When Thrift Meets Chic

This Bohemian bride did not have to compromise on style for her green nuptials. Written by Monica Orosz Photographed by Liv Hefner Photography Alex Aspinwall recalls noticing Allie Boso around the campus of West Virginia University when he enrolled there in 2010—her distinctive fashion sense at the time included carrying a Rubik’s Cube- inspired purse […] Read more…

Spring into Love

Photographed by The Oberports Elyse, of St. Albans, and Jake, of Fayetteville, met while working at a pharmacy during college. After a whirlwind romance, Jake found the courage to propose 10 months after asking Elyse to be his girlfriend at the overlook of Smokey’s on the Gorge in Fayetteville. In October 2014 on Bridge Day—when […] Read more…

Pure Magic

Nearly a decade of affection blossomed into this whimsical -and DIY- homesteader wedding overlooking the New River Gorge. Written by Mikenna Pierotti – Photographed by The Oberports They actually met some 15 years ago, Tony Terrafranca is quick to point out. “But she didn’t remember me,” he says. Mary Grace Legg, for her part, sheepishly […] Read more…

Say Yes To Oglebay

Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia Featuring 1,700 acres of lush, landscaped lawns, four golf courses, three restaurants, two swimming pools, a stately mansion and lake, and a plethora of activities, Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia, is a unique wedding venue that offers a myriad of options to customize the wedding of your dreams. From […] Read more…

Tucker’d? Rest up in the Canaan Valley

Photography by The Oberports You and your guests will enjoy the wide variety of lodging options. From slopeside vacation homes with hot tubs and premium amenities to an abundance of hotel/motel rooms to lodge accommodations at the resorts, the choice is yours. CANAAN VALLEY RESORT STATE PARK With 160 new guest rooms and fireplace suites and 23 […] Read more…

Top Spots for Photo Ops

In Canaan Valley, the highest valley east of the Mississippi, Mother Nature is a guest at your wedding. Encompassing some of the most majestic scenery in the highlands, it will feel as if you’ve stepped into a painting. Here scenic destinations outnumber traffic lights and your options for fabulous photography know no bounds. Photography by […] Read more…

Taking the Leap

Photographed by The Oberports Inspired by their passion for red, and each other, this ruby wedding is sure to warm your heart. Hurricane native Mandy and Charlestonian Todd met at the city’s ArtWalk through friends. Years of being acquaintances turned into years of dating. They spent the morning of July 4, 2015 on the porch […] Read more…

Going to the Chapel

Photography by Hopkins Studio When Jill Justice and Adam Long got engaged, it was time to build a church at The Greenbrier. The white clapboard chapel—topped by a bell tower and steeple and distinguished by columns and colorful stained glass windows—looks like it has stood on the stately grounds of The Greenbrier for ages. And […] Read more…

Ringing in the New Year

Photographed by James Carl Photography The power of love, and Facebook. Morgan, of Bridgeport, and Michael, a Morgantown native, met online in a Facebook group for incoming freshman attending James Madison University in 2009. They instantly clicked and talked online or by phone for several months before actually meeting, which they did after their first […] Read more…

Best of WV Weddings

We asked our readers to tell us which businesses helped make their weddings fabulous, and they told us! From photographers and venues to caterers and florists, meet the winners of 2016’s Best of WV Weddings. Congratulations to all of the winners, who will appear in a feature providing great wedding tips in the Spring/Summer 2017 […] Read more…

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