White Oak, WV  PH: 304.923.4339

Mia Bella Originals was founded by Gail Ray and is located in Daniels WV.  We are a full service event planning and interior decorating company. 

“Mia Bella Originals” translates to “My Beautiful Originals”.  God has blessed me with the ability to “see” potential in everything and my ultimate objective on every job is to make the client happy.  I thrive on producing unique, unusual and one-of-a-kind things and often draw from nature for inspiration.

I have a broad set of skills including carpentry, floristry, sewing, and painting, along with the ability to organize and multi-task.  We custom build many of the pieces used in our decorating projects.  Often we re-purpose items the client already has to keep down cost and still provide a new space.   

I have over 15 years of experience decorating for others and planning events and I focus on what each individual client wants and strive to make it happen, keeping comfort, style and budget in balance.

The Wedding Planner Magazine is THRILLED to introduce Gail Ray as the newest addition to our Creative Team. Gail will be our Style Editor for The Southern West Virginia issue and we are so excited at the value she will add to our team.

Gail was born and raised in Southern West Virginia and is the owner of Mia Bella Originals Interior Decorating and Event Planning. She knew from a young age that she loved design and had an innate talent for creating something from nothing. Planning and organizing is instinctive to Gail and complements her creative skills for event planning.

Gail has a degree in Business Management, has worked in the Interior Design field for over fifteen years and has been planning events since her early twenties. She is a skilled carpenter, floral designer, seamstress and painter and uses these talents to tailor every project to her client’s needs.

Whether it is interior decorating or event planning, Gail attributes the success of her business to God and her ability to “see” something in everything, focus on her client’s vision and deliver positive results while keeping comfort, style and budget in balance.

~Who we are

Mia Bella Originals provides full event, day-of coordinating and a-la-carte packages for events including options for vintage cars, fireworks, butterfly releases and décor design. Be it a corporate or private event; linens, one-of-a-kind backdrops, furniture and accessories are all at your fingertips when choosing Gail Ray of Mia Bella Originals. Check out the magazine!


~Mia Bella Grand~

Event Venue with an Old Soul!

Mia Bella Grand is a private residence consisting of 90 beautifully preserved acres, 1/2 mile long tree-lined driveway, 6,000 square foot main house, 3 room pool house, 2 bedroom caretaker’s house, 3200 square foot barn, large pond and a sanctuary for many woodland animals. It is secretly tucked away behind an iron-gated entrance just minutes from Interstates 77 and 64, in White Oak WV.  Gail Ray began property renovation in 2017; watch for grand opening in the Fall of 2018. 

The venue will offer several packages and include overnight accommodations, full-event planning, event coordination, fishing, hiking, horse-boarding, spa services and more.  Weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties and more will surely
be remembered once held at Mia Bella Grand with its classic and elegant home and peaceful and serene surroundings.

Let us share this wonderful place with you!




The Ankrum/Antolini wedding was featured in The Wedding Planner of Southern WV and the Great Gatsby wedding was featured in WV South.

Gail Ray, Owner

I like the quote by J.W.V. Goethe, “Great results can only be obtained through great passion!” 

I am a motivated, loyal and creative person.  You get a new friend, a wedding partner and a true professional when you work with me.

~ Coming Soon