“I will dream with you, celebrate with you, and always stand by your side.”
Oglebay Resort Wedding Video
Levi went to college at Wheeling University, so when it came time to find a venue that could easily handle their large guest list, Oglebay Resort was the perfect fit. The resort provides endless beautiful spaces for photos and activities for everyone attending. The location also allowed Levi to meet up with some of his old college buddies and enjoy a familiar run before starting wedding day preparations.
An Emotional First Look
I can be a bit of a skeptic for scheduled first looks, but Erin and Levi made me a believer. These two had a first look like they had spent all of quarantine practicing for it. They were able to put aside all of the concerns for the day, the presence of a photo and video team, and a couple of elderly onlookers who were touring the gardens but stayed to watch a beautiful moment (lol) and just enjoy each other’s presence for a few moments. Some couples worry that if they do a first look on their wedding day, they may not feel anything special at their ceremony, and this is definitely not the case!
Both Erin and Levi are very close with their families, and took care to include them throughout the day. Erin planned a first look with her father, and made sure Levi’s mom was present (along with her bridesmaids) for a dress reveal. Levi was very close with his grandfather, and Erin added a photo of him to Levi’s corsage as a surprise. They had a memory table at their reception with photos of their grandparents, and Erin’s dad gave them a heartfelt mention in his welcome toast. Even the cookie table, while heavily adorned with fabulous cookies, included a short explanation of why cookie tables are a big deal around here for those not familiar with the tradition.
A Packed Dance Floor and Country Roads Sendoff
Erin and Levi ended the night celebrating on the dance floor with friends and family. Levi entertained everyone with his Backstreet style moves, and the evening ended with the WV Tradition: A Country Roads send off!
Video: MotionWorks Wedding Films
Photo: Hannah Hicks Photography
Venue: Oglebay Resort
Planner: Brittany Anne’s Events
Florals: Rooted By Design
Dresses: The Vow
Makeup: Makeup by Emily
Entertainment: TK the DJ