West Virginia Wedding and Elopement Style
If you are looking for a beautiful, unexpected place for your winter wedding or elopement in West Virginia check out Yoga Power at the Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The studio is built inside of an old warehouse and features huge windows, stunning exposed brick, wood-like flooring and lots of space and natural light. In addition to having yoga classes there (obviously) you can rent out the rooms for a pretty darn affordable fee and have a stunning urban-chic event!
Most of the shoots I do are outdoor adventure, backyard weddings and elegant, but low-key shindigs, but I actually love warehouse weddings too. Warehouses have an amazing amount of character and opportunity for creative decorating, but are also great for the minimalist at heart. Brick has so much texture that a few simple florals (like you'll see from Sparrow's Flowers) make the space look amazing. They are a great choice for winter weddings in particular, but can also be awesome for the summer if you want a unique vibe, but don't want to sweat!
If you want the best of both worlds, consider a winter elopement indoors and then a low-key backyard reception when the weather gets warmer. Don't worry - I'll be more than willing to photograph both for you ;).
In this shoot, Vintage + Moss and I focused a lot of light. They have several amazing chandeliers, as well as these beautiful bistro lights that were strung behind the table. The table itself is from the 1800s and has all of the character you would want to match the warehouse's vibe. The place settings were designed to give a vintage, elegant vibe and are also available at Vintage + Moss.
Belle from the Boutique by B. Belle Events made this amazing floral piece you see in the first picture as well as the bouquet. The dresses Melia is wearing are also from the Boutique. Julian dressed himself. He's just that fashionable.
Sparrow's Flowers - a floral shop based in Harrisonburg for you Shenandoah Valley brides - made the amazing eucalyptus floral hoops seen during the ceremony. She also made the flower crown and bouquet for our sunrise elopement shoot in Shenandoah National Park last year that is one of my favorite sessions to date. The earrings are from Ooh La Lucy.