Inspiration

A Word to the Brides

TLC celebrity stylist Sam Saboura talked wedding tips and trends at the 2016 WV Weddings Extravaganza. Before the WV Weddings Extravaganza, we sat down with celebrity stylist Sam Saboura to talk styling tips and wedding trends. Our biggest takeaway? This is about you, the bride, and your partner—no one else. What are the top national […] Read more…

Inspiration Ideas

Trends, gift ideas, and other inspiration for upcoming weddings. Plastic or Platinum? What’s the latest trend in men’s wedding bands? It’s the QALO band—rings made from medical grade silicone and a workingman’s alternative to traditional metal wedding bands. Mark Broyles of Calvin Broyles Jewelers, West Virginia’s only authorized QALO vendor, says, “I have a lot […] Read more…

A Different Arrangement

This can-do style will be the center of attention on your reception tables. Since 1923, Gillespie’s Flowers and Productions has been creating floral arrangements for discriminating couples. With a storefront on Main Street in White Sulphur Springs and another shop in The Greenbrier, they offer not only floral design but also event planning and design, […] Read more…

Picture Perfect

15 tips for fabulous photography Written by Rebecca Devono The dress is perfect, the weather sublime, the cake is incredible—and you will want to recall all the details. Your photographer is a crucial component of your wedding planning. Here are some thoughts and tips from a seasoned professional photographer on making your day picture perfect! 1. Find […] Read more…

Going to the Chapel

Celebrate your love and your faith in one of West Virginia’s beautiful places of worship. Written by Mikenna Pierotti Photographed by Elizabeth Roth Few setting rival the romance and serenity of a church in fall. Steeples point skyward, bright autumn leaves swirl underfoot, a quiet stone path leads to the front doors—places of worship offer a classic elegance and sense of tradition difficult to reproduce in even […] Read more…

On the Cusp

A little bit spring, a little bit summer, a little bit indoors, a little bit out there—June weddings don’t have to conform. Written by Mikenna Pierotti None of us are all one thing. Maybe you adore the city lights but only from the quiet seclusion of your rooftop garden. Maybe you decorate your house in […] Read more…

The Art of Ink

A traditional southern skill is making its way up to the wild and wonderful. Written by Tessa Bonnstetter Light table? check. Calligraphy pen? Check. Sumi ink? Check. Way to both woo and treat your guests at your next special event? Check, check. Calligraphist Jen Bischof has an artful and thoughtful way to make a lasting […] Read more…

Picnic Perfect

Throw caution—and those four-inch heels—to the wind and plan a laid-back, outdoor reception that’s fun for all ages. Written by Mikenna Pierotti Photographed by Carla Witt Ford and Elizabeth Roth There’ something superbly romantic about picnics. Maybe it’s the anticipation of a day spent without walls in fresh air and sunshine puddles. But the idea […] Read more…

I SPY Scavenger Hunt

Create a hashtag on Instagram and encourage your guests to get engaged at the reception by providing each table with a list of items to photograph. Make sure your friends and family use the hashtag when they post photos and, while you’re on your honeymoon, you can scroll through all of the wild and wonderful […] Read more…

Jewel Tones: Emerald

Written and pinned by Caroline McKean, Caroline R. McKean Designs March is a great time of year to celebrate with emerald green. It’s a beautiful jewel tone that celebrates the beginning of spring and the budding of the first greens. Want a really trendy wedding? Dress your groom in a deep green tux and girls […] Read more…

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