in stride, and she still loves me,” he said.

Rudolph said the station chose the couple out of all the others who entered the contest because of the E-mail that Morgan sent in.

“She sent a really cute, touching E-Mail ‘written’ by their baby, Bishop,” she said with a chuckle. “It said he would really like to see his mommy and daddy get married by Elvis, and it was signed, ‘a hound dog in training.’ It really won us over.”

Bishop attended the wedding dressed in a hound-dog outfit and – what else? You guessed it – blue suede shoes. But given his age, he was more interested in his bottle than in the champagne that was uncorked after the ceremony.

Local merchants also donated some services to make the couple’s wedding an event to remember, such as the Galt House, where they spent their wedding night, and the Bridal Suite of Louisville, which furnished the bride’s formal dress and veil.

After the ceremony, Berry had some advice for the couple.

“Son, if you’re ever in the dog house, and you will be, you will be, just remember one thing and you will always be O.K.”

“What’s that?” asked the young husband.

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Love them tender

 

A  Shelby County couple has a Valentine’s Day wedding on live television – with Elvis officiating. But Coty Brewer and Sara Morgan are not crying in the chapel.

 

By Lisa King

Was Coty Brewer all shook up when he and his bride, Sara Morgan, tied the knot on Valentine’s Day?

Probably so, because he and his bride were married on live television by Elvis – or close enough anyway.

Elvis Presley impersonator Otis Berry, a minister who owns and operates Indiana’s Chapel in the Hill, journeyed to Louisville on Tuesday to perform the ceremony for the couple on WHAS-Channel 11’s Great Day Live, a daily entertainment and talk show hosted by Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt.

The show was the culmination of a promotion in which the station invited engaged couples to write in and explain why they wanted to be married by Elvis, producer Holly Rudolph said.

The event emulated Las Vegas-style weddings, complete with champagne, Elvis and a showgirl, Jamie Stahl, from a Louisville Burlesque troupe, Va Va Vixens.

“So tell me, how long have you all been together,” Berry asked the couple before the ceremony.

“Oh, about three weeks,” Morgan said, as the guests laughed.

Morgan works at Cashland, and Brewer is an automotive technician at the Bob Hook Chevrolet dealership in Shelbyville, and they actually met nearly two years ago.

On Tuesday they were joined by family members on the set as they took their plunge publicly.

Morgan’s mother, Dawn Morgan, smiled when she recalled her reaction when her daughter told her that she and Brewer were going to be married by an Elvis impersonator on live television.

“I said, ‘Oh, my gosh, are you for real?’” she said with a giggle.

Her husband, David Morgan, agreed.

“It was unusual, to say the least, but after we got over the shock, we were very happy for them,” he said.

The groom’s parents, Becky and Carl Brewer, said it “hasn’t all sunk in yet.”

Before the ceremony, amid all the hustle and bustle on the set, Sara Morgan paused as a technician adjusted the microphone on the neckline of her formal wedding gown.

“It’s like a dream,” she said, looking around, her glance catching the eye of her soon-to-be-husband in his powder-pink tux and matching shoes as he smiled back at her as if no one else was in the room.

“He’s such a good person,” she said. “He is responsible, and he takes such good care of me and our baby [Bishop, 4 months]. To me, that’s the most romantic thing in the world.”

Earlier, Brewer had said that what he loved most about Morgan is that she loves him unconditionally.

“Even when I mess up, as I sometimes do, she takes it in stride, and she still loves me,” he said.

Rudolph said the station chose the couple out of all the others who entered the contest because of the E-mail that Morgan sent in.

“She sent a really cute, touching E-Mail ‘written’ by their baby, Bishop,” she said with a chuckle. “It said he would really like to see his mommy and daddy get married by Elvis, and it was signed, ‘a hound dog in training.’ It really won us over.”

Bishop attended the wedding dressed in a hound-dog outfit and – what else? You guessed it – blue suede shoes. But given his age, he was more interested in his bottle than in the champagne that was uncorked after the ceremony.

Local merchants also donated some services to make the couple’s wedding an event to remember, such as the Galt House, where they spent their wedding night, and the Bridal Suite of Louisville, which furnished the bride’s formal dress and veil.

After the ceremony, Berry had some advice for the couple.

“Son, if you’re ever in the dog house, and you will be, you will be, just remember one thing and you will always be O.K.”

“What’s that?” asked the young husband.

“If mama’s happy, then everybody’s happy, and you’ll never be in heartbreak hotel.”