Taking the Leap

Photographed by The Oberports Inspired by their passion for red, and each other, this ruby wedding is sure to warm your heart. Hurricane native Mandy and Charlestonian Todd met at the city’s ArtWalk through friends. Years of being acquaintances turned into years of dating. They spent the morning of July 4, 2015 on the porch […] Read more…

Going to the Chapel

Photography by Hopkins Studio When Jill Justice and Adam Long got engaged, it was time to build a church at The Greenbrier. The white clapboard chapel—topped by a bell tower and steeple and distinguished by columns and colorful stained glass windows—looks like it has stood on the stately grounds of The Greenbrier for ages. And […] Read more…

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…

Best of WV Weddings

We asked our readers to tell us which businesses helped make their weddings fabulous, and they told us! From photographers and venues to caterers and florists, meet the winners of 2016’s Best of WV Weddings. Congratulations to all of the winners, who will appear in a feature providing great wedding tips in the Spring/Summer 2017 […] 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…

9 Tips for Fall Weddings

Your favorite season can be on display on your special day with these nine inspirational ideas. Written by Kristen Uppercue Fall is finally here! For all of you who want a beautiful fall wedding, here are nine inspirational ideas to get you started. Hand out flannel blankets and your guests will be cheering you on as […] 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…

Almost Heaven

Highlight your love of the Mountaineers—and each other—at your wedding. Written and pinned by Kristen Uppercue The pride and genuine love associated with the state of West Virginia is contagious. Our state is full of diehard Mountaineer fans. If you and your fiancé share a passion for West Virginia University, there are plenty of ways to showcase […] Read more…

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