Ben and Meghan’s Mountain Wedding in West Virginia

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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Ben and Meghan had a beautiful late summer wedding in the mountains of West Virginia. The Elk River Inn is situated in a gorgeous stretch of Appalachia: rolling hills and dense hardwood forests surrounded by ancient mountains and interspersed with small rivers and creeks flowing over exposed sandstone rock. In the shadows of Snowshoe Mountain (4,711 ft) cell phone service was non-existent – and we were all the better for it – with plenty of outdoor adventuring to be had!

At the beginning of the reception Ben, Meghan and their guests observed an Appalachian tradition known as “Bury the Bourbon”. About a month before the wedding, they buried a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon on site at the Elk River Inn. At the start of the reception, they dug up the bottle, opened it and shared the bourbon with all of their guests (see images below). Now, that’s a tradition we can get behind! Here are a selection of images from their wedding story:

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posted by Drew at 5:40 pm  

4 Comments »

  1. That Pappy van winkle 15 sure is a fine tasting bourbon. Really nice photos! Are the bride AND groom both red heads?!?! Don’t see that too often : )

    Comment by Brian d. — October 4, 2013 @ 9:05 am

  2. Wow! What wonderful photos, Drew. We feel so lucky to have had you and Kristen perfectly capture our most joyful day. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

    Comment by Ben Luckett — October 4, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

  3. Love the wedding photography! Looks like it was a fun wedding.

    Comment by Jen Sayer — October 11, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

  4. This could not possibly be more lovely in any regard – congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of love and laughter, Ben and Meghan – and fantastic job capturing the joy, both traditional and unique, His & Her Photography!

    Comment by Kathryn Kempton — November 13, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

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