Creekside Resort Real Weddings 2009: Liz & Trent McClellan
Trent and Elizabeth enjoy being outdoors and knew that they wanted an outdoor country wedding in West Virginia, their home state. They picked Creekside Resort in Greenville for their small destination wedding of eighty because it offered the combination of relaxed charm and elegance that they were seeking. It also offered a place where their closest family and friends could stay for the weekend and enjoy being together for more than just the ceremony and reception.
Their wedding weekend event started on Friday evening with their rehearsal on the wedding island, after which the wedding party walked to dinner at the Farmhouse overlooking Indian Creek. After dinner the party enjoyed a bonfire by the creek, toasting marshmallows and sharing stories under a beautiful starry sky.
On Saturday everyone enjoyed breakfast at the Farmhouse and spent the hours before the wedding visiting, hiking or gathering by the pool. Guests began coming to the island for the wedding ceremony at 4:00 and were seated under the trees to the strains of traditional melodies on the violin by WV musician, and Vandalia champion fiddler, Chance McCoy. The bride and bride’s maids got ready at Creekhouse cottage, located right by the island. At the appropriate time they processed over the walk bridge for the ceremony. The ceremony took place under a cherry arch decorated with simple sprays of wisteria and the soft music of Indian Creek in the background.
After the ceremony, guests proceeded to the Creekside Mountain Lodge for the reception. Drinks and appetizers were served on the decks, before everyone was seated in the Sky Room for dinner. Local delicacies like smoked trout and goat cheese crostini were a big hit and guests relaxed and enjoyed the sunset from the decks overlooking the valley. Twinkle lights, candles and outdoor torches were lit as the evening progressed.
On Sunday morning everyone was able to meet again for breakfast at the Farmhouse and to say their goodbyes. The bride and groom were thrilled that this weekend gave them time to enjoy being with their family and closest friends. People from the two families who had not even met before came away good friends.