Rose Quartz and Serenity

The 2016 Pantone colors of the year create a perfect, new color scheme for spring brides. Written by Alex Casola Choosing the color scheme of your wedding is as important as any other detail for your big day. The colors set the theme and overall ambiance of the wedding, which leaves a lot of brides […] 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…

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…

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…

Locked in Love

Photographed by NOW Productions One couple’s courtship culminates with a romantic, casual gathering of family and friends. Written by Shay Maunz At first glance, Brittany Holstein and Daryl Hammonds look like the prototypical couple. He’s brawny and quiet. She’s a petite, bubbly, blonde and likes to tease him about the details of their relationship—those things that […] Read more…

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…

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