“Gail is the greatest!! She always has a wedding plan and everything is so easy. Nothing is left to chance. If you have her as a wedding planner your day will be so wonderful!!!  All of her rentals are so different. The vignettes she creates are absolutely photo perfect!!  Gail has done it again!! Beautiful. It is always about the needs of the bride and she does a great job!!!”

Barb Halstenberg, owner of Bessie's Floral of Oakhill, 2018

As a vendor, one can always worry about who they’re working with to make the perfect day for a bride and groom and their families. With Gail, this event went as smooth as silk, allowing the vendors to seamlessly interact with her, provide the services we were asked to provide and had fun doing it. As a DJ, timing and events within the ceremony and reception are crucial to keep everyone happy, having fun, and having a good time. Gail was easy to communicate with during the event and the wedding went off without a hitch. I look forward to doing it again soon! A wedding or event that I can work with Gail, I know the bases will be covered!”

LT Schoonover, (DJ) 2017

“It was fabulous to work with Gail at Glade Springs Resort a few weeks back. As a photographer it is so imperative that a planner runs things smoothly and has everything setup and ready to be photographed when we arrive and she did a fabulous job making sure we had everything we needed to take amazing photos for our bride. Her decorating is also super impressive. Definitely would recommend.”

Jasmine White Photography (Photographer) 2017

“Loved taking pictures at the new Mia Bella Grand today. Beautiful venue. Brides will love it. Gail is great to work with and does absolutely stunning work.”

Karen Covington Akers (Akers Photography) 2017

“Gail was amazing to work with and very accommodating which was great since I was coming from out of town to photograph a wedding! Amazing staff she has working with her!! The venue was amazing and perfect for the wedding vision!”

Stacy Briggs Cusack, photographer, Illinois 2016

"BRAVO~Live DJ absolutely LOVES working with Mia Bella Originals! Gail is the best...hands down! The whole team at Mia Bella works so hard to make sure everything is 100% perfect for their clients. And Gail has of the most precise "eye for design" I've ever seen. Not only can you rest assured that Mia Bella will do everything they say they will...but I contend they will go above and beyond!!! And the best part is, the whole staff is so fun, friendly, and easy work with - that you'll forget all your worries, and just able to relax knowing that Mia Bella Originals has "got this."

Joshua Ruby 3041-421-6916 / jruby@bravolivedj.com 2015-present

"Gail Ray is a top-notch wedding planner with creative ideas and designs. She can take your wedding from vision to reality."

Rob Atha, Elevated Media, Fayetteville, WV (Owner) 2016-present

"Super friendly lady to work with!  Beautiful designs!  Definitely has an eye for creative and unique designs to make your wedding/event stand out!!!  I would suggest her in a heartbeat to any of my clients!

Brittany Bailey, Beckley, WV (Photographer---Brittany Bailey Photography) 2016-present

“I have had the honor to work beside Gail and her team at multiple weddings. It was incredible to see how hard working and organized they are!! Every detail was perfect to what each bride wanted! They are fun, out-going, and have what it takes to make every event absolutely perfect!!!”

Josh Baker, Sugar Tree Photography, 2016-present

he is amazing!!! Blessed to know her!

Renee Harman McMillion, baker, Renee’s Cakes

Amber Cogar: 2018

“Mia Bella Originals planned my entire wedding with little help on my end. I have a hectic schedule with 12 hour shifts, and my husband-to-be often worked on my days off. My mom and nearest best friend lives 3 hours away and I needed help! I gave a general idea of what I liked and provided pictures, and Gail ran with it.

I didn't know many vendors and it is hard to find them in WV except by word of mouth. I still felt like it was my own wedding because she gives you choices i...n your budget and you can research them and tell her what you want. The vendors she provided were phenomenal too! She did things in a few months what I had struggled to come up with in over a year.

She is extremely responsive and thinks of every detail. Her team is very professional and she and Lisa are such sweethearts! Gail felt like the stand-in-mom/friend that I needed to be there to help make choices. My wedding would not have turned out as beautiful as it did without her team. Gail is a true advocate to plan what YOU want to see happen.

The day of my wedding, I literally had to worry about nothing except to show up and bring my dress. Everything went off without a hitch (and if anything went wrong, I didn't know about it). It was everything I ever dreamed and so beautiful! I can't thank her team enough.

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 Chelsea Whitten Garris: 2018
“Gail was with us every step of the way! I couldn't imagine planning the wedding without Gail. She's the sweetest person and will make all your wedding visions possible! I can't thank Gail and MBO enough for everything!”

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Gilyard: July 2017
“We can’t thank you enough for all help you gave us planning and making our fairytale dream wedding a reality.  There were times I didn’t know what I was going to do…and then there were you!  So much thanks.
 North Carolina - Bride
Shannon Johns Powe: 2017
“I would recommend her! She did an amazing job helping me plan my wedding with no worries and stress free. she listened to what my inspirations were and turned it into a magical wedding that I always dreamed about!”


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On a side note, please consider looking at her place before you book your wedding site --it is to die for. Also I can't post pictures of my wedding due to my photographer's copyright contract but anyone can private message me and I will be happy to show you a few!”

Princeton, WV - Bride

White Oak, WV