Alyssa Riccardi Falbo & Michael Daniel Hill | Snowshoe | 12.29.18 | Photographed by Mark Webb Photography

Alyssa, a native of Montgomery, and Michael, originally from Belle, met when they were undergraduates at Marshall University in Huntington. It took 13 years from their first meeting for the couple to decide “more than friends” was a better fit.

They moved quickly from there, though, deciding on a trip to the Bahamas in 2018 that they wanted to be husband and wife before the year was over. When they got home, they picked a date and booked a wedding venue.

For their December wedding, the bride wore a Tierney Gown by Whispers & Echos. She accessorized her dress with estate jewelry including a diamond bracelet, drop earrings, and a pendant. Her something borrowed was a white mink coat belonging to her aunt. She carried a bouquet of ivory-colored, taupe, and blush-colored roses. The groom and his groomsmen wore fitted black tuxedos with black vests and bow ties. The bridesmaids each wore one of three styles of taupe blush-colored dresses from

Alyssa was escorted down the aisle by her father and exchanged traditional vows with her groom. The couple joined guests after the ceremony for an elegant plated dinner. One of their favorite elements of the special day was the “biscuit bar” featuring doggie treat bags for the wedding guests’ furry friends waiting at home. It was their way of honoring the memory of their own beloved canine friend, Gino, who passed away one month before the wedding.

Guests also enjoyed the couple’s special cocktail for the evening: The Unicorn, featuring vodka, soda, lime garnish, and Sugarfina gummy lips on a pearl spear, as well as a hot chocolate bar with a variety of toppings. Following the ceremony and reception at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the couple returned home to Charleston, where Alyssa works as a speech-language pathologist and Michael as a consultant and partner with Graystone Consulting.

Photographed by Mark Webb Photography

Bride’s Gown
BHLDN, Bethesda, MD

Bridesmaid’s Dresses
Asos and J. Crew

Hair and Makeup
Laura Armstrong, Charleston

Groom’s Attire
Dakham’s Tailoring, South Charleston

Groomsmen’s Attire
Dakham’s Tailoring, South Charleston

Cheryl Sullivan, Hurricane

On-Site Planner
Jaime Eilers, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshoe

Gillespie’s Flowers and Productions, White Sulphur Springs
JoJo’s Floral & Bridal, Elkins

Cake Walk by Ashley Stamper, Weston

Ceremony Music
Laura Crider, Patrick Bowen & Kristen Rhodes

DJ Nick Scott, Charleston

Dustin and Jamie Long, Kenova

St. Bernard Chapel, Snowshoe

Mountain Lodge, Snowshoe