WV Weddings Spring Summer 2020



an open seat at a west virginia university fraternity super bowl party in 2010 turned into a love connection for Tori, originally of Ripley, and Morgantown native Kaleb. After graduation, the pair moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where Kaleb dreamed up a romantic proposal in 2018 that included candles, books and a poem, a ring, and a bottle of champagne waiting in the refrigerator. Tori said yes, of course, and the pair started planning their nuptials. They chose Snowshoe Mountain Resort as the setting for their big day and exchanged original vows during the ceremony. The bride wore a lace ballgown for the affair and carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas and baby’s breath mixed with lavender-colored roses and greenery. She was escorted by her father and made her way to the altar to “Best Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes, the groom’s favorite song. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails and dinner before thunderstorms rolled over the mountains and forced guests into the ballroom for the remainder of the reception that included a lemon wedding cake with blueberry filling and a vanilla buttercream frosting and a unique guest book, an antique John Denver record. They framed the record after the wedding and hung it on the wall in their Wilmington, North Carolina, home. They concluded the evening with a customary rendition of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Following the wedding and a honeymoon to France, Greece, and Italy, the couple returned home, where Tori is completing her masters of fine arts in poetry and Kaleb works in demand generation for a Silicon Valley–based startup.


BRIDE’S PARENTS Kim & James Dobbs GROOM’S PARENTS Patricia & Leonard Hill

PHOTOGRAPHED BY Taylor Haff Photography Debra Nicole Photography

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