High Country Wedding Guide 2023 Launching January 16!

June 2017

 Image by  Kevyn Dixon Photography

Image by Kevyn Dixon Photography

When you get wind that a couple has known each other their whole lives, you know their engagement photos are going to be pure magic, and then some. As with the case of lovebirds, Anna and Ezekiel, whose chance-meeting happened when they were mere youngsters in the second grade. Although their actual courtship didn’t start until high-school when Ezekiel invited Anna to be his date to the Tanglewood Festival of Lights, it’s pretty easy to notice from this collection of images by Kevyn Dixon Photography that this pair was always meant to be. Sighhhh…. Moses Cone Estate, Beacon Heights Trail, and a glorious glowing sun played part in making this e-session complete with lots and lots of frameworthy moments. Enjoy!

 Image by  Common Dove Photography  

Image by Common Dove Photography  

Happiness doesn’t even began to describe the emotions we get when scrolling through Georgia + Ryan’s Real Life Wedding album from our 2017 High Country Wedding Guide issue. I mean, this sweet and simple elopement atop Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge has all the feels plus more. Let’s start with the most perfect setting we’ve ever laid eyes on, complete with a hazy mist and Ryan’s childhood home just barely visible through the valley. Jess, shutterbug behind Common Dove Photography, captured the scene so beautifully we feel like we were one of the many honored guests sitting aisle-side. And I think it’s safe to say, that Irlo and Bruce, the couple’s two pooches, stole the show with their puppy poses and puppy paws. If those puppy eyes didn’t do it for you, then how about those pastel blooms courtesy of floral aficionado, Shady Grove Gardens. The peach, periwinkle, and vibrant greens make a lovely contrast against the grey stone of the venue and make us ga-ga for spring weddings all over again. Cheers to this charming couple!  

Venue: Grandfather Mountain

Photographer: Common Dove Photography

Florals: Shady Grove Gardens

 Image by  Ben Roberts Photo

Image by Ben Roberts Photo


It’s no secret that we’ve probably watched the movie, Pride & Prejudice, well over twenty times. That misty opening scene, the hauntingly beautiful music, and the way a series of serendipitous events turns Elizabeth Bennet’s steely heart from loathing into loving handsome Mr. Darcy. Sighhh. It’s the stuff dreams are made of! So when the talented Ben Roberts Photo shared with us this collection of bridal portraits at Foxberry Farm giving off all those Jane Austen classic vibes, we knew we couldn’t keep them all to ourselves. Take a look at this bevy of beauties and we think you will agree. . . all that’s missing is our beloved Mr. Darcy. Enjoy!

Images by Ben Roberts Photo