High Country Wedding Guide 2023 Launching January 16!

January 2017

 Image by  Amelia Fletcher Photography

Image by Amelia Fletcher Photography

Let’s take a break from all of the beauty of the new issue (I know, don’t panic, we’ll be back) and dive head first into the incredibly romantic mountain elopement by Amelia Fletcher Photography. The moment Stacy and Spencer’s special day popped into our inbox, we knew we just had to share it with all of you! On a perfect September day at Black Balsam Knob, the lovebirds tied the knot in the woods with only their officiant and photographer as witnesses and the result was nothing short of Braveheart-esque magic. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also being treated to their newlywed portrait session which took place immediately following their vows on the edge of the mountain as the sun set over the range. Absolutely gorgeous! 

Photographer: Amelia Fletcher Photography

Gown: J.Crew

Bouquet: Carolina Roses

Officiant: Travis Smith

Hair + Makeup: Amanda Scruggs of Fringe Salon + Spa

 Image by  Austen Taylor Photography

Image by Austen Taylor Photography

Baby it’s cold outside! If you’ve managed to flip the pages of this year’s High Country Wedding Guide, no doubt you were momentarily breathless when you caught glimpse of “Snow-Kissed Dreams”, a beautiful mini-feature by the talented Austen Taylor Photography. Well today we’re happy to be showing off more stunning images from this amazing styled shoot that prove that you CAN say ‘I do’ in the snow. From the bride’s vintage gown and delicate flower crown to the snow covered portraits outside Banner Elk Winery + Villa, every dreamy moment of this moody session is perfection. 

For more tips on making a Winter wedding work in the High Country, pick up a copy of the 2017 Guide (digital or print) and catch our roundup of fabulous tips and tricks to making the snow work for you… 

Photographer + Stylist + Florals: Austen Taylor Photography

Venue: Banner Elk Winery + Villa

Beauty: Canvas Beauty Bar

Bride’s Coat: Belk 



Pop that champagne! The 2017 issue of High Country Wedding Guide has hit stands and, we must say, it’s more gorgeous than ever! This year’s guide is filled to the brim with stunning real High Country weddings, a comprehensive guide to the most stunning venues in the region, and more bridal beauty than our little mountain-lovin’ hearts can handle. 

Get yourself a copy by either picking one up while you’re out and about wedding planning in the High Country or we can even mail you a complimentary copy! Want to soak up all of the beauty right away? Click here to download your own digital copy of the magazine so you can carry it with you wherever you go. 

We can’t wait to share expanded features on this special issue with you throughout the year. So much more beauty in store! Now, go get to planning that beautiful 2017 wedding!