Real Weddings

The Coal House

Photographed by Christina Etters Photography A beloved Tug Valley structure became the meeting place, engagement site, and wedding venue for this special West Virginia couple. Natalie Anne Young & Thomas Elliott Taylor Williamson, 10.18.14 The romance between Natalie and Thomas revolves around The Coal House in Natalie’s native Williamson. Thomas is from nearby Matewan. The […] Read more…

Cheers to Surprises

Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia A professional beer brewer surprises his West Virginia bride with a trip that would soon lead to their big day. Nina Kenny Chase & David Phillip Kushner Essex, Massachusetts, 9.13.14 Although Nina, a landscape architect from Morgantown, and Dave, a beer brewer from Ft. Myers, Florida, first met at a […] Read more…

Fated Affair

Photographed by Meredith Dickens Photography Nothing could stand in the way of this couple and “I do.” Written by Shay Maunz Krista Lee Frye & Salvatore Carl Cataldo Negril, Jamaica, 8.9.14 It started with a spark. No, really, Krista Frye and Salvatore Cataldo’s relationship started with an actual spark. In 2012 Sal, who works as a […] Read more…

Worth Waiting For

Photographed by the Herrintons After six years of friendship, these former next-door neighbors fell in love with an ocean between them. Written by Mikenna Pierotti You think it’d be easy be easy, falling in love with your best friend. But for Charleston native Meredith Isaacs and Chris Caplinger of Pocahontas County, it took some time. […] Read more…

Best Day Ever

Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia One couple celebrates their nuptials in the city where they fell in love. Written by Shay Maunz Rebecca Marie Saracco & Louis Shane DeVincent Morgantown, 8.9.14 Rebecca Saracco and Shane DeVincent knew each other for years before they started dating—or at least they knew of one another. They ran in overlapping […] Read more…

One in a Hundred Thousand

Photographed by Lauren Love Photography A match made in cyber heaven leads to a sweetly savored wedding in Milton. Written by Jordan Carter Ashleigh FayAnne Winter & Todd Jeffrey Dillow Milton, 8.2.14 Every year, hundreds of thousands of people look for love on Match.com. Ashleigh Winter and TJ Dillow were two of the lucky ones who […] Read more…

Real Life Fairytale

Photographed by Rebecca Devono This Bridgeport couple threw a practically magical, simply traditional wedding in Clarksburg. Written by Mikenna Pierotti Keri Michelle Hays & Patrick Donovan Snell Bridgeport, 6.28.14 The first time Patrick Snell saw Keri Hays, he did his best to ignore her. The issue wasn’t the atmosphere. They met in 2010 at Keri’s shop. […] Read more…

Simple Pleasures

Photographed by The Oberports A sports-loving couple holds a classically beautiful yet relaxed resort wedding in Morgantown. Written by Mikenna Pierotti Lynsey Wiseman & Jeff Cline Morgantown, 4.12.14 Jeff Cline isn’t one to waste time. An operations research analyst, he has a knack for finding the most efficient way to meet his goals. Even through […] Read more…

Full Circle

Photographed by Allie Bennett Weddings One West Virginia couple returns to the scene of their proposal for an elegant autumn wedding. Written by Shay Maunz Kandace Leigh-Ann Kirby and Brian Kress Duggan Snowshoe, 9.28.14 Kandace and Brian Duggan have one of those stories that isn’t all that remarkable—until you hear them tell it. They met through mutual […] Read more…

So Us

Photographed by Photography By Soozie A sentimental backyard barbecue was just the thing for one Elkins native and her Pennsylvania beau. Written by Mikenna Pierotti Maryn Elizabeth Shreve and Tyler James Graves Morgantown, 9.1.13 Romance was the last thing on Maryn Shreve’s mind when Tyler Graves fell into her life. It was December 2008 and […] Read more…

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