I ventured to a new land for to witness the nuptials of Kait and Casey Patterson – West Virginia. Casey was raised in Buckhannon, and I had the pleasure of seeing his home town and meeting his incredible family. I also got to spend the days leading up to the wedding hanging out with Kait and her family which was a joy. I met so many wonderful people and enjoyed catching up with high school friends I hadn’t seen in years. West Virginia was beautiful! Lucky for us the weather was practically perfect in every way – barely a drop of humidity, and about 75 degrees. It did rain a bit on the wedding day but that’s good luck! So alls well that ends well. Overall, amazing trip. I came home absolutely exhausted and probably could have slept 24 hours solid. So worth it.
Congratulations to the happy couple! Your love is such a witness of Christ’s love. May God bless you and guide you as you transition into your life as husband and wife. xoxo
T-minus two days
Kelly’s beautiful daughter, Lilly
Lambert’s Winery – reception ven
Dinner with some fam
West Virginia Special: Baked Steak
and Stinky Fries?
Look who I spotted on the table at Lambert’s Winery – Actress Laura Wright
Carly from #GH. Apparently her parents like West Virginia and they were possibly planning on having her parents’ anniversary party there! wild!
Saint Patrick’s Church
Rehearsal Dinner at Stonewall Resort – golf course there is designed by Arnold Palmer
Mark poppin in on our pic
Still not leaving.
Get a load of this guy!
Kait & Ashlie, smiling and not making a face. Document this.
Kait with her cousin Jamie, her husband Phillip and little baby Micah in the womb.
Party at the Patterson’s!
It was like the pre-wedding reception 🙂
With a campfire and smores
got ma hur did.
Kait tried to photobomb and then made me look like I have a mullet.
Oh! Another smiley photo. We were on a hot streak.
Molly (Casey’s mom) signing the quilt!
Jeff and Darcy!
On the porch
Tyler, Rachel (her family lives in City of the Lord in Tempe and knows the Van Brunts!!) and Stephanie 🙂
They honored our deployed loved ones – made me tear up a bit.
And they made a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project!
Ok, obvs loved this.
I got a picture with my husband!
the adorable strands of hearts Kait made
Donnie and Christina
Table 13 or…31?
The epic duo – Father Rick and Deacon Jim
After the rain subsided.
first dance – best thing
be still my heart!
ok legitimately sobbed during mother/son dance to Rascal Flatts “My Wish”
Kait with her niece
Lilly had the biggest pouty face going on at this point.
Flower toss (guys played cornhole to win Kait’s garter – cute.)
Wild and beautiful cousins from cali .
A highlight for me.
Kait and Donnie
A THIRD SMILING PHOTO. stock up on your canned goods, folks. Apocalypse. It’s happening
5 thoughts on “West Virginia is for Lovers”
I think I’ve met Rachel before! At my friend Mariel’s wedding! She looks so familiar. You look gorgeous Ashlie. Beautiful wedding!
yeah! She asked if I knew Mariel (unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of knowing Mariel!) so Rachel must be the one you’re thinking of 🙂
Love the photos! And – you were in my state 🙂 (well, it’s not exactly mine, but you know what I mean!). Yes, it is beautiful here, we call it “Almost Heaven, West Virginia” 🙂
Yes! Your state! It’s gorgeous. I had no idea what to expect, but all the rolling hills and trees made my heart swoon. Lucky lady to live in such a lovely place 🙂