Practical Apps

These five apps can help you manage planning your wedding.  Mint This budget-tracking app will help you set and stick to your wedding budget. Track spending, set alerts, and pay bills with this easy-to-use app. Accuweather Minutecast Are you having an outdoor wedding? Then you’ll be watching the weather very closely. With minute-by-minute forecasts, including […] Read more…

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…

Tips and Tools for Your Wedding Day

Follow these tips to ensure your big day will end up just the way you planned. Wedding planning can be an overwhelming experience. From picking the perfect gown, to avoiding easy mistakes, here are a few tips to tuck away before making your final decisions. On picking the gown… 1. Have a budget in mind. Know what […] Read more…

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…

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