Destination Wedding in West Virginia | Kaitlyn & Scott's Historical Church Wedding


“From start to finish our experience was excellent. With so many details that need working out for a wedding it was refreshing to work with a photographer with a wealth of professional knowledge and every conversation before the wedding worked to put us at ease. By the time the wedding arrived the photography was one detail that we were confident was in good hands so we could focus on everything else.

On the day of the wedding Nikki and her second shooter showed us their worth once again, giving us a perfect balance of spontaneity and direction in order to maximize the quality of photos and the experience without interrupting the flow of the day.

After the wedding we received highlights the next day, allowing us to get some great photos out immediately to our guest and family, and the rest of the photos were ready for download within a few weeks.

We definitely recommend using Fancy This Photography.” —
Scott, the Groom

Kaitlyn and Scott married in the quaint town of Princeton, West Virginia. Kaitlyn's side of the family grew up in West Virginia, but had actually lived in North Carolina since she was a child. Guests from all over the country traveled to see this sweet couple tie the knot, and it was nothing short of amazing.

When I say this was a destination wedding, I mean that in the grandest of sense. For starters, their wedding was in West Virginia. Secondly, their wedding ceremony and reception took place at a church nestled down in the valley of a mountain--and the only way to get there was via a pin drop. The church was built in the 1800's, and did not have an actual address. This church had no name, but held so many memories for Kaitlyn and her family. Her father attended this church when he was a young boy.

The church itself was as tiny as they come; right after Kaitlyn and Scott were pronounced husband and wife, Scott actually had to walk ahead of her through the aisle as two people could not fit entirely side by side. This, to me, is what made the ceremony extra special. There was so much character in this little church, but the love that Kaitlyn and Scott had for one another was definitely the main detail.

The reception took place out back of the church and Kaitlyn and Scott brought their favorite games for their guests to indulge. They even played the infamous shoe game, which this for me was a first time to see up and close, which made for a ton of laughs with the crowd. They had a sweet little cake, adorned with cupcakes for all of their guests, and the best food imaginable (southern food). And the best part? They did a bubble release as their exit--right before the rain came.

It was beautiful to be a part of this, and am so thankful to document it.

Special thanks to all of the vendors!

Florals // Tammy Koenig's Wedding Design
Hair // Catie with Elite Hair Design
Catering // Hometown Restaurant
Gown // The Magnolia Bride
Makeup // Tylinn Crawford
Desserts // Cake and All Things Yummy
Photography // Fancy This Photography

Nikki Whitt