Cara Johnson Workman first met Patrick Martin Workman through mutual friends in 2006 while the two were attending different colleges in different states. Five years later, Cara bumped into Patrick in Lexington and he asked her out. The two found several shared interests and quickly became a couple.
Both Cara and Patrick are natives of Lexington. Cara attended Lexington Christian Academy, where she played basketball, and Patrick attended Tates Creek High School, where he played basketball and baseball. Today, Cara works as a Physical Therapist at KORT Physical Therapy in Beaumont Center and Patrick is a Loan and Business Development Officer at First Southern National Bank. The two share enthusiasm for the Wildcats and spending time with family and friends.
When Patrick planned his proposal for Cara, he asked his friends to help him serenade her with a sweet and sentimental rewrite of the Jagged Edge song, “Let’s Get Married.” On November 20, 2013, Patrick and his friends surprised Cara with the song. Of course, she said yes!
The wedding took place just six months later, on May 17, 2014. Prior to the ceremony at Broadway Christian Church in downtown Lexington, the couple spent the day exploring Lexington on a party bus and taking pictures at the top of a parking garage overlooking the city, in Gratz Park, and in the neighborhood where Cara grew up. She and Patrick also exchanged personalized gifts and letters.
Preacher Jon Weece, from Southland Christian Church, conducted the ceremony which also included participation by family and friends. A friend who sings on Broadway in New York City sang “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, a special moment for the bride and groom. They also loved when Cara’s nephew, Colt Walker, took his responsibilities as ring-bearer to a new level and danced to the wedding music in the middle of the aisle.
As for decorations, the mothers of the bride and groom carried silver Tussy Mussy holders engraved with the couple’s names and the date of the wedding, filled with ivory garden tea roses, tulle, and French ribbon bows. The church altar bloomed with ivory lilies, hydrangeas, ivory and purple garden roses, and purple stock in silver urns. The pews were decorated with silk, ivory rose kissing balls accessorized with French ribbons and bows in purple. Silk magnolia wreaths with purple roses and sashes greeted guests from the church doors.
The reception was held at Marriott Griffin Gate, where guests enjoyed a meal of beef tenderloin, asparagus, potatoes, salad, and bread. It was followed by a six-tiered cake in strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate, with a variety of buttercream frostings. The bride, groom, and guests had a blast dancing the night away to the beat of Kentucky Pro DJ.
Cara and Patrick were grateful for their “Dream Team” of wedding vendors and offer this advice for other couples: “Take time to enjoy the day, it flies by. Enjoy each other’s company, enjoy precious time with friends and family, and enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime.”