San Francisco based Claire and James’ modern ceremony took place in a field adjoining Valley View Farm’s main event area. Under an arch adorned with white hydrangeas and greenery from the farm, they exchanged vows surrounded by 210 family members and friends. About half of the guests were seated and half stood during in the twenty-minute ceremony officiated by Reverend Michael Crowley of New York City.
Guests arrived about thirty minutes before the ceremony and took in the stunning setting while enjoying bottled water and an opportunity to take pictures. And take pictures they did! Out-of-town guests hailed from far-flung spots like Europe, India, New York and California, and included over 100 people who had never visited West Virginia before. If the number of scenic photos taken before, during, and after the ceremony was any indication, they were stunned and delighted by beautiful landscapes of West Virginia and the charm of Valley View. This is the ultimate destination wedding location!
After the ceremony, the guests followed the bride and groom down to the Barn for a reception full of local flavors.