Meredith Carson Maness & William Edwards Bynum IV

Raleigh, North Carolina, natives Will and Carson met in middle school where they became good friends. Despite Will’s secret crush on Carson, they went their separate ways following high school. After reconnecting through Carson’s mother, the two got together in Brooklyn on the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel for a drink and began dating. During […] Read more…

A Wanderlust Wedding on the Gorge

Photographed by Brittany Anderson Photography Whitewater rafting, a white dress, and an adventurous love Colin and Nicole met when he moved in across the hall from her apartment in Morgantown and they began dating. A few years later, Colin proposed while he and Nicole were celebrating a West Virginia University football win. She said yes […] Read more…

On Top of the World

Photographed by Kuirsta + Seth Clarksburg native laiken and jonathan, of bridgeport, thought they would just be getting an evening of great music when they attended a Brad Paisley concert with friends. Instead, they each found a partner for life. They began dating and, 15 months later, during a hike near a cave known as The […] Read more…

Out of this World

Photographed by Maryn Graves Productions Katie, from Morgantown, and Henry, from Salt Lake City, Utah, met in August 2010 as graduate students in aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech. Four years later, Henry took Katie to one of her favorite Atlanta restaurants. After dinner they walked to nearby Piedmont Park, where their friend Jason was testing out […] Read more…

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…

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