A Spring-Inspired, Rustic Chic Wedding at Benton Grove in Morgantown, West Virginia

Inspired by Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers,” Victoria Capozzi (23 and a pharmacist) and Jack Barker (24 and an occupational therapist) pulled off a fun, spring-inspired wedding with lots of personality. Wanting to draw on the local community as much as possible, the couple started by choosing Benton Grove as the spot to host their nuptials. The three-story “bed and banquet” offered plenty of places to hold the various wedding events, breathtaking mountain views and an intimate, homey vibe. They kicked off the day with an outdoor ceremony in the back of the house overlooking acres of lush greenery and the hills of West Virginia, followed by a reception in Benton Grove’s open-air pavilion. Tori and Jack chose a bright, cheerful color palette to highlight the mood of the occasion, as well as the spring season. Taking the rustic and wild inspiration of the wedding to heart, Blooms Florist got to work designing the perfect centerpieces for the reception — arrangements of ivory hydrangeas, garden roses, viburnum, peach and pink ranunculuses, variegated greenery, curly willow and moss-covered branches. Paired with chartreuse burlap table runners, the flowers brought the open-air pavilion to life. To give the day that extra special touch, Tori and Jack took on a number of DIY projects in the months leading up to the wedding and personalized traditional details wherever possible. Some of the standout details (of which there were many) included table numbers named after the couple’s favorite places, Jack’s best man performing all of the ceremony’s music, Tori’s hand-lettered signs, personalized vows and a globe and Polaroid guest book. Tips for the taking from Tori: “Utilize local businesses who value your personal opinion and satisfaction. Don't settle and take time for the details. DIY as much you can to save money, but realize you can't do everything and Etsy probably has it if you can't make it! Taste your food and ask your friends what they would enjoy eating and drinking to help plan your menu. A smaller bridal party means more intimate time together. If you have a friend who loves weddings, ask her to be your day of coordinator — it’s not only cheaper, but she also gets enjoyment out of helping! Do what you want — it's your day. You are becoming one and that's what matters most. And also take a piece of cake with you for a late night snack after the wedding! Trust me, you’ll be thankful you did later!”