Finally we arrive in West Virginia for the wedding. West Virginia was every much as beautiful as both Virginia and North Carolina. Again, it was very green and lush.
West Virginia is one of two states that was formed during the American Civil War. Nevada was the other state. Before the Civil War, West Virginia was part of Virginia itself, which was one of the original 13 colonies. It separated from Virginia when the state became sharply divided over the issue of secession from the Union and became the new state of West Virginia in 1863. Believe it or not, West Virginia was originally known as the mountain state, even though we have many more states that have much bigger mountains, one such state being my own state of Colorado.
I will not show pictures of the wedding itself, since I have not yet sent them to the bride and groom, and I think they should have first viewing rights to them. However, I will send pictures of the venue. Craig and Tonya have been together for a long time, and they actually got married last year, but were not able to have their big wedding as planned due to COVID.
Craig and Tonya chose a beautiful, actual working farm for their wedding and reception, called the Misty Mountain Event Barn. It was an absolutely gorgeous venue, situated on 6,000 acres. It was literally built on love. The owner had it built after looking at venues for his own daughter to get married in, and decided after seeing so many other places, he could build a better place. And what a beautiful place he built too.
The Misty Mountain Event Barn is located at 450 Misty Mountain Road, Fisher, WV 26818. You can contact them either by phone, (304)-851-3121, or online at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
This is the “barn” area that is also used for receptions and gatherings of all kinds. It had two beautiful stone fireplaces and plenty of seating, with a gorgeous view of the property.
Regardless of what events are taking place, there are almost always a few uninvited, but very welcomed guests who show up too.
The inside of the facility was every bit as impressive as the outside. Upstairs, there is a large bride’s room and a smaller room for the groomsmen, each have their own bathrooms too.
And of course, the kitchen. You know I am always going to show you the kitchen if I can. I could easily work and play in a big kitchen like this. 🙂
I was a little too busy with the wedding stuff going on to take pictures of the food that was served at the wedding, but it was a lot more relaxed for the rehearsal dinner, so I was able to get pictures of that. The food was wholesome and delicious, yet simple Southern fare. It was catered in from a local restaurant, but I never got the name, though I asked for information a couple of times.
Individualized tomato-cucumber salads
Creamy, cheesey scalloped potatoes
Pulled pork sliders and coleslaw.
BBQed spare ribs.
And watermelon slices.
Everyone had a good time and ate a lot of good food, both at the rehearsal dinner and the wedding/reception. And we were all definitely in awe of the beautiful and gorgeous surroundings.
Larry is the youngest of 9. Here is all of Larry’s remaining siblings and their spouses, or the outlaws as we lovingly call ourselves.
The bride and groom are both big Star Wars fans, so the wedding was a Star Wars themed wedding. Ironically, and it was not planned at all, on the last day of our trip, while we were touring Fort Macon, in North Carolina, a Star Wars photo shoot was taking place, and we got a lot of fun pictures. May the 4th be with you.