Inspiration

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…

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…

Out-of-the-Box Venue

Photographed by Brittany Anderson Photography While searching for a venue that would fit their 350-plus guest list, this couple found a unique way to show off their hometown of Clarksburg. Sarah, an assistant manager at Victoria’s Secret, and Joe, an MBA student at West Virginia University, met in 2009 while the two were in college. Both […] Read more…

5 Ways to Break the Rules

You can break some of the traditional wedding rules. Here’s how. 1. Circular ceremony Having an outdoor wedding? Instead of lining up chairs in a traditional format, think about having your guests circle around you—it makes the experience more intimate. 2. Bridesmen and groomsmaids Is your best bud a guy? Many modern weddings are opting […] Read more…

Great Ideas From This Issue

Photographed by Brittany Anderson Photography Get inspiration from our Spring/Summer 2016 weddings. out-of-the-box venue Sarah Webb and Joseph Angotti chose the relaxed and fun Jackson Square parking area in Clarksburg so they could show off a city special to their hearts. making their marks Krista Dalton and Joe Dupont had their guests sign in on […] Read more…

9 Mistakes That Will Cost You Big Bucks

Photo Submitted by Andrea Woroch These tips can help you cut the big cost of you big day. Written by Andrea Woroch Getting married is supposed to be an exhilarating moment in every couple’s life, but the growing costs of tying the knot are turning the experience from joyful to stressful. Considering the average cost […] Read more…

Floral and Forever

Floral wedding dresses are a refreshing spin on the traditional white gown. Written and pinned by Kristen Uppercue Every woman wants to show off their personality on their wedding day, and floral wedding dresses are the perfect way to do just that. Floral designs are extremely popular around this time of year and can fit into […] Read more…

Creating a Fairytale

Use these tips and tricks to make your wedding a fairytale-come-true. Bundles of twigs wrapped in roses, billowing piles of linen, and natural greenery transformed the already-elegant Erickson Alumni Center into a fairytale-come-true. “My inspiration was really the linen,” explains Misti Sims of Little Black Dress Events. “Once I chose the linen all I could think […] Read more…

Practical Apps

These five apps can help you manage planning your wedding.  Mint This budget-tracking app will help you set and stick to your wedding budget. Track spending, set alerts, and pay bills with this easy-to-use app. Accuweather Minutecast Are you having an outdoor wedding? Then you’ll be watching the weather very closely. With minute-by-minute forecasts, including […] Read more…

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