WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOWN, A RING, FAVORS, OR FLOWERS, YOU’LL FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN DOWNTOWN MORGANTOWN.
Photographed by Carla Witt Ford
Coordinated by Nikki Bowman Mills, Connie Merandi, and Kelley Wood
Sponsored by Downtown Morgantown
We visited downtown Morgantown and discovered amazing apparel, accessories, flowers, decor, wedding gifts, and ceremony and reception destinations, proving that it is easy and fun to personalize your wedding while also supporting local businesses.
Header Image: This special 1975 Red Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale, on loan from David Remington of Hiller, Pennsylvania, is loaded with leather travel bags from Tanner’s Alley and is right at home in front of the newly renovated Hotel Morgan in Morgantown. Model Rebekah Rose is wearing a Frank Lyman jumpsuit ($315), a pearl headband ($189), and taupe, iridescent jewel platform shoes ($110)—all from Coni & Franc.
With a breathtaking 3,200-square-foot ballroom, 81 rooms, and two suites for you and your guests, plus an elegant cocktail bar and a full service banquet and catering team, Hotel Morgan offers everything you would need for your wedding and reception—including bridal showers, bachelorette/bachelor parties, rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches. Model Rebekah Rose looks stunning in an ivory beaded Calla Blanche gown ($4,035) from Coni & Franc. A Symphony Bridal halo headband ($199) from Coni & Franc and 1.12 ct tw diamond earrings in 18k white gold ($4,500) from Spencer & Kuehn complement her elegant attire.
The Cupcakerie will guide you in all your “sweet” decisions. This vanilla, two-tiered, buttercream-iced cake by The Cupcakerie is adorned with gold dragées and sprinkles for a simple yet elegant look. Handcrafted leather antique pebble brown travel bags (large $525, small $425) from Tanner’s Alley make a wonderful gift, perfect for the honeymoon getaway. Looking for a unique wedding gift? Consider a rainbow cotton throw ($34) and intricate quilling cards ($10) from River Fair Trade. Put your best foot forward with Conscious Step socks ($14.95) from River Fair Trade. Each pair supports a cause that is near and dear to your heart. Coombs Flowers designs bridal bouquets that are a perfect complement to your gown, no matter the style. This simple nosegay of roses and hydrangeas is perfect for a spring or summer wedding (as shown, $125). Pamper yourself with Michel Design Works lotion ($17) and West Virginia–made soap ($9) purchased from Old Stone House Gift Shop. Surprise your guy with a handmade leather toiletry bag ($95) from Tanner’s Alley. A soapstone eternity knot from River Fair Trade (large $28, small $15) is a constant reminder of the love you share. Celebrate your unique love with this sparkling 1.3 ct tw oval diamond ring in 18k white gold ($9,850) and sterling silver textured band ($99) from Spencer & Kuehn.
Looking for a unique venue? Morgantown Flour & Feed, located in an old warehouse in the Wharf District in Morgantown, is an atmospheric location for everything from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners to receptions. This bride is carrying a felt floral bouquet ($50) from Hoot and Howl.
Morgantown Flour & Feed is the perfect backdrop for a rustic wedding. Everything you need for a beautiful tablescape is available from local Morgantown downtown businesses. The vibrant floral centerpiece ($110) by Coombs Flowers sets the stage for a bohemian-inspired wedding reception. A salt cellar ($32) filled with J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works salt ($10) and an iconic West Virginia–made Blenko water pitcher ($52.50) from Old Stone House Gift Shop add a unique and creative touch.
Key lime is just one of the many flavors offered by The Cupcakerie. Beautiful West Virginia–made votive candle holders ($35) from Hoot and Howl provide a punch of color to the decor. River Fair Trade’s tassel bells ($4.40) make for unique napkin rings and can be rung by guests to encourage a couple’s kiss or during the couple’s departure. Colorful etched soapstone hearts ($4–$5) from River Fair Trade serve as decor and keepsake favors. Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth with a collection of large and small cupcakes in a variety of flavors from The Cupcakerie. Elevate your decor with air plants and watch rainbows dance with water prisms ($27.50–$39.50) from Hoot and Howl. Kantha dish towels ($10) in the Double Vine Breadwarmer ($28) from River Fair Trade are wonderful wedding gift ideas. Locally sourced food like honey ($7.50) and jams ($7.50) from Old Stone House Gift Shop are a delicious addition to any table.
Model Rebekah Rose stops traffic in this tulle skirt ($675) and crystal bodice ($540) by Moonlight Bridal, Symphony Bridal crown ($395) and raw edge veil with scattered rhinestones ($225), and David Tutera crystal pearl chandelier earrings ($110), all from Coni & Franc. Bridal bouquet designed by Coombs Flowers (as shown, $125).
Main Street Morgantown is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the continued revitalization of downtown Morgantown and the Historic Wharf District.
Coni & Franc
Wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride and bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, and shoes
422 High Street, Morgantown
401 High Street, Morgantown
Cupcakes and cakes
194 Willey Street, Morgantown
Hoot and Howl
Gift shop, homegoods, decor
245 Walnut Street, Morgantown
Historic hotel, event space
127 High Street, Morgantown
Morgantown Flour & Feed
Restaurant, bar, event space
156 Clay Street, Morgantown
Old Stone House Gift Shop
Gift shop, homegoods, decor
313 Chestnut Street, Morgantown
River Fair Trade
Gift shop, homegoods, decor
316 High Street, Morgantown
Spencer & Kuehn
Fine and custom jewelry
320 High Street, Morgantown
Tanner’s Alley Leather Design Studio
Handcrafted leather goods
416 High Street, Morgantown