By Cynthia Ellingson


Before Lyndsey and Cage Cruise met, several mutual friends in Lexington intended to set them up but never did. They were both in the equine world, with Lyndsey working as a Pharmaceutical Territory Manager and Cage, an Equine Veterinarian Podiatrist. When they finally met, it happened far from home, in Utah at a veterinarian conference. At least ten different people introduced them on the same day. Lyndsey and Cage sat together on the return flight to Lexington, went on a date the following week, and from that point on, were inseparable.

Cage proposed to Lyndsey on July 24, 2015. That day, Lyndsey remembers Cage was uncharacteristically quiet. Plus, he wrote her a romantic letter detailing how much he loved her, something that was incredibly sweet, but unexpected. He continued to be strangely silent that evening, after inviting Lyndsey to watch the sun set from the highest point on his farm. When she turned to ask him what was wrong, she found him on one knee. With the sun setting and a herd of cattle watching, Cage asked Lyndsey to marry him. Of course, she said yes.

The wedding took place on May 14, 2016 at First Christian Church of Georgetown, and the day was filled with special, personalized details. Their dear friend Cheryl Roberts sang to their guests before the wedding and Lyndsey walked down the aisle to a piano version of “All of You”, by John Legend. Cage wore silver cufflinks that Lyndsey had engraved with their wedding date and “best day ever”. For something old, the bride carried antique lace from her mother-in-law in her bouquet, bought a new garter, borrowed pearl earrings and a diamond tennis bracelet from her mother, and was gifted a blue beaded bracelet from a very special four-year-old (Cage has the bracelet that matches). 

The happy couple was married by Andrew Brown, their pastor from Grace Christian Church. During the ceremony, they took communion together and said vows. Right after their first kiss as husband and wife, Cage told Lyndsey, “I love you” and the unplanned, sweet moment was captured forever on their wedding video.

The reception took place at Lexington Country Club, where guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with passed appetizers followed by a sit-down dinner. Décor was rustic yet romantic, with plenty of candles, lanterns, and coral colored flowers. The couple placed lucky horseshoes with a poem attached with a navy ribbon at each seat. Floral arrangements showcased exposed wood and white washed birch bark with gold accents, the couple’s monogram shone down on the dance floor, and gold accents and white twinkle lights set a festive mood for the celebration of a lifetime. 

When asked what advice the couple would offer to those planning a wedding, the bride said, “Do your homework on vendors. It can be stressful and seem tedious, but enjoy it and take time to make sure things are exactly how you both want it!”