The history and charm of old courthouses across the state serve as a backdrop for these one-of-a-kind wedding day looks.

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The Courthouses

Barbour County Courthouse: Built at the start of the 20th century, this Richardsonian Romanesque courthouse in Philippi is a romantic backdrop. The current structure replaced the original courthouse, which was used to house Union troops during the Civil War.

Keri is vibrant in this long-sleeve lace dress ($598) with square earrings ($20), cheerful peeptoe heels ($92), and birdcage veil ($80), all from House of Fashions, with a classic bouquet from Blooms Florist. Photographed by Rebecca Devono Photography.

Keri is vibrant in this long-sleeve lace dress ($598) with square earrings ($20), cheerful peeptoe heels ($92), and birdcage veil ($80), all from House of Fashions, with a classic bouquet from Blooms Florist. Photographed by Rebecca Devono Photography.

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Keri Hays of House of Fashions in Bridgeport models some of her boutique’s most standout dresses. Necklace ($84), hairpin ($20), and scarf ($30) come from The Finery in Morgantown. Photographed by Rebecca Devono Photography.

Love is in Session: In court, the verdict is beautiful as Keri dazzles in an ivory Sherri Hill cocktail dress ($360, below), nude shoes ($140), and earrings ($40) from House of Fashions. Photographed by Rebecca Devono Photography.

Love is in Session: In court, the verdict is beautiful as Keri dazzles in an ivory Sherri Hill cocktail dress ($360, below), nude shoes ($140), and earrings ($40) from House of Fashions. Photographed by Rebecca Devono Photography.

Boone County Courthouse: This Neoclassical Revival courthouse in Madison was completed in 1921 and got an extra touch of glamour when its dome was gold-leafed in 1977.

Real-life newlyweds Jacob Miller and Whitney Home get sweet in the stairwell as Whitney models a short and sassy gown from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Photographed by Leah Vance Photography.

Real-life newlyweds Jacob Miller and Whitney Home get sweet in the stairwell as Whitney models a short and sassy gown from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Photographed by Leah Vance Photography.

Whitney Home turns heads in Logan in this Pronovias Lagatte dress ($890), Alisha Hill Audrey shoes ($169), and birdcage veil with jewel clip ($225), all from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Photographed by Leah Vance Photography.

Whitney Home turns heads in Logan in this Pronovias Lagatte dress ($890), Alisha Hill Audrey shoes ($169), and birdcage veil with jewel clip ($225), all from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Photographed by Leah Vance Photography.

Tucker County Courthouse: Built in 1898, this combination Flemish Renaissance and Romanesque Revival-style structure is a modern-vintage girl’s dream with peeling green walls, soaring ceilings, and romantic hideaways.

Hayley stops traffic in a Dessy dress ($252), Jim Ball earrings ($90), and Benjamin Adams heels ($240) from Oliverio’s Bridal and Prom Boutique in Clarksburg. Photographed by Photography by Amanda.

Hayley stops traffic in a Dessy dress ($252), Jim Ball earrings ($90), and Benjamin Adams heels ($240) from Oliverio’s Bridal and Prom Boutique in Clarksburg. Photographed by Photography by Amanda.

Hayley Carlin waits in the stairwell at the courthouse in Parsons. She’s ready to make her move in this Jasmine dress with keyhole back ($150), En Vogue earrings, Benjamin Adams peeptoe heels with brooch ($240), and bridal hair ribbon ($143), all from Oliverio’s Bridal and Prom Boutique in Clarksburg. Hair by Andrea Lugo and Angie Barnhart of Toni Exquisite Hair. Makeup by Joy Lager of Beauty by Joy. Photographed by Photography by Amanda.

Hayley Carlin waits in the stairwell at the courthouse in Parsons. She’s ready to make her move in this Jasmine dress with keyhole back ($150), En Vogue earrings, Benjamin Adams peeptoe heels with brooch ($240), and bridal hair ribbon ($143), all from Oliverio’s Bridal and Prom Boutique in Clarksburg. Hair by Andrea Lugo and Angie Barnhart of Toni Exquisite Hair. Makeup by Joy Lager of Beauty by Joy. Photographed by Photography by Amanda.

Study this stellar look. Hayley pairs a simple Alfred Angelo tea-length gown ($299) with a Moonlight bridal belt ($150), short veil by Mariell ($50.95), Swarovski Jim Ball teardrop earrings ($54), and bracelet by Carole Fay ($50) from Oliverio’s Bridal and Prom Boutique in Clarksburg. Photographed by Photography by Amanda.

Study this stellar look. Hayley pairs a simple Alfred Angelo tea-length gown ($299) with a Moonlight bridal belt ($150), short veil by Mariell ($50.95), Swarovski Jim Ball teardrop earrings ($54), and bracelet by Carole Fay ($50) from Oliverio’s Bridal and Prom Boutique in Clarksburg. Photographed by Photography by Amanda.

Tyler County Courthouse: This eerily elegant Classical Revival-style courthouse in Middlebourne in Tyler County dates back to 1854.

Laura is late for a very important date in this Jasmine dress with its skirt removed ($1,070), birdcage veil with jeweled clip ($225), and Alisha Hill shoes ($135), all from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Flowers provided by Toni Wierzbicki of Bellisima, near Wheeling. Hair and makeup by Laurie Carr. Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia.

Laura is late for a very important date in this Jasmine dress with its skirt removed ($1,070), birdcage veil with jeweled clip ($225), and Alisha Hill shoes ($135), all from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Flowers provided by Toni Wierzbicki of Bellisima, near Wheeling. Hair and makeup by Laurie Carr. Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia.

Crystal Kleeh has important business in the courthouse in this Janine of London gown ($398) and feather Headdress NY headband ($115) from Coni & Franc. Hair and makeup by Laurie Carr. Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia.

Crystal Kleeh has important business in the courthouse in this Janine of London gown ($398) and feather Headdress NY headband ($115) from Coni & Franc. Hair and makeup by Laurie Carr. Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia.

Quiet in the courtroom! Laura Fox will hush any room in this stunning Jasmine dress with removable skirt ($1,070) and birdcage veil with jeweled clip ($225), both from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Flowers provided by Toni Wierzbicki of Bellisima, near Wheeling. Hair and makeup by Laurie Carr. Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia.

Quiet in the courtroom! Laura Fox will hush any room in this stunning Jasmine dress with removable skirt ($1,070) and birdcage veil with jeweled clip ($225), both from Coni & Franc in Morgantown. Flowers provided by Toni Wierzbicki of Bellisima, near Wheeling. Hair and makeup by Laurie Carr. Photographed by Rebecca Kiger Fotografia.

 

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