High Country Wedding Guide 2023 Launching January 16!

January 2016

To celebrate this chilly three-day weekend, we’ve got a big dose of High Country beauty to share with you today. From the lens of Common Dove Photography comes this bridal inspiration shoot appropriately titled “Whimsical Woodland Bridal Session”. Jess of Common Dove took her bohemian styled bride down to a babbling mountain creek in Blowing Rock for an etherial photoshoot showcasing her delicate flower crown and dreamy Halston gown. We love how the images have a healthy balance of romance, elegance and playfulness! After all, doesn’t rock jumping in a wedding gown sound amazing? We think so! 

The HCWG blog will be featuring more beautiful shoots and weddings like this throughout the year from now on as we anticipate the next year’s wedding guide! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@hcweddingguide) to keep up with the latest posts!

Photographer: Common Dove Photography

Gown: Halston




The 2016 High Country Wedding Guide is out and about and inspiring High Country brides already! One of our favorite pieces of this guide is a story called “Capture the Beauty”. This piece is a location guide to the most beautiful and romantic spots in the region for those drop dead gorgeous engagement and wedding shots. Because, let’s be honest, if you get married in the High Country, you better have some images that show off the natural beauty of this place. 

Featured to is Rough Ridge. Located not far from Grandfather Mountain at milepost 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Rough Ridge is one of the most popular trails for visitors because it only takes a short hike (about a third of a mile from the parking lot) to experience breathtaking views. These Michelle Lyerly images are proof!

For more details on this stunner of a spot (and tips on the best and least crowded times to go) visit the digital 2016 guide here or request your free copy today!