Photographed by Jenny Reese Photography

Courtney Lusk and William Cook met in 2011 through mutual friends at West Virginia University.

Nearly five years later, Wil planned a unique proposal—although it didn’t go as planned. They were going out to a birthday dinner for Courtney, who is a Type 1 diabetic, and Wil had hidden the engagement ring in her test strip container. He had intended to propose during dinner, but she checked her blood sugar earlier than planned and she found the ring before they made it out of the driveway.

The couple married at the State Capitol. The bride chose a strapless, form-fitting lace gown with a beaded sash and fingertip-length veil, and the bridesmaids wore different styles of blush floor-length gowns with gold shoes.  The groom and groomsmen donned gray suits with blush paisley ties. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father to The Piano Guys’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love.”


The couple exchanged traditional vows, but also answered questions like “Why did they love each other?” and “What was their favorite memory?”

The reception was held at the University of Charleston, where the bride and groom danced their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. Guests enjoyed a lovely dinner followed by Spring Hill Bakery’s hot dog donuts for dessert before dancing the night away.

The couple exited under a canopy of sparklers, and a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was given in lieu of favors. The couple reside in Morgantown, where Wil is a CPA and Courtney is a pre-K special needs teacher.

Bride’s Parents
Lisa & Danny Lusk
Groom’s Parents
Cathy & Gordon Cook
photographed by
Jenny Reese Photography

The Boutique by B.Belle Events, Charleston
Bridesmaids’ Dresses
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s attire
Men’s Warehouse, Charleston
Wedding Planner
Simply Gorgeous Events by Lara-Jill
Simply Gorgeous Events by Lara-Jill
University of Charleston, Charleston
Spring Hill Bakery, South Charleston
BRAVO-Live DJ and Lighting Extravaganza, Hurricane
MESH Design and Development
West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston
University of Charleston, Charleston