Natalie, of Bridgeport, and Brendan, of Overland Park, Kansas, met at a mutual friend’s beach house in May 2012 and got engaged in February 2016.
Photographed by The Oberports
Brendan planned a weekend trip to one of their favorite escapes, Seaside, Florida. While walking along the beach, they stopped at a gazebo to watch the sunset and Brendan asked Natalie to be his wife.
The ceremony and reception were held at Swift Level Farm in Lewisburg. The bride wore a simple lace gown with a chapel-length veil, and the bridesmaids wore black lace dresses. The groom sported a classic black suit with a black vest.
The bride was escorted by her father and walked down the aisle to “Simple Gifts” played by her childhood friend. The couple exchanged traditional vows and exchanged wedding rings that were family heirlooms.
When the couple arrived at the reception site, they were surprised by the bride’s late grandfather’s voice playing as they walked in. Natalie’s grandfather was a PA announcer for WVU Athletics and the WVU Marching band for 44 years before he passed away. The DJ surprised her with one of his famous intros from the WVU football games.
The couple performed their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli. Guests enjoyed a buffet of vegetables, fruits, chicken, potatoes, and salad. After dinner, dancing continued into the night and guests later went home with wedding-themed sports cups. The couple honeymooned at Playa Mujeres in Mexico.
Laura & Bill Aliff
Susan & Robert Foley
Vocelles The Bridal Shoppe, Tallahassee, FL
Hair & Makeup
Toni Exquisite Hair, Morgantown
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire
JoS. A. Bank, Tallahassee, FL
Dr. Ken Ramsey, Bridgeport
Rece Nestor, Lewisburg
Greg Harrison Band, Bridgeport
West Farms, Lewisburg
Hash Browns & New Grounds, Bridgeport
Amy’s Cakes & Cones, Lewisburg
Santa Cruz Band, Charleston
Ed Morrison, Bridgeport
Gillespie’s Flowers and Production,
White Sulphur Springs
Swift Level Farm, Lewisburg