Celebrating our Blennerhassett Brides
What do you get with a Blennerhassett Hotel wedding? You receive a wedding experience that includes full-service coordination and planning from our skilled team. We will work alongside your vendors to ensure a flawless wedding day, from the initial booking phone call to the check-out process. Our mission is to anticipate and fulfill our brides’ each wish, want and need. We are in the business of making dreams come true for each and every bride that walks through our doors.
Being a Blennerhassett Bride means you are a part of history, tradition and legacy.
Feature Blennerhassett Bride & Groom:
Kristen & Nick DeMedici
Married on 7.29.17
Meet Kristen & Nick DeMedici, married on July 29, 2017, who utilized the Blennerhassett Hotel for their ceremony and reception.
Nick and I are both from Morgantown, WV. The stars aligned one evening when a mutual friend was able to finally set us up on a group night out. We spent the whole night talking and laughing. The next day we had our very first date and have been inseparable ever since! We dated for over four years before Nick proposed in August of 2016 by surprising me while on a girls trip in New York City. (Nick was supposed to be in Morgantown working.) He showed up in the middle of Central Park where I had to do a double take because I was so shocked to see him there!
We knew we wanted to get married in the Summer of 2017, so searching venues was on the top of our list as soon as we got back from New York. We looked at venue after venue and nothing felt right. Nick suggested looking at The Blennerhassett Hotel because he had stayed there once for a work conference. Having no ties to Parkersburg, it seemed silly to get married there, but we thought “why not?” The moment we walked through the door, we were blown away by how beautiful it was and within 5 minutes of meeting the Wedding Coordinator, Emily, we knew this was where we wanted to get married. She instantly made us feel like family, and as she showed us around, we fell in love with every aspect of the venue. After our meeting, we took some time to walk around Parkersburg and got excited to show our friends and family this wonderfully charming town!
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue:
Something Old/Borrowed: My old and borrowed were the same things. I had my maternal grandmother’s wedding band and my paternal great-grandmothers wedding band both attached to my bouquet. Neither are with us any more so it was a really special way to honor the family and the love they shared.
Something New: Nick bought me my dream wedding shoes as my wedding gift, so I couldn’t think of a more perfect something new!
Something Blue: I had a ribbon wrapped around my bouquet that had my new monogram stitched in blue.
Our goal is to make each wedding as special and memorable as possible, and we are thrilled to have made this possible for Kristen & Nick. Here is their feedback:
The Blennerhassett Hotel was the best decision we made when it came to the wedding. They absolutely blew us and our guests away. I am normally a very OCD person but they made it so easy for me to be able to relax and enjoy the entire process. Emily made it almost too easy on us! We kept saying “isn’t wedding planning supposed to be stressful?” but she and the team had it all under control. The food tasting was amazing, the Executive Chef came out to greet us and discussed menu options. (Try the short ribs and thank us later….)
When it came to the actual wedding weekend, things could not have been more perfect. We invaded the hotel, (and I do mean invaded), for the entire weekend and every single member of the staff went above and beyond to make us feel so at home. We honestly have never been to a hotel more welcoming, accommodating and kind in our lives. Our guests are still raving over how wonderful the hotel was, and many are planning trips to Parkersburg just so they can stay at The Blennerhassett Hotel! I’m in the wedding industry and I have never known a wedding that hasn’t had something go wrong….until ours! It was the perfect weekend and we can’t thank everyone enough!
Advice for new brides:
Relax, remember to enjoy the entire process and take every moment in because it goes quickly. My favorite wedding quote is: “If at the end of the day, you’re married to the person you love, then everything was perfect” – and I can’t think of a truer statement.
Photos by © Amberlee Christey Photography