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Our long-term is doing his internship at a local TV station. My PR guy sent out a press release about the Elopement Package so the station assigned the kid, since he is living here, to do the story.

We filmed it in the yard where the weddings will take place. He asked how I got the inspiration to do this and I told him about my brother last year and also that when we were gettng married DH refused to be married in a church and i refused to be married by a judge so we compromised. The minister came to the house. I also stressed we do not have facilities for a big wedding but can give a memorable wedding without it costing thousands of dollars. Here is hoping it works.

Adding the link. My guest came home and e-mailed it to me.  http://www.wboy.com/story/22461072/shinnston-bed-and-breakfast-now-offers-elopement-package

 

WOOHOO: This was posted today in a paper in the Capital - the paper that is West Virginia's version of the Wall Str eet Jou rnal.

http://www.statejournal.com/story/22469641/shinnston-bb-offers-getaways-with-weddings-too

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weren't  you giving / using that catchy title? it sounded more fun than just "wedding package"

i thought that was what they would jump on. oh well

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I am using the title - they just did not "get it". You know how the Media is - they only see that which they see.

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Well done! yes

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yes

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This came up last night - late - and I missed the darn ladder. i hope people will realize I will have the sense to move the stupid ladder. Even if it IS my neighbors' ladder.

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We were on the local news a couple of weeks ago. I asked them to not film in front of the front porch which was not yet painted. 'Oh no, this will be perfect! We'll lead in with 'getting ready for the season...'. Sigh.

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They wanted me to do a short thing on TV. I said I was too busy doing work. They wanted to film me doing the work. I said "Sorry, but we want the guests to believe that everything is done magically and we don't want to ruin the magic."

All this because the government finally figured out that those people on the air website were cheating on their taxes. Yeah, when the tax cheaters get discovered, I don't want to be the magnet for their rage. People always blame others.... can't seem to figure out that they should be blaming themselves for doing things illegally.

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GREAT!  Maybe you can get a copy of the segment to use on your site. 

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That's fantastic!! yes

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And thank you for helping to give a young person his start in broadcast.  smiley

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 Awesome! yes

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Can't wait to see it.

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That's great!

They need stories, and we need publicity. A perfect marriage Eye-wink

I made reservations yesterday for a travel writer from the state dept. of parks and tourism, and her photographer, to spend a night at my place (separate rooms) and do a story on my new guesthouse. I suspect the story will just end up on a travel blog rather than in print publication, but I think that blog is followed by thousands, so maybe some will like reading about the place.

My PR guy sent out a press release about the Elopement Package...

You have a PR guy?

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The man I consider the premier PR guy in West Virginia is the person who made the intro (and pitch) that got B & Bs For Vets viral. For some unknown reason, he likes me and calls every now and again to see what is happening and if there is something he can do to help me. told him on his last call about the Elopement and he wrote the release. He is respected here. IF you see anything on the news channels LIVE from WV, you can be certain they are using HIS truck to broadcast.

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http://www.wboy.com/story/22461072/shinnston-bed-and-breakfast-now-offer...

 

you are on tv!!!!! ive tweeted and facebooked it for you!

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Thank you I missed Christian this morning to ask if I could do that. Cool. I very much appreciate.

 

Update: Talked to my PR guy this morning. He told me it has been (the release) on the web site of the Huntington paper this week and the Charleston papers are doing articles with it. Those are the two largest cities in the State.

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When the blog post comes out, include a link on your own fa cebo ok page and/or website.

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Skamokawa wrote:

When the blog post comes out, include a link on your own fa cebo ok page and/or website.

Absolutely, IF it says nice things Eye-wink

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sweet!

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Oh that is fantastic! Let us know if we can view it online. I would love to see it.
Great Job!

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