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February 2018

 Image by  Michelle Lyerly Photography

Image by Michelle Lyerly Photography

There are weddings that make you smile and then there are weddings that make your jaw drop to the floor. Jenny and Lance’s Beech Mountain-set nuptials captured by marvelous mountain girl photographer Michelle Lyerly happen to be the latter. The gown, the bride’s up-do, their ceremony setup (a teepee, get out!)— all utter perfection and details of this wedding that still have us giddy to this day. And if their first encounter wasn’t precious enough (they met at summer camp in their youth) then how about the fact that their two pooches, Chi Chi and Champ, joined in during the ceremony? “I made sure to kiss Chi Chi and have Lance kiss her, too,  as we were a packaged deal,” says Jenny. Yes, hunny, yes. And to make sure guests had a great time, the couple along with Reid’s Cafe & Catering Co. treated everyone to a seven-course lavish meal that ended with some sweet sorbet. Umm, how about yum? Let’s raise our sparkling champagne glasses to these two, a host and hostess after our own heart.

Venue: Beech Mountain Club

Photographer: Michelle Lyerly Photography with Rodney Brown Photography

Planner: Embellished Events for You

Florals: Fuschia Moss Floral Design

Catering, Cake: Reid’s Cafe & Catering Co.

Rentals: Miss Match Rentals (specialty china, glassware); Chair & Equipment Rentals (tables, linens, flatware); The Star Group & Company Inc. (teepee, furniture)

Beauty: Canvas Beauty Bar

Music: Deans’ Duets (ceremony); Dillon Cable (cocktail hour); Grindstone (reception)

Videographer: Dorn-Long Films



 Image by  Wayfaring Wanderer

Image by Wayfaring Wanderer

It’s no secret over here that we are fans of the sparkle. So when Wayfaring Wanderer’s glitz & glam styled shoot popped up in our inbox one fine morning, we couldn’t contain our excitement and knew that it would delight you all as much as it delighted us (hence it’s four page feature in our current HCWG). It puts a new twist on a High Country wedding, mixing a posh location (hello, Westglow Resort & Spa) with a glittering aesthetic that reminds us of all the good parts of The Great Gatsby. Painted gold florals, a skyhigh cake whose ruffle tier looks good from every angle, and a sequined tablecloth complete this look and make it one of our favorite styled shoots from 2017. And how about those precious His & Hers chairs topped with Millefleurs floral creation? Makes us want to get married over and over again.

Venue, Beauty, Catering: Westglow Resort & Spa

Photographer: Wayfaring Wanderer

Cake: Ugga Mugga Bakery

Florals: Millefleurs

Jewelry: Village Jewelers, Ltd.

Vintage car: Air Haven Limousine

Rentals: A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals (furniture); Miss Match Rentals (tabletop)

Bride’s Attire: Did Someone Say Party?

Groom’s Attire: Bridal Traditions Wedding & Prom Attire