High Country Wedding Guide 2023 Launching January 16!

January 2018

 Image by  Jordan Maunder

Image by Jordan Maunder

Holy cow. Could this wedding be any dreamier? As soon as these Jordan Maunder images popped up in our inbox we knew (and I mean instantly) that they just had to grace the pages of our newly published High Country Wedding Guide 2018 (and our blog, obvi!). So let’s meet Caroline and Dominic, the darling duo of today’s featured wedding at The Inn at Crestwood who met one balmy summer night on Lake Norman in Charlotte, North Carolina. While the couple resides in North Carolina where they spearhead their cinematography business, Arden Film Co., their hearts reside in the mountains. The bride, who knew she wanted to keep the decor as neutral and natural as the venue’s surroundings, opted for a color palette of dove grey, cream, and verdant greenery and we just simply cannot get enough. And how about that drool-worthy Ugga Mugga Bakery cake? Gimme. Keep those fingers scrollin’ for one of our favorite High Country weddings of 2017!

Venue: The Inn at Crestwood

Photographer: Jordan Maunder

Planner: Love & Honey Weddings

Catering: The Table at Crestwood

Cake: Ugga Mugga Bakery

Florals: Millefleurs

Stationery, Signage: Vicki Hanson-Burkhart, The Curated Estate

Rentals: Boone Rent-All

Beauty: Jennifer Abercrombie Beauty

Videographer: Arden Film Co.

 Image by  Common Dove Photography

Image by Common Dove Photography

As the saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait,” and for all those talented vendors involved in making this cover shoot a reality, we think they would tend to agree. After months of keeping this Common Dove Photography gallery a secret, the time has come at last to share with one and all the images and fun behind-the-scenes details from this tremendously special editorial. We all woke up very early one August morning (and by early I mean 4:30 a.m., yikes) and drove up the Blue Ridge Parkway in fog and chilly pre-dawn temperatures. We were chasing that sunrise (that oh-so beautiful mountain sunrise that takes your breath away) and I’m happy to report that we found it. HCWG is eternally grateful for all those that helped make this event so memorable! Scroll down through all of these stunning images to see who all was involved in making this day the BEST day. 


Photography: Common Dove Photography

Planner: Events by Elizabeth Ashley

Venue: Grandfather Mountain

Videographer: Matt Powell Productions

Florals: Bundles & Blooms

Cake: Christina Banner Cakes

Catering: Reid’s Cafe and Catering Co.

Bride’s Attire: Did Someone Say Party? (lace gown); BELK (two-piece gown)

Jewelry: Village Jewelers, Ltd.

Beauty: Canvas Beauty Bar

Stationery: Champagne Maker

Calligraphy: Kristen Henderson Calligraphy

Rentals: A Bushel & A Peck Vintage Rentals; Miss Match Rentals

Harp: Deans’ Duets

Model: Style Souffle


 Image by  Alayna Kaye Photography

Image by Alayna Kaye Photography

If you’re a fan of lovely lavender, blush pinks, and fresh greenery, then you’ll definitely want to save all of Laura & Aaron’s  Alayna Kaye snapped images to your secret (or not-so secret?) Pinterest board. The precious twosome met in college choir at East Tennessee State University, shared their first official date over slices of delicious Main Street Pizza Company—sounds like the perfect first date to us—and a few years later began planning their High Country nuptials at the Crossnore Presbyterian Church, an ideal meeting point for guests traveling from Tennessee (where the couple resides) and North Carolina. Laura, who describes her bridal style as “very simple,” but yet oh-so sweet, planned a ceremony that highlighted the beautiful, historic rock facade of the church and as a complement, planned a reception with a rustic mountain theme. Delicious cupcakes topped with purple icing (Laura’s fave color) and a breathtaking view of Grandfather Mountain greeted guests upon entry into the Hugh Chapman Center, setting the scene for one heck of a reception. After lots of dancing and frivolity, the newlyweds exited to a sea of sparklers and well-wishes, starting off on their journey as husband and wife. Cheers to these lovebirds on their lifetime a of happiness.

Photographer: Alayna Kaye Photography

Venue: Crossnore Presbyterian Church (ceremony); Hugh Chapman Center YMCA (reception)

Florals: Callista Designs

Catering: Pedalin’ Pig BBQ

Cake: Chance of Sprinkles Bake Shop

Rentals: Boone Rent-All

Music: Piero Bonamico (piano); James West (guitar); Showtime Productions DJ

Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal