Real Weddings

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…

Winter Wonderland

Photographed by Michele Coleman Photography Visions of sugarplums and wedding rings danced in their heads. Leslie is sure that Ryan had a crush on her when the couple first met at summer camp in 2000, although he denies it. Their first date is another thing. Leslie always wondered what Ryan thought of her on their inaugural outing, […] Read more…

Elegantly Rustic

Photographed by Munoz Photography The colors of autumn, a creek, and a woodsy lodge set the tone for this wedding. Sydney Danae Petreccia and Cullen Mitchel Montgomery, both born and raised in Florida, met at church in Fort Lauderdale in 2014. Cullen proposed the following fall as Sydney’s birthday surprise. The day started with a private […] Read more…

Reception with a Cause

Photographed by Kelli Carrico Photography These newlyweds had a new take on the open bar. Tracy Nicole Speilman & Nicholas Todd Culicerto Beckley, 10.17.15 A wishful diary entry turned into love when longtime family friends Tracy Nicole Speilman and Nicholas Todd Culicerto tied the knot this past October. After having a crush on Nick in her junior […] 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…

Simply Elegant

Photographed by Photography by Amanda On family property in Hendricks, this couple held a cheerful and rustic wedding. Emily Deanne Roberts & Taylor Glenn McClain Hendricks, 5.30.15 Taylor, a geologist, and Emily, a geophysicist, met in graduate school at West Virginia University. Taylor proposed during a perfect summer afternoon on the piece of property where his parents […] Read more…

A Day Packed With Love

Photographed by Callie Thomas Photography This wedding was especially unique and planned from the heart, since the planner was none other than the bride herself. Ashley Danielle Price & Nathan Robert Hallett Kenna, 06.27.2015 Ashley and Nathan had mutual friends for years, but they didn’t officially meet until they were both at a West Virginia […] Read more…

Whimsical Reception

Photographed by SS Photography This couple made their wedding day unique by adding a vintage flair to their outdoor ceremony. Stevie Linn McDonald & Chad Aaron Wise Morgantown, 5.23.15 Chad, a clothing buyer from Fairmont, and Stevie, an attorney from Rivesville, met at their home church in Fairmont during the summer of 2012 while working […] Read more…

Natural Splendor

Photographed by AMPD Photography This Elkview couple incorporated their love of the outdoors into their wedding. Kathleen Ann Armstead & Aaron Michael Ferrari Sisterville, 7.25.15 Aaron and Katie, both from Elkview, lived across the Elk River from each other growing up, and their parents were already acquaintances. But they didn’t get to know each other […] Read more…

Traditionally Beautiful

From the designer shoes to the extravagant dessert bar, this Parkersburg couple threw a traditional yet stunning wedding. Sarah Ann Swartz & Stephen Paul Rogers Parkersburg, 9.27.14 Stephen and Sarah met in graduate school. The two were in the same program, getting their MBAs from West Virginia University in August 2008. In December 2012, Stephen […] Read more…

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