From the designer shoes to the extravagant dessert bar, this Parkersburg couple threw a traditional yet stunning wedding.

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]tephen 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 proposed in the Cameo Ballroom at The Greenbrier with both of their families present. “The Greenbrier was one of the first places that we took a trip together when we started dating, so it was a very special place for me,” Sarah says.

Sarah chose a Mikaella wedding dress from Sorelle Bridal Salon in Washington, Pennsylvania, and accessorized with Badgley Mischka shoes. Her bridesmaids wore Allure dresses purchased from The Vow Boutique in Morgantown. Sarah carried a bouquet of beautiful blush and ivory garden roses, sahara roses, white freesia, dahlia, and white ranunculus tied with a fine satin ribbon and her great-grandmother’s handkerchief. The groom and groomsmen wore traditional black tuxedos from Daniel’s of Morgantown.


The ceremony took place at the beautiful First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. After the ceremony, the couple exited in a 1948 Packard sedan. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the main gallery of the Parkersburg Art Center and then went upstairs to the Grand Ballroom for a sit-down dinner with a small two-tier wedding cake and an extravagant dessert bar.

The band kept everyone on the dance floor all night by playing a mixture of musical instruments including keyboards, drums, horns, guitars, and an electric violin. After the grand affair the couple honeymooned at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui at Wailea.