UK Couple's engagement during ABC's Bachelor highlights Lexington

Dixiana Farm - Lexington, Ky.
(Photo from Marry Me Monday video)
On Monday, a Lexington couple's engagement was the subject of a nationally broadcast commercial during ABC's The Bachelor. Thanks to a tweet by the University of Kentucky, I knew this was coming making it only somewhat endurable to join my wife in enduring watching this hour of television.

UK alum Brandon Poynter introduced himself as being from Lexington, Kentucky with a photograph on-screen of downtown's Victorian Square Main Street facade. His proposal to University of Kentucky graduate student Mallory Johnson was the moment of interest in a minute long advertisement by jeweler Jared's. You can watch his proposal here:


Domino Stud Farm Mansion, since lost to fire
(Photo: Dixiana Farms)
What particularly caught my eye was where Brandon proposed: Dixiana Farm. Located off Russell Cave Road, the farm was the subject of my 2010 post after a major fire devoured one of the farm's antebellum mansions which is pictured at left. In the 1940s, the great Dixiana Farm was divided into two farms. But the two were reunited in 2009 "putting the historic farm back to its original acreage and name."

It is always great to see part of Lexington's beautiful countryside and downtown profiled nationally.

And best wishes to Brandon and Mallory!

ed. note: A revised version updated the photo of the Domino Stud Farm Mansion which was destroyed by the 2010 fire. The original antebellum Dixiana Farm mansion remains standing.