By Sarah Boerkircher


Noah and Katey Keeton met while playing collegiate basketball at Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Noah was born and raised in Kentucky, and moved back after completing his undergraduate degree at Northwood University. In 2014, Katey moved to Kentucky and says she can’t imagine living anywhere else.

The couple married on June 24, 2017 at Spring Valley Golf Club, which was the first venue they looked at and both loved from the start.

“We figured we should probably look at other venues to be sure before picking the first one we visited, but after touring several others, none of them stood out to us or fit the mold of what we were envisioning more than Spring Valley Golf Club,” Katey said. “Between the beautiful rustic look of the clubhouse and the well kept landscaping of the lawn area, it was the perfect location for our special day.”

It was important to Katey that the wedding decor was simple, but elegant with some natural and personal touches, including a cross that Katey’s dad made from old barn wood. Succulents were used throughout the centerpieces, as well as in the flower bouquets and boutonnieres. Katey’s bouquet was wrapped with a piece of lace from her mom’s wedding dress.

Some of the moments from their wedding day that stood out to Noah and Katey were their first dance as a married couple, the father/daughter dance and being able to enjoy the presence of all of their family and friends being in one place celebrating their marriage.

“This was the first time that we were able to have our immediate families, extended families and friends in the same building, let alone in the same state, so having them there was so special to us,” said Noah.

While Noah and Katey agree that they wouldn’t change a thing about their wedding day, the weather leading up to their wedding day was reason for concern.

“We had so much rain in Lexington that there were news articles about people being stuck in their vehicles due to high water,” Katey said. “We had the rehearsal at the venue the night before and as we pulled in, there were ducks swimming in what appeared to be a pond, but it wasn’t, right where the ceremony was going to happen in less than 24 hours. Luckily, all the rain subsided by our wedding day. Thanks to the remarkable draining system at Spring Valley Golf Club, there wasn’t any standing water for our ceremony the next day.”

If the Keetons could offer any advice to couples planning a wedding, they recommend not stressing about every little detail.

“Everything will turn out just as you want it to,” Katey said. “And if for some reason it doesn’t, it gives you something to look back on and laugh at years down the road.”