A Rustic Wedding at Confluence Resort in Hico, West Virginia

Megan Miles (27 and a registered nurse) and John Halstead (31 and a UPS driver) stayed true to their West Virginia roots and had a mountaintop wedding

Megan Miles (27 and a registered nurse) and John Halstead (31 and a UPS driver) stayed true to their West Virginia roots and had a mountaintop wedding on a beautiful fall day. They chose Confluence Resort in Hico, West Virginia, as their venue because of its natural beauty and how close it was to the spot where John proposed to Megan. Plus, the resort had an outdoor stone patio overlooking the nearby mountains, which is where Megan and John had their ceremony. The entryway to the woodsy reception area was marked by a rustic wooden arch for Megan's grand entrance. After a heartwarming ceremony, Megan and John invited their guests to celebrate with them at a nearby tent. As wedding favors, they gave their guests mason jars with chalkboard labels so that they could write their names on them and use them during cocktail hour! They also treated their guests to a variety of cupcakes displayed on a table with a sign that read, "And they lived happily ever after." For his wedding day, John wore a three-piece khaki suit with a coral tie and a coral rose boutonniere. The bridesmaids wore dark coral dresses in different styles. Megan wore a pretty A-line gown with lace appliques. "Growing up, I never wore white dresses because I wanted to save that for my wedding day," Megan says. It was worth the wait. Emily Ferguson Photography captured the day—see more, below.

The rustic ceremony programs were printed on kraft paper with white script for a natural look.
John wore a three-piece, khaki suit with a coral tie and a coral rose boutonniere on his wedding day.
Megan wore an A-line Sophia Tolli wedding dress with a V-neck and lace appliques.
Megan's bridesmaids wore different styles of knee-length dresses in dark coral. They styled their hair down and carried fuchsia and purple bouquets.
For the outdoor ceremony, Megan and John set up a rustic wooden frame entryway so that Megan could make a grand entrance. The arch featured a sign that read, "And He makes everything beautiful in His time."
Megan and John got married outdoors at the Confluence Resort in Hico, West Virginia. Their ceremony took place on the stone patio that overlooked the surrounding mountains.
As wedding favors, Megan and John gave their guests mason jars with chalkboard labels so that they could use them during cocktail hour.
Instead of a traditional cake, Megan and John served their guests an array of cupcakes for dessert. They also had a sweetheart cake shaped like a cupcake. The desserts were displayed on a table with a rustic sign that read "And they lived happily ever after."
Wedding Portrait in Hico, West Virginia