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 issue of WV Weddings, available in late April.

 

Photography

Rebecca Devono

Veteran wedding photographer Rebecca Devono documents all the special moments of her clients’ big days—not just the ceremony and reception, but the preparation leading up to them. Her keen eye—coupled with preparation, sensitivity, and skill—results in beautiful keepsake photos that tell a story. rebeccadevono.com

 

Boudoir Photography

Jodi Hollingshead

Every body’s beautiful, and Jodi Hollingshead knows how to put a client at ease and create an image that makes a personal and intimate gift to give the person with whom you are saying, “I do.” asyouareboudoir.com

 

B&B, Inn, Country Club, or Cabin Venue

Cafe Cimino Country Inn

Nestled in the heart of West Virginia, picturesque Cafe Cimino Country Inn not only provides the perfect locale for your special ceremony, but also creates customized reception fare, from heavy hors d’oeuvres to three-course plated dinners to sumptuous buffets. A great option for your destination wedding. 616 Main Street, Sutton, 304.765.2913, cafeciminocountryinn.com

 

Home Furnishings and Décor (tie)

Chuck’s Furniture

Chuck’s has nearly half a century of experience guiding newlyweds as they pick the perfect pieces to help them join their lives together. 77 Lawless Road, Morgantown, 304.292.7621, chucksfurniture.com

Wells Furnishings

Wells has locations in both Charleston and near Morgantown that provide the opportunity for young couples to create the homes of their dreams with contemporary décor. 101 Bowers Road, Charleston, 304.343.3600; 1040 Fairmont Road, Westover, 304.322.2129; wellshome.com

 

Registries

Eggplant

It’s right there in the logo—Eggplant is anything but ordinary. The discerning bride can register for luxurious bath and body products, jewelry, accessories, custom stationery, and anything that can be monogrammed. 1011 Bridge Road, Charleston, 304.346.3525, eggplantshop.com

 

Florist

Gillespie’s Flowers and Productions

Gillespie’s is practically a one-stop shop. Not only can its experienced staff help you with any of your flower needs, but they also can provide equipment such as the most custom of tents that give the feel of an elegant ballroom or any other setting you desire for the big day. 377 Main Street West, White Sulphur Springs, 304.536.1881 or 304.536.1991, gillespiesflowers.com

 

Wedding Gowns

House of Fashions

House of Fashions can outfit the wedding party for every aspect of the event, providing eight lines of wedding gowns as well as offerings for mothers of the brides and bridesmaids. The bride also can find coordinating veils, hairpieces, and shoes, as well as party dresses for bridal showers, the rehearsal dinner, and even the reception. Tuxedo rentals also are available. 121 Daniel Drive, Bridgeport, 304.672.5490, hofwv.com

 

Jewelers

Jacqueline’s Fine Jewelry

From custom jewelry made in-store to unique lines of engagement rings, this Morgantown shop has an in-house designer who brings customers’ jewelry visions to life. 1070 Suncrest Towne Centre, 304.599.6981, jacquelinesfinejewelry.com

 

Best Outdoor Venue (tie)

Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

When it comes to wild and wonderful West Virginia, it’s easy to believe that there is no shortage of outdoor venues that offer beautiful vistas and scenic ceremony and reception sites. Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, and Oglebay each have the location to provide couples tailor-made days as well as the staff to guide them through it. 

Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Lakeview Drive, Morgantown, 304.594.1111, lakeviewresort.com

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, 10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, 877.441.4386, snowshoemtn.com 

Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, 304.241.2545, oglebay-resort.com

 

Real estate (tie)

Old Colony in Charleston

Best of Canaan

If you are searching for your perfect first home to buy together, Old Colony, led by associate broker Teri Rugeley in Charleston, will guide you through the process. And the Best of Canaan can hook you up with rentals—complete with hot tubs, fireplaces, and more—for your wedding party and even a great scenic venue where you can say your “I do’s” and dance the night away in a destination wedding. oldcolony.com, bestofcanaan.com

 

Catering

Oliverio’s Ristorante on the Wharf

Oliverio’s is known as a restaurant with great Italian food, and wedding couples who want pasta and meatballs at their reception can give them a call. But many might not realize that Oliverio’s also can provide anything from tenderloin and seafood to sushi or barbecue for a tailor-made event. The same options also are available at the Bridgeport Oliverio’s Ristorante as well as its nearby reception facility, Via Veneto. 52 Clay Street, Morgantown, 304.296.2565, oliveriosristorante.com

 

Travel

Summersville Convention & Visitors Bureau

This CVB is there to help newlyweds plan a waterside honeymoon, complete with boating, paddleboarding, and swimming, as well as finding the area’s best restaurants and attractions. 304.872.3722, summersvillecvb.com

 

Favors and Unique Gifts

Tamarack

When it’s billed as The Best of West Virginia, of course it’s going to be the perfect place to find  hand-crafted artisan crafts, either to give the couple as gifts to honor the big day or to hand out as favors at the reception. 1 Tamarack Place, Beckley, 304.256.6843, tamarackwv.com

 

Best Hotel or Conference/Convention Center Venue

The Blennerhassett Hotel

This Parkersburg jewel offers a variety of packages and a la carte menus and includes on-site wedding coordination, a complimentary tasting for four with wine, indoor and outdoor locations, and other amenities that allow couples to customize their perfect day. 320 Market Street, 304.422.3131, theblennerhassett.com

 

Cakes & Desserts

The Cupcakerie

Couples can choose among 80 or so cupcake flavors that can be presented on towers that resemble a tiered cake. The Cupcakerie also can provide small 6-, 8-, or 10-inch cakes for cutting or for small weddings. 194 Willey Street, Morgantown, 304.212.5464, thecupcakerie.com

 

Best Historic Venue | Best Resort Venue

The Greenbrier

Joseph and Rose Kennedy honeymooned at the state’s premiere resort. So did Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. And The Greenbrier has long provided several stunning and resplendent ballrooms to host the toniest of weddings and receptions. But now couples also can take advantage of the on-site white chapel with stained glass windows and wooden beams designed by Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper & Co. to say their “I do’s” before heading to the reception site. 300 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, 855.453.4858, greenbrier.com

 

Beauty & Wellness | Hair & Makeup

Tuscan Sun Spa

Tuscan Sun Spa can take care of all of your day-of wedding needs, including hair and makeup, and also is the perfect place for bridal party spa get-togethers and pre-wedding procedures. Now with three locations in North Central West Virginia. 482 Emily Drive, Clarksburg, 304.326.2204; 1013 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, 304.333.0281; 401 Boyers Avenue, Morgantown, 304.296.1325; tuscanspaandsalon.com

 

Invitations & Stationery

Yours Truly Invitations

It has been a decade since Yours Truly Invitations was launched in Parkersburg, and 10 years later, the business—which provides customization of colors and fonts at no extra charge—boasts customers all over the world as well as close to home. 304.893.3760, yours-truly-invitations.com

 

Videographer

McComas Video Productions

This Huntington husband-and-wife team captures all of the special moments of the big day in high definition and offers packages of all sizes to fit everyone’s needs. 304.654.0025, mccomasvideo.com

 

Music

Montani Music Ensemble

Montani Music Ensemble provides the sweet sound of strings to accompany a bride down the aisle for the processional as well as a pleasant backdrop for a reception. jenniferwood.net

 

Planning & Coordinator

Little Black Dress

Wedding planner Misti Sims has a knack for channeling a couple’s vision for their big day and translating it into a knockout event that perfectly reflects their personalities and makes for an original and stunning wedding and reception. littleblackdressevents.net

 

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